Ok so I am a HS Senior from India looking for an international experience right out of high school. I don't want to go for the cookie cutter IIT/VIT engineering or Delhi University/Ashoka/St.Xaviers/Christ Economics programs (popular econ programs in India) and I want to look for opportunities abroad as I the begin my adult life. I have an A2 certification in German and Italian which I am aiming to reach B2 and B1 respectively prior to the beginning of my undergrad around this time next year and I aim to finish my undergrad with a C1 or C2 in German and B2 or C1 in Italian as well as learn
08 Sep 2021
Hello, I'm a high school senior from China (so please forgive my poor English and focus on the content) and I got accepted to Bocconi Economics and Social Science Program and Waseda International Liberal Arts Program in this application season. I know Bocconi is a really prestigious university in Europe and the BESS program is the most rigourous one among BSc programs in Bocconi, but I suspect as a Chinese, it will be really tough to survive through the next 3 years (both academic and social life). To be honest, I've never seen any East Asian' face showed up in the Gala or any party of Bocconi
28 Jun 2021
Hello, I'm an Italian of 23 years old, currently doing the first year of the MSc Finance at ESSEC. Last year, I also received admission to the MSc finance in English at Bocconi but, unfortunately, too late (the result was delayed in July while is usually given by the end of May). Now, I'm planning to re-apply this year, including also MSc AFC in english as part of the choices, and I wanted to know if, in your opinion, they are going to reject me just because i did not enroll last year/or because I would start at 23 y.o. As of know, when I spoke with admission office, they did not seem bothered
23 Mar 2021
Hello, I'm a high school senior who got into the Bachelor's in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi with the Merit Award. It's their most rigorous program. I don't hold European citizenship nor do I speak any European languages. However, I intend on becoming proficient in Italian and French granted Bocconi's language courses will suffice. Assuming I get a 28+/30 GPA, what's next? Do BB/EB banks in the UK recruit right out of bachelor's? Am I significantly disadvantaged for not being Italian? What about other roles like product management and T2 consulting firms in the UK? How's Bocconi's
16 Jan 2021
Hello, I'm an Italian of 23 years old, currently doing the first year of the MSc Finance at ESSEC. Last year, I also received admission to the MSc finance at Bocconi but, unfortunately, too late: (they result was delayed in July). Now, I'm planning to re-apply this year, including also MSc AFC in english as part of the choices, and I wanted to know if, in your opinion, they are going to reject me just because i did not enroll last year. As of know, when I spoke with admission office, they did not seem bothered by this fact. My profile: - Bachelor in quantitative methods GPA 29/30 - GMAT 700 -
24 Feb 2021
I met UCL offer today, I am a non-EU citizen. So UCL will cost me around 140k $ (tuition + living expenses), while Bocconi would cost around 40k. If I went to Bocconi, I would have the opportunity to pursue an MFin at UK top targets or Bocconi MFin as a fallback option. While I can't do that if I went to UCL. Is UCL worth the risk, or would I be better off saving on tuition and getting a top masters while also having a brand-name bachelors degree?
