Programme Structure

First term

MADRID, SPAIN

Principles of Management I

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

Second term

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Principles of Management II

Managing projects and enterprise (30 ECTS)

Third term

DUBAI

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

XI’AN, CHINA

Doing Business in/whith China (30 ETCS)

TORINO, ITALY

Engineering & Finance (32 ECTS)

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO / MONTERREY / GUADALAJARA, MÉXICO

Innovation (32 ECTS) or Data Science (32 ECTS)

Fourth term

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

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, Torino, Xi’an or México.

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:

  • Challenges for managing Logistics and Supply Chain in Global Business Environments (30 ECTS) Dubai
  • Doing Business with/in China (30ECTS) Xi’an
  • Engineering & Finance (32ECTS) Torino
  • Innovation (32 ECTS) / Data Science (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.

For further information about IMIM courses content description & syllabi, please contact to: imim@etsii.upm.es.

IMIM Program Courses

First semester courses: UPM, Madrid

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

  • Strategic Management (6 ECTS)
  • Statistics and Data Science (6 ECTS)
  • Advanced Analytics for Decision-making (3 ECTS)
  • Industrial Marketing (3 ECTS)
  • Technology-based Entrepreneurship (3 ECTS)
  • Accounting and Corporate Finance (4 ECTS)
  • Organization and Management (2 ECTS)
  • Business Research Methods (3 ECTS)

Second semester courses: HWU, Edinburgh

Principles of management II: Managing projects and enterprise

Mandatory courses

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

 

And 2 Elective Courses from either:

  • Managing Diversity in Business (7.5 ECTS)
  • Human Resource Management (7.5 ECTS)
  • Research Philosophy and Practice (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)

Third semester courses: NPU, CHINA

Doing Business with/in China

  • Chinese language I (8 ECTS)
  • Brief Introduction of China (4 ECTS)
  • Applied Statistics I (4 ECTS)
  • Operational Research (6 ECTS)
  • Production and Operations Management (4 ECTS)
  • Engineering Economy (4 ECTS)
  • Data Analysis, Modeling and Decision Making (4 ECTS)
  • Management research methodology (4 ECTS)

Third semester courses: POLITO, ITALY

Engineering & Finance

4 Elective Courses from either:

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

Third semester courses: TEC, MÉXICO

Campus Guadalajara. Track: Ciencia de datos (Datascience)

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

Campus Estado de México. Track: Innovación (Innovation)

  • Engineering Project Management (8 ECTS)
  • Leadership for Sustainable Development (8 ECTS)
  • Innovation and Product Development (4 ECTS)
  • Risk Analysis (4 ECTS)
  • Business Innovation Project I (4 ECTS)
  • Business Innovation Project II (4 ECTS)

Campus Monterrey. Track: Ciencia de datos (Datascience)

  • Engineering Project Management (8 ECTS)
  • Leadership for Sustainable Development (8 ECTS)
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments (8 ECTS)
  • Business Innovation Project I (4 ECTS)
  • Business Innovation Project II (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.