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iMSCPM – International Master in Digital Supply Chain Management – Operations, Procurement and Logistics

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THE MASTER FOR SUPPLY CHAIN AND PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONALS

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.

*Starting from 2021, it will be possible to choose whether to join classes, including the kick-off, online or in person.

Language: English

Type: Full Time

Intake: September

Length: 12 months

Location: Milan*

Tuition fee: € 18.500

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

KEY FACTS

In partnership with
ENI, GS1 and Whirlpool

 

Practical focus with corporate participation,  providing perspectives from different industries

 

#3 – #7

Ranked 3rd and 7th in the QS Masters Rankings 2021 and Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking respectively (Global)

37.4 bln

U.S. $ is the expected value by 2027 for the global supply chain management market (Statista)

WHY CHOOSE US

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
  • Ranked at the 3rd position in the TOP 2021 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking (Global)
  • Ranked at the 7th position in the QS Supply Chain Management Masters Rankings 2021 (Global)

Organisations expect to see a shift in supply chains driven by the need for knowledge workers in core fields: analytics, procurement, provision of services. The need for these skills is driving employment opportunities.
(Supply Chain Digital)
 

86%

of students employed within 3 months after graduation (in the last three editions).
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55%

of students work aborad within 3 months after graduation. In detail: Italy 45%, Europe 34%, other Countries 21% (last three editions)

€50.000

is the average salary at 6 months after graduation.
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  The need for people who forecast future demand for products so a supply chain is ready to deliver them has spiralled as companies have ramped up deliveries in the pandemic. (Financial Times)
Leading procurement functions will become part of an organisation’s value stream and will be more influential in contributing to the overall business strategy and competitive advantage. (EY)

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

Some of our TOP EMPLOYERS

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.

PROGRAMME

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 2021 if they have completed their bachelor/master degree not earlier than 2018. Candidates who have completed their bachelor degree/master degree before 2018 can consider our International MBA programs. 

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.


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

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. 

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.

ADMISSIONS

STATUS OF APPLICATIONS: APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 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 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 2021 if they have completed their bachelor/master degree not earlier than 2018. Candidates who have completed their bachelor degree/master degree before 2018 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).

STEP 1: ONLINE APPLICATION

  • 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)

STEP 2: SCREENING OF CANDIDATURE

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

STEP 3: SUBMISSION OF FURTHER DOCUMENTS

  • 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)

STEP 4: COMMUNICATION OF THE FINAL ADMISSION DECISION

Once your application package is complete, it will be forwarded to the admissions committee for final processing and you will receive the final admission and scholarship (if any) decision by email.

STEP 5: 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 program (a short extension of this deadline can be requested in case you are applying for an education loan, external scholarship etc. or any other viable reason).

HOW TO PAY

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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.

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.

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

Applicants of the 2021 intake of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for the 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.

You can find below information about Gianluca Spina Memorial Scholarship and Sponsorship GS1 Italy, dedicated to iMSCPM candidates only.

GIANLUCA SPINA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Named after Gianluca Spina, who was the Dean of the MIP Graduate School of Business, this scholarship worth 50% (gross) is offered to one outstanding 2021/22 iMSCPM candidate.
Discover more.

SPONSORSHIP GS1 ITALY

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 Digital Supply Chain Management, Operations, Procurement and Logistics
  • A good knowledge of the Italian language

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.

PARTNERS

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 world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.

Whirlpool Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) with headquarters in Pero (Milan) and approximately 19,700 employees, has its operations in 13 manufacturing and technology research centers in 6 countries. The region markets KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Hotpoint, Bauknecht and Indesit brands and the most advanced home appliances in kitchen and laundry with a sales presence in 35 markets.

 

Eni is an integrated energy company with around 31,000 people in 66 countries throughout the world. Our activities range from the development of new energy solutions to the more traditional exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and the refining and marketing of oil products and biofuels. Our work also ranges from the generation and marketing of electricity, to the production of renewable energy, as well as the development of chemicals and bio-based products and environmental initiatives.
Eni aims to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, supporting a just energy transition which responds to the challenge of climate change with tangible and economically sustainable solutions. We will do this by promoting efficient and sustainable access to energy resources, for all.
With the goal of becoming a leader in the production and marketing of decarbonised products, Eni will provide green products from renewable sources, blue products from decarbonised gas, and bio-products from our bio-refineries or other processing cycles that convert organic waste and biomass.
In 2021, Eni launched a new strategy that, by leveraging the merger of our renewables and retail businesses, and the combination of bio-refining and marketing, will lead us to deliver a variety of fully decarbonised products by 2050, combining environmental and financial sustainability.
Eni’s future depends on our people’s ability to make their own effective and innovative contribution. That’s why we look for enterprising people who want to make a positive impact in the world of energy and join us in our mission.
We recognise the value of our people’s skills and the importance of their contribution to the development of the new Eni. Together we have greater energy.

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