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che
Joined: 08 Apr 2006
Posts: 3
SDA Bocconi
Sun Apr 09, 2006 09:56 AM
I see a lot of advertisement by Bocconi in The Economist and other places. I have not heard or read about the school so far and was wondering about their status and rep. Cheers, C
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Mendez66
Joined: 01 Sep 2005
Posts: 26
SDA Bocconi
Sun Apr 09, 2006 07:26 PM
It is accredited by Equis and Association of MBAs, which says something about its quality. about its reputation I can't really say because I don't really know. it is not yet a household name in my parts, but there are not too many European programs (but some) that have really become household names in the states yet.
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che
Joined: 08 Apr 2006
Posts: 3
SDA Bocconi
Mon Apr 10, 2006 07:07 AM
Thanks, well the ads say "You may not know all the 22,000 Bocconis worldwide but you will certainly know the companies they work for..", ok someone is trying to make a point. Anyways, at least they seem to have enough funds for a big marketing campaign.
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terra
Joined: 24 May 2006
Posts: 1
SDA Bocconi
Thu May 25, 2006 09:02 AM
Here in Italy, the school has a good reputation. I dont how employers abroad think about it though..
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nazli
Joined: 24 May 2006
Posts: 2
SDA Bocconi
Sun Jun 18, 2006 08:13 PM
One of my friends goes there and he told me that Bocconi does not really get much attention from employers outside of Italy. Even though my friend has very good grades, he has been turned down by several invewstment banks in London without even being offered an interview. Something you might want to think about while applying....
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che
Joined: 08 Apr 2006
Posts: 3
SDA Bocconi
Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:09 AM
Thanks for your view nazli, this is what I suspected a little bit. I guess it has a good reputation in Italy but maybe not so much abroad then. Has your friend found a job after all?
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cleo.anna
Joined: 03 May 2007
Posts: 9
SDA Bocconi
Fri May 04, 2007 01:35 PM
As far as I know the first in Italy for company network (according to Espansione Magazine) is MIP Politecnico di Milano. Bocconi is well-known more as a brand name.
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gino
Joined: 27 Dec 2006
Posts: 10
SDA Bocconi
Mon May 07, 2007 11:23 AM
Reading the above post it sounds as if Bocconi is the most known Italian BS internationally (for the rankings' position), but surprisingly their MBA would not open doors to good jobs.
Anna, maybe what you say about MIP Politecnico di Milano in terms company network, is more valid as an internal Italian perspective, but for for the Italian market?
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nayannavneet
Joined: 01 Sep 2007
Posts: 1
SDA Bocconi
Sun Sep 02, 2007 08:48 AM
How is the International Management Masters program there?? What all companies do people get placed into? Is it mostly Italy based?? Wht are the job prospects and whats the kind of salary offered?? How is its reputation abroad??
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prateek_slb
Joined: 01 Sep 2007
Posts: 3
SDA Bocconi
Sun Sep 02, 2007 05:37 PM
Hi ,

I wanted to apply for MSc Finance at Bocconi University for a.y. 2008 and wante to know about the prospects and the reputation of the course in Italy and Europe? Any ppointers from anyone will be helpful...
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Irena
Joined: 07 Oct 2006
Posts: 45
SDA Bocconi
Mon Sep 03, 2007 05:10 PM
Dear prateek,
Bocconi's MBA has a very good reputation internationally, good accreditations, you find it in the international rankings etc. It is not so difficult to establish how good it is, Bocconi is a brand when it comes to MBA.
But since you are asking about the Msc Finance, I could not tell you how to measure it, and you won't easily find this specific info. After all, there are so many Universities where you can do a Msc in Finance... alot more than MBA. It's really difficult to keep track.
So all I can say is that Bocconi is one of the top tier schools in Europe... not more, sorry!
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prateek_slb
Joined: 01 Sep 2007
Posts: 3
SDA Bocconi
Tue Sep 04, 2007 08:54 AM
Dear Irena,
Thanks for the reply...well do u know anyone who is pursuing this course at Bocconi?? also can u tell me the living costs at Bocconi ??? or mail me at [email protected]
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Irena
Joined: 07 Oct 2006
Posts: 45
SDA Bocconi
Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:11 AM
Well Prateek, as I say in my mail above, I can't tell you more. If I knew someone doing this course, I would of course have told you.
Sorry!
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jona

Joined: 11 Mar 2007
Posts: 59
SDA Bocconi
Fri Sep 07, 2007 03:45 PM
Hi Prateek,
here you find some info about living costs in Europe:
www.citymayors.com/economics/expensive_cities2.html

In the general section of the discussion board, living costs in Europe have been an issue quite a few times, check it out www.find-mba.com/board/general

hope that helps

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sam a q
Joined: 01 Dec 2007
Posts: 1
SDA Bocconi
Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:15 AM
Hi
It seems I was about to do a mistake by starting my MBA in Italy as I will continue afterwards in my country & from what you say Italy don’t really have good MBA schools...I will start in 2008 HELP PLS..

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jona

Joined: 11 Mar 2007
Posts: 59
SDA Bocconi
Fri Dec 28, 2007 05:41 PM
I wouldn't put it that way Sam. Bocconi IS a good school, there is nothing to say about that. What the above posts refer to is that maybe Bocconi receives less interest from international employers than other b schools of the same category.

Even if emplyment prospects are maybe less good than elsewhere, I would count Bocconi among the top level European schools.

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