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Chances at the Bocconi?

Chances at the Bocconi?

Hello everybody,

I applied for a Masters in Accounting, Financial Management and Control at Bocconi.
My profile is:
Business Administration Bachelor (current average 1.6), DH
GMAT: 600
TOEFL: 107
4 practical phases of work experience so far (large corporation) through dual studies

Those are the hard facts, otherwise I have letters of recommendation from 3 professors and my HR manager.
I'm in "Round 2" of the application deadlines.

What do you think? I know that my GMAT is not the burner, I don't want to start a discussion here either, but just have a brief impression of how you rate my chances?

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Bocconi does not have very high demands, your cut is good, if you have a good company behind you, practical experience also fits, but I think a GMAT of 600 is so weak that it will not be enough. I have some friends at Bocconi in different masters, they all had between 640 and 680

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Bocconi is on GMAT for her GMAT avg. to push. With 600 GMAT that won't work.

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It will be tight .. At the masters fair in Frankfurt I was told at the Bocconi booth that 600 in the GMAT was the minimum .. Accounting, Financial Management & Control is now not the Bocconi program number one, but it will still be difficult.

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I know someone with a 620 in the CEMS. Then 600 is certainly also possible in accounting.

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Usually you need 640 in the GMAT. But grades and nothing matter.

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I can't sign like that, I know someone in the Finance Master with GMAT 580.
I also think that your prospects are rather mediocre, but wait and see, your cut is good, and Bocconi also thinks practical experience is great. A, FM & C is not the top 1 program at Bocconi, so it could be Valves

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bocconi student here. most gmats> 650 are felt to be in the flagships (cems and finance). However, we have one at cems with 560 (worked for 1 year in an orphanage in a developing country - can't really assess whether that will help .. but I guess strongly, since his résumé is otherwise very poor)

600 I would just try, not much lost and chances are, especially for afc, not that bad I think :)

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Lounge guest wrote:

bocconi student here. felt in the flagships (cems and
finance) most gmats> 650. however, we have in
cems one with 560 (has just 1 year in an orphanage in a nem
Developing country worked - can't really
assess whether that helps .. but I assume strongly because
his résumé is otherwise very poor)

600 I would just try, not lose a lot and
There are opportunities, especially for AFC, I don't think so bad at all
:)

I see it similarly, Bocconi is not that competitive, the AFC Master is not. And your profile is not bad either, in the 2nd application round your chances are not bad, so I don't think so

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And did it work?

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Yes, it was agreed

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How is life in Milan?
How is studying at the Bocconi?

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personally, i'm not that fond of either. But it's admittedly because I study on a budget and can't go partying every week for 150e +. I actually like teaching, only the grading is very arbitrary.

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Bocconi has a very illustrious name, but unfortunately I was not at all convinced of the quality of the teaching. And unfortunately, in my experience, very few speak reasonable English.

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Hey

So do you think the bocconi is not really worth the money and you should rather look at other private universities? is it very demanding? do you feel that you are well prepared for your professional life? can you write a little experience report? would be super nice, because I'm really struggling at the moment, where I am supposed to do my master's ...
would be really GREAT!

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WiWi Gast wrote on December 19, 2017:

Hey

So do you think the bocconi is not really worth the money and you should rather look at other private universities? is it very demanding? do you feel that you are well prepared for your professional life? can you write a little experience report? would be super nice, because I'm really struggling at the moment where I am supposed to do my master's ...
would be really GREAT!

push

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In my opinion, Bocconi is not worth the money! 30,000k + cost of living in Milan! The overall package in P / L is simply no longer correct.

In my opinion there are better alternatives: e.g. SSE, RSM. Or if you take D for example Mannheim. Mannheim is perhaps not as blatant as the Bocconi in terms of name, but Mannheim is around 40-45k cheaper in the 2 years! That's a lot of money.

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WiWi Gast wrote on 03/15/2018:

Mannheim's name may not be as blatant as the Bocconi

How did you get it? : D
Let me guess: Because the Bocconi is abroad. Nova is certainly a more blatant name than Mannheim ...;)

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You can argue about whether you are okay with your teaching. But it is strongly dependent on the program. The AFC in particular has a difficult standing, of course, because it simply serves as a catch basin for everyone who is not permitted in finance. However, the programs apart from Finance and CEMS are increasingly developing into real round numbers (especially EMIT, GIO and ISS). I am very curious how the new Data Science and Business Analytics Master will do. With the very tech-savvy new Dean, I see the Bocconi as very well armed for the future, especially compared to the more conservative European business schools.

