Bocconi University

Milan, Italy

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Established in 1902, Bocconi was the first university in Italy to offer a degree in economics. The University strives to meet the demands of scientific research and training in the Italian economic system. As a result, much attention is given to both economic and civic life in order to support innovation and development in businesses nationwide. As part of its mission, Bocconi has established a center of international culture based on the cultivation of relations with the leading players in world economics. Bocconi has had a long-standing tradition of hospitality toward international guests since 1974. The program continues to grow and now welcomes more than 500 exchange students from over 100 partner institutions. The cultural enrichment and diversity among students enliven the courses and allow individuals to become acquainted with different aspects of academic and social traditions.

Please note: students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. You can start your online application today!

The City

Rich in history and beauty, Milan is a modern city and is regarded as the economic and financial capital of Italy. Milan is home to a variety of historical monuments, museums and churches as well as fashion arenas, bookshops, theatres, and a world famous opera house (La Scala). The city center may prove most interesting from a tourist's point of view, as there are many interesting sites and activities such as elegant residential quarters, shops, artist studios, and restaurants nearby. The nightlife in Milan is known to be first-rate as well.

Student Life

Students enjoy the cultural learning experience not only in the classroom but in the city as well. In addition to enjoying the aforementioned museums, theatres, shops, and cinemas, students can go dancing, listen to live music, and take advantage of numerous travel options. As one would expect, most social activities take place on Friday and Saturday nights, whereas Sunday and Monday are very subdued and many places are closed. On Wednesday evenings, young people flock to the cinema for discount ticket night.

Student Services

Bocconi offers many services to its exchange students each term. An on-site orientation is provided during the weeks before classes begin, and there is a "Student Exchange Network" made up of former exchange students who offer tutoring and organize events each semester. Additionally, the International Relations office provides each student with a mailbox on campus, free e-mail and computer access, two academic advisors to assist with registration, internship opportunities, and many extra-curricular activities. Students may take advantage of special tickets for performances at La Scala, weekend trips to the mountains, conferences with world-class speakers, and much more.

Term Dates

Fall: mid-September - end of December
Spring: mid-January - end of June


Students may take courses in Italian or English. Knowledge of Italian is not required.

Courses Available

Use our course equivalency database to see which courses offered at Bocconi would apply to your UF degree! Other business courses may be submitted for UF equivalency. Please see an academic advisor for information pertaining to requesting additional equivalencies. Find more courses at Bocconi.


Fall examinations in Bocconi are usually held in January and early February. However, for who need to return to their home institutions by early January, all the exams will be scheduled before Christmas. This special exam schedule only applies to Fall term. Spring examinations will be held in June and July.

Students who decide to take classes in Italian may be permitted to take their exams in English but it will be subject to the Professor's approval. Some courses may require written work during the semester (paper or mid-term). This also may be presented in Italian or English, subject to the Professor's approval.

Grade Conversion
Bocconi points from Bocconi points to UF
27 30 A
26 26 B+
25 25 B
24 24 C+
22 23 C
20 21 D+
18 19 D
0 17 E
Credit Conversion
Bocconi credit UF credit
6 3 UF credits
Estimated Expenses
Rough Expense Comparison Semester at UF Semester at BU
UF Tuition $3,085 $3,085
UFIC Admin. Fee --- $250
Health Insurance $730 $890
Airfare --- $1,600
Housing $2,620 $4,000
Internet/cable $455 Included
Food $2,065 $2,100
Books $540 $450
Transportation $270 $80
Visa --- $168
Total $9,765 $12,623


Bocconi offers housing in five private student residences, and two other residences. The housing facilities are associated with the University but are not owned by it. Space is limited in these residences, and rooms are allocated in the order in which applications are received. As a result, students are encouraged to apply for housing as soon as possible after they have been accepted to the program. Housing options vary from right next door to the school to a 20-minute tram ride away. There are both single and double rooms, some with a private bath. There are a variety of housing options available to choose from and complete information about each of them can be found by visiting the Bocconi housing website. Prices will vary depending on the type of room you select as these facilities are privately managed.


Travel Opportunities

Central State Railway Station connects Milan to all the main Italian and European cities, making travel opportunities unlimited. Milan is connected to the rest of the world through its three airports: Linate, Malpensa, and Orio al Serio. Also, the public transportation system runs trams, buses, and the underground metro between the hours of 6:00 am and 12:00 midnight.


To arrange an appointment with a Heavener Study Abroad Advisor, please call 273.0151 or visit 301 Heavener Hall.

Heavener School of Business
301 Heavener Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160
Phone: 352-273-0165

You may also contact an International Programs Student Ambassador to learn more about study abroad from experienced peers.

Contacts Abroad

International Student Desk (ISD)
Phone: 011-39-025836/2250
Fax: 011-39-025836-2204
Email (inexchange at