4 EMBA Directors’ Welcome 5 Executive MBA: Create your experience 6 Why choose the Executive MBA @ MIP?
Executive Master of Business Administration
8 In the words of our Alumni 10 Class Profile 12 EMBA @ a glance 13 Executive MBA: your schedule 14 Programme Overview 16 Description of our courses 18 Elective Courses and Specialisation Streams 21 Soft Skills 22 Executive MBA Faculty 25 Executive MBA Staff 26 How to Join the Executive MBA Programme 27 MIP Alumni 28 The Organisation 30 MIP’s Shareholder Companies 31 Business School Programme Portfolio 32 How to reach our campus
EMBA DIRECTORS’ WELCOME
Dear Students, In these pages, we would like to present our Executive Master in Business Administration, offered by MIP as either a part-time or an evening course over twenty months. MIP’s Executive MBA has the specific aim of developing business management, internationalisation and innovation skills on the top of the student’s own specialist capabilities. By encouraging study in the most advanced topics and emerging trends in business management, our Executive MBA will foster innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership skills in each student. In order to achieve these objectives, our training is based on the integrated, multi-functional management culture of our
outstanding faculty, that draws on Politecnico di Milano’s own teaching experience and on the proven expertise of business managers and consultancy partners. Our Executive MBA completes this training with practical experience. The management topics taught in the second year’s elective modules include real-life experiences that enable students to encounter other cultures, take part in realworld innovation projects, develop business ideas and assess the use of information and communication technologies to improve their company’s competitiveness. Our Executive MBA builds on the MIP Business School’s vast experience in executive training and is continuously updated in order to offer our students the very best. Taking part in this course is certainly
a challenge that requires students to reconcile these additional commitments with their existing professional duties and personal life. However, the unique experience they acquire during the Programme, together with the resulting career and personal development opportunities, are a great incentive to follow this path with enthusiasm. We look forward to meeting you! The Executive MBA Directors
Deputy Dean for the Executive MBA Division Andrea Sianesi Executive MBA Management Team Raffaello Balocco Federico Frattini Alberto Portioli Staudacher Cristina Rossi Lamastra
EXECUTIVE MBA: CREATE YOUR EXPERIENCE
The main attribute of our Executive MBA is that it enables you to put into practice what you learn in the classroom through specialisation streams called “Create your experience”. Every stream is built around a joint project between the School and the student, under the supervision and tutorship of faculty members. Specialisation streams have a strong practical bent and are based on action learning that includes a mixture of theoretical lessons, assignments and practical activities. • ENTREPRENEURSHIP This stream aims at supporting prospective entrepreneurs and executives in developing their own personal and corporate business ideas. At the end of the stream, students will master the wide array of capabilities needed to successfully set up their own entrepreneurial initiative. • ICT AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION This stream has the aim of providing further study into cutting-edge topics relating to ICT management so that participants learn to use them efficiently as drivers of business innovation. • INNOVATION MANAGEMENT This stream teaches students to sense and seize environmental changes, devise innovative strategies, create new products and services, and learn how to develop them effectively. At the same time, it aims at strengthening their own innovation skills, by providing students with a set of tools taught through the application in real innovation projects. • INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT This stream trains students to recognise the different factors involved in the internationalisation of business and their implications within and outside their company. Apart from these specialisation streams, students who prefer an all-round education have the opportunity to create their own programme by choosing among the many elective courses offered by the School.
WHY CHOOSE THE EXECUTIVE MBA @ MIP?
Focus on ethics and corporate responsibility and sustainability MIP Politecnico di Milano puts great emphasis on: • ethical management, that is the application of ethical values to business behaviour. Business ethics applies to the conduct of individuals and of the organisation as a whole. It is about how a company does its business, how it behaves “intrinsically”, and it applies to any and all aspects of business conduct, from the definition of competitive strategies to the way in which suppliers and customers are dealt with, from the choice of accounting practices to the fairness of behaviours with colleagues. • corporate responsibility, that is the responsibility of a company towards all its stakeholders and the environment. Managers should take into account the impact of their business decisions on all stakeholders and the environment, in order to exploit possible synergies and reduce the negative consequences of business operations. The aim is to find a sustainable way to successfully manage a business organisation,
creating value for shareholders while at same time reconciling environmental, social and economic demands.
The mission of all who participate in our Executive MBA Programme is to engage in the learning process and be prepared to become highly successful and influential business leaders of the future, in the full respect of all ethical principles and moral norms and with a clear focus on sustainability issues.
EMBA and Politecnico di Milano A distinctive characteristic of our EMBA is the opportunity it gives students to take advantage of the resources and competencies of the 16 Departments of Politecnico di Milano, where state-of-theart basic and applied research in engineering, architecture and design is conducted. During the Project Work, with the help of the MIP tutor, students can meet professors and researchers of Politecnico di Milano, who can provide the support they need to address complex technological innovation problems. This besides the opportunity to build a network of valuable relationships that can benefit the future professional careers of our students as well as the firms they work in.