Ah and Bocconi is way ahead of Mannheim in every country and, of course, way ahead of NOVA.

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WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

Ah and Bocconi is way ahead of Mannheim in every country

Made my day: D

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He's absolutely right. Bocconi is recognized and accepted throughout Europe as a top university. A look at the rankings says it all.

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lel

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

He's absolutely right. Bocconi is recognized and accepted throughout Europe as a top university.

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Placement in Germany:
Bocconi >> Mannheim

Placement in Europe:
Bocconi >>>>>>>>>>>> Mannheim

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At first it doesn't make any sense to compare a master’s degree at an excellent non-German university with a master’s degree in Mannheim ... if you do your master’s degree in Germany, you don’t want to make a career ... master’s in Germany in WiWi fanfare is nonsense

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I can only agree with that. In the last few weeks I was interviewed at MBB and all T2 consultations and over all interview days I met two applicants who are doing their Wiwi Masters in Germany (both WHU). Plus a couple of TUM and LMU bachelor's degrees. Nobody from Mannheim. HEC, Bocconi and HSG felt the strongest. Even NOVA and WU were more common than Mannheim ...

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That's no wonder either. The Mannheim placement is generally good in consulting, but definitely not at MBB! At MBB, other German universities (WHU, HHL, TUM) are clearly ahead

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

I can only agree with that. In the last few weeks I was interviewed at MBB and all T2 consultations and over all interview days I met two applicants who are doing their Wiwi Masters in Germany (both WHU). Plus a couple of TUM and LMU bachelor's degrees. Nobody from Mannheim. HEC, Bocconi and HSG felt the strongest. Even NOVA and WU were more common than Mannheim ...

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LOL what are you taking

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

That's no wonder either. The Mannheim placement is generally good in consulting, but definitely not at MBB! At MBB, other German universities (WHU, HHL, TUM) are clearly ahead

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

I can only agree with that. In the last few weeks I was interviewed at MBB and all T2 consultations and over all interview days I met two applicants who are doing their Wiwi Masters in Germany (both WHU). Plus a couple of TUM and LMU bachelor's degrees. Nobody from Mannheim. HEC, Bocconi and HSG felt the strongest. Even NOVA and WU were more common than Mannheim ...

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But the Mannheimers don't want to hear that, because they all know a few Mannheimers at MBB: D has already been interviewed at all T1 & T2 consultations and can confirm your experience. HEC in particular somehow always surprises me. Apparently the Germans like to go there. WHU often and FS every now and then. I TUM now only once

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Weak troll attempt.
Have you been interviewed by 10 UBs in the last few weeks?
Did you only meet 2 business administration masters from Germany there?
And none of them from Mannheim?
These are ridiculous claims.

I was at McK, Bain and S & in the interviews and met master students from Mannheim at all 3 UBs. HEC, Bocconi, WU and Nova (wtf?) Were not represented at all.
Incidentally, most of the interviewees came from the technical field from KIT and RWTH.

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

I can only agree with that. In the last few weeks I was interviewed at MBB and all T2 consultations and over all interview days I met two applicants who are doing their Wiwi Masters in Germany (both WHU). Plus a couple of TUM and LMU bachelor's degrees. Nobody from Mannheim. HEC, Bocconi and HSG felt the strongest. Even NOVA and WU were more common than Mannheim ...

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What do you want in italy

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To study.

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

What do you want in italy

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I was at 7 UBs, no idea which sleeve you get T2 Uni 8,9 and 10 from. And yes, I'm sorry, but I haven't met a man from Mannheim. I came across them at an earlier round of applicants for T3 consultations, and even there in heaps. With the absolute top UBs I just can't confirm it - I'm sorry to destroy your dreams with it, but this is what the facts look like (based on my experience).
But for the technical people you have to agree. KIT and RWTH and a few from Darmstadt.

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

Weak troll attempt.
Have you been interviewed by 10 UBs in the last few weeks?
Did you only meet 2 business administration masters from Germany there?
And none of them from Mannheim?
These are ridiculous claims.

I was at McK, Bain and S & in the interviews and met master students from Mannheim at all 3 UBs. HEC, Bocconi, WU and Nova (wtf?) Were not represented at all.
Incidentally, most of the interviewees came from the technical field from KIT and RWTH.

