Become a leader of change and innovation

In a constantly changing world, in order for a company to succeed, the ability to manage innovation is fundamental.
The Evening EMBA at MIP Politecnico di Milano, which has reached its  41st edition, aims to develop skills geared towards management and business innovation, providing the knowledge bases of general management and promoting  the development of the participants’ decision-making capacity, innovation and leadership over the 17 months of the Master programme.

At the end of the Executive MBA a dual degree is attained: The Executive Master of Business Administration Diploma (Executive MBA), issued by the Business School, and the University Master’s Degree, issued by the Politecnico di Milano.

*Due to the COVID-19 emergency, students will have the option of attending the first month of the program in presence or through remote learning. Moreover, students will have the option of attending the lessons on Monday and Tuesday evening in presence or via streaming without limits.

Location: Milan

Language: Italian

Format: Evening

Kickoff: November 2020*

Length: 2 years

Experience Required: 6+ years

Tuition fee: € 32.000 (individuals)/ 37.000 (corporate)

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


Empower your career

MIP’s Executive MBA provides participants with a holistic view of the organisation and its processes with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and is oriented towards reinforcing also the soft skills and developing a network of relationships so as to accelerate the professional growth of managers and entrepreneurs.

In the new edition of the course, the Leadership Development Path has been redesigned, with Leadership - a Point of View activities and a choice of new Elective courses as well as the Career Development Programme, with the introduction of a series of workshops on tools for career development, from personal branding to business presentation skills.

Moreover, during and after the Master, participants will have at their disposal a tool for ongoing professional development, the revolutionary digital mentor developed by MIP with Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence tools: FLEXA.

Enhance your network

MIP is part of the Politecnico di Milano and this is a unique opportunity to build your own personal network of relationships within the University's ecosystem to support your managerial or entrepreneurial career by finding the tools, partnerships and services you need in order to face the professional challenges you will encounter.

Proximity to companies is one of MIP's special features and a characteristic of all EMBA's activities.

Focus on entrepreneurship & innovation

The Executive MBA Evening has been totally redesigned to train managers to be agents of innovation within their companies, where the topic of entrepreneurship, understood as being the ability to bring the creative mindset typical of start-ups into the corporate sphere, is becoming a priority.

Two pillars have in fact been dedicated to innovation and transformation, with the introduction of new courses in Design Thinking, Omni-Channel Marketing and Lean Startup. 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.

EMBA students will be awarded a new Diploma specialising in Digital Transformation if they choose 4 Electives courses in this area or if they participate to an optional Week in Silicon Valley.

Smart learning: work & study

All the Executive MBA formats have been enhanced by our new digital learning platformD-HUB. Thanks to D-HUB, developed with Microsoft technology, participants can access pre-recorded video, actively participate in video sessions with the professor, interact with their peers and work with them on projects and assignments and access additional multimedia contents.

Up to-date multimedia content together with the recording of the lessons, provides a library which is always available for participants’ in-depth study and which guarantees extreme flexibility when taking the Master, regardless of geographical location and work commitments.

To provide professionals with the development of their decision-making capacities, innovation and leadership skills, our EMBA 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 of the conclusion of the EMBA, 80% of  our graduates succeed in taking on roles with greater managerial responsibility: of these, 40% hold executive  positions.

Two years after the end of the Master, 15% of participants have taken on a position in top management and 20% have roles with international responsibility.


The kick off of the master is on November, 13th 2020. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, students will have the option of attending the first month of the program in presence or through remote learning. Listen to the message of our Dean.

The Executive MBA evening format is primarily aimed at those who work in the Lombardy area. It offers weekly lessons in the evening (Mondays and Tuesdays from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm) and one full-time Saturday a month (from 9 am to 6 pm), incorporating Smart Learning, which provides multimedia content and ensures continuous interaction between lecturers, professionals and Executive Managers.

  • No overlap with work
  • Possibility of attending the lessons on Monday and Tuesday evening via streaming without limits
  • Networking & Company Visits
  • Career Development Programme
  • Leadership Experiential Path

The programme is divided into 5 distinct teaching areas: Core courses in General Management during the first year, Electives and International Experience during the second year together with the Leadership Experiential Path,the Career Development Programme, and the Business Transformation Project.

This is a new structure, designed to provide participants with a holistic view of the organisation and its processes with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

For an overview of the structure please visit the Italian page.

