First level specializing master - 13th edition

Strategic Management for Global Business (SMGB)

a.a. 2020/21  |  September 2020 - October 2021

Structure: On-line courses + Full-time In-class Lectures + Action Project/ Internship 
Place: Milano - Università Cattolica + Online platform
Application deadlines: 30 June 2020 (Intl students); 30 Sept 2020 (Italian students) 


Courses structure

The Master offers a blended format, combining online courses - that can be attended remotely - and in-class courses, followed by the Action Project. Here is the general Master's outline.


Important dates: 

  • Mid-September 2020: start of online courses
    Candidates applying after this date will access online courses as soon as the selection and admission process is completed
  • End of October 2020: start of in-class activities
  • June/ July 2021 -  September 2021: action project + online courses

The attendance is compulsory.
In-class courses take place  from Monday to Friday (in the morning and/or in the afternoon).



Curricular courses

Students of the Master in Strategic Management for Global Business will receive a comprehensive training related to the whole process of leading global businesses.  The curricular courses can be grouped in four main areas.
As for the in class activities, they are clustered in 4 terms. Exams take place at the end of each term.


1. Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Strategic planning is the foundation for approaching new and global markets. You will acquire a comprehensive set of competencies to tackle the challenges provided by local and international business, enabling you to start building your success story whether with your own start-up or as part of a large organisation. 

  • Introduction to Strategic Management (Online course)

  • Business Strategy

  • Corporate Strategy

  • Innovation and Sustainability

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Business Planning


2. Managing Business Organisation and Project Management 

Managers are required to develop overarching strategies to coordinate and integrate resources efficiently. You will be provided with specific competencies relevant to international HR and Project Management, fostering a multicultural mindset in approaching global issues.

  • Leadership Organisation and International HR Management

  • Multicultural Management

  • Operations

  • Project Management


3. Finance and Economics 

Do you find numbers and, above all, how to interpret them a challenge? Solid economic and financial competencies are essential to managers, who need to collect and analyse data in order to evaluate business performances and redesign strategies with confidence. 

  • Introduction to Economics (Online course)

  • Economics and Globalisation

  • Basic Accounting (Online course)

  • Financial Accounting

  • Managerial Accounting

  • Global Finance


4. Marketing and Sales

Even the most brilliant business ideas will not succeed if companies fail to target the right people with the most effective message, using incisive channels.  You will learn how to implement fundamental marketing tools to build up an effective online-offline marketing and sales strategy.



  • Strategic Marketing

  • Digital Strategies

  • Sales Strategy

  • Communication and Promotion (Online course)

  • Sales Operations (Online courses)


Excel Lab

In today's market, companies look for efficient managers who are able to analyse data in a fast, accurate and meaningful way. This workshop, based on working through the vast possibilities of automated spreadsheets, will help you discover areas for improvement in your own number-crunching skills and offer the chance to fill the gaps in your technical skillset.



Extra - curricular courses

In addition to the Master's rich curricular programme, students will also have access to other workshops that will contribute to their individual personal development.

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a methodology used by designers to solve complex problems and find desirable solutions for clients. In this short extra course we will provide our students with a unique opportunity to revolutionise their approach to learning, collaboration, and problem-solving, to develop a creative and innovative mindset.

Personal Coaching

Nowadays, a well-written CV, a well-thought-out job search strategy, and an effective presentation are all must-haves if you are to succeed in the competitive job market. The Master offers group and one-to-one coaching sessions to boost your confidence and give you a solid foundation when presenting yourself in front of companies and business partners.


Design thinking

Extra curricular workshop

Design thinking

A strongly interactive and provocative workshhop will challenge the Master SMGB students to exit their confrot zone, think differently and find innovative solutions for their company, customers and themselves . 

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