First level specializing master - 14th edition

Strategic Management for Global Business (SMGB)

a.y. 2020/21  |  Sep 2021 - Sep 2022
Structure: On-line courses (Sep - Nov 2021) + Full-time In-class Lectures (from Nov 2021) + Action Project/ Internship 
Place: Milan - Università Cattolica + Online platform
Application deadlines: 30 June 2021 (Intl students); 30 Sept 2021 (Italian students) 


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, students will learn how to understand the strategic drivers of long-term success of a company, recognizing  the challenges and opportunities of the international economy in order to turn them into sound, innovative and sustainable 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.


More on the Action Project here

Students profile

Students with three years' Bachelor degree (laurea triennale for applicants with Italian degree)
Are you eligible for the SMGB? Check out here

Duration and formula

1 year master; online + in class full time lectures + action project (internship or project work)
All details on structure and program can be found here

Language of Instruction



64 ECTS credits




Master SMGB | Build your own strategy !

the director

Master SMGB | Build your own strategy !

Attending the Master SMGB you will learn to become a manger or an entrepreneur in a global company for the next 20 years.
Listen to the presentation of the Master Director, Prof Matteo Pedrini.

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.

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