MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING MEETS MANAGEMENT

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) provides a first year of basic training, followed by 14 possible Major in order to customize the education according to your preferences, attitudes and expectations. The Programme also provides a wide choice of exchange experiences and international double degrees.

The Study Programme is provided in English, to allow an international experience with the presence in the classroom of students of different countries. Registration requires an assessment of the previous career.nt of the previous career.

Location: Milan

Language: English

Format: Full Time

Starting periods: September and February

Duration: 2 years

Requirements: Bachelor of Science Degree (three years)

Contacts: management-engineering@polimi.it

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Starting from the a.y. 2021/2022 the structure of the master’s degree course in Management Engineering is changed.

The Master of Science in Management Engineering provides a first year of basic training in Management Engineering, followed by 14 possible Major in order to customize the education according to your preferences, attitudes and expectations. The programme also provides a wide choice of exchange experiences and international double degrees.

In each Major, students have the opportunity to engage in special projects (practice-based labs) developed in collaboration with different companies which simulate the working environment and allow to tackle real challenges.

The Study Programme is provided in English, to allow an international experience with the presence in the classroom of students of different countries

For more information:

Educational Rules – 2021/2022

To learn more, you can also consult the presentations made on the occasion of the Open Day 2021 for the Master of Science in Management Engineering:

Below you will find the presentations of the 14 Majors, with details on the Project Laboratories developed in collaboration with companies, and the contacts to refer to.

Analytics for Business
Business Strategy and Transformation
Circular Economy
Complex Projects Business
Digital Business Innovation
Energy Management
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Industrial Management
Industry 4.0
Innovation Management
International Business
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability and Social Impact

The transversal skills of a management engineer allow him/her to find a job very quickly:

• 94% of three-year graduate students find an employment within one year from graduation
94% of laurea magistrale graduate students find an employment within one year from graduation

(Source: Career Service Politecnico di Milano Survey 2021. The survey is addressed to graduates a year from their graduation date)

Industrial fields
Industrial and service companies, consulting firms, banks and financial institutions, public administration bodies, non-profit organizations.

Functions
The management engineer can carry out different activities: planning and management of production and logistics systems, strategic planning, business organization and management, economics, planning and management of technology and innovation, internationalization processes, management control, corporate and market finance, business management in regulated sectors and network services, planning and management of big projects, Internet applications and ICT management (information and communication technologies).

ALUMNI

Listen to the experiences of the Alumni who have chosen this academic career.

Paola Scarpa - Client Solutions, Data & Insights, Google

Paolo Poma - Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

STUDY WITH US

Admission to the Master of Science is subject to an assessment based on curricular requirements and on the student’s preparation.
An Evaluation Committee is appointed for this purpose by the Study Programme Board. The Committee will base the admission on the analysis of the candidate academic career.
For more information and details, please visit the Web site of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering:

Homepage > Students > Students university career > Admission to the School’s Bachelor and Master of Science programmes

Students with a degree obtained in Italy
For procedures and deadlines of the admission application to the Master of Science, please visit (in Italian):

www.poliorientami.polimi.it> come si accede > ammissione alle lauree magistrali

Students with a degree obtained abroad
For procedures and deadlines of the admission application to the Master of Science, please visit: http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/

Taxes and financial aid
The total annual amount of university fees and contributions varies according to the number of ECTS (University Educational Credits) and the student’s financial situation.
The payment of the total amount is divided into 2 instalments, the first instalment is paid at the enrolment and the second one, usually, during the second semester of the academic year.
Check all the details about deadlines and amounts on the Web page Student contribution.

The Laurea Magistrale study programme in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering includes lessons related to three big subject areas: Applied Economics, Industrial Engineering, Management.
Students can decide among these subjects according to different proportions and specific needs, to the type of professional profile, critical skills and their training objectives.
Given that not all exam combinations are equally effective, as well as they do not offer a proper consistency with the profile of the Management Engineer, there are some examples of study plans that have been already approved in advance.

Study Plan
For information on the study plans, please visit:

  • The page Study plan on the Web site of Politecnico di Milano
  • The Educational Regulations published on the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering

Academic Calendar

Please, regularly check the notice board on the Web site of the School or your Campus for possible date changes.

Lectures and programmes
A few days before the beginning of the lessons, by connecting with the person code and password to the Online Services and selecting the “Lecture hours”, you can check the timetable and the classroom where you can attend the courses selected in the Study Plan. For what concerns textbooks, we suggest you to wait for specific indications from the professors at the beginning of the related courses.

The lecture programmes can be checked on the degree programme, by selecting the specific course.

