iMSCPM – International Master in Supply Chain and Procurement Management



Supply chain and procurement management is integral to the success of international businesses that are striving for competitive advantage at a global level. The key to this success is having the right skills and knowledge in order to plan and execute strategies that boost revenues and reduce costs through ideas and innovation.
This Master in Supply Chain Management has been created to give all the necessary skills to young graduates looking for a successful international career in supply chain and procurement management.

Language: English

Type: Full Time

Intake: September

Length: 12 months

Location: Milan

Tuition fee: € 16.500

University Requirements:
3-year Bachelor degree in management, business, engineering or scientific studies (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 Master Degree from Politecnico di Milano. Discover the course’s highlights.

  • 1 year: 9 months in class + 3 months for project
  • 100% in English
  • Providing analytical and quantitative skills in the domain of Supply Chain and Procurement Management
  • International focus with exposure to global industries and international faculty
  • International Study-tour at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
  • Practical focus with corporate participation, providing perspectives from different industries
  • Emphasis on the key topics of technology, innovation and sustainability
  • Including soft skills for professional development
  • Accredited by CIPS, an institution aiming at promoting and developing high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management
  • Ranked at the 4th position in the TOP 2019 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking

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

  • PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONAL: responsible for spend analysis, vendor qualification, supplier selection, negotiation, contracting, vendor rating.
  • LOGISTICS PROFESSIONAL: responsible for organising physical flows, material handling in production and distribution, transportation, warehousing, performance measurement.
  • SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL: responsible for demand management and forecasting, planning of supply, production and distribution, analysis and reporting.
  • CONSULTANT (specialising in supply chain and/or procurement management): responsible for analysis and redesign of supply chain and/or procurement processes, the development and implementation of new strategies and information system deployment.

Graduates of previous editions are now working in leading companies such as: Airbus, Ariston Thermo, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Audi AG, Bayer, Barclays, Barilla, Berluti (LVMH), Bosch, Colgate, Costa Crociere, Danone, Deloitte, Ferrero, Heineken, HUGO BOSS, L’Oreal, Luxottica, MFP MICHELIN, Nike, Panasonic, Renault, Seat, Siemens, Sony, Toyota Europe, United Nations, Vodafone, Whirlpool.


The International Master in Supply Chain and Procurement Management is a 12-month Master programme offered by MIP Politecnico di Milano, that seeks to instruct students on managerial topics relevant to  Supply Chain and Procurement Management with special focus on today’s important areas such as Supply Chain Big Data and Analytics, Technology, Innovation and Sustainability.
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. 

Who is eligible for the iMSCPM Programme?

Students with a 3- or 4-year bachelor’s degree of in management, business, engineering or scientific disciplines (minimum 180 ECTS) or higher are eligible to apply. Knowledge of English is a compulsory requirement.

How long is the iMSCPM programme?

The programme is 12 months long.

In what language is the 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 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 on the programme?

The average class size is around twenty-five 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. 

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

  • CV Book
  • Free access to MIP 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

Students will spend 2 terms in Milan followed by summer project work. Additionally, in spring the students will go on a study-tour to the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
The Master’s academic structure features four fundamental blocks: generalist content, specialised content, concentrations and Project Work. The first of these, the generalist content segment, has a dual purpose: it both lays the foundations for the subsequent specialised in-depth studies and also provides participants with a standardised overview so that they can start their journey from the same place, irrespective of their initial knowledge based on their various backgrounds. The generalist content is divided into General Management, Basics of Digital Transformation and Soft Skills.



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 Procurement/Supply Chain business areas
  • Demonstrates well-developed analytical and business skills.
  • Holds a 3-year Bachelor degree in management, business, engineering or scientific studies (minimum 180 ECTS).


  • 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
  • GMAT/GRE scores (optional)
  • Motivation letter in English
  • Digital photo
  • English proficiency certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent)

What is the deadline for applying to the programme?

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 MSCPM 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 €16,500. This amount covers the entire length of the programme, although it does not include living and travel expenses.

Applicants of the 2020 intake of the International Master in Supply Chain and Procurement 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.


