How hard is getting into Bocconi University

- As stated above, the MSc in International Management is not Bocconi's flagship (which I think is ESS and not Finance) but it will give you a shot at any firm you may be interested in (ie. McK, GS, PwC, Vodafone, any!);
- At the same time, it will give you the opportunity to attend semesters abroad (exchange program) or other international experiences (cems (6 months), double degrees (12 months));
- Again, as stated above, it will be difficult to break in socially if you don't speak italian but you will be in an english course with 30% of foreign students so you will still have the opportunity to make a lot of friends;
- I do not think Milan is a bad place where to study and have fun. Obv. the weather is better in Rome or in South Italy but IMO that it is not a major issue (and you have to consider where you come from since it is better than in London). At the same time, Milan can offer you a lot of things to do and it is a decent hub if you want to travel around Europe (you can find easyjet and ryan air airports within an hour). Obv. it is not London or other 100% party based places (ie. Madrid) but you can have fun (and find good food);
- Job in Italy may be easy since Bocconi is a top institution and you have to complete an internship before graduation, but the italian job market sucks and salaries (excluding for investment banking) tend to be well below other European cities;
- the school places above average in London and in Banking. Just below Oxbridge and LSE;
- friends who completed that program now work at Deloitte Consulting, BCG, McK, Barclays (2)

At the end, if you want to study in Continental Europe, I would pick only HEC or SSE over Bocconi.

Fell free to PM me if you want (Bocconi alumnus).

I have got into Bocconi's Master in International management with 100% tuition waiver. But I was concerned about the job market in Italy and Europe in general. Given the scenario, would it be wise to go and study in Italy ? Also, I came to know that not many cultural activities are organized for international students and most of the cultural activities are in Italian (very difficult for an international student who doesnot know any italian to attend). Also the method of teaching is mostly theoretical, whereas a business school should focus more on case studies, group work etc. Are these allegations true ?
Just FYI I am an Indian
Looking forward to hear from you
- A confused soul