23 Aug 2020
Hello everyone, I have been admitted to HEC, Bocconi and St. Gallen for a master in Finance, and I am struggling to know which School to choose. About me: I am from Belgium, I speak French, English, and Dutch, this will be my first master, I ve just turned 21 years old. Gmat: 760, I love maths. My areas of interest are: Financial Markets (not really interested in Corporate Finance), Asset and Wealth Management, Investment Funds Later, I would love to work in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, or in Russia (Moscow or St Petersbourg). However, this is not a necessary condition, I love London and other more
01 Mar 2019
Hello, I hope you are doing well. I will be starting my bachelors course (BESS) at Bocconi University in September as a non-EU first year international student. I will also be applying to spring weeks at banks in London. -Is being a non-EU student a huge setback when it comes to applying for spring weeks in London? -I am pursuing a 3 month internship in the finance department of a diversified firm but most revenue comes from IT, and it is a top 100 company in one of UAE/KSA/Qatar. I have read that it is best to apply as soon as possible for spring week internships. Should I wait to join
21 Jul 2021
Hello everyone, I have been troubled by this matter for a long time: I applied both to SSE (CEMS MSc International Business) and Bocconi (CEMS International Management). Both schools have great reputation, but in case of admission, I can only choose one. SSE scored really high in this year's FT MiM ranking (7th position), while Bocconi took the 9th place. Despite the great rankings, I feel that SSE does not get as much international recognition as Bocconi, and the latter has a better name in general. From an international perspective, which one of these schools is more worth it? Any
12 Dec 2020
I'm considering attending Bocconi for UG... either for a -BSc in Economics, Management, and Computer Science OR -BSc in Mathematical and Computing Sciences for Artificial Intelligence What are your thoughts on the Bachelors courses offered at Bocconi? I would love to go into I-Banking/PE in London/USA after graduating...or perhaps pursue a graduate (masters/Ph.D.) degree from a top university. If given a chance.... would that be possible after a bachelors from Bocconi? Please note that I am an international student from a non-EU country. Thanks for ur time and please let me know ur views! Stay
24 Jun 2020
Hi! I will be attending the Bocconi University in Milan in September, with the course "Bachelor in international economics and Finance". I wanted to know some more about the recognition of this university internationally and on the job market. How well is this university known in the US and in China (Hong-Kong and Shanghai)? What kind of salary can I expect after graduation (I will be 20 then and I already speak 5 languages)? Should I stay in my course "Bachelor in International Economics and Finance" or move to "Bachelor in International Economics and Management"? If you had to campare the
22 May 2014
I'm applying to go to university in 2015 and I have been searching for good colleges in Europe (Im from Europe) My criteria is as follows: Decent reputation Not impossible to get into In a good city Good teaching Must have 3 year degree in finance, or finance & economics. I plan on moving to the US after but can't attend college there, id like to attend a college here which is somewhat known stateside. So far I have started applying to universities in London but my grades apparently don't cut for the better universities they want AAAABB I have ABBBCD I have also looked into Bocconi university
07 Dec 2014
Hi everyone What is the better way to get into IB in London between : -The BSc in international business administration at RSM -The BSc in international management economics and finance at Bocconi (taught in english) I heard that Bocconi was more famous in London than RSM because RSM's student aren't aiming IB ... But I also heard that Bocconi wasn't very famous for it's Bachelors ... is that true ? As i'm not a native speaker , maybe it's better to go for RSM because people speak much better english overthere than in Milan ? Also , Bocconi's fees are between 4500€ and 10000€ depending on your income ... whereas RSM's fees are about 8000€ per year as i'm an international student ...
31 Jul 2011
Fellow Monkeys, I am facing somewhat the most difficult question in life. Hence, I'd like some advice from the forum. I've been accepted into two finance related program located in two very distinct location--Toronto and Milan. The first program is the Rotman Master in Financial Risk Management 8-month (yes, no intern, but have a project working closely with financial institutions on risk management), Risk focus, Downtown Toronto, close to Bay Street (Canadian Wall St. FYI), John Hull teaches, 48K CAD and no scholarship (OMFG). The other program is the Bocconi MSc Finance, heard it's
