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CEMS for Incoming Students

A warm welcome to Bocconi University!

Here below the Bocconi CEMS team contacts and all the relevant information to approach at the best your CEMS experience in Bocconi.

Enjoy your CEMS semester with us!


Before your arrival at Bocconi

STEP 1 – Get ready for your experience at Bocconi, following the instructions Bocconi will send you via e-mail apply online to Bocconi University;

STEP 2 – if you are coming from extra-EU countries, this guided procedure will help you understanding if you need to apply for a VISA based on your nationality, country of residence, reasons for your visit and length of stay. If needed, extra-EU students have to complete a 2-step application:

 mandatory pre-registration on the Universitaly portal by 30 November 2021. We recommend that you start the procedure after downloading the Bocconi Acceptance Letter. Download the new 2021 guide for instructions. 

apply for the study VISA: due to the global situation some Consulates’ procedures might have shifted and vary from Consulate to Consulate. Therefore, you should follow the instructions provided on the website of the Consulate where you are going to apply. Once in Italy, all extra-EU students will have to obtain the Permit of Stay (in Italian: Permesso di Soggiorno). Further info available at this link.

STEP 3 – Check if the social security scheme of your country of residence insures you against the cost of medical treatment in Italy and how to proper cover you.

STEP 4Housing needed? In order to apply for accomodation at Bocconi, you will be informed about a dedicated housing application. For private housing: students are responsible for securing their own accommodation.

STEP 5 – Explore the AY 21/22 educational offer in order to find out Bocconi portfolio of courses.


Start exploring the Bocconi Campus here!

Your CEMS study plan at  Bocconi    TERM 1

Cemsies are required to pass CEMS Courses accounting for 45 ECTS credits in courses in the MIM year. To complete an academic CEMS term 1, you must successfully pass a minimum of 24 ECTS credits in Block Seminar, Global Strategy Course, CEMS Courses and Skill Seminar during each term.


CEMS TERM 1 — Study Plan

Activity

ECTS

Time Period

Block Seminar

3 ECTS

from 31 August to 2 September – Online

CEMS Courses 


Educational Offer

Lectures Dates

Exam session

Global Strategy (mandatory)

8 ECTS

CEMS Courses

6 ECTS/course

Skill Seminar

2 ECTS

(in the MIM year)

During the semester

Languages

0 ECTS

During the semester


1) Block seminar: the kick-off activity of the MIM year. It takes place at the beginning of Term 1, generally in the School where the student will spend Term 1. Subjects derive from different cultural and academic perspectives; many topics are not a part of the universities’ standard curricula. For Block Seminars the ECTS “A to F” grading scale is used. In September 2021 Bocconi will offer two Block Seminars online:

Sustainability and Innovation: from clean-tech to new business models

Shaping the future through digital transformation.


2) CEMS Courses: Global Strategy + CEMS Courses. During Term 1, you need to successfully complete 1 mandatory CEMS Course in the field of Global Strategy (8 ECTS) + min. 1 course during the Bocconi term (Bocconi courses are generally worth 6 ECTS).

Exams can be either oral or written and need to be taken during the official exam sessions. Registration for the exam must be carried out by 4 working days prior to the exam date, through the yoU@B agenda

Exam dates and registration deadlines are here, please consider that different exams may be scheduled on the same day. Exam classrooms are posted on the yoU@B usually one working day before the day of the exam. For CEMS Courses the ECTS “A to F” grading scale is used.

IMPORTANT! Exams awarded a passing grade cannot be re-sat, while failed exams can be taken again in the next available session.


3) Skill Seminar: in addition to the Career Forum and the Regional Events, skill seminars are offered by Bocconi University in close cooperation with companies.

The Career Forum is the headline corporate recruitment event of the CEMS year, it offers a rare opportunity to be able to get in contact with recruitment experts from 30+ multinational companies and maybe even take the first crucial step towards full employment by a CEMS Corporate Partner. During the Regional Events, every year, student clubs offer an event to their fellow students and corporate partners in their region that focuses on a particular business topic and includes company presentations, case studies, skill seminars, networking and in some cases, company interviews. Check the APAC Week, Dach Forum, Marenostrum, Nordic Forum and V4 Conference dedicated webpages, that will be updated as soon as information are available. Bocconi organizes skill seminars jointly with CEMS Corporate Partners, with Bocconi Partner Companies. 

Find out the Bocconi skill seminars offer from the previous years, in order to have an idea on number and topic of skill seminars at Bocconi. You will receive timely reminder from your CEMS Corporate Relations Manager to let you know about seminars organized. To participate, check the skills seminar offer through your yoU@B agenda > click on International Programs > CEMS Calendar and register, according to specific deadlines.


4) Languages

First foreign language: English

Any Second foreign language

Any Third foreign language

For further info on the Languages, check the CEMS Language Graduation Requirements and at Bocconi, for guidance on language courses, exit certificates for CEMS, feedback on language exams, contact Prof. Bianca Maria San Pietro, CEMS Language Coordinator. Please, find all her reference at the bottom of the page.

Your CEMS study plan at  Bocconi   TERM 2

Cemsies are required to pass CEMS Courses accounting for 45 ECTS credits in courses in the MIM year. To complete an academic CEMS term 2, you must successfully pass a minimum of 24 ECTS credits in Global Citizenship Seminar, Global Leadership, CEMS Courses, Business Project and Skill Seminar during each term.


