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Fields of Study

Management

In a few words, a student in a Management program will learn:

  • How a company or organization is run: the importance of each function, the main roles, the organization processes
  • How a company or organization competes in its markets: who its competitors are, what the peculiarities of its industry are and which strategy is the best to adopt
  • How to organize human and financial resources in order to provide useful products or services, creating additional value (both human and financial)

And after graduation? Graduates from a study path in Management will be able to work as analysts, managers, consultants and entrepreneurs in manufacturing or service companies, in banks and financial institutions, in consultancy firms, in public and nonprofit organizations, and in cultural, sports, communication and artistic companies. Essentially, everywhere.
As increasingly requested by the job market, the digital economy is a new field of study, straddling management, economics and computer science. Its aim is to interpret data through the lens of economic models in order to help companies take decisions to gain competitive advantages.

Finance

Studying Finance means gaining understanding of what the financial system is, and focusing on the main actors that operate within it. That means you’ll learn:

  • How the financial markets work (including the stock exchange and central banks)
  • What the main financial intermediaries are (such as banks and insurance companies), what they do and how they operate
  • What financial instruments are (stocks, bonds, derivatives, etc.) and what they are used for
  • How companies manage their money, how they invest it and how they borrow it: corporate finance

A career in the field of Finance – after a BSc or an MSc program – typically means working in a bank, a financial institution, a consultancy firm, a financial authority, a fund or companies of other kinds within the financial/administrative realm.

Economics

There are many definitions of “economics”. Whatever meaning you prefer, Economics is first and foremost a social science that studies economic relationships and social interactions among individuals, families, companies, banks and governments. You’ll learn how to interpret economic phenomena prevailing in modern economies, for instance:

  • What are the pros and cons of globalization
  • What are the problems afflicting the labor market and how to solve them
  • What are the policies that can promote growth in poor and developed countries
  • What is the role of central banks for economic growth and what instruments they can use

You won’t learn what to think but how to think, through rigorous analytical and logical methods (using math, statistics and econometrics). Learning to reason in a disciplined way will be very important whatever career you choose.
Our graduates in Economics generally find work in multinational companies, in international organizations or in the financial sector; sometimes they decide to continue their studies and pursue academic careers at universities all over the world.

Political Science

What is Political Science, precisely? It’s a social science aimed at understanding and explaining public policies, bringing together a range of topics such as social and economic policies, government and decision-making, political economics, international relations, and politics in general. Political Science at Bocconi involves a mix of disciplines ranging from sociology to history, law and economics, through which you will learn:

  • How to design economically efficient, politically sustainable public policies
  • How to implement them effectively
  • How to evaluate them using methods and analysis techniques

Your study path will prepare you for jobs in international organizations and private firms that habitually deal with the public sector and in particular with policy-making matters.

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