language English
type Full Time
intake September
length 12 months
location Milan
tuition fee 16,000 €
university requirements 3 or 4 year Bachelor's degree (minimum 180 ECTS) in the areas of Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Science or Statistics

International Masters Admissions

Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we receive from prospective students interested in our International Master in Business Analytics and Big Data.

If you do not find an answer to your question below, please contact us at infomasters@mip.polimi.it.

Who is eligible for the BABD Programme?

Students with 3 or 4-year Bachelor's degree (minimum 180 ECTS) in the areas of Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Science or Statistics from Accredited Institutions are eligible for the programme.

How long is the BABD programme?

The programme is 12 months long. 

In what language is the programme taught?

The programme is taught in English.

Do I need to speak Italian?

No, as the medium for the course is English, students are not required to learn Italian, although they will be given the opportunity to do so. 

How many students are in the programme?

Class size is limited to ensure the best ratio between students and faculty as well as students and staff. You can expect between 30/35 students in the course.

Is there an age limit for the programme?

No, but the programme is ideally suited for recent University graduates and those in the initial stages of their career. 


For more information, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it.

What is the application date to apply for the programme?

The final application date for Non EU students is the 31st of May, whilst EU students have until the 15th of July to apply for the course starting in 2018.  Please note that the admission process for the master is on a rolling basis, therefore the sooner you apply the more chances you will have of securing your place in the class, as capacity may be reached before the final application deadlines.

How can I apply for the BABD programme?

To apply for the programme, please follow the instructions on the Admissions page of our website. 

Does the BABD programme have a letter of recommendation form?

There is no specific form for the recommendation letters; however if you need any further assistance on the ideal template for your application, please contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it and we can provide you with further assistance in this matter. 

I am currently finishing my bachelor studies. May I still apply?

Yes. Applicants may apply for the programme if they are expecting to obtain the final university degree ideally by June/July for the master starting in September. Applicants who are yet to graduate from their respective programme are required to submit documentation from their current school or university indicating the expected graduation date. Final admission will depend on the successful completion of the programme.

I am not a native English speaker, but I have completed my studies in English. Do I still have to submit English proficiency test scores?

No, for students who have completed their studies in English, a statement from your University stating that the medium of instruction was English is enough. Your level of English will also be assessed during the motivational interview as part of the selection process.

Do I need to sit the GMAT to apply for the course?

No, the GMAT is not necessary for the course. If you have it, it is a plus.

How long does the admissions process last, and when do we know the final decision?

Admissions are on a rolling basis, so once all application documents have been received, we can provide you with feedback on the status of your application. This process usually takes around one week on average. 


For more information, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it.

What is the cost of the programme?

The programme costs  € 16,000. These costs cover the entire length of the programme, although they do not include living and travel expenses.

How do I apply for tuition fee waivers or grants for the programme?

For further information on the options available for financial aid please visit the Financial Aid page.

Can I apply for loans?

For further information of loans available, please contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it.

Will I have to buy textbooks?

No, you will be provided textbooks by the programme, with the cost included as part of the overall programme fee.


For more information, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it.

What is the cost of living in Milan?

The cost of living is comparable to many other important European centres. We recommend that students budget for around 800 to 1200 euros per month, however these costs will vary depending on each person’s personal spending habits.

Where is MIP located in Milan?

MIP is located in the north-west of Milan at the Bovisa site, a brand new campus just 2 trains stops from the centre of Milan. It is also well serviced by buses and trams. 

Where can I stay during my studies?

MIP has a range of agreements with various residences around Milan, each with fast and easy access to the Bovisa campus, or we can assist you in finding short term private accommodation. Visit the International Students Office page to find out more. 


For more information, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it.


Can I visit you and talk in more details with someone about the programme?

If you would like to have a campus tour and meet with our representatives personally, please contact us at infomasters@mip.polimi.it. We will be happy to arrange a time to see you, or alternatively assist you in arranging to visit any of the partner schools of the programme. 

Can I contact you over skype?

Our recruitment representatives are happy to arrange a time to speak with you over Skype. Contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it to arrange a call. 

Am I able to speak to any Admissions Representatives in my country or region?

Admission reps and alumni regularly travel the world attending Masters fairs, in order to meet with students and answer questions about our programmes.  If you would like to speak to an Admissions Representative in person, visit our BABD Events page


For more information, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it.