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GEMOS – Global Executive Master in Operations and Supply Chain

THE EXECUTIVE MASTER FOR SUPPLY CHAIN AND OPERATIONS MANAGERS

Supply Chain Managers are called to play an ever increasing key role in business organizations.

The Global Executive Master in Operations and Supply Chain Management is a twelve-month long part time program taught on campus at two European schools, MIP Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy, and EADA Business School in Barcelona, Spain, with one special International Week in the Beijing Jiaotong University in China. The master is aimed to provide managers with the necessary tools for effective operations and supply chain management in today’s global competitive markets.

Location: Milan

Language: English

Format: Part Time

Course start: October 2019

Length: 12 months

Tuition fee: € 16,500 (€ 18,500 for companies)

Admissions Main Contacts:

Tel : +39 02 2399 2870
Email : gemos@mip.polimi.it

WHY CHOOSE US

Here are the top 5 Reasons why the Global Executive Master in Operations and Supply Chain Management at MIP Politecnico di Milano will be a game-changer for you.

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE

The master offers participants the opportunity to dive into a unique and international learning experience and gives the possibility to learn from a multinational faculty coming from two international partner schools. The class, which is composed of candidates coming from all over the world, offers students a multicultural environment in which they will enhance their intercultural competences.

On top of that, candidates will participate in the International Week in China. The week is designed to help participants develop an in-depth understanding of how Chinese business operates in domestic and global markets, with an emphasis on operations and supply chain management. Through classes, presentations and company visits, participants will deepen their understanding of the Chinese culture and the local business environment as well as their knowledge of supply chain management in China, and emerging Asian economies.

METHODOLOGY

The course focuses on delivering education in a highly active and 'hands-on' manner, with an emphasis on a 'learning by doing' approach. The methodology reflects companies’ demand for professionals with skills such as the capacity to reflect, the ability to act in the face of change, the versatility to work in teams and the adaptability to face the challenges of a global environment.

As the programme is part time, students are able to employ the ideas and practices learnt in class, directly into their current working professions. This allows for simultaneous growth and development, and the ability to effectively implement the didactical and cognitive skills and functions relevant to their position.

Furthermore, students will be able to train their skills through Business Cases, Case Studies, simulations (The Cool Connection), analysis, discussion groups and team-working activities, with students constantly working on real-life business cases and making strategic decisions, the Organizational Check-Up, their final Project Work and more.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT MODULES

Being effective in today’s business world requires managers and leaders to consistently work on developing their personal and professional skills. In the context of a rapidly changing and demanding business environment, communication skills, the ability to work effectively in teams, leadership qualities, decision-making skills and the capacity to resolve conflicts in a constructive way, are among the most important competencies.

During the residential courses, these and other “soft skills” will be assessed and developed. A wide variety of methodologies will help give insight into your strengths and development needs, and stimulate personal and professional growth.

NETWORKING WITH COMPANIES

Company visits can be an excellent way for both students and professionals to network, and provide them with a unique opportunity to gain insights into how various companies operate in different markets. During each module, and specificallly every Friday, GEMOS students have the opportunity to get the inside track on multinational market leaders, meet top executives at their headquarters or local branch and be taught by leading professionals in each field.

In addition, students have the chance to interact with the Corporate Advisory Board (CAB), the international consultancy committee of the Global Executive Master in Operations and Supply Chain Management, composed of independent business professionals from global companies.

BENEFITS FOR YOU AND YOUR COMPANY

Students of the GEMOS programme will not only enhance their own skill-set but they will also be able to add value to their company while studying. Through the programme they remain abreast of the latest developments in the field of operations and supply chain management and candidates will have an immediate return on investment. The “learning by doing” methodology allows employees to apply immediately their newly-acquired knowledge and skills in their workplace.

The company-based final Project work can be undertaken in the student’s company and the goal of the project is to develop an action plan in operations and supply chain management to improve the competitive position of the company.

