The new face of management training in Rome

The new Part-Time Executive MBA originated from the partnership between MIP Politecnico di Milano and John Cabot University.

With a world-class campus in the heart of Rome, the Part-Time Executive MBA is designed for those who want to accelerate their professional growth and become agents of change and transformation, both in established enterprises and in new entrepreneurial entities, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by digital transformation and the possibility of maximising their professional networking by benefiting from the links with the MIP Politecnico and John Cabot University community.

This is a unique Executive MBA, which has been designed for all professionals who wish to seize all the opportunities of an Executive Master in Business Administration with numerous possibilities for customisation through the majors in Digital Lobbying & Public Affairs Management, Data-Driven Business Transformation and Management for the New Space Economy – Creating Value across Science and Technology, together with exceptional partners such as ADL Consulting, Talent Garden Ostiense and a network of excellence at national and international level.

Location: Rome

Language: Italian

Format: Part-Time

Next intake: June 2022

Length: 2 years

Minimum entry requirement: 6+ years

Tuition fee: € 37.000 (individuals)/ € 40.000 (companies) VAT exempted

Executive Masters Admissions Office
Tel :  +39 02 2399 2820
Email : infoemba@mip.polimi.it


Start date: June 2022
• Duration: 2 years
• Format: Part Time ̶ Lessons one weekend per month
• Language: Italian
• A campus in the heart of Rome and a network of excellence at national and international level
• Majors in: Digital lobbying & Public Affairs Management, Data-Driven Business Transformation and Management for the New Space Economy – Creating Value across Science and Technology.
Exceptional Partners such as ADL Consulting and Talent Garden Ostiense
Qualifications awarded: EMBA Diploma and 1st Level University Master’s Degree from the Politecnico di Milano – 75 ECTS
Classroom Profile: Managers and professionals with an average age of 40 years and average professional experience of 14 years, in various market sectors and functions.
Final Business Transformation Project Work and company interventions
•Activities related to networking, soft skills, and career development


The Executive MBA, offered by MIP in collaboration with John Cabot University, provides participants with a holistic view of the organisation and its processes, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Through the Leadership Experiential Path and the Career Development Programme, EMBA students will be able to develop their skills, tools and career strategy and strengthen their professional network, to be ready to face a global, changing and increasingly competitive job market.

For this purpose, in fact, the Outdoor Experience, classroom lectures on Organisational behaviour, Virtual Team Learning and Practising Leadership meetings are organised with the aim of learning and applying innovative leadership concepts thanks to the support of an internationally recognised Faculty and the voices of managers and professionals from leading companies.


Managers and entrepreneurs will have a unique opportunity, through the Executive MBA, to accentuate and maximise their network thanks to the links with the MIP Politecnico di Milano and John Cabot University alumni community and to the possibilities of collaboration with companies.
Through the Master, they will be able to develop an international network in Italy via an Italian programme, finding the tools, partnerships and services they need to meet the professional challenges they will face.


The Part-time Executive MBA has been totally designed to train managers to be agents of innovation within their companies, where the subject of intrapreneurship, understood as being the ability to bring the creative mindset typical of startups into the corporate sphere, is becoming a priority.

2 Pillars have in fact been dedicated to innovation and transformation. In the 4th Pillar, each student will be able to customise their own EMBA route, choosing between 2 Learning Paths with either an Entrepreneurial or a Managerial focus. 


After completing the EMBA’s core courses, each participant can decide how to customise their course by choosing a major on topics such as Digital lobbying & Public Affairs Management, Data-Driven Business Transformation and Management for the New Space Economy  ̶  Creating Value across Science and Technology with exceptional partners such as ADL Consulting and Talent Garden.


On-campus lessons are complemented by multimedia content delivered on the digital learning platform (D-hub), developed by MIP in collaboration with MICROSOFT.

With D-HUB, a platform developed on Microsoft technology, participants can access video recordings, actively participate in sessions with professors, and interact with their peers by working together on projects or assignments.

The platform is full of up-to-date multimedia content that, together with the recordings of the lessons, provide a library which is always available for participants’ in-depth study and which guarantees extreme flexibility while doing the Master, regardless of geographic location and work commitments.


