Subject
General Management
Duration
from 15 to 32 months
Format
Part Time
Delivery
Online
Intake
November 2022
Location
Milan

+ 2 face-to-face weeks + 1 optional full week

Language
English
Tuition Fee
€ 37.000 (Individual)
€ 40.000 (Corporate)
Professional Experience
More than 3 years
EXECUTIVE MASTERS OFFICE

Tel: +39 02 2399 2820
Email: infoemba@gsom.polimi.it

Overview

In today’s fast paced and high stakes business environment, we need a new generation of leaders. Leaders who are also pioneers with an eye towards the future. You will boost your managerial skills and know how to leverage the power of purpose to deliver outstanding performance and contribute to a brighter tomorrow.

Our International Flex EMBA (i-Flex EMBA) was designed and delivered in partnership with Amazon, Microsoft, Moleskine and Vodafone. It’s an Executive MBA aimed at managers who want to combine international studies in perfect balance with their existing work commitments.

We use one of the most cutting-edge digital learning platforms in the world, developed with Microsoft technology. So why join us in advancing your managerial skills for a better business world?

Here at POLIMI GSoM we bring together drive and focus on digital transformation, to give you a unique programme full of exciting initiatives. Take part in lectures by top managers pioneering the path towards complete digital transformation in their companies. You will also get to see the working innovations and testing at the digital laboratories of the Politecnico di Milano. Of course your experience wouldn’t be complete without visiting some of the world’s most renowned digital enterprises like Amazon and Microsoft. We also invite you to take part in a Bootcamp specifically centred on digital transformation.

For the first time in an EMBA, we provide you with maximum flexibility. As a POLIMI GSoM student, you will be able to choose the length of your course from three available options, as well as your ideal time to connect.

So why should you choose the International Flex Executive MBA? In short, to level-up your game.

FLEXIBLE AND CUSTOMISABLE

You’ll have the freedom to attend classes when, where and how you prefer, allowing you to balance education, work life and family.

With the i-Flex EMBA you can choose from three different course lengths according to your needs (fast track: 15 months, regular track: 20 months, extended track: 32 months) and two time slots in which lessons are held: from 1:00pm to 3:30pm (CET) or from 7:00pm to 9:30pm (CET), giving you maximum flexibility and access to your studies on any device from anywhere in the world.

DIGITAL AND INNOVATIVE

Thanks to the digital learning platform D-hub, developed with Microsoft, you can access video lessons, actively participate in live sessions with your professors, interact with your peers and collaborate on projects and assignments as well as being able to access loads of additional content.

WE PARTNER WITH DIGITAL LEADERS

Here at POLIMI GSoM you will learn directly from industry leaders and enhance your managerial experience. Our programme has been redesigned by and for companies to prepare skilled and driven managers ready to spearhead disruptive technologies in today’s business world.

Through our Digital Innovation Pathway, you can become a driver of change, and gain a deep understanding of the vital role you play in digital transformation. Residential weeks give you the chance to visit global leaders of business innovation, like Amazon and Microsoft.

SPECIALISATION IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Practical experience is increasingly important in a competitive job market. That’s why we offer a Management Bootcamp or Study Tour in Silicon Valley, giving you the chance to sharpen your skills and focus your Executive MBA.

You’ll have the chance to network with change-makers and the world’s leading companies, all while gaining the hands-on experience necessary to become a confident leader in a digital world.

IT IS AN EXECUTIVE MBA

You will leave our programme equipped with all the knowledge and skills of a traditional in-class Executive MBA, but without the hassle of having to set aside work and life obligations.

Read more on how our i-Flex students are growing their professional network through digital communication.

ALUMNI CONTINUING EDUCATION

For us, you’ll always be a part of the POLIMI GSoM family. So feel free to take advantage and stay connected to the School up to 2 years after the end of your master, by attending a maximum of 2 elective courses on exciting new topics that are coming up.

CONTINUE YOUR LEARNING

POLIMI GSoM has decided to offer an exclusive benefit for those enrolled in the Executive MBA 2022 programme: in the two years following graduation, participants will have the opportunity to access more than 370 programmes including courses and pathways from the Academy catalogue free of charge* so they can continue to invest in their future!