  • Intake: October 2019
  • Format: 1 Kick-off week (from Wednesday to Saturday) + 5 residential long weekends every two months (from Thursday afternoon to Saturday afternoon) + 1 International Week in China.
    The face-to-face lessons are combined with live sessions delivered through the innovative digital learning platform, developed by MIP on MICROSOFT technology
  • Location: Milan, Barcelona, Beijing
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Language: English

PROGRAM

The programme seeks to teach executives the fundamentals of operations and supply chain management, with a specific focus on gaining the keen senses and attributes to enable them to assume broader tasks and responsibilities.

Graduates of the programme will benefit from vastly improved managerial capabilities, enhanced leadership skills, greater confidence and directional vision, as well as the ability to influence and impact positively upon the future of their company and career.

STRUCTURE AND CALENDAR
  • 1 Kick-off week (from Wednesday to Saturday) + 5 residential long weekends every two months (from Thursday afternoon to Saturday afternoon) + 1 International Week in China
  • Live sessions delivered through the innovative digital learning platform, developed by MIP on MICROSOFT technology
  • 1 International Week in China
  • Leadership Development Modules
  • Company-based Final Project

(Please note that travel & accommodation expenses for the International week are not included in the tuition fee)

CONTENTS

The programme will address certain key issues within operations and supply chain management:

  • Process Analysis
  • Finance for OM and SCM
  • Operations Management 4.0
  • Digital Operations Management
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Information Systems
  • Innovative and Sustainable Supply Chain Management

As the programme is part time, students are able to employ the ideas and practices learnt in class, directly into their current working professions. This allows for simultaneous growth and development, and the ability to effectively implement the didactical and cognitive skills and functions relevant to their position.

 

INTERNATIONAL WEEK IN CHINA

Successful business relationships in China have proven to be challenging for many multinational companies, as well as for small and medium-sized enterprises. Today, an understanding of the Chinese economy and how to navigate the Chinese business environment is the key to success for any company.
The International Week consists of a full week immersion, designed to give participants an opportunity to get an in-depth understanding of how Chinese business operates in domestic and global markets, with an emphasis on operations and supply chain management. Through classes, presentations and company visits, participants will deepen their understanding of the local culture and business environment. The International Week will be hosted by the Beijing Jiaotong University.

THE GEMOS CHECK-UP

Through the GEMOS Check-up students are called to improve the performances of their company by providing with their classmates an organizational diagnosis regarding a particular issue related to Supply Chain & Operations.

THE COOL CONNECTION

The Cool Connection is a supply chain business simulation game with 4 functions: Purchasing, Sales, Finance and Supply Chain. This cross functional business simulation will help students deliver optimal performances using supply chain best practices from theory and real life as they are taking decisions in their role as management team of a manufacturing company.
Participants will experience the power of cross functional alignment: alignment between departments, between strategy and execution and between partners in the supply chain. In particular, this business simulation aims to highlight and teach the interdependencies between supply chain management and finance.

Typical supply chain topics such as service level, delivery methods, production intervals and warehousing are linked with financial topics such as payment instruments, financing and cash management.
Since 2011, The Cool Connection has been experienced by many students in top universities across the world and growing number of experienced professionals in the banking and supply chain industry.

The Cool Connection is a continuous learning, multi-stage activity that is spread throughout the four modules of the master held at MIP Politecnico di Milano.

FINAL BUSINESS PROJECT WORK

The Final Business Project is a short end of course project performed at an associated company. The goal of the Project is to develop an action plan in operations and supply chain management to improve the competitive position of a chosen company.

The specific objectives of the Project are:

  • To apply the knowledge acquired throughout the program to a specific business situation
  • To identify the gaps between corporate or business strategy and operations/supply chain strategy (implementation)
  • To develop a feasible, complete, coherent and convincing plan of action
  • To develop research and presentation skills

Students can undertake the project work at a place of their choice, which can be the company where they work or a different one. The project will be performed individually under the guidance of a university tutor.

The MIP and EADA faculty is made up of professors with extremely diverse professional and educational backgrounds, further complemented by a dedicated teaching staff.

Faculty members of MIP, many of whom are successful professionals in their own right, draw on their own consulting work and the immense research facilities of the Politecnico di Milano to provide, up-to-date, diverse and relevant material for lectures and business cases, and routinely strive to be readily accessible to students, and to make classroom time a rewarding and exciting experience.

