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  1. Hello everyone. I am a 3rd year student at Università Bocconi, and I am currently in exchange at Cornell. Due to a misunderstanding and lack of time I have missed the assignments (which means I will get an F) for a course that won't be recognized by my home university (hence it will not appear on my transcript at Bocconi). Will this affect my future prospects as a PhD candidate?
  2. Hi. I am an international undergrad, having the GPA of 3.8, but B+ in micro- and agricultural economics, and B in macro- and regulatory economics. So, is there any chance to get admitted with the scholarship to Barcelona GSE (UPF) or to ESS Bocconi. Can I pretend to any scholarship? I mean, is it worth of an application fee (60 euros for UPF,100 euros for Bocconi) to apply to these institutions. Just don't want to throw money down the drain
  3. So I'm an undergrad there, and as far as I'm concerned, while Bocconi has a 5 top faculty in STR in europe, it really doesn't have the same standing in OT. Actually, it seems like that its presence in OT is just really neglibile (judged by the number of Bocconi professors on google scholar who are interested in OT). Is my understanding correct? Thx!
  4. Hi all! I know this might sound as a strange question, but I find myself in a peculiar situation and I am in need for good advices. I am an undergraduate in Bocconi and I got accepted in the msc economics programme at lse. I know that lse is overall considered as a better and most recognised institution, but as I have house, family and friends in milan, and I don't mind a two years programme, I also have economic and human reasons to stay in milan and go on to the bocconi's master. I wanted to ask how wide the difference is according to your experience and opinion, and whether you feel like it is worth it to go for lse, even considering the possible consequences of covid on the experience. I still have not decided whether I will go on with a phd (in that case I would like to do it in the US) or enter in the job market. Thank you very much for your help, I'm looking forward to hearing from you!!
  5. I have offers from the following master programs: – MSc in Economics (one year) at LSE, – Master in Economic and Social Sciences (two years) at Bocconi, Which offer should I accept? If you think I should accept X, how much better is that compared to accepting Y? (I only have until Friday 25 July to respond, so I would appreciate any thoughts as soon as possible! :)) Some background about me: – I have done RA work for two years, so I already have two good letters. – I have a fairly weak math background, so I hope to take a master that can signal that my math abilities are strong. – I aim for an academic career with the next step being a PhD in economics either in the US or at a top institution in Europe. Although in case I change my mind, it would be useful to know how these programs are perceived outside of academia as well (especially in policy). – My main research interest is microeconomic theory, especially decision theory and game theory. Thanks! (I posted a similar post at EJMR a couple of days ago. Having looked at some of the threads on the Urch forum, my impression is that answers are of a higher quality here)
  6. Hi there! I was wondering if someone might be able to offer some insights into the level of prestige that Bocconi enjoys in the academic field of strategic management. I have done a quick research through the UDT ranking myself, and if one selects only the journals in the field of strategic management (i.e., AMJ, AMR, SMJ, ASQ, Org Science, and Management Science), it seems like Bocconi is a respected but not excellent research institution in the field. However, unsure about the usefulness of the ranking results since they do not take into account the differences in the faculty numbers at different schools, I would like to kindly ask some "insiders" to help me compare Bocconi against some other top research institutions. Specifically, would someone be so kind as to tell me how is Bocconi compared with INSEAD, Harvard, Wharton, HEC, HKUST, and so on IN THE FIELD OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN TERMS OF ACADEMIC STATUS? Is Bocconi among the top 10 or 20 most respected research institutions in the field? Thanks for reading and time!
