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  • Locations: Milan, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/20/2020 06/05/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 17
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Academic Disciplines: Business Administration, Economics
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Business Administration Housing Type: Off-Campus Residence Hall, On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Academic Year:  late August – mid July
Fall semester:  late August – late December
Spring semester:  late January – mid July

This university is located in Milán, Italy. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:

The "Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi" was founded in Milan in 1902, the first Italian university to offer a degree course in Economics. Independent economically, academically and in its teaching from the outset. Its academic tradition has always been characterized by pluralism, the exchange of ideas and continuous research for a knowledge-based society. A private university, it is considered to have the leading economics faculty in Italy with a marked international orientation, as demonstrated by the courses, the teaching staff, the students, and the numerous activities and initiatives.

SDA Bocconi School of Management
Like Università Bocconi, the "Scuola di Direzione Aziendale" (School of Management) is the perfect model of an institution serving the country, society and the economic system. Concrete examples of its aims include the introduction of a managerial culture into the health service, the special attention paid to the non-profit area, and the influencing of the European Union's policies in an authoritative manner.

The leader in Italy and one of the most prestigious in the world, SDA Bocconi has been Università Bocconi's School of Management since 1971. It offers about a thousand executive courses each year and 4 MBA programs. It boasts a faculty of teachers and researchers that ensures academic excellence and direct contact with business and the institutions. The leader in Italy, it is rated highly in the major international rankings:

MBA Ranking the Wall Street Journal 2006:
20th in the World

Ranking Financial Times Open Market 2006:
12th in Europe
33rd in the World

Ranking Financial Times Executive Programme 2006:
12th in Europe
31st in the World

Ranking FORBES MBA 2005:
1st in the World for "Value for Money"

  • no meal plan
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
For more information on courses offered at Bocconi: click here.

Many courses in the school of MGT at Bocconi are taught in English, so language skills are not required. Others will require that students have an advanced level of Italian.

If students intend to participate in an internship from January to June, they may study for Fall semester only. Internships are not available during the summer, so this option is not available following Spring or Academic Year study. For more information, please contact the Global Internship Program Office at .

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

1.4 ECTS = 1 GT credit

Bocconi Grade = US Grade
A, B = A
C = B
D = C
E = D
FX, F = F

Using a numerical system:
Bocconi Grade = US Grade
28-30 = A
24-27 = B
21-23 = C
18-20 = D
less than 18 = F

Program Costs (Estimated)
  • For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
  • Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
  • Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.
 In-state Tuition $5,004 
 Out-of-state Tuition $5,254 
 GT Mandatory Fees $1,205 
 Additional Language Instruction $0 
 Books and Supplies $250 
 Admin/Application Fees $0 
 Miscellaneous $750 
 Round-trip Airfare $1,500 
 Room and Board  $6,000 
 Mandatory Insurance $180 
 In-state Total $14,889 
 Out-of-state Total $15,139 

∗ Includes passport/visa fees, required field trips, local transportation, and incidentals.

Costs in the preceding chart are estimates for GT students based on tuition rates posted by the GT Bursar.  Guaranteed tuition rates, graduate tuition rates, and MBA tuition rates vary. Please check the GT Bursar's web site to confirm actual tuition rates based on degree, term, or level of study. Insurance rates are subject to change. Actual costs may be higher or lower than those listed above, depending on the exchange rate and personal spending habits/needs.


  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
Please consult the web site of the Italian Embassy for more information on obtaining a visa. 
Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
Cassy McInnis