2 March 2020 Share

International Flex MBA Ranking

FT Online MBA Ranking: International Flex MBA by the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano a world top ten online Master

The only Italian programme in the Financial Times ranking and a European top 4

Federico Frattini, MIP Dean: “In an explosive period for the debate on digital transformation within education processes and online learning, Italy has as a global reference point in our School. An excellent ‘distance’ acknowledgement”.

The International Flex MBA offered by Politecnico di Milano’s School of Management is the only Italian distance learning programme to be included among the ten best in the world, and it is in 4th place for European Schools. This is confirmed by the Financial Times, which today has published its Online MBA 2020 Ranking on the performance of the most outstanding distance learning Masters in Business Administration.

In a moment of lively debate on the need to approach education from a distance, where innovative, flexible and inclusive models are a choice and not the answer to an emergency, the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano is once again showing its role as a trailblazer presenting excellent results in this field”. These are the words of Federico Frattini and Vittorio Chiesa, recently appointed as Dean and President of MIP, respectively. MIP designs and teaches Masters and other courses on behalf of the School of Management.

They then continue: “Our educational offer is now very largely available through smart learning. The International Flex MBA is taught via our platform specifically designed in partnership with Microsoft. This full English version of our Flex MBA was the first smart learning MBA launched in Italy in 2014, and is one of our School’s major success stories; as of today, nearly 500 students have taken the Italian and International versions. In 2016, AMBA (the Association of MBAs) listed our Flex MBA among the most innovative MBAs in the world and, in 2017, it was the first such course in Italy to receive the EFMD EOOCS certification for online programmes of excellence. Last year, the programme was placed in 7th place in the QS Distance/Online MBA Rankings 2019.

In greater detail, the International Flex MBA was evaluated highly in the FT Online MBA 2020 Ranking for the superb way in which course colleagues, School faculty and staff are all able to interact online through the platform designed specially for this type of Master. The programme was also acknowledged for its impact on the participants’ level of pay (average, they receive a 40% increase within three years from graduation), and on their career prospects, for the excellent cost-benefit ratio, as well as for the high percentage of women (47%) and international members on the School’s Board (65%) and its policies concerning corporate social responsibility“.

Frattini and Chiesa conclude by saying: “These are superb results, achieved through our efforts to continuously improve the programme and extend the international dimension of the curriculum. Today, the excellent level of MIP Graduate School of Business is there for all to see in its development of digital solutions supporting the education process and the value of our online offer. Our objective is to find the optimal balance between ready and easy access to all course material and outstanding teaching and personalised learning experience”.


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