Programme Structure

Format: Full time
Intake: September
Duration: 16 months + Master Thesis

Students will spend each of the three semesters at one of the partner institutions: starting in Madrid, Spain, and subsequently continuing with the second semester in Milan, Italy and the last one in one of the four partner universities.
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 of the partner universities. 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. 

IMIM Programme Courses (past edition)
Please note: the curriculum and organisation of the IMIM Programme may change subject to approval by the partner Univeristies' monitoring and Review Committees.

First semester's Courses
(UPM Spain)
Mandatory courses:
Statistics and data analytics: from big data to good decisions (6 ECTS, mandatory)
Strategic analysis of business decisions (6 ECTS, mandatory)
Complexity and networks: business in an interconnected world (3 ECTS, mandatory)
Financial and managerial accounting (3 ECTS, mandatory)
Capital markets and corporate finance (3 ECTS, mandatory)
Industrial & International marketing (3 ECTS, mandatory)

Selection courses:
Quantitative methods for industrial organization decisions (3 ECTS, optional)
Technology, organization and new digital business models (3 ECTS, optional)
Innovation and strategic management in a global context (3 ECTS, optional)
SME Management (3 ECTS, optional)
General Management Skills (3 ECTS, optional)

UPM has an offer of 39 ECTS of which the student has to complete 30: 24 are mandatory and the remaining 6 will be chosen within an offer of Selection courses (6 out of 15 ECTS).

Selection courses will be taught if a certain minimum number of students choose them. 


Second semester's Courses
(POLIMI Italy)
Operations management and Improvement in the digital era
Supply Chain Management
Quality management
Service management
Industry 4.0 integrated planning and control
Management consulting (with Company visits and practical activities)

Third semester's Courses
(Heriot Watt University UK)
Main mobility track: Strategic Management, HWU Business Models (7,5 ECTS) Strategic Change (7,5 ECTS) Strategic Project Management (7,5 ECTS) Leadership (7,5 ECTS)

Students now have the possibility of attending the 3rd semester on "Entrepreneurship and Technology Management" and undertaking their master thesis at TUM School of Management, Germany. There will be 10 places available and students have to undergo a selection process. The selection criteria include grades of previous semesters, admission score and motivation.
The modules offered at TUM School of Management are: Applied Econometrics, Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, Seminar Concepts in International Entrepreneurship, Seminar Entrepreneurship, Financial Modeling in Private Equity and Marketing Entrepreneurship Lab. In order to receive the MSc degree from TUM School of Management, Germany, students have to undertake the third semester receiving 30 credits and also undertake the Master Thesis there receiving another 30 credits. 

Alternatively, students can choose to attend the 3rd semester at Beijing Jiaotong University School of Economics and Management in China. There will be 15 places available. The studies will focus on Doing Business with/in China and the modules offered at BJTU include Organizational Behaviour, Managerial Economics, Enterprise Logistics Management as well as Industrial Management in Local Context and Language.

Students can now also attend the final term term at Toulouse Business School, France where 12 places will be offered. 

The detailed IMIM Courses description for each semester can be found at the bottom of the page.

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. 

Some of the companies which hosted IMIM students for their master thesis: 

• ABB ROBOTICS • ACCENTURE • AIR FRANCE KLM North Europe • ANTEX DE QING • ARCELOR MITTAL (UK, France, Luxembourg) • AREVA • ATLAS COPCO • BIESSE, Pessaro • BMW • BOMBARDIER • BOSTON SCIENTIFIC • BTICINO (Italy) • CISCO • CRAMO • CUMMINS SWEDEN • DRN • EPTISA • FABIO PERINI • GENERAL ELECTRIC • HILTI • ICSI • IKEA • INFINITA RENOVABLES • INTERNATIONAL CHARGING SYSTEMS IHI (Italy) • INTEX IBERIA • ITALCEMENTI GROUP (Italy) • KRAUSS MAFFEI • LAMBORGHINI (Italy) • LOGICA • L'OREAL • METSO PAPER • MINERAL RESOURCES • MAGNETI MARELLI • NAVANTIA (Spain) • NORFOLKLINE (Sweden) • ORMAZABAL • P&G • PETROLVALVES • PLANET CLOUSTER • PORSCHE CONSULTING • PROPHET BVBA • RELACOM AB • RENAULT • SAMSUNG (Italy) • SARA LEE (Netherlands) • SAS • SCHNEIDER AUTOMATION • SCHNEIDER ELECTRONICS • SIEMENS • SIEMENS SPA • SOLVING EFESO • SONY (Italy) • SVP ADVISORS • TELEFONICA • TIETO • UNIDO • UPS • VILLEROY-BOCH • WHIRLPOOL (Italy)

UPM has an offer of 39 ECTS of which the student has to complete 30: 24 are mandatory and the remaining 6 will be chosen within an offer of Selection courses (6 out of 15 ECTS).

Selection courses will be taught if a certain minimum number of students choose them. 

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PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

CREDITS

ANIMP
ANIMP, Associazione Nazionale di Impiantistica Industriale’ association believes in the high-quality of IMIM programme and cooperates in its development.
TIME
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.