Study in Milan

Milan: capital of business, design and innovation

Study in Milan, Italy

Welcome to Milan, a city that harmoniously blends a rich cultural heritage with modern innovation. As part of the 2nd semester of this two-year program between emlyon business school, POLIMI Graduate School of Management in Milan and Bayes Business School in London, Milan offers a unique and vibrant backdrop for your academic journey.

  • The city boasts a cultural scene second to none. With over 150 museums and art galleries, including the iconic La Scala Theater, Milan offers a rich tapestry of historical and contemporary artistic expression.
  • With over 5,000 restaurants, Milan's diverse food scene has something for every palate. Immerse yourself in authentic Italian flavors at traditional trattorias or savor the creations of world-renowned chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants.
  • Getting around Milan is easy thanks to its efficient public transportation system. The well-connected network of trams, metro and buses makes it easy to get from one campus to another and to explore the city and its surroundings. POLIMI Graduate School of Management has two campuses in the city, in the Bovisa and Nivagli districts, and two other centers throughout Italy.

Key figures for POLIMI Graduate School of Management

  • 3,000 students
  • 50% international students
  • 36th business school - FT European Business School Ranking 2023
  • 1% of the world's business schools with the triple-crown accreditation

Student life at POLIMI Graduate School of Management, Milan

The international student community thrives, providing a supportive network for those arriving from around the world. Milan's renowned universities and institutions, including the POLIMI Graduate School of Management, provide a quality education that fosters cross-cultural understanding and collaboration.

The emphasis on innovation and design in Milan matches the forward-thinking approach of the program, offering international students a unique opportunity to engage with the latest ideas and trends. Whether attending lectures, participating in internships, or simply navigating the dynamic city life, international students in Milan find themselves at the crossroads of tradition and modernity, creating an unforgettable chapter in their academic journey.

In addition, Milan's strategic location in Europe opens doors for enriching travel experiences. Proximity to other major European cities allows students to explore different cultures during breaks, broadening their global perspective.

Cost of Living in Milan

Tentative monthly budget in Milan: around €1,400


  • Rent: €800 (approximately)
  • Transportation: €22 (people under 27)
  • Food: €200
  • Books, photocopies…: €40
  • Miscellaneous: €100
  • Mobile Phone: prepaid phone cards start at €5
  • Leisure: €200

Please note: these are tentative budgets which may be subject to change depending on the type of accommodation you find, the transport card you buy etc.