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Master of Science Programs 2023/24 AY

Selection process

International Applicants

Selection rounds and timeline

For the 2023/24 AY five selection rounds are available for International candidates.

Round of selection

Application Period

Results release date and beginning of the enrollment period*

I round

15 September – 30 November 2022
(23:59 Italian time)

19 January 2023

II round

1 December 2022 – 26 January 2023
(23:59 Italian time)

14 March 2023

III round

27 January  – 9 March 2023
(23:59 Italian time)

27 April 2023

IV round

10 March – 19 April 2023
(23:59 Italian time)

31 May 2023

V round

20 April   25 May 2023
(23:59 Italian time)

29 June 2023

* the enrollment period normally lasts 2-3 weeks. More information will be available in the relevant section in the next months.

The slots for the most sought after programs and the majority of scholarships are likely to be allocated in the early rounds.


If you were not admitted the first time you apply, you may apply one more time during the same academic year. However, please be aware that:

  • You may apply a maximum of two times for the same academic year; any subsequent applications will not be evaluated.
  • During the second application, at least one element of your application needs to have changed when submitted for the second time (i.e. higher test score, changes in your choice of program, etc.).
  • Due to the overlapping calendar, you may not be able to apply for the second time in the 5th round if you applied for the first time in the 4th round.

Programs and class groups

All applicants may select up to 5 programs in the Bocconi application:

  • MSc programs offered both in Italian and English represent two different choices;
  • CEMS MIM and CHINA MIM* Special Programs are considered as different and separated from the “International Management” program; ESSEC-Bocconi DD Special Program is considered as different and separated from the “Management in English” program;
    For further details on application to CEMS MIM, CHINA MIM and ESSEC-Bocconi DD visit the dedicated webpage.
  • For International applicants, the MSc in Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance and the MSc in Tranformative Sustainability will also be among the choices available in the online application 

Applicants to the Bocconi-LSE DD Program and Bocconi-Science Po DD Program and are required to complete a different specific application (information available starting in late September)

International applicants who are going to apply only for "Politics and Policy Analysis" will not be required to have a GMAT/GRE.

Before selecting the programs in the online application, we kindly invite applicants to check the Language of instruction of each Program (English or Italian). Please note that no change of program will be granted after the deadline for the enrollment.

*In accordance with the Academic Partners, due to the current international situation, the program is suspended until further notice.

Elements of selection

In the 5 selection rounds, International candidates are selected on the basis of a process that takes into consideration all elements of their profile, focusing on 3 compulsory elements of evaluation (applications will not be evaluated if any of the 3 following elements is missing):

  1. Results of the GMAT (or GRE) test 

    The aptitude test scores provide a fair and objective way to compare applications.
    Bocconi requires only the total score (Verbal and Quantitative sections) of the GMAT or GRE (online version will be accepted)
    No particular scores are required to participate to the selections.

  2. Grade point average of exams passed in the Undergraduate program

    The undergraduate GPA and transcripts are an indication of the applicant's previous academic performance. No particular scores are required to participate to the selections.

  3. Evaluation of the Curriculum vitae / Resumée and Personal statement

    The Director of the Master of Science program will evaluate the various documents and information included in the dossier and verify the applicant's overall profile, experience and knowledge.
    Motivational letters/CV supporting the candidate's application must be in English. 

You can also upload a Video presentation (optional) in English on the Kira Talent platform as an additional element to your application. 

CEMS MIM and ESSEC-Bocconi Double Degrees: further elements of evaluation are required (a personal statement and a COMPULSORY video presentation) for applicants to the CEMS MIM and/or ESSEC-Bocconi Double Degree international programs, which strongly weighs qualitative/motivational aspects.

Requirements: valid bachelor qualification

Applicants can enter the selection process if they acquire/have acquired a valid and recognized 1st cycle qualification (Undergraduate level). Check here those considered valid and recognized.

  • The qualification must be acquired by and no later than October 2023 or the first graduation session available after the summer break, if available after October 2023.

Preferential consideration for the admission is given to applicants whose undergraduate work is still underway or was concluded less than two years prior to the moment of application. Applicants with other profiles are considered subsequently.

Students enrolled in a Double Degree program should participate in admissions according to the first University of enrollment. For example: students enrolled in a Russian University for a Double Degree program with an Italian University should participate in the admissions process as an International Applicant.

Requirements: English language

For selection purposes, English certifications are not required, BUT, in case of admission, a valid English language requirement MUST be provided by the enrollment deadline and in any case by the end of June 2023.
We invite candidates to check here the English language requirements needed in case of admission.

How to apply

In order to participate in the selection it is necessary to:

To pay you have to login in to the Bocconi Store and follow the steps below:

  • Login with your Username and Password of "My application" Portal
  • Choose the option "ADMISSIONS OFFICE" and push the button "PROCEED"
  • Choose the corresponding selection product you are applying for, and push the button "PROCEED"
  • Follow the instructions to make the payment and push the button "MAKE PAYMENT"

Last modified 02/09/2022 - 16:40:46