The first year is dedicated to skill-building in such areas as quantitative methods, performance measurement, marketing, strategy, business law, and organization. Students will learn how to improve their “soft skills” in communication and presentation through a compulsory workshop right after the beginning of the program.
During the second semester of the first year, students will be involved in a challenging Business Game with partner companies.
The second year is entirely dedicated to the internship and the focused educational experience by selecting four courses within one of the majors proposed. Among these, students can choose Fashion, Luxury and Made in Italy (entirely in English), if they have a passion for typical Made in Italy industries, or a major in Organizational Change and Consulting, Green Management and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Growth Strategy, Finance, though these majors include both electives held in Italian and electives held in English.
at Bocconi (Milan)
- Planning & Control
- Leading People
- Managerial Data Analysis
Students are allowed to better understand the economic and regulation context and identify solutions for interpreting the competitive dynamics and drivers of value creation for products/services and markets.
They also learn how to improve their soft skills in communication and presentation through a compulsory workshop right after the beginning of the program.
- Managing Corporate Growth
- Financial Planning
Students will be involved in a challenging real business case with partner companies to develop their general management skills, enhance their leadership abilities and strengthen their grasp of organizational functions and interdependencies.
at Bocconi (Milan) and /or abroad
- Fashion, Luxury and Made in Italy
- Organizational Change and Consulting
- Green Management and Sustainability
- Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Growth Strategy
- Global Experience (reserved for Double Degree, Free Mover and Exchange Program students only)
Study Abroad Programs
- Double Degrees with:
Darla Moore School of Business (Columbia, US)
ESADE Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas (Barcelona, Spain)
ESSEC (Cergy, France)
FGV-EAESP Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas (São Paulo, Brazil)
HEC École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Paris, France)
HEC Montréal (Montréal, Canada)
HSG University of St. Gallen (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
IIMA Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India)
NHH Norwegian School of Economics (Bergen, Norway)
RSM Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Sciences Po Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Paris, France) – first year at Sciences Po
WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna, Austria)
- Exchange Programs
Foreign languages (two languages)
ESSEC-Bocconi Double Degree
Bocconi and ESSEC have a history of cooperation on student and faculty exchanges that spans over 40 years. Recently they have joined forces to launch an exciting double degree program involving multiple countries, campuses and continents.
This innovative program gives students the amazing opportunity to study in four different locations: the ESSEC Cergy campus (France), the ESSEC Singapore campus (Singapore), the Bocconi Milan campus (Italy) and the Bocconi MISB Mumbai campus (India).
Its unique format provides a chance to gain deep insight into both Europe and Asia and learn about economic, political and management issues from complementary perspectives across the globe. Furthermore, participants will enjoy a rich combination of courses and internships, and will gain research experience while completing their dissertation.
The double degree program will be open to 20 ESSEC and 20 Bocconi students every year.
At graduation, students will receive the ESSEC MSc in Management degree (Grande Ecole) and the Bocconi University MSc in Management degree.
Study Plan for Bocconi Students
First semester at Bocconi (Milan)
- Economic Prospects
- Performance Measurement
- Human Resource Management
- Marketing Management - Advanced
- Behavioural skills seminars
Second semester at ESSEC (Singapore)
- Management Control
- Strategy and Management
- Principles of Finance
- International Business Law
- Asian Cultures and Society
First semester at SDA Bocconi Asia Center (Mumbai)
- Principles of Business Analytics
- 4 electives on selected managerial topics
- Business Game
Second semester at ESSEC (Cergy)
- Managing IT in the Digital Age
- 4 electives
Second semester, other activities
- First foreign language
- Second foreign language
- Professional experience (after graduation at Bocconi)
Please note that
- The study plan may be subject to slight variations decided by the competent bodies
- The total number of credits needed to obtain both the Bocconi and ESSEC degrees will be greater than the number of credits required to obtain the Bocconi MSc degree alone (120 CP)
- The thesis must be discussed at Bocconi University
- The Bocconi degree must be awarded before the ESSEC Business School degree
The ESSEC degree, in accordance with the Business School policy, will be issued after 18 months of job experience (internship included).