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Supply Chain and Purchasing Management Education in Italy & France


MIP was born out of the partnership between the Politecnico di Milano, the first technology University in Italy, and some of the most important Italian and international multinationals. Founded in 2003, the School of Management covers numerous areas of research, education and high level consultancy in the fields of economics, management and industrial engineering, which Politecnico di Milano undertakes through its own structures and those of the consortium to which it belongs.

The School of Management is composed of the DIG - Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering and the Business School, MIP. Overall, there are over 200 professors, lecturers, researchers, tutors and staff members and every year over 600 new students enroll in the undergraduate program. In 2009, the School was included for the first time in the Financial Times’ ratings of top European Business Schools and in 2010 was confirmed as the only Italian business school listed in the rankings for three Master degrees: Executive MBA, Full time MBA and Master of Science in Management Engineering. Furthermore, the School of Management climbed 11 positions in the 2010 rankings, reaching 45th place.

School of Management of Politecnico di Milano is accredited by the EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System; and ASFOR, is the Italian Association for Management Education Development.

Academic Programs

Masters Program

  • Master in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management MSCPM (12-24 months, Full-time): The objectives of this program are - Development of fundamental skills, tools, and techniques required for supply chain and purchasing professionals; Exposure to international perspectives on supply chain and purchasing management by spending at least a semester in both France and Italy and by learning from the international faculty at each school; Exposure to supply chain and purchasing management practices in leading industries, especially those focusing on core supply chain and purchasing issues including manufacturing, transport, and logistics. Graduates from the program will be able to forge careers in purchasing, in supply chain and logistics or in consultancy with a specialization in their field of study. Teaching language is English and Locations are - Italy (Milan @ MIP) - France (Nantes @ Audencia Nantes School of Management).
  • Admission Requirement: 3-4 years Bachelor's degree.
  • MSCPM Scholarships: All admitted students are considered for scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and more specifically on academic excellence and personal motivation for applying to the program. Loans to participants at special conditions are available with Italian Banks in February only once in Italy.

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