3 credit activities

Electives activities - 3 extra-credits

Moreover, students are required to obtain 3 extra-credits by choosing one among the following further elective activities:

MHR students can obtain 3 credits with the assessment of advanced knowledge in the following languages:

-French B2

-German B1

-Spanish B2

-Italian B2 (only for international students who did not graduate from an Italian high school or do not possess a high school diploma in Italian)

International students without an Italian degree or diploma can obtain 3 credits in Additional language skills: Italian by proving an Italian language proficiency at level B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This level can be assessed by the end of the degree course in the following ways:

-          by submitting the language certificate achieved no more than three years prior to the submission, at level B2 or higher, recognised by the University (the list of recognised language certificates can be found at:  https://www.unimi.it/en/node/349/). The language certificate must be uploaded through the service https://informastudenti.unimi.it/saw/ess?AUTH=SAML, by choosing the category SLAM;
-          by an entry-level test, organised by SLAM, which can be taken at the beginning of every semester.
Students who fail to reach level B2 will have to attend a 60-hour Italian course organised by SLAM and to pass the final test during the I semester of the second year of study in order to earn 3 ECTS credits of Additonal Language Skills: Italian.


According to the educational plan, it is not possible for MHR students to obtain the 3 credits with the assessment of Advanced English C1.

The assessment is managed by the SLAM, check the following links:

For French, German, Spanish check here: Language proficiency | MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES (MHR) | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it)

For Italian check here


If I am mother tongue in one of the above-mentioned languages, can I obtain the 3 credits?

In order to obtain the credits, you have to choose another of the languages available.


Some workshops are proposed by the faculty and published in the MHR website page.

Moreover, students can attend workshops or formative activities/courses offered by the University of Milan.  
The formative activity must:

  • be coherent with the learning objectives of MHR;
  • lasts 20 hours or more;
  • be approved by the faculty;


FAQ – Workshops


  1. Where can I find the list of the MHR workshops?
    The list of the MHR workshops is available here.

  2. Can I attend more than one workshop?
    Yes! Please remember to specify in the registration email the intent of participation in the workshop; if complementary to academic program (to obtain credits) or related to personal reasons.
  3. How can I propose a workshop/formative activity of my interest (not included in the list published in the MHR website page)?
    • send an email to the President (luca.solari@unimi.it) and ask for the recognition of your proposal;
    • in your email briefly describe the formative activity (i.e., title, learning objectives, main contents, number of hours, provider) and the reasons for your interest;
    • if the faculty approves your proposal, you can attend the formative activity;
    • to obtain the 3 credits, students must provide a certificate of attendance;
    • once you have attended the approved formative activity, the student must fulfil the module attached and send it to the President (luca.solari@unimi.it) together with the certificate of attendance;
  4. How do I have the credits recognized if I have attended one of the workshops organized by MHR? 
    The workshop instructor will communicate to the Student Administration Office the list of attending students. The Students Administration Office will proceed with the recognition of credits. Students do not have to fulfill any module/form. The credit recognition form has to be fulfilled only if the workshop or activity is not directly organized by MHR.

MHR referent for Internships and traineeships abroad: prof. Luca Solari (luca.solari@unimi.it)



You can activate a curricular internship through the University Study and Career Guidance services (COSP).


Click the link below for the information on the procedure.

Activating a curricular internship | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it)


If you need further information on the procedures relating to the activation of internships in public and private organizations and companies, write to the Stage Office: stage@unimi.it


Once you have completed the curricular internship and sent all the required documents to the COSP, you have to fill in the module available below (3 credits recognition form) and send it to prof. Luca Solari (luca.solari@unimi.it).

In the module, tick the option “Internship initiated by COSP.”

Along with the module, please send prof. Solari the documents specified in the module.

Once received, Prof. Solari will forward the module to the administrative offices, which will manage the uploading of the three credits in your career.



Please look at the link below to set up a curricular or extracurricular internship abroad.

