Friday, January 19th was not a normal school day for International Full-Time MBA students at MIP. It was our first experience of getting in touch with various companies’ recruiters in a single day and discussing our project work and full-time job opportunities. Even though at MIP we had also been given ample opportunities before, through companies’ corporate presentations and visits to their offices, the Career Day was totally different.
Category: "Study in Progress"
Our master is a program run jointly between MIP Politecnico di Milano in Italy and the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, giving us the welcome opportunity to experience two different countries and educational cultures. The master is litterally full-time and we had a particularly intensive period of activities at the beginning of the year.
As part of my journey during the International Flex EMBA I had the opportunity to attend a World Business Forum in New York, organized by WOBI, which proved to be a very worthwhile and enriching experience.
This year’s theme was “humanification”, which is probably something we need to recover since the world may continue developing but the human side is being somewhat left behind. The world is turning more and more digital and, in most cases, less human. This is a summary of the main inspirational ideas and insights shared by all the speakers.
A couple of weeks ago, The Economist posted an article entitled “Why Tirana, once one of Europe’s dreariest cities, is now worth a visit”, referring to the city of Tirana as the Balkans’ best-kept secret. I may not share the opinions expressed by the author in his article, but I definitely agree with the fact that today, Tirana has become an interesting place to visit, as is the whole of Albania.
Welcome back to the second appointment of our MBA journey! Discovering that other MBA candidates had a great interest in sharing impressions and feelings about their MIP experience with the #growingleader community, I’ve decided to write this article with Federica, who has kindly chosen to join us.
Through an internship in the city of Edinburgh, as part of our master we had the opportunity to work in the Whisky industry, one of the most attractive markets in Scotland. We developed a ¨Sales and Marketing Strategy¨ for Jeffrey Street Whisky and Tobacco Company, identifying opportunities and ways to improve results for the organisation; in addition to this, a qualitative and quantitative analysis of internal and external factors in the whisky market had previously been undertaken, and the strategic corporate plan was revised.
Benedetta, program coordinator of the GEMOS, brings us into the first week of the Master. She tells us about 19 professionals going back to school at MIP and experiencing enriching lessons and company visits.
September 22nd was a different day for sure. None of us really knew what to expect. While on the bus, we tried to imagine what was waiting for us in the very mysterious locality of Bruzzano. The typical 9 o’clock Milanese traffic jam gave us the time to make conjectures, and, maybe a little bashfully, to talk about ourselves, our plans and our first impressions of the city.
“When I had journeyed half of our life’s way, I found myself within a shadowed forest, for I had lost the path that does not stray…”. With the famous lines of Dante in my mind, I may affirm that although my motivation might be lacking, the will for knowledge is still strong in me and I am excited and willing to go back to school.
Practical insights are amplified through platforms where students are given the leverage to be exposed to the domain in which they dream of excelling. The Master in Global Luxury Goods and Services Management course incorporated a study tour in order to provide Indian students with a taste of the European arena of luxury.