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  • Locations: Milan, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
Language of instruction:
English, Italian
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer
Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
Classification: Junior, Senior
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Founded in 1902, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi is considered one of Europe’s leading educational institutions in economics, management, finance and law. The Financial Times ranked the university 8th in all of Europe. For over a century, Universita Bocconi has playing a leading role in Italy’s social and economics modernization. Check out this virtual tour and video of campus!


Located in northern Italy, the city of Milan is known as Italy’s economic and production capital. It is also the leading hub for services, finance, industry and the home of the Italian stock exchange. This cosmopolitan and modern city is world famous as a European center for fashion, design, architecture, publishing, modern art and music. It is deeply rooted in a flourishing past and houses cultural treasures such as elaborate cathedrals, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, opera houses and much more. Milan has so much to offer any exchange student from museums, sporting events, nightlife and weekend trips out of the city to Venice or a leisurely day on Lake Como.
Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Italian
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to December)
  • Spring Semester (February to May)
  • Academic year (September to May)

As part of the exchange program, students are open to a wide variety of courses the university offers including over 100 courses taught in English each semester. Areas of study include international management, international finance, marketing management, and management in arts, culture, media and entertainment. Exchange students are expected to take a minimum of two to a maximum of five courses per semester with the average course loading being four classes. The university is on the ECTS credit system with one credit corresponding to a 25 hour workload. In place of one course, students do have the opportunity to undertake a research project with the guidance of a Universita Bocconi professor. Additionally, exchange students do have the option to take a crash course in Italian language before the semester starts as well as a various Welcome Activities including orientations, fashion and historical Milan tours and mixers.

Exchange students receive housing through the university residence halls. Both shared and unshared bedrooms are available with shared bathrooms and living areas. All apartments are furnished to include a bed, desk, wardrobe and heating and air conditioning. The majority of apartments will have internet access as well as cable, cleaning services and laundry facilities. Students will also have access to wireless internet through the university network. It is approximately 500 to 900 euros per month for a shared bedroom.


One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
    • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
    • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
    • The Study Abroad Fellowship
    • International Education Fee Scholarship
Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page.
Helpful Links

Universita Bocconi Homepage
Universita Bocconi Exchange Program
Universita Bocconi Course Offering
Universita Bocconi Student Housing
Universita Bocconi Italian Language Crash Course
Universita Bocconi Research Project
Universita Bocconi Welcome Activities
Universita Bocconi Academic Calendar
Universita Bocconi Virtual Tour and Video
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Italy Travel Guide
Milan City Guide
Currency Converter

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain


For detailed information about the exchange program at Universita Commerciale “Luigi Bocconi,” students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.