Timeline and Selection Process
Bocconi Applicants 2023-24 AY
Starting in the 2023-2024 academic year, admissions criteria and procedures for Bocconi applicants will undergo significant changes compared to previous admissions rounds.
Applicants can apply during two admissions rounds:
- 1st ROUND: main selection session, during which a maximum of 60% of spots will be assigned
- 2nd ROUND: residual selection session in terms of number of spots available (approximately 5%).
Any spots not assigned during the first round will be made available in this round.
|1st Round||14 July — 13 October 2022||
late November 2022||by mid December 2022|
|2nd Round ||15 February — 27 April 2023||late May 2023 ||by mid June 2023|
The admissions rounds are open to graduating applicants and applicants who have already graduated who complete their Bachelor of Science program by October 2023. In particular:
- 1st round: open to all Bocconi applicants who have at least 90 credits recorded on their transcript by the end of July 2022 (without regard to GPA), or BSc graduates.
- 2nd round: open to all Bocconi applicants who have at least 110 credits recorded on their transcript by the end of April 2023 (without regard to GPA), or BSc graduates.
This session is also open to students who applied during the first session but were not admitted or did not enroll or who withdrew from admission to the first session.
For both rounds, the admission ranking is created based on the same elements of evaluation, i.e.:
- Educational activities (exams) with grades in thirtieths and related credits set out in the program structure, that have been passed and recorded in the academic career by the deadline. In the calculation of the credit requirement to participate in the round, activities such as internships, seminars, eligibility/tests and any supernumerary activities already present and recorded on the transcript will also be considered.
- Any exams taken abroad during an Exchange Program (will be evaluated only if registered in the study plan by the deadline, with date of registration and grade in thirtieths).
- Status of "in corso" student;
All these elements will be considered for the determination of the admission ranking.
The ranking score is made up of the algebraic sum of:
- Grade point average, weighted and converted into a score out of 110. For applicants who have already graduated, this average corresponds to the weighted average regarding all exams in the study plan (NOT the graduation grade). In the calculation of the average for exams that include more than one module, the individual modules will be considered, not the overall grade. Therefore, the weighted average considered for admissions may be different from the one available in Punto Blu.
- 1 point out of 110 for status of "in corso" student, if the applicant meets the requirements (see paragraph below)
- for “in corso” students: 0.05 points out of 110 for each extra credit over the minimum required to submit the application, from educational activities (exams), internships, seminars, eligibility/tests and any other additional activities already present and recorded on the transcript by the deadlines.
(For example: if an “in corso” applicant submits an application in the first round with 95 credits recorded on the transcript, 0.05 x 5 credits = 0.25 points out of 110 will be allocated).
Extra points out of 110 will not be allocated for the purposes of calculating the ranking score for participation in an internship or an international exchange program.
Points in the ranking will be designated based on these criteria and spots will be assigned in descending order from the first place (with the highest score) being allocated to the first choice Master of Science program until all available places have been filled, or to the second, third, fourth and fifth choice if necessary, until all available places have been filled.
At the end of the second session, a limited number of non-admitted applicants may be included on a waiting list (again based on the ranking score, starting with the top non-admitted applicant).
Students will be informed about their position in the waiting list after results are released.
At the end of the enrollment period, roughly in the latter half of June 2023, after all available places have been confirmed, students on the waiting list may be offered places dedicated to Bocconi applicants that have not been filled.
Considering the strong motivational aspect for the CEMS MIM and ESSEC-Bocconi DD programs, interested students will also be subject to a specific evaluation by the Program Director. For this purpose, applicants interested in these programs will have to provide specific documentation (statement of motivation and video interview, both in English).
The Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance Joint Master of Science program, created between Bocconi and Polimi, will also be among the choices available in the online application. Applicants to this program will be evaluated by a Joint Committee made up of Bocconi and Polimi faculty. For admission to this program, it will therefore be required to upload a CV and a dedicated motivational letter in English.
Status of "in corso" students
- Have enrolled for the first time in the university system in the 2020-2021 a.y. at Bocconi University; or
- Have enrolled for the first time in the university system in the 2020-2021 a.y. at another University and enrolled at Bocconi in their second year in the 2021-2022 a.y. (e.g. students transferring from another University WITH recognition at Bocconi of credits acquired during the previous university experience); or
- Have enrolled for the first time in the university system on a date prior to the 2020-2021 a.y. at Bocconi University, or at another University, on condition that in the 2020-2021 a.y. they started the Bocconi career considered for the evaluation to the MSc Programs, and DID NOT benefit from a credits recognition from the previous university career.
Any course, eligibility, internship, seminar or other activity expressed in credits that is carried over into the Bocconi career which the applicant submits during admission, even if an additional course, is considered credit recognition from the previous university career.
- Students who transferred from another University who enrolled in their first year at Bocconi in the 2020-21 a.y. WITHOUT recognition at Bocconi of credits acquired previously;
- Students with a first-level degree completed at another University who then enrolled at Bocconi in their first year in the 2020-21 AY WITHOUT requesting credit recognition.
PLEASE NOTE: The status of "in corso" student for the purposes of admission to the Master of Science programs does not necessarily coincide with the student’s status of “in corso” as defined by the administrative enrollment procedures for Bachelor of Science students.
For applications WITHOUT the status “in corso” student, the following will be allocated:
- 0 points out of 110 for students not yet graduated at the time of application, who enrolled for the first time in any university degree program (Bocconi and non) in the 2019-2020 a.y.;
- 0 points out of 110 for applicants who have already graduated from Bocconi within 3 or 4 academic years from their first year of enrollment in the university system (Bocconi or non-Bocconi);
- -1 point out of 110 for students not yet graduated at the time of application, who enrolled for the first time in any university degree program (Bocconi and non) in the 2018-2019 a.y. For each year of enrollment in the university system prior to the 2018-2019 a.y. a further point will be deducted;
- -1 point out of 110 for applicants graduating from Bocconi in 5 years after their first year of enrollment in the university system (Bocconi or non-Bocconi). For each year of enrollment in the university system after the fifth year, another point will be deducted.