Princeton Program: Bocconi University, Exchange in Economics
Princeton’s exchange agreement with Universitá Bocconi gives two Princeton students concentrating or planning on concentrating in Economics the opportunity to study at one of the foremost economics and finance universities in Europe. Students can select from a range of courses that have been pre-approved for departmental credit by the Economics Department and may request approval for other courses of interest.
Previous study of Italian is desirable, but not required; the program includes an intensive crash course in Italian for three weeks before the beginning of each semester.
Universitá Bocconi, founded in 1902, is a small, selective institution that offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and specializes in economics, finance, business, and management. It is the leading university in business and economics in Italy and has an international reputation in these areas. The undergraduate population numbers a little above 7,000, of which almost 1,000 are international students from all over the world. The Bocconi offers five bachelor’s degree programs, including a bachelor of International Economics, Management, and Finance taught entirely in English.
Previous study of Italian is desirable, but not required for this exchange. Bocconi offers a wide range of courses in English (more than 90 each semester), and an intensive crash course in Italian for three weeks before the beginning of each semester.
Milan is the financial and economic capital of Italy, and the financial district and the Stock Exchange are not far from the Bocconi. The city is also known as a hub for fashion, cuisine, and sports. Milan has a population of 1.3 million people.
Milan is located in the north-west of Italy, and all of Europe, as well as the rest of Italy, is easily accessible. The Alps and the Ligurian Riviera are both only a couple of hours away.
For more information about Milan, see the following travel guides: