Bocconi University (Italian: Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi) is a private university in Viale Bligny Milan, Italy. Bocconi University was founded in 1902, and is ranked among the most important universities in the world for finance and commerce. It is located in the center of Milan in one of the most exclusive and expensive districts of the city.
Bocconi University was founded in 1902 by Ferdinando Bocconi, an Italian politician and business man. He named the university after his son Luigi. Luigi was a soldier in the Italian army. He was killed in 1896 in a war between Italy and Ethiopia. The center of the present campus of Bocconi University is on Via Sarfatti. It was built in 1941. Since then several new buildings have been added.