CEMS TERM 2 — Study Plan

Activity

ECTS

Time Period

Global Citizenship Seminar

1 ECTS

February

CEMS Courses 

 

Educational Offer 

Lectures Dates

Exam session

Global Leadership

(mandatory)

6 ECTS

CEMS Courses

6 ECTS/course

Business Project

15 ECTS

March  End of May

Skill Seminar

2 ECTS

(in the MIM year)

During the semester

Languages

0 ECTS

During the semester


1) Global Citizenship Seminar:
two-day courses at the beginning of term 2, with representatives of Corporate and/or Social Partners and Professors.


2) CEMS Courses: Global Leadership + CEMS Courses. During Term 2, you need to successfully complete 1 mandatory CEMS Course in the field of Global Leadership (6 ECTS) + min. 1 course during the Bocconi term (Bocconi courses are generally worth 6 ECTS).

Exams can be either oral or written and need to be taken during the official exam sessions. Registration for the exam must be carried out by 4 working days prior to the exam date, through the yoU@B agenda

Exam dates and registration deadlines are here, please consider that different exams may be scheduled on the same day. Exam classrooms are posted on the yoU@B usually one working day before the day of the exam. For CEMS Courses the ECTS “A to F” grading scale is used.

IMPORTANT! Exams awarded a passing grade cannot be re-sat, while failed exams can be taken again in the next available session.


3) Business Project: withing the CEMS Curriculum, Business Projects are designed as a real-life learning experience for students. International student teams, comparable to mini-consultancy teams, solve a real-life business problem supervised by both a corporate and academic coach.

The CEMS Business Project is expected to represent 50% of each student's workload (15 ECTS) during the Spring Semester and the ECTS “A to F” grading scale is used.

At the beginning of the Spring semester you will receive all the relevant information about the BP preferences and timeline.


4) Skill Seminar: in addition to the Career Forum and the Regional Events, skill seminars are offered by Bocconi University in close cooperation with companies.

The Career Forum is the headline corporate recruitment event of the CEMS year, it offers a rare opportunity to be able to get in contact with recruitment experts from 30+ multinational companies and maybe even take the first crucial step towards full employment by a CEMS Corporate Partner. During the Regional Events, every year, student clubs offer an event to their fellow students and corporate partners in their region that focuses on a particular business topic and includes company presentations, case studies, skill seminars, networking and in some cases, company interviews. Check the APAC Week, Dach Forum, Marenostrum, Nordic Forum and V4 Conference dedicated webpages, that will be updated as soon as information are available. Bocconi organizes skill seminars jointly with CEMS Corporate Partners, with Bocconi Partner Companies. 

Find out the Bocconi skill seminars offer from the previous years, in order to have an idea on number and topic of skill seminars at Bocconi. You will receive timely reminder from your CEMS Corporate Relations Manager to let you know about seminars organized. To participate, check the skills seminar offer through your yoU@B diary > click on International Programs > CEMS Calendar and register, according to specific deadlines.


5) Languages

First foreign language: English

Any Second foreign language

Any Third foreign language

For further info on the Languages, check the CEMS Language Graduation Requirements and at Bocconi, for guidance on language courses, exit certificates for CEMS, feedback on language exams, contact Prof. Bianca Maria San Pietro, CEMS Language Coordinator. Please, find all her reference at the bottom of the page.

Your CEMS Internship

The internship can take place at any time during the graduate period of studies, but not overlapping with Term 1 and Term 2 academic activities.

Visit regularly both the CEMS portal, Jobteaser and Bocconi Career Services, where you may find internship and jobs ads, but also career events.

Once you find an internship, please register your experience on cems.org to let approve the experience by your CEMS Corporate Relations Manager (contacts are at the bottom of the page).

Check the CEMS Internship Guideline and refer to the guide with all the steps to follow to register your International Internship. Please, note that, if your internship meets both CEMS and IM requirements, you can recognise the same internship for both programs.


Bocconi CEMS Team contacts


Prof. Massimo Magni | CEMS Academic Director

E-mail: massimo.magni@unibocconi.it

Office: Via Roentgen 1, 4th Floor, Room E2-09

 

Samantha Ballabio | CEMS Program Manager

Study plan assistance

Phone: +39.02.5836.2203

E-mail: cems@unibocconi.it

Office: Piazza Sraffa 13, 3rd Floor, room 311

Book an appointment: yoU@B agenda>International Programs>CEMS Calendar

 

Valeria Mosso | CEMS Incoming Contact

Study plan assistance dedicated to incoming students at Bocconi

Phone: +39.02.5836.2212

E-mail: cems@unibocconi.it

Office: Piazza Sraffa 13, 3rd Floor, room 310

 

Francesca D’Agostino | CEMS Corporate Relations Manager

Internship, skill seminars and business project assistance

Phone: +39.02.5836.2748

E-mail: cems@unibocconi.it

 

Prof. Bianca Maria San Pietro | CEMS Language Coordinator

Guidance on language courses

E-mail: bianca.sanpietro@unibocconi.it

Via Gobbi 5, 3rd Floor, Room 313




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