iMPM – International Master in Project Management


Because of an increasing complexity of business operations, Project Management professionals are in high demand in any industry. This is why MIP and Strathclyde offer a professional training at postgraduate level integrating the most recent approaches in Project Management with a cross-sectorial and intercultural perspective that focus on managerial, behavioural and technical competencies.
This International Master in Project Management is addressed to all candidates aiming at understanding and improving the way to drive projects (from small ones to mega-projects) exploring both individual, team and company strategies.

Language: English

Type: Full-time

Intake: September

Length: 18 months

Location: Milan, Italy and Glasgow , UK

Tuition fee: € 16.500 for EU applicants, € 18.500 for non-EU applicants

University Requirements:
3-year Bachelor degree (minimum 180 ECTS)

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


The program offers a highly specialized qualification in two countries with candidates receiving the Master Degree from Politecnico di Milano and a Master of Science in Project Management from Strathclyde Business School. Discover the highlights of the programme.

  • 18 months: 10 months in class + 8 months project
  • First semester in Italy, second semester in the UK, final project work anywhere
  • 100% in English
  • Develop a systematic understanding of knowledge in the areas associated with project management
  • Acquire a critical awareness of contemporary and pervasive issues in project management
  • Understand and evaluate a comprehensive range of research techniques
  • Evaluate critically academic research, professional research, published case studies and media pronouncements on the development and use of project management in business
  • Encourage the development of subject interest by enabling students to carry out original research at the forefront of knowledge on a relevant project management through a master level thesis
  • Assist the development of transferable skills (particularly teamwork, leadership, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and presentation) for employment
  • Possibility to attend one elective offered on campus or in one of Strathclyde’s International Centres in: Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Bahrain, Greece, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore or Switzerland
  • Ranked at the 35th position in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management 2020.

The master prepares candidates for a career in project management in a full range of sectors. In the past, students have covered roles such as the following:


Graduates of previous editions found an internship or placement opportunity in leading companies such as: Roche Pharmaceutical, Electrolux, BMW, Luxottica, Seingrim, Senacor Technologies, Decathlon, Deliveroo, Rolls Royce, BTO Research, Aegon, RGI.


The International Master in Project Management is a 18-month Master programme offered by MIP Politecnico di Milano and Strathclyde Business School, that seeks to instruct students on managerial topics relevant to Project Management with special focus on project management as a process to deliver complex change, strategic management for formulating and implementing organizational strategy and the development of soft skills.
The master is entirely taught in English.
Please note that this programme is designed for fresh graduates with less than 3 years of work experience. Candidates can apply for the programme starting in September 2020 if they have completed their bachelor/master degree not earlier than 2017. Candidates who have completed their bachelor degree/master degree before 2017 can consider our International MBA programs. 

Students will spend 1 semester in Milan before they are moving to Glasgow for the second semester at Strathclyde Business School. The class room activity is then followed by a final project work which can take place in Italy, the UK or internationally.

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

  • CV Book
  • Free access to MIP Global Network of Career Websites
  • One-to-one career advice meetings
  • Personal Development workshops to help students develop the soft skills necessary to be competitive in nowadays 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 IMPM Programme?

Students with a bachelor degree of 3 or 4 years in any discipline (minimum 180 ECTS) or higher are eligible to apply.
The English knowledge is a compulsory requirement. Candidates need to present an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each subtest.

How long is the IMPM programme?

The programme is 18 months long.

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.

How many students are in the programme?

The average class size is around twenty students.

Is there an age limit for the programme?

No, but the average age of the candidates is 20-25 years.

What type of degree/title will I obtain upon graduation?

Upon graduation, candidates obtain the First Level University Specializing Master from Politecnico di Milano which is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and it is issued under the autonomous responsibility of Politecnico di Milano. With regard to the specific meaning of the 1st level master's degree, as per Bologna process, this is a 2nd cycle programme intended to provide students with further specialization or higher continuing education after completion of the first cycle. The Master Degree of first level will release 60 ECTS/CFU credits. 

Candidates are advised to check with the relevant authorities in their home countries regarding the validity/recognition of this title in their home countries. 



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.