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

I can only agree with that. In the last few weeks I was interviewed at MBB and all T2 consultations and over all interview days I met two applicants who are doing their Wiwi Masters in Germany (both WHU). Plus a couple of TUM and LMU bachelor's degrees. Nobody from Mannheim. HEC, Bocconi and HSG felt the strongest. Even NOVA and WU were more common than Mannheim ...

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Nice try.
Troll a bit more subtle in the future, then maybe someone will believe you;)

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

I was at 7 UBs, no idea which sleeve you get T2 Uni 8,9 and 10 from. And yes, I'm sorry, but I haven't met a man from Mannheim. I came across them at an earlier round of applicants for T3 consultations, and even there in heaps. With the absolute top UBs I just can't confirm it - I'm sorry to destroy your dreams with it, but this is what the facts look like (based on my experience).
But for the technical people you have to agree. KIT and RWTH and a few from Darmstadt.

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

Weak troll attempt.
Have you been interviewed by 10 UBs in the last few weeks?
Did you only meet 2 business administration masters from Germany there?
And none of them from Mannheim?
These are ridiculous claims.

I was at McK, Bain and S & in the interviews and met master students from Mannheim at all 3 UBs. HEC, Bocconi, WU and Nova (wtf?) Were not represented at all.
Incidentally, most of the interviewees came from the technical field from KIT and RWTH.

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

I can only agree with that. In the last few weeks I was interviewed at MBB and all T2 consultations and over all interview days I met two applicants who are doing their Wiwi Masters in Germany (both WHU). Plus a couple of TUM and LMU bachelor's degrees. Nobody from Mannheim. HEC, Bocconi and HSG felt the strongest. Even NOVA and WU were more common than Mannheim ...

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I don't care if mad Mannheimer Studies believe me. I just want to help people who are interested in bocconi and share my impressions with them. In addition, there was one or the other here in the thread who had similar experiences. Mannheim BSc is simply much stronger than the MMM. The MMM placed is closer to the T3 UBs. Both my MBB and T3 applicant rounds confirm this hypothesis. :-)
To be honest, I don't care what the Mannheim disciples believe me here or not. :-)

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It has become quite a heated discussion here. So actually like in every Wiwi-Treff thread in which Mannheimers feel trodden on the tie. ;)

So I can only say that during my IB internship in London I met many HEC students, many from Bocconi (but exclusively Finance, no AFC students), many from LSE and other UK T1 universities and a few from HSG. I think WHU and EBS were also occasionally represented (not 100% sure) but I never met a Mannheimer.
Admittedly, I was only there for 10 weeks. Unfortunately, I can't say anything about teaching at the Bocconi either - I've heard mixed reviews. The placement (at least in the IB in London) is really strong.

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Chances at the Bocconi?

With the GMAT it will probably be very difficult at Bocconi. The AFC Master is not as flagship as the Finance Master, but the requirements are not that low. The GMAT is very important. Alternatively, I might apply for the Accounting Master's at the HSG. The HSG are far less selective than Bocconi. Of course, the HSG is not as good as Bocconi when it comes to finance, but you can build a good network there for the DACH region.

WiWi Gast wrote on January 13th, 2017:

Hello everybody,

I applied for a Masters in Accounting, Financial Management and Control at Bocconi.
My profile is:
Business Administration Bachelor (current average 1.6), DH
GMAT: 600
TOEFL: 107
4 practical phases of work experience (large corporation) so far thanks to dual studies

Those are the hard facts, otherwise I have letters of recommendation from 3 professors and my HR manager.
I'm in "Round 2" of the application deadlines.

What do you think? I know that my GMAT is not the burner, I don't want to start a discussion here either, but just have a brief impression of how you rate my chances?

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Question to Bocconi Student. I applied for a Double Degree Master at Bocconi, had a Skype interview and am still waiting for the result.

My profile:
Non target university abroad, BA grade corresponds to 1.8, semester abroad at a German target, internships in 3 countries at Dax30, Big4 and small UB. GMAT 700, Toefl 114, HiWi at the institute.

  • How selective is the Double Degree Master's compared to the favorites CEMS, MFin?
  • How difficult is it to get a scholarship (merit or international excellence)?
  • How are internationals integrated at Bocconi, how customer-friendly is the university administration?
  • Heard the teaching style is more theoretical. Can you confirm it and are profs available?

I would be grateful for your experience and opinion.

