ESSEC Business School and MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business sign Exchange Agreement

ESSEC Business School and MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business have signed an exchange agreement. This thrilling new partnership will allow participants at both schools to take specialized classes at the respective partner university.

“We’re proud to announce this new agreement as it offers our participants a great opportunity for networking. Having a top-ranked business school like ESSEC among our exchange partners is a source of pride, as it gives participants the chance to share knowledge and experiences across institutions,” reports Prof. Tommaso Agasisti, Associate Dean for Internationalization and Quality at MIP. Through the sharing of expertise and talent across campuses, participants in both Executive MBA programs — and the host institutions themselves—stand to benefit.

Up to five students per school each year will be able to participate in this exchange program and to take one course on the partner campus. As of the 2021 fall semester, ESSEC EMBA participants gain access to expert-taught courses at MIP in e-commerce and IoT (Internet of Things), while the MIP Politecnico di Milano participants get the opportunity to study entrepreneurship, innovation and Artificial Intelligence at the ESSEC campus.

Steven Seggie, Academic Director of the ESSEC Executive MBA said:

“This is a wonderful opportunity for some of our EMBA students to take courses at our new partner institution, MIP, and for some MIP students to take ESSEC courses. We have carefully chosen the courses to reflect the expertise of both schools so that in addition to further developing their professional networks, participants taking advantage of the exchange will also receive a world-class education from such experts as Ivana Ljubic, Fabrice Cavarretta, and Laurent Bibard.”
The exchange includes the following courses offered by ESSEC: Introduction to Intra & Entrepreneurship; Decision Analysis & Business Analytics & AI; Managing a Corporate Innovation Program; Business Ethics.

MIP will offer the following courses to ESSEC EMBAs: Industry 4.0; B2C e-Commerce supporting Omnichannel Strategies; Fintech; IoT and connectivity.

As a pioneer in business learning for over a hundred years, ESSEC is delighted to bring new opportunities to its participants. The ESSEC Executive Education program in particular is known for its highly international exposure and cross-cultural experiences. With this new MIP Politecnico di Milano partnership, the ESSEC Executive Education continues its pursuit of bringing together excellence and expertise across campuses and cultures.

MIP launches a new project for the National Somali University

Rooted in Milan, present everywhere. This is MIP Politecnico di Milano, a Business School that aims at being globally recognized as the most innovative and committed to building a responsible society.
Consistently with its purpose, MIP Politecnico di Milano has launched initiatives to shape a better future for all in emerging countries, starting from Africa with the MIP4Africa project.

We are a B Corp and creating a positive impact on society at large is one of our main goals” – explains Tommaso Agasisti, Associate Dean for Internationalization and Quality at MIP Politecnico di Milano  ̶  “We also strongly believe in the role of education in preparing the business leaders of tomorrow for the challenges of our times. Those commitments resulted in the decision to support developing countries, creating education programs tailored to their needs.”

Within the framework of the Politecnico’s activities in Africa, which have led to a wider strategy being developed for that continent in the last few years, MIP Politecnico di Milano has already made its contribution in the past, with specific projects like “Emerging African Innovation Leaders – G7 exchange & empowerment program for enabling innovation within the next production revolution”, also designed by Politecnico di Milano.

Just a few weeks ago, MIP Politecnico di Milano launched a new project – pro bono – which involves about thirty of the National Somali University’s employees.

“Since 2018,” – explains Niccolò Aste, Rector’s Delegate for International Relationship AFRICA at Politecnico di Milano  – “PoliMI has been supporting the Italian Development Cooperation Agency in the reconstruction of the Somali National University. This is a very important and complex operation, which will allow the creation of the necessary infrastructure for teaching and research, but also the training of new professionals. The link between the two universities deepens the historical link between our two countries and opens up future opportunities for collaboration and knowledge sharing”.

In particular, this course, held in digital learning, focuses on Project Management, and consists of videoclips on the fundamentals, online sessions on specific topics and a Q&A session.

Prof. Eng. Ahmed Omar Alasso (Ph.D.), Dean, Faculty of Engineering (SNU) adds: “As the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the Somali National University (SNU), we highly appreciate the efforts made by the Politecnico di Milano professors, especially Prof. Mauro Mancini, who, (currently through the videoconferencing method), is teaching project management techniques to SNU engineering staff. I would like to highlight that such programs play a crucial part in upgrading our lecturers, instructors and professors, as well in our nation’s development. We hope that in the future, Politecnico di Milano & Somali National University will work together on many other programs to enhance our capacity building”.

This is just the first step: we hope that our School will manage to do much more to shape a better future for all.