Universit Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

World Bachelor in Business, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition Fee
    51442 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    51442 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
The World Bachelor in Business programme at Universit Commerciale Luigi Bocconi represents a new undertaking in higher education. Selected students live on three continents over four years, where they learn from internationally renowned teachers and scholars, exploring diverse cultures and pushing themselves to new limits.


The World Bachelor in Business is the first undergraduate partnership of its kind, designed to engage intellectually curious students in a business curriculum that connects leading edge teaching methods with cultural immersion and real-world experiences. 

English is the common language of the WBB, and students become versed in the language of business in Asia, Europe and North America during extracurricular activities and internships arranged in each country. This is a new approach to education that will prepare a new generation of leaders for the opportunities of an interconnected world.

Educational Objectives

The World Bachelor in Business (WBB) is entirely taught in English and jointly designed by Bocconi University, USC University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business (Los Angeles) and HKUST Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Upon completion of studies, students will earn a degree from each institution (triple degree). The Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi program covers four years of study: the Italian degree is three years long, while the foreign degrees last four years.

The WBB aims to develop a business and management curriculum through real-world experience on three continents, rather than dealing with global contents through a local experience. Nowadays, Asia, Europe and North America are the major players in the world in terms of economic, cultural and social openings, and connections are likely to be closer and closer in the forthcoming years. 

Future managers and businessmen are expected to have a deep understanding of the economy, society and culture of these crucial regions, in order to find the best job opportunities at global level.

WBB graduates will be highly acquainted with the global market and capable of innovations, thus meeting the demand for young managers with international training, emerging from the business world.

Career Opportunities

WBB graduates are expected to enter the job market soon after graduation; indeed, the program aims to offer a prompt and full immersion in all the main topics related to business with a comparative and comprehensive approach. Graduates will be awarded three degrees, officially accepted in the home country as well as in the other two countries. 

After their first work experiences, graduates may also apply to post-graduate/MBA programs. 

Thanks to their management curriculum and wide-ranging international experience, WBB graduates will typically access the labor market working as top manager assistants in the main areas of multinational corporations or global-oriented companies (managerial accounting, finance and control, marketing, sales and acquisitions, organization).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marketing
  • Writing and Critical Reasoning Thematic Approaches
  • GE Life Sciences
  • Fundamental Principles of the Calculus
  • GE Physical Sciences
  • Microeconomics for Business
For more information please visit 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:


    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

  • Selection test:Official ACT or SAT score.A SAT score higher than 1400 out of 1600 or ACT composite score higher than 29 are highly recommended.
  • Secondary school transcripts: fourth-last, third-last and second-last year final transcripts are compulsory (grades 9, 10 and 11 out of 12 or grades 10, 11 and 12 out of 13). Predicted grades of the last year of secondary school can be uploaded but they are not compulsory.
  • English requirements
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Essay
  • Counselor or teacher recommendation letters
  • Video interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51442 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    51442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51442 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • Year 1 - $51,442
  • Year 2 - HKD 200,000
  • Year 3 -18,000

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.


WBB is for students with an outstanding academic record. A number of scholarships have thus been established to acknowledge students achievements. All applicants will be automatically considered for scholarships based on their academic merit and other accomplishments. There is no need to file a separate scholarship application.

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.