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:

How does it work?

MHR students can obtain 3 credits with the assessment of advance language, managed by the SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre. The required levels are:

-French B2

-German B1

-Spanish B2

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


If I am mother tongue in one of the above-mentioned languages?

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


If I already have a Language certificate?

Students who already possess a language certificate among those accepted by the University, are eligible if they have obtained it no later than 3 years and if it corresponds to the required level.  You can ask for validation and have it reviewed from the university services (upload through the Informastudenti service).


If I don't have a valid Language certificate?

Students who do not have a valid language certificate will have to sit an entry-level test in one of the languages they have chosen. Tests can be taken exclusively in the first trimester according to the calendar available on the Other foreign languages: tests and courses webpage. Students who pass the entry-level test at the required level will receive the corresponding language assessment credits, according to their degree program. Those who fail the test will have to attend a 20-hour language course. Courses take place in the third trimester and attendance is compulsory. More information is available on the Language proficiency webpage.

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 (silvia.gilardi@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 (silvia.gilardi@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.

Information about how to activate a curricular internship at the following link.

Do you need further information? Contact the MHR referent for internship, prof. Luca Solari (luca.solari@unimi.it)

You can earn 3 credits by also attending or having attended an “Advanced computer skills” course and thereby you will need to:

  • Provide a certificate of attendance from a certified course or a summer school (such as courses that are directly focused on software packages or languages e.g., in Excel, statistics using SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, etc.,) in which an assessment of enhanced/improved learning outcomes is clearly stated. In case of recognition, you will be awarded 3 credits for “Advanced computer skills"

To be approved you must have completed at least 20 hours of the computer course and be evaluated by a final test/examination.

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";