The Executive MBA Evening offers weekly lessons in the evening (Mondays and Tuesdays from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm) and one full-time Saturday a month (from 9 am to 6 pm), integrated by Smart learning.

In addition, to ensure an Executive MBA that is consistent with the need for flexibility inherent in the lives of all managers and entrepreneurs, it is possible to follow up to 30% of the lessons via streaming, thus avoiding an unexpected business trip preventing your participation in monthly lectures. In addition, for those who also miss the streaming, all lessons are recorded and the recordings made available.

For an overview of the structure please visit the Italian page.


The objective of the Executive MBA programme 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 areas. Core courses in General Management, the Leadership Development Path, the Career Development Programme, Electives 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.
This is a new structure, designed to provide participants with a holistic view of the organisation and its processes with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, divided into 4 Pillars and preceded by the PRE-PROGRAMME for strengthening and aligning participants’ basic skills.

Core Courses

The general management core courses have the objective of taking a broader look, with professors and business managers, at the fundamental disciplines of management and of providing participants with a holistic view of the organisation and its processes.

This clear new structure, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, is divided into 4 Pillars and preceded by the PRE-PROGRAMME for strengthening and aligning students’ basic skills.

Business statistics and business ethics courses will be available before the start of the programme, to reinforce skills and your knowledge of the fundamental aspects of our school.

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

At the end of the core courses in general management, you can choose your specialisations from various Elective courses, available both in Italian and English. The portfolio of electives has been radically revised, in order to incorporate 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 specialisation in Digital Transformation by choosing four elective courses among the following: Big Data & Analytics, Digital Strategy & Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4.0, Digital retail & blockchain, Fintech, Digital Platform & Digital ecosystem business models, IoT and connectivity.

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.

International Experience

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

Doing Business in China, Mexico or Silicon Valley

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.

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

  • Audencia (Nantes, France)
  • EADA (Barcelona, ​​Spain)
  • MCI Management Center (Innsbruck, Austria)

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.

To respond to this need, the Leadership Experiential Path has been built up and radically redesigned to create a personal soft skills development programme which will strengthen students’ decision-making capacities and leadership skills, working on personal training for the entire duration of the Master programme.

The goal of the Leadership Experiential Path is to develop the key capabilities that leaders need to undertake their role successfully. This is a programme that provides courses in Organisational BehaviourOutdoor TrainingVirtual Team Learning, and Practising Leadership opportunities, with the goal of learning and applying innovative  leadership concepts thanks to the involvement of our Faculty and top managers.

At the end of the EMBA comes the Business Transformation Project, an innovation or entrepreneurial project supervised and led by a tutor from the MIP Politecnico di Milano Faculty and the services and network of the POLIHUB, the Innovation District & Startup Accelerator of the Politecnico di Milano, ranked as one of the top 3 incubators in the world.
The EMBA Project work is an excellent opportunity to realise consultancy projects in your company or to develop a new business idea with the support of the MIP Faculty .
Each year, EMBA students establish over 30 startups with the Business Transformation Project.


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

During the new edition of the Evening EMBA, a series of Careers Workshops will be held, with experts from the sector explaining how to design and carefully plan a career strategy, covering 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 relating to your professional goals and, if necessary, they will also assist you in the process of selection and interview.

During the two years of the Master you can attend 5 Careers Workshops, choosing 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 themes addressed in the Career 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

MIP’s Career Development Center staff, with the support of a team of expert consultants, 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 in support of specific career objectives
  • Mock interviews
  • Interviews with headhunters and guidance with feedback, the sharing of best practices and learning how to build a professional network.

Unique in the world, 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 the revolutionary digital mentor developed by MIP with Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence tools: FLEXA.

The Career Development Office collaborates with many leading companies in the international markets concerned and MIP promotes partnerships to provide its students with services and activities for a continuous updating on the latest trends in the labour market and the business world.

Students will also have the opportunity to partake in networking events such as roundtables and career events.

Moreover, thanks to FLEXA participants will have the chance to get in touch with network companies and other professionals.


The EMBA offers an immediate benefit to the companies in which the students work:


Students are trained to be agents of innovation within their businesses. The goal is to bring the creative mindset typical of startups into the corporate world as well.
Therefore, programs are designed to accelerate the professional growth of managers and leaders who are able to respond to and tackle the challenges required by the market.