Exams
Visit the specific Web page for Exams to find out how to register and the evaluation criteria.

Rules for the final Degree Examination
The final Degree Examination consists in the discussion of a thesis work.
The regulations on how to write a final thesis are available on the School of Industrial and Information Engineering website. In particular, all students must refer to:

Supplementary regulation of Degrees and Master’s Degrees in Management Engineering

Final Thesis Topics
Check the projects available for your final Dissertation/Thesis using the dedicated search engine.

Internal Double Degrees
The Internal Double Degrees are joint programs designed in collaboration with other Study Programmes of Politecnico di Milano with the aim to provide further skills, related to other subjects, to the management engineer, in order to develop new professional profiles able to meet the challenges and new opportunities in some specific sectors.

Double Degree in Built Environment and Management Engineering

The Double Degree in Built Environment and Management Engineering aims to meet the new challenges related to the building sector, at national and international level, by developing new professional profiles that put together the typical skills of management engineering with those of the built management.

Double Degree in Management Engineering and Product-Service System Design

The Double Degree in Management Engineering and Product-Service System Design aims to develop new highly specialized professionals in the fields of design, management, strategic development and creation of innovative business models.

Students who decide to undertake this career will develop skills that go beyond product design but involve the whole product-service-communication system, with a specific focus on services and complex systems for creating value for individuals and companies, by combining the ability to conceive and visualise business models and boost the innovation process.

For more information, download the presentation.

Ranking Double Degree Management Engineering – Product Service System Design
Admitted Double Degree Management Engineering – Product Service System


For detailed information and updated calls, please visit:

https://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/en/1/teaching/educational-offer/internal-double-degree

International Double Degrees
Together with a selected number of partner universities, Politecnico di Milano offers international Double Degree Programmes, some of which with a specific curriculum in Management Engineering. The Double Degree Programmes provide an important international experience and allow to earn, in just two and a half years, a double degree, both from Politecnico di Milano and from the partner University.

A significant amount of work must be carried out on the final thesis, which includes an Internship; this allows to consolidate the acquired skills and facilitates the start of a career.

More detailed prospects of the course requirements for the current International Double Degrees in Management Engineering can be found at the end of this section.

To learn more about the different types of final thesis accepted as final work for the Management Engineering MSc, please access the School’s General Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations of the Management Engineering MSc degree (the English version can be found in the second part of the document), notwithstanding specific requirements included in certain double degree programmes.

Students pursuing an international Double Degree are also strongly encouraged to refer to the short step-by-step guide dedicated to supporting them in the thesis and graduation process. The guide can be found at the end of this section.

Audencia Nantes School of Management

Audencia Nantes School of Management is among the top universities in Europe and offers programmes that are regularly listed in the most well-known international rankings (such as The Financial Times, The Economist). The School has obtained many prestigious accreditations, such as EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA. The Double Degree programme offers the opportunity to improve specific skills in marketing, consulting, finance and entrepreneurship at Audencia, together with the technological and innovation background of Politecnico di Milano.

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

The Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) is the Business School of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a big multi-cultural university located in the metropolitan area of Brussels and close to the headquarters of the social and political institutions of the European Union.
SBS-EM offers high quality education at the undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels; this is reflected also by international university rankings and accreditations (EQUIS, AMBA).

Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University (Beijing) is one of the best universities in China for quality of education, research and service to society. Over the years, it has obtained the highest number of professors, at the national level, who have received awards in academic and scientific fields. Tsinghua University is also considered one of the best universities worldwide.

The MSc Double Degree in Management Engineering aims at putting together the exclusive educational resources of each of the two universities, by training a top-level graduate profile, with a degree from both universities, through a strong preparation in the fields of global industrial production and management engineering.

Tongji University

Tongji University (Shanghai) is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutes of higher education in China. As of today, the university includes different fields of study and it attracts many students, from China and from all over the world. The university has also developed a strong connection with the industry world, which allows it to provide students with the opportunity of a real interaction with society. The Double Degree aims at providing students with tools and resources that are necessary to develop skills in industrial and management engineering.

Audencia Double Degree Prospect
Solvay Double Degree Prospect
Tongji Double Degree Prospect
Tsinghua Double Degree Prospect

 

EIT Manufacturing Master School
The EIT Manufacturing Master School is a double degree programme which provides students with an international experience in the field of manufacturing. It aims to attract top talents to further empower them through mobility and other learning opportunities to become leading innovators and entrepreneurs in manufacturing.

The education at EIT Manufacturing Master School combines technical competence with skills in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. EIT Manufacturing Master School students will be an elite group of forthcoming engineers, operators, innovators, and other relevant professionals.

