Professional and Continuing Education

Executive MBA part time

Italian version

With an exceptional campus in the heart of Rome, the Part-Time Executive MBA is designed for those who want to accelerate their professional growth and become agents of change and transformation. Take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital transformation and the possibility of maximizing your professional networking by benefiting from the resources of the MIP Politecnico and John Cabot University community.

This is a unique Executive MBA has been designed for all professionals who wish to make the most/capitalize of an Executive Master in Business Administration, and provides  numerous possibilities for personalization through the majors in Digital Lobbying & Public Affairs Management, Data-Driven Business Transformation and Management for the New Space EconomyCreating Value across Science and Technology. The Programs partners with first class companies such as ADL Consulting, Talent Garden, and a network of excellence at national and international level.

Why choose us?

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Format: Part time classes one weekend per month
  • Language: Italian
  • A campus in the heart of Rome and a network of excellence at national and international levels
  • Majors in: Digital lobbying & Public Affairs Management, Data-Driven Business Transformation and Management for the New Space Economy – Creating Value across Science and Technology.
  • Exceptional Partners such as ADL Consulting and Talent Garden
  • Qualifications awarded: EMBA Diploma and 1st Level University Master’s Degree from the Politecnico di Milano – 75 ECTS
  • Classroom Profile: Managers and professionals with an average age of 40 and 14 years average professional experience, in various market sectors
  • Final Business Transformation Project Work and companies’ talks
  • Activities related to networking, soft skills, and career development


For the first year, the Part-Time Executive MBA involves face-to-face classes on a monthly basis on Fridays and Saturdays. The second year, dedicated to personalization, is divided into majors lasting about 6-8 months (4 modules of 2 days) that provide participants with specialization in various areas of interest.



The objective of our Executive MBA is to lay the foundations of knowledge of the most important methodologies, techniques and tools for company management and to encourage the development of participants’ personal learning, innovation and leadership skills. The program is divided into 5 distinct teaching areas: Core Courses in General Management, the Leadership Experiential Path, Career Development Program, Majors and International Experience, and the Business Transformation Project.
Learning is guaranteed through a combination of multiple tools: digital learning, face-to-face classes, opportunities to exchange views with faculty members and peers, plus individual and group assignments.

PILLAR I - Analyzing the Company and the Context 

  • Setting the stage
  • Business & Industrial Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Organization Design
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategy

PILLAR II - Managing Business Activities and Processes

  • People Management
  • Marketing Management
  • SCM & Purchasing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Valuation

PILLAR III –  Planning Innovation and Transformation

  • Omni-Channel Marketing
  • International Economics
  • Innovation Leadership
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Business Planning

PILLAR IV – Realising Innovation and Transformation

  • MANAGERIAL PATH (Design thinking, Corporate entrepreneurship)
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL PATH (Lean startup, Entrepreneurial finance)

The second year of the Executive MBA, dedicated to the personalization of the program, is divided into majors with an duration of 6-8 months (four 2-day modules), which guarantee an in-depth study of topics of interest, in collaboration with exceptional partners such as ADL Consulting and Talent Garden.
Here are some examples of majors:

  • Major in Digital Lobbying & Public Affairs Management
  • Major in Data-Driven Business Transformation
  • Major in Management for the New Space Economy  ̶  Creating Value across Science and Technology

In addition to an Elective course, EMBA students may apply to the “Doing Business in” programme, the International Week or Exchanges.

The course takes place at a partner Business School with the aim of getting an in-depth view of the socio-economic characteristics of the host country. During the week, lectures with the partner university’s Faculty members are alternated with educational visits to local and multinational companies,  in order to study success stories and understand the problems of multicultural management.

  • Doing Business in China, Mexico or Silicon Valley
    Also available is an opportunity to attend the “Doing Business in” programme in Silicon Valley, with the aim of developing a greater sensitivity towards the themes of innovation and entrepreneurship through a series of lectures and meetings with managers and professionals working in some of the most innovative companies in the world.

