Double Degree with Bocconi

"The double degree was a fantastic experience! It was a great help for landing my current job at Google who were very familiar with the Bocconi "brand". Thus, having Bocconi on my resume strengthened my profile. Besides, from what I have seen, international experiences with more depth than regular exchange is highly valued in international organisations". Simone Styr, MIB alumni 2014

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 in Economics and Business Administration 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.

 

 

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

In the 2016 application round, three slots are available. 

 

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. Further, students who have previously applied to Bocconi are not eligible to apply to the CBS/Bocconi double degree.

"From what I have seen, international experiences with more depth than regular exchange is highly valued in international organisations. 

Furthermore, a thing that I really like about the double degree is the fact that we were exposed to two somewhat different perceptions of what "innovation" and doing business means (Danish and Italian), which has helped me a lot working in an international environment".

 

Simone Styr CBS/Bocconi  (MIB) 2013/2014

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. The internship can be completed anywhere in the world. Note that the internship must be approved by 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.
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. This close cooperation has been strengthened though the development of three double degrees.

The Italian Study Style

"Even though double degree students only spend one year at the MM program at Bocconi, I still felt that we were seen as full time Bocconi students, being included in events and receiving info about different work opportunities etc. School wise Bocconi and CBS differ quite a lot when it comes to teaching methods and exams.

All courses are taken in parallel with shorter lessons and in general, the exams only take an hour where teachers test students on detail level. This was of course a challenge to adapt to but in the end it was pretty nice to get some variation from how things are done at CBS.”

 

Therese Hanson CBS/Bocconi (MIB) 2013-14
 

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:

Double Degree Administration
Copenhagen Business School
The International Office
Porcelaenshaven 18A
DK-2000 Frederiksberg
Tel: +45 3815 3006

E-mail: doubledegree@cbs.dk

Sidst opdateret: The International Office // 28/08/2017