Analytical approach MIP Politecnico di Milano employs an analytical approach to problem solving, backed by a strong tradition in innovation and technology. Teaching methodologies are highly practical and interactive, engaging students in company seminars, real business cases and a range of off-campus activities designed to enhance their soft skills, in addition to involving them in practical training through in-company consulting projects.
Customising your Programme Within the Executive MBA, students can customise their programme according to individual interests and capabilities. During the second year, students take some compulsory modules and choose other elective courses from a list of options in advanced business topics that are available in the MIP Business School’s programme. In so doing, they can get a specialisation in Entrepreneurship, ICT, Innovation or Internationalisation.
Flexible Programme The Executive MBA is a modular Programme, which is easily adaptable to the needs of participants. Students admitted to the first year can decide later on whether and when
to continue with the second year, as long as the whole Programme is completed within a three-year period. On completion of the first year the student is awarded an Executive Course Diploma in Innovation and Business Management. The Programme is completed in the second year with students receiving an Executive MBA qualification that is recognised as a postgraduate Master degree from Politecnico di Milano.
stream can construct their own set of international studies that can be composed of various “Doing Business In...” elective courses taken abroad. At the same time students particularly those specialising in Internationalisation - are offered the opportunity to join Elective courses in some of MIP’s partner business
Schools around Europe, to access top notch knowledge on various management subjects. Finally, foreign managers and professors will hold business seminars and specialised classes for all students during the two years of their EMBA Programme.
Join our Executive MBA course in order to:
MIP has always committed a large amount of its resources to supporting innovation and the growth of global business systems. To attain these objectives, it has built and consolidated relationships with universities, international institutes and companies for the study and development of new management models and methods. In particular, MIP accentuates this intention in its Executive MBA Pogrammes with the “Doing Business In...” course, whereby students visit a foreign business school for a week (e.g. in China, India, Eastern Europe, etc.) with the aim of learning the specific business aspects of that country through lessons, presentations and company visits. All students can take part in a “Doing Business In…” course, while those taking the Internationalisation
• study key management topics • be part of a high profile group of students and teachers • establish contacts with important business Schools and Companies • fast track your career path • discover new business opportunities • obtain a postgraduate Master’s degree
World Business Forum The World Business Forum is a symposium featuring seven eminent leaders and thinkers speaking on topics of utmost significance to the business community. MIP is the only Associated Business School in Italy in the World Business Forum in Milan and offers students the chance to attend the WBF and participate in Q&A sessions with the outstanding speakers of the forum. Past speakers include Edward De Bono, Gary Hamel, Philip Kotler, Tom Peters, Kevin Roberts and Joseph Stiglitz.
IN THE WORDS OF OUR ALUMNI
“Take two years and one class full of ideas, opinions and questions. Take the expertise of over 30 MIP professors. Add curiosity, commitment, fun, sharing, lots of exams and a common ingredient: the desire to learn! Mix it all up very carefully and at the end of the course you will find yourself asking: why didn’t I do this sooner?” Rosalba Flati, Part Time Executive Mba Rome “My experience of ‘Doing Business in India’ has made me realise how the centre of the world has shifted from what I had previously thought, and has helped me recognise that societies can be very distant from ours geographically, yet be very close to ours culturally.” Paolo Borghesi, Evening Executive Mba “In 2011, after the birth of my first child, my MIP EMBA experience was more intensely stimulating and rewarding. Despite the current depression, I have expanded my horizons towards new opportunities and my new friendships have given me greater confidence in the future.” Francesco Meloni, Part Time Executive Mba “We’re doing a family Master. My wife and son both celebrate my exam results with me. It is fundamental for your partner to be involved and support you, especially when it’s his or her birthday on the day you get your results! In our group, during the Master course there were both weddings and births. This shows that it can be done, as long as it is planned out.” Mario Benuzzi, Evening Executive Mba
“I think that a group of over 40 people who debate, explore, examine and discover new models is the best way to learn, to find new ways to approach problems and to reach shared decisions. I think this programme has transformed the people taking part in it, their perceptions and their ability to guide and make decisions, creating tomorrow’s leaders. These two EMBA years have been incredibly intense and I have gone from being a motivated, competent person to someone who can take decisions in a global business arena.” Piercarlo Caprioli, Evening Executive Mba “As an amateur runner, I faced my Master degree with the same spirit with which I take on a marathon. It requires the same commitment, resolution and above all support from others, yet, like a marathon, you are basically running on your own and you must know how to feel and interpret your sensations and impulses, whilst trying to find the strength to continue wherever you are. Like a marathon, in the EMBA it does not matter who wins, what matters is finishing and doing your best, with everyone helping each other, all the other heroes who faced the challenge with you.” Enrico Rossi, Evening Executive Mba
Age between 30 and 32 years
between 33 and 35 years
between 36 and 40 years
41 years and above
Work experience between 6 and 8 years
between 9 and 11 years
between 12 and 15 years
16 years and above
The Executive MBA allows students to develop their management skills without giving up their work commitments and thus contributes immediately to their professional career, addressing both the idiosyncratic needs of each individual and those of her/his company.
