Subject
General Management
Duration
20 months
Format
Part Time
Delivery
Blended
Intake
October 2023
Location
Milan

+2 international weeks

Language
English
Tuition Fee
€ 37000 (Individual)
€ 40000 (Corporate)
Professional Experience
More than 3 years
EXECUTIVE MASTERS OFFICE
Tel: +39 02 0064 5198
Email: infoexecutivemasters@gsom.polimi.it  
Overview

We’ve created this flexible Programme by keeping in mind all those talented professionals who want to get top managerial skills without taking a break from their career. If you choose this part-time MBA, you’ll have face-to-face teaching just one week-end each month.

Are you interested in a truly international MBA experience? Our students at POLIMI GSoM take part in two International Weeks as per didactic calendar, and you’ll also have colleagues from all around the world, lectures held by Visiting Professors from our partner business schools and a ton of exchange programmes, including an intensive experience in Silicon Valley.

You will also have the unique opportunity to learn directly from experienced multinational company managers.

Last but not least, you will have our Personal & Career Development activities to develop your soft skills and design an effective career plan.

Here are the top 5 reasons why an International Part Time MBA with us at POLIMI GSoM will be a game changer for you.

1. A FACE-TO-FACE PART TIME FORMAT

Our International Part Time MBA will give you the chance to gain an internationally recognized qualification without taking a break from your career. The programme’s flexibility makes it perfect for you to organise your studies around your professional and personal schedule, since you’ll have face-to-face teaching one week-end each month. And that’s not all – your career will get an instant boost from your newly-acquired knowledge, because you can put your learning into practice immediately in your workplace. Our face-to-face format lets you meet your classmates and Faculty regularly, and you also get a taste of what it’s like to immerse yourself in the school environment. What’s more, all our on-campus lessons are combined with multimedia content delivered on our digital learning platform (D-HUB), which was developed in collaboration with MICROSOFT. This allows you to enhance your learning experience and prepares you for the classes.

2. A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

We have a truly international experience waiting for you. You will fly to two European destinations and take part in two intensive International Weeks, where you will attend classes, visit companies and take part in social events. You will also be part of an international class with students from all over the world, either based in Italy or travelling each month from abroad.  Top that off with the fact that you will be learning learn from an international Faculty with Visiting Professors coming from our many partner schools (such as New York University School or Arizona State University in the US, the University of Strathclyde in the UK, and Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft in Germany).

3. CLASSES WITH COMPANIES

You will have contact with international companies such as Microsoft, Siemens, Moleskine, Whirlpool by talking directly with managers during lessons at POLIMI GSoM. Through our classes held with companies, you will have the chance to get the inside track on multinational market leaders, meet top executives and be taught by leading professionals in each field. Each module gives you insight and know-how into the company. And what’s more, HR Managers will dive deep into the recruitment processes in these companies, giving you an idea of the qualities that they look for in an MBA candidate and even telling you about any potential job vacancies.

6. DESIGN YOUR CAREER STRATEGY

Develop your self-awareness and build your personal brand with our Career Development Center. This one-of-a-kind service is here to guide you in the recruitment process, helping you re-brand yourself and better understand the job market. The CDC’s goal is to give you the right opportunities to grow in your post-MBA career. Participate in the networking events offered throughout our programme including roundtables, career events, and business talks. This gives you the chance to learn more about the dynamics of specific industries that you’re interested in, build the right tools and career strategy, and even boost your networking opportunities through our company network.

5. GROW YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Whether you want to launch your own venture or add entrepreneurial thinking to your toolkit, our program will give you completely new ways of thinking about entrepreneurship and innovation, both for start-ups as well as more established companies. With us you’ll also have a unique opportunity to use a platform to build your own entrepreneurial idea and test it in front of real investors and business angels. We’re talking about PoliHub – the Politecnico di Milano’s in-house start-up incubator! That way you can develop your own business venture or new product idea, using a tool that is ranked second in Europe and top 5 in the world by UBI Global.

The program lasts 20 months and lessons are held one weekend each month, with the following schedule: 

  • Friday: Lessons are held with us at POLIMI GSoM from 10.00 am to 8.30 pm. Lessons held with companies go from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.
  • Saturday: Lessons are held at POLIMI GSoM from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.

