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.

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Language: English

Type: Full-time

Intake: Fall 2022

Length: 18 months

Location: Milan, Italy* and Glasgow , UK

Tuition fee: € 18.500

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

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


Joint programme with
Strathclyde Business School.
In partnership with Electrolux
and Ekip Reply


systematic understanding of knowledge & critical awareness of  issues in project management



position in the QS Management Masters Rankings 2022

88 mln

are the individuals in project management-oriented roles
employers will need by 2027 (PMI)


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.

The programme successfully addresses the strategic and holistic demands of modern projects in contemporary organisations by providing students with a systematic understanding of knowledge in an emerging field that combines:

  • Project management as a process for delivering complex change;
  • Strategic management as a process for formulating and implementing organisational strategy;
  • The development of transferable skills (particularly teamwork, leadership, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and presentation) for employment.

Since 2021, MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business is a PMI Authorized Training Provider: the students of our International Master in Project Management will therefore have the possibility to get the training needed in order to take the examination for the PMP® certification.

  • 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 #37 in the World and #31 in Europe in the QS Management Masters Rankings 2022 (Global)


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 programme also includes the following practical activities: lessons, seminars held by international lecturers, workshops on soft skills empowerment, company presentations, alumni talks.
The master is entirely taught 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.

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 structured career management services thanks to the MIP Career Development Center. Among the services offered there are:

  • 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



  • 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

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 first level Master Degree 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.

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.



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 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 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 or equivalent (if available)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR 100)


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


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


Upon receipt of the admission offer, you will be required to pay the first instalment of EUR 2500 within 15 days of 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).


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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 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.


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The programme costs €18,500. These costs cover the entire length of the programme, although they do not include living and travel expenses.
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Candidates can take advantage of an early-bird discount of €1,000 by submitting their applications before 25th February 2022.

Moreover, applicants for the 2022 intake of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for 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.

For further details about financial aid and contributions you can visit the dedicated webpage.

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.

International Master in Project Management applicants can also apply to the following merit-based contribution.


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 €4,000 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.

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Demand over the next 10 years for project managers is growing faster than demand for workers
in other occupations. (PMI, Project Management Institute)


of students employed within 3 months after graduation (in the last edition).


of students work abroad within 3 months after graduation. In detail: Italy 56%, Europe 40%, Other Countries 4% (last edition).


is the average salary at 6 months after graduation.

  Through 2027, the project management-oriented labor force in seven project-oriented sectors is expected to grow by 33%, or nearly 22 million new jobs. (PMI, Project Management Institute)
Project Management is the top in-demand tech skill: given the complexity of many projects, project managers must deploy a vast array of skills, from budgeting, scheduling to change management and procurement. (Burning Glass)


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.


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