International Economics and Management (BSc)

Bocconi University

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The award
BSc

How long you will study
3 years

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About International Economics and Management at Bocconi University

The Bachelor of Science in International Economics and Management focuses on enterprises and public and private institutions operating internationally in an increasingly complex world, requiring them to think and operate in world-wide terms.

You will master management tools typical of companies with a significant international dimension and operating in different and increasingly integrated economic systems.
Content is tailored to give you a strong preparation in the field of international economics and business and a distinctive international perspective.

You will learn to understand and analyze the dynamics of globalization of cultures and operations and the relationships among countries at the European and extra-European levels.
Through a comparative approach, you will study how cultural differences can influence these dynamics, and how institutions, firms and the financial system as a whole operate in the global context.

Program structure

First Year

Main topics

  • Management
  • Economics (micro and macro)
  • Math
  • Legal methods (basics)

First foreign language
Computer science

During the first year, you will be given a training in several basic subjects in order to begin to understand, how companies and organizations work , as well as the economic system in which they operate.
Economics describes the functioning of economic systems both at an overall level (macroeconomics) and at the level of the individual behavior of firms and consumers (microeconomics). Through math, you'll be provided with the quantitative tools to understand and apply an array of economic models.
Finally, you will be offered an overview on the fundamentals of civil law (property interests, contract law, tort law and insurance law) in both a domestic and a broader European context.
 

Second Year

Main topics

  • Accounting and finance
  • Economic history
  • Statistics
  • International economics
  • European economic policy

Second foreign language
Soft skills seminar

In the second year, you'll learn more about the main topics related to international management, such as accounting and financial systems analysis. You will study the logic and techniques of company accounting and learn to read related documents (balance sheets, financial and income statements etc.).
Economic history is fundamental to understand the evolution of political and economic-social systems, as it enables you to better interpret the current environment.
Financial markets and institutions describes the functioning and main components of financial system: contracts, intermediaries, markets and supervisory boards.
In the second semester, you'll start studying the topics specific to your program, such as international economics and European Economic Policy.
You'll also attend a seminar aimed at improving your leadership and managerial skills.
 

Third Year

Main topics

  • Business strategy
  • European law
  • Courses on business functions (marketing, organization, technology, etc)

Exchange program
Internship 
Final report

In the last year, you will study organizations working at a global level, their main business functions (marketing, organization, technologies, finance etc.) and strategic business management in an international context.
You'll also be able to further personalize your study plan:

  • Picking some electives
  • Doing an internship in Italy or abroad
  • Taking part in a study abroad program: in addition to the Exchange program, this BSc offers students a unique opportunity to apply for a special three-continent exchange program, spending the entire 3rd year in two prestigious universities abroad: the University of Notre Dame (Mendoza College of Business) Indiana, US, and the National University of Singapore (NUS Business School).
  • Choosing a research topic you're interested in, that you can deepen and develop in your final report

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