Bocconi vs. Warwick

Hi everybody, I am currently a high school senior from Turkey. I have applied to many universities in the US however I only got accepted to crappy ones not worth traveling The Atlantic. However, I got accepted to both Warwick (Economics and Industrial Organization Bsc) and Bocconi (Economics Management and Computer Science Bsc). I am currently in a bit of a dilemma as to where to go as both Universities are pretty prestigious. I like Warwick for being located in the UK and being a campus university, meanwhile I believe Bocconi's program is more CS concentrated possibly making it better for my future employment, downside of it being in Italy compared to the UK. It would be really nice to hear ideas from people with experience in the field. Thank you in advance.

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Apr 26, 2020 - 9:23am

Econ at Warwick is really strong and you will see loads get spring and summer internship. If you don't know Italian, I would strongly recommend Warwick.

Although Warwick is the biggest shithole, I still believe you will have more opportunities.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 26, 2020 - 10:04am

Neither are real targets. Aim for Oxford,Cambridge, LBS or LSE if you really want to place at a BB/EB

Apr 26, 2020 - 10:27am

You are clueless, he is applying to Undergraduate and you recommend him LBS?

Warwick places very well for both BB and EB, 3 out of 12 interns for Evercore were from Warwick this year.

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Apr 26, 2020 - 10:54am

I would pick Bocconi. Warwick is indeed in the UK and will allow you to get a lot of exposure to London and if you land a few spring weeks and convert one or two into SA roles, you would be in a good spot. You can get a job in finance in Milan without speaking Italian. The reason being is that you come from by far the best uni in Italy when it comes to business and economics. Whilst, 4/5 jobs will require speaking Italian, with some networking and some previous experience you can land one. I am only saying it, because I've spoken with several Bocconi MSc students who don't speak a word of Italian and they confirmed it. And if you don't speaking Italian, for 3/4 years you can definitely pick it up which can be a further asset down the line (especially if English is your second language). Also, I've seen people with BSc in Bocconi going to do a MSc in places like Oxbridge/MIT, so the undergrad is definitely very well regarded both in Europe and overseas. I am not sure what are the fees for the Bocconi undergrad, but presumably it will be less than the £9k per year for Warwick. Also, if you are going to spend 3/4 years, I think Milan would be a much better choice in terms of experiences and life in general. Cost of living would be probably the same if not less than Warwick. Best of luck!

P.S: I think Bocconi and Warwick are partnership unis, and you can actually spend a semester/year in the other.

Apr 26, 2020 - 1:35pm

quite inaccurate saying you can land a finance job in Italy without speaking Italian. Most of the annual reports you gonna read will be in Italian. don't know why you guys have to bullshit around like this

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Apr 26, 2020 - 1:39pm

As mentioned in the comment '4/5' jobs will require Italian. Again, landing a job without speaking Italian is exception, not the norm. I know people who got jobs in both BB's and Big 4's without knowing Italian. The same applies to France and Germany, plenty of people find jobs without speaking the local language and just go with English. Sure, you would be limited in a lot of the things you can do, but if the business needs someone for 3-6 months they would often hire someone who can help with the workload.

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