Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship: the Italian Perspective

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship: the Italian Perspective

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Business, Entrepreneurial Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    It is of common knowledge that SMEs (Small to Medium-sized Enterprises) are the pillars of the Italian economic system, but few know how they are run, what are their main characteristics, how they differ from MNEs (Multi-National Enterprises).
    During the course students will discuss case studies of Italian firms and entrepreneurs operating in the traditional Italian industries, to get familiarity with their business models and the Italian entrepreneurial environment and develop possible solutions to management problems that may arise.
    Moreover, in order to get a more intensive experience about Italian economic system, two field visits will be organized.
    This course is expected to be highly interactive. Students are expected to proactively contribute to class discussion.
    The learning goals of the course are:
    1. to point out the main issues related to the design and the analysis of successful business models;
    2. to explore the main dimensions of entrepreneurship;
    3. to deepen knowledge about some peculiar Italian sectors.

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