The program is made up of courses which can be divided into the following areas: analysis and statistics, economics, and social sciences.
In the second semester of the first year, students personalize their curriculum through elective courses, which pertain to the three main areas: General Economics, Applied Economics, and Econometrics and Quantitative Methods.
First Year (at Bocconi, Milan)
- Advanced Mathematics
- Advanced Statistics
- Advanced Econometrics
- Institutions and Social Sciences
- 3 electives which pertain to three main areas: General Economics, Applied Economics, and Social and Quantitative Fields
The first two semesters enhance analytical skills on economic and social dynamics by the knowledge and concrete use of quantitative methods, allowing students to acquire interdisciplinary perspectives towards comprehending economic and social dynamics. The specific interests of each student can be accommodated by selecting three electives in the second semester.
Second Year (at Bocconi, Milan and/or abroad)
Students personalize their curriculum through 4 more electives which pertain to three main areas: General Economics, Applied Economics, and Social and Quantitative Fields.
Students are allowed to develop solid skills in economics (both from a theoretical and from an applied perspective) for nonlinear and interdisciplinary pathways. There are very flexible rules for selecting electives, from three main areas as well as from the wide offer at Bocconi, including the opportunity to select up to three PhD-level courses as electives. Students will also focus on the final thesis, which allows them to pursue their own research interests, to fine-tune analytical skills and to develop critical thinking.
Study Abroad Programs
- Double Degrees with:
HEC École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Paris, France)
Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)
MGIMO Moscow State University for International Relations (Moscow, Russia)
- Joint Degrees with:
Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain, Belgium)
- Advanced Economics Exchange program: a unique, challenging program for up to 4 students to spend the entire second year attending the PhD program in Economics at either:
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, US)
Yale University (New Haven, US)
- Exchange Programs
Foreign languages (two languages)
Enhancing Experience - Curricular Supplementary Activities