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International Politics and Government


3 yrs
180 CFU

This BSc is the first undergraduate program offered by Bocconi in the field of political science, with a small multicultural class group of selected, highly motivated students, taught by a dedicated international faculty.

You will learn how to interpret the evolution of social, economic and political systems in an international perspective, understand the mechanisms of decision-making and management within national and international institutions, develop skills needed for designing, implementing and evaluating public policies, and understand and manage interactions between private actors and the public sector.

You will acquire a toolbox of soft and hard skills through active learning from a wide array of subjects: politics, economics, management, law, history and quantitative methods. Great emphasis is placed on three moments of policy-making: designing public policies which are both economically efficient and politically sustainable; implementing public policies with an effective approach; and evaluating public policies using modern quantitative and qualitative techniques.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to work at national and international public institutions, as well as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). They will also have the knowledge and skills needed to work in the private sector, both in consultancy, lobbying and public affairs firms, and in the management of companies, especially those operating in regulated sectors and in multinational settings characterized by significant geopolitical risks.

The program aims to educate future national and international policy-makers, active players in international organizations and regulatory authorities, and managers in international private firms dealing with growing non-market environments.

The BSc offers two tracks, each of which exposes participants to different international learning environments:

  • Students in the Politics and Policy Making track take part in a compulsory exchange, studying abroad at a partner university for one semester, and have the option of doing a curricular internship.
  • Data, Society and Organisations is a double program offered with HEC Paris. This track is designed for applicants with a strong interest in quantitative methods and data science. It also offers the option of doing a curricular internship.

Applicants to the dual program with HEC Paris are required to complete a specific application.

Program Director

Italo Colantone

Bocconi has a tradition of excellence in academic programs in business, economics and law. 

Expanding its academic offer to political science is driven by a vision and a goal. 

The vision is to raise the adequacy level of national and international (especially European) public sector institutional structures and public policies. 
The goal is to create an academic program that contributes to increasing the quality and value of policy-makers. 
And to make the world a better place.

Why Choose a Bocconi Bachelor?

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Bocconi is about more than just classes

Your years on campus are about more than just the classes you attend: Bocconi and Milan also promote activities focused on culture, sports, art and sharing ideas. They help make your Bocconi experience an exciting time that is key to personal and professional growth.

A Sustainable Campus 

Our campus is a safe, multicultural and lively place, located in downtown Milan. Both its historic buildings and new spaces are integrated into the urban fabric to create an active environment, reverberating with university life. The campus includes a recreational sports center, a large park and a new student residence hall.

A European and cosmopolitan city

Milan is an open, international and multicultural city, a European metropolis full of events and public services with an unparalleled nightlife. It is a renowned symbol of fashion and design, as well as an important financial, economic and business hub.

Once a Bocconian, always a Bocconian!

You become a member of the Bocconi community when you start your program, joining other students, faculty, staff, Alumnae and Alumni. But Bocconi is not only a real community where you spend your days on campus, but also – and increasingly more so – a community you can get to know through our online social networks.