|Bocconi to double its offer of English-language MSc programs
(09.11.06 - 14:21) The university announces the division into 5 separate and independent schools and new English-language programs
Bocconi University treasures its Italian roots whilst promoting and fostering a truly international outreach and in officially opening the 2006-2007 academic year Angelo Provasoli, Bocconi rector, underlined Bocconi’s continuing internationalization with 9% of students coming from outside of Italy. A figure aligned with statistics from the UK, France and Germany, where foreign students account for around 10% of the total, and above the EU average of 5.5%.
To meet the increasing interest from abroad (applications were up nearly 10% this year) Bocconi is further strengthening its offer of English-language programs. From next year, 2007-08, Bocconi will offer three new Masters of Science taught entirely in English, bringing the total to six. The new programs will be an MSc in Marketing management, in Economics & management of arts, culture and communication and in Economics & management of international markets and new technologies. The university is aiming to have 15% of students coming from abroad by 2015.
Bocconi also announced a sweeping reform of the University’s governance, to be structured around five new independent Schools with a Dean at the head of each. Bocconi President Mario Monti emphasized the importance of adopting such an independent governance model for the entire Italian university system, in order to eliminate issues of self-reference and conflict of interest that impede competitiveness in the international education market. The new model empowers Bocconi to respond quickly and effectively to the challenges of competition between universities at the European and global levels.
The new academic structure is based on five Schools that are independent in the management of their study programs but functional within a unitary vision of Bocconi’s broader objectives. These Schools must be “capable of guaranteeing effective links to the European job market, and must form clearly diversified professional figures at the different levels (Bachelor, MSc, masters, etc.), as demanded by companies”, explained Provasoli.
Bocconi University’s 5 new schools:
-Bocconi Undergraduate School - runs the Bachelor programs, with almost 7,500 students.
-Bocconi Graduate School - runs Master of Science programs and Specialized Masters, with almost 4,700 students.
-Bocconi School of Law - runs programs offered in the field of law, with almost 1,300 students
-Bocconi PhD School - runs PhD programs, with almost 200 students.
-SDA Bocconi school of management - runs post-experience masters, including MBA programs, and executive courses. Each year almost 15,000 students enrol in the School.
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