Programme Structure

First term


Principles of Management I

Strategy, Resources and Data in an Increasingly Digital World (30 ECTS)

Second term


Principles of Management II

Managing projects and enterprise (30 ECTS)

Third term

Dubai, UAE

Challenges for managing Logistics and Supply Chain in Global Business (30 ECTS)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

People and Change (30 ECTS)


Innovation (32 ECTS)


Engineering and Finance (32 ECTS)

Fourth term


Master Thesis: Company-based or University-based (30 ECTS)

Students will spend each of the semesters at one of the partner institutions, starting in Madrid, Spain, and subsequently continuing with the second semester in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In the third semester the student will have the possibility to choose among different optional tracks of specialization in different universities and cities: Dubai, Turin, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico City or Kuala Lumpur.

The final semester is dedicated to the master thesis and can be performed in any of the partner universities and campuses.

Semesters 1 and 2 will be dedicated to the Foundations of Management:

  • The first semester in Madrid will address the relation between business decisions, organization and strategy, management in an interconnected world, finance and general management skills.
  • The second semester in Edinburgh will on operations, strategic links between projects and business strategy and understanding and measuring business performance and its links to delivering strategy.

For semester 3, students have the following options:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain (30 ECTS) Dubai
  • People & Change (30 ECTS) Kuala Lumpur
  • Engineering & Finance (32ECTS) Torino
  • Innovation (32 ECTS) México

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, economic, cultural life of the hosting cities (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.

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IMIM Program Courses

First semester courses: UPM, Madrid

Principles of management I: Strategy, Resources and Data in an Increasingly Digital World

  • Strategic Thinking 4.5 ECTS
  • Data Analysis for Management 4.5 ECTS
  • Advanced Analytics for Decision-making 4.5 ECTS
  • Industrial Marketing 3 ECTS
  • Technology-based Entrepreneurship 3 ECTS
  • Accounting and Corporate finance 4.5 ECTS
  • Industrial Dynamics and Sustainability Transitions 3 ECTS
  • Business Skills 3 ECTS

Second semester courses: HWU, Edinburgh

Principles of management II: Managing projects and enterprise

Mandatory courses

  • Project Management 7.5 ECTS
  • Systems Thinking & Analysis 7.5 ECTS


And 2 Optional Courses from either:

  • Managing Diversity in Business 7.5 ECTS
  • Research Philosophy and Practice 7.5 ECTS
  • Green and Sustainable Logistics 7.5 ECTS
  • Social Media Marketing 7.5 ECTS
  • Branding & Communications 7.5 ECTS

Third semester courses: HWU, Dubai

Challenges for managing Logistics and Supply Chain in Global Business Environments

4 mandatory courses

  • Operations Management (7.5 ECTS)
  • Strategies for Managing Supply Chains (7.5 ECTS)
  • Supply Chain Risk and Adaptation (7.5 ECTS)
  • Freight Transport and Warehouse Management (7.5 ECTS)


People and change

4 Optional Courses from either:

  • International Business Context (7.5 ECTS)
  • Leadership (7.5 ECTS)
  • Strategic Change (7.5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Human Factors (7.5 ECTS)
  • Coaching Psychology (7.5 ECTS)
  • Organisational Culture (7.5 ECTS)
  • Social and Organisational Change (7.5 ECTS)


Third semester courses: POLITO, ITALY

Engineering & Finance

  • Corporate Governance and Finance (8 ECTS)
  • Economics (8 ECTS)
  • Quality Engineering (8 ECTS)
  • Information Systems (8 ECTS)

Third semester courses: TEC, MEXICO

Campus Guadalajara, Campus Estado de México or Campus Monterrey


  • Engineering Project Management (8 ECTS)
  • Leadership for Sustainable Development (8 ECTS)
  • Lean systems, analysis and design (8 ECTS)
  • Business Innovation Project I (4 ECTS)
  • Innovation and Product Development (4 ECTS)

Fourth semester: anywhere in the world

Master Thesis

The Master Thesis is completely integrated in the educational program as an opportunity for the student to apply what she has learned during the previous semesters, with a multi-functional and integrative approach. It is a broad project that the IMIM consortium organizes in collaboration with universities, industrial and service companies and other organizations. There are two types of Master Thesis (MTh):

  • MTh performed in academic institutions (universities members of the consortium or other European academic institutions or from third countries having agreements with IMIM consortium)
  • MTh performed in companies or other organizations (foundations, public administrations)

The MTh 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 MTh. 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.

What is IMIM Master’s Thesis?

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