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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 the 2022 intake – only in case of visa delays, travel barriers or other specific issues – it will be possible to join classes online only until December 31st.

 

Partner companies:

        

  

Language: English

Type: Full Time

Intake: Fall 2022

Length: 12 months

Location: Milan*

Tuition fee: € 18.500
€ 9.500 for PoliMi MSc Alumni
For further info click here

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)

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 programme also includes the following practical activities: lessons, seminars held by international lecturers, workshops on soft skills empowerment, company presentations, project work in collaboration with companies, company visits, international study tour in Rotterdam
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 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.



CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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

 

ANNUAL CAREER EVENTS & CORPORATE NETWORK

  • 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 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 2022 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 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 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 AND DOCUMENTS SUBMISSION

  • 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, TOEIC or equivalent (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 take place online.

STEP 3: COMMUNICATION OF THE FINAL ADMISSION DECISION

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

STEP 4: CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION

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).

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.

GET FIRST-HAND INFORMATION ABOUT THE MASTER

Contact our Alumni, they’ll be glad to share their #MIPexperience!

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.
The tuition fee is €9500 for alumni who completed a Master of Science programme at Politecnico di Milano in or after 2019.
MIP has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide: for more info, click here.

Candidates can take advantage of an early-bird discount of €1000 by submitting their applications before 25th February 2022.

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

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.

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

GIANLUCA SPINA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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 iMSCPM candidate.

Discover more.

SPONSORSHIP GS1 ITALY

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.

CAREER

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 abroad 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.

GALLERY

ISO strives to provide a tailor-made service to each international candidate and enrolled student by assisting with enrolment and non-academic matters.

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