Doing Business in Italy is a training program designed for executives and students who want to experience the excellence of Doing Business in Italy @ MIP Politecnico di Milano.

The program will take place in Milan, one of Europe’s most influential and dynamic cities of culture, which is recognized internationally as one of the world’s most important centres for business, fashion, design and innovation.


Combining Excellence with Experience

Doing Business in Italy is an international training program 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.

Why Italy and Milan?

Italy is a Gateway to Europe

  • Political, commercial and monetary links with EU and the Euro area
  • Perspectives for the Union appear stronger after the great recession

Italy has a strong industrialsector

  • Machinery and Precision Machinery, Textiles and Apparel, Chemical Industry are but a few of the Country’s Strong points

Milan is one of Europe’s most influential and dynamic cities of culture, which is recognized internationally as one of the world’s most important centres for business, luxury, design and innovation.

Italy has a also strong agriculturalsector

  • The Country’s Agricultural Sector is the basis for its Renowned Food Processing industry

Food and wine Industry

Why @ MIP?

MIP, in being part of Politecnico di Milano(one of the best technical universities in Italy and, indeed, Europe) on the one hand, and its Business School (established between the University and leading multinational corporations) on the other, can deliver cutting-edge educational programs, mixing its knowledge of management issues and innovative approach with the ability to capture trends taking place in the real world within the corporate landscape.


Executives of companies that are willing to invest in Italy and desire to have a deep knowledge of the Italian economic scenario and of the investment opportunities.
Executives or students that are interested in improving their knowledge of the Italian way of doing business to establish better business  relations (i.e. import and distribution of Italian products into their local marke).
Executives or or students that want to combine the classroom with company  visits to get in touch with different experiences.

The objective of the program is to enhance the managerialskills through the understanding of the peculiarities of running a business.

  • Lecture: it will be conceived as an interactive workshop aiming at sharing participants’ experience with lecturers and testimonials.
  • Case studies: the aim is to put theory and methodology in relation to context showing examples of Italian and international companies
  • Company visits:  will be selected depending on the availability of the firms; the companies selected will be confirmed two weeks before the beginning of the course.


Different formats are available, from 3 to 10 study days. Each study 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.

Here you find an example of a 5 days format. 3 days and 10 days formats are also available.

Each topic is managed by a chosen group of MIP professors who will work on the program customization.

Specifically, we deliver training programs focused on:

  • Doing Business in Italy and Europe
  • Design, innovation and retail
  • Entrepreneurship and Family Businesses
  • Luxury versus Fashion
  • Supply Chain and Purchasing Management

MIP is able to complete its offer by including in its courses information on the legal aspects of running a business in Italy or Europe, or in association with companies based in Italy or Europe and on the positives of the added value of investing in Italy.


This program 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.

Main industries covered in the programs:

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


Sample company visits

The company visits defined are suggested as the most effective ones, as the experience that will be felt by the participants will be unique.
we can propose company visits picking from the following list:

  • Bottega Veneta
  • Branca Menta
  • Bulgari
  • Ca’ Del Bosco
  • Cartier
  • Loro Piana
  • Mantero
  • Maserati
  • Moreschi
  • Giorgetti
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Gucci
  • 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 vorporate rates for our customers
  • city tours
  • personal shopping assistants


Erica Santangelo, International Relations for Western Countries and India
T: +39 0223992828, email: santangelo@mip.polimi.it
Delia Olivetto, China Affairs Manager
T: +39 0223992862, email: olivetto@mip.polimi.it


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