08 Mar 2017
Hi everyone, Just wondering if I could hear your thoughts on choosing which program to go for. The way I see each option for now is as followed: IE: solid curriculum, good rankings, 1 year, great city and good opportunities in IB ESADE: growing reputation, good rankings, MIF + CEMS would take 2 years, good placements in europe Bocconi: intense program, 2 years (just for MIF), good placement for IB jobs in london after though As you can see, each case has its advantages, I am leaning towards IE as I think it merges a solid curriculum + opportunity for IB jobs with studying in a great city
27 Mar 2016
Hello, I'm 18 and about to start uni. I have an offer from Warwick for EPAIS (BSc economics with politics and international studies), and one for pure economics from Nottingham and Bristol. I only could receive scholarships for the last two. Thats also why I discarded bocconi's economics and management degree (to business-y also). I am also considering the BSc Economics and Business economics (path: economics) from the Erasmus Uni Rotterdam, the Economics BSc from Mannheim and St. Gallen, as I speak German. I would prefer to work in the English speaking world and to not do a master, but it is
15 Mar 2019
Hey guys, I am a 17 year old italian student and was currently admitted to Bocconis Bacherlor course "International Managment, Finance and Economics" and also at LSE for "Government and Economics", and I am now not sure which one to choose. Firstly, I want to say that both interest me very much- economics, is what interests me most, but I was always also intrestet in politics ect.... In the future I will hope to eigher to find a job in the business or finance world (Whod have thunkt?:)), although at the moment I would rather go in the finance world because I believe it suits me better (but who knows, in a few years this may has changed). However, I dont really know what is better. LSE is obviously the better university, but maybe bocconis course is better. What do you thing employers prefer? (when choosing for example who to admitt for an internship at a bank) Furthermore, I will surely need to do a MBA or something similiar afterwards, and was wondering if unis are more likely to admitt someone from LSE with a degree in government and economics or someone from bocconi with a more businesslike course. (I would obviously also get MUCH higher marks at bocconi)
08 Mar 2010
As the title suggests, I am currently in a UK non-target university for my Bachelors degree and I would like to do my masters in a top uni (INSEAD,Bocconi,Oxbridge, LBS, M7 etc). I am in my second year and I am on track to get a First class degree or a high 2.1. I have been a WM intern for 6 months and I plan on sitting CFA Level I in December, 2019. After I gradute in 2020 I will have to work for 2-3 years to save up which gives me plenty of time to improve my odds to get into a target uni. Eventually, I want to break into IB but I also want to get a masters degree for personal reasons. My
29 Dec 2018
Hi guys I would like to work in IB in the beginning of my career. Perhaps I will start in London but my long term goal is the US. Say I have these two options - which one is the best for name recognition & prestige and contacts in the US? 1) St. Andrews, BSc in Economics and Statistics (with a lot of financial maths/stats) - 4 years. 2) Bocconi, BA in International Economics, Managment and Finance + LSE, MSc in Finance/Economics - 4 years.
22 Jun 2013
Hi all, I am facing a decision to pick a master's in finance program and would really appreciate your experience and insights. In short about me, I am Croatian with a non-target bachelor's degree in Economics with high GPA, 9 months M&A internship in UniCredit CEE team in Vienna and student exchange at NUS in Singapore. My ambition with the Master program is to first land a summer internship in IBD in London, and then hopefully an FT role. I got admitted to HEC Paris Master in International Finance (#1 in FT ranking) and Bocconi Msc in Finance which I both see as very good and well-regarded
25 Jun 2016
I found out this morning that I was offered a place at WHU for Msc program. Based several conversations with Bocconi alumni, I'm pretty sure to get into Bocconi as well. I attended WHU's campus. The location and not-so-fun atmosphere is terrible but everyone I met was really smart and school has a very strong network. Also there'll be only 40 students in the Master's finance track. No strong preference of country, non-EU, speak only English and French, no finance internships yet (might do one this summer) A straight entry into private equity/venture capital would be cool (I heard PE/VC recruiting not structured as it is in the US) Opinions?
