Doing Business in Italy Experience

MIP designs customised international training programmes for an italian learning experience in Milan for executives and students that combines the excellence of management training developed by MIP Politecnico di Milano and the direct experience and insights of the Italian market and production system.
The program is going to mix traditional lecture on various topics held in the classrooms and speech of professional managers, together with visits to companies, which absolutely will leave an indelible mark on all those who will have the opportunity to participate in the program


  • Different formats in terms of length:
    Touch & Go: 3 days
    A taste of Italy: 5 days
    Deep dive: 10 days
  • Focus on areas where MIP and Politecnico di Milano are very strong.
  • Each day is structured into two sessions of three hours each.
  • The sessions are organized into modules giving examples and providing real Italian and European case
    studies, so that trainees can understand the factors that distinguish these markets and make comparisons
    with their own reality.
  • Modules covering different topics can be combined or one subject can be studied in depth.

Each topic is managed by a chosen group of MIP professors who will work on the programme customization.
Specifically, we deliver training programmes focused on:

  • Doing Business in Italy and Europe
  • Design, innovation and retail
  • Made in Italy System
  • Entrepreneurship and Family Businesses
  • Luxury Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing
  • Business Innovation Strategies
  • Design Thinking
  • Smart Cities
  • Management of the Culture Industry

For large groups and/or groups with differentiated interests in Italian excellences, we propose modular
programs, with common parts and different industry drill-downs.
A multi-industry program is articulated as a combination of:

  • Plenary classes: introduction to italian economy and doing business in Italy
  • Industry-specific classes: introduction to the industry excellences, Industry-specific company visits
  • Final wrap up.


Would you like to get a taste of the Doing Business in Italy Experience? Go through our sample programs and discover more about the activities and the schedule of your stay in Italy.


This programme benefits from our international faculty’s excellent links to industry, acquired during their research  and consultancy work.

Company visits aim at providing a direct view of the key experiences and success factors of important Italian companies, and take place with the support of their senior management.

Firstly, participants will be presented by the top management the brand value, key experiences, main challenge and success factors so on. The second part is one or more of the following, according to the theme.

We organize visits to:

  • Productive Plant
    Observe the whole production process with the production manager or the designer by the side.
  • Head Quarter
    Face to face with the general manager discussing about the history of the brand and its values, and/or other topics depending on the focus of the programme.
  • Flagship Store
    Meeting the brand ambassador and be presented about the main brand and its icon products.

The program includes visits to many industries, like:

  • Automotive
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Food/wine
  • Furniture
  • Mechanical
  • Electronic
  • Culture


Among the company visits organized within the Doing Business in Italy experience, there are:

  • Abarth
  • BM Group
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Branca Menta
  • Bulgari
  • Ca’ Del Bosco
  • Cavanna Packaging
  • Cartier
  • Giorgetti
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Gucci
  • Loro Piana
  • Magneti Marelli
  • Mantero Seta
  • Maserati
  • Moreschi
  • Roveda 1955
  • Valentino
  • Valextra
  • Value Retail
  • Visionnaire

Politecnico di Milano organizes visits to its laboratories, including:

  • Wind tunnel: located at the Bovisa Campus; it provides the highest technological standards for a wide range of aeronautical testing applications
  • Dynamic testing: our laboratories have extensive covered areas that can host large-sized experimental set-ups
  • Virtual Prototyping Lab: this laboratory is equipped with ten highly sophisticated workstations running a number of professional software applications to develop virtual prototypes used in the functional analysis of products before they are manufactured
  • Product Usability Lab at the Faculty of Design

MIP can offer the following services:

  • health and accident insurance
  • logistics from/to: airport/hotel; hotel/MIP
  • coffee breaks and lunches at MIP
  • translation services

MIP can also help in organizing:

  •  visits to the Politecnico di Milano laboratories
  • accommodation in 3 to 5 star hotels with corporate rates for our customers
  •  city tours


Erica Santangelo
International Relations Manager
T: +39 0223992828

Delia Olivetto
China Operations Manager
T: +39 0223992862