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iMIBDT – Master in International Business and Digital Transformation

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THE MASTER FOR GLOBAL LEADERS IN THE DIGITAL ERA

Internationalisation is one of the most effective strategies to expand a firm. However, internationalisation entails not only opportunities – in terms of, e.g., sales and productivity growth – but also challenges – in terms of, e.g., market choice, entry mode strategy, financial support, business planning, coordination of the foreign units, management of the human resources and of cultural and institutional diversity. Digital transformation can help firms to face these challenges, since technologies provide both a direct and an indirect support to internationalisation.
The International Master in International Business and Digital Transformation is a unique pathway for managers who are willing to upgrade their theoretical and practical knowledge of international business and digital technologies, becoming the innovators and digital transformers that companies need. Indeed, this programme will provide students with all the skills required to help their company in designing and managing successful international growth by leveraging digital technologies, thus giving birth to a Digital Multinational Enterprise (DMNE).

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Location: Milan, Italy and Reading, UK

Language: English

Format:  Full-Time

Intake: Fall 2022

Length: 18 months (1 Term in Reading, UK + 1 term in Milan, Italy + 1 term of final project work/thesis)

University Requirements: Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution

Tuition fee: € 18,500

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

KEY FACTS

Joint programme with
Henley Business School

 

Practice-oriented &
action-learning approach; expert professors from both MIP and Henley

 

133 m

new job opportunities will be created
in the next 3 years, on a global
level, thanks to technology, digital
and automation.
(World Economic Forum)

80%

of companies say their digital transformation efforts involve
multiple business units or the
entire company.
(Forbes)

WHY CHOOSE US

  • 18 months: (1 Term in Reading, UK + 1 term in Milan, Italy + 1 term of final project work/thesis)
  • 100% in English
  • Joint programme with Henley Business School
  • 5 reasons why:
    • 87% of companies think digital will disrupt their industry, but only 44% are prepared for a potential digital disruption;
    • 80% of companies say their digital transformation efforts involve multiple business units or the entire company;
    • digital tools help firms to find new markets: Digital Multinational Enterprises (DMNEs) make 70% of their sales abroad;
    • internationalisation and digitalisation can help firms to boost their global competitiveness;
    • Digital Multinational Enterprises (DMNEs) have increased their assets by 65% and their operating revenues and employees by 30%, against a flat trend for other MNEs;
  • Including soft skills for professional development

The international Master in International Business and Digital Transformation is a pathway for young professionals to upskill and become the innovators and digital transformers of tomorrow. The programme combines the complementary know-how of two prestigious universities, i.e. Henley Business School, which can rely on an outstanding tradition in the international business field, and MIP Politecnico di Milano, which can count on high-quality applied knowledge and practitioner-oriented expertise in innovation and digital technologies. In addition, the course mixes theoretical and practical lectures, involving students in project work to enable them to directly apply their learning in real contexts.

PROGRAMME

The International Master in International Business and Digital Transformation is an 18-months International Master programme offered by MIP Politecnico di Milano and Henley Business School. The course seeks to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding and a holistic view of the international business environment in the digital era.
The master is 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.

MIP Politecnico di Milano

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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

  • 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

 

ANNUAL CAREER EVENTS & CORPORATE NETWORK

  • 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
Henley Business School

Henley Business School has an award-winning careers team that will support students through their postgraduate studies and for four years after graduation. The team has industry knowledge for the different areas on which the Business School focuses.

Among the services offered:

  • Careers Consultant appointments to help and support students with any careers-related concern that they might have.
  • Events, aimed to help students to network with employers and expand their skills and industry knowledge.
  • Jobs: find graduate jobs, placement opportunities and work experience on My Jobs Online
  • Alumni support
  • Career Smart: the online course that will help you in securing a graduate job, by teaching you where to look and how to start applying for jobs.

Discover more on Henley’s Careers page

Who is eligible for the programme?

Students with a bachelor/undergraduate degree with a first or second honours or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution are eligible to apply.

English knowledge is a compulsory requirement.

How long is the programme?

The programme is 18 months long (1 Term in Reading, UK + 1 term in Milan, Italy + 1 term of final project work/thesis).

In what language is the programme taught?

The programme is 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 course 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?

At the end of the program, students will gain a Master of Science from Henley Business School and a First Level University Specialising Master Degree from Politecnico di Milano.

The eligibility of students for both Masters will be defined by the two Schools during selections.

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.

ADMISSIONS

STATUS OF APPLICATIONS: APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 INTAKE ARE 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.

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.

The International Master in International Business and Digital Transformation addresses candidates with Management & Economics, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Social Sciences backgrounds who aim to acquire the professional expertise, approaches and tools to help their company in designing and managing a successful international growth by leveraging digital technologies.

The ideal candidate:

STEP 1: ONLINE APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTS SUBMISSION

  • 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
    • At least one letter of reference
    • 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)

STEP 2: SCREENING OF CANDIDATURE

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

STEP 3: COMMUNICATION OF THE FINAL ADMISSION DECISION

If the result of the selection interview is positive, you will receive the final admission and scholarship (if any) decision by email.

STEP 4: CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION
Upon receipt of the admission offer, you will be required to pay the first instalment of EUR 2500 within 15 days from the date of receipt of the offer letter should you wish to confirm your participation to the 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).

HOW TO PAY

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What is the deadline for applying to the programme?

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.

Does the programme 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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FEES AND BENEFITS

The programme costs €18,500. This amount covers the entire length of the programme, although it does not include living and travel expenses.

No early-bird discount is available for this programme.

MIP has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide: for more info, click here.

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.

CAREER

.

We are in the throes of a transition where every publication has to think of their digital strategy.
(Bill Gates)
 

87%

of companies think digital will disrupt their industry, but only 44% are prepared for a potential digital disruption.

 

(Forbes)

80%+

of the 5,000+ managers and employees surveyed by BCG said that digital was helping them get though the economic slowdown that the pandemic created.

(BCG).

$200,000

is the average salary for a Chief Digital Officer.

 

 

(Payscale)..

  Having digitalization as a business priority is beneficial to enterprises regardless of the results that arrive, as digital-first companies are 64% more likely to achieve their business goals than their peers. (Artificial Solutions)

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

CORPORATE PATH

– International and Digital Business Developer
– Chief International and Digital Officer
– Digital Export Manager
– Project Manager for the International and Digital Expansion of the firm

The entry level (e.g. Analyst, Manager, Senior Manager) will depend upon previous work experience and academic background.

CONSULTING PATH

– International Business and Digital Consultant

The entry level (e.g. Analyst, Manager, Senior Manager) will depend upon previous work experience and academic background.

We turn the future into a part of you.

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

ISO strives to provide a tailor-made service to each international candidate and enrolled student by assisting with enrolment and non-academic matters.

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