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UVA Commerce: Third Year Core: Italy: Universita Bocconi
Milan, Italy (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Enrollment Restricted to: McIntire School of Commerce Housing: Off-campus
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Angie Turner
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Program Description:

Third Year Core Abroad &

Fourth Year Semester Abroad

Universita Bocconi
Milan, Italy

Third year McIntire students:
After completing the online Education Abroad Workshop on this website,
apply to the "UVA Commerce: Semester Abroad", not to the specific program.

Program Overview

The McIntire School of Commerce and the Universita Bocconi are offering third-year Commerce students an opportunity to study international business in Milan, Italy during the spring semester of students' third year of study. The top business school in Italy (and one of the best in Europe) is located in the heart of Milan, a huge, modern city in northern Italy. Many interesting courses are offered in English in Bocconi's modern facilities, and you will meet exchange students from Universities all over the world in your classes.


The curriculum is designed to provide the essentials of the courses you would have taken at McIntire during this semester, so you will not fall behind your classmates who do not study abroad. The skills you develop and the experiences you have in this program will surely be a very valuable part of your total UVA educational experience. Bocconi course offerings are extensive, and all Commerce students will find a good selection of courses that interest them.

During the term abroad, students must complete 24 ETCS credits to transfer as 12 UVA semester hours. In addition to those courses, Commerce students must also complete the online UVA-taught Global Strategy and Value Enhancement course, which will result in four UVA credits for COMM 3040 being awarded by McIntire faculty and counting in students' UVA GPA. Each student must complete at least two business courses to equal 9 credits from the course planning list. Those two courses, along with the COMM 3041 online course, will satisfy the spring 9 credit ICE requirements. Additional courses will satisfy appropriate Commerce School or University electives.

For more information, view our course planning information.

NOTE: UVA accepts transfer credit (no grades) for courses taken abroad; however, students must receive a grade of C or better for each course to transfer credit back to UVA.


Housing is provided in Bocconi's apartment buildings in the city.

Application Process

Students must attend the McIntire information session and complete the online Education Abroad Workshop on the website. Students may then complete the online "UVA Commerce: Third Year Core Abroad" application.

Applications are due by noon on the deadline date. Once admission is approved, students will be required to complete an ABS application packet and attend several orientation sessions later in the semester.

Additional Information

This program is an exchange program, with tuition being paid to UVA. Detailed information about this fee can be found in the online Education Abroad Workshop.

All UVA students are required to have both basic international health coverage and emergency assistance coverage when studying abroad. See the Insurance page on the ISO website for more information about requirements. Additional information and details about the Bocconi program can be found on the university's website.


Please note that it is the student's responsibility to research visa requirements for entry to Italy as a student.

This program is currently not accepting applications.