Bocconi Bsc(Bachelors in International Eco and Finance), Thoughts?

I am an International student aspiring to work in IB in London, I have an offer from Bocconi but I've heard that work visa is a big issue which is a big disadvantage even if I am a good candidate, professors have a heavy accent etc, also I don't speak italian(but I'm willing to learn). Do students get placed right after undergrad? Do they get internships/spring weeks etc. Any info is highly appreciated. Thanks!

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Feb 20, 2021 - 6:27pm

Not super easy, but definitely doable! I know plenty of international students who did that bachelors at bocconi and ended up right after in IBD in London. So, i'd go for it (the placement is on par/possibily better than places like Warkwick, KCL). If that doesnt go, you still can find off-cycles in london for a while / do a masters at LBS/LSE/HEC...

 
Feb 27, 2021 - 7:19am

Hi Tan. Take the offer. It's a great Uni and where most Italian (or international students studying in Italy) get recruited into IBD in London / Milan (+ other hubs). In my wider team I know of 5 who either did an undergrad / masters in Bcni. Good luck

 
Feb 27, 2021 - 7:00am

Brand name is top notch for IBD in London and the only target in Italy (just do a LinkedIn search, 99% of Italians in reputable IB shops are from Bocconi), hence placement is absolutely great, even beyond its own merits imho. Most of your peers will take a MSc after that so I don't think it is extremely likely you get a IBD role straight after that. Hence, your base case scenario should be three years at Bocconi followed by a one year MSc program at another target, possibly in the UK. Try to learn Italian quickly.

 
Feb 28, 2021 - 3:22am

Hey thank you so much for replying, your input is valuable. However I read that securing spring weeks/internships at banks is very difficult for non European students because of work visa and visa sponsorship issues, can you tell me something about this, since work experience is important this is a big factor in my decision. Thanks in advance!

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