Additionally, the faculty is composed of a large number of international members, which is further representative of the school’s highly globalised environment. In particular, EADA professors have a strong reputation for practical teaching quality and for developing of management skills and personal growth. 

Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we receive from prospective students interested in our Global Executive Master in Operations and Supply Chain Management.

If you do not find an answer to your question below, please contact us at gemos@mip.polimi.it

Who is eligible for the GEMOS Programme?

The GEMOS programme is open to working professionals with significant working experience in either operations or supply chain management, or a closely related field, and who are looking to broaden their knowledge and understanding of operations and supply chain management.

How long is the GEMOS programme?

The programme is 12 months long, divided into a series of 6 short modules performed at MIP Politecnico di Milano in Italy, and EADA School of Business in Barcelona Spain, as well as a week-long exchange module in China.

In what language is the programme taught?

The programme is taught in English at all three locations of the programme.

Do I need to speak Italian or Spanish before starting the programme?

No, as the medium for the course is English, students are not required to speak  Spanish or Italian.

How many students are in the programme?

The class size for the programme is maximum of 20 students, in order to grant a personalized and customized service and learning experience.

Is there an age limit for the programme?

No, but the programme is ideally suited for working executives with on average 5 years of experience in a related field.

CAREER SERVICES

GEMOS students can also benefit from the support of the Career Development Office (CDO) which allow them to work on their self-branding, on their soft skills as well build a relevant professional network.

These activities are proposed to participants in order to help them to:

  • Grow as a person and as a manager
  • Develop soft skills: the art of negotiation, public speaking, leadership
  • Build a solid network of interpersonal relationships
  • Manage a career boost

Among the services offered:

  • CV Counselling
  • Free access to MIP Global Network of Career Websites
  • One-to-one career advice meetings
  • Seminars on Career Strategy and Career 4.0
  • Networking events with employers, such as Business Talks or Company Presentations
  • Access to the MIP Job Board.

ADMISSIONS

Applications for the October 2019 intake are now open

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.

STEP 1: ACTIVATION OF APPLICATION

Activate the Online Application, uploading your updated CV/resume in English. You will also need to pay the application fee, which can be paid online on the application platform itself. 

STEP 2: SCREENING OF CANDIDATURE

You will be informed whether you have been selected for the Motivational Interview and the GEMOS Test by our admissions team in due time.

STEP 3: SUBMISSION OF FURTHER DOCUMENTS

To complete your application pack, you need to submit the following documents:

  • Copy of Passport or European ID
  • 1 Passport-size photo
  • Copies of degrees and academic transcripts
  • Motivational statement
  • 1 letter of recommendation (preferable)
  • English certificate (if available)
STEP 4: SELECTION AND FINAL DECISION

Admission to the GEMOS programme is limited to a predetermined number of students. This ensures the optimal development of each student while preserving the group’s learning process. All elements of the application form are carefully studied so we highly recommend that you fill it out carefully and provide us with any extra material you believe might help your candidature.

The selection is based on the evaluation of the professional and academic background, a motivational interview with the Admission Staff and the GEMOS Test. The selection result depends on the score given to each of the above mentioned elements and can be positive or negative and it will be communicated via e-mail.

THE IDEAL GEMOS CANDIDATE

The Global Executive Master in Operations and Supply Chain is ideally suited for professionals with experience in operations or supply chain management. Additionally, students are expected to exhibit qualities and attributes acquired during their working experience, and have the ability and desire to further specialize in this area.

What is the application date to apply for the programme?

The final application date for the programme can be found on the GEMOS Admissions page. Candidates should regularly check the website so as to be aware of any changes to the admissions deadline.

How can I apply for the GEMOS Programme?

To apply for the GEMOS programme, please follow the instructions on the GEMOS Admissions page of our website. Make sure to stay aware of the deadlines for each year.

Does the GEMOS programme have a letter of recommendation form?

There is no specific form for the recommendation letters; however they must be typewritten, printed on a letterhead, and contain a signature and official stamp.

