Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply if I have not completed my undergraduate degree?
You can submit your application prior to the conferral of your degree. We will accept and evaluate your dossier. However, be aware that, in case of admission, you will have to receive your degree within 90 days from the beginning of the program.
Can I be exempted from taking the GMAT or GRE?
All applicants - regardless of educational background or experience - must take either the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or, alternatively sit for the Bocconi AptitudeTest which takes place at Università Bocconi. For more information about the GMAT or the GRE, please visit www.mba.com/mba or www.ets.org/gre/
What is the Bocconi AptitudeTest?
The Bocconi Test is an aptitude test which is focused on different evaluation areas: reading comprehension, numerical and analytical reasoning, abstract reasoning and problem solving. It is made up of 100 multiple-choice questions and lasts 100 minutes. MAFINRISK applicants without a GMAT or GRE are required to take the Bocconi Admission Test in English. While filling the relevant section in their online application form, they will be registered to the Bocconi Aptitude test.
Can the Bocconi AptitudeTest be taken online?
No. The test is held at Università Bocconi, in Milan.
Can I apply for MAFINRISK before taking the GMAT or GRE?
You are required to complete and submit your online application form by the deadline, therefore your need to upload your official (or unofficial) GMAT or GRE score report by the application deadline.
What GMAT/GRE score do I need?
There is not a minimum score required, but it is very unusual for us to accept an applicant with a total Gmat score below 620/650 or a total Gre score below 158/160. The Gmat scores of admitted applicants vary across classes ranging from 620/650 to 750. A 650+ Gmat score or a 160+ Gre score adds weight to an application. A Gmat score of 700+ or a Gre score of 165+ adds extra weight.
How do I report my GMAT/GRE scores to Bocconi?
We recommend you to upload your GMAT/GRE score report in your online application dossier. Please do not ask the Test Center to send it directly to Bocconi.
Is the English language test compulsory?
It is essential that all participants speak, write and understand English fluently (B2 level). Applicants whose mother tongue isnot English or not holding a degree issued by an English-speaking institution are advised to submit the TOEFL or any other recognized English Language Test (First Certificate, IELTS or equivalent).
What kind of reference letters should I submit?
One or two personal references should be submitted. They can be from someone who taught you at university, from a current or previous employer or someone else who knows you well in a professional/academic capacity. There is not a standard format.
What weighting do you place on the various different selection criteria?
The Selection Committee will look at your academic record, GMAT/GRE or Bocconi test score, work experience, personal statement and motivation, references, your CV as a whole and will make a careful, balanced judgment based on all these criteria.
Are all applicants invited for an interview?
Not all applicants are invited for an interview. The interview is intended only for those applicants who have to demonstrate that they have the motivation and commitment to benefit from and contribute to the program.
I have previously applied for MAFINRISK unsuccessfully. Can I reapply?
You can reapply and submit a new application.
Should I translate my degree?
If you hold a degree issued by a non Italian-speaking institution you must:
- contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate of the country of your university
- request for the translation and the "Declaration of Value" of your transcript. The "Declaration of Value" is a legal document issued by the relevant Italian Embassy or Consulate of the country where your university is located.
Applicants from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, the United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland must submit the original of the diploma, translated and legally authenticated together with the declaration of value issued by the relevant Italian Embassy or Consulate.