MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management

Program Description
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MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management

Start Date: October 2016
Duration: 20 months
Format: Part Time
Teaching language: English
Location: Milan + Barcelona
Required qualification: 3+ years Tuition Fee: € 29,000

The Programme is designed for talented professionals who want to continue their career while undertaking their studies and apply immediately the new skills acquired in the program on their job place. MIP applies an analytical approach to problem solving and provide the special mix of technical and management skills required to develop and lead world-class companies in a range of sectors, from operations and manufacturing to design and luxury management. Management boot camps focused on the business challenges of the future, international exchanges all around the world and personal development activities allow students to customize their MBA. Moreover students of the 2016 edition will participate in an new International Week at EADA Business School in Spain and will have also the opportunitiy to experience an intensive one-week study tour in Silicon Valley.

Why a Part Time MBA at MIP?

The International Part Time Master of Business Administration has been developed starting from the 30 years of MBA and EMBA education experience.

The Program, entirely taught in English, is designed for young talents who have at least 3 years of work experience and who are looking for flexibility and a program that allows them to continue working while undertaking studies for a highly-regarded University Masters.

The Part Time format allows students, coming from all around Italy and Europe, to apply their newly-acquired knowledge and skills immediately within the workplace, creating an immediate benefit for themselves and for their companies.

Our International MBA programs are now offered in a brand new and innovative format focusing on the latest business and management topics that the corporate world of today faces. The new improved format of the MBA program is one of a kind designed to impart technical and interpersonal skills needed by the modern manager who is increasingly required to solve cross functional, multi-dimensional and complex problems.

The Part Time format allows students, coming from all around Italy and Europe, to apply their newly-acquired knowledge and skills immediately within the workplace, generating an immediate benefit for themselves and for their companies.

Students will live a truly international experience, enriching from the discussion with different cultures and experiences, thanks to an international class and a global Faculty. Students will have also the chance to increase their international network through an International Week in another European Business School and a large offer of International Exchanges all around the world.

The Faculty is composed of professors from Politecnico di Milano and of visiting professors coming from prestigious international business schools. In the past years the MBA had classes of professors from Harvard Business School, MIT Boston, University of Leuven, EMLYON and Arizona State University. Classes will be completed by several testimonials of managers and executives from relevant Italian and International companies to guarantee a strong link with the real business world.

The format

The course is delivered in part time weekend format. This allows participants to obtain an internationally recognized qualification - an MBA - without interrupting their careers. It lasts 20 months and lessons are held one weekend each month. During each weekend students attend one course as follows:
  • Friday from 10.00 am to 8.30 pm (9 hours plus breaks)
  • Saturday from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm (9 hours plus breaks)
The face-to-face lessons are combined with multimedia contents delivered through an innovative digital learning platform, developed by MIP on MICROSOFT technology. In addition, throughout the course, students will participate in three full week sessions (one per solar year) to consolidate learning and focus on on new-age management specializations. In particular:
  • One International Week in autumn 2016 in another European Business School;
  • One full week session on general management topics in autumn 2017 at MIP;
  • One full week for the Management Boot Camp in spring 2017 or spring 2018.
Students have the chance to attend up to two different Boot Camps in two different time windows, one in the first year (spring 2017) and one in the second year (spring 2017). They can also choose to substitute the Boot Camp of specialization with a study tour of one week in Silicon Valley Experience of one week or with 2 long weekends about soft skills at MIP.

The Program

The course is structured to train well-rounded managers and provide them with a complete vision of the company’s activities. At the same time, their complementary soft skills will be developed to enable them to operate in complex and increasingly competitive contexts.

Our aim is to give our participants strong competencies and skills for their entire career. In order to pursue this goal, the MBA Program is based on 4 pillars: Core Courses in General Management, Management Boot Camps, Project Work and Personal Development.

Our MBA Program aims to develop skills in business management and innovation using a variety of advanced teaching methods including interactive lessons, multimedia contents, business cases, group activities, business talks and dinners, outdoor training, business games and business plan.


The first purpose of an MBA course is to endow students with basic knowledge in general management, to develop their decision making and innovation capabilities. The first part of the MBA Programme addresses this need with courses that give a 360 degree vision of the company.