Do I need to sit the GMAT to apply for the course?

No, the GMAT is not necessary for the course, although if you have already sat the GMAT you are encouraged to include it in your official application

How long does the admissions process last, and when do we know the final decision?

Admissions are processed quickly and successful applicants will be notified of their admittance to the program via email, at an appropriate time following the submission of their application.

For more information, please write to gemos@mip.polimi.it

MIP INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

GEMOS represents the marriage both between Milan and Barcelona, two attractive locations focused on business and supply chain, and between MIP and EADA, renowned for their brand and academic excellence. Students will attend the International Week in China.

EADA

 
EADA Business School, founded in 1957 in Barcelona, was one of the first Spanish educational institutions to offer management training programs to the business community. As a private and independent institution for over 50 years, EADA is at the forefront of management and In Company training for the Spanish and international business communities. EADA focuses not only on hard knowledge, but above all on the management skills that accelerate the professional and personal development of participants. These skills provide a competitive advantage both for participants and for the companies in which they work.

BEIJING JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY (CHINA)

 
The Beijing Jiaotong University was founded in 1896 as China’s first higher educational institution which was committed to initiate modern China’s education in railway management and telecommunications. Today it is a relevant Chinese University with cooperative relations with universities and companies all over the world. It offers different bachelor, PhD, master and post-degree programs.

Learn and practice is the motto of Beijing Jiaotong Univeristy.

FEES AND BENEFITS

The tuition fee amounts to € 16.500 for individuals and to € 18.500 for those sponsored by a company. These costs cover the entire length of the programme, although they do not include living and travel expenses.

MIP Politecnico di Milano and EADA Business School will award scholarships to deserving participants in the GEMOS programme. The scholarships are in recognition of outstanding merit or achievement in both the academic and professional fields, especially in regards to significant experience or contribution in the field of operations and supply chain management. The criteria for each scholarship is diverse, with some scholarships open to all applicants, whilst others are specifically designed for applicants based on individual circumstance.

Candidates should indicate in the application form if they would like to apply for financial aid at the time of application. Later requests for financial aid will not be considered.

Participants sponsored by their company are kindly requested to write to gemos@mip.polimi.it for further details.

 

HOW DOES THE FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM WORK?

  1. Submit your application online and tick the option that you are interested in MIP financial aid
  2. Fill out the Financial Aid Request Formyou will receive via e-mail and upload it on the online platform.

Contributions from MIP

THE GLOBAL PARTICIPANT CONTRIBUTION

The Global Participant Contribution up to 30% is to be awarded to participants who demonstrate significant commitment and dedication by electing to travel extensively in order to take part in the GEMOS programme.

To partake in this opportunity, candidates meeting the requirements are asked to submit an essay (max. 500 words) on the following topic:

"You have to take ownership and leadership of tomorrow. For that to be possible, you have to strengthen your capacity and widen your vision as a global citizen" (Ban Ki-moon). Discuss.

COUNTRY BASED CONTRIBUTIONS

MIP offers partial waivers up to 30% of the tuition fee in order to promote international diversity within the class and to provide assistance to talented individuals from disadvantaged countries.

To be eligible for this contribution, you must meet the admission requirements and submit at the application stage a small passage (no more than 500 words) on the following topic:

What is the most significant personal or professional challenge you have faced when you found yourself in an international environment, and what key lessons do you think you could bring to your MBA class?

GEMOS 4 WOMEN

The GEMOS for Women Tuition Waiver is to be awarded to selected female participants in the program who have demonstrated outstanding merit and achievement in an academic or professional sense. The Tuition Waiver is designed to allow for greater accessibility to the programme for women, and in doing so increase the diversity of the programme.

GEMOS for Women Tuition Waivers are available at the amount of up to €4,000 each.

To be eligible for this competition, you must meet the admission requirements and submit at the application stage a small passage (no more than 500 words) on the following topic:

"Women have always had to fight twice.
They have always had to carry two burdens, the private and the social.
Women are the spine of society."
Rita Levi Montalcini, Nobel Prize

Describe the biggest challenge you have lived in your professional or private life as a woman.

