International Masters in Sustainability Management



As members of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, we are aware that profound interlinkages exist between business enterprisessociety and the environment. A lasting improvement in the economic performances of firms and countries can be achieved only if people and their dignity are protected, social welfare is enhanced, natural resources are managed efficiently and the global environment is defended, business ethics is promoted. At the same time, we know that corporations may be a positive agent of change. Firms, alone or in partnerships with other private or public players, are at the origin of many of the technological, organizational, institutional innovations that maximize economic growth, social cohesion and environment conservation in a balanced way, and create a truly sustainable value. It is for this reason that concepts such as responsible businesssocial innovationsustainable business models, industrial sustainabilityresources efficiency and circularity, and the associated analytical and operational instruments, have an increasing weight in the School’s programs, and in our research and knowledge transfer activity. As a School that operates at the intersection between engineering, management and economics, we dive into solutions for sustainability at all levels of management. In addition to the implications for policy and strategy making, we investigate and teach how sustainability change corporate processes, supply chains, operations and technologies across different industries. This lead MIP to create 5 new International Masters in Sustainability.

*Starting from 2021, it will be possible to choose whether to join classes, including the kick-off, online or in person.

Partners of all 5 Masters in Sustainability Management:
Partners of Master in Circular Economy:                  

Partners of Master in Sustainable Finance:     

Partners of Master in Industrial Management:      

Location: Milan*

Language: English

Format:  Full Time

Intake: October 2021

Length: 12 months

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

Tuition fee: € 18.500
€ 9.500 for PoliMi MSc Alumni
For further info click here

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


In partnership with the
main players in the
Sustainability field


Green growth opportunities
abound across massive sectors such
as energy, mobility, agriculture



is the annual growth rates of Green Economy: one of the professional clusters with the highest growth
(WEF 2020)


is the minimum reporting
rate on sustainability in 2020:
almost all sectors exceed it!
(KPMG survey)


  • 1 year: 9 months in class + 3-month project
  • 100% in English
  • In partnership with the main players in the Sustainability field
  • 5 reasons why:
    • In 2019 the business roundtable asserted that shareholder supremacy and maximizing shareholder value has been a mistake, because we need a shift from shareholder capitalism  to public interest capitalism;
    • Sustainability is the biggest challenge of our times: The global economy was projected to grow at 3.5 percent in 2019 and 3.6 percent in 2020;
    • The diffusion of environmentally-friendly technologies and organisational practices may trigger labour market disruptions such as faster obsolescence of worker know-how and a rapid acceleration of the demand for existing and new competencies that, if in short supply, would lead to skill gaps;
    • According to Forbes, today’s young people are as concerned with making a positive impact on the world as they are with making money. A whopping 94% want to use their skills to benefit a cause;
    • Strongly experiential approach, designed in partnership with a huge group of companies.
  • Including soft skills for professional development

MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business is delighted to announce that it has achieved B Corp Certification. This prestigious recognition is awarded to companies that emerge for their commitment to sustainable development and building a more inclusive society. MIP Politecnico di Milano is the first Italian and only European business school to have been accredited, and is just one of a few worldwide. One of the essential elements that led MIP to undergo this certification is its full understanding of the role that every company will play in building a better tomorrow for everyone. The purpose and raison d’être of every business will increasingly be re-thought, to give centrality to the role that it wishes to hold in society.


The International Masters in Sustainability are 12-month International Master programmes offered by MIP Politecnico di Milano, which provide students with the necessary skills for a managerial career in the corporate world and the sustainability field.
The masters are taught entirely in English.

International Master in Environmental Sustainability & Circular Economy

The International Master in Environmental Sustainability & Circular Economy is in collaboration with Edison and Alperia Bartucci.

International Master in Sustainable Industrial Management

The International Master in Sustainable Industrial Management is in collaboration with Easyjet, Number One and Maire Technimont.

International Master in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

International Master in Sustainability Management and Corporate Social Responsibility

International Master in Sustainable Finance

The International Master in Sustainable Finance is in collaboration with Fideuram SGR, Banor Sim, Foresight Group, Intermonte Sim.


The programme includes highly customised services of Career management thanks to MIP Career Development Office.
Among the services offered:

  • CV Book
  • Free access to MIP Global Network of Career Websites
  • One-to-one career advice meetings
  • Personal Development workshops to help students develop the soft skills necessary to be competitive in nowadays job market
  • Networking events with employers, such as company presentations, company visits, recruiting on Campus events, Career Days
  • Preferential access to internship and job advertisement on the School Career Digital platform “JobTeaser”



Who is eligible for the International Masters in Sustainability?

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 are the International Masters in Sustainability

The programme is 12 months long.

In what language are the programmes taught?

The programmes are 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 courses 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.

Please note that this programme is designed for fresh graduates with less than 3 years of work experience. Candidates can apply for the programme starting in September 2021 if they have completed their bachelor/master degree not earlier than 2018. Candidates who have completed their bachelor degree/master degree before 2018 can consider our International MBA programs.


  • 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)


Once your application package is complete, it will be forwarded to the admissions committee for final processing and you will receive the final admission and scholarship (if any) decision by email.