  • International Exchanges
    There is also the opportunity to enrich your education by applying for one or more three-day Elective courses at European Business Schools in order to tackle internationalization from all angles and meet executives who have faced the internationalization process and will discuss related critical issues and opportunities.
    Among our Business School partners are:

    TIAS (Tilburg, The Netherlands)
    IAE Business School (Marseille, France)
    Audencia (Nantes, France)
    Lomonosov (Moscow, Russia)
    MCI - Management Center Innsbruck (Innsbruck, Austria)
    IESEG (Paris, France)
    Warsaw University of Technology Business School (Poland​)


The Career Development Program has been designed to develop students’ skills in relation to the effective management of their career path and to provide continuous updates on the latest tools and trends in the job market, thus enabling participants to become career leaders. During the Master, a series of Career Workshops will be held, with industry experts explaining how to design and carefully plan a career strategy, covering a range of topics from personal branding to salary negotiation.

In addition, experts will be on hand for our students; careers advisors, assisted by professional headhunters, will provide support in personalized one-to-one careers advisory meetings to develop a strategic action plan to achieve each student’s professional goal and, if necessary, to assist with the selection and interview processes.

During the two years, 5 Careers Workshops can be chosen from the 12 listed in the catalogue.

The two workshops “Career set: how to define professional goals” and “Professional networking” are compulsory, since they are aimed at setting the managerial paradigms of each student’s career path.

Among the topics addressed in the Careers Workshops are:

  • Focus on the job market
  • Job search strategy
  • Make it real: how to check your career action plan
  • Salary negotiation
  • Career elevator pitch
  • Enhancing career change

With the support of a team of expert consultants, MIP’s Career Development Center will offer a series of Careers Advisory services to EMBA students:

  • CV assessment
  • Career Check: following a self-assessment, a meeting is suggested for the elaboration of an Action Plan to define the student’s career development strategies
  • Meetings to support specific career goals
  • Mock interviews
  • Interviews and orientation events with headhunters to receive feedback, the sharing of best practices and learn how to build a professional network.

Both during and after the EMBA, participants will have at their disposal a tool for the pre-assessment of their hard, soft and digital skills. This is FLEXA: the revolutionary digital mentor developed by MIP with Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence tools.

In light of the current market scenario and with the aim of supporting students in career transition phases, MIP, in collaboration with the Career Development Center, has created a Career Restart training project. This is a path that will allow you to react quickly to change and start building your career again. The project, enabled by our partnership with OP Solution, an Executive Career Management company, will provide tools for your professional development training plan and assistance in implementing the actions you can take to effectively manage change at a complex, historic moment such as the one we are currently experiencing.

The Career Development Center collaborates with many international leading companies in the reference market to provide our students with services and activities for a continuous update on the latest trends in the job market and the business world.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in networking events including roundtables and career events, relying on MIP Politecnico di Milano and John Cabot University’s networks.

Furthermore, through FLEXA, our students will be able to get in touch with companies and other professionals in the network.


The EMBA offers immediate benefits for the companies in which the students work:

Students are trained to be innovation agents within their companies. The goal is to bring the creative mindset typical of startups to the corporate world as well. In fact, the programmes are designed to drive the growth of managers and leaders who are engines of innovation and transformation, capable of addressing the challenges required by the market.

Professional activity becomes an opportunity to put into practice what has been learned in the classroom. The company can thus derive concrete benefits from the advancement of its employee, who becomes a promoter of change and innovation.

Furthermore, the company has the possibility of intervening in the definition of the final project on which the student will work in the last few months of their EMBA. The project involves the collaboration and supervision of a member of the MIP Politecnico di Milano Faculty. In this way, the company can benefit from the project’s output, which has a highly practical and consultative nature.

The sponsoring company can make a contribution in relation to the major that the student can undertake, so as to direct the training of its resources towards issues whose development is of great value and represents an operational benefit. The employee will be able to target their training in accordance with the needs dictated by their position and their path of professional growth.

This path, which has been further renewed, aims to work on EMBA students’ transversal soft skills, improving their managerial effectiveness and developing the key capabilities that leaders need to successfully undertake their role within the organization.

