Economic and Social Sciences


2 yrs
120 CFU

This program provides a solid foundation in quantitative methods and economic theory: graduates will develop the ability to interpret the economic and social processes that are typical at all stages of development.

Its main strength is its wide-ranging interdisciplinarity, achieved through both flexibility in the selection of electives and the organization of ad-hoc events. Students will be able to customize their study path considerably, depending on their interests and their scientific research areas.

Students will also benefit from close interaction with faculty and research centers at Bocconi, with the possibility of being involved in research projects in economics or other social sciences. They also have the opportunity to choose from several PhD-level Bocconi courses as electives.

Career opportunities are mainly focused in professions with strong research content within corporations, international organizations, public or private research centers, consulting firms, regulatory authorities, central banking, other professions requiring strong analytical skills within consultancies and financial institutions, as well as professional academic careers in the areas of economics, statistical analysis, economic history, social sciences and applied mathematics.

Program Director

Antonella Trigari

This Master of Science is rooted in the tradition of Bocconi, with a unique blend of economics focusing on quantitative methods such as mathematics and statistics, and excursions into the broader field of social sciences. 

Program flexibility allows strongly customized and interdisciplinary curricula to be built. Students enroll in this program with the objective of fine-tuning their analytical skills and of acquiring knowledge to be able to pursue an international career. This is facilitated by the international experience of our Faculty, and by the support students receive from Bocconi for exchanges and internships. About one third of our graduates work in the sector of banking, finance and insurance. About another third work in other firms or the public sector and international organizations. The remainder of our students continue towards a PhD or further training in academia.

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Program Placement

of our graduates
not continuing their studies are employed one year after graduation
of our graduates
are employed abroad one year after graduation
of our graduates
are continuing their studies one year graduation

Strong Showing in Rankings

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

Economics and Econometrics

in Europe
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

Social Sciences and Management

in Europe

Why Choose a Bocconi MSc?

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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.

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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.

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