language English
type Full time
intake September
length from 18 to 22 months
location MIP Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Strathclyde Business School (UK), TUM School of Manangement (Germany), Beijing Jiaotong University School of Economics and Management (China), Toulouse Business School (France)
tuition fee 17,500 € for EU students 19,500 € for Non-EU students
university requirements 3 year Bachelor's degree in a scientific or technical discipline (minimum 180 ECTS)


The Global Master of Industrial Management is a collaborative master between MIP Politecnico di Milano and Strathclyde Business School.

Students can choose to attend the third term in TUM School of Management, Germany or Beijing Jiaotong University School of Economics and Management, China or Toulouse Business School, France. The number of place available in each partner university is limited. 

The master is ideally designed for students with a technical or scientific background and seeks to develop the managerial skills and competencies needed to pursue managerial careers in internationally orientated manufacturing and service industries.

The programme is taught entirely in English and students have the opportunity to study in a number of renowned universities across Europe and Asia.

Programme Details

The GMIM is 50% content and 50% context related. In addition to the delivery of managerial content, the program facilitates and stimulates student participation in the cultural, economic and social life of each of the countries where study is undertaken.

Duration: from 18 to 22 months depending on student’s choice.
At the conclusion of the programme, students will be awarded with internationally recognised degrees from the partner universities including:

For most international specializing masters, MIP offers an intensive Italian language course during the first week of classes. Students have then the opportunity to attend a standard Italian language course (up to 40 hours) along the semester.

Course Structure

Students will spend each of the three semesters at one of the partner institutions: starting in Glasgow, UK, and subsequently continuing with the second semester in Milan, Italy and the last one in either Munich (Germany), Beijing (China) or Toulouse (France).

Students have the possibility of attending the 3rd semester and undertaking the master thesis in TUM School of Management, Germany. In order to receive the MSc degree from TUM School of Management, students have to undertake the third semester receiving 30 credits and also undertake the Master thesis there receiving another 30 credits.

Students have the possibility to undertake the third term at Beijing Jiaotong University, China. 

Students also have the option of attending the third term at Toulouse Business School, France. In order to receive TBS's Master in Management degree, students must undertake the third semester at TBS receving 30 credits and also undertake the professional master thesis (research project + internship) at TBS.

Examples of companies involved in students' master thesis and post-programme hiring:

  • ABB
  • Accenture
  • Arbikie Highland Estate
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • Automotive Lighting italia S.p.A.
  • BMW
  • Bombarider
  • Cisco Systems
  • CONAI – Consorzio Nazionale Imballaggi
  • Decathlon France
  • EFMD
  • Ernst&Young Consulting
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • General Electric
  • GIS International
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • IKEA   
  • Infineon technologies
  • Italcementi
  • Lamborghini
  • L'Oréal
  • Materialise
  • Medtronic italia S.p.A
  • ONU
  • P&G
  • Porsche
  • SAS
  • Siemens
  • Sony
  • Telefonica
  • The Lean Six Sigma Company
  • UPS
  • VivaSanté
  • Whirlpool

Course Objectives

The programme prepares students for careers in industrial and technical management, meeting the need for technical university graduates to be able to assume broader tasks and responsibility in modern managerial roles. This is done through:

  • Emphasis on relevant managerial topics that are highly beneficial for graduates of technical university programmes, such as operations and supply chain management.
  • The study of concentration streams, as chosen by the student according to preference or region of interest, which allow the students to focus their studies on a particular area of managerial theory.
  • The participation in the social, economic and cultural life of the host country, which prepares students for working in an international economy across many countries.

Career Services

MIP Career Development Office offers to Master students services of Career management, such as the CV Book, free access to MIP Global Network of Career Websites and one-to-one career advice meetings.

MIP also offers Personal Development workshops to help students develop the soft skills necessary to be competitive in today's job market.

In addition, MIP facilitates students in their networking with employers by organising company presentations, company visits, on-campus recruiting events and through the MIP Job Board.