What is the Global Master of Industrial Management (GMIM) all about?
Global competition, more customised production and faster development of innovation are requiring a new breed of managers, who are specialised in managing complex systems. Each company area has its own specialists, but today’s companies need also a manager with a broader view. A manager who is specialised in understanding and managing the interactions among the different parts of a company, so as to make them work together well. The course provides managerial skills to students with a technical, particularly scientific or engineering background, focusing on business skills relevant for pursuing managerial careers in international manufacturing and service industries.
What is so distinctive about Global Master of Industrial Management (GMIM) course?
The programme is the result of a collaboration between MIP Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy), Strathclyde Business School (Glasgow, UK), Technische Universität München (Munich, Germany), Toulouse Business School (Toulouse, France) and Beijing Jiaotong University School of Economics and Management (Beijing, China). This makes the course so special as the students can build national and international knowledge from five different countries. Students will have also the opportunities to interact with the local industries in the UK, Italy, Germany, France and China.
How can students benefit from an international academic experience at three top institutions?
While the programme focuses on an integrative teaching approach aimed at developing the ability of students to tackle managerial issues in an interdisciplinary manner, the students would still benefit from being introduced to at least three distinctive education systems and cultures that help to be adaptable to any employment culture in the future and being able to manage teams from different cultures.
The schools also collaborate closely with national and international companies promoting partnerships with them and organising activities all year round to bring students the latest recruiting insights and market trends locally and internationally.
How is the student experience on each international campus highly international and goes beyond the classroom?
The programme experience goes beyond the classroom through interacting with academics and fellow students from many countries. Students can also participate in language courses, seminars with managers/industry experts and company visits. This would help students to expand their knowledge and get introduced to the recent technology that the industries use.
Students from which fields are eligible to apply?
Basically, this programme is meant to provide the managerial skills to students from a technical background (i.e. particularly scientific or engineering). So, the students who are eligible to apply should be technical university graduates as the emphasis is placed on topics of great relevance to them such as operations and digital supply chain management.
What are the career prospects on completion of Global Master of Industrial Management (GMIM) course?
As has been said, the course provides managerial skills to students with a technical background. So, the graduates of this programme can fit any industry/service that requires their technical and managerial skills. The job roles can be within supply chain management, operations management or any other related department.
The fourth study period is a real opportunity for students to get the first-hand experience to move to their future career by undertaking a university-based or company-based master dissertation in close collaboration with leading universities and companies in Europe. The collaborative schools will also provide opportunities for students to find placements across different sectors. This would play a vital role in defining the student career prospect.