Innovation, Design & Project Management
18 months
Full Time
October 2023

(Italy) and Glasgow (UK)

Tuition Fee
€ 18500
Professional Experience
Less than 3 years

Tel: +39 02 2399 2820


By now it’s clear that modern business is ever-changing and increasingly complex. That’s why a well-trained Project Manager is in high demand in any industry. We at POLIMI GSoM, together with Strathclyde, have decided to respond to this by creating a postgraduate-level professional training course that gives you the Project Management skills you need for success. We bring together modern Project Management approaches with a cross-sectorial and intercultural perspective that focuses on managerial, behavioural and technical skills.

If you decide to do this International Master in Project Management, you’ll get a chance to boost your understanding and drive your projects in the best possible way. We’ll help you explore the individual, team and company strategies needed to manage everything from little tasks to mega-projects.

Our programme gives you a highly specialised qualification in two countries, and at the end you’ll get a Master Degree from Politecnico di Milano and a Master of Science in Project Management from Strathclyde Business School.

A well-managed project is a thing of beauty. With this programme, we give you insight into the strategic and holistic demands of modern projects and a systematic understanding of a field that is becoming essential for modern-day organisations. We combine:

Project management as a way to deliver complex change.

Strategic management to formulate and implement organisational strategies.

We also work on the development of your transferable skills, especially teamwork, leadership, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and presentation, which will be invaluable for any and all jobs you might have in the future.

Since 2021, POLIMI GSoM has also been a PMI Authorised Training Provider. This means that our International Master in Project Management students all have the chance to get trained up for the PMP® certification exam.

  • 18 months: 10 months in class + 8 months project work

  • First semester in Italy, second semester in the UK, final project work anywhere you like

  • 100% in English

  • Grow a systematic understanding of knowledge in project management areas 

  • Get a critical awareness of current and widespread project management issues

  • Understand and evaluate a wide range of research techniques

  • Critically evaluate academic research, professional research, published case studies and media statements on the development and use of project management in business

  • We encourage the development of subject interest by letting you carry out original research, pushing the current limits of knowledge through a master-level thesis

  • We help you develop transferable skills (especially teamwork, leadership, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and presentation) for your future employment

  • Get the chance to do an elective on campus or at one of Strathclyde’s International Centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Bahrain, Greece, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore or Switzerland

  • Ranked #36 in the World in the QS Management Masters Rankings 2023 (Global)

  • Ranked 4th in the Eduniversal Western Europe Ranking 2022

Academic partner

Our International Master in Project Management is an 18-month Master programme offered by POLIMI GSoM and Strathclyde Business School. Our goal is to teach you about managerial topics that are important to Project Management, and we put a special focus on project management as a way of delivering complex change and strategic management to create and implement organisational strategy, as well as ensuring the growth of your soft skills.

We also include plenty of practical activities in this programme. You can take part in lessons, seminars with international lecturers, soft skills workshops, company presentations, and alumni talks.

We teach this master entirely in English.

Please note that we’ve designed this programme for recent graduates with ideally no more than 3 years of work experience. If you have more experience, you might also like to take a look at our International MBA programmes.


Demand over the next 10 years for project managers is growing faster than demand for workers in other occupations. (PMI, Project Management Institute)

  • 93% of our students were employed within 3 months of graduation (in the last edition).
  • 44% of our students work abroad within 3 months of graduation. In detail: Italy 56%, Europe 40%, other countries 4% (last edition).
  • €50,000 is the average salary 6 months after graduation. 

Up until 2027, the project management-oriented labour force in seven project-oriented sectors is expected to grow by 33%, or nearly 22 million new jobs. (PMI, Project Management Institute)

Project Management is the top in-demand tech skill: given the complexity of many projects, project managers must deploy a vast array of skills, from budgeting scheduling to change management and procurement. (Burning Glass)


Our Master prepares you for a career in project management in a full range of sectors. In the past, our students have covered roles such as:


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Please note that we process applications on a rolling basis, which means that they may close even before this deadline. Our limited number of seats available in the class means the sooner you apply, the better.

We recommend that non-EU candidates apply at least 3 months before the programme starts, to leave enough time for a Statement of Comparability of your degree and to apply for your student visa.


Fill in the form at and upload these documents:

  • your CV in English
  • university transcripts/mark sheets
  • bachelor’s/master’s degree (if already available at the time of the application)
  • copy of your passport or ID
  • digital picture
  • letter of reference
  • motivation letter
  • Financial Aid Essay (if you’re applying for one of our tuition fee reductions)
  • English proficiency certificate: IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent (if already available at the time of the application)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR €100)


We will let you know if you have been selected for a Motivational Interview in English, which we will do online.


We will send you an e-mail with our final decision on your application, and if the result is positive, you will also receive scholarship information (if you applied for one).


After you receive our email and the admission contract, we kindly ask you to confirm your participation in the programme by paying the first instalment.

The programme costs €18,500. These costs cover the entire length of our programme, but they do not include living and travel expenses. 

We at POLIMI GSoM have partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide. 

Applicants of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for fee reductions. These are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s a good idea to apply early. 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.

Please note that we don’t offer full scholarships, and that the DSU and other scholarships offered by Politecnico di Milano and the Italian Government cannot be used for POLIMI GSoM’s programmes.

Discover more on our financial aid opportunities


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