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 led MIP to create 4 new International Masters in Sustainability.

*In order to fully participate in classes and company visits, presence on campus is strongly suggested, especially since January 2023. In case of visa delays, travel barriers or other specific issues, it will be possible to continue attending online.

Location: Milan*

Language: English

Format:  Full Time

Intake: Fall 2022

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 programmes also include the following practical activities: Lessons, Workshops, Company Presentations, Soft Skills Empowerment, Project Work.

The masters are taught entirely in English.

Please note that this programme is designed for fresh graduates with ideally no more than 3 years of work experience. Candidates who have have more than 3 years of work experience may also consider our International MBA programs.

International Master in Environmental Sustainability & Circular Economy



International Master in Sustainable Finance

DOUBLE DEGREE OPTION - BI Norwegian Business School
Candidates joining the International Master in Sustainable Finance will have the possibility to apply for the Double Degree option at BI Norwegian Business School (Norway).
The Double Degree partnership will offer 5 selected candidates to take up the second year of studies in Norway. Candidates will need to undergo a selection process during the first year of studies at MIP (Italy) in order to be accepted for the BI-MIP Double Degree programme.
The tuition fee is 22,000 + €100 (towards enrolment expenses), and candidates will obtain the Master of Science in Business major Sustainable Finance from BI Norwegian Business School in addition to the First Level Specialising Master from Politecnico di Milano.

International Master in Sustainable Industrial Management



International Master in Sustainability Management and Corporate Social Responsibility




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

  • Career workshops integrated into the Master’s programme to develop the career management skills needed to be competitive in the job market
  • Digital tools and artificial intelligence at the student's service to optimise your CV and measure and improve your hard, soft and digital skills
  • Individual consultation meetings with professional career coaches
  • Free access to the MIP Global Network of Careers Websites
  • 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



  • 3 Career Weeks per year with over 300 partner companies, both national and international
  • Over 30 business workshops and business presentations per year
  • More than 15,000 internships and job opportunities globally accessible thanks to our wide network of international career portals
  • 5-10 Recruiting Days per year, organised by MIP in partnership with individual employers based on the needs and timelines of placement into the company

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 first level Master Degree 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 with 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 Statement of Comparability of the degree and application of the student visa.

Please note that this programme is designed for fresh graduates with ideally no more than 3 years of work experience. Candidates who have have more than 3 years of work experience may also consider our International MBA programs.


  • Fill in the form on www.applyformasters.net
  • Upload the following documents:
    • CV in English
    • University Transcripts/Mark sheets
    • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (if available)
    • Passport or ID
    • Digital Picture
    • Letter of reference (optional)
    • Motivation letter
    • Financial Aid Essay (if applying for one of MIP’s tuition fee reductions)
    • English proficiency certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent (if available)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR 100)


You will be contacted for the Motivational Interview in English, which will take place online.


If the result of the selection interview is positive, 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 of the date of receipt of the offer letter should you wish to confirm your participation to the programme (a short extension to this deadline can be requested in case you are applying for an education loan, external scholarship etc, or for 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.


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The programme costs €18,500. This amount covers the entire length of the programme, although it does not include living and travel expenses.
The tuition fee is €9,500 for alumni who completed a Master of Science programme at Politecnico di Milano in or after 2019.
MIP has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide: for more info, click here.

Applicants for the 2022 intake of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for 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.

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

Please note that we do not offer any full scholarships. The DSU and other scholarships offered by Politecnico di Milano and the Italian Government are not applicable for MIP’s programmes.

Here below you can find more information about the Simona Alberti Memorial Scholarship (BSH Italy), the Dea Capital ESG Talent Scholarship and the Best Alumni Impact Scholarship, dedicated to IMSM candidates:



The candidates who have been selected for the International Master in Environmental Sustainability & Circular Economy can apply for this scholarship worth €3.000 by taking part in the Circular Economy Challenge.


  • 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.

The application must be sent to infomasters@mip.polimi.it by no later than 31st May, 2022.

Discover more


The DeA Capital S.p.A. initiative for the awarding of two scholarships worth 7,500 Euros each, for the 2022 intake of the International Master in Sustainable Finance, is now open.

In order to compete for the "DeA Capital ESG Talentscholarships, candidates must have completed the application for the Master in Sustainable Finance by submitting their updated CV and a letter of motivation and have been admitted to the Master. Furthermore, candidates are required to prepare and share a project for the development of a fund in the Private Equity or Real Estate sector, with strong planning quality in the ESG field and significant innovation elements. The project is named the "ESG Dream Fund".

The application must be sent to infomasters@mip.polimi.it by no later than 31st May 2022.

The two scholarships will be awarded to the best candidates, who will be selected through a final interview with the management committee of DeA Capital.

Discover more.


The Best Alumni Impact scholarship, offered in collaboration with the Gianluca Spina Association, will give one meritorious candidate the possibility to benefit from a €5000 discount on the tuition fee of the programme.

Students interested in applying for this scholarship should deliver an essay of a few pages in length (2-3), on the following topic:

The term ‘sustainability’ is commonly heard in several fields and industries and it’s fundamental for companies to have talent and resources able to drive the sustainability change. What does ‘achieving sustainable impact’ mean throughout the planning, design, and implementation of a product or a service?

The application must be sent to infomasters@mip.polimi.it by no later than 31st May 2022. Only completed applications delivered by the due date will be submitted to the Committee.

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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 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 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.)

Sustainable future

Through innovation, advanced analytics, digitization, electrification, and process efficiencies, carbon-intensive operations underpinning the global economy can shape a more sustainable future.

(McKinsey Quarterly)

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.



There is need for leaders who will be able to guide the EU industry through the transition towards more sustainable, equitable, inclusive and circular economy.

EU Green Deal

a new growth strategy that will transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy: no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050; economic growth decoupled from resource use;
no person and no place left behind.


Industry has a leading role to play: all industrial value chains have to work on reducing their own carbon footprints but also accelerate the transition by providing affordable, clean technology solutions and by developing new business models.

EU's Action Plan

calls for initiatives for the entire life cycle of products (design, manufacturing, consumption, repair, reuse, recycling). “It is not possible to achieve the climate-neutrality target by 2050 without transitioning to a fully circular economy”.

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 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 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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