language English
type Part Time
intake October 2018
length 12 months
location Milan, Italy and Barcelona, Spain PLUS International Week in China
tuition fee € 16,500


The Global Master in Operations and Supply Chain Management (GEMOS), is a collaborative Executive Master programme between MIP Politecnico di Milano in Italy, and EADA Business School in Barcelona, Spain.


Course Objectives

The programme seeks to teach executives the fundamentals of operations and supply chain management, with a specific focus on gaining the keen senses and attributes to enable them to assume broader tasks and responsibilities.

Graduates of the programme will benefit from vastly improved managerial capabilities, enhanced leadership skills, greater confidence and directional vision, as well as the ability to influence and impact positively upon the future of their company and career. 

Programme Details

The course focuses on delivering education in a highly active and 'hands-on' manner, with an emphasis on a 'learning by doing' approach. The methodology reflects companies’ demand for professionals with skills such as the capacity to reflect, the ability to act in the face of change, the versatility to work in teams and the adaptability to face the challenges of a global environment. These competencies are developed through the case method, business projects, business simulations, analysis and discussion groups and team-working activities, with students constantly working on real-life business cases, and making strategic decisions.
The programme will address certain key issues within operations and supply chain management:

  • Process Analysis
  • Finance for OM and SCM
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Information Systems
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation

As the programme is part time, students are able to employ the ideas and practices learnt in class, directly into their current working professions. This allows for simultaneous growth and development, and the ability to effectively implement the didactical and cognitive skills and functions relevant to their position.

In particular, the GEMOS is divided into 7 study modules held every 2 months, with the location of each module alternating between MIP in Milan and EADA in Barcelona, with one special International Week in China.

Each module includes up to two company visits that create great opportunities to gain industry insights and expand networks.

Corporate Advisory Board

The Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) is an international consultancy committee with the aim of keeping the content and frame of the Global Executive Master in Operations and Supply Chain Management in line with business reality. It is composed of independent business professionals from global companies that meet regularly and maintain contact with participants and alumni.

The Corporate Advisory Members are:

Claudio Deambrogio, Group Supply Chain Manufacturing - Strategy and Capital Planning Director - Barilla G. e R. Fratelli S.p.A; Enrico Mistron,  Supply Chain Director - Luxottica; Paolo Fregosi, External Relations Director - Indicod-GS1; Jesús Franco, Director Business Planning & Services - Almirall; Victor del Pozo, COO - Privalia; Port of BarcelonaMauro Pontiroli, Transport Operations Manager for Italy- STEF.

To find out more about GEMOS Corporate Advisory Board, read the Article about Almirall's experience in Sales & Operations planning

Interview to GEMOS Corporate Advisory Board

Some of the members of GEMOS Corporate Advisory Board have been interviewed during the last CAB Round Table.

If you are interested to learn more about supply chain and operations from the expertise of the Corporate Advisory Board, listen to the interviews to Victor del Pozo, COO of Privalia, Claudio DeAmbrogio, Group Supply Chain Manufacturing - Strategy and Capital Planning Director of Barilla and Jesus Franco, Director Business Planning & Services of Almirall.


Being effective in today’s business world requires managers and leaders to consistently work on developing their personal and professional skills. In the context of a rapidly changing and demanding business environment, communication skills, the ability to work effectively in teams, leadership qualities, decision-making skills and the capacity to resolve conflicts in a constructive way, are among the most important competencies. During the residential courses, these and other “soft skills” will be assessed and developed. A wide variety of methodologies will help give insight into your strengths and development needs, and stimulate personal and professional growth.

Successful business relationships in China have proven to be challenging for many multinational companies, as well as for small and medium-sized enterprises. Today, an understanding of the Chinese economy and how to navigate the Chinese business environment is the key to success for any company.
The International Week consists of a full week immersion, designed to give participants an opportunity to get an in-depth understanding of how Chinese business operates in domestic and global markets, with an emphasis on operations and supply chain management. Through classes, presentations and company visits, participants will deepen their understanding of the local culture and business environment. During the last edition the International Week took place at Hong Kong Polytechnic University; the next one will be hosted by the Beijing Jiaotong University.

The Final Business Project is a short end of course project performed at an associated company. The goal of the Project is to develop an action plan in operations and supply chain management to improve the competitive position of a chosen company.

The specific objectives of the Project are:

  • To apply the knowledge acquired throughout the program to a specific business situation
  • To identify the gaps between corporate or business strategy and operations/supply chain strategy (implementation)
  • To develop a feasible, complete, coherent and convincing plan of action
  • To develop research and presentation skills

Students can undertake the project work at a place of their choice, which can be the company where they work or a different one. The project will be performed individually under the guidance of a university tutor.

Through the GEMOS Check-up students are called to improve the performances of their company by providing with their classmates an organizational diagnosis regarding a particular issue related to Supply Chain & Operations.

Welcome of the Directors and presentation the Corporate Advisory Board


Privalia’s viewpoint on e-commerce as new driver for logistics management


Offshoring and reshoring: Barilla’s experience at GEMOS Round Table


GEMOS CAB members discuss about multiple supply chain strategies in their companies


How relevant are logistics costs when planning pricing strategies? Almirall and GS1 answer at GEMOS Round Table

The Fresh Connection is a supply chain learning experience for managers, professionals and students, developed by experts in innovation. Topics covered include sales, production, inventory, supply chain management, purchasing and logistics.
Through a group simulation game, participants will experience what it is like to design and manage a global dynamic supply chain, giving them the opportunity to see strategy in practice. They will learn how to use analyses to convince team-mates with different roles in the company without getting lost in details. In the Fresh Connection, participants will be required to cooperate and make decisions that take the entire supply chain into consideration.

Visit The Fresh Connection website to find out more!

  • Appreciation of the impact of global and localised contingencies on global supply chains
  • Increased understanding of the frameworks, concepts and techniques evident with operations and supply chain management
  • Contrasted ideas and inspiration on how to develop your own organisation towards providing increased value for customers against lower chain-wide costs.
  • Improved decision making and leadership skills
  • Development of managerial skills and ability to assume greater managerial responsibilities and tasks
  • Ability to lead team and project work more effectively
  • Enhanced expert and consultant network
  • Immediate return on investment. The “Learning by doing” methodology enables employees to apply their newly-acquired knowledge and skills immediately within the workplace