An EMBA is not the arrival point, but the beginning of a new journey towards excellence.

*Additional enrolment and administrative costs apply to some programmes. Master’s programmes and programmes promoted by the Alumni area are excluded.

AT A GLANCE

  • Delivered on a digital platform developed by POLIMI GSoM in collaboration with Microsoft
  • 2 mandatory face-to-face full weeks
  • Specialisation in Digital Transformation through an Elective Week or a Study Tour in Silicon Valley
  • One optional elective week (Doing-Business-In China or Mexico or Management Bootcamp @ POLIMI GSoM) as well as International Exchanges
  • International focus with exposure to global industries and international faculty
  • Including soft skills and leadership training for professional development
  • i-Flex EMBA has recently been ranked as 6th in the world, 4th in Europe and 1st in Italy (the only Italian MBA program in the ranking) by The Financial Times in the category of online MBAs. Read more
  • It has been ranked 11th in the world and among the top 5 in Europe in the Distance/Online MBA category by QS Online MBA Rankings 2022. Read more
  • The master has been ranked 13th in the 2021 Global Online MBA Ranking by CEO Magazine. Read more
    In 2020 the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), the most highly-regarded institute in Europe within the field of managerial education and development, has granted the EOCCS re-certification to the program. EOCCS (EFMD Online Course Certification System) is a quality benchmark system developed to assess online courses. Read more

The programme is made up of:

  • A number of core courses in General Management held through our smart learning platform
  • One live session every two weeks on Thursdays from 1:00pm to 3:30pm (CET) or from 7:00pm to 9:30pm (CET), according to your choice and two mandatory face-to-face weeks*
  • You choose from three different course lengths according to your needs – fast track: 15 months, regular track: 20 months, extended track: 32 months
  • Visits to some Laboratories and Observatories of the Politecnico di Milano
  • A third elective week International Exchanges
  • A specialisation in Digital Transformation
  • Career & Leadership Development Programme
  • Project Work

*Starting in 2021, it will be possible to choose whether to join the face-to-face weeks, including the kick-off week, online (if the activity is available remotely) or in person (if permitted) without any limitation, so you’re free to manage your time in the most efficient and convenient way.

ELECTIVE WEEKS

Students can give a further personal dimension to their studies by choosing to customise their i-Flex with up to 2 full elective weeks. Choose from the following options:

Specialisation in Digital Transformation

As an I-Flex student, you can decide to further customise your learning path and earn an Executive MBA with a specialisation in Digital Transformation by choosing to take part in a Management Bootcamp with a focus on Digital Transformation or a Silicon Valley Tour, during your third optional week.

Digital Transformation Bootcamp

The Digital Transformation bootcamp is a one-week intensive experience, in which you will focus on engaging with technologies and learning how they are changing business processes.
Encompassing cutting-edge topics such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud computing and Internet of Things, this elective week will allow you to gain first-hand insights both from our outstanding faculty at POLIMI GSoM and experienced managers who are leading digital transformation.

SILICON VALLEY TOUR

During the i-Flex programme you will get the chance to immerse yourself in an intensive one-week study tour. Here you will gain full exposure to the Silicon Valley ecosystem and deepen your understanding of entrepreneurship and other hot topics.

Together we will visit startups, large corporations, venture capital firms, and incubators to gain a broader perspective on the process of taking an idea to the market and scaling a company. Whether you’re looking to launch your own venture or add entrepreneurial thinking to your toolkit, the POLIMI GSoM Silicon Valley Week will equip you with radical new ways of thinking about entrepreneurship, networking and innovation.

MANAGEMENT BOOTCAMP

We invite you to tailor your Executive MBA programme with a third optional full week dedicated to one of our Management Boot Camps or an EMBA Elective. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about topics shaping the future of business.

These courses have a strong practical and multidisciplinary approach. You can choose your elective week from a range of up-and-coming topics in business, such as:

  • Global Management
  • Industry 4.0
  • Sustainability & Circular Economy
  • Biomarketing
  • Soft Skills
  • Entrepreneurial strategy
  • Entrepreneurial innovation and implementation
  • Building the Value Chain in the Luxury sector
  • Go-to-Market in the Luxury sector
  • Study tour in the heart of the Luxury world
  • Digital Transformation: Strategy, Governance and Business Models
  • Big Data & Artificial Intelligence
  • The main pillars of B2c eCommerce

Here at POLIMI GSoM we have decided to partner with companies that introduce digital innovation in their products (Amazon, Moleskine, Vodafone) and companies where digital innovation is core to the business (Microsoft).