Profile One of the strengths of MIP’s Executive MBA Programme is the heterogeneity of its participants. Our Executive MBA Programmes are aimed at people who have significant work experience, a university degree and a strong motivation toward personal development.
Our candidates: • are committed to invest in themselves and to develop the knowledge and expertise they need to hold their current position in a more knowledgeable and successful manner • feel the need to combine their specialist experience with management knowledge and skills that are essential to take on new management roles and positions of responsibility within dynamic and complex environments • wish to improve their career prospects and are ready to explore new opportunities
Career impact The format of our Programme allows you to improve your performance immediately. Studying whilst working means that you can directly apply each new skill, assessing its value and relevance both to you and to your organisation. This process significantly improves your effectiveness and your ability to lead and manage. Our Programme offers an incredible return on investment, giving you practical business expertise and new ways of thinking that will change your approach to decision making. If you want to keep in touch with the job market, services such as the Alumni Association database is an invaluable resource for your future professional development.
Benefits to your organisation The companies that choose our EMBA have decided to invest in their high potential employees, establishing an understanding whereby they commit to the development of their managersâ€™ careers. These companies believe it is fundamental to improve the skills of their managers so they can successfully face the challenges of their competitive environment. Companies do not want to have to get by entirely without their managers during their training period and also want to benefit immediately from the new ideas and tools they have been taught.
Professional Background Other R&D
General Management & Consultant 17%
HR 2% IT 13%
Sales & Marketing 21%
Operations & SCM 19% Procurement 3%
Account, Finance and Administration 12%
EXECUTIVE MBA @ A GLANCE
Part Time Executive MBA Milan Duration Start dates Format
Evening Executive MBA Milan
Part Time Executive MBA Rome
20 months June
November Part time: weekend and evening format
Core courses Year I
7 long weekends* 2 full weeks Distance learning
3 weekly evening sessions + 1 full weekend a month
7 long weekends 2 full weeks Distance learning
Core courses Year II
4 long weekends 1 full week Distance learning
3 weekly evening sessions + 1 Saturday a month
4 long weekends 1 full week Distance learning
Entrepreneurship, ICT and Digital Transformation, Innovation Management, International Management
IIM (New Delhi, India); Tongji (Shanghai, China); Audencia (Nantes, France)
Executive MBA Diploma Postgraduate Master â€˜s Degree
*Full week: Monday to Saturday - Long Weekend: Thursday to Saturday - Full Weekend: Friday and Saturday
EXECUTIVE MBA: YOUR SCHEDULE
MIP’s Executive MBA is offered as a part-time or evening Programme. This means that participants can obtain an internationally recognised qualification – an Executive MBA – without interrupting their careers. Such an organization makes it easier for both students and their company to choose to invest in their professional development. Combining classroom lessons with daily work means that students can immediately put into practice what they have learnt, so that the learning process is more effective and engenders an immediate benefit to their companies. The part-time course combines face-to-face lessons with distance learning using a specifically developed distance learning platform. Face-to-face lessons take place once a month and are organised in long weekends (all day Thursday to Saturday) and full weeks (all day Monday to Friday). In addition to the classroom lessons, students can access course material asynchronously and take live sessions, usually between 19.00 and 21.00. The evening course consists of evening classes held two or three times a week from 19.30 to 21.30 and two full weekends (Friday and Saturday) held once a month. At the end of the first year, students can decide whether to finish the programme by undertaking an applicative project of around 200 hours or continue for a second year to obtain an Executive Master in Business Administration.
Teaching schedule Evening format Year I (300 hours in General Management) - Lessons Monday to Wednesday, from 19.30 to 21.30 - Once a month, a full day Friday and Saturday from 09.00 to 18.00 Year II (200 hours in General Management and 120 hours in elective courses or stream) - Lessons Monday to Wednesday, from 19.30 to 21.30 - Once a month, a full day Saturday from 09.00 to 18.00 - 1 long weekend (Thursday to Saturday) for each elective course, held in class Teaching schedule Part-Time format Year I (270 hours in General Management) • 7 long weekends: - Thursday from 10.00 to 19.00 - Friday and Saturday from 09.00 to 18.00 • 2 full weeks: - Monday to Saturday, 09.00 to 18.00 • Distance Learning - live sessions (130 hours): - 3 or 4 sessions a month on mid-week days from 19.00 to 21.00 Year II (240 hours in General Management and 120 hours in elective courses or stream) • 4 long weekends: - Thursday from 10.00 to 19.00 - Friday and Saturday from 09.00 to 18.00 • 1 full week: - Monday to Saturday, from 09.00 to 18.00 - 1 long weekend (Thursday to Saturday) for each elective course, held in class
1ST and 2ND YEAR - Core Courses
• Accounting Control & Performance Management • Business Statistics & Quantitative Methods • Corporate Strategy • Economics • Finance • ICT Management • Innovation Design & Project Management
• International Economics & Management • Marketing & Communication • Operations & Quality Management • Organization Theory & Design • Organizational Behaviour • Service Management • Supply Chain Management & Purchasing
2ND YEAR - Electives / Streams
Electives in General Management
ICT and Digital Transformation
Executive MBA Diploma Politecnico di Milano Master’s Degree
Our Executive MBA programme aims to develop skills in business management and innovation using a variety of advanced teaching methods including lessons, case studies, simulations, distance learning and presentations given by managers and consultants. The Programme consists in three main building blocks: 1. Compulsory foundation courses - General Management The objective of an EMBA course is to endow students with basic knowledge in general management, to develop their decisions making and innovation capabilities as well as to improve their leadership skills. The first part of the Executive MBA programme addresses this need with courses that teach how to manage and organize a companyâ€™s processes and resources and, at the same time, initiate the process of each studentâ€™s personal development. 2.
