Go to Bologna, Collegio Carlo Alberto etc. Easy to stand out and if you do, at least a T20 placement guaranteed.
Dude stfu. The DES program which is apparently so well respected has an intake of about 180-200 students. Out of these, Bocconi manages to place about 5-10 students in good PhD programs. The rest return to their shiety Eastern European countries and work for either the big 4 or in some consulting startup. Internationals from outside Europe are fieked and either return home with a degree noones heard of or get internships in Italy paying about 800-1000 e a month.
Bocconi strongDont got to bologna or bocconi. Also, avoid the Spanish schools. LSE sounds good if you can get into it.
Why not Bologna and Bocconi?