These face-to-face lessons are combined with multimedia content delivered on our digital learning platform (D-HUB), which was developed by POLIMI GSoM in collaboration with MICROSOFT.

We record all of our lessons at POLIMI GSoM, and give you access to everything through D-HUB, giving you extreme flexibility and the chance to catch up or go deeper into the material anytime during your Master.

You will also have the chance to network with companies through classes that we hold on their premises, as well through our lectures given by Executive Managers from international companies.

TWO INTERNATIONAL WEEKS

During the programme, you will fly to two European destinations where you will attend international lectures, company visits, and social events.  The first International Week takes place in Autumn of the first year. During this week you will have the chance to break the ice and build team spirit with your fellow students at EADA in Barcelona, a top-ranking business school situated in one of the most dynamic and beautiful cities in Spain.

The second International week will take place in Autumm of the second year, and you will have the opportunity to attend classes at another European Business School.

ELECTIVE WEEKS

In Spring 2025 you can customize your learning path deciding to take part in up to two of these interactive experiences:

  • Management Bootcamp
  • Silicon Valley Experience
  • International Exchange Programme

PROJECT WORK

You will wrap up the programme by putting theory into action through a consultancy project in the area that you are interested in. You can implement this project in your own company or in one of your classmates’ companies. You could even develop a new business idea with the support of us at POLIMI GSoM, benefiting from access to PoliHub – the Politecnico di Milano’s in-house start-up incubator. That way you can develop your idea using a tool that is ranked second in Europe.

We are partnered with EADA, a private and independent institution that is at the forefront of management for the Spanish and international business communities.

EADA was founded in 1957 in Barcelona and was one of the first Spanish educational institutions to offer management training programmes to the business community.

EADA focuses not only on hard knowledge, but above all on your soft skills. These are the skills that accelerate your professional and personal development, giving a competitive advantage both to you and to the companies that you will work in.

Here at the POLIMI GSoM Career Development Center (CDC), our Master students can get access to a one-of-a-kind, highly customised service. This helps them gain the right skills and tools for strategic career management and to expand their professional network.

MANAGING YOUR CAREER SERVICES
Building a career from scratch isn’t an easy thing to do, which is why the Career Development Center is here to give you support and help you expand your skillset. the CDC can help you set professional goals, define your career strategy, and optimise all the things you’ll need to look for a job (such as your CV, cover letter and knowing which channels to choose).

To give you the best possible CV support, we have partnered with VMock, a smart Career Preparation Platform. It gives you job market trends, top global employers, working permits and other specific career resources. On top of that, you can also benefit from free access to POLIMI GSoM’s Global network of Career Websites. This is where you can find relevant resources about industry sectors trends, country specific career guides and employment resources, and career related webinars.

NETWORKING WITH COMPANIES

You’ll get the chance to have close contact with the business world, as the Career Development Center has a longstanding, mutually rewarding relationship with many industry leaders of today’s global marketplace. Working closely with national and international employers, we organize year-round activities to bring you the latest recruiting insights and market trends.

As an International Part Time MBA student you will have to attend at least 8 networking events with employers. These include Round Tables, Career Talks, etc., and can also be done by streaming or recording if those options are available.

CAREER WORKSHOPS
The current job market is ever-changing, complex and highly competitive, so we’ve designed Career workshops to support you in developing the skills you need to succeed. Increase your self-awareness and brand from a personal and professional standpoint and learn to pursue your managerial career at both a national and international level.

You will have access to these highly interactive workshops and labs right from the start of the programme. They focus on specific topics such as personal branding, international job search strategy, career changes, job interview practice, salary negotiation, networking and much more.

Are you interested in a truly international MBA experience? Our students take part in several exchange programs offered by the business schools of the POLIMI GSoM International Network. These exchanges give you strategic exposure to an interesting panel of topics and a different educational approach.

