Double Degree with Bocconi

Option for the Management of Creative Business Processes (CBP) concentration

LAST INTAKE for the double degree option - 2022 application round, due to upcoming closure of the CBP program. 

Why settle for one degree, when you can have two Master’s degrees from two of Europe’s leading universities?

If you have chosen or are planning to choose the Master of Social Science with a concentration in Management of Creative Business Processes, your options are now doubled! CBS and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy, have a double degree agreement exclusively for the CBP concentration. You can see the number of seats available by checking here.  You will need your CBS login to do so.

Eligibility and application
Here you can read more about eligibility requirements and application procedures.

Special Limitation
Please note that Bocconi University will not accept students nominated by CBS for this program if they hold an Italian bachelor's degree. Further, students who have previously applied to Bocconi are not eligible to apply to the CBS/Bocconi double degree.


Pursuing a double degree means that not only will you obtain a Master of Social Science from CBS, you will also obtain an Italian Master of Science with a concentration in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment (ACME-LS) – without prolonging your studies.

Double Degree Setup   
1st Year at CBS 2nd Year at Bocconi
1st and 2nd semesters 3rd and 4th semesters

Complete the mandatory courses of the CBP programme











  1. Complete three mandatory courses (Majors workshops I, II,III), 22 ECTS
  2. Complete two elective courses, 12 ECTS
  3. Complete two compulsory language exams in English (C1) (the TOEFL iBT and the IELTS Academic tests may be used for this purpose) and Italian (A2)
  4. Complete an intership (min. 10 wks)
  5. Complete the Master's thesis

Graduation Contribution 
Please note that Bocconi requires a graduation contribution of €365 from all graduating students. This amount may be subject to change.




"... a double degree is a great opportunity to network and expand your social and professional circle. I would suggest the double degree program to anyone who wants to differentiate themselves on the job market, experience a new country, and have a great time in the full-of-culture city of Milan…. If I could do it all again, I would. Living in Milan was a great opportunity from which I learned a lot. Bocconi is a university of high achievers. Studying there, and even more so - graduating there,  certainly gives you the impression that once you've been a part of the Bocconi community, you are ready to conquer the world."


CBS/Bocconi (CBP) student 2019/2020


For a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy's social and economic modernization, by remaining true to its founding values of being a major research university, democratic and open to the world, as well as financially and politically independent.

At the outset of the 21st century, Bocconi contributes to the advancement of European higher education, by teaching business and economic knowledge to prospective managers and researchers from all over the world.

Located in the heart of Milan and open to the world, Bocconi is a university of international standing in business, economics, and law. The university has been ranked among the top 20 best business schools in the world by The Wall Street Journal International Rankings, especially thanks to its School of Management.

Furthermore, Bocconi University belongs to two major international networks: Partnership in International Management (PIM) and CEMS. For many years, Bocconi and CBS have worked closely together in the CEMS and PIM networks. In addition, this close cooperation is  strengthened though the double degree programs.

Master of Science in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment (ACME-LS)
The Master of Science in Economics and Management of Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment is an intensive two-year graduate program entirely taught in English.
The program is aimed at training graduates with a strong interest in cultural productions and institutions, and who, generally speaking, have a definite vocation for the so-called "creative industries", such as cultural heritage, media, entertainment, fashion and design; industries whose value chain is deeply influenced by the interaction between economics, management, arts, and intellectual and creative endeavours.

The programme explores the economic, legal, managerial issues embedded in those industries, in order to offer a training experience aimed at developing core competencies for coordinating relevant projects at the national and international levels.


The page was last edited by: The International Office // 08/09/2022