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Your Profile: Three Reasons Why It Matters To Us



We’re about much more than high test scores here at MISB Bocconi. Our holistic admissions process has a greater aim: Achieving synergy by filling each class with the right combination of students. Enter the ‘student profile’.

Read on to learn why they matter so much to us, along with what you can do to make yours shine.

  1. Consistency Is Key

Anyone can have a good or bad day, but success in today’s competitive business world demands much more than that. A steady academic record not only speaks to a strong academic foundation, but also the persistence needed to persevere even under the most challenging circumstances. Certainly, high test scores impress us, but so do profiles which demonstrate a history of consistency & diversity.

We’ve also found that classes which comprise the most consistent students also lead to an optimally competitive environment in which all class members hold themselves to the highest possible standard.

  1. Extracurricular Enhancement

In a climate which necessitates flexibility, well-balanced students are best positioned for successful careers. Innovation is not facilitated in a culture of sameness; rather, it is through embracing our differences that we learn and grow.

Looking at each candidate’s “complete” profile lets us take extracurricular activities and achievements into account — not just in terms of how they’ll impact a candidate’s academic performance, but how these unique skills, talents, and experiences will add to the class’s overall potential.

  1. Answering the Call for Gender Equity

A growing body of evidence supports the position that equal female representation is an imperative in the contemporary business landscape. At MISB Bocconi, we know it begins in business school. Looking at each student’s profile allows us to factor in the many contributions women stand to make as we maneuver to strategically meet the challenges ahead.

While many b-schools are angling to close the gender gap, doing so is an imperative part of the MISB Bocconi admissions process.

Ultimately, your test scores tell us only one thing about you, but we’re looking for the “big picture.” Our profile-based admissions process lets us get a better understanding of who you are as a candidate — not just in terms of your ability to succeed in business school, but also in terms of how your unique offerings will enhance the dynamic of your class and add to its legacy.

The takeaway for applicants? Use your profile to put your best application forward. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got for us.

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