Please note that this programme is designed for fresh graduates with less than 3 years of work experience. Candidates can apply for the programme starting in September 2020 if they have completed their bachelor/master degree not earlier than 2017. Candidates who have completed their bachelor degree/master degree before 2017 can consider our International MBA programs.

The ideal candidate

  • Possesses leadership potential
  • Is open to learning and exploring a variety of Project Management areas
  • Demonstrates well-developed analytical skills and business skill.
  • Holds a 3 year Bachelor degree in any discipline (minimum 180 ECTS)
  • Candidates should have a minimum Second Class Honours degree or equivalent CGPA.


  • Fill in the form on www.applyformasters.net
  • Upload your CV in English, Passport or ID, University Transcripts and Bachelor/Master Degree (if available)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR 100)


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


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two letters of recommendation (in English)
  • GMAT/GRE scores (optional)
  • Motivation letter (in English)
  • Digital photo
  • English proficiency certificate (IELTS with 6.5 overall and with no band less than 5.5 in individual modules)

What is the deadline for applying to the programme?

The final application date for Non EU students is the 31st of May, whilst EU students have until the 30th of June to apply for the course starting in 2019. However, 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 IMPM 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.


The programme costs €16,500 for EU candidates and €18,500 for non-EU candidates. These costs cover the entire length of the programme, although they do not include living and travel expenses.

Applicants of the 2020 intake of the International Master in Project Management can apply for the following fee reductions.

The reductions will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.
Candidates wishing to apply for financial aid must make their request on the application form at the time of application – later requests for financial aid will not be considered.


Candidates with a high GMAT/GRE score will be eligible to run for the following contributions:

GMAT Score between 590 and 650 or GRE equivalent – €1,500

GMAT Score above 650 or GRE equivalent – €3,000


For exceptional applicants to the iMPM programme, MIP and Strathclyde offer partial, merit-based tuition fee contributions. The contributions will be given out on a rolling basis.
Candidates can apply for merit-based tuition fee reductions covering up to €6,000 by submitting an essay. The essay will be evaluated by the programme’s Directors. The essay must be submitted along with the other documents before the admission to the programme.

In the actual digital era, looking at the evolution of communication systems of the last years, the traditional tools and techniques for project communication inside and outside the company need to be continuously updated or sometimes even completely redesigned. Nowadays, for example, most of the communication among the project teams moves through WhatsApp Messages or sms (with a low level of traceability or validity from contractual point of view) ; to schedule a meeting someone affects directly on your personal agenda through Outlook or something similar; the traditional approach that sometimes arrive to forbid the communication among some stakeholders is anachronistic due to the difficulty to control this type of condition.
In the short term, this will affect also in the overall project organization. Which are in your opinion possible scenarios for the future of project communication architecture and systems? Which are the related consequences in term of project roles and responsibility distribution?
Present as much examples as possible to explain your point of view in an essay of no more than 3 pages.

Tuition fee contribution for non-EU candidates: up to €6,000
Tuition fee contribution for EU candidates: up to €4,000


Merit-based tuition fee contributions of €1,000 are available for alumni from various master programs of MIP and other departments of Politecnico di Milano.

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What is the cost of the programme?

The programme costs €16.500 for EU candidates and €18.500 for non-EU candidates. These costs cover the entire length of the programme, although they do 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 textbooks by the programme, with the cost included as part of the overall programme fee.

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SBS offered the first one year, part time and distance learning MBAs in the UK. It is Europe’s first university faculty to be awarded a licence to operate in the UAE. Over the last 30 years we have established international centres around the world.


SBS holds triple accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB, and has done so since 2004. We were the first business school in Scotland to achieve triple accreditation. Strathclyde is also the first business school in Scotland, and one of just 5 in the UK, to be awarded the Small Business Charter Gold Award. This award recognises our world-leading support for scaling Scottish firms through innovation, internationalism and leadership.


Our departments and programmes also hold internationally recognised industry accreditations. Our departments are accredited by expert professional bodies such as CIMA, ICAS, CIPD, Institute of Export, Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Market Research Society, the Institute of Hospitality, and the Energy Institute.


We have eight well-established centres in the Middle East, SE Asia and Europe plus international partnerships across the world.


Strathclyde Business School has a reputation for research excellence. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2014), SBS was rated 1st in Scotland and in the top 10 of business schools in the UK.

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