MSCPM – 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: € 16.000

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

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 and targets junior profiles with little or no work experience.

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.

Who is eligible for the MSCPM 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 MSCPM 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 programme is ideally suited to recent University graduates and those in the initial stages of their career.



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.

The master targets junior profiles with little (< 3 years) or no work experience.

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 and a copy of Passport or ID
  • Pay the Application Fee(EUR 100)


You will be contacted for the Motivational Interview in English, which will be done via Skype


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • University Transcripts
  • 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?

The final application date for Non-EU students is 31st May, whilst EU students have until the 30th of June to apply for the course starting in 2019. However, 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 €16.000. This amount covers the entire length of the programme, although it does not include living and travel expenses.

MIP Politecnico di Milano offers an Early-Bird discount of €1.000 to the candidates who activate the application before January 31st, 2019.

For exceptional applicants to the MSCPM programme, MIP offers a number of tuition fee contributions based on different parameters, such as merit.

Candidates should indicate in the application form if they would like to apply for financial aid at the time of application before having received an admission offer. Final deadline to apply for scholarships is May 31st 2019. Scholarships are limited and given out on a rolling basis, therefore candidates are encouraged to apply early.


Awarded by MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business, this partial scholarship is offered to one outstanding 2019 MSCPM 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.

Applications must be submitted no later than April 30th 2019.

For more information, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it


A Tuition Fee Contribution is granted to three MSCPM students. Applicants who wish to apply must write an essay of 1,500 words (+/- 10%) on the following topic:

How are digital technologies impacting Supply Chain and Procurement Management?

3 tuition fee contributions are open to deserving candidates:

1st place:  €3,000
2nd place: €2,000
3rd place:  €1,000

The reductions will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.
For further information, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it 


GMAT Score between 590 and 650 or GRE equivalent - €1.500

GMAT Score above 650 or GRE equivalent - €3.000

For more information, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it


GS1 Italy offers a Sponsorship to deserving applicants with a partial tuition fee contribution for the MSCPM Master.
The selected Candidates will also have the opportunity to do an internship in one of the GS1 company networks.
Guidelines for application:

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

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


Merit-based tuition fee contributions of 10% are available for alumni from various Master programmes of MIP and other Politecnico di Milano departments.
For information on how to apply for the alumni contributions, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it


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 the performance during the selections.


MIP is offering contributions of €1.000 to international candidates already living, working or studying in Italy, at the time of the application.


Thanks to MIP's programmes being recognized as University Master Degrees, our Italian students have access to sponsorships made available by Italian Regions and Provinces.

- Candidates from Puglia Region can follow this link


As a social business, Deutsche Bildung has been supporting German students since 2007. Monthly as well as single and returning payments guarantee the completely flexible financing of almost all programmes and subjects in Germany and abroad. Additionally, the extra-curricular-programme, 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. Online application is possible throughout the year at www.deutsche-bildung.de.

What is the cost of the programme?

The programme costs €16,000. 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.

We turn the future in a part of you.

We offer highly personalized services with the objective of developing the necessary skills, tools and strategy and expanding the professional network, to succeed in nowadays complex and competitive global job market.


Every year GS1 identifies talented MSCPM candidates and sponsors their Master with a partial waiver and an internship in one of the companies of its large network. GS1 Italy, the Italian association that includes 35 thousand FMCG manufacturers and retailers, focuses its work on disseminating the standards adopted on a global level, developing new ideas and projects by calling the attention of the public opinion to key issues in order to stimulate beneficial dialogue between companies. Indicod-Ecr has been working with FMCG companies since 1978 and offers systems of common standards and services that create value and enhance efficiency, to help the modernisation of companies’ networks of every size and in every industry. All this brings clear advantages for the consumer.


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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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