29 May 2013
Hi, I was wondering which school you would recommend me to apply for? I want to pursue a master in Finance in addition to my engineering master in industrial economics which I will complete in the coming spring. Profile, Age: born 92 Nationality: Swedish Education: Engineering Master in industrial economics (mix of technical, mathematical and economical curriculum). Well known and highly regarded in Sweden, but unknown internationally. GPA: around 3.0 GMAT: 720 (qt 48, v 41, ir 6, awa 3,5) high but not well balanced. Languages: Swedish, English, French and a bit of Italian. Work experience: No
07 Dec 2015
Hey everyone, This is my first post here. I'm a 1st year Masters student at Bocconi, top European university. Regardless, I got rejected from most of my consulting summer internship application s. I applied mostly to Dubai as I was convinced competition is somewhat weaker than say London. Didn't feel like it. I can attribute my failure to 2 drawbacks of my applications: 1.) I don't have a great GMAT (under 700) and did not mention it at all and 2.) Despite summer internships every year, I have no big name on my CV (other than an EU member state government institution). Which one would you say
04 Jan 2017
Hey guys, I'd just like some insight on my chances in some masters program I'm applying to (or consideting). A bit about my profile: -3.1 GPA in computer engineering at McGill. (3.3 in my last 2 years, i kinda had a really bad start). Im currently in my last semester. -GMAT 690 (q:48 v37) -Some work experience working for in Asset Management, and IB. Both in small boutiques. The programs Im considering (among others): -Msc quant finance and risk management at bocconi in milan. -Msc finance at imperial college. I'd appreciate any advice / opinion on my chances for these programs. Thanks :)
05 Mar 2011
Hello. I am currently finishing my degree in engineering in Athens, Greece. I would like to apply for a Master's degree in Quantitative Finance. I am thinking about Bocconi but also since I speak fluent German I am also thinking about the University of Frankfurt or the Technical University of Munich. I would like your help in two matters: 1. How well connected is Bocconi on securing a Quant position in London or Switzerland? I have read some great stuff for the Msc in Finance but what about the Ms in Finrisk??
26 Jan 2015
Hi guys, I'm having to decide on my university for the semester abroad. I'm currently studying at a semi-target European University (Economics) and had some experience (AM BB, Big 4 Transactions). The choice is between Singapore (Nanyang/SMU) and Bocconi. Singapore would probably be the more exciting place, however Bocconi the better brand on your CV. How much does the choice of the exchange university actually matter when applying for masters or entry level positions? Is the Bocconi name or the international experience from studying in Singapore more valued (already spent half a year in
23 Mar 2016
Hi everyone. I have been accepted to Bocconi Master in Accounting, Financial management and Control (did not get accepted to my first choice Msc Finance), and to RSM Finance and Investments (basic course). I am having a hard time deciding which one to pick. I like the RSM F&I master a bit more interesting, but from what I've heard Bocconi is a better uni overall to land a great job + summer intership at Bocconi would really benefit me as I have no relevant previous work experience. Bocconi is however much more expensive (30k B vs 2k RSM). My goal is to work in IB or S+T, preferably London or
13 Apr 2018
Hey, I am thinking about going to Bocconi. I know that it is a top school, but I've seen lots of people say that it is only respected because of its masters. How do Bocconi undergrad programs (BIEF) compare to programs in schools like let's say Erasmus Rotterdam?
10 Apr 2021
The only two offers I've got at the moment are form Bocconi (Economics and Management taught in Italian) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (liberal arts and sciences). Which one should I chose if I plan on getting an MBA form a reputable US University? (However, I'm not going to seek a work in the US. I'm from China and would definitely prefer some work for which I can often travel from China to Europe.) I would appreciate all of your opinions!
02 Jun 2014
I am trying to decide among the following 3 programs: Bocconi (Italy) - Master in Finance Rotterdam -RSM- (Netherlands) - Master in Finance and Investments St. Gallen (Switzerland) - Master in Banking and Finance In case it matters, I have a 2:1 in Economics from Bath University (UK), 1 year experience in Thomson-Reuters (London sales) and a 3 month internship at Credit Suisse (London FO). I'm looking to get into Equity Research in Europe. Which master would you choose?