Exposure to a technological ecosystem such as that of the Politecnico di Milano  ̶  which ranges from Industry 4.0 to the Internet of Things and autonomous driving in vehicles  ̶  can become an added value for managers and entrepreneurs, also in terms of open innovation. This enables the company to achieve a considerable saving on the costs of acquiring managerial skills externally.

  • Being recognized by a public body  ̶  in this specific case, by the Politecnico di Milano  ̶  the course issues credits. The recognised Masters are, therefore, VAT exempt pursuant to Art. 10 DPR 633/1972. No VAT is therefore applied on the related invoices.

  • A specific schedule of rates is applied, by means of which the cost is distributed based on the duration of the Master; we are, however, happy to take corporate needs into account in this regard.

  • Businesses which participate in Interprofessional Funds, such as Fondimpresa and Fondirigenti, can benefit from opportunities for sponsoring their employees to take an Executive MBA, taking advantage of the funds which have accrued in their Learning Account or by using open tenders. Here, MIP works with all joint multi-sector funds by placing a team of experts at the disposal of companies to draw attention to the various funding opportunities.

  • Companies will be able to obtain special terms in the case of multiple enrolments of their employees on the EMBA course.


Application status: OPEN
Next intake: June 2022

Participation in the Executive MBA is subject to a rigorous selection process. One of the strengths of this Master is the variety of backgrounds of the participants; considerable attention is therefore given to candidates’ professional employment history. The selection process closely evaluates the documentation sent, the student’s professional profile, the written test, and the motivational interview.

More details: Admissions process


The cost of the Master is €37,000 for individual enrollments and €40,000 for participation sponsored by companies, or for self-employed professionals. These costs are exempt of VAT. It is only possible to enroll in the first year of the course. The cost for each year of the Master is €18,500 for individual enrollments and €20,000 for participation sponsored by companies, or for self-employed professionals.

EMBA candidates resident in Italy can also access subsidized loans to assist with the program fee and other expenses.
MIP works with credit institutions such as Banca Sella, Banca Intesa San Paolo, UniCredit and BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas. Click here for more information on the conditions offered by BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas.

For further information on financing opportunities, please write to [email protected]

  • Early Bird Waiver Applicants who submit their application by January 15th, 2022 will be awarded a EUR 1500 Early-Bird Contribution in case they pass the selection process and are admitted to the program.

  • MIP & JCU Alumni
    For MIP and John Cabot University alumni, a 10% reduction is available on the total amount of the fee.
    It is expressly understood that all interested candidates who enrol in the complete Master, or both the 2 (two) years of attendance of the Master, can compete for this contribution, while those who wish to enrol only in the first year of attendance of the Master will not be eligible to apply for this contribution.

  • POLIMI Alumni
    Politecnico di Milano alumni can benefit from a reduction of 2,000 euros on the participation fee for the Master.
    It is expressly understood that all interested candidates who enrol in the complete Master, or both the 2 (two) years of attendance of the Master, can compete for this contribution, while those who wish to enrol only in the first year of attendance of the Master will not be eligible to apply for this contribution.

  • MIP4WOMEN Contribution
    MIP Politecnico di Milano offers the most deserving women candidates study grants of up to a maximum of 7,000 euros in order to promote management and entrepreneurship for women.

    MIP Politecnico di Milano is offering 2 study grants of the amount of 2,000 euros to deserving candidates who have launched a startup in the past, entrepreneurs, or professionals who aspire to become one, in order to support them in their studies.

    MIP Politecnico di Milano is offering 2 study grants of the amount of 2,000 euros in order to support in the study of deserving candidates who deal with sustainability in their company or who work for a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).

  • For more details, click here
    For further information, please write to [email protected]

MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management

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Virtual open day

Location: Rome
Language: Italian
Format: Part-Time
Next intake: June 2022
Length: 2 years
Minimum entry requirement: 6+ years
Tuition fee: € 37.000 (individuals)/ € 40.000 (companies) VAT exempted

Executive Masters Admissions Office:
Tel  +39 02 2399 2820
Email [email protected]

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