Carlson School Exchange in Italy: Università BocconiGraduate Global Immersion
The academic calendar at Bocconi will differ from the University of Minnesota and all exchange students are expected to be at their host campus on the first day of orientation and through the last day of final exams.
Fall Semester 2023:
Italian Language Crash Course: August 28 - September 9, 2023
Orientation: Late August - Early September 2023
Lecture Period: September 6 - December 6, 2023
Exam dates: December 11 - 21, 2023
* Earliest Departure Date: December 22, 2023
Spring Semester 2024:
Italian Language Crash Course: late January - early February 2024
Lecture Period: February 5 - May 10, 2024
Exam dates: May 15-30, 2024
* Earliest Departure Date: June 1, 2024
The priority deadline for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 is February 1st, 2023 at noon.
- Successful exchange students demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and services will be different from a US university
- You are enrolled as an exchange student at a host university and take business courses in English
- You take courses with students from the host university as well as other exchange students from around the world
- You attend the host university according to their term dates which differ from the University of Minnesota
- A small group of Carlson students are selected to study at each partner university per semester and are fully immersed in another country, culture, and education system
- You will work closely with both Carlson School advisers and advisers from the host university for support pre-departure and during your semester abroad
What is a business exchange program?
- Universita Bocconi is considered one of Europe's leading educational institutions in Economics, Management, Finance, and Law.
- Milan 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.
- Population: 1.4 million
- The Carlson Global Institute strongly encourages students to live in the on-campus housing options as those are affiliated with and vetted by the partner institutions.
- Students should check the host university website and fact sheet for specific accommodations information including on-campus and off-campus options, application process and deadline, and cost information.
- Exchange students can request accommodation in Bocconi dorms through the ISD Housing Office.
- Housing offers differ, based on the residence hall you choose.
- Students may also choose to find their own apartment in Milan, but offer limited guidance in finding off-campus accommodations.
- Graduate exchange students take courses in the Masters of Science & MBA Program.
- Graduate exchange students must enroll in the minimum number of credits outlined by the host university. The UMN does not have a minimum course requirement for graduate students on semester exchange.
- Courses transfer back as S/N on UMN transcripts.
- The average workload for exchange students is 4 courses per semester.
- Business courses taught in English and Italian are available to exchange students
- A two week immersion Intensive Italian Language Crash Course is offered before the beginning of Bocconi classes. Levels from beginner up to advanced. Italian Language Follow-Up Courses are scheduled throughout the semester.
- For information about specific courses available to exchange students please meet with an adviser.
- Currently enrolled in a Carlson Full-time MBA, Part-time, MBA or M.A-HRIR program
- In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Additional criteria may apply
- The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation
- All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
- All students participating on an exchange program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if required by their host country. The Carlson Global Institute will not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs and are not visa experts.
- The Carlson Global Institute and the host university will provide resources for visa and residence permit applications if necessary, but students will need to work with the consulate and/or visa processing company directly as well.
To apply for an exchange program you must first apply through the Carlson Global Institute on the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 is February 1, 2023 at noon. Applications will open on the first day of the Fall 2019 semester. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline. Once accepted into an exchange program, you will also complete an application to the host university.
Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. Carlson School graduate students are eligible for Education Abroad Fellowships. Please visit "Financial Aid" and "Fellowships" for more information.
Cost Estimate (Summary)
Expenses are based on a 5 month semester. These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.
|Estimated Expenses 2023-24|
|Carlson School Tuition (charged to UMN student account)||UMN Per-credit rate (varies by credit load and UMN degree program)|
|Airfare (to and from program site)||$1,200|
|Documentation (passport, visa, immunization)||$250|
|Books and Materials||$200|
|Accommodations & Meals||$7,500|
|Essential Daily Living Expenses||$2,000|
|Total Estimated Expenses||$11,650 + tuition costs|
|Estimated Expenses 2023-24|
|Estimated Expenses 2023-24|