Master’s Degree in

Strategic Communication
Dual Degree

The Master’s Degree in Strategic Communication allows students to gain core skills for the most important areas of corporate communication. Students will be able to develop business and managerial competencies in strategic communication.



The Master’s Degree Course in Strategic Communication trains highly qualified professionals and managers capable of covering strategic roles in the design and management of communication policies, both institutional and product-oriented. Some of the roles to aspire to after this course of study are Strategic Communication expert/officer, Brand Identity & Reputation manager, Digital Communication manager, Content Management expert, Corporate storytelling expert, Crisis Communication manager, and Internal communication manager.

The course offers innovative teaching, characterized by a strong practical and project-based approach. The lectures are integrated by project work, business games, role-play, and discussions of case histories, which allow students to deeply understand real organizational and managerial dynamics.

The degree course is structured in a first-year common to all enrolled students and in a second year characterized by two branches of specialization between which students will have to choose: the first in Corporate and Marketing Communication; the second in Sustainability Communication.

Intending to enhance its international vocation, the Degree Course offers three Dual Degree opportunities at Huddersfield University (UK), Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK) and UWA University (Perth, Australia). To these are added numerous further exchange opportunities with universities abroad specifically developed for students of Strategic Communication.

The activities are supported by an Advisory Board made up of managing directors, communication directors and managers of large multinational groups, companies and market-leading agencies, who have played a central role in the design of the study plan.

The Advisory Board is consulted annually to suggest improvements to the course in line with the latest trends in strategic communication and offers students projects and internship opportunities. Among the companies and realities that have offered internships and training opportunities to our students are: Accenture, Barabino & Partners, Borsa Italiana, Municipality of Milan, Edelmann, Etihad, IEO-CCM Foundation, Galbusera, Geox, Lewis, Missoni, MaxMara, Reputation Institute, Sky, Teatro alla Scala, The European House Ambrosetti, Tod’s, Unicredit, Valentino, Volvo.

Our Faculty professors are academics and practitioners highly specialized in the main areas of Strategic Communication and with a large international teaching experience. The teaching methods have a strong practical orientation and are based on projects developed by organizations for group activities and discussion of case studies.

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For more than 50 years, IULM University is the center of excellence in Italy for training in the fields of Communication, Languages, Tourism, Fashion and Cultural Heritage.
It guarantees its students a solid cultural preparation with an integrated approach of theory and practical experiences, proposes innovative teaching paths, offers cutting-edge services, activates contacts with the world of work and encourages study experiences abroad.
Inclusive policies and social commitment, as well as the ten-year commitment to the development of services in support of disability and diversity, contribute to placing IULM University at 81th place among universities in the world, and first among Milanese universities, for SDG n. 5 “Gender equality” of THE Impact Rankings 2023.


Build your own future in the world

The objective of the IULM University is to train the future protagonists of the new creative industries in the fields of culture, communication and the economy; professionals able to face the challenges and seize the opportunities that emerge from the international markets and scenarios.
Global citizens with critical thinking and strategic vision, capable of intervening in the digital revolution underway.

Located in Milan, the Italian capital of business,
fashion and design

Milan is a cosmopolitan and dynamic city. It is a place of culture and arts, cradle of international realities that allow an academic and professional growth to the highest level.
IULM University Campus is located in the center of Milan and offers facilities and spaces designed to study, but also per fun and aggregation moments including 2 residences, 4 food/beverage outlets, dedicated classrooms for studying, support services for financial aid, career development, study abroad opportunities, mentoring and counseling.


Yes, there are several financial aid opportunities for international students ranging from tuition reductions, scholarship opportunities and reserved seats in our residence dorms. Further information can be found at this link 

Generally during the month of November. International students can submit their application via

3-year Bachelors and 2-year Masters are always starting at the end of September, therefore, for those programmes, we offer only one yearly intake.

We advise all applicants to apply as soon as possible if they are interested in our courses. All courses have a limited number of places and therefore, the sooner you apply the better your chances are to enter. The latest deadline for non-EU citizens is April 30th, 2024.

The answer is no. In this case, tuition fees depend on the family income. No matter what the citizenship is, if the family’s income is produced abroad, you will be considered an international student and tuition fees are equal to 8,556 Euros per academic year for Bachelor’s and 9956 Euros for 2-year Master’s. Remember that you can apply for several financial aid opportunities.

Yes, all our programmes have an admission test, for further info please visit the dedicated page of each course on our website or contact us at

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