HEC-Bocconi Double Program

The Data, Society and Organisations track is a double program in the BSc in International Politics and Government offered in collaboration with HEC Paris. This new program uniquely merges social science critical thinking with problem solving and data analytical skills, featuring in-depth training in quantitative methods and data science.

After spending a total of 3 semesters at Bocconi and 3 semesters at HEC Paris, you will earn two Bachelor Degrees, one from Bocconi and one from HEC*.

Exposing you to different international learning environments through courses taught on two campuses, the track is for students who want to work at the intersection of data science and the social sciences to understand human behavior and provide effective solutions to the main challenges of society and organizations.

It aims to prepare students for graduate programs in data science and the social sciences, management and public policy. 
Graduates are also trained to cover the most in-demand jobs that require hybrid knowledge in these areas, with the entrepreneurial skills needed to have an impact on society and within organizations.


1st Year
Semester I
at Bocconi
Economics (Module I - Consumer Behavior & Firms) 6
  Comparative Public Law and Regulation 6
  Politics & Public Sector 6
  Quantitative methods for social sciences (Module I - Mathematics for Social Sciences) 6
  Coding and Data Visualization in Python 6
Semester II
at Bocconi
Economics (Module II - Macro-Economic Governance) 6
  Global History and Affairs 8
  Machine Learning (Module I - Introduction) 5
  Quantitative methods for social sciences (Module II - Data Analytics) 6
  Foreign Language I 5
  Total first year 60

2nd Year   CP
Semester I
at Bocconi
Governance of Digital Technologies in Public & Private Sector  7
  Social Transformations 8
  Social Media & Democracy 8
  Machine Learning (Module II - Deep Learning) 8
Semester II
at HEC
Climate Change and Sustainability 6
  Business Analytics & Data Modelling 8
  European Governance 6
  Behavioral and Cognitive Science 8
  Introduction to Ethics and Philosophy of AI and technology  (seminar) 2
  Foreign Language II 5
  Total second year 66


3rd Year
at HEC
  1 elective or internship 6
  6 electives to be chosen in the proposed pathways – 3 credits each 18
  Capstone project 15
  Skill seminar (Introduction to research methods) 3
  Skill seminar (Entrepreneurial Management Methods for Addressing Challenges 3
  Field work 6
  Final paper 3
  Total third year 54
  Total 180


The dual program is subject to completion of ministerial approval processes.

*HEC Paris is in the process of obtaining French Ministerial accreditation for this program and expects a favorable result in the academic year 2023-2024. 


Applying to the HEC-Bocconi Double Program

Applications to the Double Program have dedicated selection rounds and specific requirements, as well as dedicated fees, scholarships and accommodation.

At Bocconi, we support our applicants looking for more information throughout the admissions process.

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