Elective courses/Specialization streams Our students have very different backgrounds. Hence, they require personalised pathways. Accordingly, during their second year, students can choose from a wide list of elective modules offered by the MIP Business School. These elective courses focus on advanced basic management topics, in line with the personal interests of the students and their training requirements. In this respects, the students have two options: 1) they can choose five elective modules in different management fields; 2) they can specialise by choosing one of the four streams offered by the MIP Business School: i.e. Entrepreneurship, ICT and Digital Transformation, Innovation Management and International Management.
Project work Project work is a crucial part of the Organizational Behaviour area that involves problems and situations of specific interest to the students or to the companies sponsoring them. For student selecting one of the specialisation streams the project work is part of the experience of the stream itself and is focused on contents that are coherent with the subject of specialisation. Members of the EMBA faculty could propose students, as an opportunity for their Project Work, to take part in and actively collaborate to applied research projects conducted at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering and other Departments of Politecnico di Milano, regarding topics like ICT, energy and sustainability, marketing and innovation. By working closely with professors and researchers of Politecnico di Milano, students will have the opportunity to apply the tools and methods learned during the EMBA to address at the edge topics of interest for companies, as well as building relationships of great value for their professional careers.
DESCRIPTION OF OUR COURSES
Accounting, Control & Performance Management Financial accounting: principles of international accounting (IAS/IFRS), financial reporting. Cost and management accounting. Management control systems: planning and control processes. Budgeting and management reporting. Variance analysis. Evaluation of centres of responsibility. Corporate performance management. EVA and value based management. Integrated performance measurement systems: balanced scorecards, performance indicators, ICT solutions supporting management control.
Business Law The study of the fundamental principles of commercial law (company law and corporate governance, joint ventures and M&A, business contract law). Company financing (acquisition finance, project finance, securitisation). Company taxation. Employment rights, health & safety and commercial criminal law.
Business Statistics & Quantitative Methods Business statistics. Forecasting methods. Elements of operative research. Systems to support decisions.
Corporate Strategy Strategic analysis. Competitive advantages. Competitive strategies. Diversification and portfolio strategies. Portfolio matrixes. Value based management. Corporate social responsibility and governance. Creating a business plan: strategic plan, marketing plan, operational and HR plan. Economic and financial projections.
Economics Economic systems. The money market, monetary policies and interest rates. The constraints and opportunities of the economic system within which one works: customer requirements, production organisation, competitors. Economic systems and international markets. Efficiency and structure of industries. Concentration of industries and vertical integration. Industrial policies and antitrust policies. Network economics. Economics of technological change.
Finance Techniques to evaluate investments. Financial structure of a business. Forms of financing. Financial systems. Financial tools and markets. Shares, obligations and derivatives. Financing projects. Company stock market listing. Business evaluation.
ICT Management The role of ICT within organisations. Information system model. Information system architectures and technologies. Types of business information systems. Integrated management systems: from the ERP system to solutions for e-Business (B2e, B2b and B2c). ICT strategies. Outsourcing information systems. Information system management. Matching support information to company processes.
Innovation, Design & Project Management Project management. Development processes of new products and services. Technology strategy. The organisation of technological innovation activities.
International Economics & Management International economics. Commercial, fiscal and monetary policies. Internationalisation strategies. International contracts. Theory of international trade. Monetary economics and international economic institutions. Methods to internationalise companies. Intercultural management.
Marketing & Communication Needs, markets, products and services. Analyses of markets and customer requirements. Marketing, segmentation and marketing mix strategies. Industrial marketing, marketing of consumer goods and marketing of services. Customer relationship management - CRM. Marketing knowledge management. Customer loyalty and one-to-one marketing. Internet marketing. Integrated communication. International marketing.
Operations & Quality Management Types of production systems and the main problems in their design and management. Key performance indicators. Strategic approach to the choice of design and the management of production systems. Quality in operations management. Operations management in service companies. Scenarios and trends in operations management.
Organisational Behaviour Management of business colleagues. Individual behaviour: motivation and empowerment. Team behaviour: communication and negotiation, team working, leadership.
Organisation Theory & Design Decision making processes in organisations. Principles of organisational design: work specialisation and coordination. Tasks, jobs and roles. Organisational structures. The role of contingent factors in organisational design. Business processes management. Organisation analysis and redesign methods. Human resource management practices and tools.
Service Management Types of service companies. Services of manufacturing companies. Servitization and the service economy. Operations management as a privileged source of information within customer relationships. The organisation of service companies.
