Hi all! Since my situation is a bit complex I would like to first offer some background information. I am a Chinese student studying at an Italian High school and would like to work in consulting after university. My problem is, though, that I have little idea where to study in the future. I think I can safely say that I might very well be accepted by the International Economics and Management at Bocconi if I apply for it, but really, would a Bocconi University undergraduate degree be enough for me to pass the screening part? Besides, even though I have been in Italy for almost 8 years, my Italian is only good and maybe fluent but far from perfect (meaning that I can speak fluently but with obvious grammar/vocabulary mistakes). Therefore, I am concerned about whether I can deal with italian clients well, which would hurt my chance of landing a job in Italy.
Hence, I was wondering if you could kindly help me answer the following questions by offering your invaluable advice:
1. How is an Undergraduate degree from Bocconi regarded by top consulting firms in Italy? In the UK? How competitive is it compared with degrees from top UK/US universties (yes...I am talking about Oxabrige/LSE/Harvard/Berkeley and so on)
2. How good does one have to be at speaking Italian if they want get a job at top insulting firms? Does it have to be perfect/almost perfect?
3. What would you suggest me do during the three years of study (supposing that I am admitted and that an Undergraduate degree from Bocconi has some prestige) to enhance my chances of being offered a job by one of MBB?
Thanks for your time and patience
Sorry if my questions are long and a little complex; they perhars even too naive...
In any case, any suggestion would be deeply appreciated!
Hi Antonello, thank you so much for your kind help!
Might I ask just a question more? Is it literally impossible to get a full-time job at the big three with only a bachelor? In other words, is it absolutely required to have a MSc?
Yes, in Italy MSc is needed.
I see, thank you! Buona notte!