Strategic Design
Building new businesses and strategies through design
XX Edition
October, 2018

Admission requirements

The Specializing Master is reserved to candidates with a university Diploma or a Bachelor or a Master of Science in engineering, architecture, industrial design, economics, social and human sciences, that have gained a certain degree of work experience and who intend on enriching their professional careers by working on the border between the design and management fields.   As for candidates who graduated abroad, equivalent study titles in their respective educational institutions will be considered.

The number of admitted students is 30. The Specializing Master Course Committee will select the students to be admitted. 

Admission procedure

The application form must be submitted to within September 20th, 2018. Non-EU citizens residing abroad with a foreign Degree must send the documents at least 30 days before the application deadline mentioned before.

* Italian/foreign citizens with Degree obtained in Italy have to send:
  • Self-certifications relating to Personal identity (name and surname, date and place of birth, nationality and residence).
  • A copy of the student's identity document
  • Copy of the Diploma Supplement or copy of the Diploma and Academic qualifications, indicating the marks obtained in each examination, for the students with a University Degree obtained under the old educational system. 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
* Italian/EU citizens with foreign Degree have to send:
  • Self-certification relating to personal identity (name and surname, date and place of birth, nationality and residence)
  • Photocopy of the academic certificate plus to certificate detailing the marks obtained for each examination, or the Diploma Supplement (upon enrolment, the Declaration of Value from the local Italian Diplomatic authorities must be submitted, or an Official document issued by ENIC/NARIC centers).   
  • A copy of the student's identity document.
  • Curriculum Vitae 

The application form must contain the following statement: "I authorize the processing of my personal data by the Politecnico di Milano, pursuant to Italian Law Decree. N. 196 of 30.6.2003". 

The selection process includes:

  • a long-distance test (candidates are not required to take the exam in Milan),
  • a first motivational interview via Skype. MSD faculty might request an additional interview with the candidates to complete the evaluation process. It may take place either in person, or by phone.

Tuition and Fees

The Specializing Master in Strategic Design costs €13.800,00 VAT free, according to Italian law, Art. 10 Dpr 633/72. 

The total cost of the Specializing Master is divided into:
  • enrolment tax to the Politecnico di Milano € 500,00 per student;
  • SpecializingMaster tuition fees € 13.300,00 per student.
The enrolment tax to the Politecnico di Milano won't be refunded under any circumstances.

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Strategic Design


Tuition and Fees

The Specializing Master has a cost of €13,800.00 + VAT.

  • develop the capabilities and management of the product system
  • develop problem solving skills
  • managing complexity by integrating resources and actors into an innovative design process
  • acquire multimedia tools
  • develop and improve the ability to innovate the characteristics of the product systems
Teaching Plan

The Specializing Master will begin in October 2018 and will end in January 2020.


Lessons will be held at, via Durando 38/A.

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