Students enrolled in the Management Engineering Master of Science will:

• improve their knowledge on up to date manufacturing innovation and learn how to turn this knowledge into a successful business
• take part in events such as Summer Schools and Kick-offs
• exchange ideas with business partners and researchers at Co-Locations Centres (CLC) and during internships
• have access to renowned European research facilities
• earn a double degree and the EIT Manufacturing Certificate

The EIT Manufacturing Master School is open to students who earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Engineering, with the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits under the European system. The double degree experience will cover the entire two-year Master of Science programme, giving its student the opportunity to earn two degrees at the end of their path.

The EIT-M is not included in the Polimi International Mobility Call. Students who wish to participate must submit their application through the EIT-M application website, while also following the standard Politecnico di Milano admissions procedure to the Master of Science programme in Management Engineering. Instructions can be found in the prospect included below.

Please note that the application deadline for the Academic Year 22/23 is March 1° 2022.

For further details and guidance, please refer to the following in-depth prospect.

Learn more about the EIT-M Master School at the following link.

The recording of the presentation of the Programme that will be held by Professor Terzi will be available at the following link.

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Presentation EIT-M Master Programme 2021/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on calls and other opportunities:
https://www.polimi.it/en/services-and-opportunities/experience-abroad/study-mobility/double-degrees/

Mentorship Programme

The objective of the Mentorship Programme is to offer to some selected Master of Science students a high value added experience by participating in some activities that will foster their professional and personal development, and  academic career.

The Programme is for students enrolled at the second year of the MSc.

For more details about this opportunity and how to apply, please download the presentation.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES

A network of over 180 partners
The Management Engineering Degrees at Politecnico di Milano offer many possibilities to carry out an international exchange and mobility experience: from the classic Erasmus programme, to the Double Degrees in collaboration with prestigious foreign universities, to special programmes with different durations, ranging from a few days to one year. Exchanges with over 180 international institutions on all continents are available to students.
Every year over 200 Management Engineering students go abroad, while we greet on our Campuses the same number of incoming exchange students.

Are you a current or prospective exchange or international double degree incoming student with an interest in Management Engineering? Click here for more information.

For more information regarding study exchange opportunities for Politecnico di Milano students:
https://www.polimi.it/en/services-and-opportunities/experience-abroad/study-mobility/

 

Short periods (1-2 weeks)

ATHENS
Created in 1996, the A.T.H.E.N.S. network (or Advanced Technology Higher Education Network/SOCRATES) is composed of 14 prestigious European technical universities. Initially funded through the European Socrates Programme, its main mission is to facilitate the exchange of students, professors and researchers among the European universities involved, by strengthening their integration and collaboration towards the technological development of Europe.
To find out the details of the programme and calls, please visit the ATHENS web page.

IDEA League
Founded in 1999, IDEA League, is a strategic alliance of 5 European universities, all of primary importance within the technological and scientific fields; the aim of the alliance is to strengthen the links between technology, science and society. The members of this network are: ETH - Zurich, TU - Delft, RWTH Aachen, Chalmers University. Politecnico di Milano became part of the IDEA League in March 2016.
IDEA League promotes programmes and projects for students, PhD students, researchers, instructors and staff with the aim of further developing the skills and competencies of all of those that study and work in the partner universities.
To find out about the opportunities offered, please visit the page IDEA League.

Exchanges (1-2 semesters)

Erasmus+
Erasmus mobility within the Erasmus+ Community Programme allows students that are regularly enrolled at Politecnico di Milano and that have completed their first year, to study abroad or take part in an internship at an Institute (or a company) with which Politecnico di Milano has an agreement. The agreement guarantees the recognition of the positive outcomes obtained by the student.
Politecnico di Milano has established Erasmus agreements with over 400 universities participating in the programme.
The semester experience can sometimes be extended to a year, for example to work on the thesis or to access other educational experiences (e.g. internships, collaborations in research projects, etc.).
To find out more, please visit the page Erasmus+.

UNITECH
The Unitech programme is an international mobility programme thought for engineering students interested in improving their technical and scientific knowledge and in developing managerial skills in an international context, putting together a study abroad period with an internship opportunity in a multinational company. The programme is coordinated by the Unitech International Society, whose members are technical universities and companies.
To find out more, please visit the page UNITECH.