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I was internship at T1 and T2 UB and the statements here do not correspond at all with my experience.
In the business administration area, we had most of the interns (both Bachelor and Master) from Mannheim, HSG and WHU. I didn't meet anyone from the Bocconi.
Sometimes I am very surprised about what is posted here ...

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For a few weeks now someone has been trying to denigrate the Mannheim master in various threads.The envious become more and more unimaginative * yawn *

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Am neither MMM nor Bocconi student but would like to know if there are objective stats that speak for MMM and against Bocconi? In my opinion, MMM was always a solid German master's degree, but also not exactly the yellow of the egg. Are there people who go from a Bocconi Bachelor to an MMM Master? Conversely, I think there are a lot of Mannheim Bachelor students who are doing their Masters at Bocconi or am I wrong?

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There are of course such application days as well. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
But the fact that there are more applicants from Mannheim, WHU and HSG in German MBB offices is not a big surprise either. Nevertheless, especially HEC and Bocconi are really always good at all consultations and banks. I can tell you that much from my own experience and from conversations with fellow students. In my experience, however, the HEC is a tad stronger represented.

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

I was internship at T1 and T2 UB and the statements here do not correspond at all with my experience.
In the business administration area, we had most of the interns (both Bachelor and Master) from Mannheim, HSG and WHU. I didn't meet anyone from the Bocconi.
Sometimes I am very surprised about what is posted here ...

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It is normal that you apply for a master’s degree and then when you start your master’s degree, you apply for one of the double degree programs. But I assume that your profile should be enough for approval.

To your questions:

  • Scholarship depends a lot on which program you applied for. With a 700 GMAT you have a good chance of a scholarship in many programs
  • The internationals are completely integrated (not like at the HEC, where the internationals are almost exclusively among themselves). The university is very "customer-friendly" and, above all, is a lot digitized but also a bit bureaucratic
  • In my opinion, teaching has a very good balance between theory and practice. Prop. In all modules, care is taken to ensure that there is a good balance between theory and practice. Of course there are also modules where theory is more in the foreground, but there are also modules that are almost only practically oriented. The professors, with a few exceptions, are very open and helpful.

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

Question to Bocconi Student. I applied for a Double Degree Master at Bocconi, had a Skype interview and am still waiting for the result.

My profile:
Non target university abroad, BA grade corresponds to 1.8, semester abroad at a German target, internships in 3 countries at Dax30, Big4 and small UB. GMAT 700, Toefl 114, HiWi at the institute.

  • How selective is the Double Degree Master's compared to the favorites CEMS, MFin?
  • How difficult is it to get a scholarship (merit or international excellence)?
  • How are internationals integrated at Bocconi, how customer-friendly is the university administration?
  • Heard the teaching style is more theoretical. Can you confirm it and are profs available?

I would be grateful for your experience and opinion.

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Lol. You don't say. Of course in Germany you will find more alumni from WHU, HSG, etc. in a university library and less often from Bocconi, because the absolute number of German-speaking Bocconi students is of course much lower ...

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

I was internship at T1 and T2 UB and the statements here do not correspond at all with my experience.
In the business administration area, we had most of the interns (both Bachelor and Master) from Mannheim, HSG and WHU. I didn't meet anyone from the Bocconi.
Sometimes I am very surprised about what is posted here ...

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WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

Am neither MMM nor Bocconi student but would like to know if there are objective stats that speak for MMM and against Bocconi?

Sure, e.g. the significantly higher average salaries of the graduates after 3 years (93k vs. 75k).

In my opinion, MMM was always a solid German master's degree, but also not exactly the yellow of the egg. Are there people who go from a Bocconi Bachelor to an MMM Master?

Of course, I know 3 examples myself.

The MMM is one of the top business administration masters in Europe. The only ones who deny this are the self-hating Germans.
Not everything is bad just because it comes from Germany;)
P.S. I was born in Poland and I find it very strange how Germans reject and hate everything that is their own ...

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The average salaries can hardly be compared (selection bias). In Italy you earn significantly less than in Germany (McK starting salary around 40k per year ...). Your statement probably has no foundation at all ...

MMM as one of the top business administration masters in Europe? I have never heard of that! Outside of Germany, no one sees MMM as a solid master’s degree ... even a Wiwi master’s degree from Heidelberg is more highly regarded!

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

Am neither MMM nor Bocconi student but would like to know if there are objective stats that speak for MMM and against Bocconi?

Sure, e.g. the significantly higher average salaries of the graduates after 3 years (93k vs. 75k).