Upon receipt of the admission offer, you will be required to pay the first instalment of EUR 2500 within 15 days from the date of receipt of the offer letter should you wish to confirm your participation to the program (a short extension of this deadline can be requested in case you are applying for an education loan, external scholarship etc. or any other viable reason).


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What is the deadline for applying to the programmes?

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.

Do the International Masters in Sustainability 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.
The tuition fee is €9500 for alumni who completed a Master of Science program in or after 2018 at Politecnico di Milano.
MIP has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide: for more info, click here.

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

Applicants of the 2021 intake of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for the fee reductions. The reductions will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early applications are encouraged. Candidates wishing to apply for financial aid must make their request on the application form at the time of application – later requests for financial aid will not be considered.

You can find below information about a scholarship offered by BSH Italy, dedicated to International Master in Environmental Sustainability & Circular Economy candidates only.


The candidates that have been selected for the International Master in Environmental Sustainability & Circular Economy can apply to this scholarship worth €3.000 by taking part in the Circular Economy Challenge. The application must be sent to infomasters@mip.polimi.it by not later than 31st May, 2021.


  • THE GOAL: Please share with us a real and concrete example of Circular Economy you’ve had the opportunity to get personally in touch with.
  • YOUR PRODUCT: You can freely decide the way you’d like to share your story with us! Text, Photos, Audio, Video or even a mix. We’ll evaluate not only the example of Circular Economy you choose to share but also the efficacy of your communication style.

Discover more.

We turn the future into a part of you.

We offer highly personalised services with the objective of developing the necessary skills, tools and strategy and expanding your professional network, to help you succeed in today’s complex and competitive global job market.


International Master in Environmental Sustainability & Circular Economy
The job creation potential of the circular economy is huge, and the demand for better,
more efficient products and services is booming. 
(Jyrki Katainen)

By 2025

the sharing economy market is expected to grow twentyfold (USD bln) The circular economy offers significant new and better growth opportunities.

(Ellen Macarthur Foundation)

$1 tln

are the investments and value creation in green transportation and energy surpassed in 2020.


(WEF, 2020)

€1.8 tln 

are the annual benefits that moving towards a circular economy could yield in Europe by 2030.


  More companies across industries are adopting circular principles to reduce costs, increase revenues, manage risks, e.g. fashion, mobility, built environment.
International Master in Sustainable Industrial Management
Sustainability trends are driving major changes in the industrial sector. 

Industry 4.0

provides tremendous opportunities to achieve this sustainability and the industrial value should be sustainability-oriented.

(Stock T. & Seliger G.)

Take it seriously!

Many leading companies operating in utilities, oil&gas, mining firms are starting to take sustainability seriously and build it into their everyday operation.


International Master in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

US, Canada, UK

have attracted a lot of skilled talent through social entrepreneurship.

(People Matters)

Asian countries

are on the top list of the countries with the best environment for social entrepreneurs.

(People Matters)

International Master in Sustainability Management and Corporate Social Responsibility


of employees say their job is more fulfilling when given the opportunity to make a positive impact at work.

(Cone Communications)


More CSR-centric jobs will be created: as CSR grows more central to business operations, dedicated roles will be necessary to ensure organizations track and achieve their goals.


International Master in Sustainable Finance
Sustainable finance is shifting away from being considered a niche investment product
to being a new way of making investment and lending decisions. 


on average, of CFOs of European companies report that ESG considerations are a defined part of their company’s strategy 


A growing number of large investors are incorporating ESG metrics into capital allocation and stewardship criteria.


By 2024 

6 out of 10 will be employed in green areas. Environmental risk managers are among the most requested roles by companies.

(Corriere Nazionale)

  Sustainable Finance helps ensure that investments support a resilient economy and a sustainable recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (European Commission)

International Master in Environmental Sustainability & Circular Economy

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

  • Energy and sustainability manager: responsible for optimizing energy production and use within a company and ensuring that a company sets and meets environmental goals.
  • Innovation manager: a professional whose responsibilities focus on the development of new products, services or processes
  • Consultant: advise companies in exploiting opportunities related to energy management and circular economy
  • Start-upper: founder/co-founder of a startup aimed at exploiting opportunities related to energy management and circular economy
International Master in Sustainable Industrial Management

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

  • Sustainability function (analyst/manager) in industrial companies
  • Supply Chain planner
  • Product design manager
  • Plant manager
  • HSE manager
  • Environmental and management consulting
International Master in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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

  • Manager of social enterprises and third sector organizations
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Consultant for the management and measurement of social impact
  • President and board members of associations and foundations
International Master in Sustainability Management and Corporate Social Responsibility

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

  • Sustainability or CSR manager
  • General manager of corporate functions and business units, for sustainability oriented companies, social enterprises and benefit corporations
  • Consultant
  • Innovation manager
  • Sustainable entrepreneur
International Master in Sustainable Finance

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

  • Corporate managers in charge of studying the impact of sustainability-oriented strategies on firm investments and financing
  • Analysts in private companies and public entities, specialized in studying the impact of regulation on ESG policies and private investments
  • Asset managers, bankers, consultants specialized in sustainability and ESG issues
  • Risk managers specialized in assessing and rating the risk of climate change and environmental issues
  • Invest relator managers in listed companies specialized on non-financial communication

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