Alliance4Tech
Alliance4Tech is a strategic alliance, formally established in 2015, among 4 prestigious European technical universities: Centrale Supélec of Paris, Politecnico di Milano, TU-Berlin, University College London.
Alliance4Tech combines four institutions of excellence, different for culture and location, but with the same passion for human and technological evolution, in the economic heart of Europe. Its goal is to create a real European Campus without borders for its students and professors.
Alliance4Tech offers talented and deserving students an innovative educational path, during which they can carry out their studies in at least three different countries.
Students can apply to the programme by participating in the international mobility call. The selected students, up to a maximum of 10, have the opportunity to choose to spend a full semester in Berlin and/or a full semester in Paris.
While applications may be submitted during the last year of the Bachelor’s Degree, participation in the Alliance4Tech programme will be open to MSc students only.
To find out more, please visit the Alliance4Tech website

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Alliance4Tech - Presentation

Alliance4tech Guide


QTEM - The programme will not be available in the academic year 2022/2023
QTEM (Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management) is a prestigious international network that connects the best students with analytical and quantitative skills with a wide and qualified network of academic and business partners.
An opportunity for an extraordinary growth for the selected students, who can improve their cultural and academic background, but also take their first steps in the creation of a broad global network. QTEM students obtain the Master’s degree from their home university together with the QTEM diploma.
While applications may be submitted during the last year of the Bachelor’s Degree, participation in the QTem programme will be open to MSc students only.
To find out more: www.qtem.org

Double Degree EIT Manufacturing Master School

Students who are about to complete their three-year Bachelor degree, have the opportunity to apply to a Double Degree programme, to be carried out during the Master's Degree. This experience will cover the entire two-year Master of Science programme, allowing students to earn two degrees at the end of their path, one issued by Politecnico di Milano and the other one by the partner university where the student decides to spend her/his period abroad.

The EIT-Manufacturing programme is not included in the Polimi International Mobility Call. Therefore, students who wish to participate must submit their application via the EIT-M application website, while also following the standard Politecnico di Milano admissions procedure to the Master of Science programme in Management Engineering.

The programme is open to students who have earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Engineering. Therefore, the application must be submitted at the end of the Bachelor's Degree, following the procedures and deadlines of the programme, usually published in Spring, as well as those of Politecnico di Milano.

For more information and further details, please refer to the dedicated section on the SOM website (Study with us > Double Degrees > EIT Manufacturing Master School).

The Study Programme Board (CCS) of Management Engineering has created a specific team, the Internationalization Commission, appointed for the evaluation, planning and validation procedures of the different mobility programmes, that students can directly contact.
The Commission carries out its activities in collaboration with the Studesk, the offices of Politecnico di Milano responsible for international mobility programmes that manage the administrative procedures, in compliance with the guidelines of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering.

The Studesk offices annually manage the international mobility call process; students must refer to these offices for further information on international exchange programs and application procedures. Furthermore, for additional clarifications, students should also consult the list of FAQs provided by the Studesk offices.

The Internationalization Commission consists of six faculty members, also part of the CCS, and they are organized according to the Exchange Geographic Areas assigned to them:

  • Sergio Terzi, Coordinator of the Committee, in charge of special programmes (Double Degrees, ATHENS, UNITECH, PoliTong, Alliance4Tech, SustainT, IdeaLeague, etc.) and appointed Faculty Member for the Geographic Area “Asia (China, Japan, Korea, India etc.), Eastern Europe and Ireland”.
    Email: sergio.terzi@polimi.it
  • Cristina Di Stefano, appointed Faculty Member for the Geographic Area “France and the United Kingdom”.
    Email: cristina.distefano@polimi.it
  • Anna Paola Florio, appointed Faculty Member for the “Finland, Norway, Sweden, Baltic Countries and Russia” Geographic Area.
    Email: anna.florio@polimi.it
  • Simone Franzò, appointed Faculty Member for “Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands”.
    Email: simone.franzo@polimi.it,
  • Luca Gastaldi, appointed Faculty Member for the “Extra-European Countries” (Africa, Americas, Australia) Geographic Area.
    Email: luca.gastaldi@polimi.it
  • Elisa Negri, appointed Faculty Member for “Spain and Portugal“.
    Email: elisa.negri@polimi.it

The Internationalization Committee has prepared a Guide to International Exchanges (downloadable below) which explains how to plan your experience abroad.
Students who have been selected in the mobility call must:

  • Read the guide carefully, mandatory step before meeting the appointed Faculty member
  • Prepare their mobility programme, using the Format Dossier for Exchange Programmes and following the instructions included in the guide
  • Contact the appointed faculty member in charge of checking their dossier
  • Once the plan has been approved, obtain the Professor’s signature on the Learning Agreement, which must then be submitted by the student to the Studesk
  • Upon their return from the exchange period, verify that the Studesk has received the Transcript of Records from the partner school, so that the appointed faculty member can validate the exams and grades earned abroad, as per the guidelines and the conversion tables established by the School of Industrial and Information Engineering.

