100 Students from all over the world attended the Rome Business School’s Bootcamp to become managers on a global scale

  • Over 7 days, participants attended theoretical sessions, practical lessons and activities aimed at developing managerial skills and an international mentality open to the world;
  • From 14 different nationalities, students experienced managing a diverse and multicultural environment.

From July 26th to 31st, 100 students participated in the Rome Business School’s “International Business Leadership Program” bootcamp to acquire managerial skills, work in international teams, conceive and develop global business projects.

The health crisis from Covid-19 has shown even more how much interconnection, adaptability, change are concepts that are very real and necessary. Rome Business School wanted to give more than 100 students the opportunity to apply them in a week of full immersion in a diversified, multicultural environment in which to test their hard and soft skills. Having an open mind to the world and diversity is critical for businesses now as the pandemic seems more under control and globalization is again the key to recovery.

Specifically, the students who attended the Bootcamp improved their training in international business and human resources management and intercultural communication. The target? Learning to be a global leader.

More specifically, the topics covered were:

  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • International Business Management
  • Global Leader and Intercultural Orientation
  • Managing People in a Global Context

The participants, divided into teams, had to apply their managerial skills in a team-based international business project, devising and developing, within 7 days, a strategic plan related to a problem or opportunity of a company that operates globally. On the last day, all the groups presented their business projects to professors, peers and top managers present.

The sessions organized by the Rome Business School were conducted by university professors and business professionals operating on a global scale; the didactic approach is designed for the acquisition of know-how, in order to transfer skills that are really useful for the professional development of the participants.

The agenda was also developed around a specific cultural program that made it possible to understand the influence of other cultures on the Italian one (with visits to Campo de Fiori, the Jewish Ghetto and the Tiber Island) and therefore the advantages of multiculturalism.

The guest speakers, from leading companies in innovation and internationality, provided participants with real and practical case studies, as well as advice based on their experience: “There is no standard formula for leadership, but leaders must be able to relate to others, support them in their development, take care of their well-being and build mutual trust, “said Elena Palloni, Senior Officer at the EU Affairs Department, Presidency of the Council of Ministers. For Sara Bonaventura, Sales Account in GI Group, the fundamental qualities of a leader are “honesty, the ability to communicate and, above all, the ability to be yourself”. Franco Boots, Chief Innovation Officer, Ferriovie dello Stato Italiane, SpA, gave his vision of the pursuit of innovation: “Innovation comes from an open mind: do not be afraid to fail, there is no innovation without failure”.

A school with an international focus

Member of Planeta Formación y Universidades (an international network created in 2003 by De Agostini and the Planeta group) Rome Business School offers Master’s, MBA and Executive Education programs, always maintaining an international dimension.

More than 100,000 students (66% of whom are international, of over 114 nationalities), are guided by over 200 professors (of which 90% are business experts and 10% are academics active in the field of international research) towards the acquisition of a excellent preparation thanks to open, flexible and functional models suitable for any professional level.

The School also counts on over 50 academic partnerships all over the world with which the continuous cultural exchange of students is promoted. Here are some of the most important partnerships:

  • ESLSCA Paris for the Rome-Paris MBA courses in Fashion and Luxury Management;
  • PUCPR from which the students for the master courses in Rome come;
  • KMBS from which EXECUTIVE MBA students come to carry out intensive weeks of international module in Rome;
  • DOBA Business School to promote digital mobility.

In 2020, RBS welcomed over 1,000 students (63% women) from 161 countries, 50% of them with over 5 years of professional experience. Of these, 42% embark on an international career; 20% are entrepreneurs; 84% improved their position in the company; 74% saw an increase in pay of over 20%. In particular, the increase in remuneration is particularly relevant for students who work in Italy (76%) and in Europe (58%) compared to the rest of the world. In addition, 92% received new job offers after completing the training.

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