erasmus rotterdam vs bocconi for bachelors

Hi, does anybody have experience with these schools?  I would rather attend Bocconi because of cultural fit; even though I don't speak Italian, I live in an eastern EU country close to Italy. Still, I would not want to cause financial distress to my parents. Given that I would like to get SA @ BB during my bachelor's degree, is Bocconi better? In addition, I also want to do my master's in the UK at LSE, LBS, or Oxford. Is it worth the splurge?

P.S BTW, I am looking at ESE Bsc Econometrics not RSM IBA.

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Jul 6, 2021 - 6:04pm

Hi, both have really good bachelor degrees. RSM is more of a management bachelor whereas Bocconi is more economics and finance related. Both are really good and give you access to the same masters, considering you have good grades and a decent GMAT score (if you are aiming for the best programs). Let me know, if you have any specific questions, happy to help :) 

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  • Analyst 1 in PE - Other
Aug 22, 2021 - 6:47am

Guy above me is spot on, I know from personal experience that the RSM IBA programme has a very large portion of its students geared towards consulting / corporate strategy / Big Tech due to the strong existing CEMS relationships and management programme legacy. I definitely see more Bocconi BAs doing SA stints in London, though I can basically guarantee you that this mostly down to self-selection.

Both are, imo, in the top 5 continental business undergrad programmes on the continent (the others being HSG, SSE, and maybe one of WHU, ESADE and CBS)

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Aug 22, 2021 - 3:06pm

Hi, I do not want to do a vanilla bachelors in econ/business, rather, I am looking for something a bit more quantitative to please my parents because econ/business degrees here are dime a dozen and not very well regarded. What would you think about going to Erasmus Uni bachelor in econometrics?

Aug 23, 2021 - 9:49am

Mate, I am currently studying econometrics at another university in the netherlands but the EBE program places really well. I have spoken to multiple people that did their bsc econometrics at EBE and they all placed well at Dutch PE-shops, quant/trading roles, SA IBD, and math/finance related masters. That is, if you can handle the first year of the program. Just PM me if you want to know more about studying econometrics because all the programs in The Netherlands are similar

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