Possibility to stay connected to the School until 2 years after the end of the master, attending a maximum of 2 elective courses on new topics that may emerge.


At the end of the master and within 3 years after the Graduation, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies at MIP, thanks to a voucher of EUR 2,500 (VAT included) to be spent in the Management Academy portfolio, for example by choosing 2 short courses or an OCP course - Online Certification Program. The offer is subject to the availability of the courses’ catalog.

To provide professionals with the development of their decision-making, innovation and leadership skills, our Part-Time Executive MBA has been implemented with two routes aimed at personal and professional training: the Leadership Experiential Path and the Career Development Programme.

Our latest research shows that, on average, within two years after the end of the EMBA, 80% of graduates obtain a significant career progress, which involves a career growth in the current company in 27% of cases, and a change of career or a change of company in 53% of cases.
What kind of change?
> 71% change of role
> 58% change of function
> 24% beginning of an international mobility
> 5% launch of a start-up


For the first year, the Part-Time Executive MBA involves face-to-face lessons on a monthly basis on short weekends (Fridays and Saturdays). The second year, dedicated to personalisation, is divided into majors lasting about 6-8 months (4 modules of 2 days) that guarantee a real specialisation on various topics of interest.

*Students can customise their own course by choosing from among the majors proposed and the elective courses.


The objective of our Executive MBAs is to lay the foundations of knowledge concerning the most important methodologies, techniques and tools for company management and to encourage the development of participants’ personal learning, innovation and leadership skills.
The programme is divided into 5 distinct teaching areasCore Courses in General Management, the Leadership Experiential Path, Career Development Programme, Majors and International Experience and the Business Transformation Project.

Learning is guaranteed through a combination of multiple tools: digital learning, face-to-face lessons, opportunities to exchange views with Faculty members and your peers, plus individual and group assignments.


PILLAR I - Analysing the Company and the Context
  •  Setting the stage
  • Business & Industrial Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Organization Design
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategy
PILLAR II - Managing Business Activities and Processes
  • People Management
  • Marketing Management
  • SCM & Purchasing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Valuation
PILLAR III - Planning Innovation and Transformation
  • Omni-Channel Marketing
  • International Economics
  • Innovation Leadership
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Business Planning
PILLAR IV - Realising Innovation and Transformation


  • Design thinking
  • Corporate entrepreneurship


  • Lean startup
  • Entrepreneurial finance

The second year of the Executive MBA dedicated to the personalisation of the program is divided into real majors with an indicative duration of 6-8 months (four 2-day modules), which guarantee a real in-depth study of topics of interest, in collaboration with exceptional partners such as ADL Consulting and Talent Garden.
Here are some examples of majors:


Students can decide to further personalise their EMBA by choosing some Elective courses, available both in Italian and English. The portfolio of electives incorporates the most innovative trends and the most leading-edge management issues.

Executive MBA elective courses are taught at the weekend: from Friday (10 am – 9 pm) to Saturday (9 am – 7 pm). To complete your Master, you must attend at least four elective courses of your choice. Here are some examples below:

  • Risk Management & Operational Resilience
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Operations Improvement
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Design Gym
  • Intellectual property Management
  • Circular Economy
  • Self Empowerment
  • Organizational Behaviour (advanced)
  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Industry 4.0

EMBA students can decide to further customize their learning path and obtain an Executive MBA with a specialization, such as Digital Tranformation, Innovation & Transformation, Sustainability & Risk Management, Leadership & Organizational Behaviour, Global Operations & International Business, Advanced Marketing Management.

For students who so wish, it will be possible to follow the optional additional Elective courses via streaming.

Elective Courses may vary as they accomodate the latest trends on business.


Alternatively or in addition to an Elective course, EMBA students may apply to the “Doing Business in” programme, the International Week or Exchanges.

The course takes place at a Business School partner with the aim of getting an in-depth view of the socio-economic characteristics of the host country. During the week, lectures with the partner university’s Faculty members are alternated with educational visits to local and multinational companies, with the aim of studying success stories and understanding the problems of multicultural management.

