L'Universita Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi" was established in 1902 with a generous endowment from Ferdinando Bocconi, a wealthy merchant who thereby meant to commemorate his son disappeared in battle overseas. Bocconi thus became the first Italian institution of higher education to grant a degree in economics.
Bocconi is a research university of international standing. By means of basic and applied research funded by national and supranational organizations, Bocconi makes its contribution to the progress of business and economic science. By partaking in a European and global network of international centres of economic knowledge, Bocconi exchanges faculty and cooperates on large projects with several like-minded European and American universities and business schools. By cultivating close relations with firms, agencies, and their management and officials, Bocconi constantly interacts with the business and economic environment to assess new issues, implement new techniques, and start new research endeavors.
Bocconi University conceives education as an ongoing process which does not end with graduation, but spans the entire professional life of an individual. To this aim, Bocconi provides integrated offerings in undergraduate, graduate, and post-experience education. Bocconi University grants BAs, MBAs and PhDs in Management, Economics, Statistics, and other disciplines. It also administers hundreds of advanced courses to managers and professionals in all realms of private and public management.
Information source: University/School web-site