IMM – Global Executive MBA



MIP is glad to partner with Purdue University to complete its offer of Executive MBAs through the IMM (International Master in Management) Global EMBA, designed for highly talented executive professionals willing to further develop their managerial skills and acquire a global outlook.
IMM Global EMBA prepares managers to operate globally and, eventually, give back to the entire community. This program will provide students with all the essential management skills they need to become the “manager of the future” and thus be able to pave the way for what comes ahead in the world of business and beyond.

Location: Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Lithuania, China, US

Language: English

Format: Face-to-face + distance learning

Course start: March 2020

Length: 19 months

Required degree: Bachelor degree + 5 years work experience (minimum)

Tuition fee: € 75,000


Tel : +39 0223992870
email: imbapt@mip.polimi.it


Here are the top 5 reasons why the IMM Global EMBA will be a game changer for you. 


Global & Local

Seven countries. Four continents. Thanks to a consortium of five leading business schools, our students immerse themselves in the business culture of dynamic cities in the U.S., South America, Europe and Asia.


Our cohort structure fosters interaction with professionals facing challenges similar to your own and who have an average of 14 years of work experience. Students come from 8-10 countries around the world representing many different industries and functional areas.


Designed for professionals who remain employed full-time, students attend a five-day launch week in the U.S. plus five two-week residencies spanning only 19 months. Between modules, students use online technology to prepare assignments, engage in discussions, work in teams, read ebooks, and watch instructor-prepared videos.

Two MBAs

Earn two MBA degrees: one from Purdue University in the U.S. and one from TIAS School for Business and Society at Tilburg University in The Netherlands.

International accreditation

The program is fully accredited by the AACSB International (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (EFMD).

  1. The IMM program is ranked:

#1 in the number of overseas assignments lasting one week or more (The Economist, 2015)

#7 in the Global Executive MBA Ranking (CEO Magazine 2017)

#10 in number of students with managerial work experience (The Economist, 2015)

#10 in QS/Top MBA's Global Joint EMBA Rankings (2017)

#11 among EMBA and Part-Time MBA programs in North America (Eduniversal, 2015-2016)

#42 EMBA program in the world (The Economist, 2018)

#11 for percentage increase on pre-EMBA salary after two years (The Economist, 2018)


  • 19 months, 5 face-to-face modules + distance learning
  • A blend of face-to-face and distance learning to balance career development with executive education.
  • Global Mindset with Local Sensitivity; International Networking.
  • Class Modules in Europe, North and South America, China.
  • Academic and management expertise.
  • Electives and Exchanges.
  • Career Coaching.
  • Student club activities

Flexibility is maximized through a dynamic format that blends the best aspects of classroom learning in Europe, North America and Asia with distance learning.


The IMM (International Master in Management) Global EMBA is a modular program, which provides a high-quality business education for executives who desire to expand the scope of their careers and handle challenges in increasingly complex organizations around the globe. The IMM Global EMBA extends candidates comprehension of the latest concepts and techniques with a strategically global perspective. It grants invaluable access to a global sharing platform of knowledge and experience.

  • Program Launch at Purdue University, U.S. (March 22-26, 2020)
  • Module 1: Residency at TIAS, The Netherlands (June 14-27, 2020)
  • Module 2: Residency at ISM in Vilnius, Lithuania & Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy (September 27-October 10, 2020)
  • Module 3: Residency at FGV-Rio, Brazil, & Santiago, Chile (January 31-February 13, 2021)
  • Module 4: Residency at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S. (June 6-19, 2021)
  • Module 5: Residency in Tianjin, Beijing, & Shanghai, China (October 17-30, 2021)
  • Graduation at Purdue  (December 18-19, 2021)
  • Graduation at Tias  (June 2022)


Expand the international business network

IMM Global EMBA students have many opportunities to form ties with their classmates – a talent pool of professionals from around the world and from an array of backgrounds -, the alumni network and faculty of the different schools, and the international companies that they will meet during the program. They will also get insights from different cultures, companies, entrepreneurs and business contexts.  Thanks to the International Master in Management, candidates can reach out to this network and have the chance to gain contacts in areas that may before have been unexplored or inaccessible in order to solve future business challenges.

Increase the company knowledge and gain competitive leadership skills

IMM is ideal for companies that intend to develop their high potential executive employees and managers, as they can benefit from bringing their management skills up to date on the latest trends in management practice and in line with their company’s culture, values and strategy.
IMM students start to use skills and knowledge while in program and the additional advantage of working while studying is that students can transfer the skills they learn on the course back to the workplace instantaneously. Students can engage in new ways to drive their teams to work coherently and effectively together and have a greater impact in the company business resulting in higher revenue, lower costs, increased efficiencies, better decision making and much more.  They can then discuss the results of their endeavours to classmates and critically discuss their leadership progress with their lecturers and cohort.

Work on Employee Retention

Invest in the training of the employees, enhance the resources, improve the company business with top-notch talents and develop the employee retention.

Maximize the Return on Investment and Save cost

The expertise Global EMBA students gain is immediately applicable in their companies and organizations. Participants become smart decision makers, effective problem solvers, and well-prepared leaders able to take on increasing responsibilities. Over 50% of IMM alumni have saved their companies $12 million annually (Purdue survey). Companies can make considerable savings in the costs they would incur in obtaining external expertise either from consultants or by employing suitably qualified managers through the job market.

Develop a virtuous circle of education

Companies can benefit of further fees reduction of additional MIP Politecnico di Milano managerial courses (such as courses included in the MIP Management Academy) to implement a widespread training program for their employees, thus developing a virtuous circle of education.



DEADLINE: February 2th 2020


IMM (International Master in Management) is offered indeed to candidates in mid to senior levels in their company, to ensure a strong foundation to learn not only from the faculty, but from peers as well. A minimum number of five years of work experience (including management or leadership responsibilities) is required.
The IMM Global EMBA admission process is a rigorous one where candidates are selected according to a specific set of admissions criteria defined by the School. The criteria are in place to guarantee participants and companies the highest quality educational experience.

To start the application process send the CV to imbapt@mip.polimi.it. After the pre-assessment you will be contacted by the Admission Staff to arrange an interview with the Program Director.



The tuition fee amounts to €75,000.

The price includes in-class and on-line instruction, an iPad, e-books, access to the distance learning platform, housing, most meals at the residential sessions, social events, company visits, leadership development, guidance and local transportation.

The program is exempt from VAT.


A number of extensive scholarships is available for individuals showing for example strong leadership qualities, or who will significantly enhance the diversity of the classroom.


Partial waivers of 50% of the tuition fee are offered to candidates who attend a Professional Development Program at Purdue in 2019.
The fee paid would also convert into a scholarship should the person decide to enroll in the IMM EMBA program in the next 24 months.

Please find below the next professional development programs:

-Technical Management held from October 8-11, 2019

For more information, contact the Recruitment Staff at imbapt@mip.polimi.it.



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