During our MBA program, you are given the chance to attend some courses abroad, with our International Exchange Programme.Our Partner Business Schools are:

ASIA

  • Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astonautics, BUAA (Beijing, China)
  • Lingnan University College (Guangzhou, China)
  • IIM Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow, India)
  • Sun Yat Sen National Taiwan College of Business, SYSNTCB (Taiwan, China)
  • Shanghai University of Finance & Economics (Shanghai, China)
  • School of Inspired Leadership (Gurgaon, India)
  • School of Management and Economics – University of Electronic Science and Technology (Chengdu, China)
  • XJTU – School of Management, Xi’an Jiaotong University (Xi’an, China)

EUROPE

  • Audencia (Nantes, France)
  • EM Lyon Business School (Lyon, France)
  • IE Business School (Madrid, Spain)
  • IAE – Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management (Aix-en-Provence, France)
  • IESEG (Lille, France)
  • Lomonosov MSUBS (Moscow, Russia)
  • NEOMA Business School (Mont-Saint-Aignan, France)
  • Nyenrode Business University (Amsterdam and Breukelen, Netherlands)
  • University of Brighton (Brighton, UK)
  • University of St. Gallen (St. Gallen, Switzerland)

LATIN AMERICA

  • Universidad del CEMA (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

NORTH AMERICA

We have a Dual Degree Programme with:

  • The MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (Boston, USA) 

OCEANIA

  • Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) (Australia) 

Silicon Valley Experience

During your MBA, you will also have the chance to experience an intensive one-week study tour in Silicon Valley.

Here you will get invaluable insights into one of the world’s most innovative and fast-growing environments. We want to give you the chance to deepen your understanding of entrepreneurship and other current hot topics. You’ll do so through meetings with executives, company visits and cultural excursions. An invaluable experience that will expand your perspective on the process of taking an idea to market and scaling a company.

Whether you want to launch your own venture or add entrepreneurial thinking to your toolkit, the Silicon Valley Week in our MBA Programme will give you completely new ways of thinking about entrepreneurship, networks and innovation.

DUAL DEGREE – MIT

Ramp up your skillset with our dual degree option!

This dual programme makes it possible for you to study in two schools in two different countries and enjoy everything that both cultures have to offer. Add to that the fact that you also gain exposure to two ways of doing business and two different networks of professionals.

If you are an International MBA candidate, you can choose to do a Dual Degree programme option with MIT Center of Transportation & Logistics, Boston, USA. After you finish the MBA with us at POLIMI GSoM, you can also attend an extra year in the USA to gain even more experience. We recommend this if you have a strong interest in supply chain and logistics.

At the end of this Dual Program, you will get a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from us at POLIMI GSoM as well as a Master in Supply Chain Management and Logistics from the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.

If you would like more information on the practical details and application procedure, please write to us at infoexecutivemasters@gsom.polimi.it

The tuition fee comes to €37,000 for individuals and to €40,000 if you are sponsored by a company. These costs cover the entire length of our programme, but they do not include living and travel expenses. Accommodation and travel costs for the International Weeks are not included. 

FINANCIAL AID

You might find our International Part MBA more accessible with help from our Financial Aid Programme.

These contributions are mostly based on merit and academic excellence, as well as personal and professional achievement. We are especially interested if you have strong leadership potential and superior interpersonal skills. These contributions are only for self-funded candidates and we apply them directly to your tuition fee.

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.

If you are sponsored by your company, we kindly request that you write to infoexecutivemasters@gsom.polimi.it for more details.

HOW DOES THE FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMME WORK?

Submit your application online and tick the box showing that you are interested in POLIMI GSoM financial aid. Fill out the Financial Aid Request Form – we will send this to you in an e-mail, just fill it out and upload it on the online platform.

For more information on how to apply for a financial aid contribution, please write to us at infoexecutivemasters@gsom.polimi.it.

EARLY BIRD CONTRIBUTION

Candidates submitting their application by April 15th 2023, are eligible for an early bird reduction amounting to €2500. Candidates submitting their application by July 15th2023, are eligible for an early bird reduction amounting to €1000.
In case of partial company sponsorship, the Early bird contribution will be applied to the individual’s tuition fee.

MERIT-BASED CONTRIBUTION

We are committed to inspire and partner with innovators to shape a better future for all. This is our purpose, our guiding light – our north star.
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 25% off the tuition fee. 

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WOMEN4MANAGEMENT

Here at POLIMI GSoM, we are adamant about improving gender equality in management. To support this cause, we have different contributions available of up to €10.000 in the Women4Management.

