GMIM – Global Master in Industrial Management 4.0


The Global Master in Industrial Management (GMIM) is designed to provide students with primarily scientific or engineering-based educational backgrounds with essential business and managerial skills, relevant to pursuing careers in internationally orientated manufacturing and servicing industries. The programme seeks to bridge the gap between university and industry, by teaching the relevant knowledge and skills essential for effective managerial practices, especially those skills not traditionally taught in technical or scientific university courses.

Language: English

Type: Full Time

Intake: September

Lenght: from 18 to 22 months depending on student’s choice

Glasgow (UK), Milan (Italy), Munich (Germany), Beijing, (China) or Toulouse (France)

Tuition fee:
€17.500 for EU students, €19.500 for Non-EU students

University requirements: 3-year Bachelor degree in a scientific or technical discipline (minimum 180 ECTS)

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


The programme offers a highly specialised qualification with candidates receiving the Specialising Master Degree from Politecnico di Milano (Level I) and the Master of Science in Industrial Management from Strathclyde Business School (Glasgow, UK), plus one of the following qualifications:

  • Master of Science (MSc) in Management from the Technische Universität München (Munich, Germany) * if third term and master thesis are conducted at TUM or
  • Diplôme Grande Ecole, Master in Management from Toulouse Business School (Toulouse, France)  * if third term and master thesis are conducted at TBS

Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding universities in the world, ranked 17th in the world, 6th in Europe, and 1st in Italy among technical  niversities, according to QS World University Ranking – Engineering & Technology 2018. Founded in 1863, it is the largest school of Architecture, Design and Engineering in Italy.

The GMIM course places great emphasis on fostering an integrative teaching approach aimed at developing the ability of students to tackle issues in an interdisciplinary manner, while additionally providing an overview of general management concepts, such as marketing and accounting, in an industrial context. The programme also offers, through close collaboration with associated industrial and service companies, the chance for students to combine practical and relevant knowledge and skills with invaluable industry experience.

  • from 18 to 22-month course, depending on student’s choice
  • 100% in English
  • Highly international environment
  • Possibility of spending four terms in four different countries across Europe and Asia
  • Integrative teaching approach aimed at developing students’ ability to tackle managerial issues in an interdisciplinary manner
  • Multicultural class composition, with GMIM graduates coming from 10 different countries
  • Opportunities for student participation in the cultural, economic and social life in each of the countries where study is undertaken
  • Students prepared for the pursuance of managerial careers in internationally orientated manufacturing and service industries
  • Course designed to include topics of great relevance for technical university graduates, such as operations and supply chain management
  • First-hand experience obtained by undertaking the University-based or Company-based Master Thesis in close collaboration with European universities and companies
  • Ranked N°34 out of Top 200 in General Management, Western Europe, by Eduniversal Best Masters and MBA Rankings 2016-17

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

  • Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

Graduates of previous editions are now working in leading companies such as: ABB, Accenture, Arbikie Highland Estate, Arcelor Mittal, Automotive Lighting Italia S.p.A., Bombardier, Cisco Systems, CONAI – Consorzio Nazionale Imballaggi, Decathlon France, EFMD, Ernst &Young Consulting, Garuda Indonesia, GIS International, Henkel AG & Co. KgaA, Infineon Technologies, Italcementi, Lamborghini, Materialise, Medtronic Italia S.p.A,,UN, Sony,,The Lean Six Sigma Company, UPS, VivaSanté.


The Global Master in Industrial Management 4.0 is a Master programme offered by MIP Politecnico di Milano, Strathclyde Business School and one or more other renowned institutions in Europe and Asia. 50% content- and 50% context-related, it focuses on the business skills required for pursuing managerial careers in international manufacturing and service industries.

The master is entirely taught in English and targets junior profiles with little (< 3 years) or no work experience.

Students will spend one term in Glasgow, one term in Milan followed by a third term at one of the following destinations: Munich, Germany, Beijing, China or Toulouse, France. The fourth term is spent working on the Master Thesis anywhere in the world, either at a university or within a company.

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

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

Who is eligible for the GMIM programme?

Recent graduate students with a technical or scientific background.

Can students with an educational background in business apply?

Candidates with a background in Economics/Humanities/Arts are not eligible.