Return on investment

Being a professional in the workplace, students have the opportunity to put into practice immediately what they have learned during lectures. In this way, the company can derive concrete benefits from the advancement of its employee, as he or she 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 provides for the collaboration and supervision of a MIP Faculty member, a Politecnico di Milano professor or an outside consultant. In this way, the company can benefit from the output of the project, which is in essence strongly practical and consultancy-based; it also activates the know-how of the various Politecnico di Milano departments.

Customised training

The company can give its contribution on the specialization and the Elective Courses that the student may wish to attend. In this way, it can focus the training of his employees on issues of which development is of great value and represents a concrete benefit.

Moreover, the company can direct the training of each employee in accordance with the needs dictated by the participant’s position and his professional growth path.

Leadership Experiential Path

Completely redesigned, the Leadership Experiential Path is aimed at working on soft skills to improve management effectiveness and developing the key capabilities leaders need to successfully undertake their role within the organization.

Access to the Ecosystem of Politecnico

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 self-driving vehicles, can provide added value for managers and entrepreneurs, also in terms of open innovation.
This enables the company to achieve considerable cost savings against that which it would normally spend on acquiring managerial skills externally.

Financial opportunities
  • The course is recognized by a public body - in this specific case by the Politecnico di Milano. Therefore, the fee of the master is VAT exempted pursuant to art. 10 DPR 633/1972.
  • 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 into account the needs of the company 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 offered further reductions on multiple enrolments.


Application status: OPEN  Next intake: November 2020

The selection process for the Executive MBA Master programmes is always open: in order to apply, simply complete and send in the online admissions application, including the requested documentation.

Participants on the Evening EMBA course are a diverse group in terms of studies, work experience, sector of origin and corporate role: this allow the professionals to experience a stimulating environment and to establish interesting new work-related and social relationships.

Participation in the Executive MBA at MIP Politecnico di Milano is subject to a careful selection process. One of the strengths of this Master programme is the variety of backgrounds of the participants and therefore, considerable weight is given to the candidates’ professional employment history. We recommend that you have a good knowledge of the English language (some lessons are in English, as is part of the educational material, and seminars are also held by foreign managers and professionals).

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. The outcome of the selection process, which is based on the allocation of a score for each of these elements, may be positive or negative.

  1. Application for admission is made online via www.applyformasters.net by selecting the Executive MBA Master programme in either the Evening, Part-time or Flex format.
  2. Individual motivational interview
  3. Written test
  4. Written communication of the results of the selection process
  5. Confirmation of the candidate’s participation

English knowledge, although not mandatory, is highly recommended as some Elective courses, didactic materials and managerial testimonials may be in English.

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Copy of identity document
  • If the company intends to provide financial support, application by the sponsoring company
  • Motivational statement
  • Degree certificate or self-certification (non-graduate applications are evaluated on request by the EMBA directorate)
  •  University Transcripts
  • Passport photo
  • Copy of proof of payment of the €150 application fee (this amount can be paid online using the online application form or via bank transfer).


The cost of the Master is €32,000 for individual entries and €37,000 for companies or self-employed professionals. These costs are exempt of VAT.
Payment can be made in six instalments.
Candidates can choose to enroll in the first year of the course only. The cost for each year of the Master is €16,000 for individual entries and €18,500 for investments incurred by companies or self-employed professionals.

MIP, in association with Banca Sella and Intesa Sanpaolo has entered into an agreement to disburse financing with advantageous conditions to Italian graduate students and also those not in possession of a degree.


MIP is offering different amounts up to € 6,000 within the MIP4Women programme to female participants in the EMBA course with the aim to develop and nurture a culture of women in management.

To be eligible for this competition, female candidates must meet the admission requirements and submit a short piece (of no more than 500 words) at the application stage on the following topic:

“Women have always had to fight twice. They have always had to carry two burdens, the private and the social. Women are the spine of society.”

Rita Levi Montalcini, Nobel Prize

Describe the biggest challenge you have faced in your professional or private life as a woman.

For information on how to apply for this contribution, please write to infoemba@mip.polimi.it.


Merit-based scholarships worth 10% of the tuition fee are available for Alumni from various Master programs at MIP.
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 information on how to apply for the Alumni scholarships, please write to infoemba@mip.polimi.it.


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