iMDT – International Master in Digital Transformation



Digital technologies and Innovations are transforming processes, operations, business models and entire organisations: their impact is often so pervasive and radical that it leads to a cross-industry “Digital Disruption”. We hence believe that Digital Transformation is not merely a combination of technologies, but a major phenomenon with deep strategic and managerial implications for all companies, regardless of the industry they operate in. This master will provide participants with the strategic, entrepreneurial and organisational approaches, methods and tailored “tool-box” to navigate across the main digital trends (e.g. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Blockchain, Big Data & Analytics, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, eCommerce, Mobile & Omnichannel Communication, Digital Manufacturing & Industry 4.0) and lead Digital Transformation in both public and private organisations.

*MIP Classes will be both taught in person and streamed live until December 2021, until then it will be possible to choose whether to join classes online or face-to-face without any limitation.

Location: Milan*

Language: English

Format:  Full Time

Intake: Fall 2021

Length: 12 months

University Requirements: 3-year Bachelor degree (minimum 180 ECTS)

Tuition fee: € 18.500

International Masters Admissions Office
Tel : +39 02 2399 2820
Email: infomasters@mip.polimi.it


In partnership with
Cisco, IBM, Musement,
Oracle, Soldo and TIM


Practice-oriented &
action-learning approach
will characterize the master



of companies say their digital transformation efforts involve multiple business units or the entire company


is the average annual growth rates
of Data&AI and Cloud Computing professional clusters: the highest ones

(WEF 2020)


  • 1 year: 9 months in class + 3-month project
  • 100% in English
  • In partnership with Cisco, IBM, Musement, Oracle, Soldo and TIM
  • 5 reasons why:
    • 87% of companies think digital will disrupt their industry, but only 44% are prepared for a potential digital disruption;
    • CEOs and senior executives said digital transformation risk was their top concern in 2019;
    • Around 40% of companies have dedicated digital transformation teams in place;
    • 80% of companies say their digital transformation efforts involve multiple business units or the entire company;
    • 55% of digitally maturing companies say they need new leaders in order to succeed in the digital environment.
  • Including soft skills for professional development

The International Master in Digital Transformation at MIP Politecnico di Milano will leverage a practice-oriented and action-learning approach characterized by close links with companies sharing their field experience on Digital Transformation projects. This approach will increase the awareness in our students of the wide spectrum of entrepreneurial and strategic opportunities generated by digital technologies within both well-established corporations and startups.

We expect digital transformation to be an even bigger imperative for organizations
in the short-term future. 
(Harvard Business Review)

97 mln

new roles may emerge.
Among the leading positions there are the Digital Transformation Specialists.

(World Economic Forum, 2020)


is the Digital Skill Rate required: new technical profiles related to
Big Data, AI, IoT, Cloud computing, Blockchain technologies are increasingly sought.


$11.5 tln

in GDP growth over the next decade could be added to the labour market demand for emerging professions and skills to meet the needs of the new technological era.

(World Economic Forum, 2020)

  47% of AI investments were unchanged since the start of the pandemic and 30% of organizations actually planned to increase such investments, despite the global impact of Covid-19. (Gartner)
Recruiters agree the pandemic is driving demand hardest for workers who transform businesses digitally(Pilita Clark, Financial Times)

The master prepares students for, amongst others, the following roles:


– (Digital) Innovation Specialist
– Innovation/Tech Strategist
– Digital Leader/Expert
– Digital Innovation Manager
– Business Innovator
– Business Intelligence Manager
– Project Manager/Process Owner
of innovation-related projects in established or newcomer corporations.

The entry level (e.g. Analyst, Manager, Senior Manager) will depend upon previous work experience and academic background.


– Digital Innovation/Transformation/Tech Consultant
– Project Manager/Process Owner
of innovation-related projects in consulting firms, system integrators, IT providers.

The entry level (e.g. Analyst, Manager, Senior Manager) will depend upon previous work experience and academic background.


The International Master in Digital Transformation is a 12-month International Master programme offered by MIP Politecnico di Milano and sponsored by Cisco, Musement, IBM, Oracle, Soldo and TIM, that provides students with the necessary skills for a managerial digital career in the corporate world.
The master is taught entirely in English.

The programme includes highly structured career management services thanks to the MIP Career Development Office. Among the services offered are:

  • CV Book
  • Free access to the MIP Global Network of Careers Websites
  • One-to-one career advice meetings
  • Personal Development workshops to help students develop the soft skills necessary to be competitive in today’s job market
  • Networking events with employers, such as company presentations, company visits, recruiting on-campus events, Career Days
  • Preferential access to internship and job advertisements on “Job Teaser”, the School’s digital careers platform

Who is eligible for the iMDT Programme?

Students with a bachelor degree of 3 or 4 years (minimum 180 ECTS) or higher are eligible to apply.
English knowledge is a compulsory requirement.

How long is the iMDT Programme?

The programme is 12 months long.

In what language is the programme taught?

The programme is taught in English, although there are opportunities for students to study the native language of the country of study throughout the programme.

Do I need to speak Italian?

No, as the medium for the course is English, students are not required to learn Italian, although they will be given the opportunity to do so.

Is there an age limit for the programme?

No, but the average age of the candidates is 20-25 years.

What type of degree/title will I obtain upon graduation?

Upon graduation, candidates obtain the First Level University Specialising Master from Politecnico di Milano which is recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and it is issued under the autonomous responsibility of Politecnico di Milano. With regard to the specific meaning of the 1st level master's degree, as per the Bologna process, this is a 2nd cycle programme intended to provide students with further specialisation or higher continuing education after completion of the first cycle. The Master Degree of first level will release 60 ECTS/CFU credits.

Candidates are advised to check with the relevant authorities regarding the validity/recognition of this title in their home countries.

Will I have to buy textbooks?

No, you will be provided textbooks by the programme, with the cost included as part of the overall programme fee.



Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Since the number of seats in class is limited, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Should the course become fully subscribed before the deadline dates, applications will close earlier.

Non-EU students are encouraged to apply at least three months before the start of the programme in order to allow enough time for the Declaration of Value (DOV) procedure for Italy and establishment of the student visa.

The International Master in Digital Transformation addresses candidates with Management & Economics, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Social Sciences backgrounds who aim at acquiring the professional expertise, approaches and tools to interpret and govern Digital Transformation and its disruptive dynamics from a strategic and managerial perspective.


  • Fill in the form on www.applyformasters.net
  • Upload your CV in English, Passport or ID, University Transcripts and Bachelor/Master Degree (if available)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR 100)


  • You will be contacted for the Motivational Interview in English, which will be done online.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE scores (optional)
  • Motivation letter in English
  • Digital photo
  • English proficiency certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent)

What is the deadline for applying to the programme?

Please note that the admission process for the master is on a rolling basis, therefore the sooner you apply the more chances you will have of securing your place in the class, as capacity may be reached before the final application deadlines.

Does the iMDT programme have a letter of recommendation form?

There is no specific form for the recommendation letters; however if you need any further assistance on the ideal template for your application, please contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it and we can provide you with further assistance in this matter.


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

For further details about financial aid and contributions you can visit the dedicated webpage.

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