Activating an internship abroad | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it)



After finishing your internship, fill in the module available below (3 credit recognition form) and send it to Prof. Luca Solari luca.solari@unimi.it together with a letter signed by the company's tutor that certifies:

•            the duration of your internship (from-to)

•            the learning aims

•            the main activities

In the module, tick the option "Internship not initiated by COSP."


To be approved, your internship must be coherent with the MHR's learning purposes (i.e. it must be in the HRM field). If you have doubts, contact Prof. Luca Solari (luca.solari@unimi.it).




Take an appointment with the UNIMI career consultants.

For international students, the individual meeting will be HELD IN ENGLISH

The service is free.

Please, have a look here  to know more about these services Career guidance | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it)




Please, have a look here Job offers notice board (almalaurea.it)



Post your CV online   CVs, job offers and internships | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it)



Please look at the link below: Extracurricular internships | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it)



MHR students can obtain the three credits by participating in the volunteering activities and social projects arranged by UNIMI.

The approved activities are listed here.   Volunteer and social projects


Info about further volunteering activities approved by the MHR board will be available in this website section.

You can get three credits by attending courses that certify the achievement of an advanced level in computer skills (e.g., in Excel, statistics using SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, etc.).


We accept  

* ECDL (European computer driving license) certification: at least two ADVANCED modules.

* Excel skills certification (at least one ADVANCED module) issued by Coursera.


After getting the documents that certify the acquired advanced level,  students must fill in the three-credit recognition module (available below) and send this module and the certificates to luca.solari@unimi.it.


The certificates must be earned during the two-year master's degree program (not acceptable certificates earned before enrolling on MHR).


Professors will notify when they have research projects to which students can participate. Students selected to take part of the research activities, can obtain the credits.

You can obtain 3 credits by completing a ‘written report’, supervised by a professor, on a topic/issue related to your work activity.

This possibility is granted to those who have been working (or volunteering) for at least 6 months (please provide evidence from the host company or volunteer institution – a confirmatory email from the in-charge supervisor should be sufficient).

How to prepare the written report?

The written report consists of about 10/15 pages (4000/6000 words maximum) + bibliography (6 articles + other material). The report explores a problematic issue related to your work activity.

The report should cover the following sections:

  • presentation of the company or institution where you did your work or volunteer work; 
  • presentation of the issue/problem you want to investigate explaining the reasons (how does this issue/problem arise in your work experience? Why is this issue/problem of interest to the student?);
  • the issue/problem should be framed within a broader analytical/theoretical framework;
  • drawing of your own conclusions (e.g., highlighting strengths/area of improvement of the activity under investigation, indications on how to address the issue/problem in the business context, more general suggestions, implications for the HRM world, how the business experience and reflections on the issue/problem is helping you to shape your professional development project; 

Student responsibilities:

  1. Identify a theme/problem related to the business experience and of interest to MHR;
  2. Agree on how to conduct the report with an MHR faculty member with expertise on the topic;
  3. Write the report (10, max 15 pages + bibliography) and send it to the faculty member for approval;
  4. After the supervisor's approval, students have to fill in the 3 credit recognition form (available below) and send it to luca.solari@unimi.it;

The supervising faculty member:  

  • agrees with the student on the topic/problem related to his or her work to be explored in depth;
  • supervises and, after any requested changes, approves the report;
  • sends an email to the internship supervisor (Luca Solari) in which he/she informs that he/she approves the recognition of the 3 cfu to the student for the report on the work activity entitled "title of the report";

The University of Milan has prepared a catalogue of training courses and laboratories that complement the degree programs by training soft skills to provide students with competencies, including interpersonal and communication skills, applicable across all professional careers. 

You can find the "soft skills" laboratories and courses approved by the MHR board for 2022-2023 academic in the attached file.  

If you attend one of the listed laboratories,  you can count its credits in the "3-credit elective activity" section.

If you attend one of the listed courses, you can count its credits in the "9-credit further elective course" section.  


Info about how to enrol HERE