About the University

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, founded in 1902, was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics. Today, Bocconi is a research university of international standing in business, economics, and law. The university is considered to be among the top 10 business schools in Europe according to the 2013 Financial Time's European Business School Rankings. Bocconi has close relations with major corporations and international agencies, as well as their managers and officials, and constantly interacts with the business and economic environment to assess new issues, implement new techniques, and start new research endeavors.

Bocconi University is a city campus, an integral part of urban life and just five minutes away from the city center via public transport.

The Bocconi campus expresses, in terms of architecture and urban planning, the University's cultural vision, marked by innovation and avant-garde thinking. Each campus building is the work of an important architect and is intended to be an integral part of the city's fabric.

About the Exchange Program

Undergraduate students enrolled in Human Ecology may spend one semester, and in some cases, up to a year, studying at Bocconi University, or Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, in Milan, Italy.

By virtue of being a major node in the European and global network of business and economics universities, Bocconi exchanges faculty and cooperates on large projects with like-minded European and American universities and business schools.

Boconni receives exchange students from partners at 220 universities in 50 countries on all 5 continents.

Milan is one of the EU's and the world's major financial and business centers. It is known as the economic and production capital of Italy and the leading Italian hub for services, finance and industry. Milan is the engine of the country's economy and home of the Italian stock exchange. This cosmopolitan, modern and forward-looking city is world-renowned as a European capital of fashion, design, architecture, publishing, modern art and music. Milan hosts 11% of Italy's university students, and is filled with landmarks, museums, and theatres.


English and Italian

The Undergraduate School coordinates and supervises 7 three-year Bachelor programs, three of which are held entirely in English: Bachelor of International Economics and Management, Bachelor of International Economics and Finance and Bachelor of International Politics and Government) and the World Bachelor in Business, a four-year Bachelor program in English. PAM students and FSAD students who are pursuing a Fashion Design Management option will find many relevant course options. The following Departments offer courses in English.

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Decision Sciences
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Management (with Fashion)
  • Policy Analysis and Public Management


Bocconi University provides off-campus students with approximately 1600 places in a variety of apartments or dorms.

Residences for students are Bocconi Residence, Javotte Residence, Kramer Residence, the more modern Arcobaleno Residence, Spadolini Residence and the latest Dubini Residence. The type of accommodation varies between the residences and the choice is among single rooms in apartments for either one, two or four people. The residences offer services to students such as cleaning services, laundry rooms, study rooms, parking spaces. Many students, however, choose to rent private apartments which are easy to find around the university area.

How to apply to a Human Ecology Exchange program.

Get the Exchange Program Brochure, student testimonials and slideshow materials at the Human Ecology Student and Career Development office.


If you have questions about the program or would like additional information about applying, contact: Paul Fisher or Deanne Maxwell in the Human Ecology Student and Career Development office, Academic Surge A. Please Schedule an appointment by calling 607-255-2532.