Innovative Teaching Methods
Bocconi has a long tradition as a qualified teaching university: interaction between professors and students is enhanced through the use of cutting-edge technology to improve the student learning experience.
Our flat classrooms are well-equipped to facilitate group working activities, business case discussions and simulations, while BBoard, an interactive multimedia and mobile platform, provides useful new tools for teaching and e-learning.
In addition, case studies, meetings with guest speakers and seminars are organized with one goal in mind: to provide students with a solid education in the context of an enriching university experience.
The status that Bocconi enjoys and the success of our graduates around the world attest to our ability to bring this goal to fruition.
BSc Teaching Structure
First Year: Learning the fundamentals
- Compulsory courses
Study core subjects for a solid theoretical mindset, required throughout all 3 years of the program
- IT skills
Specific courses for developing effective digital tools and computer programming (such as Python)
- First foreign language
English or another EU language (French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish)
Second Year: Focusing your studies
- Specialization courses
More in-depth knowledge of the main topics related to your program
- Second foreign language
Chosen from among French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish
- Soft skills
Seminars on critical thinking, leadership, public speaking and teamwork
Third Year: Expanding your curriculum
- Elective courses
A second level of personalization of your study plan, with a number of electives from a list of available courses
- Internship (optional)
One of the last elective courses can be replaced with an internship experience in a firm or organization in Italy and abroad (you can also do this during the summer between the second and third year)
- Exchange program (optional)
A chance to spend a semester at a partner university abroad
- Final report
On average, class groups are made up of around 100 students. Later in the program courses become more and more interactive with small group work, research and presentations assigned periodically. This gives classmates the opportunity to have a direct relationship with the faculty and other students in the program.
Course and Lecture Schedule
Lectures are generally held either in the morning or in the afternoon, allowing time for individual study and group projects during the rest of the day. Attendance is not compulsory but it is strongly advised: active participation is the best way to learn, network with peers and stay in touch with professors and their experience.
Each academic year is divided into two terms (the fall semester, from September to January, and the spring semester, from February to June). Courses last one semester and exams are generally divided into two parts (with mid-term exams): this helps students keep up with their studies.