Doing Business in China, Mexico or Silicon Valley

Also available is an opportunity to attend the “Doing Business in” programme in Silicon Valley, with the aim of developing a greater sensitivity towards the themes of innovation and entrepreneurship through a series of lectures and meetings with managers and professionals working in some of the most innovative companies in the world.

International Exchanges

There is also the opportunity to enrich your education by applying for one or more three-day Elective courses at European Business Schools in order to tackle internationalisation from all angles and meet executives who have faced the internationalisation process and will discuss related critical issues and opportunities.

Among our Business School partners are:

All company roles and functions need an ever more extensive range of transferable soft skills, which provide a real feature of differentiation when increasing one’s powers of leadership and for facing the future with the correct level of adaptability.

The Leadership Experiential Path is a personal soft skills development programme, which aims to build the foundations for organisational behaviour and personal development within an organisation.

The goal of the Leadership Experiential Path is to work on the personal development of the key capabilities needed by leaders to carry out their role. The programme includes courses on Organisational behaviour, Outdoor Experience, Virtual Team Learning and Practising Leadership meetings, with the goal of learning and applying innovative leadership concepts thanks to the support of an internationally recognised Faculty and the voices of managers and recognised professionals from the business world.

The EMBA path concludes with the possibility of carrying out a real business innovation or entrepreneurial development project, in which the concepts learned in the Master can be applied to a concrete business case. The Business Transformation Project represents an excellent opportunity to carry out consulting projects in your company or to develop a new business idea, with the supervision and guidance of a tutor from the MIP Politecnico di Milano Faculty.


The Career Development Programme has been designed to develop students’ skills in relation to the effective management of their career path and to provide continuous updates on the latest tools and trends in the job market, enabling them to become a career leader.

During the Master, a series of Careers Workshops will be held, with industry experts explaining how to design and carefully plan a career strategy, covering a range of topics from personal branding to salary negotiation.

In addition, experts will be on hand for our students; Careers Advisors, assisted by professional headhunters, will provide support in personalised one-2-one Careers Advisory meetings to develop a strategic action plan to achieve each student’s professional goals and, if necessary, to assist with the selection and interview processes.

In order to facilitate the achievement of professional goals or to meet any requalification needs in the current situation, we have extended the Career Development services up to one year after the end of the master, increasing the opportunities of meetings, both one-2 many (such as workshops, workshops and networking events) and one-2-one.

During the two years, 5 Careers Workshops can be chosen from the 12 listed in the catalogue.

The two workshops “Career set: how to define professional goals” and “Professional networking” are compulsory, since they are aimed at setting the managerial paradigms of each student’s career path.

Among the topics addressed in the Careers Workshops are:

  •  Focus on the job market
  • Job search strategy
  • Make it real: how to check your career action plan
  • Salary negotiation
  • Career elevator pitch
  • Enhancing career change

With the support of a team of expert consultants, MIP’s Career Development Center will offer a series of Careers Advisory services to EMBA students:

  • CV assessment
  • Career Check: following a self-assessment, a meeting is suggested for the elaboration of an Action Plan to define the student’s career development strategies
  • Meetings to support specific career goals
  • Mock interviews
  • Interviews and orientation events with headhunters to receive feedback, the sharing of best practices and learn how to build a professional network.

Uniquely in the world, both during and after the EMBA, participants will have at their disposal a tool for the preassessment of their hard, soft and digital skills. This is FLEXA: the revolutionary digital mentor developed by MIP with Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence tools.

The Career Development Center collaborates with many international leading companies in the reference market to provide our students with services and activities for a continuous update on the latest trends in the job market and the business world.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in networking events including roundtables and career events, relying on MIP Politecnico di Milano and John Cabot University’s networks.

Furthermore, through FLEXA, our students will be able to get in touch with companies and other professionals in the network.


The EMBA offers immediate benefits for the companies in which the students work:


Students are trained to be innovation agents within their companies. The goal is to bring the creative mindset typical of startups to the corporate world as well. In fact, the programmes are designed to drive the growth of managers and leaders who are engines of innovation and transformation, capable of addressing the challenges required by the market.


