Economics and Management for Arts, Culture and Communication, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition Fee
    12186 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    12186 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
TheEconomics and Management for Arts, Culture and Communication program gives you a strong preparation in the field of Economics and Business along with a distinctive focus on theHumanities, enhancing your ability to listen and judge critically and constructively atUniversit Commerciale Luigi Bocconi.


Through its tailored content and teaching plan, the program aims to engage students who are curious about the artistic (museums, theaters and auction houses), cultural(publishing, music and television) and creative sectors (fashion, design, communication and urban development).

During the Economics and Management for Arts, Culture and Communication program, you will focus especially on project management through group projects and workshops inspired by companies and institutions, and managed by faculty members. Active learning is an essential feature of the curriculum and interaction between students with different backgrounds encourages an exchange of views and development of listening skills.

This Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi's bachelor aims to produce managerial and entrepreneurial professionalsable to work in international environments thanks to their ability to adapt and interact with different cultures and languages.

Milan, a city that hosts a large number of cultural companies and institutions, is the perfect setting for the program.

Career Opportunities

Generally, most graduates in Economics and Management for Arts, Culture and Communication continue their education at a graduate level; graduates have direct access to the labor market. In this case, opportunities include:

  • junior positions in various business functions (planning, marketing and business, organization, finance and fundraising, logistics, etc.) in public companies, private and non-profit companies, especially those operating in the arts, cultural heritage, communication, show business, sports, tourism, fashion and design, media and digital media;
  • junior positions in planning, organization and entertainment management. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Application sessions
    • Winter session:October 10, 2017 - January 18, 2018
    • Spring session:February 22, 2018 - March 27, 2018
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1
  • Management of cultural companies and institutions
  • Philosophy of art
  • Method and Research in Arts
  • Economics
  • Math
  • Economic history
  • Law
Year 2
  • Accounting
  • Statistics
  • Organization
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Method and Research in Arts
  • Visual Arts and Cultures
  • Information, Narration, Media
  • Music and Performing Arts
Year 3
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Competitive strategy in creative industries
  • Business Law
  • Workshop
  • Communication and Cultural Consumption Decisions
  • Market Research for Cultural Settings
  • Policies for Arts and Culture
  • Tourism, Local Identity and Destination Management
  • The Transformation of the Cultural Sector and the Art Market: Critical issues and cases
  • Country Specific Business Models in Fashion and Luxury
  • The Global Industry of Imaginaries
  • User Generated Culture
  • The Sustainability of Local Production in a Global World
  • Digital Disruption and Entrepreneurship
For more information, please check the programme website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

International applicants profiles are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • performance in theselection test;
  • third to last and second to last yearGPAand secondary school curriculum;
  • language certificates(not compulsory for the participation to the selection process);
  • CV/Resume and personal statement of motivation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12186 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12186 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12186 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12186 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

Living costs for Milano

850 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Bocconi University is committed to making a higher education available to all talented students: we welcome motivated and bright students, regardless of their families financial situation. For years Bocconi has undertaken an investment policy to support deserving students through an expanding financial aid system based on both merit and need. Thanks to agreements made with the top Italian banks, our students also have access to a variety of student loan options.

To facilitate student applications and to allow families to evaluate the actual financial commitment needed to attend Bocconi before enrollment,the admissions application and financial aid applications have the same deadlines.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.