MIB - Bocconi


 

Option for the Management of Innovation & Business Development (MIB) concentration
Why settle for one degree, when you can have two Master of Science degrees from two of Europe’s leading universities?

If you have chosen or are planning to choose the MSc with a concentration in Management of Innovation & Business Development, your options are now doubled! CBS and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy, have a double degree agreement exclusively for the MIB concentration and 3 selected students from each university will have the chance to pursue this opportunity.

Pursuing a double degree means that not only will you obtain a Master of Science from CBS, you will also obtain an Italian Master of Science with a concentration in Economics & Management of Innovation and Technology (EMIT-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 MIB programme
  1. Complete 3 elective courses (18 ECTS in total)
  2. Complete 2 mandatory courses (14 ECTS in total):
    i. Intellectual Property and Competition Law
    ii.Statistics for Economics and Business
  3. Complete 2 compulsory language exams in English (Level C1) (the TOEFL iBT and the IELTS Academic tests may be used for this purpose) and Italian (Level A2)
  4. Complete an internship (min. 10 weeks)
  5. Complete a Master’s thesis

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

Please note that Bocconi University has informed CBS that they will not accept students nominated by CBS for this program if they hold an Italian bachelor's degree.

"As CBS offers the excellent possibility to obtain a double-degree with Bocconi on my masters concentration I simply had to apply. The combination of CBS’s teaching on innovation and strategy and Bocconi’s more technical approach to the field gave me a good platform for entering the working-life. I feel that I have obtained knowledge within the important fields of innovation, appropriabilty, finance, project management, international business, strategy and statistics. The year at Bocconi was challenging due to cultural differences when working in teams, the workload in the quantitative courses and differences in teaching and requirements - as well as combining working on my thesis and studying statistics during the spring 12. Even though challenging: it was truly awarding and I am very pleased about my stay at Bocconi. I was introduced to the fields of statistics and IP law, which I was not very familiar with before that I find interesting and important for my future career. In addition, obtaining a double-degree from two of Europe’s best business schools is viewed as very positive by the job market. I was offered a graduate position over 6 months before I finished my studies in a multinational Oil&Gas-firm. I think one of the reasons I was chosen was that, through my double-degree, I could demonstrate adaptability, international exposure, foreign language skills and willingness to challenge myself."

 

Ragnhild Eskerud CBS/Bocconi  (MIB) 2011/2012

Valuable Tips  

Internship – Start looking for an internship as soon as possible – be proactive! Note that it is an option to do the internship in the summer before going to Bocconi.
Italian Language – Start learning Italian as soon as possible, it will improve your chances of finding an internship in Italy significantly, but will also help you adapt to the Italian mindset and maximise the benefits of your stay. Italian courses will be arranged for the selected double degree students, upon request, by the Double Degree Coordinator at CBS.
Accommodation – Finding accommodation in Milan can both be difficult and expensive. Make sure you start looking in advance – June/July is not too soon – it will be worth it.
Scholarships – You are encouraged to apply for extra financial support to study abroad. In addition to the ERASMUS scholarship, it is possible to apply for a variety of private sources that give support to study abroad.
Courses – Do not spend a great deal of time looking for courses in the spring before you leave – chances are that they may not be the same the next semester or you will want to change your mind once you get there. So take it easy and prepare yourself for a new and different academic experience!

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.

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: the Program of International Management (PIM)and CEMS. For many years, Bocconi and CBS have worked closely together in the CEMS and PIM networks. Recently this close cooperation has been strengthened though the development of three double degrees.

“Being part of the double degree program between CBS and the Bocconi University in Milan has been a great experience. I especially enjoyed being abroad for more than one semester and getting to know the Italian language and culture in depth. I also enjoyed the courses attended at Bocconi and the focus they had on linking lectures and the theories to relevant and recent business cases.
Through my internship in Italy and the studies at Bocconi I learned a lot about Italian business life and about working in an international environment. I can only recommend being part of the double degree program between CBS and Bocconi.”

 

Hans Harbo Poulsen CBS/Bocconi (MIB) 2009-2010
 

Master of Science in Economics & Management of Innovation and Technology (EMIT-LS)
The Master of Science in Economics & Management of Innovation and Technology (EMIT-LS) from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi provides the skills, methodologies and theories for analysing innovation at the project, firm, and industry levels.

This Master of Science's teaching approach is uniquely multi-disciplinary. The programme is organised around key problems/areas (e.g. competitiveness, innovation, internationalisation) which are analysed relying on multiple disciplinary approaches (e.g. economics, management, law).

The teaching faculty is engaged in world-class research in applied economics, industrial organisation, strategy, innovation and technology management. Students will have the chance and will be required to undertake intensive interactive work with some of the leading scholars in the economics and management of innovation.

Please note that Bocconi University has informed CBS that they will not accept students nominated by CBS for this program if they hold an Italian bachelor's degree.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Rene Barseghian
CBS CEMS & Double Degree Coordinator
Copenhagen Business School
The International Office
Dalgas Have 15, 2V
DK-2000 Frederiksberg
Tel: +45 3815 2285
Fax: +45 3815 3825
E-mail: doubledegree@cbs.dk

Sidst opdateret: The International Office // 23/02/2015