In my opinion, MMM was always a solid German master's degree, but also not exactly the yellow of the egg. Are there people who go from a Bocconi Bachelor to an MMM Master?

Of course, I know 3 examples myself.

The MMM is one of the top business administration masters in Europe. The only ones who deny this are the self-hating Germans.
Not everything is bad just because it comes from Germany;)
P.S. I was born in Poland and find it very strange how the Germans reject and hate everything that is their own ...

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Thanks for the helpful answer. The integration and support of international students; Balance between theory and practice is important to me.

The Dual Degree Master at Bocconi is slightly different than at HEC / MMM. You apply directly to the program and know when you are admitted whether you are in DD. Therefore, the Skype interview was required to see the applicant's profile and suitability for the DD. Some B-Schools prefer this procedure. You are right that HEC / MMM does not apply for DD until the 2nd semester.

Were there any negative surprises for you at the Bocconi, academically or outside of the university? You mentioned non-transparent grades, is it difficult to get good grades?

Last question. I completed my BA in 2017 and am taking a year off. But unlike many high-performance applicants at this forum, I do not work as an intern at international companies. I work part-time "only" as a postman and help my parents on the farm (we live in a structurally weak region). This was brought up in the Skype interview as I mentioned it on my résumé. Is it a shortcoming and are you considered a low performer in the eyes of the admissions?

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

It is normal that you apply for a master’s degree and then when you start your master’s degree, you apply for one of the double degree programs. But I assume that your profile should be enough for approval.

To your questions:

  • Scholarship depends a lot on which program you applied for. With a 700 GMAT, however, you have a good chance of a scholarship in many programs
  • The internationals are completely integrated (not like at the HEC, where the internationals are almost exclusively among themselves). The university is very "customer-friendly" and, above all, it is a lot of digitization, but also a bit bureaucratic at times
  • In my opinion, teaching has a very good balance between theory and practice. Prop. In all modules, care is taken to ensure that there is a good balance between theory and practice. Of course there are also modules where theory is more in the foreground, but there are also modules that are almost only practically oriented. The professors, with a few exceptions, are very open and helpful.
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Allegedly, the Bocconi also placed better than Mannheim in Germany ...
And there is no WiWi master from Heidelberg (yes, yes, I know, that just shows that even imaginary courses are more highly regarded than the MMM).

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

The average salaries can hardly be compared (selection bias). In Italy you earn significantly less than in Germany (McK starting salary around 40k per year ...). Your statement probably has no foundation at all ...

MMM as one of the top business administration masters in Europe? I have never heard of that! Outside of Germany, no one regards MMM as a solid master’s degree ... even a Wiwi master’s degree from Heidelberg is more highly regarded!

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

Am neither MMM nor Bocconi student but would like to know if there are objective stats that speak for MMM and against Bocconi?

Sure, e.g. the significantly higher average salaries of the graduates after 3 years (93k vs. 75k).

In my opinion, MMM was always a solid German master's degree, but also not exactly the yellow of the egg. Are there people who go from a Bocconi Bachelor to an MMM Master?

Of course, I know 3 examples myself.

The MMM is one of the top business administration masters in Europe. The only ones who deny this are the self-hating Germans.
Not everything is bad just because it comes from Germany;)
P.S. I was born in Poland and find it very strange how the Germans reject and hate everything that is their own ...

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You probably didn't pay too much attention in your statistics lecture. If 5% of all Bocconi alumni then work in Germany and the majority in Italy, whereas 85% of all Mannheim alumni work in Germany - which alumni group has the higher average salary?

If you were only to compare the alumni who worked in Germany from both universities after graduating, the Bocconi Group would almost certainly have the higher average salary. ;)

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

Allegedly, the Bocconi also placed better than Mannheim in Germany ...

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I'm also doing the Finance Master at Bocconi. Had a 2.4 BSc from Goethe, GMAT 660, internships 2x Big4, 1x Asset Management.
Life in Milan is awesome, the internationals are cool and there are also very smart people, of course there are also a few low-flying aircraft (but that's the same everywhere), only the English of some professionals is really bad. But overall satisfied.

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Can I confirm as a CEMS student (home uni). At the beginning everything takes a bit of getting used to, from the (non-existent) introductory week à la ESADE to partially very randomly graded exams, but in the end it works and is fair. Given the size of the university, it is also remarkable how available the professors are to the students.

