The 11st September 2020, the School of Management of NPU was invited to participate IMIM Consortium Meeting Agenda and Kick-off of IMIM program.
IMIM program - International Master in Industrial Management, is the result of a collaboration among Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Madrid, Spain), Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK and Dubai, United Arab Emirates), Northwestern Polytechnical University (Xi’an, China), Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy) and Tecnológico de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico). The course provides managerial skills to students with a technical, particularly scientific or engineering background, focusing on business skills relevant for pursuing managerial careers in international manufacturing and service industries. Students who participate the program will have 2 Master Degrees during a 2 years’ study in 3 or 4 countries. They will pass their first term in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh campus for courses about Principles of Management, then the second term in Universidad Politécnica de Madrid for course of Principles of Management. Students will choose their third term among 4 universities: Heriot-Watt University Dubai campus, Northwestern Polytechnical University in China, Politecnico di Torino in Italy or Tecnológico de Monterrey of Maxico. And for thefourth term, they will choose to have their master thesis anywhere in the world.
The meeting is divided into twoparts; the first part is the meeting among IMIM Consortium partners, subjects about the operation of the 2020-2022 IMIMprogram, such as the sign of agreement of the project, theenrollment of the project and themarketing plan for next IMIM project are discussed during thepartners’ meeting. It is also fixed that the deadline of application for students of the next edition: 30thMay 2021 for non-European students and 30thJuly for European students.
The second part of the meeting is the Kick-off of IMIM program. Students enrolled in 2020 were invited to attend the meeting and each of them had several minutes to do a self-introduction to all attendants of the meeting. Also by this chance that 11 students of 2020IMIMeditioncould know each other. Then,representatives ofeach university were invited to have a presentation oftheirinstitution. Prof. Shao Jing,Assistant Dean of School of Management, as representative of NPU,briefly introducesthe universityand School of management, with content ofthe geographical location, historical evolution, research direction, faculty, research platform and partners, andalso the courses and living facilities inthe school. At the end of the questions and answers session, the representatives ofeach institution answered thestudents’ questions.
The meeting was held successfully.
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