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Presentation International Exchanges for SOM Students 2021/2022 – (2022 April 20)
Useful Tips (and Tricks) Presentation  (2022 April 8)
Short guide to international exchanges
Guide to international exchanges
Format dossier for exchange programs

Together with a selected number of partner universities, Politecnico di Milano offers International Double Degree Programmes, some of them with a specific curriculum in Management Engineering that provides an important international experience and the achievement, in two and a half years, of a double degree, at Politecnico and at the partner University.
To find out more, please visit the section Study with us > Double Degrees.

 

PARTICIPATE

Within the Study Programme Board of the Management Engineering Programme, the following students have been elected:

  • Airoldi Marco
  • Alesani Giovanni
  • Boveri Matteo
  • Carbone Emanuele
  • Castellotti Chiara
  • Cesaro Marco
  • Costagliola Giuseppe
  • Crivellari Matteo
  • Fiorani Elena
  • Fossati Pietro
  • Garavaglia Stefano
  • Giardi Vittoria
  • Guerini Marco
  • Legnani Martina
  • Lione Lorenzo
  • Mancini Anuar
  • Menezes Crissaf Bolelli Felipe
  • Notarianni Anita Clara
  • Powell John Edgar
  • Rao Riccardo
  • Rapella Simone
  • Rola Davide
  • Trittoni Lorenzo
  • Vasconi Fabrizio
  • Zindato Silvia

Contacts
Student Representatives:
studenticcs.ges@polimi.it
Facebook Group (autonomous page managed by student representatives):
https://www.facebook.com/GestionaleRisponde/

The Study Programme in Management Engineering actively collaborates with various student associations in order to improve the study experience, by adding to the didactic activities other activities aimed at strengthening the sense of community, the progressive approach to the world of work, the discussion skills with colleagues in relation to different subjects of interest.
For more information, contact the associations directly:

HSA Hub of Student Activities – Management Engineering Milan

Junior Enterprise Milano Politecnico

Social Innovation Teams

ESTIEM – European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management

Politecnico students during the year can carry out many sport activities.

For further information:
www.sport.polimi.it

NOTICES

14 September 2021

Welcome day 1st year students of the Master of Science Programme

Here below  you will find the recordings of the live event heldd to welcome first year students

 

14 September 2021

Welcome week for students enrolled to the 2nd year of the Master of Science Programme – 06-09/09/2021

Here below  you will find the recordings of the live events that were held from 6 to 8 September for second year students.

6th September 2021

18:00 Marika Arena – Introduction to the new structure and study plan

18:40 Yulia Lapko – Circular Economy

19:00 Tommaso Buganza – Business Strategy & Transformation

19:20 Andrea Rangone – Entrepreneurship
Video Testimonials

19:40 Bianca Maria Colosimo – Industry 4.0

7th September 2021

18:00 Marika Arena – Introduction to top management courses

18:40 Paolo Trucco – Complex Projects Business

19:00 Giuliano Noci – Analytics for Business

19:20 Chiara Franzoni – Innovation Management

19:40 Alberto Portioli – Industrial Management

8th September 2021

18:00 Marika Arena – Mentorship programme
Presentation

18:40 Mario Calderini – Sustainability & Social Impact
The registration will be published as soon as possible

19:00 Lucia Piscitello – International Business

19:20 Marco Giorgino – Finance

19:40 Angela Tumino – Final work presentation

9th September 2021

17:00 Marika Arena – POLIMI Ambassador in Green Technologies
Presentation

18:00 Simone Franzo’ – Energy Management

18:20 Andrea Rangone – Digital Business Innovation

18:40 Antonella Moretto – Supply Chain Management

Semester September 2021 – January 2022 – Events calendar

Click here for more info.

 

Semester February 2022 – June 2022 – Events calendar

Click here for more info.

12 May 2022

Ethics meets artificial intelligence: can an algorithm be truly impartial? – SitPolimi

We inform you that on May 25 at 6:30 p.m. in room BL27.13 (Campus Bovisa- Via Lambruschini 4) it will be held the event “Ethics meets artificial intelligence: can an algorithm be truly impartial?” organized by the student association SITPolimi – Social Innovation Teams.
With the help of Prof. Paolo Volontè of the Department of Design and researchers Camilla Sorrentino and Stefano Garavaglia of the Artificial Intelligence Observatory of the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, the event will feature the complex relationship between ethics and artificial intelligence applications, which are increasingly present in everyday life.