  7. Hi everyone, I'm currently a third year Econ student at Bocconi trying to decide what to do next year (and with my life in general). I got an offer for SSE's MSc in Economics and it would not be a problem for me to get into Bocconi's MSc as well (although I won't be able to get a scholarship) so I'm trying to decide between the two. I also applied to other places: I applied to a double Econ MSc Sciences Po-Sorbonne, which I don't really like, and I got an offer from Stockholm Uni which I won't accept, so I think those two are my best options (I didn't apply to UK unis because the costs are prohibitive for me and other places because I was looking for a two-year MSc). I would like to get a PhD in Economics after my master's, maybe in the US. I spent a semester at SSE so I know what the two schools are like and I actually already accepted SSE's offer as I didn't want to stay here, but after looking a bit on the internet and especially on this forum I think Bocconi is a better choice considering getting a PhD in the future: highly rank, the program is very quantitative and usually places student at top PhD programs. The main reason for me not wanting to stay here is that I know my life would be miserable for the next two years, as I would have to live with my parents and spend 10+ hours/day in the class or the library like I do now, plus I would have to pay 14k per year (I would pay no tuition fees as a EU citizen at SSE). What do you think of SSE's Econ MSc? How does it compare to Bocconi? Do you think I would have similar chances in terms of PhD or is there a significant difference between the two? Thanks in advance
  8. I am a bachelor in Economics from the top university in a South American country (but not among the most prestigious in the region). I graduated last year, first of my class. Since my degree lasted 5 years, I have already taken intermediate courses on economic theory, econometrics and mathematics. I have more than one year experience in Applied Economic Research at my university's Research Center. I also spent a semester as an exchange student in Mannheim (Germany), where I took elective courses from the Master's program and passed with a 4.00 GPA. I want to enter a top PhD program in the US as soon as possible, but I don't know which is the best route to achieve that. I am undecided between RAing in the US or attending a master's program in Europe, this coming fall. Right now I have received an offer to be RA to a top researcher at Northwestern University. However, I was also planning to apply to the Bocconi master in ESS. Since I have not taken the GRE yet (I've been preparing for the last few weeks and plan to do it soon), I would have to accept or decline the offer at Northwestern before knowing the outcome of my application process to Bocconi (which would be due in april, approximately). Which option would you recommend? Some points I have in mind are. - I have a fair chance of entering Bocconi, but I have no idea if I would be granted full or partial funding (and in contrast I would be paid for working as an RA). From what I have read here, it seems that the program has very good placement in the US, but does anyone know if I would get the chance to do Research and interact with top faculty? - South American PhD aspirants always hear that we should do a master before applying, because of poor signaling. Would my experience as an RA in the US substitute for this? Would I have a better or worse chance to be accepted in a top PhD without a graduate degree, but considering that I have spent >1 year at Northwestern? - Is the work as a pre-phd RA challenging? Would I interact closely with top researchers there? How likely is it to get good LORs after this period? I was also told that I would get the chance to take courses at Northwestern, do you think that could help my profile? Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks to everyone in advance :)
  9. Hello all, first post in Urch- I was unexpectedly admitted to Bocconi's PhD program in Finance without an interview and was hoping to gather some more information about the program. Is it a solid program overall with good placement, and how does it compare to Tilburg? They had limited placement data online. I will of course be doing my due diligence/research about the program, but I wanted to see if anyone could shed more light on the program in general, such as its reputation, in the meantime. Would appreciate any replies :)
  10. I am from India and I have done my bachelors in Economics honors. I have been admitted to Msc Economics (2015) Sciences Po Paris. I would also be receiving reply from Bocconi ESS on 29th May (tentative). Which is better in terms of course structure, student life and job oppertunities? Any alumini over here ? I would like to ask whether the acceptance of Sciences Po offer has any legal implication and also would I need to pay something for acceptance ? Actually I am dependent upon the scholarship amount too as finances make an important decision. What if I accept Sceinces Po offer and I do not get the Emily Boutmy Scholarship ? Please answer all of my above queries.
  11. Hi, I am an economics major from a top 30 US university. I've been admitted to the MSc program in Economics at Bocconi University as well as the MSc program in Economy, Risk and Society at LSE (which is not very rigorous and more in the field of sociology than economics). After finishing the MSc I'm looking to work in Europe (preferably in London). Do you guys have any suggestions as to what I should do? On the one hand, Bocconi's MSc is supposed to be rigorous and well regarded by industry in EU area. However, I'd prefer to live and work in London and studying in London would give me a better opportunity to network and find a job based in London. Should I trade a more rigorous program for the possibly better opportunity that living in London provides? Any idea of job prospects in London?
  12. Hi everyone, I got the admission to the PhD in economics and finance (economics curriculum ) of Bocconi. Does anyone know will it be possible for me to change curriculum from economics to finance during enrolment or the second year? Thanks!
  13. Hi guys! I recently received some offers: - Msc Economics from UCL 1yr - Msc Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi 2yr - MPhil Economics from Tinbergen Institute (with direct continuation to PhD) 2yr - Msc Economics from Warwick 1yr I was also considering the Msc in Economics at the University of Turin combined with Collegio Carlo Alberto allievi honours track (2 yr). My goal, enter a top US - EU PhD program. I am leaning towards UCL, but maybe a 2 yr program would suit me better. TI made me a nice offer, but it feels somehow you cannot leave for the PhD, and I do not think I want to take my PhD in the Netherlands. Any advice? Thanks
  14. Hi everyone, I am at my first year of MA in Economics in Turkey and planning to apply to Bocconi for a phd. My girlfriend is Italian, and she is currently enrolled to a phd program in Turkey. So we're trying to decide which country would be better to live in the long run, so Italy was the first country we could think of apart from Turkey. My undergrad was from an engineering program at one of the best universities of Turkey. I had a Math minor and took some economics classes so after my undergrad I worked for a while but I wanted to pursue a master's degree in economics, and if everything goes alright I want to go for a phd. I lived for some time in Milan. During my undergrad, I had an internship at the best technical university of Italy, after working with my professors back there we published a paper (I can ask for a reference letter for an application) and now the second paper is on the way, however it is not related to economics. I'd say it was more like a mixture of consumer behavior and mechanical engineering :) At the same time, at my university in Turkey, for more than 1 year, I was a TA and RA for marketing/consumer behavior classes and became interested in behavioral economics after I read about Prospect Theory. I worked at 2 different companies for short periods (Ipsos KMG, Nielsen) that conduct market research however I couldn't find what I was looking for there, so I chose to go for a masters. The biggest question in my mind is, how likely they are (Bocconi) to give a scholarship if everything goes fine? Do I have any chance to be accepted there given my background? For my undergrad and grad. I had a scholarship from my university that covers all the expenses of the university (tuition waiver, stipend and all the expenses about bureaucratic issues), so what I mean by a scholarship is this kind. Apart from Bocconi, can you suggest some other universities in Europe that are willing to give this kind of scholarships and at the same level of Bocconi? Another question, is there a professor there working on behavioral economics that Bocconi students/alumni here may know? (I know I can always check professors' websites, but just to save some time) Undergrad GPA: 3.2, for math courses 3.7. Grad GPA: I am trying my best. TOEFL and GRE: Won't cause any harm hopefully Thanks a lot for help!