How long is the GMIM programme?

The programme's duration is from 18 to 22 months, depending on student’s choice.

In what language is the GMIM programme taught?

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

Do I need to speak Italian?

No, as the course is entirely taught in English.

Is there an age limit for the programme?

No, but the programme is ideally suited to recent graduates with limited or no work experience.



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

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

The master targets junior profiles with little (< 3 years) or no work experience.

The ideal candidate

  • Has educational experience in a technical or scientific discipline
  • Displays a strong work and leadership ethic
  • Is prepared to meet the challenges associated with an intensive Master’s degree
  • Holds a minimum 3-year Bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution (180 ECTs).


  • Fill in the form on www.applyformasters.net
  • Upload your CV in English and a copy of Passport or ID
  • Pay the Application Fee(EUR 100)


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


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • University Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE scores (optional)
  • Motivation letter in English
  • Digital photo
  • English proficiency certificate (IELTS for non-EU students, TOEFL or equivalent)

What is the application date to apply for the programme?

The final application date for Non-EU students is 31st May, whilst EU students have until the 30th of June to apply for the course starting in 2019. However, please note that the admissions process for the Master is on a rolling basis, therefore the sooner you apply the more chance you will have of securing your place in the class, as capacity may be reached before the final application deadlines.

Does the GMIM programme have a letter of recommendation form?

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


The programme costs €17.500 for EU students and €19.500 for Non-EU students. The fee includes tuition, insurance, examination and administrative services provided by each academic institution. Travel and accommodation expenses are excluded from the fee.

Candidates should indicate in the application form if they would like to apply for financial aid at the time of application before having received an admission offer. Final deadline to apply for scholarships is May 31st 2019. Scholarships are limited and given out on a rolling basis, therefore candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Erasmus Scholarships are not available for this Master.

GMIM Tuition Fee Contributions
Candidates can apply for GMIM Tuition Fee Contributions which are partial discounts covering up to €6,000 and are generally awarded based on the following criteria:

GMAT/GRE scholarships
European scholarships
Alumni scholarships
Merit-based scholarships – awarded to top candidates based on candidates’ overall profile, GPA and motivational interview performance

The majority of scholarships are awarded based on merit, more specifically on academic excellence and the applicant’s personal motivation for applying to the programme. They are also granted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Sponsorships from Italian Regions and Provinces to Italian Citizens

Thanks to MIP's programmes being recognized as University Master Degrees, our Italian students have access to sponsorships made available by Italian Regions and Provinces.

- Candidates from Puglia Region can follow this link

The MicroBank (belonging to Caixa Bank) is offering loans of up to €18,000. For more details on application requirements and information on the loan, please follow the link.



As a social business, Deutsche Bildung has been supporting German students since 2007. Monthly as well as single and returning payments guarantee the completely flexible financing of almost all programmes and subjects in Germany and abroad. Additionally, the extra-curricular programme, 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. Online application is possible throughout the year at www.deutsche-bildung.de.

What is the cost of the programme?

The tuition fee is €17,500 for EU students and €19,500 for Non-EU students, which does not include living and travel expenses.

How do I apply for tuition fee contributions or grants for the programme?

For further information write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it .

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.

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Academic Partner Institutions

Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, UK
Founded in 1948, the University of Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is a pioneering, internationally renowned academic organisation that shapes and develops the business minds of tomorrow. Strathclyde Business School is one of four faculties forming the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. SBS, a triple accredited business school, has established international centres in Greece, Switzerland, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Singapore and Malaysia.

Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings.

Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China
Beijing Jiaotong University is a national key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education and now is jointly supported by the Ministry of Education, the China Railway Corporation and Beijing Municipal Government.
The university has always seen a high-quality teaching team as the key to strengthening the school running ability and thus adapted a ‘talent developing’ strategy. The university regards strengthening cooperation and exchanges as an important way to upgrade the level of running school and enhance its influences at home and abroad.

Toulouse Business School, Toulouse, France
With 5 campuses located in the heart of dynamic cities, such as Toulouse, Barcelona, Casablanca, Paris and London, and alliances with top academic institutions and multinational corporations across the globe, they offer a broad core curriculum of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
They are member of the French Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, and amongst the prestigious 1% of business schools with the “triple crown” of international accreditations: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

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