Awarded by the Gianluca Spina Association, this scholarship worth EUR 8,250 (gross) is offered to one outstanding 2020/2021 iMSCPM candidate.
The scholarship is named after Gianluca Spina who was the Dean of MIP Graduate School of Business and Full Professor in Business Management and Supply Chain Management at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.
Candidates are chosen by a University-wide selection Committee.
1. Beneficiaries and Requirements
In order to apply for this scholarship, candidates with an outstanding personal, academic and professional background are asked to present the following documentation:
- Application Form
- TOEFL, IELTS, or CPE certificates
- Relevant letters of reference
- Admission to the 2020 iMSCPM Programme
- A 2000 word essay on the topic of Supply Chain and Procurement Management for Global and Sustainable Development
2. Incompatibility and Loss of Scholarship
This scholarship can be combined with other scholarships, awards and/or financial support for specialisation courses offered by other public or private bodies and/or companies, as long as the total amount does not exceed the total amount of the tuition fees. The beneficiary must self-certify that this total sum is not exceeded.
The beneficiary must comply with this condition for the whole duration of the programme.
In order to retain their rights to the scholarship, beneficiaries of a financial grant awarded on the basis of merit will be expected to maintain good academic performance throughout the programme, according to minimum standards set by the School. The right to the scholarship is subject to the participant duly completing their master programme.
3. Submitting the Application and Outcome
Participants must send their application and financial aid request by e-mail to infomasters@mip.polimi.it, with iMSCPM SCHOLARSHIP SPINA 2020/21 written in the subject line, by no later than May 31st, 2020.
Only completed applications delivered within the due date will be submitted to the Committee.
Candidates will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- academic and professional record,
- results of the iMSCPM selection process,
- assessment of their written essay
The successful candidate will be notified formally by the Committee by letter.
The scholarship is awarded at the sole discretion of the Committee, whose decision is final and cannot be appealed against.
Several unsuccessful applicants may be placed on a waiting list and be reconsidered, at the discretion of the Committee, if the candidate who was awarded the scholarship withdraws his or her application.
4. Acceptance of the conditions
By applying to this scholarship and accepting the ensuing award, candidates fully agree to the conditions contained herein.
Under penalty of the immediate withdrawal of their scholarship, the successful candidate must confirm that they are enrolled on the MSCPM programme for 2020/2021, as well as formally accepting all scholarship conditions by informing the Admissions Office within the deadline indicated in the letter confirming that he/she has been awarded the scholarship.


Candidates can apply for merit-based tuition fee reductions covering up to €3,000 by submitting an essay on the following topic: "Digitalization and Ageing Workforce: their orchestration as the next challenge for SCM professionals."

The essay will be evaluated by the programme’s Directors. The essay must be submitted along with the other documents before admission to the programme.
1st place: €3,000
2nd place: €2,000
3rd place: €1,000


MIP offers a contribution of up to €3,000 to candidates from underrepresented countries in the school, based on the overall profile of the candidate and their performance during the selections. Candidates will be required to write an essay of 1 to 2 pages explaining how their participation will add value to the class. The essay must be submitted along with the other documents before admission to the programme.


Every year GS1 identifies talented iMSCPM candidates and sponsors their Master with partial contributions. The recipients of the scholarship will have the chance to meet the companies of GS1 network and may have the possibility to carry out the internship in one of these companies.
Guidelines for application:

  • The candidate has been selected for the International Master in Supply Chain and Procurement Management
  • A good knowledge of the Italian language

For information on iMSCPM tuition fee contributions please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it


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


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.


Candidates whose family members (brothers, sisters, spouses) have graduated from one of the International Specialising Master Degrees of MIP Politecnico di Milano are entitled to a contribution of €1,000.


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See more details about the terms and conditions, and how to apply for a loan on Prodigy Finance’s website.

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What is the cost of the programme?

The programme costs €16,500. This amount covers the entire length of the programme, although it does not include living and travel expenses.

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


Every year GS1 identifies talented iMSCPM candidates and sponsors their Master with a partial contribution. The recipients of the scholarship will have the chance to meet the companies of GS1 network and may have the possibility to carry out the internship in one of these companies.
GS1 Italy
is the non-profit association that brings together 35 thousand Italian consumer goods companies. It aims to facilitate dialogue and collaboration between companies, associations and institutions to create value, efficiency, innovation, in order to give more thrust to businesses and more benefits to consumers.
GS1 Italy
develops and maintains the most widely used global standards for efficient business communication. We are best known for the barcode, named by the BBC as one of “the 50 things that made the world economy”.
GS1 standards improve the efficiency, safety and visibility of supply chains across physical and digital channels in 25 sectors.
Our scale and reach – local Member Organisations in 112 countries, 1.5 million user companies and 6 billion transactions every day – help ensure that GS1 standards create a common language that supports systems and processes across the globe.


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 93,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centres in 2016. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.

Whirlpool Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) – with approximately 24,000 employees, a sales presence in more than 30 countries and manufacturing sites in 8 countries, is an operating segment of Whirlpool Corporation. Whirlpool EMEA has its headquarters in Pero (MI), Italy.

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