You will learn how to interpret the evolution of social, economic and political systems in an international perspective, to understand the mechanisms of decision-making within national and international institutions, and develop skills needed for implementing and evaluating policies.
You will also acquire a toolbox of soft and hard skills through active learning from a wide array of subjects: politics, economics, management, law, history and quantitative methods. Large emphasis is placed on three moments of policy-making: designing public policies which are both economically efficient and politically sustainable; implementing public policies with an effective approach; and evaluating public policies using modern quantitative and qualitative techniques.
The International Politics and Government at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi is hence important for the development of abilities for future national and international policy-makers, active players in international organizations and regulatory authorities, and managers in international private firms dealing with an increasingly relevant non-market environment.
The majority of graduates in International Politics and Government are likely to go on to graduate studies. Nevertheless, they can access the labor market directly, typically playing junior roles in the analysis, evaluation and implementation of public policy; for instance:
You can apply until:
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This program features an international, policy-oriented approach to studying government and politics.
In the main courses, you will learn the core topics of the program (political science, political economics, history and international relations) and acquire research tools (mathematics, statistics, policy evaluation and negotiation skills) to interpret the evolution of social, economic and political systems in an international perspective, and to implement and evaluate public policies.
In the third year, study abroad opportunities, internships, workshops on specialized subjects and a large array of elective courses will allow you to gain more international exposure as well as labor market experience in your areas of interest.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Each year, Bocconi University establishes the number of students who may be admitted to its programs, to ensure the best welcome, promote success during the study program and facilitate graduates’ entrance into the labor market.
Category of applicants
The categories of applicants vary based on the secondary school attended: Italian applicants, international applicants, talent students, applicants transferring from another University.
Elements of evaluation
Profiles will be evaluated based on the following elements:
Completing the Admission Application
Admitted applicants will receive an offer that depends on meeting several curricular requirements:
In order to confirm the offer, admitted students must complete enrollment by the specified deadline.
The Admissions Committee of applicants' admission results by considering each applicant’s personal background and choices expressed, assessing the complete profile and considering the spots places available for in the application session.
Within the timelines defined for the various application sessions, applicants may view the results by accessing the “My Application” with their login information.
The language requirements vary from Home University to Home University: TOEFL iBt 76-100, IELTS 6-7.
Università Bocconi has a detailed system of tuition and fees, financial assistance and exemptions, aimed at providing all students the necessary financial means to complete their studies.Therefore, in order to ensure a fair tuition system, for the three-year Bachelor programs in Economics and the five-year degree program in Law, Università Bocconi foresees a yearly tuition fees which amounts to approximately € 11,000 which is equal to the 4th income bracket, and 3 reduced income brackets, adjusted to the economic and patrimony conditions of the student's original and de facto family.
Bocconi University is committed to making a higher education available to all talented students: we welcome motivated and bright students, regardless of their families’ financial situation. For years Bocconi has undertaken an investment policy to support deserving students through an expanding financial aid system based on both merit and need. Thanks to agreements made with the top Italian banks, our students also have access to a variety of student loan options.
To facilitate student applications and to allow families to evaluate the actual financial commitment needed to attend Bocconi before enrollment, the admissions application and financial aid applications have the same deadlines and timeframes and must be submitted together. The outcome of financial aid will be made available shortly after the admission’s results and prior do the deadline to enroll in Bocconi.
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