To register for the event click here.

 

04 June 2021

Call for Code Global Challenge 2021

Registrations to the fourth edition of the Call for Code Global Challenge 2021 are now open. The main goal of this year is to use techology for building solutions to solve the world’s most pressing issues, such as climate change.

A dedicated path for university students, that includes seminars on sustainability, technologies (AI, Machine Learning, Cloud, Blockchain) and methodologies (Design Thinking, Agile DevOps, introduction techniques), has been launched inside the program.

From 1st June to 31th July, students can attend training courses (also in postponed/recorded way) and develop their projects.
The best project will win $200,000 USD.

For further information: https://linktr.ee/journeytocfc_emeabootcamp

CONTACTS

Academic Programme Office
The Academic Programme Office of the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering is located at the ground floor of the BL26 building in via Lambruschini 4/B, 20156 Milan.

To arrange an online appointment with the Academic Programme Office you can write at this email: management-engineering@polimi.it

Contacts
Information about the Master of Science Programme: management-engineering@polimi.it
Student representatives in the CCS: rappresentantistudenti-ccsgestionale@polimi.it

Search for your thesis

Sustainable procurement in short FSC

Type of project: Thesis

Supervisor 1: Verónica León

Date: 29 November 2022

Email: veronica.leon@polimi.it

Content / Work description: Description Sustainable sourcing models and frameworks have been mostly proposed from a ‘buyer’ perspective in global supply chains where a directive approach is observed. However, a more integrative approach that includes the different logics of sustainability –specially in SME’s in food industry, where different capabilities and challenges are faced- would promote a successful sustainability journey. Objectives i) identify challenges and priorities for sustainable sourcing in food SMEs ii) map the sustainable sourcing practices in food SMEs iii) map the sustainable sourcing phases applied (if any) in food SMEs, iii) develop an appropriate solution that englobes the needs of the sector Number of students: 1-2

Sustainability assessment methods in short FSCs:

Type of project: Thesis

Supervisor 1: Verónica León

Date: 29 November 2022

Email: veronica.leon@polimi.it

Authors: 2

Content / Work description: Description Plenty of indicators for evaluating sustainability are proposed in literature. However, it is still not clear how companies in multiple FSC stages obtain, use and update data for sustainability assessment. Hence, how companies can get and/or communicate the actual value of their sustainability efforts? Objectives i) map the sustainability assessment data collection methods along multiple SC tiers [identify the reach, maturity and technology (if) used], governance and responsibilities; ii) identify how is the performance evaluation data used and by whom, iii) determine how is the performance data updated or developed over time Number of students: 1-2

Sustainability in short food supply chains

Type of project: Thesis

Supervisor 1: Verónica León

Date: 29 November 2022

Email: veronica.leon@polimi.it

Authors: 1

Content / Work description: Description Short food supply chains are said to be more sustainable, flexible, responsive and resilient. However, face to unexpected disruptions, is this always the case? How short FSCs ensure the continuity of their operations in the short and long term? Objectives i) investigate the resilience mechanisms that short FSCs implement to guarantee continuity and sustainability in the long term, ii) identify how and if short FSCs assess their resilience capabilities and sustainability performance Number of students: 1-2 Type of work: Thesis/ Dissertation  

Public food procurement and short food values chains in urban areas

Type of project: Thesis

Supervisor 1: Federico Caniato

Date: 29 November 2022

Email: stefano1.quaglia@polimi.it

Authors: 2

Tutor: Stefano Quaglia

Co-Supervisor: Giulia Bartezzaghi

Content / Work description:

Location of research activities:  Milan.

Requirements: Students of the second year of the MSc in Management Engineering or Food Engineering; very good average grade and high commitment to food sustainability topics.

Contact: Stefano Quaglia (stefano1.quaglia@polimi.it), Giulia Bartezzaghi (giulia.bartezzaghi@polimi.it) Topic:

Public food procurement (PFP) initiatives, such as public school meals programs and food purchased for e.g. public hospitals, universities, prisons and other social services, have started to gain momentum in the last decades as policy tools to move towards more sustainable and healthier pathways in city-region food systems, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (target 12.7).

In this context, depending on the public sector’s targeted-objectives and demand for food, city governments through the implementation of PFP strategies can play a key role in influencing the various stages of local food systems, from food production to food waste management. With regard to this, especially in the light of the current global socio-economic and environmental situation, it is particularly relevant investigating how PFP strategies may stimulate the local agricultural production (e.g. highly nutritional and climate-resistant crops), create accessible distributional channels for urban and peri-urban small farmers (i.e. short food supply chains), and improve food quality and variety served in public canteens (sustainable diets).

