7 reviews on “MBA Program – MIP Politecnico di Milano”
Before coming to MIP Italy for my MBA, I worked in Taipei for Hinton Information Services as Sales/Marketing Specialist. I did my 3 months project work in Acer Europe in the area of Marketing. After graduating from MIP, I received a job offer to continue to work with them in the area of E-commerce and Customer Relationship Management. Doing an MBA in MIP not only allows me to have an overview of all the business subjects, to improve my English communication skill in the international class setting, but also an opportunity to travel to many beautiful places in Europe! At the professional level, I strengthened my business background knowledge and improved myself tremendously; at the personal level, I enriched my life experience and brought along with me a network of friends from all continents in the world!
With a background in marketing, I chose a Master in Business Administration to gain a holistic approach to business management. MIP’s core strengths in technology, innovation and design are what originally attracted me to the school, acting as a gateway to the top professors and industry contacts in these fields. Moreover, MIP is dedicated to enhancing and fostering students’ ‘soft skills’ including personal development, interpersonal communication and presentation skills which are key to being competitive in today’s job market. Another benefit of the program is being in a truly diverse environment with peers from all over the world. Working with and managing cross-disciplinary and multinational teams are an increasingly important skill to have and is inherently learnt through MIP’s international MBA program. Throughout MIP’s MBA curriculum, I have gained both a theory based and real-world practical skill set that has not only enabled me to successfully reposition my career, but has also proved to be an invaluable life and learning experience.
To pursue an MBA is an important decision and a disruptive one: economically and personally speaking the MBA is something that heavily impacts on your life. That’s why I decided to sink totally into it to take the most out of it.
During the one year full-time MBA at MIP we attended many classes with outstanding professors that not only delivered significant contents but also shared with us their relevant experience and knowledge. Professor Passerini, CIO of P&G, inspired us with his personal development and Information technology classes. Professor Giorgino and Quillico taught us the importance and the basics of Corporate Finance.
To dive deep into the MBA experience, I decided to spend the electives’ period in a student exchange program at Indian Institute of Management in India, the third best business school in India. At IIM, I had the opportunity to live for nearly 3 months with Indian students, attend classes with highly knowledgeable professors and learn more about the culture and lifestyle of the most important developing countries.
I am now having my Project Work in Bain & Company, and I now appreciate that MIP also taught me to deal with high pressure and hard work burden. This is, indeed, not only a MBA’s student’s prerogative but it will be the standard if your objective is to succeed in the working life.
International Full Time MBA course at MIP gave me a great opportunity to learn about business, create an international network and absolutely change my career path. Thanks to the Career Service I had a chance to perform the Organizational Check-up at Indesit Company and Project Work at The Boston Consulting Group. It was an excellent opportunity to experience real-life consultancy projects in Italy. After the MBA program I have decided to continue my international career. I am currently working for CMS Advisors, consulting company in Germany. Here I continue my professional and personal development.
Describing my MBA experience in a few words is quite challenging and Mimsie Ladner’s article ‘What I’ve Learned From Travelling and Living Abroad’ aptly describes it- full of exciting experiences some of which include the personal development outdoor activities in the adventure park, with lessons of endurance and striking the balance between personal achievement and looking out for members of your team, and the intense ‘Dialogo nel Buio Experience’.
The didactic activities, concentration and countless team assignments have helped challenge my stereotypes and provided me with a platform to interact and learn from diverse ways of thinking and backgrounds present in the class. Most importantly, this experience has helped me to appreciate diversity not because there are no challenges but our life experiences are enriched and we get to learn a lot more than what Google search, or any media can provide.
When I decided to quit my job I was willing to change industry, but I knew that to make a real change in my career I had to learn new skills and competences to be able to broaden my horizon. I have always been interested in technological innovation and entrepreneurship and I was curious about living an international experience in Italy and abroad. As soon as I learnt that MIP provided all these elements in one International MBA program, I realized it was the best option to boost my career and make a radical change. Eventually, I wanted to work in an incubator. The career service supported me in orienteering along this new journey providing me with a unique job opportunity I caught immediately, and now here I am: Investor Relations Leader in PoliHub.Now I do a very motivating job, I improved my soft skills, and last but not least, I have a lot of new friends around the world! I could have never hoped for more than this.
Deciding to study an MBA is by far one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to face. For most of us coming all the way to Milan to study an MBA implied more than just switching country, but changing culture, quitting a secure job, and facing the uncertainty of “ Now what? ”, once you finish. One year after that, I can tell you the choice couldn’t have been any better.
MIP provides a world-class Full-Time MBA program with a rich and promising study plan, very well prepared faculty and professors and a wide range of opportunities for both personal and professional development. Studying an MBA at MIP in Milan not only changes your mindset (you’ll be studying in the capital of fashion of Italy and the engine of Italian economy) but gives you a full exposure to a wide range of companies (local and multinationals) from all sectors. The University has a vast network of contacts that can open multiple doors throughout your MBA path.