This course covers the basic elements of business unit and corporate level strategy, including industry analysis, positioning, and competitive interaction. Central strategic challenges facing senior managers and CEOs are addressed by introducing a framework for making decisions in a multi-business context in various arenas - from corporate change to business diversification. The framework of this module is built around the idea that strategy is about integrated choices within a firm (internal consistency), choices for positioning the firm in its industry (external consistency), and choices for managing strategic interactions with other industry players over time (dynamic consistency). Students explore these topics through a mix of case study discussions and lectures.

Programme: Mediterranean Leadership Journey

Lecturer: Raffaella Sadun, Harvard Business School






This course focuses on crisis management emerging from aggressive legal action, media coverage, and social pressure on issues such as environmental protection, global labour standards, animal rights, privacy and security in e-commerce, corporate scandals, and executive pay. These threats are particularly important because they do not arise from the usual, contract-based interactions that characterize “normal” business interactions. Through a rich set of case studies and crisis simulation exercises, the students learn how to respond to such threats and turn them into opportunities for their companies. The students will improve their strategic thinking as well as team management and communication skills in high-stress situations and will learn how to integrate crisis management into their overall business strategy.

Programme: Mediterranean Leadership Journey

Lecturer: Nicola Persico, Kellogg School of Management






World Economy course offers a comprehensive macro perspective on economic growth across the world to understand the workings of the global economy and the main factors that determine the financial health of nations. It explores the role of trade and technology in influencing national wealth and the principles and motivations underlying monetary and fiscal policy. Students will learn how to use macroeconomic models to assess the long-term growth potential of countries and the challenges related to business cycles fluctuations. The module will also feature two lectures on topics which are key for companies operating in Europe and the Mediterranean in general: the future of Europe and the implications of aging.

Programme: Mediterranean Leadership Journey

Lecturers: Elias Papaioannou, Lucrezia Reichlin, Andrew Scott, London Business School





The School will collaborate closely with corporate partners, whether indigenous local companies or the regional operations of large international groups. Channels for collaboration will include participation in teaching by visiting executives, internship programs, sponsorship of research, joint development of educational programs, in-placement and out-placement of professionals. These close working links will ensure that the knowledge and skills delivered by the School are geared to labor market requirements.