ALUMNI WAIVER

The Alumni Waivers are to be awarded to any Alumni of MIP or EADA who are selected to participate in the GEMOS programme. A sponsorship of EUR 2,000 is in recognition of the high level of commitment and dedication to personal and professional development through education, as exhibited by past students of both schools. Both MIP and EADA are aware of the dedication, time and effort required to study a post-graduate Masters programme, and so the Alumni waiver is designed to encourage and reward those participants whose work ethic and academic qualities are known to both schools.

CAB CONTRIBUTION

The CAB – Corporate Advisory Board – of the GEMOS programme is pleased to announce 5 contributions of up to 30% for outstanding professionals in the Operations & Supply Chain Management arena.

Eligible candidates will be able to demonstrate their contribution to the development of international leadership and business practice as described in the programme's objectives. All scholarships are awarded based on merit.

To be eligible for this competition, you must meet the admission requirements and submit at the application stage a small passage (no more than 500 words) on the following topic:

Do you have “the factor” required for leading effective operations and supply management in today’s global and competitive markets? Make a concrete example of a recent project you have successfully managed in the field.

 

External Contributions

SPONSORSHIPS FROM ITALIAN REGIONS AND PROVINCES TO ITALIAN CITIZENS

Thanks to MIP's MBA programme being recognized as a University Master Degree, our Italian students have access to sponsorships made available by Italian Regions and Provinces. Sponsorships are merit-based and need-based. Please contact: gemos@mip.polimi.it for more information on sponsorships for Italian citizens.

International and Italian candidates can also access student loans to cover the tuition fee and other expenses. Please write to gemos@mip.polimi.it for more details.

DEUTSCHE BILDUNG.
THE ALTERNATIVE TO A STUDENT LOAN.

As a social business, Deutsche Bildung supports German students since 2007. Monthly as well as single and returning payments guarantee a completely flexible financing of almost all programs and subjects in Germany and abroad. Additionally, the extra-curricular-program WissenPlus focuses on the improvement of important social and professional competencies. The repayment is income-linked: students pay back a fixed percentage of their future income over a certain period of time once they have entered their first job successfully. The online-application is possible throughout the whole year at www.deutsche-bildung.de.

What is the cost of the programme?

The program costs €16,500 for the entire 12-month period, orthose sponsored by a company. These costs cover the entire length of the programme, although they do not include living and travel expenses.

Are there any scholarships available?

There are several scholarships available to students, with some scholarships open to all applicants, whilst others are specifically designed for applicants based on individual circumstance. Please visit the scholarships page of the GEMOS or write to gemos@mip.polimi.it for more information.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

To apply for a Scholarship you should contact GEMOS Admissions Office to receive the Financial Aid Request Form, select the type of scholarship suitable for you and write a motivation. The assignment of the financial aid will be communicated together with the communication of admission to the Master, after successful outcome of the selection interview.

Can I apply for loans?

While MIP itself does not offer loans, we have explored some loan options for our students, so please contact gemos@mip.polimi.it for further information.

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.

We turn the future in a part of you.

We offer highly personalized services with the objective of developing the necessary skills, tools and strategy and expanding the professional network, to succeed in nowadays complex and competitive global job market.

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CORPORATE ADVISORY BOARD

The Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) is an international consultancy committee with the aim of keeping the content and frame of the Global Executive Master in Operations and Supply Chain Management in line with business reality. It is composed of independent business professionals from global companies that meet regularly and maintain contact with participants and alumni.

The Corporate Advisory Members are:

Claudio Deambrogio, Group Supply Chain Manufacturing - Strategy and Capital Planning Director - Barilla G. e R. Fratelli S.p.A; Enrico Mistron,  Supply Chain Director - Luxottica; Paolo Fregosi, External Relations Director - Indicod-GS1; Jesús Franco, Director Business Planning & Services - Almirall; Victor del Pozo, COO - Privalia; Port of BarcelonaMauro Pontiroli, Transport Operations Manager for Italy- STEF.

To find out more about GEMOS Corporate Advisory Board, read the Article about Stef Italia who recently joined the CAB.

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