Supply Chain Management & Purchasing New scenarios and trends in supply chain management. Designing logistics networks. Strategic make or buy choices. The problems of demand management. Raw materials management, production planning and scheduling. Managing purchasing and customer-supplier relationships. Cooperative approach in managing supply chain logistics. Information management within supply chains. Impact of ICT on managing supply chain logistics. Distribution management Please note: The EMBA Management team reserves the right to make any changes to the programme that it feels are necessary.
ELECTIVE COURSES AND SPECIALISATION STREAMS
Elective Courses During the second year students can choose five elective courses in advanced management topics. Each course lasts 24 hours, for a total of 120 hours. Several modules were specifically developed for the Executive MBA programme, while others are drawn from other MIP products, meaning that the format and time span of each course can vary. Some of them are held in English by international teachers. All these courses take place exclusively in a classroom setting.
Students can choose as elective course the “Doing Business In...”, which entails students visiting a foreign business school for a week (e.g., in China, India, Eastern Europe, etc.) with the objective of studying the country-specific business environment. During this week, students will combine classroom lessons given by teachers of the partner university with company visits in order to study successful cases and understand the problems that normally arise in multicultural management.
Example of elective courses
Business Ethics Change Management & Knowledge Management Corporate Performance Measurement and Management Corporate Restructuring High-Tech Entrepreneurship: Strategies for Growth Managing Innovation Mergers & Acquisitions Organisational Behaviour Strategy II - Strategy in action Advanced Business Law Strategy II - Start-up ICT Management - ICT Strategic Sourcing Global Supply Chains Energy Business: Strategy and Management ICT-Driven Business Innovation Managing high performing multi-cultural teams Luxury Management
• Entrepreneurship • ICT and Digital Transformation • Innovation Management • International Management These are specialisation streams with a strong practical focus and are based on action learning mixed with theoretical lessons, work and assignments on specific projects supported by professors and experts. Students following a specific stream will be awarded an EMBA diploma with specialisation (e.g “EMBA in Innovation Management”)
Instead of choosing five elective courses in different management fields, participants can customise their EMBA Programme by attending one of the subsequent streams:
ICT and Digital Transformation
This stream aims at supporting prospective entrepreneurs and executives in developing their own personal and corporate business ideas. At the end of the stream, students will master the wide array of capabilities needed to successfully set up their own entrepreneurial initiative. Specifically, they will be able to: • fine-tune their business idea, business model, and business plan depending on demand conditions and competitive enviroment • identify the critical success factors of an entrepreneurial initiative, with particular attention to the soft factors, i.e. those related to the proper leveraging of human capital • successfully attract external financing, for instance by learning how to communicate successfully their business idea to banks, venture capitalists, business angels The stream involves the analysis of real-world cases and success stories. Action learning takes the form of project work where students propose and develop their entrepreneurial projects that will be evaluated by a committee formed of MIP professors, successful entrepreneur, venture capitalists and business angels. To support this initiative, MIP will back the financing process for the most promising projects. During the course, students will be assigned a mentor who will be their point of reference. The mentor may be a technology expert, an entrepreneur who has created a successful start-up, or a financial operator (a venture capitalist or business angel, etc.) or even an executive who is responsible for Corporate Entrepreneurship within her/ his organisation.
This stream has the aim of providing further study into cutting-edge topics relating to ICT management so that participants learn to use them efficiently as drivers of business innovation. In particular, this stream aims to: • supply an integrated vision of the increasingly strategic role of ICT within an organisation and its impact on the company’s key processes • share new governance and ICT management methods, closely linked with business alignment • develop specific skills relating to complex ICT project design and management • provide a broad and critical overview of new technologies and applications During lessons, numerous case studies and real examples taken from the Politecnico di Milano���s School of Management ICT & Management “Observatories” are analysed (www.osservatori.net). This course includes a number of seminars held by key experts, with the aim of presenting particularly interesting company cases, best practices and relevant experiences from strategic consultancy companies and well-respected suppliers of solutions and services. In addition, students will have free access to the knowledge base of the ICT & Management “Observatories” and Gartner Group and will be able to attend several closed workshops organised by the Management Academy for ICT Executives for senior CIOs and top ICT players, with the aim of deepening their cultural knowledge and offering networking opportunities. During this course, every participant is assigned to a CIO of an Italian company, who will take on the role of mentor, supporting the student through a series of meetings and involvement in several projects, both as a guide and a continuous cultural point of reference.
ELECTIVE COURSES AND SPECIALISATION STREAMS
participants taking the Innovation Management stream will acquire greater understanding of their topic by carrying out a project work on subjects relating to Innovation, Design and Project Management.