In this light, the thesis aims to contribute to the scientific debate on the relevance of PFP strategies to promote Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) and Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) through the investigation of: (i) innovative and effective PFP organizational and management models linking urban-rural areas; (ii) role of PFP in affecting food production, food distribution and food consumption, also exploring related challenges and opportunities; (iii) and PFP as a tool to enhance the quality and affordability of food in public canteens.

The research will be part of the ONFOODS (Research and innovation network on food and nutrition Sustainability, Safety and Security) project and conducted through an in-depth literature review and interviews with the most relevant actors responsible for the development and implementation of sustainable public procurement strategies in Italy (e.g. City of Milan’s Food Policy Office, Milano Ristorazione) and abroad. In addition, the thesis student will be required to attend project meetings.

Work Location: Milan

Managing the international expansion of a digital business in Africa: Digital360

Type of project: Thesis

Supervisor 1: Andrea Rangone

Date: 29 November 2022

Email: mattia.magnaghi@polimi.it, francesco.catullo@digital360.it

Co-Supervisor: Mattia Magnaghi, Niccolò Ulderico Re

Contacts: Mattia Magnaghi, Francesco Catullo

Content / Work description: The thesis aims at supporting the international expansion of an inherently digital company – Digital360. The project consists of developing an external strategic analysis of Africa (North and South, Nigeria, Ghana) and a competitor analysis of players in the field of online publishing, digital marketing, and marketing automation. The candidate will have the chance to apply models from the strategy formulation process (e.g., PEST, RBV, SWOT, competitor analysis) to a real-world setting and derive insights to guide decision-making. The project has a strong practical component: the selected student will have the chance to join the internationalization team within Digital360 and will be strongly involved in strategic meetings and decision-making processes.

Requirements: Given the scope of the thesis, candidates with mastery of the English language and with a good level of French as well (or Arabic) will be preferred.

Lo sviluppo di soluzioni di eCommerce B2b in Italia

Type of project: Dissertation

Supervisor 1: Riccardo Mangiaracina

Date: 24 November 2022

Email: clarissa.falcone@polimi.it

Authors: 2

Co-Supervisor: Clarissa Falcone

Contacts: Clarissa Falcone

Content / Work description: L’eCommerce B2b, ossia l’utilizzo di strumenti digitali a supporto dei processi di relazione tra le imprese, è in forte crescita. Soprattutto durante la situazione di emergenza le aziende sono ricorse a sviluppare siti propri online per consentire il prosieguo delle proprie attività. L’obiettivo del lavoro è quello di indagare e comprendere l’approccio di aziende allo sviluppo di un sito proprio di eCommerce B2b, individuandone le esigenze che spingono all’utilizzo di queste soluzioni e le leve e le barriere all’adozione.

Deadline: 30-03-2023

Work Location: Da remoto o in presenza in Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale – Campus Bovisa

Requirements: Disponibilità immediata all’avvio dei lavori e spiccato interesse verso le tematiche della Digitalizzazione dei processi B2b.

Additional Information: Il tesista si affiancherà ai ricercatori dell’Osservatorio Fatturazione Elettronica & eCommerce B2b (https://www.osservatori.net/it/ricerche/osservatori-attivi/digital-b2b) svolgendo il lavoro in sinergia con le attività dello stesso. L’analisi empirica svolta durante il lavoro di laurea dovrà seguire, in linea di massima, le tempistiche dell’Osservatorio (da gennaio 2023 a ottobre 2023).

L’utilizzo dell’Artificial Intelligence e della Robotic Process Automation a supporto dei processi di Supply Chain

Type of project: Dissertation

Supervisor 1: Riccardo Mangiaracina

Date: 24 November 2022

Email: clarissa.falcone@polimi.it

Authors: 2

Co-Supervisor: Clarissa Falcone

Contacts: Clarissa Falcone

Content / Work description: Le soluzioni di intelligenza artificiale e Robotic Process Automation stanno assumendo un ruolo sempre più importante per la Supply Chain, poiché in grado conferire una maggiore efficienza a una varietà di processi (es.:  previsione della domanda, gestione delle scorte, monitoraggio della filiera). Una maggiore consapevolezza riguardo alle potenzialità di soluzioni AI e RPA ha determinato un tasso di adozione crescente di queste tecnologie. L’obiettivo del lavoro è quello di esaminare il grado di adozione delle soluzioni di AI e RPA per individuarne le esigenze che spingono le aziende a utilizzare queste soluzioni e le leve e le barriere all’implementazione. Verrà, inoltre, sviluppato un modello di stima dei benefici, calcolati come risparmio sui costi ottenibile dall’utilizzo di questi strumenti digitali.