In 1999, the Digital Innovation Observatories of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano were established to raise cultural awareness in all the main areas of digital innovation. Today, the Observatories provide an expert point of reference for digital innovation, integrating research work, communication and other continuous updates.

Our EMBA offers world-class benefits for whichever company you choose to work for:

INNOVATION

As an POLIMI GSoM graduate you will become an agent of innovation and an asset to any business. Our shared goal is to give you with the creative mindset found in both startups and the corporate world.

Each of our programmes are designed to accelerate your professional growth as a manager and leader. You will be equipped with the know-how and ability to tackle whatever challenges the market throws at you.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Having an employee do their EMBA with us means that you can get immediate concrete benefits, as they put into practice what they’ve learnt and become a promoter of change and innovation.

You also have the chance of defining the final project work they’ll do in the last few months. That means your company can benefit from the highly practical and consultative project output. During this time, a POLIMI GSoM Faculty member, Politecnico di Milano professor, or an outside consultant will collaborate and supervise the student, guiding them through this final phase. In this way, the project output is in essence strongly practical and consultancy-based, drawing from the know-how of the various Politecnico di Milano departments.

CUSTOMISED TRAINING

Your company can also contribute to the student’s specialisation and Elective Courses, so you can direct the training of your resources towards high value issues that have concrete benefits.

This means you can design their training based on the needs of their position and their professional growth path.

BE PART OF THE POLITECNICO ECOSYSTEM 

You will get enormous added value simply by becoming part of the Politecnico di Milano’s innovative technological ecosystem. Advances ranging from Industry 4.0 to the Internet of Things and autonomous driving in vehicles lead to sizeable company savings on the costs normally seen when acquiring managerial skills externally.

FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Our Masters are VAT exempt pursuant to Art. 10 DPR 633/1972, which means we do not apply VAT on invoices. This is because the Politecnico di Milano is a public body and recognises the courses.

We apply a specific schedule of rates, where the cost is based on the duration of the Master, but we are happy to take your corporate needs into account.

If your business takes part in Interprofessional Funds, such as Fondimpresa and Fondirigenti, you can benefit from opportunities to sponsor your employees to take an Executive MBA, taking advantage of funds in your Learning Account or using open tenders. We here at POLIMI GSoM work with all joint multi-sector funds and provide a team of experts for companies to draw attention to different funding opportunities.

If your company has multiple employee enrolments, you will be able to get special terms on their EMBA courses.

If your company would like to sponsor your employees, they will be offered an extremely flexible and customised payment plan.

We’ve revamped our Career Development Programme to enhance and develop your skills allowing you to effectively manage your own career path. We also give you constant updates on the latest tools and trends in the job market so you can become a career leader.

During the new edition of this International Flex EMBA, we’re holding a series of Career Workshops with industry experts. They’ll explain how to design and carefully plan a career strategy, covering topics from personal branding to salary negotiation.

You’ll also have access to expert Career Advisors, who are helped by professional headhunters. They will give you support in personalised one-2-one Career Advisory meetings to develop a strategic action plan for your professional goals. If you want, they can also help you in the selection and interviews.

And that’s not all. To help you reach your professional goals or to meet any requalification needs in the current situation, we have extended our Career Development services up to one year after the end of the master, increasing the opportunities of meetings, both one-2 many (such as workshops and networking events) and one-2-one.

CAREER WORKSHOP

8 Career Workshops and 7 experiential LABs each year allow you to strengthen your skills, and are useful for the responsible and sustainable management of your professional development. Some examples include Self-Awareness & Career Strategy Design, Job search strategies, Personal branding canvas, Managing Emotions in careers, Critical Thinking, and Getting ready for job interviews.

CAREER ADVISORY SERVICE

POLIMI GSoM’s Career Development Center staff, with the support of a team of expert consultants, will offer a series of Careers Advisory services to our EMBA students.