Innovation Management This stream has the aim of supporting entrepreneurs and managers wishing to develop their skills in managing innovation in a complex context and in creating an original integration between intangible and technological elements. At the end of the course, students will be able to: • generate new opportunities for innovation • develop the company’s reputation for innovation as a lever to create economical value • master the technological variables, management levers and intangible factors underlying new products, services, or business models, such as design, brand and its experiential and symbolical factors • catalyse the creative energy of the entire organisation and its external partners to generate successful innovation This stream includes three specialised elective modules, consisting of laboratory-like group sessions and projects that allow participants to apply innovative methods and to approach real, practical problems. The three elective courses can be integrated with several other elective courses proposed by the School that are consistent with, or linked to, topics of innovation and change. In addition,
This stream has the aim of supporting managers and professionals in implementing internalisation projects. At the end of the course, students will be able to: • understand the various aspects of internationalisation and the implications within and outside of their company • understand the key aspects of the success of an internationalisation initiative, with particular attention to soft and multi-cultural aspects • implement a plan to develop relationships and initiatives with people working in other countries • execute an international development plan for the student’s own enterprise or that of their colleagues This stream offers direct contact with foreign realities and cultures. It involves lessons, real case analyses and particularly relevant success stories, held at either MIP or at our partnering international business schools. One option is for students to enhance their training by taking one or more three-day elective courses at various European business schools or experience more intense involvement through “Doing Business in...”, where they are immersed for one week in the culture of a country with high development potential, visiting successful local and international companies. In order to address internationalisation from all perspectives, participants will meet executives who have confronted the internationalisation process and will discuss the critical aspects and opportunities involved.
A significant part of the overall Programme is devoted to classes and activities in “soft skills” area. These develop the relational abilities of managers, providing them with a well-balanced technological and behavioural background. Teaching soft skills is based on three basic factors: a set of classes (in the Organisational Behaviour area, i.e. leadership, team work, multi-cultural skills), guided group events (for example, an outdoor experience) and networking between participants, which occurs spontaneously, often outside the scope and after the end of the EMBA (such as the Alumni Association and other forms of professional and social links).
Outdoor Training This is a highly interactive activity that takes place over a weekend during the first year, in an unfamiliar environment outside the School, and is run by a specialist company. The Outdoor Training allows students to get to know each other and become more quickly integrated, thereby creating a constructive classroom atmosphere that will be beneficial throughout the Master programme.
Professional Development Services During the second year, students enrolled in a personal capacity can be helped in their search for new opportunities and professional prospects through selfmarketing sessions, counselling interviews as well as CV editing and job posting services. At the end of the programme, numerous recruitment firms receive a profile book with the EMBA students’ curricula. 21
EXECUTIVE MBA FACULTY
LUCA BAIGUINI SALVATORE BALDONE RAFFAELLO BALOCCO GIANPIERO BIGANDO RAFFAELLA BOSSI FORNARINI ARMANDO BRANDOLESE ALESSANDRO BRUN MASSIMO BRUSCAGLIONI TOMMASO BUGANZA RAFFAELLA CAGLIANO ANTONIO CALABRESE LUIGI CAMPAGNA MARIA CARIDI GIANLUIGI CASTELLI GIOVANNI CASUCCI ALBERTO CELLINI VITTORIO CESAROTTI DAVIDE CHIARONI VITTORIO CHIESA MASSIMO GAETANO COLOMBO GILBERTO COMI MARCO CORRADINO MARIANO CORSO GIUSEPPE DE FRANCISCIS CLAUDIO DELL’ERA ANDREA DI MARTINO PIETRO EBREO CHIARA FRANZONI FEDERICO FRATTINI ELENA FUMAGALLI MARCO GIORGINO MICHELE GIOVANNINI PAOLO GHIGLIONE LUCA GRILLI CRISTINA ROSSI LAMASTRA LUCIO LAMBERTI KOSTANTINOS LANGAS FRANCESCO LIMONE
Consultant Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Torino Partner in Consultancy Firm Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Milano Partner in Consultancy Firm Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Milano Partner in Consultancy Firm Politecnico di Milano ENI CIO Legal Consultant Politecnico di Milano Roma “Tor Vergata” Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Milano Partner in Legal Firm Bravofly Managing Director Politecnico di Milano Legal Consultant Politecnico di Milano Partner in Consultancy Firm Partner in Legal Firm Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Milano Partner in Legal Firm Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Milano Politecnico di Milano Consultant ELIS Manager
Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour Professor of Economics, Industrial Economics & International Economics Professor of Corporate Strategy Professor of Organisation Theory & Design Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour Professor of Operations & Quality Management Professor of Operations & Quality Management Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour Professor of Innovation, Design & Project Management Professor of Organisation Theory & Design Professor of Innovation, Design & Project Management Lecturer in Organisation Theory & Design Professor of Supply Chain Management & Purchasing Lecturer in ICT Management Lecturer in Innovation, Design & Project Management Professor of Corporate Strategy Professor of Supply Chain Management & Purchasing Professor of Accounting, Control & Performance Management Professor of Innovation, Design & Project Management Professor of Economics, Industrial Economics & International Economics Lecturer in Organisation Theory & Design Lecturer in Corporate Strategy Professor of Organisation Theory & Design Lecturer in Business Law Professor of Innovation, Design & Project Management Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour Lecturer in Business Law Professor of Economics, Industrial Economics & International Economics Professor of Innovation, Design & Project Management Professor of Economics, Industrial Economics & International Economics Professor of Finance Professor of Business Law Lecturer in Business Law Professor of Economics, Industrial Economics & International Economics Professor of Economics, Industrial Economics & International Economics Professor of Marketing & Communication Lecturer in Organisation Theory & Design Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour
