16th edition | First level specializing Master

Strategic Management for Global Business - SMGB

a.y. 2024/25  |  Sep 2024 - Oct 2025
Structure: On-line courses (Sep - Nov 2024) + Full-time In-class Lectures (from Nov 2024) + final Project/ Internship 
Place: Milan - Università Cattolica + Online platform
Endress&Hauser, GiGroup, Via Pasteria, WAMI
Application deadlines: 28 June 2024 (Intl students); 30 Sept 2024 (Italian students) 

Master in Strategic Management for Global Business - SMGB

Empowering future leaders    

Embark on a transformative journey with the Master in Strategic Management for Global Business (SMGB) at ALTIS Università Cattolica. Cultivate a new mindset tailored for future managers and position yourself for success in the dynamic global landscape.

Are you eager to excel in the realm of Strategic Management and seamlessly navigate the complexities of the global market? Our SMGB program is designed to empower you to contribute to the comprehensive international growth of companies.

Through this master’s program, we equip you with essential management skills, enabling you to not only comprehend but also capitalize on the ever-evolving changes and trends worldwide. We specialize in turning challenges into business opportunities, ensuring that you are well-prepared to lead in the global business arena. Immerse yourself in the unique opportunity to meet Italy, a country rich in culture, history, and innovation, while acquiring the knowledge and expertise to lead in the global business arena.

Enroll in the Master in Strategic Management for Global Business and redefine your path to success.




The Master 

Unlock unparalleled opportunities for professional growth with the Master in Strategic Management for Global Business, where you will:

  • Acquire the expertise to adeptly manage complexity in companies, especially those with ambitious global expansion plans.
  • Immerse yourself in a multicultural and dynamic learning environment to grasp both hard and soft knowledge. Develop essential tools for crafting robust strategic plans.
  • Engage in experiential learning through workshops and insights led by international experts and managers from both multinationals and start-ups. Participate in practical Labs hosted by our partner companies’ managers and contribute to projects that bridge theory and real-world application.
  • Elevate your readiness for the job market through coaching, simulations, and personal branding activities provided by esteemed international partners such as Gi Group and LinkedIn. Enhance your employability and stand out in the competitive landscape.


SMGB, is the best choice for:

SMGB, our Master in Strategic Management for Global Business, stands out as a unique and innovative program that offers a distinctive learning experience:

  • Rapid Integration into the Workforce Accelerate your entry into the professional arena with comprehensive support mechanisms. Benefit from coaching, simulation exercises, and personalized branding activities provided by esteemed international players. Develop the skills and confidence needed to swiftly navigate and excel in the dynamic global job market.
  • Practical Learning Immerse yourself in hands-on learning through our four Labs of practice, seamlessly blending academic theory with insights from industry experts. Collaborate with managers from renowned partner companies.
  • Cultural Immersion in Italy Beyond academic and professional pursuits, SMGB offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Italy. Enrich your global perspective by experiencing the vibrant traditions, history, and innovation that Italy has to offer. Engage in cultural exchange events, connect with local communities, and make memories that extend beyond the classroom. This distinctive aspect not only broadens your worldview but also adds a unique layer to your educational journey, making SMGB not just a master’s program but a transformative cultural experience.
  • Diversity and Inclusion At SMGB, we celebrate diversity as a cornerstone of innovation and success. Immerse yourself in an inclusive learning environment that values and embraces individuals from varied backgrounds, fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas. Our commitment to inclusivity extends beyond the classroom, with initiatives and events that promote cultural understanding, gender equality, and social cohesion. Experience the power of collaboration within a truly diverse community, preparing you to thrive in an interconnected global business landscape. Enroll in SMGB to experience an education that transcends traditional boundaries, providing you with the skills, exposure, and mentorship to become a future leader in global business.


How to submit

Students profile

Do you hold a Bachelor's degree? If so, you may be eligible for the SMGB. Explore your potential with us!
 Check out here

Duration and Program Structure

1 year master: online + in class lectures + final project (internship or project work)

Whether you prefer an internship or project work, the choice is yours to tailor your academic journey.
All details on structure and program can be found here

Language of instruction

the program is conducted entirely in English, ensuring a globally accessible and inclusive learning environment.


Final Project

Upon completing the in-class lectures, you will apply the acquired competencies through the Final Project. This pivotal component allows you to choose between a minimum three-month internship with a company, crafting a Business Plan to develop your entrepreneurial idea, or conducting a Research Paper. .

More information on the Action project here



65 ECTS credits


To enrich your learning experience, the Master integrates esteemed university professors with seasoned professionals and managers from prominent companies. This fusion of academic and practical expertise ensures a holistic and industry-relevant education, preparing you for success in the ever-evolving global business landscape.

Get to know the faculty of the SMGB Master

Cost and scholarships

Participation fee: € 12.000
Scholarship available:  Discover all the details here





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Master SMGB | the student experience


Master SMGB | the student experience

If you are looking for a challenge of a year this master is the right one. This master can open the mind and bring new inspirations. You will improve your skills and meet a lot of good people, great professors, and of course have the opportunity to live in an amazing city as Milan.

Discover it in this video with Sondre Beck Orekåsa, SMGB Student 2020 - 21

Master SMGB | the student experience


Master SMGB | the student experience

Which skills can you obtain with the Master SMBG? How can you use them in order to understand the global market and lead the success in an international company?

Let's ask to the students! Emily Lobb, SMGB student class 2020-21. Watch the video!

Master SMGB | the student experience


Master SMGB | the student experience

The Master SMGB is a very practical Master: workshop, company visit, speedy speech with big companies and the final Action Project. How it is structured and what practical skills do you obtain with it?

Discover it in this video with Marija Marič, SMGB Student 2020 - 21

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


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


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