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International Executive Master in Project Management – ieMPM

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The International Executive Master in Project Management (ieMPM), in its new international and digital learning format, is a master designed for professionals who wish to develop the role of the Project Manager at 360° through a flexible and customisable formula, and to expand their network at global level.

At the end of the training course, participants will be qualified to take the IPMA® (International Project Management Association) Level D Certification Exam for Project Managers. The Master’s contents will also be useful for the achievement of further international certifications.

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

*Starting from 2021, it will be possible to choose whether to join classes, including the kick-off, online (whether the activity can be attended remotely) or in person (if permitted) without any limitation, in order to manage your time in the most efficient and serene way.

Format: Digital Learning + 2 face-to-face weeks*

Language: English

Next intake: November 2021

Duration: 12 months

PROFILE: Graduates in any discipline, with at least 4 years of work experience or non-graduates with significant work experience

Tuition fee: € 18.500 (individuals)/ €21.500 (companies)

Admission Office:

Tel: +39 02 2399 2820

Email: iempm@mip.polimi.it

WHY CHOOSE US?

The International Executive Master in Project Management (ieMPM) is based on almost twenty years’ experience in project management training at the university Master’s level, both nationally and internationally.

Thanks to the different teaching methods, such as classroom courses, case studies, business games, outdoor training and the final project work, the ieMPM enables participants to acquire the core competences and soft skills necessary for operating in current business contexts: the Master programme provides an experience in line with the real needs of the market and is designed to convey a structured approach to the planning, control and management of risks, organisation by processes, goal-oriented management and satisfaction of corporate stakeholders.

At the end of the training course, participants will be qualified to take the IPMA® (International Project Management Association) Level D Certification Exam for Project Managers. The exam will take place at the school and it is included in the fee (for Level D only).

The International Executive Master in Project Management (ieMPM) awards a double diploma: the University Master issued by the Politecnico di Milano and the MIP Diploma.

Since 2021, MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business is a PMI Authorized Training Provider: the students of our International Executive Master in Project Management will therefore have the possibility to get the training needed in order to take the examination for the PMP® certification. Students can register online to sit the exam and the fee is not included.

Quality

Today, MIP Politecnico di Milano is the main and most authoritative Italian school of project management.

The ieMPM originates from the evolution over a period of more than twenty years of the Master in Engineering and Contracting (MEC - eMEC). On this basis, the programme can now count on the collaboration of top managers with consolidated experience in the field of project management, who are able to illustrate the lessons learned and the best/good practices deriving from their application in companies and in real projects.

The Faculty is made up of professors from the Management Engineering department of the Politecnico di Milano who, in addition to an academic career, constantly carry out research and consultancy activities for companies. It integrates methodological rigour, innovative knowledge and management experience in a unique way.

 

Career Network

The ieMPM is a great opportunity to take a journey of professional growth towards one of the most requested high-profile figures on the job market: the Project Manager.

It provides the opportunity to enrich your professionalism by acquiring specialist training in the management and planning of projects over a broad spectrum of complexity.

It allows you to get in touch with Project Managers and leading companies in the management of italian and international projects. ieMPM students can benefit from the support of the Career Development Office, which organises a series of activities designed to work on your personal branding and to build up a strong professional network.

The international classroom composition of the Master, which is delivered in English, gives students the opportunity to develop a global network.

Customisation and Innovation

The ieMPM allows you to customise and specialise your study plan, giving you the ability to choose from various elective courses that are offered to focus your training on topics of interest for your professional growth.

The content and methodologies are constantly updated to follow the evolution of the role of the project manager in the most diverse sectors, and offer participants the opportunity to learn the use of some cross-cutting eSoftware Tools approaches.

Flexibility

Without compromising your own work activities, it allows you to develop the figure of the Project Manager at 360°, through a formula mainly delivered in distance learning.

It makes extensive use of interactive learning through business games, project work, case studies, group work, management testimonials and MIP’s smart learning platform.

Soft skills

Over the years, ieMPM has been enhanced with a set of activities dedicated to the development

of soft skills such as leadership, negotiation, communication, the management of virtual teams, outdoor tasks with feedback on resilience capacity and agility tests on the aptitude to act in a multicultural context, all of which are increasingly indispensable for project management in the complex international context. Team-building skills, managing stress and change and boosting motivation and personal resilience are skills increasingly required by Project Managers, who often find themselves managing work teams in conditions of high stress in order to achieve their objectives.

PROGRAMME

The kick off of the master is in November 2021.

The International Executive Master in Project Management is a 12-month part-time programme. The academic structure of the ieMPM, with the adoption of advanced training methodologies essentially based on a smart-learning model centred, above all, on remote live sessions, content that can be used asynchronously on the MIP platform and some face-to-face training, aims to provide the opportunity to acquire an integrated and inter-functional managerial culture to support and train professionals so that they are able to assume key roles of responsibility in the management of projects and related processes.

DIGITAL LEARNING

Students can participate to courses:

  • In synchronous mode with participation in live sessions for Tuesday and Thursday lessons (7pm-9pm CET), Q&A and business game (equivalent to 88 sessions of 2 hours each, with an average frequency of 2 sessions per week).
  • In asynchronous mode (viewing of clips and recording of live sessions in case of absence).
FACE-TO-FACE WEEKS

The programme includes two full face-to-face weeks: a first week with Kick-off and Outdoor Training and a second week taking place in the latter part of the programme.