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Professor of Accounting, Control & Performance Management Professor of ICT Management Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour Professor of Economics, Industrial Economics & International Economics Professor in Organisational Behaviour Professor of Quantitative Methods Professor of Economics, Industrial Economics & International Economics Professor of Organisation Theory & Design Professor of Marketing & Communication Professor of Supply Chain Management & Purchasing Lecturer in Organisation Theory & Design Lecturer in Corporate Strategy Lecturer in Corporate Strategy Professor of Marketing & Communication Professor of Economics, Industrial Economics & International Economics Professor of Economics, Industrial Economics & International Economics Professor of Operations & Quality Management Professor of Operations & Quality Management Professor of Organisation Theory & Design Professor of Finance Professor of Corporate Strategy Professor of Supply Chain Management & Purchasing Professor in ICT Management Lecturer in Organisation Theory & Design Professor of Economics, Industrial Economics & International Economics Professor of Supply Chain Management & Purchasing Professor of Supply Chain Management & Purchasing Professor of Operations & Quality Management Professor of Economics, Industrial Economics & International Economics Lecturer in Business Law Professor of Corporate Strategy Lecturer in Accounting, Control & Performance Management Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour Professor of Organisational Behaviour Professor of Quantitative Methods Professor of Innovation, Design & Project Management Lecturer in Finance
EXECUTIVE MBA STAFF
The Executive MBA is an intensive experience and we recognise that our students need support during their time with us. A typical session includes many hours of lectures and/or case discussions. At times, students may be required to remain at the School after the scheduled classes to participate in evening workshops, seminars and managerial guest lecturers. In addition, cases and exercises are regularly assigned by professors and participants will spend many hours studying individually or taking part in shared activities. A dedicated team of professionals manages the Programme to help students in the best possible way.
Executive MBA Staff Alessia Dâ€™Ovidio (Head of the Executive MBA Division), Marta Antognazza, Anna De Fidio, Lucia De Gasperi, Valentina Goglio, Nora Marabelli, Angela Montagano, Michela Orsi, Cristina Pardo
HOW TO JOIN THE EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAMME
Access to the Master programme is generally restricted to people with a degree (in any subject). However, since we are firmly convinced that one of the strengths of this programme is the diversity of the background of those taking part in it, during the selection process, we give considerable weight to the professional background of our candidates, and, in some special cases, will evaluate candidates who may not have a degree but do have an outstanding professional background. Good knowledge of English, whilst not a mandatory condition, is highly recommended (some courses and teaching material are in English, and some of the lectures given by managers and professionals may be taught in English). Enrolment in each Master course is limited to a maximum of 50 students per class.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM • • • • • • •
Completed online application form Professional curriculum Official academic degree certificate with grades obtained for each exam where applicable The sponsoring company’s application, if it intends to support the candidate financially Application fee 4 passport-sized photographs Reference letters
PRE-SCREENING OF CANDIDATES Evaluation of each candidate’s CV and the documentation attached to his or her application SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WRITTEN TEST Analysis of a business case to evaluate the candidate’s problem solving and problem setting skills INTERVIEW With the objective of verifying the candidate’s potential and his or her reason for participating in a Programme as demanding as the Executive MBA
If you want to find out more about our Executive MBA programme, visit our website: www.mip.polimi.it/emba or contact us to arrange an orientation session, to learn about EMBA presentation schedule or to visit our premises. Executive MBA Admissions: email@example.com Alessia D’Ovidio Tel. +39 02 2399.2878 firstname.lastname@example.org Valentina Goglio Tel. +39 02 2399.2830 email@example.com
AlumniMIP is an association connecting professionals and managers who graduated from one of the Master’s programmes or Advanced Courses offered by MIP Politecnico di Milano. With its wealth of knowledge and business experience and substantial networking opportunities, the association also helps its members to access constantly updated management information and practice. AlumniMIP is an action-oriented organisation with a widespread network throughout Italy and abroad, cultivating a community with the potential reach of approximately 6,000 alumni. The association seeks to: • assist in the development of a managerial culture and its practice • promote networking and sharing experience among MIP alumni • bestow visibility and prestige to MIP and its graduates • support the personal and professional development of its alumni • promote MIP’s national and international growth and development • promote sharing of experience and networking between alumni and all players within the economic context in Italy and abroad • encourage donations to the association from individual members and generate the conditions for permanent fund-raising for initiatives that benefit MIP alumni
graduates from Master’s programmes, promoting many educational, cultural and recreational initiatives of interest to its alumni. It works closely with MIPAlumni to promote interaction between approximately 6,000 alumni belonging to our network and to MIP.
Clubs and shared interest groups within MIP: Consulting Club Members seek to develop key consultancy skills. Design and Luxury Club The club’s objective is to create a strong network in the design and luxury sector. Innovation Club The activities of the club involve identifying innovative methods for exploiting the latest technological trends. Finance Club The club’s objective is to offer the opportunity for meeting and discussion between alumni and the world of finance. You can also join our Sport clubs (Football, Sailing and Running)!
