Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The global economic crisis has threatened the accessibility of youth to easy-to-get and secure job positions in large, multinational companies. Such a rest in the labor market does constitute a major challenge in the Italian context. The Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship course is offered by Universit Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC).


Within such a difficult context, entrepreneurship is emerging as one of the most powerful responses as an effective and valuable professional career alternative. The entrepreneurial process and its main output the creation of Small and Medium Enterprises are at the core of this course.

During the course students will discuss case studies of Italian firms, get familiarity with the Italian entrepreneurial environment and deepen their understanding of possible business models alternatives. Moreover, in order to get a more intensive experience about Italian economic system, two field visits will be organized.

This Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship course at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) leverages on great interaction, which is enhanced through in-and-out-of-classassignments and discussion.

Learning objectives
  • To explore the main dimensions of entrepreneurship;
  • To point out the main issues related to running a business, with a specific focus on SMEs;
  • To get familiar with the main dimensions of a successful business model;
  • To deepen knowledge about some peculiar Italian sectors

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 14 days
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the course
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to entrepreneurship
  • Lesson 3: Two approaches to entrepreneurship
  • Lesson 4: Opportunity recognition
  • Lesson 5-6: Visit to the International Stuttering Centre
  • Lesson 7: The Business model
  • Lesson 8: Types of innovation
  • Lesson 9-10: A live entrepreneurial case
  • Lesson 11: Family Business
  • Lesson 12: Competition between MNEs and SMEs
  • Lesson 13: The startup game
  • Lesson 14: Crowdfunding
  • Lesson 15-16: Visit to Railroad Brewing Company
  • Lesson 17-18: Presentation of group work

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

English Language Requirements

Good level of English. Non native English speakers must give evidence of their language proficiency of a minimum B2 level or equivalent (ex: TOEFL Ibt 79, IELTS 6, First Certificate of English, Cambridge ESOL or other certification).

Documents you will need to upload while filling in the online application:
  • a passport size picture
  • the scanned version of your passport or other ID documents
  • the transcript of records
  • certificates assessing the knowledge of the English Language
Programs requirements
  • Grade Point Average of a minimum 2.75, or equivalent in applicants own university grading system
  • Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 1500 International
  • EUR 1500 EU/EEA
  • One session: 1500
  • Two sessions: 2850
  • Three sessions: 4200
  • Four sessions: 5500
  • Five sessions: 6,500
  • Application fee: 75


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