19 Dec 2009
I'm looking to study abroad in Europe and I've narrowed down my choices to these schools: ESADE Bocconi University HEC Paris School of Management Rotterdam School of Management IE Business School (Madrid) I would really appreciate any advice or comments, particularly from those who have attended any of these schools. From my understanding, all of the aforementioned schools have prestigious reputations, but I'm more interested in a good overall international experience. In my opinion, studying abroad is for having fun and getting out of your comfort zone rather than academics. I'm looking for
13 Aug 2015
Dear colleagues! I'm an italian boy. I would like to work in M&A abroad after graduation. I do not have related work experience. I have been admitted by Bocconi (MSc in Administration, Financial Management and Control) and by Cass (MSc Finance). I'm still waiting for Warwick (MSc Finance) and Rotterdam (MScBA Accounting and Financial Management). I would like to have an opinion from you about which Uni to choose, which one has better reputation, placement etc and will offer me the possibility to work abroad. Will the kind of course for which I have been chosen make a difference in the
08 May 2018
Hello! I'm Italian, and I graduated in 2019. In 2020 I joined the Msc Finance at ESSEC Business School and I'm currently working as Equity Analyst here in Paris. I would have to complete one additional year + summer to graduate from here. My main target is IB London, in both banks and boutiques. I recently had an offer to join the MSc in accounting, financial management, and control at Bocconi in english, 2 year program starting in 2021, and I'm confused whether to take it or not. - Main point is I'm willing to work in Paris for some years but what if I want to return to Italy later on? Will I
31 May 2021
Been accepted by both IE business school's MIF and Bocconi's MSc Finance. Ultimately want to work in IBD in London (yes I've applied to schools there), so these are my choices. Both programs are very similar in terms of rankings/placements/program structure aside from Bocconi being a 2 year program whereas IE's is 1 year. Leaning towards Bocconi because my work experience isn't great (why I'm doing a master's in the first place) so that I can intern as a SA in between sessions. However, I hear that while Bocconi places well in London many of those alumni are native Italian speakers - for banks
01 May 2018
Hi I am an international student applying to Bocconi's BESS program. Someone at my dad's office told him that bocconi does not place well. This is contrary to what I have read about bocconi on various forums and websites. Therefore, I wanted to know what the job prospects would be with a BESS degree from bocconi. Additionally, will it help my chances to get into a top graduate school?
11 Jan 2020
I'm considering attending Bocconi BIEF for UG I would love to go into IB in London or in the USA after graduating. Is going to Bocconi enough or is it worth to try applying to other universities? My SAT score is 1500 and I'm about to do another trial soon. IELTS score: 7.0
11 Sep 2020
Hey! I know this is a long shot, but I'm just wondering if anyone is familiar with the MSc in International management program at Bocconi? I really want to pursue a postgraduate degree in Europe and Bocconi is undoubtedly one of the best schools. I'd really appreciate if anyone can shed some light on this program or even on Bocconi university or Milan as a whole Thanks!
01 Mar 2013
Does anyone know anything about the Master in corporate finance at SDA Bocconi (Italy)? I'm wondering about entry competition and whether it places well in London, but any other information would be much appreciated. Thanks.
10 Apr 2010
Bsc- Bocconi vs St Gallen vs Frankfurt School (or other) Hi all, I am currently in the process of applying to university for bachelor programs. My career aim is to work for a commodity trading company or in an investment bank either in London, Switzerland, Frankfurt or Singapore but I'm having a tough time choosing which university to go to. I'm an English speaker with no knowledge of German so I wanted to ask which university would put me in the best position for my career aims. All the courses are taught in English. My grades are also pretty good and I have already had one internship at a
10 Oct 2017
Lads, any reviews on the SDA Bocconi program? London placement, Europe, most frequent career paths, an overall overview from the program? Comparison with IE is warmly welcomed. Thanks in advance!
11 Jun 2021
Hey guys, I got into Bocconi (International Econ and Finance bachelor) and I just can't assess the level of this school. QS Rankings: 7th in Europe for Finance and Accounting 4th in Europe for Econ and Econometrics 6th in Europe for Business and Management Also, they accounted for 5% (4th) of the analyst class in NY and London for JPM, GS ans MS. With: 5% of GS London (7th) 11% JPM London (3rd) 10% MS London (2nd) I'd like to get into IB (not in Italy though) and was accepted to Notre Dame Mendoza Finance bachelor too. What do you guys think ? Is it that good? Thanks for your time !