Deadline: 30-03-2023

Work Location: Da remoto o in presenza in Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale – Campus Bovisa

Requirements: Disponibilità immediata all’avvio dei lavori e spiccato interesse verso le tematiche della Digitalizzazione dei processi B2b.

Additional Information: Il tesista si affiancherà ai ricercatori dell’Osservatorio Digital B2b (https://www.osservatori.net/it/ricerche/osservatori-attivi/digital-b2b) svolgendo il lavoro in sinergia con le attività degli stessi. L’analisi empirica svolta durante il lavoro di laurea dovrà seguire, in linea di massima, le tempistiche degli Osservatori (da gennaio 2023 a ottobre 2023).

Connected Car: strategie e nuovi modelli di business per ricambisti/concessionari

Type of project: Thesis

Supervisor 1: Alessandro Perego

Date: 18 November 2022

Email: alessia.cucciniello@polimi.it

Authors: 1

Tutor: Giulio Salvadori

Co-Supervisor: Alessia Cucciniello

Contacts: Alessia Cucciniello

Content / Work description: Il settore Automotive sta procedendo sempre di più verso un futuro caratterizzato dalla connettività, con la conseguente evoluzione dei modelli di business tradizionali verso alcuni più nuovi che fanno dell’utilizzo dei dati il punto chiave. Tra i tanti attori colpiti da questa rivoluzione, si collocano anche i ricambisti/concessionari. Il presente lavoro di tesina ha l’obiettivo di censire le principali soluzioni adottate, negli ultimi anni in Italia e all’estero, da questi operatori per far fronte alle nuove tendenze legate alla Connected Car. Viene richiesta un’analisi delle strategie portate avanti, dei benefici derivanti dalla loro adozione e dei modelli di business sviluppati.

Deadline: 28-04-2023

Requirements: ---

Additional Information: Il tesista si affiancherà ai ricercatori svolgendo il lavoro in sinergia con le attività dell'Osservatorio Connected Car & Mobility (www.osservatori.net), partecipando a workshop di confronto con i principali player del mercato. Lo studente verrà supportato durante la preparazione e lo svolgimento delle interviste alle aziende. Per maggiori informazioni contattare: alessia.cucciniello@polimi.it

Smart City startups

Type of project: Thesis

Supervisor 1: Alessandro Perego

Date: 16 November 2022

Email: giada.garofani@polimi.it

Authors: 1

Contacts: Giada Garofani

Content / Work description: Startups are the fuel of the innovative drive we find in cities. New goods and services are continuously introduced to offer digital and sustainable solutions to all urban verticals, such as Smart Mobility, Smart Utilities and Smart Services for the citizens. Despite the primary role of these businesses in the implementation of urban projects, there is still little literature on the subject. For this reason, the objectives of the thesis are: (i) to establish a well-structured framework that gives proper recognition to the startup activities in urban development; (ii) to build the first database collecting the national and international experiences. In particular, the work could be structured in the following sections: 1. research on the most innovative vertical areas in which startups are active; 2. review of the success stories; 3. collection of data for the first database on Italian and international Smart Cities startups.

Deadline: 10-09-2022

Le startup Artificial Intelligence: modelli di business e quadro dell’offerta

Type of project: Thesis

Supervisor 1: Alessandro Perego

Date: 7 November 2022

Email: carlo.negri@polimi.it

Authors: 2

Tutor: Giovanni Miragliotta

Contacts: Carlo Negri

Content / Work description: Il lavoro di tesina ha l’obiettivo di individuare e analizzare le startup Artificial Intelligence avviate negli ultimi anni in Italia e all’estero, cercando di comprendere le direzioni di sviluppo di tali startup, analizzando i progetti imprenditoriali più interessanti avviati ed evidenziando l’evoluzione temporale delle startup monitorate, i modelli di business, il dettaglio dei finanziamenti ricevuti e la tipologia di soluzione offerta. Verrà posta particolare enfasi sull’analisi delle startup AI che stanno nascendo in Italia e in Europa, anche tramite interviste dirette con le imprese.

Additional Information: Il tesista si affiancherà ai ricercatori svolgendo il lavoro in sinergia con le attività dell'Osservatorio Artificial Intelligence (www.osservatori.net), partecipando a workshop di confronto con i principali player del mercato. Lo studente verrà supportato durante la preparazione e lo svolgimento delle interviste alle aziende. Per maggiori informazioni contattare: carlo.negri@polimi.it

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