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TRAVEL SUPPORT PROGRAMME

Here at POLIMI GSoM, we are passionate about internationalisation. That’s why we offer contributions of up to 45% off the tuition fee to international and Italian candidates living abroad, making it easier for you to reach our school every month.

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EXPAT TUITION FEE CONTRIBUTION

Are you an international candidate already living in Italy? We are offering up to 35% off your tuition fee to help candidates like you further your expat experience.

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AMBASSADOR CONTRIBUTION

Candidates chosen to become Alumni Ambassadors for the School can avail tuition fee reductions up to 40% off the programme tuition fee. The winners of this contribution will be required to support the marketing staff with online presentations, fairs abroad and other promotional activities during and after the program.  We are offering this to 2 International Part Time MBA candidates.

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ASSISTANTSHIP

You can get a fee reduction if you are a Part Time MBA candidate and are happy to help us out in a supporting educational or research role.

This assistantship covers up to 30% of the programme tuition fee.

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CLASS TUTOR

Are you willing to act as a Class Representative or Tutor? If so, you could receive a contribution of up to 30% off the tuition fee. We are offering this to 2 International PartTime MBA candidates.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONTRIBUTION

An innovative spirit is worth a lot to us, which is why we at POLIMI GSoM are offering study grants worth €7,000 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.

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SUSTAINABILITY CONTRIBUTION

As a B-corp accredited school sustainability is at the core of our activities. We are offering contributions amounting €7,000 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.

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DIGITAL INNOVATION CONTRIBUTION
If you are passionate about the theme of digitalization, at POLIMI GSoM we are offering two study grants worth €7,000 to help support your studies.

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GMAT BASED CONTRIBUTION

Preparing for the GMAT is an enormous challenge, so we’ve made several GMAT/GRE-based contributions available to high achievers. Simply apply and our MBA Admissions Committee will take a close look at your academic and professional track record. You could get up to the 30% off your tuition fee.

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POLIMI GSoM ALUMNI

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

You can get 25% off if with these merit-based contributions if you have completed a Master program at POLIMI GSoM, and 10% off if you have completed an Executive Path at POLIMI GSoM. 

For more information on how to apply for our Alumni scholarships, please write to us at infoexecutivemasters@gsom.polimi.it

Please 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 ALUMNI

You can also get a fee reduction if you have graduated from the Politecnico di Milano. You need to show 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 €3,000 POLIMI GSoM sponsorship.

Please 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

STATUS: APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 INTAKE ARE NOW OPEN

Please note that we process applications on a rolling basis, which means they may close even before this deadline. This is because of the limited number of seats available in the class.

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

  • Fill in the form at https://apply.gsom.polimi.it/ 
  • Upload your CV
  • Pay the EUR €150 Application Fee (you can pay this online using the online application form, Flywire* or by bank transfer).

*You can easily pay your tuition and fees online via Flywire, our preferred payment partner. Flywire is a secure international payment service that simplifies payments from your home country or other countries around the world. Payment options include bank transfers, credit cards, e-wallets and more, typically in the local currency.

STEP 2: INTERVIEW & TEST

We will get in touch with you for the Motivational Interview and the POLIMI GSoM Test session.

STEP 3: SUBMISSION OF OTHER DOCUMENTS

You need to upload these documents on our platform to complete your application:

  • University Degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Your Official Transcripts
  • GMAT/GRE score* (if you have it)
  • Certificate of English Proficiency* (this isn’t necessary for admission purposes, but you will need it to access our exchange programmes)
  • Motivational statement**
  • Copy of your Passport or ID
  • 2 passport sized photographs
  • 1 or 2 letters of reference (these are optional)

* You can also send your scores directly to us at POLIMI GSoM – our school code is 7455

** You can 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.

Contact us at the Part Time MBA Admissions Office if you want some help or to personalise your application path!

STEP 4: YOUR FINAL RESULTS

We will send you an e-mail with our final decision, which depends on the scores given for each of the different parts of your application.

EVENTS

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INFO SESSION

Our recruitment team is available for a 30-minute one-to-one info session to guide you through the contents, contributions available and the selection process of our programme.

To book your info-session please click on the link here below and fill out the booking form. One of our representatives will get in contact with you to set up the meeting.

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