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UniCredit Academy Italia, the champions of Made in Italy undertaking new growth paths in partnership with the SDA Bocconi School of Management

The first edition of the training programme conceived by the bank, in partnership with SDA Bocconi, for a selection of high-potential SMEs from all over Italy is now underway.


Expected interventions of specialists and university lecturers on crucial issues to trigger strategies for success and growth in the markets



Providing the tools to prepare a structured action plan, so that each participating company can improve its competitiveness, fully exploit the latent potential and thus embark on new growth paths.


With this objective in mind, today starts the UniCredit Academy Italia, the initiative conceived by UniCredit, which foresees the participation of 14 high potential SMEs operating in different sectors and coming from all over Italy to a SDA Bocconi press-managerial training course.


In this first session - the initiative is divided into two training days per month from now until December - there will be several cycles of individual lessons, held by lecturers from the 'SDA Bocconi School of Management', which will involve representatives of the 14 selected High Potential Italian SMEs.


At the end of the lessons on strategic issues such as dimensional growth, competitive strategy, stakeholder relations management and economic/financial forecasts, participants will work on a project related to their company, supported by SDA Bocconi tutors.


Francesco Giordano, UniCredit's Co-CEO Commercial Banking Western Europe commented: "Never before have Italian SMEs needed to reactivate new growth paths by leveraging all the typical strengths of Made in Italy: distinctiveness, innovation, creativity. With the UniCredit Academy Italia, the Group wants to be more and more "part of the solution" by providing these entrepreneurs with the surplus of information tools that, in a complicated scenario like the current one, can be crucial to successfully compete in the markets".


"Supporting medium-sized companies on the path to recovery by strengthening and developing new skills is a strategy to build lasting and not ephemeral competitiveness. The SDA Bocconi-UniCredit partnership is a virtuous example of teamwork for the relaunch of the country system", said Giuseppe Soda, dean SDA Bocconi School of Management.



Milan, 17 September, 2020





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