Politecnico di Milano
Founded in 1979 as a Consortium between the Politecnico di Milano and many Italian institutions and several leading public and private industrial groups, today MIP is a non-for-profit consortium limited company. MIP and the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering together make up the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, which is involved in all the many aspects surrounding research and education in the fields of management, economics and industrial engineering.
In 2007, the School of Management was initially accredited by EQUIS. Since first joining the Financial Times’ rankings of best European Business Schools in 2009, the School of Management received confirmation, in 2014, of the quality of its educational offer, after continuously improving its position and climbing up to the 38th place, with the following five programs, three of which are Master courses, being included in the list: Executive MBA, Full-Time MBA, Master of Science in Management Engineering, Customised Executive Programs for business and Open Executive Programs for managers and professionals. In 2013, the MBA and Executive MBA programs received the prestigious international accreditation, AMBA (Association of MBAs). From 2014, the School is member of UniCON (International University Consortium for Executive Education), PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) and Cladea (Latin American Council of Management Schools).
Politecnico di Milano is based in the cosmopolitan city of Milan which is bubbling centre of activity and business and hosts an array of cultural events, art exhibitions and trade shows, attracting international visitors all year. Milan is, furthermore, Italy’s business centre and hosts a large international business community. MIP students complement their experience through interaction with this network. Some of the most popular and successful companies in Italy were established here: Alfa Romeo, whose name is synonymous with the automotive world (1910), Pirelli, the famous tyre company founded in 1872 and Prada, the fashion brand founded in 1913. Several of the most important companies in Italy and in the world choose Milan and its surroundings for their branches (Nestle, Bugatti, Huawei, Vuitton, Mercedes). Print media too, has a strong base in the region: "Corriere della sera" is the most important daily in Italy, "Gazzetta dello sport" is nation’s official sports newspaper, and "Sole 24 ore" is the most important financial newspaper in Italy.
Milan has much more to offer besides excellence in business. The city is rich in history with fascinating sites such as Castello Forzesco and La Scala theatre which has hosted some of Milan’s extraordinary talents for generations.
While studying here in Milan you can enjoy a big slice of Italian Culture. From Leonardo’s Last Supper to the newly opened museum, Museo del 900, there is a huge variety of choice.
Milan is well known worldwide as the Italian fashion and style centre. Here not only is some of the best shopping in the world, but you also have the chance to participate in various fashion events that take place here.
From Milan it is also possible to travel easily all over Northern Italy to the famous cities of Lecco and Como and their wonderful lake as well as reach Venice, Genoa, Florence, and Rome in just a few hours by train. Most of the major European capitals are just a couple of hours from Milan by air.