The main attribute of our Executive MBAis that it enables you to put into practice what you learn in the classroom through specialisation streams called "Create your experience". Every stream is built around a joint project between the School and the student, under the supervision and tutorship of faculty members.Specialisation streams have a strong practical bent and are based on action learning that includes a mixture of theoretical lessons, assignments and practical activities.
ICT AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
This stream aims at supporting prospective entrepreneurs and executives in developing their own personal and corporate business ideas. At the end of the stream, students will master the wide array of capabilities needed to successfully set up their own entrepreneurial initiative.
They will be able to: • fine-tune their business idea, business model, and business plan depending on demand conditions and competitive enviroment • identify the critical success factors of an entrepreneurial initiative, with particular attention to the soft factors, i.e. those related to the proper leveraging of human capital • successfully attract external financing, for instance by learning how to communicate successfully their business idea to banks, venture capitalists, business angels
Action learning takes the form of project work where students propose and develop their entrepreneurial projects that will be evaluated by a committee formed of MIP professors, successful entrepreneur, venture capitalists and business angels. To support this initiative, MIP will back the financing process for the most promising projects.
2. ICT AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
This stream has the aim of providing further study into cutting-edge topics relating to ICT management so that participants learn to use them efficiently as drivers of business innovation.
In particular, this stream aims to: • supply an integrated vision of the increasingly strategic role of ICT within an organisation and its impact on the company’s key processes • share new governance and ICT management methods, closely linked with business alignment • develop specific skills relating to complex ICT project design and management • provide a broad and critical overview of new technologies and applications
During lessons, numerous case studies and real examples taken from the Politecnico di Milano’s School of Management ICT & Management “Observatories” are analysed (www.osservatori.net). In addition, students will have free access to the knowledge base of the ICT & Management “Observatories” and Gartner Group and will be able to attend several closed workshops organised by the Management Academy for ICT Executives for senior CIOs and top ICT players, with the aim of deepening their cultural knowledge and offering networking opportunities.
3. INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
This stream has the aim of supporting entrepreneurs and managers wishing to develop their skills in managing innovation in a complex context and in creating an original integration between intangible and technological elements.
At the end of the course, students will be able to: • generate new opportunities for innovation • develop the company’s reputation for innovation as a lever to create economical value • master the technological variables, management levers and intangible factors underlying new products, services, or business models, such as design, brand and its experiential and symbolical factors • catalyse the creative energy of the entire organisation and its external partners to generate successful innovation
This stream includes three specialised elective modules, consisting of laboratory-like group sessions and projects that allow participants to apply innovative methods and to approach real, practical problems. The three elective courses can be integrated with several other elective courses proposed by the School that are consistent with, or linked to, topics of innovation and change. In addition, participants taking the Innovation Management stream will acquire greater understanding of their topic by carrying out a project work on subjects relating to Innovation, Design and Project Management
4. INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
This stream has the aim of supporting managers and professionals in implementing internalisation projects.
At the end of the course, students will be able to: • understand the various aspects of internationalisation and the implications within and outside of their company • understand the key aspects of the success of an internationalisation initiative, with particular attention to soft and multi-cultural aspects • implement a plan to develop relationships and initiatives with people working in other countries • execute an international development plan for the student’s own enterprise or that of their colleagues
This stream offers direct contact with foreign realities and cultures. It involves lessons, real case analyses and particularly relevant success stories, held at either MIP or at our partnering international business schools. One option is for students to enhance their training by taking one or more three-day elective courses at various European business schools or experience more intense involvement through “Doing Business in...”, where they are immersed for one week in the culture of a country with high development potential, visiting successful local and international companies.