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Real Coronavirus Stories: MIP Politecnico Di Milano

Students and staff at MIP Politecnico di Milano share their experiences, as the b-school community unites to combat coronavirus

Sat Apr 4 2020

Associate dean for open programs at MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business, Antonella Moretto, remains upbeat even as lockdown continues across Italy. She emphasizes that she wants to engage with students and faculty alike as much as possible, and capitalize on the school's digital offerings. d5e652aa256cc474e7e147e65e982171c30eff78.png

"Since the end of February, Covid-19 has completely changed how our lives and how we work, as we are obliged to stay home," she explains. "This was a big change in my daily life, as what I love the most about my job is being able to connect with people––both students and fellows team members. After an initial moment of shock, the real question became how to organize things to keep everything running in a positive way. 

"All teaching activities are now run online, although this new approach to teaching did present some challenges. I am keeping up my personal interactions with students by engaging them through online forums or additional materials, and involving them in workgroup activities. 

"The other challenge has been working out how to interact best with my team. We have a set daily meeting with all our teammates––this is to simply to make sure we're all fine, to chat together as we used to do at the coffee station, and to organize our days.

"It's so important to remain close despite the distance," Antonella stresses. "I really look forward to coming back to the university and seeing my colleague d2c542d815e218af0d1811d0585ed118d879da12.png s again in the office aisles. Strong relationships and common goals are demonstrating that we can maintain our normality as much as possible."

For Online MBA student Giuseppe Stefanetti, his study hasn't been much altered by the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. 

"COVID-19 hasn't significantly affected the Online MBA at MIP, as the program is mostly based on a distance-learning methodology," he says. "Online lessons and seminars are still going on, and students are interacting using web platforms. I really appreciate the increase of material available in the platform related to the pandemic, such as advice, articles, live webinars and in-depth analyses of MIP stakeholders.

"As it is for many of us, my routine life has been disrupted by the virus, and I am concerned about the health of my family and friends. Let’s hope we can all get back to normality soon."

Student Reviews

Polimi Graduate School of Management





Great technology competences related to the financial world

The program offers great technological and concrete competencies of the technology applied to the financial sector. Students are highly motivated and fun to be around. The courses are highly linked to innovative and forward-looking topics and deliver great career prospects.




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Master in FinTech

Mip is a very organised school, the program of the Fintech master is really interesting and covers a lot of useful fields. I believe the Carrer Development Center and the network of companies the school has is one of the best features of this master. Suggested if u are interested in finance technologies and the interaction between them.





MIP Politecnico di Milano was totally a gamechanger for me, I learned a lot and the exposure I got while studying here was unlimited. This university is very flexible and student friendly, the professors are highly qualified and are devoted to their work. The best part about this university is that if you have free time in your course, you can sit for other courses as well of your choices, being a civil engineer I always had affinity towards design, as I got a weeks off from my course I used to attend design lectures with other batches. This was really helpful to me.