  • Business Law
  • Business Planning
  • Business Statistics
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Economics and Global Business
  • Finance
  • Financial accounting
  • Digital transformation
  • Industrial Economics
  • Innovation and Project Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Supply Chain and Operations management
  • Organization Theory & Design - HR Management - Decision Making
  • Organizational Behaviour


The Management Boootcamps represent a radical innovation within the MBA program. During the Management Bootcamp students will be asked to address complex challenges, fundamental for the survival of international companies in the market and for their competitive advantage within the next years. The courses are characterized by a strong practical and multidisciplinary approach. This part of the program will allow students to put into practice what they have learnt during the Core Courses. They will take advantage of the mentorshipof managers and professionals, thereby learning how to solve real and complex problems within companies.

Candidates can choose among 5 different bootcamps (of one week each) based on a range of emerging topics in business which they can also club together with an optional Silicon Valley Experience.

  • Unlocking the Potential of Smart Manufacturing and Internet of Things
  • Going Global: Developing Your Business Internationally
  • Entrepreneurship: Launching and Financing your own Venture
  • Sustainability & Ethics in Business
  • The Success Secrets of Design, Luxury and Made in Italy Excellence


Project work is a crucial part of the entire Programme and it involves problems and situations of specific interest for the students or for the companies sponsoring them.

Working towards your MBA is an excellent opportunity to implement projects in the company or to develop a new business idea having the support of Politecnico Faculty.


MIP places much importance on the improvement of the soft skills, such as leadership, negotiation, communication and team work. Students will be followed by a highly personalized Service of Personal Development from the beginning to the end of the Programme. Different kind of activities are offered: classroom learning, professional skills development, outdoor training sessions and team-working activities, business talks, business dinners and other networking events.

Career Advice is also provided through one-to-one meetings with our dedicated staff and other initiatives. In particular students have access to selfmarketing sessions, mock interviews, a Job Board service, participation in Job Fairs on campus, online or even abroad.

International Exchange Program

MBA students of MIP Politecnico di Milano participate in a number of exchange programs with management schools and universities across Europe, and the world.

Dual Degree Program with MIT Boston

MIP announces its new dual degree agreement with the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Boston.

Be one of the first to participate in the dual degree and earn not only an MBA from MIP Politecnico di Milano but also a master’s degree from the MIT Supply Chain Management Program.


MIP Ideal MBA Candidate

Ideal candidates have already developed a working experience of at least three years, ideally in an international environment or in an international position.
These talents are willing to expand their skill set and to extend their knowledge through meaningful study and practical work. They should be ready to be challenged in real-world business situations and should possess the motivation to boost their careers.

Ambition, independence and humility are also highly desirable characteristics and finally, we are looking for people who are highly motivated to bring their own personal contribution to the class and to promote diversity.

Admissions are rolling, so the sooner you get your application submitted, the more chance you have of securing admissions and MIP tuition fee waivers.

Selections Process

Applications are now open for the October 2016 intake. Apply Now!

Admission to the MBA is limited to a predetermined number of students. This ensures the optimal development of each student while preserving the group’s learning process. All elements of the application form are carefully studied so we highly recommend that you fill it out carefully and provide us with any extra material you believe might help your candidature.

The selection is based on the evaluation of the professional and academic background, a motivational interview with the Admission Staff and the MIP Test. The selection result depends on the score given to each of the above mentioned elements and can be positive or negative.

Step 1: Submit your Application

Complete the Online Application uploading your updated CV/resume. You will also need to pay the application fee (€ 150) which can be paid online on the application platform itself. You must upload at least your updated CV for initial activation of application while the rest of the documents can be sent afterwards.

Step 2: Interview Selection and Aptitude Test

You will be informed whether you have been selected for the interview with our admission team. You will also are required to sit the MIP Test with the goal of evaluating your logical and critical reasoning skills.

Step 3: Submission of further documents

  • University degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Official university transcripts
  • Copy of passport/EU Identity card
  • 2 passport sized photographs
  • GRE or GMAT (if available)*
  • Certificate of English Proficiency (not mandatory for admission purposes, but it is required to access exchanges programs)*
  • 1 or 2 letters of reference (not mandatory)

*If you wish to send your scores directly to MIP, please note that our school code is 7455

Step 4: Final Decision

Once the Admissions Team receives feedback from the interviewer, your application will be evaluated and then presented to the Admissions Committee who then decides whether to accept or reject each candidate. The selection is based on the evaluation of the professional and academic background, motivational interview performance with the Admissions Team and an aptitude test score (GMAT/GRE/MIP Test). The selection result depends on the score given on each of the above mentioned elements and can be positive or negative. You will be advised by e-mail of the final decision on your application.

Contact the Part Time MBA Admissions Office for assistance or to personalise your application path!

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 2, 2017
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20 months
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29,000 EUR
Italy - Milan
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