|Application deadline:||May 31, 2013 - non-EU applicants July 10, 2013 - EU applicants|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
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Deadline: January 15, 2014
The IMIM programme gives managerial skills to students with a technical background.
Education is performed in a highly internationalized environment with the possibility to spend the four semesters in up to 4 different countries. All students spend the first semester in Spain at UPM; the second semester in Italy at POLIMI. Students have the possibility to choose among different optional streams of specialization in different Universities and Countries. According to the chosen area or region of interest, students attend the 3rd semester in the University specialized in that particular field or situated in a specific geographical area. The final semester is for Master thesis and can be performed virtually in any Country of the world.
In addition to the delivery of managerial content, the program facilitates and stimulates the participation to the social, economical, cultural life of the hosting Countries (e.g. with courses of local language, seminars of local managers, Company visits).
The IMIM Programme was founded in 2004 by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden). It has been successfully implemented with funding from the Erasmus Mundus Programme from 2006 to 2010. Due to the high quality throughout demonstrated, in 2010 IMIM has been awarded by the European Commission/EACEA an Erasmus Mundus Brand Name (EMBN). In 2012 the Consortium and the Programme changed their structures and different streams of specialisation were introduced for the 3rd semester. The Master was then awarded with the Erasmus Mundus funding for the years 2013-2017. In 2013 Heriot-Watt University (Scotland, UK) joined the IMIM Consortium.
The programme is accredited by the Top Industrial Managers Europe (TIME) Association, a network of 55 leading Engineering Schools and Faculties and Technical Universities which offers, through a system of voluntary bilateral agreements between its members, promotion and recognition of academic excellence and relevance to the international labour market, in the form of Double Degrees in engineering and in related fields.
1902011animp'ANIMP, Associazione Nazionale di Impiantistica Industriale' association believes in the high-quality of IMIM programme and cooperates in its development.
The overall aim of the programme is to provide students with a primarily scientific or engineering-based educational background with business skills relevant for pursuing managerial careers in internationally orientated manufacturing and service industries. The need for such skills is growing rapidly as graduates are increasingly expected to assume broader tasks and responsibilities than most technical universities have traditionally prepared them for. The programme is accredited by the Top Industrial Managers Europe (TIME) Association: a confederacy of leading technical universities in Europe.
The programme covers a broad range of managerial topics and gradually deepens the students' knowledge of these. Particular emphasis is placed on topics of great relevance for technical university graduates, such as operations and supply chain management. Another key feature of the programme is its integrative teaching approach aimed at developing the ability of students to tackle managerial issues in an interdisciplinary manner. The fourth semester is entirely devoted to industry-related project work in close collaboration with European Companies, forming the basis for a master thesis to be submitted towards the end of the semester. The duration of the programme is four semesters (two years).
Who Should Consider this Programme? Graduates with a Bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution (minimum 3 years full-time study) in a scientific or technical discipline who wish to broaden their educational background to pursue a managerial career in an international industrial environment. Recent graduates who have on average between 1 and 5 years of postgraduate work experience, fulfilling the above academic requirements, who wish to enhance their portfolio of professional skills matching those required for managerial positions in an international industrial environment.
Students will spend each of the first two semesters at one of the partner institutions: starting in Madrid, Spain, and subsequently continuing with the second semester in Como, Italy.
A broad foundation, comprising introductions to organizational behavior, financial and managerial accounting, corporate finance and the function of capital markets, marketing strategy and economics, will be provided during the first semester.
Building on this, the second semester further develops students' proficiency in operations management, quality management and supply chain management approaches and techniques. Thus gradually strengthening the link between general managerial work and the challenges emerging in modern manufacturing and service operations.
Students will have, then, the possibility to choose among different optional streams of specialization in different Universities and Countries. According to the chosen area or region of interest, students will attend the 3rd semester in the University specialized in that particular field or situated in a specific geographical area.
The final semester is for Master thesis and can be performed virtually in any Country of the world. In addition to the delivery of managerial content, the program facilitates and stimulates the participation to the social, economical, cultural life of the hosting Countries (e.g. with courses of local language, seminars of local managers, Company visits)
All teaching activities are in English. A significant amount of these take an interactive approach, through extensive use of group-based work, case studies and seminars in order to stimulate dialogue and learning from the diverse experiences of students and teachers.
