We believe in the constant exchange of ideas, sharing different perspectives and hybridizing different disciplines. Our partnerships are a way to achieve these aims and improve our teaching programme.

MDS with MIP Politecnico di Milano

MIP is a global business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA, EFMD and ranked by the Financial Times amongst the best European business schools

MIP is the international Business School of Politecnico di Milano. MIP’s mission is to provide its students with a broad education combining management, technology and innovation, in order to benefit companies and society at large.
Founded in 1979 as a Consortium between the Politecnico di Milano and many Italian institutions and several leading public and private industrial groups, today MIP is a non-for-profit consortium limited company.
MIP and the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering together make up the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, which is involved in all the many aspects surrounding research and education in the fields of management, economics and industrial engineering.

MDS includes MBA Elective Course Design Management

The Elective Design Management aims to offer MBA students and MDS students an introduction to the challenges, approaches, models and applications of design management and design strategy, for those future managers willing to develop and build the appropriate capabilities and skills to successfully manage design driven innovation.

MDS with ANTWERP Management School

Antwerp Management School delivers state-of-the-art management knowledge, anchored in a business and organizational context.

Antwerp Management School is the autonomous business school of the University of Antwerp, and was founded in 1959 as IPO (Instituut voor Postuniversitair Onderwijs), at that time the most prestigious school for management education. The institute had a major impact on the development of Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium and beyond by delivering top managers in large companies and organizations. Currently, Antwerp Management School is ranked in the Financial Times ranking as best business school of Belgium.

MDS includes Business Design Workshop (BDW)

In a time in which isolated and vertical competences are not necessary ingredients to handle the task of business innovation, learning paths and education need to be rethought.
Management and design seem to be two practices that are complementary and interwoven. While the former gains laterality and out-of-pattern thinking to redesign business streams, the latter increases market orientation and business logics. Therefore, as of this year, Specializing Master in Strategic Design and Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (a Master provided by Antwerp Management School in Antwerp, Belgium) join their classes in a Business Design Workshop (BDW) experience to enrich the learning path of their students and to augment the innovation capabilities of the partner companies involved.

The students were involved in the understanding why platforms are relevant model and they could change the way airlines sell and distribute their product & services. The pervasiveness of touchpoints and digital platforms make possible the collection of tons of data regarding customers’ behaviours.

Airlines like Air France – KLM could redesign their offer to meet travellers’ expectations and needs, providing a seamless customer experience inside airports.

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