Ph.D. On Campus

Economics and Finance

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

48 months
15000 EUR/year
15000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Economics and Finance course at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi is designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire world-class research skills and pursue academic careers in economics, finance, and accounting.


The program is multidisciplinary in nature and features three tracks (curricula)Economics, Finance, and Accounting – linked by a common core.

The program comprises two year of structured course work followed by guided transition into research. Bocconi places high weight on advising, mentoring and supporting students throughout their studies, and especially in preparation for the international job market.

Our PhD classes benefit from the interaction among students from all over the world, with backgrounds not only in economics, finance and accounting, but also other quantitative disciplines such as engineering, mathematics, physics and statistics.


The PhD Economics and Finance course at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi is designed to prepare and foster an academic career on the international job market. Recent placements include:


  • University of Alicante
  • Boston University
  • University of Bristol
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Math
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early applications are encouraged.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

Applications can be submitted by candidates of any citizenship who:

  •  have completed or are completing their graduate studies and
  •  have at least a “proven” B2 (CEFR) level of competence in EnglishGraduate qualifications accepted:
  •  Italian degrees: second cycle (graduate) degrees
  •  non-Italian degrees of equivalent Italian standard recognized as such by the Admission Board

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 48 months.

Tuition fees for students without fellowship and without tuition waiver amount to € 15,000 for year 1 and 2 and € 5,000 for year 3 and 4 for the PhDs

Living costs for Milano

850 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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