Professional activity becomes an opportunity to put into practice immediately what has been learned in the classroom. In this way, the company can derive concrete benefits from the advancement of its employee, who becomes a promoter of change and innovation.
Furthermore, the company has the possibility of intervening in the definition of the final project work on which the student will work in the last few months of their EMBA. The project involves the collaboration and supervision of a member of the MIP Politecnico di Milano Faculty. In this way, the company can benefit from the project’s output, which has a highly practical and consultative nature.


The sponsoring company can make a contribution in relation to the major that the student can undertake, so as to direct the training of its resources towards issues whose development is of great value and represents an operational benefit. In this way, the employee will be able to target their training in accordance with the needs dictated by their position and their path of professional growth.


This path, which has been further renewed, aims to work on EMBA students’ transversal soft skills, improving their managerial effectiveness and developing the key capabilities that leaders need to successfully undertake their role within the organisation.


Exposure to a technological ecosystem such as that of the Politecnico di Milano  ̶  which ranges from Industry 4.0 to the Internet of Things and autonomous driving in vehicles  ̶  can become an added value for managers and entrepreneurs, also in terms of open innovation. This enables the company to achieve a considerable saving on the costs it would normally incur on acquiring managerial skills externally.

  • Being recognised by a public body  ̶  in this specific case, by the Politecnico di Milano  ̶  the course issues credits. The recognised Masters are, therefore, VAT exempt pursuant to Art. 10 DPR 633/1972. No VAT is therefore applied on the related invoices.
  • A specific schedule of rates is applied, by means of which the cost is distributed based on the duration of the Master; we are, however, happy to take corporate needs into account in this regard.
  • Businesses which participate in Interprofessional Funds, such as Fondimpresa and Fondirigenti, can benefit from opportunities for sponsoring their employees to take an Executive MBA, taking advantage of the funds which have accrued in their Learning Account or by using open tenders. Here, MIP works with all joint multi-sector funds by placing a team of experts at the disposal of companies to draw attention to the various funding opportunities.
  • Companies will be able to obtain special terms in the case of multiple enrolments of their employees on the EMBA course.
  • Companies wishing to sponsor their employees will be offered an extremely flexible and customized payment plan.


Application status: OPEN

Next intake: JUNE 2022

Participation in the Executive MBA is subject to a careful selection process. One of the strengths of this Master is the variety of backgrounds of the participants; considerable weight is therefore given to candidates’ professional employment history.

Admission to the Master may take place only after getting through a rigorous selection process, which closely evaluates the documentation sent, the student’s professional profile, the written test and the motivational interview.


To apply for this Master you will need to:

  • Fill in the online form on the Apply For Masters platform
  • Upload your Curriculum Vitae*
  • Pay the registration fee (€150). It is possible to pay this amount online using the online application form, with Flywire** or by bank transfer.

* You can save any remaining documents at a later date, preferably before selection.
**Flywire is a secure international payment service that simplifies payments from your home country or other countries around the world. Payment options include bank transfers, credit cards, e-wallets and more, typically in the local currency.


You will be invited for a 1-hour motivational interview and the MIP Test (a one-hour discussion of a business case).


You will need to save the following documents to the platform to complete your application pack:

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Degree certificate or self-certification (non-graduate applications are evaluated upon request by the EMBA directorate)
  • Certification of the exams taken during the degree
  • Letter of presentation/motivational letter*
  • Photocopy of identity document
  • Passport photo
  • If a company intends to provide financial support, application by the sponsoring company**
  • Any requests for scholarships, grants or funding

* You can choose the format that suits you best. The purpose of this letter of introduction is to explain your reasons for undertaking an EMBA to the Commission and to demonstrate that you are the right candidate. You can choose to submit a traditional paper or a PPT presentation (neither of these has a minimum or maximum length).

**To obtain the form, write to infoemba@mip.polimi.it.


You will receive a response from the admissions office within two weeks of completing your selection.


Upon receipt of the email and the admission contract, we will ask you to confirm your participation in the Master by paying the first instalment and signing the contract, with the amount due to be paid within 15 days of the date of receipt of the admission offer (you may request a short extension if you are applying for a loan, an external scholarship or for any other valid reason).


The cost of the Master is €37,000 for individual enrolments and €40,000 for participations supported by companies, or for self-employed professionals.