08 Apr 2017
What's up guys? So the thing is I am doing A-levels now and this September I am applying to universities. I want to go to university after which I will have a fair shot at IB/Consulting. And here I need your help fellow bankers! My top two choices are LSE and UCL but I want to have a plan and confidence in the future in the case I won't get in. Here are universities that I am thinking of applying to right now and it would be amazing if you could share some insight about how represented these unis are in the City and on Wall Street. And how reasonable is to apply there considering my IB/Consulting ambitions. 1.) St Andrews - Philosophy and Economics, 4 years MA 2.) Bristol - Philosophy and Economics, 3 years BA
08 Feb 2013
Hello WSO, My first discussion post! I'm joining a Queen's Masters program which encourages a semester abroad to a partner school. Since there's no degree to be gained, and the courses are all electives, the decision will be based mainly on the criteria of: Interest/relevance of course options available, career/internship/networking opportunities, the school's reputation internationally (how good it looks on a resume), and the city/student life. In terms of career to date I have a finance degree from a non target, and 3 years work experience in commercial banking. For the future I would be
03 Jul 2017
Hi fellas! I am getting closer to my GMAT exam and to choosing which business school to go to for my Masters in Finance. I'd like to ask everyone who has previously attended or is a current student at either Imperial, Warwick, Bocconi, RSM or St.Gallen about their experiences. Also, if you're a recruiter, please share your experiences about the hiring process from these schools. For students/alumni: What did it take for you to get in? How is the course content? Do you have good networking opportunities, and is your school a "target" uni for London based IB or fintech, asset management jobs? If
14 Apr 2019
Hi, I'm a french IB student currently concluding his secondary education. I've applied to a few Business bachelors. Although I'm unsure on what I want to specialize I'm looking for international prospects and the best education and opportunities availible (regardless of where I live, having lived in a few places and being versatile). Pushed by my father who focused his view and research on rankings (ARWU shanghai, QS, ft ect..) - I based my application mainly on rankings but I'm starting to have serious doubts on this method. I was notably accepted by Sauder and found out the admission rate
27 Mar 2019
Hello, I am an English student currently studying in an international school in England. I have applied to 5 UK unis (Edinburgh, Warwick, Surrey, Exeter and Kent) but have also applied to Bocconi University in Milan. I have always wanted to study abroad and get out of the UK. I have been to Milan many times and I love it there, so naturally the thought of studying at Bocconi appeals to me. However, I am aware that it said to be that a degree from the UK has a higher reputation. I am currently learning Italian and can almost speak at a conversational level. I can also speak French at a
06 Feb 2017
Hi all! I am facing a pretty tough dilemma. I have been accepted to both of these programms and i havven't managed to make a decision for about a month. Few things about me.. -24y male greek -Civil engineer trying to switch carrer field.(mostly interested in the buy side, PB,AM,HF etc) -High quantitaive bachelor--> gmat 730 (q50 v 38) -1 year work experience ( as an enginner) +1 year military duties so actually no work experience in finance -planning to stay and work abroad after my master. (london ofc my first choice , although i am open to other european cities) Pros and cons for each
02 Jun 2015
Hi guys. I am applying for a Msc in Quantitative Finance. Since I dont have high hopes in getting accepted in LSE or Imperial, I believe that Bocconi and Cass are the second best choice. First of all, are these two universities as well connected in the City as they are advertised? Secondly, leaving the huge financial difference aside, which one would you reccomend ? I am quite sure that getting accepted in Cass would not be an issue, but I have no information about Bocconi. The admission criteria are pretty basic, but I am sure that there is more. Can anyone give me a realistic example of an
06 Feb 2015