By the way, I have been admitted into EMIT and not ESS.
@mkln: thats good news! well, I guess I was going by the standard figures put up on the various websites. Nice to know this. But please tell me , more aboput the continuation of the award.
I should be honest here, the chance that I might lose my award has been a significant source of stress for me.
@mkln Do you mean you pay for housing AND living expenses with a 700 EUR budget? On average I spend around 500 EUR a month and this is without housing. This number does include all fixed costs, like insurance, textbooks, annual metro pass, etc.
@wanderlust What me and emanuele have been saying relates only to ESS-DES. It should be significantly easier to keep the merit award in EMIT though. However, if you are planning to go on for a PhD afterwards, I am not sure how well would you do, especially if you wanted to do pure econ. I would e-mail the EMIT director and ask for placements in PhD programs.
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And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it..."
@Zomb1: I applied for EMIT , as it had the flavour of a Management program as well. I thought the combination would be interesting. By the way, how do you see the placement scene for an international student after the course gets over?
DO Italian firms, entertain international students who do not speak italian?
sorry if I bring up this thread again.I just wanted to know how you guys compare the 2 offers I received from Bocconi and BGSE.
Bocconi gave me full merit award (tuition waiver + $) and I thought that I was going to accept this offer.
However I received an email today from Barcelona which basically told me they're now offering me a half-TAship.
How does a TAship usually work? I really did not expect a new offer from barcelona and I was happy with my scholarship in Bocconi.
So now what?
It seems that from either program there is a record of 'stars' getting excellent placements, both schools have a good reputation in academic circles (unsure about professionally), so if your goal is the masters and moving onto stronger schools the decision would be based on financial offers or city preference.
If you are planning on doing a PhD at either it would depend on your interests and how they match faculty, but I imagine with a full merit award from Bocconi you probably have a good idea of that.
well, not really, but is there a significant difference in the micro departments of the 2 unis?
I've seen there's some experimental econ activity in bgse and I know there is some in bocconi, too.
what I'm interested in is the TAship part compared to a scholarship without any TA position (even though one could apply for a TA position on the 2nd year of Bocconi Msc...)
also, is a TA position a preferential way to get a good LOR in absence of a final thesis?
and do professors in barcelona usually write good LORs?
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