Universit Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

International Economics and Finance, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition Fee
    12186 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    12186 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
The Bachelor of Science in International Economics and Finance at Universit Commerciale Luigi Bocconi trains the future generation of economics and financial experts, who can adapt to an environment that is constantly subject to change, in order to perfect their inclination towards a global thinking perspective.


You will understand and analyze economics and financial phenomena in an international perspective and get a solid education built on rigorous quantitative and qualitative tools. 

You can choose between two majors. In the Economics major, a sound methodological background gives you the tools to understand a large set of issues: globalization, international and monetary macroeconomics, competition policy, political economics and development economics. 

In the Finance major, you are exposed to a large set of topics related to the functioning of modern financial systems: capital markets, financial intermediaries, financial contracts and instruments. Principles and applications of corporate finance techniques are all studied and discussed from a global perspective.

Career Opportunities

As a general rule, the majority of graduates in this BSc in International Economics and Finance at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi can continue their path in a graduate program; graduates may also have direct access to the labor market.

In this case, career opportunities are usually the following:

Major in Finance

Junior positions in financial institutions (banks, asset management companies, leasing and factoring companies, etc.) as a financial analyst or as an interface with customers as well as junior positions in companies working in finance or related functions that involve international and multicultural work teams;

Major in Economics

Junior positions in supranational institutions, research organizations or companies, private or public institutions, middle-large size companies analyzing the economic system, particularly supranational and international issues, and junior positions in companies with a global outlook to deal with external authorities with reference to international issues (intellectual property, antitrust, etc.).

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
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Management
  • Economics (micro and macro)
  • Math
  • Legal methods (basics)
Year 2
  • Accounting and finance
  • Economic history
  • Statistics
  • Financial markets
  • Economics: Markets and antitrust; labor and political economics
  • Finance: corporate finance and government; financial intermediation; asset pricing
  • Second foreign language
  • Soft skills seminar
  • Year 3

  • Major compulsories
  • Empirical methods (econometrics)
  • European law
  • Macroeconomics (major in economics)
  • Business strategy (major in finance)
  • Exchange program
  • Internship
  • Final report
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.

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