OUTDOOR TRAINING

This is a strongly interactive and intense two-day experience, carried out at the beginning of the Master and in an environment outside the Business School. The activities during the outdoor training are designed to develop students’ team-building skills, stress management, enhancement of motivation and personal resilience, all of which are increasingly useful for building the professionalism of the Project Manager, who is required to manage a team with challenging goals and often in extremely stressful conditions (environmental, relational and emotional).

The Master is divided into 5 distinct educational areas:

GENERAL MANAGEMENT
  • Organisation Design
  • Finance
  • Accounting & Performance Management
  • Business Process Management and Change
CORE COMPETENCES
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Project Risk Analysis and Management
  • Programme and Portfolio Management
  • Project Procurement
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Feasibility Analysis
SOFT COMPETENCES

ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR:

  • Teams and Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Intercultural Project Management
  • Smart communication
COMPETENCE BOOST
  • Talks with Top Managers
  • PM and Sustainability
  • Outdoor Activities
  • IPMA Certification
ELECTIVES

You can customise your study plan by choosing two or three modules (for a minimum of 6 ECTSfrom those that make up the Elective Area based on your needs for professional growth and skills development.

  • Project Planning and Control: practice by tools
  • How to manage EPC and large Projects
  • How to build and manage virtual teams
  • Agile Project Management
  • PM for Designing Innovative Concepts

Electives are activated only once a minimum number of participants is reached.

During the second half of the Master, participants are required to carry out a Project Work which will be discussed at the end of the course. The objective of the Project Work is to develop a consultancy project that will improve the competitiveness of the company in which it is run, thanks to the support of the MIP Politecnico di Milano Faculty. Working closely with Politecnico di Milano professors and researchers, participants in the programme will have the opportunity to apply the tools and methods learned during the ieMPM to tackle issues of interest to companies and build relationships of great value to their professional careers.

CAREER SERVICES

ieMPM students can also benefit from the support of the Career Development Center (CDC) 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.

FACULTY

The Faculty is made up of professors from the Management Engineering department of the Politecnico di Milano who, in addition to an academic career, constantly carry out research and consultancy activities for companies.
The ieMPM can also boast of a collaboration with professionals with consolidated experience in the field of project management who are able to transmit the lessons learned and best practices derived from their work experience in companies. This translates into a highly hands-on approach based on lessons with real business cases, exercises, group work and project work supervised by professors.

ADMISSIONS

STATUS OF APPLICATIONS: 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 (EUR 100), which can be paid online on the application platform itself,  via Flywire* or through a regular bank transfer. The rest of the documents can be sent after the motivational interview.

*You can easily pay your tuition and fees online via Flywire, our preferred payment partner. Flywire provides a secure global payment network that simplifies paying your fees from your home country and countries around the world. Payment options can include bank transfers, credit cards, e-wallets and more, typically in your home currency for most countries.

STEP 2: SCREENING OF CANDIDATURE

You will be informed whether you have been selected for the Motivational Interview and the ieMPM 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:

  • University degrees and transcripts
  • Motivational letter
  • Reference letter/s (not mandatory)
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Digital passport-sized picture
STEP 4: SELECTION AND FINAL DECISION

Admission to the ieMPM 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 ieMPM 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 candidate is a professional, graduated in any discipline, with at least 4 years of work experience, or non-graduates with significant work experience, who want to acquire the skills necessary for planning, carrying out and controlling projects; as well as contributing to improving performance and promoting change in the company.

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FEES & BENEFITS

The tuition fee amounts to € 18.500 for individuals and to € 21.500 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 awards contributions to deserving participants in the ieMPM programme. The contributions are in recognition of outstanding merit or achievement in both the academic and professional fields. The criteria for each  contribution is diverse, with some of them 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 iempm@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 Form you will receive via e-mail and upload it on the online platform.

COUNTRY BASED CONTRIBUTIONS

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

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:

“How do you think your cultural background can add value to the ieMPM class?”

ieMPM 4 WOMEN

The ieMPM 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 diversity within the programme.

ieMPM 4 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.

MIP ALUMNI WAIVER

Merit-based contributions worth 10% of the tuition fee are available for Alumni from various Master programs at MIP.

Please note that in case of company sponsorship, if partial, the Alumni Waiver is applied proportionally on the individual fee. If the company sponsorship is full, the Alumni Waiver will not be applied.

For information on how to apply for this contribution, please write to iempm@mip.polimi.it.

POLIMI ALUMNI WAIVER

Alumni of Politecnico di Milano who have previously shown a strong commitment to their studies and a desire to further their professional development through continued education are entitled to a contribution from MIP of € 2,000.

For information on how to apply for this contribution, please write to iempm@mip.polimi.it.

IPMA YC & IPMA ITALY DISCOUNTS

Candidates who are members of IPMA YC (Young Crew) or IPMA Italy can benefit of a discounts equal to 5% of the tuition fee for the Master.

International and Italian candidates can also access student loans to cover the tuition fee and other expenses. Please write to iempm@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 €18,500 for individual participants or € 21,500 for those sponsored by a company.
These costs cover the entire length of the programme, although they do not include living and travel expenses.

Are there any contributions available?

There are several contributions available to students, with some scholarships open to all applicants, whilst others are specifically designed for applicants based on individual circumstance.
Please visit the financial aid section on this page.

How can I apply for a contribution?

To apply for a contribution you should contact the Admissions Office to receive the Financial Aid Request Form, select the type of contribution suitable for you and write an essay.
The assignment of the financial aid will be communicated together with the communication of the admission to the Master, after a 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 the Admissions Team 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.

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