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 (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 links below.

Do you need further information? Contact the MHR referent for Internships and  Erasmus Traineeship (i.e., traineeship abroad), prof. Luca Solari (luca.solari@unimi.it).

Are you looking for a curricular internship?

The University Study and Career Guidance Service (COSP) in collaboration with Almalaurea provides three services:

  1. Post your CV online - Job offers and internships
  2. Update your CV online and make it visible to companies searching for personnel.
  3. Job offers notice board - Job offers notice board (almalaurea.it)

Job offers and internships Information about how to activate a curricular internship at the following links.

Internship initiated by the COSP (ufficio stage)

How can I activate a curricular internship?

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

Cosp - Internship Services handle all the procedures relating to the activation of internships in public and private organizations and companies, for students, graduates, and postgraduate students enrolled at our university. (E-mail assistance: stage@unimi.it).

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

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

Once I concluded the curricular internship, how can I obtain the 3 credits?

Once you have completed the curricular internship, you have to fill 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 3 credits in your career.

Are you looking for an internship abroad?

UNIMI offers you the opportunity to carry out a traineeship abroad at a company, a research or training centre, or another organization.

To set up a curricular or extracurricular internship abroad, please follow the process indicated at the link below.

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

Internship not initiated by the COSP (ufficio stage)

If you have found an internship on your own and was not initiated by the COSP, you can also get the three credits.

In this case, to have the three credit recognized you have to fill in 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”

Are you interested in an extracurricular internship?

Please check the information at the following link: Extracurricular internships | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it)

Do you need further information?

Contact the MHR referent for Internships and Erasmus Traineeship and traineeship abroad, prof. Luca Solari (luca.solari@unimi.it)

Other support initiatives

Cosp offers:

Career services for italian students: the Job Desk offers individual advice to students and recent graduates of the University of Milan, who can:

  • receive advice on how to organize their CV on paper
  • receive assistance in writing their University CV online
  • browse the job offers posted to the online noticeboard and apply
  • view and obtain useful materials, such as the Catalogue of professions
  • receive information on placement services for students and recent graduates

The service is reserved for our students and recent graduates.

Individual guidance sessions for international students – HELD IN ENGLISH

The Career Consultation service supports Unimi international students to improve their employability in the Italian job market.

This service can focus on the following topics:

  • How to plan your career and where to look for an internship/job in Italy (main channels and tools)
  • How to write an effective resume (CV)
  • How to prepare and manage a job interview
  • How to answer to a job offer and how to communicate with the target market you are interested in

For further information: placement.aziende@unimi.it

Career guidance meetings: these sessions aim to provide students and graduates with useful tools for searching for job and professional opportunities in relation to their programme of study, and allow them to understand the selection process.

More information available here: Career guidance | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it)

It is possible for MHR students to obtain the three credits also participating in volunteering activities which are approved by the MHR Faculty.

All the approved activities will be available in this section of the website.


Save the Children project

How to get involved

Fill out the form and become a volunteer for education! (link https://servicedesk.savethechildren.it/servicedesk/customer/user/signup )

Clicking on the link you will be asked to create your own account with an email, password and name, (use the email address provided by the University: nome.cognome@unimi.it or nome.cognome@studenti.unimi.it) in order to then access the form.

Please note: When filling out the form to the question "How did you meet us?" Indicate "Through my University", and the one "At which university are you enrolled or working" indicate "Statale di Milano".

Complete the application by filling out this form as well and stay in touch with the Social Projects and Volunteering Office:


For more information visit the Save the Children website page dedicated to the project https://www.savethechildren.it/partecipa/volontari/volontari-per-educazione#diventa-volontario.

There you will also find a FAQ section with the most frequently asked questions and answers about the volunteer activity.

If you have other questions you can write to volontariperleducazione@savethechildren.org and volontariato.tm@unimi.it

You can earn 3 credits by also attending an “Advanced computer skills” course and 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";