First semester's Courses (UPM Spain)
* Financial and Managerial Accounting (5 ECTS)
* Capital Markets and Corporate Finance (5 ECTS)
* Organization and Corporate Strategy in a Global Context (4,5 ECTS)
* Industrial and International Marketing (4,5 ECTS)
* SME Management (3 ECTS)
* Applied Managerial Skills (3 ECTS)
* ICT Management (3 ECTS)
* Industrial Management in Local Context and Language (2 ECTS)
Second semester's Courses (POLIMI Italy)
* Operations management and improvement in manufacturing and services (6 ECTS)
* Integrated Operations and Supply Chain Planning (4 ECTS)
* Quality and maintenance management (4 ECTS)
* Service Management (5 ECTS)
* Global Supply Chain Management (5 ECTS)
* Sustainability and Ethics in business (4 ECTS)
* Industrial Management in Local Context and Language (2 ECTS)
Third Semester's Courses (Choice of Mobility Tracks)
The courses of the third semester vary according to the stream of specialization chosen:
* Strategic Management at Heriot-Watt University (HWU)
* Finance at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
* Innovation Management at Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI)
Additional streams of specialization are under definition. 1. Strategic Management, HWU
* Business Models (7,5 ECTS)
* Strategic Change (7,5 ECTS)
* Strategic Project Management (7,5 ECTS)
* Leadership (7,5 ECTS)
2. Finance, UPM
* Financial derivatives (6 ECTS)
* Advanced portfolio management (3 ECTS)
* Financial advise tools and approaches (3 ECTS)
* Real option analysis applied to engineering processes (3 ECTS)
* Energy derivatives: applications to the industry (3 ECTS)
* High-growth companies: key issues (3 ECTS)
* Scenario analysis and risk management (3 ECTS)
* Corporate governance (3 ECTS)
* Total leadership (3 ECTS)
3. Innovation Management, POLIMI
* New Product Development (8 ECTS)
* Technology Strategy (8 ECTS)
* Luxury Management (8 ECTS)
* Advanced Marketing (6 ECTS)
Fourth Semester - Master Thesis (virtually anywhere)
The Master Thesis is completely integrated in the educational programme as an opportunity for the student to apply what he/she has learned during the previous semesters, with a multi functional and integrative approach. It is a broad project that the IMIM consortium organises in collaboration with universities, industrial and service companies, and other organisations.
Types of MT
* MT performed in academic institutions (universities members of the consortium or other European institutions; for students without the EM scholarship, third countries having agreements with IMIM consortium)
* MT performed in companies
* MT performed in other organizations (foundations, public administrations,....)
MT is defined by a clear set of objectives, by expected outcome and by main milestones.
An expert IMIM tutor supervises the student's activities mentoring and directing the development of the project. An academic tutor from one of the consortium universities is always responsible for the follow up of the MT. There can be other tutors who may act as external tutors
The student conducts an autonomous work with defined responsibilities, toward the achievement of the stated objectives, considering a wide range of managerial aspects and adopting different tools.
The Master Thesis is a wonderful opportunity to blend the knowledge of different subjects and take an integrated and practical view of the issues addressed during classes.
The IMIM Master offers admission to applicants who have the highest potential for graduate study. The minimum graduate admission requirements are: * A Bachelor degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution (minimum 3 years full time study) in a scientific or technical discipline
* High proficiency in the English language
TOEFL iBT = min. 80 internet-based, 213 computer-based, 550 paper-based
IELTS = min. 6.5
CAMBRIDGE = min. CAE (Certificate of Advanced English)
TOEIC = min. 695
In case studies have been done in English, an official statement issued by the University, confirming that the medium of instruction was English, is required instead.
Please note: the requirements above refer to the admission to the programme only. Some specialization courses might be subjected to further language requirements, according to legislations in a particular Country and/or Univeristy rules.
Not compulsory, but considered as a merit in the selection process:
* Relevant work experience (verified by appropriate documentation)
* Recent GMAT scores, if high.
IMIM is committed to promote a balanced gender participation in the course, access to disadvantaged students and to students with disabilities or special needs. As such, in case students of different gender are ranked equally, the tie would be resolved in favour of the less represented gender in the scholarship or admitted list. Also, students with disabilities or special needs are subject to a more favourable evaluation in the selection process. Applicants are given the possibility to include information regarding any sort of disability in their application form.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||550|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||213|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||80|
ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIPS (2013 intake): * How to apply: flag 'EM scholarship' in the online application form.
* Who can apply? Both EU and non EU students
* Deadline: January 15th, 2013
The amount of the scholarship covers the tuition fees and the living expenses:
- *Cat A students* (NON EU students) = *5* scholarships of 48.000 EUR (the students should pay 16.000 EUR of tuition fee for the whole programme)
- *Cat B* *students* (EU students) = *4* scholarships of 20.000 EUR (the students should pay 8.000 EUR of tuition fee for the whole programme)
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