Master in Strategic Management for Global Business - SMGB


First level specializing master - 11th edition

Strategic Management for Global Business (SMGB)

a.a. 2018/19  |  Sept 2018 - October 2019
Structure: On-line courses + Full-time In-class Lectures + Action Project/ Internship 
Place: Milano - Università Cattolica + Online platform
Application deadline: 30 June 2018 (Intl students); 29 Sept 2018 (Italian students) 

International applications for the 2019 edition due in December

Strategic Management is the ability to set objectives and actions based on analysis of external environment and organization's resources to achieve superior long-term performance.

Prof Matteo Pedrini, Master SMGB  Director [read more]

Learning Objectives

The Master provides students with the skills and knowledge required to become innovative and successful managers, entrepreneurs and consultants of tomorrow's global economy.

Upon completion of the programme, you will learn how to understand the strategic drivers of long-term success of a company, how to recognize the challenges and opportunities of the international economy and how to leverage on the issues of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability and impact management in order to turn them into sound, innovative and socially responsible business opportunities.

A concrete approach to business, a concrete approach to your future career

The master will provide students with an outstanding academic preparation based on practical and interactive teaching methods that include workshops led by international experts and managers from multinationals and start-up, which represent also an excellent networking opportunity.

Students will be guided in the first steps of their professional career through the development of an assigned three-month Action Project / Internship. Through the programme, you will:

  • Acquire the knowledge and tools to draw up sound and sustainable business and marketing plans for new entrepreneurial initiatives that need to operate locally and compete globally.
  • Attain the skills to analyse a company using the appropriate metrics, identify strengths and weaknesses and conceive innovative and effective business development plans, as entrepreneurs or strategic consultants.
  • Develop the ability to manage complexity in businesses, especially those with global expansion plans.

Students profile

Students with three years' Bachelor degree (laurea triennale for Italian applicants)

Language of Instruction


Discover the Master SMGB!

in italian

Discover the Master SMGB!

Have you missed the live presentation and webinar of the of the Master? Here you can re-watch what the Director, prof Matteo Pedrini, the Coordinator, Evita Beltina and our Alumnus Riccardo D'Amico have said.

Master web-presentation


Master web-presentation

The Catholic University, our School, ALTIS, the Master SMGB and the experience of living in Italy and in Milan for one year!
Listen to the international Master's presentation webinar:

Alumni's experiences


Alumni's experiences

One year of efforts, study and fun. Listen to the 2016/17 Alumi's testimonies.


From a brainwave during Expo 2015 to an educational and sustainable social venture: internet-of-things-based vertical farms in schools. Our interview with Libby, Alumna of the Master SMGB

From internship to job


Chiara's experience during and after the Master. Watch the interview to learn how the SMGB helped her to start and shape her career in sustainability consulting.


When Gabriela joined the Master she was 25, with an academic background in international trade, previous work experience in the same sector and and a dream: "to become my own boss". Gabi's dream became real when she launched her own venture: a second-hand fashion shop.

Circular Economy: a visit to Humana People to People

active learning

Circular Economy: a visit to Humana People to People

Our students visited a facility of the Italian branch of Humana People to People, a non-profit organization that carries on a number of projects, among which the collection and redistribution of second-hand clothes. The SMGB class learned how to upcycle old t-shirts to make colourful bags, watch the video to learn more!

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