These costs are exempt of VAT.

It is only possible to enrol in the first year of the course. The cost for each year of the Master is €18,500 for individual enrolments and €20,000 for participations supported by companies, or for self-employed professionals.

It is possible to purchase a single major at a cost of € 7,000. Students can later integrate this major into a complete EMBA course. The cost of a second major during the EMBA program is € 4,000. If the latter is the case, students will receive a MIP certificate at the completion of the major.

EMBA candidates resident in Italy can also access subsidised loans to assist with the program fee and other expenses.
MIP works with credit institutions such as Banca Sella, Banca Intesa San Paolo, UniCredit and BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas.

In particular, click here for more information on the conditions offered by BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas.

For further information on financing opportunities, please write to infoemba@mip.polimi.it.


Applicants who submit their application by February 28th, 2022 will be awarded a EUR 1,500 Early-Bird Contribution in case they pass the selection process and are admitted to the program.


Contributions on the tuition fee are available for Alumni of various programs at MIP or John Cabot University (JCU):

- Alumni who completed a Master program at MIP or JCU (graduate) are entitled to a discount of 25%;
- Alumni who completed an Executive Path at MIP  are entitled to a discount of 10%.

It is expressly understood that all interested candidates who enrol in the complete Master, or both the 2 (two) years of attendance of the Master, can compete for this contribution, while those who wish to enrol only in the first year of attendance of the Master will not be eligible to apply for this contribution.

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 further information, please write to infoemba@mip.polimi.it


Politecnico di Milano Alumni and candidates who have obtained a Bachelor's Degree (undergraduate) at John Cabot University will be eligible for a reduction of 2,000 euros on the tuition fee for the master.

It is expressly understood that all interested candidates who enrol in the complete Master, or both the 2 (two) years of attendance of the Master, can compete for this contribution, while those who wish to enrol only in the first year of attendance of the Master will not be eligible to apply for this contribution.

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 further information, please write to infoemba@mip.polimi.it


MIP Politecnico di Milano offers the most deserving women candidates study grants of up to a maximum of 7,000 euros in order to promote management and entrepreneurship for women.

Find out more.

For further information, please write to infoemba@mip.polimi.it


MIP Politecnico di Milano is offering 2 study grants of the amount of 2,000 euros to deserving candidates who have launched a startup in the past, entrepreneurs, or professionals who aspire to become one, in order to support them in their studies.

Find out more.

For further information, please write to infoemba@mip.polimi.it


MIP Politecnico di Milano is offering 2 study grants of the amount of 2,000 euros in order to support in the study of deserving candidates who deal with sustainability in their company or who work for a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).

Find out more.

For further information, please write to infoemba@mip.polimi.it


MIP Politecnico di Milano and John Cabot University offer 2 study grants of the amount of 2,000 euros in order to support in the study of deserving candidates passionate about the theme of digitalization.

Find out more

For more information write to infoemba@mip.polimi.it




ADL Consulting is a strategic consulting, public affairs and institutional communication company specialising in lobbying, advocacy and change management. It has been supporting data-driven decision-making since 2012, and promotes Digital Lobbying methodology in the industry. ADL offers regulatory and institutional consultancy services aimed at understanding all the risks and opportunities associated with the decisions of policy-makers through analysis of the EU, national and regional legislative framework for the client’s specific business sector. The company works in the design and management of digital platforms, essential for organising and sharing information within large organisations in a clear and systematic way, as well as for the analysis of relationships developed over time, to manage multiple information sources and to build a structured relational capital. In addition, it assists clients in defining integrated offline and online institutional communication strategies in order to enhance their image and consolidate their positioning in relation to stakeholders and decision-makers.


Talent Garden is Europe’s leading platform for networking and training in the field of digital innovation. Founded in 2011 in Brescia, it aims to encourage the growth of entrepreneurs, professionals and companies of all sizes, from small and medium-sized businesses to large corporations, through the sharing of spaces, the implementation of training activities and networking programmes. This model has rapidly expanded into Europe and has now led the company to be present on 18 European campuses and in 8 countries, becoming the European leader in its sector.



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