  • CV Assessment
  • 7 one-to-one meetings
  • customised and designed to define professional goals and create a related action plan to achieve your goals
  • Mock interviews
  • Interviews with headhunters and guidance with feedback, the sharing of best practices and learning how to build a professional network

The revolutionary digital mentor developed by POLIMI GSoM with Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence tools: FLEXA is unique in all the world and only found at POLIMI GSoM. During and after your EMBA, you will have access to a cutting-edge tool for the preassessment of your hard, soft and digital skills.

NETWORKING

8 networking events per year, here you’ll have a chance to get to know and touch base with companies and executive search companies, enriching your network and sharing experiences as well as best practices.

Also, thanks to active collaborations with leading Headhunting companies, you can meet consultants specialised in recruiting and career development. You will be given the unique opportunity to take part in an individual meeting with a highly qualified Headhunter. And of course, you will have access to international web portals, letting you enrich your professional network and further strengthen your career skills.

Thanks to FLEXA, you will have the chance to stay in touch with network companies and other passionate professionals in your field.

Our latest research shows that, on average, within two years after the end of the EMBA,80% of graduates reach significant career progress, which involvescareer growth in their current company in 27% of cases, and a change of career or a change of company in 53% of cases. 

What kind of change?

  • 71% change of role
  • 58% change of function
  • 24% beginning of an international mobility
    5% launch of a start-up

DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA AND MEXICO

At POLIMI GSoM there are no limits. That’s why we offer the exciting opportunity to study in China or Mexico at one of our partner international business schools.

For one week you will study the specific social and economic aspects of your chosen country. You will divide your time between classroom lessons, held by professors from our partner universities, and company visits to local and multinational businesses. You will get to study success stories and understand the challenges involved in multi-cultural management.

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES

Have you ever thought about studying abroad? We have a range of programmes available to you, that are sure to satisfy any number of requirements:

  • TIAS (Tilburg, The Netherlands)
  • IAE Business School (Marseille, France)
  • Audencia (Nantes, France)
  • Lomonosov (Moscow, Russia)
  • MCI – Management Center Innsbruck (Innsbruck, Austria)
  • IESEG (Paris, France)
  • Warsaw University of Technology Business School, Poland​

Our International Flex EMBA tuition fee is €37,000 for individuals and to €40,000 if you are sponsored by a company. These costs cover the entire length of the programme, but they don’t include living and travel expenses.

FINANCIAL AID
Our International Flex EMBA is made more accessible to deserving candidates through our Financial Aid Programme. 

·Contributions are mostly merit-based. We look at your academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, strong leadership potential, and superior interpersonal skills. You can only get these contributions if you are self-funded, and they are applied directly to your tuition.

If you’d like financial aid, you need to request it when you submit your application form – please note that late requests for financial aid won’t be considered.

COUNTRY-BASED CONTRIBUTION

POLIMI GSoM offers contributions up to 50% of the tuition fee to international candidates in order to promote international diversity within the class and assist talented individuals from as many different countries as possible.

Find out more

MERIT-BASED CONTRIBUTION

If you are a deserving candidate, sharing our purpose and putting it into practice in your personal and professional life, you can get up to 20% off the tuition fee. These contributions are offered by us at POLIMI GSoM together with John Cabot University.

Find out more

WOMEN4MANAGEMENT

At POLIMI GSoM we actively promote gender equality, specifically management and entrepreneurship for women. That’s why we are offering the most deserving female candidates study grants of up to €7,000.

Find out more

30% CLUB CONTRIBUTION

We at POLIMI GSoM are offering a 30% contribution to 2 female i-Flex participants.
This is done in collaboration with the 30% Club, an international organisation whose aim is to achieve 30 per cent women on FTSE 100 boards.

The deadline for applications is July 15, 2022.

Find out more

ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONTRIBUTION

An innovative spirit is worth a lot to us, which is why we at POLIMI GSoM are offering two study grants worth €2,000 to deserving candidates. If you have launched a start-up in the past, are an entrepreneur, or even a professional who would like to be one, just apply to be in the running.

Find out more

SUSTAINABILITY CONTRIBUTION

We at POLIMI GSoM are offering 2 contributions amounting €2,000 to outstanding candidates who deal with sustainability in their company or work for a Non-governmental Organization (NGO). This contribution will be deducted from the total amount of your tuition fee.