However, the big problem at the moment is that there are far too few study places on campus. Hopefully they'll get this under control by building the new campus.

I find it difficult to get in at 600, just like getting a Merit Scholarship at 700. With the DD application, it mainly depends on the bachelor's grade and your letter of motivation, with 1.8 I would say that with 1.8 (you have to keep in mind that the Italians in Finance and IM all top grades <1.3 in the Bachelor's had to get into the programs "internally" at all, and when they then apply for the DD it becomes difficult ...)

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

Life in Milan is awesome, the internationals are cool and there are also very smart people, of course there are also a few low-flying aircraft (but that's the same everywhere), only the English of some professionals is really bad. But overall satisfied.

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Here the DD applicant.
Thanks for the fair rating. I didn't know that the bachelor's grade is the decisive criterion for a DD application and that Italians need such great grades. Learned something new again. Someone said GMAT, statement of purpose and interview performance. I'm probably more of a border candidate and either just slip in or get on the waiting list. All the best for studying Bocconi.

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

Can I confirm as a CEMS student (home uni). At the beginning everything takes a bit of getting used to, from the (non-existent) introductory week à la ESADE to the sometimes very random graded exams, but in the end it works and is fair. Given the size of the university, it is also remarkable how available the professors are to the students.

The big problem right now, however, is that there are far too few study places on campus. Hopefully they'll get this under control by building the new campus.

I find it difficult to get in at 600, just like getting a Merit Scholarship at 700. With the DD application, it mainly depends on the Bachelor grade and your letter of motivation, with 1.8 I would say that with 1.8 (you have to keep in mind that the Italians in Finance and IM all top grades <1.3 in the Bachelor's had to get into the programs "internally" at all, and when they then apply for the DD it becomes difficult ...)

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

Life in Milan is awesome, the internationals are cool and there are also very smart people, of course there are also a few low-flying aircraft (but that's the same everywhere), only the English of some professionals is really bad. But overall satisfied.

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WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

I'm also doing the Finance Master at Bocconi. Had a 2.4 BSc from Goethe, GMAT 660, internships 2x Big4, 1x Asset Management.
Life in Milan is awesome, the internationals are cool and there are also very smart people, of course there are also a few low-flying aircraft (but that's the same everywhere), only the English of some professionals is really bad. But overall satisfied.

May I ask in which round did you apply and whether you received a scholarship? I applied recently and have a very similar profile in terms of editing and internships (but BSc Mannheim and GMAT 760)

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Chances at the Bocconi?

WiWi Gast wrote on 03/25/2018:

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

I'm also doing the Finance Master at Bocconi. Had a 2.4 BSc from Goethe, GMAT 660, internships 2x Big4, 1x Asset Management.
Life in Milan is awesome, the internationals are cool and there are also very smart people, of course there are also a few low-flying aircraft (but that's the same everywhere), only the English of some professionals is really bad. But overall satisfied.

May I ask in which round did you apply and whether you received a scholarship? I applied recently and have a very similar profile in terms of editing and internships (but BSc Mannheim and GMAT 760)

I have already heard from several sides that the GMAT or GRE result is particularly decisive for the decision on the allocation of a Merit Award. Accordingly, you should actually have a good chance. Greetings from a potential former fellow student of yours

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Does anyone happen to have information about the Data Science Master? So in terms of admission and quality of teaching?

WiWi Gast wrote on March 16, 2018:

You can argue about whether you are okay with your teaching. But it is strongly dependent on the program. The AFC in particular has a difficult standing, of course, because it simply serves as a catch basin for everyone who is not permitted in finance. However, the programs apart from Finance and CEMS are increasingly developing into real round numbers (especially EMIT, GIO and ISS). I am very curious how the new Data Science and Business Analytics Master will do. With the very tech-savvy new Dean, I see the Bocconi as very well armed for the future, especially compared to the more conservative European business schools.

Ah and Bocconi is way ahead of Mannheim in every country and, of course, way ahead of NOVA.

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Quality of teaching lol the master's only been around since this semester, since there are no empirical values ​​mois. But I think that will be good, because the professors who are particularly strong in data science have been fishing for the last few months.

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Hello everybody.
I am considering applying to the Bocconi, I have a question in advance:
The tuition fees (approx. 14,000 euros) for the 2019/20 academic year can be found on the website. Are they then calculated once or annually (i.e. twice in the case of a 2-year master’s degree)?

That makes quite a difference. Thanks!

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Unfortunately 14,000 euros annually.

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