Mobility Innovation and Management: second edition of the Master in collaboration with Volkswagen Group Italia
The second edition of the MIMA (Mobility Information and Management) began in mid-March. Volkswagen Group Italia is the Main Partner of the postgraduate master’s program offered by Ca’ Foscari University. The start of a new course of studies confirms that the program, offered by the School of Management of Ca’ Foscari Challenge School, responds well to the need of the labor market to find professionals specifically trained to be able to manage and accelerate the transformation of the mobility system, bearing in mind sustainability from an economic, environmental and social point of view.
This path is perfectly aligned with the decarbonization target of the Paris Agreement and with the consequent business strategy of the Volkswagen Group. The whole Company is fully committed for the transformation from car manufacturer to provider of electric, sustainable and digital mobility. Massive investments are planned but they are not enough; every Subsidiary must engage actively. Therefore Volkswagen Group Italia promotes many initiatives as well and, among the many projects some are in support of education. “We deem it a fundamental prerequisite for the transition. Thus we support the Master since birth, by contributing to the definition of the study plan and by participating actively to the classes” states Massimo Nordio, CEO of Volkswagen Group Italia, who recently talked to the students about the profound transformation of mobility and about the new competence that the Volkswagen Group is developing and acquiring to face future challenges.
The Company contributed to the study program also by means of the participation of the Future Mobility Director, Stefano Sordelli, who offered students his experience, gained thanks to discussions with many stakeholder. Moreover, the specialists of the Technical Training Department of Volkswagen Group Italy offered a deep dive on technical matters. In particular, students could examine in depth topics like the evolution of the drive train, connected vehicles and Internet of Things, autonomous driving, product architectures, last-mile mobility and infrastructures.
Besides the modules offered in the first edition – mobility, management, technology, tools, opportunities and experiences – sessions of career coaching have been introduced this year, with the aim of guiding students in their professional growth.
At the end of the Master, students are offered the opportunity to do an internship at Volkswagen Group Italia.