  15. Yeah, it's one of those threads again ;) It looks like I won't get anything better this year and will need to opt for a Master's program and try again in 2 years, as some part of me anticipated. I have been already accepted by BGSE (with half-tuition fee waiver). I am waiting for Bocconi and even though I cannot know if I will be accepted or not, I need to take the risk and decide ex ante which school I'd like to attend. Given having been accepted by BGSE and Duke, I guess there is a reasonable chance of me getting in although funding may be an issue. I would appreciate help in helping me decide which school to pick. I don't have a location preference unless one of the libraries is much nicer then the other and provides a 24/h spa. I came up with this: Barcelona GSE Pros - Cheaper city - More international program - Possibility to continue to PhD at Pompeu Fabra - Administration seems very efficient and well organized, at least so far (reply to e-mails on the same day!!) - More rigorous coursework (?) Cons - Inflexible curriculum for PhD track - only a 1 year program which requires takes a year off before reapplying - Less time to make connections with Profs (trimester system vs. semester system at Bocconi) - No RA opportunity Bocconi ESS Pros - Seemingly better placements at PhD programs - 2 year program - more time to get to know profs - possibility to RA with profs - more flexible curriculum - tiny chance of spending a year at Yale PhD program Cons - some unnecessary burden like language courses and 'social sciences" courses obligatory - more expensive city - not such an international program - more money to be spent because of a 2 year program - many people continuing from Bocconi bachelor's program may have an some advantage in terms of being better acquainted with regulations, way of teaching, style of exams, etc., which will make it a bit harder to stand out Both universities have professors in whose research I am really interested. Bocconi: Alberto Alesina, Guido Tabellini, Eliana La-Ferrara, Roberto Perotti BGSE: Jose Garcia-Montalvo, Xavier Sala-i-Martin, Marta Reynal-Querol, Antonio Ciccone Both allow taking PhD courses. Any suggestions/comments/hints would be much appreciated.
  16. Hi Guys, I got admitted to MSc Finance Programs in Tilburg and Bocconi. Tilburg MSc Finance (one Year) Erasmus Scholarship 100% tuition waiver 1000 EU Stipend Return Ticket Health insurance Bocconi MSc Finance (Two Year) Merit Scholarship that covers (FOR ONE YEAR) 100% Tuition waiver Accommodation So Tilburg would be a free ride for me but I am ready give that up if Bocconi's two year program is worth spending extra amount of time and money that I would have to spend. So the question is, Is Bocconi worth more than Tilburg, so much so, that I may give up my free Masters program at Tilburg to go to Bocconi? I know that Bocconi is better known for its finance but there are some issues that I have with Bocconi. - I am non-EU, non-Italian and I feel that language is going to be a big problem for me, both in class and daily life (although the Program is in English) and on the other hand Tilburg provides a truly global experience as it has a much greater percentage of International students as compared to Bocconi. - Language would also be a problem in Post-study employment in Itlay. - Tilburg is free and I am not sure if Bocconi is worth spending extra year and Money Any suggestions are more than welcome...
  17. Hello everybody, I am in a curios situation, I think: I'll try to explain. I have a Bachelor in Mathematics from Università di Pisa and I got a place for a Master in Finance at Bocconi University, Milan. It lasts 2 year and I have just finished the first semester of the first year. The problem is that I have also been admitted to other two Master of Science, starting from September 2011: one is Stochastics and Financial Mathematics offered by University of Amsterdam, the other is Financial Mathematics from LSE. Does anybody have an idea of what I should do? I mean, which are the career's opportunity after LSE or Amsterdam? If you were me, where would you go? (I can also decide to stay..) Thank you for any suggestion!
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