Alumni Relations Office The Alumni Relations Office manages relationships with MIP students and graduates, as part of the school’s firm intention to invest in its community of students and graduates from Italy and abroad. The office acts as a reference point for all current students and all
School of Management
Established in 2003, Politecnico di Milano’s School of Management is composed of the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering - founded in early Eighties - and the MIP Business School, established in 1979 to deliver postgraduate and post-work experience education. The School of Management covers numerous areas of research, education and high-level consultancy in the field of economics, management and industrial engineering, supported in this work by Politecnico di Milano. Overall, the School can rely on over 200 professors, lecturers, researchers, tutors and staff members, and every year over 700 new students enrol in the undergraduate programmes. In 2007, the School of Management achieved the prestigious EQUIS accreditation (European Quality Improvement System) and joined the circle of around 140 leading business schools accredited by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). In 2009, the School was included for the first time in the rankings of the Financial Times’ top European Business Schools. In the newly released Financial Times rankings for 2011, listing the Best 75 European Business Schools, Politecnico di Milano’s School of Management is at number 40 with four programmes, three of which are Master Programmes: the International Full-Time MBA, the Executive MBA, the Master of Science in Management Engineering, and the Customised Corporate Education Programmes, with the latter appearing on the list for the first time, in 17th place. This is a further recognition of the high quality of the Corporate Education offered, and a confirmation of the School’s status, as it had already been ranked in May 2011 amongst the “Top 65” custom executive education providers worldwide. The International Full-time MBA is listed at 28th place in Europe - 13th in continental Europe outside the UK - and the Executive MBA is in 37th postion.
For over 30 years, MIP Politecnico di Milano has been recognised as a prestigious business school, attracting graduates interested in a career in business or in public administration. Legally, MIP is a consortium between the Politecnico di Milano, numerous Italian institutions and several leading public and private industrial groups, integrating distinctive academic specialised know-how with practical professional elements derived from the world of business and consultancy. Numerous partnerships and collaborations between the University and businesses have the objective of promoting two aspects: • continuing the development of postgraduate and post-work experience, aimed at individuals, companies, and public and private institutions • promoting applied research and consultancy in the areas of training, educational needs and professional competence. MIP’s faculty is composed of teachers and professors of Politecnico di Milano, the School of Management and from other prestigious Italian and international universities, as well as professional people, managers and consultants from leading industrial businesses, banks and service companies. Every year, MIP delivers over 20 long-term Master Programmes, offering executive education courses tailored to its customers’ explicit requirements and a catalogue of short courses for managers on a series of topics such as marketing, design and innovation management, supply chain management and ICT & management. In 2011, MIP held over 135 corporate courses. It also promotes applied research programmes in partnership with the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering and other centres and departments within the Politecnico, which take into account the needs of different markets (including large companies, small and medium businesses and public
administration) to expand in the areas of business strategy and management, production logistics systems and information technology. MIP allocates a considerable amount of its resources to support innovation and growth of the global business system, putting this into practice through an international network. It has gradually built up and consolidated productive working relationships with international businesses, universities and institutions, developing training courses and applied research projects in the management field, whilst also managing and promoting innovation for internationally oriented companies.
MIP in numbers: • • • •
6 Master in Business Administration Over 135 corporate courses Approximately 6,000 alumni in 30 years of experience Over 170 faculty professors and 76 professionals
MIP Values: Integrity Improvement & continuous development 360 degree respect Leverage on diversity & team work Coaching & development of talented people
MIP’S SHAREHOLDER COMPANIES
BUSINESS SCHOOL PROGRAMME PORTFOLIO
• MSPMe Master in Strategic Project Management (in English) • Master in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management (in English) • e-NPCM Executive Master in Nuclear Plant Construction Management • Master in Energy Management • Master in Project Management • Master in Family Banking • MDS Master in Strategic Design: Design of the Value Offering (in English) • meGMI Master in Industrial Maintenance Management • MRE Master in Real Estate • SUM Master in Management of Universities and Research Centres • MIT - Master in Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer • MES - Master in Management of Education and Schools • Master Media & Telco • FPm Executive Course in Facility, Property and Asset Management • Advanced Training in Management of International Business • MEF Advanced Training in Energy Finance • Advanced Training in Quantitative Finance
HOW TO REACH OUR CAMPUS
From The Duomo Take the red subway line M1 towards Rho Fiera-Bisceglie, get off at Cadorna and take the train to Milano Bovisa. Alternatively, take the red subway line M1 towards Sesto FS rail station, get off at Porta Venezia and take the train to Milano Bovisa. Estimated journey time: 25 minutes.
From Linate Airport Take bus no. 73 towards Piazza S. Babila, get off at S. Babila station, take the red subway line M1 towards Rho Fiera-Bisceglie, get off at Cadorna and take the train to Milano Bovisa. Estimated journey time: 50 minutes. From Malpensa Airport Take the Malpensa Express train and get off at Milano Bovisa. Estimated journey time: 30 minutes.