Find out more

DIGITAL INNOVATION CONTRIBUTION

If you are passionate about the theme of digitalization, at POLIMI GSoM we are offering two study grants worth €2,000 to help support your studies.

Find out more

POLIMI ALUMNI WAIVER

You can also get a fee reduction if you have graduated from the Politecnico di Milano. You need to have shown a strong commitment to your studies and a desire to further your professional development through continued education. If that sounds like you, you could be entitled to a €2,000 POLIMI GSoM contribution.

Also note that if you are partially sponsored by a company, the Alumni Waiver will be proportional to your individual fee. If you are fully sponsored, you are not eligible for the Alumni Waiver.

POLIMI GSoM ALUMNI WAIVER

Are you a graduate of POLIMI GSoM? If so, you can access extra contributions on your tuition fee:

  • You can get 25% off if you have completed a Master program with us
  • You can get 10% off if you have completed our Executive Path (Management Academy)

Also note that if you are partially sponsored by a company, the Alumni Waiver will be proportional to your individual fee. If you are fully sponsored, you are not eligible for the Alumni Waiver.

THE U.S. ITALY FULBRIGHT

If you are a U.S. citizen wishing to pursue your studies in Italy, the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission have grants that might work for you. Check out their webpage for further info or contact them at: info@fulbright.it  -http://www.fulbright.it/study-in-italy/

LOANS

If you are an international candidate with Italian residency or an Italian candidate, you can access student loans to cover your tuition fee and other expenses.
We at POLIMI GSoM collaborate with banks such as Banca Sella, Banca Intesa San Paolo, Unicredit and BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas.

Click here for more information on the conditions given by BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas.

If you are a German student, you can also apply for the student loan offered by Deutsche Bildung. You can do the online application anytime throughout the year at www.deutsche-bildung.de.

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Since there are a limited number of seats in each class, you should apply as early as possible. If the course reaches its enrolment limits before the deadline dates, applications will close earlier.

OUR SELECTION PROCESS

We have a careful selection process when choosing participants for the MBA, and we limit it to a fixed number of students. This makes sure we can give you the best environment for personal development as well as for group learning.

We thoroughly study everything you put in the online application, so remember to fill it out carefully and give us any extra material you think might help your candidature.

STEP 1: ACTIVATE YOUR APPLICATION

Activate the Online Application by uploading your updated CV/resume and paying the application fee (EUR €150). You can pay online on the application platform itself, via Flywire* or through a regular bank transfer. 

The rest of the documents can be sent after the motivational interview.

*You can easily pay your tuition and fees online with Flywire, our preferred payment partner. Flywire provides a secure global payment network that simplifies paying your fees from your home country and countries around the world. Payment options can include bank transfers, credit cards, e-wallets and more, typically in your home currency for most countries.

STEP 2: SCREENING

We will let you know if you have been selected for a Motivational Interview and the GSoM test that consists in a business case.

STEP 3: SUBMISSION OF FURTHER DOCUMENTS

  • University Degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
    Your official University Transcripts
    Motivational statement*
  • 1 or 2 letters of reference (optional)
  • Copy of your Passport or ID
    Digital Photo *Choose the format that works for you. 

With this statement you have the chance to explain why you want to do an MBA, showing the Admissions Committee that you are the right fit for POLIMI GSoM. Feel free to send in a traditional essay or even a slide presentation (there is no minimum or maximum length for either of these). Please make sure you convert it into a PDF file when you upload it on the application platform.

STEP 4: OUR FINAL DECISION

Once our Admissions Team gets feedback from the interviewer, your application will be evaluated and then presented to the Admissions Committee, who then decides whether you will be accepted or rejected. They will take into account your professional and academic background, motivational interview performance and an aptitude test score (GMAT/GRE/MIP Test).

Our selection process evaluates your individual profile while also taking into account the MBA class composition, which needs to be in line with the quality and diversity the school requires. Acceptance to our courses is based on your ability to excel, not only academically, but also in the business community.

We will send you an e-mail with our final decision on your application, and please note your acceptance is based on the ability to excel, not only academically, but also in the business community.

The final decision with respect to the admission of a candidate is entirely at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

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