IM CEMS MIM, IM Asia - China MIM and IM Asia - DD Bocconi-ESSEC


Bocconi University offers three strongly international MSc programs:

  • IM Asia — China MIM
  • IM Asia — DD Bocconi-ESSEC

Students interested in these programs should express their own preferences in the online application, during the application period dedicated to their target. 

Students must select each program of interest as a separate program choice when submitting the application for admission.

With an aim towards fostering greater diversity and inclusion in the classroom, students in IM CEMS MIM, IM Asia and IM Concentrations may attend first-year classes with students from other IM programs. 



IM Asia — China MIM

IM Asia — DD Bocconi-ESSEC

  • All the candidates must be fluent in two foreign languages on top of their mother tongue/s.

    The knowledge of a second language (other than English/ mother tongue) will be not required as compulsory during the application period, but it will positively evaluated for selection purposes.

    For non- English natives, English must be the 1st foreign language, proved by one of the certificates (see the dedicated webpage for further details)


  • Applicants must have a valid passport starting from 1st May 2025 until 30th December 2027.
  • For non-English natives, admitted students must provide one of the English Language certificates that are accepted for MSc programs.
  • Students applying to this program must graduate by June 2025, if graduating at foreign universities; By July 2025, if graduating at Bocconi or at another Italian university 
  • All applicants (except for Bocconi applicants) must provide a GMAT 600 (or an official GRE equivalent to GMAT 600, with at least 150 in the quantitative and verbal sections) by 31 July 2025*
  • Candidates holding a French High School diploma or French Bachelor Degree or applicants who were rejected (or refused participation to) Graduate Programs offered by ESSEC are not eligible for double degree program at ESSEC.



During the selection process, achieving a GMAT score of 600 is not compulsory (those who do will, however, be evaluated preferentially): Italian applicants can therefore apply for admission to the IM Asia — DD Bocconi-ESSEC program using the Bocconi test and international students can also submit a GMAT score below the minimum requirement of 600. In case of admission to the IM Asia DD Bocconi-ESSEC program, however, the GMAT requirement of 600 must be met (or the GRE equivalent) by 31 July 2025. 




Admission to the IM CEMS MIM, IM Asia — China MIM and IM Asia — DD Bocconi-ESSEC is highly selective.

Students are selected for their outstanding profiles:

  • High academic standards and professional skills;
  • Ability to perform effectively in a fast-changing environment;
  • Empathy with different cultures, values, and behaviors;
  • Willingness to take responsibility within society;

The key selection criteria will be assessed through written and/or online application documents and through a personal/video assessment interview.

In addition to the elements of evaluation valid for all the MSc programs, the Admission Committee needs to evaluate the intellectual potential & knowledge of applicants, together with their international orientation and motivation for the programs.

For this reason, further specific elements of evaluation are required:

  1. A specific and dedicated statement of motivation;
  2. A special programs video interview (compulsory): the Admissions Committee needs to evaluate your Communication skills, critical thinking, and interpersonal competencies. If necessary, the Committee can also organize phone/Skype interviews


Admitted students have nearly two weeks in order to confirm the place offered and to pay:

  • the first installment advance payment (equal for the 2025-26 to €2500)
  • the specific Administrative fee requested to confirm participation in the Double Degree Program (equal to €2000) via the Bocconi Store. 



Because of their international orientation, these programs require specific language requirements for enrollment.

Check the language requirements for enrollment for IM CEMS MIM and IM Asia DD Bocconi-ESSEC.

IM ASIA — China MIM can refer to the language certificated accepted for regular MSc programs