Rome Business School,a post-graduate training institute that is part of the Formación y Universidades network of De Agostini and Grupo Planeta, has obtained the ASFOR accreditation for its Master in HR & Organization. ASFOR, the Italian Association for Managerial Training, is the most important body in Italy for measuring the excellence of post-graduate and executive education courses. The Association follows the most rigorous international standards and evaluates in accordance with the requirements elaborated at a global level in the context of sector association bodies such as AACSB, EFMD, EQUAL.
The recognition was achieved after a very rigorous 10-month analysis that looked at various aspects such as the admission procedure, the course of study, the faculty and program director, the personal development of the students and career service, the structure and organizational aspects, the quality assurance system, the economic and financial sustainability of the Master’s program and the institution itself. Reviewed by: the Governing Council, the Accreditation Commission, and the review team of three reviewers appointed by the commission, who gave the Master’s program an average score of 4 out of 5 on all variables considered.
“The ASFOR accreditation of our Master in HR & Organization testifies to the constant dedication of the faculty in passionately transferring their knowledge and experience to the students, the commitment and determination of the students who aim for personal and professional enrichment, the fruitful collaboration with companies and managers, and the work of the entire RBS team” – says Mariella Pugliesi, Head of Didactic at Rome Business School.
During the assessment phase, the value, solidity and quality of the training offered were recognized, in particular the professionalism of the teaching staff, the excellent direction of the program, the effective work of Career Services for the professional development of students and the internationality of RBS. In particular, ASFOR greatly appreciated the international context in which Rome Business School operates; not only because RBS is one of the most international Italian schools (60% of students are foreigners) but also because, being part of Grupo Planeta, students can take advantage of important opportunities for international exchanges and study programs shared with the other training institutes in the group. ASFOR also emphasized how RBS is growing and evolving steadily through the use of replicable organizational procedures, both in the management of different programs and in the standardization of its activities.
The Master not only has an international scope, aiming to train HR Managers able to manage companies worldwide, but it is also directed towards an all-round growth, with the objective of covering at 360 degrees the training needs of students who will be trained to be able to create a comprehensive HR strategy within different types of organizations; plan and implement a selection and recruitment program; run training and development programs; understand multiple organizational models; implement and manage digital human resources; and keep up with the latest trends, best practices and future trends in the industry.
With this Master, Rome Business School responds to the continuous evolution of the HR world, also in the light of the new challenges posed by the pandemic and the new dynamics of work and the way of relating in the company. The Master has in fact a particular focus on Digital HR and Tech, Talent Management and Human & Organizational Behavior. It also offers Practice LABs, practical workshops with EY, Company Visits with top global players such as Coca-Cola HBC, and all the opportunities offered by the RBS Corporate Advisory Board, which includes companies and multinationals such as Microsoft, Amazon, EY, Deloitte, Valentino, Warner Media, and many others. To complete the training offer of the Master are: the Leadership Program, where students deepen techniques of collaboration, emotional intelligence and persuasion, and the International Bootcamps in Silicon Valley, Barcelona and Paris, where you can apply the knowledge acquired in realistic business contexts.
“This is a challenging and particularly exciting time to be an HR because it provides an opportunity to play an active part in an organization’s change. Young workers can be the protagonists of this transformation and the historical context of the post-pandemic is the best moment to be true agents of change. In this context, employer branding is also a key factor in attracting new talent. HR Analytics are also in high demand in the market because understanding data is becoming more and more important every day in business decisions. The opportunities are so many, but it is important to follow your inclinations and not limit yourself in doing so. You have to hone your skills and get in line with what companies are looking for,” says Natasha Valentine, Program Director of the Master in HR & Organization.
The HR field offers many opportunities for professional growth and needs people prepared to face new challenges. This Master is designed for those who are ready to get out of their comfort zone to create, innovate and find solutions in international business.
“We are proud of this important accreditation – says Antonio Ragusa, Dean of Rome Business School. It is a prestigious result, the result of great teamwork that has allowed Rome Business School to be counted among the institutions offering the highest levels of training in the Italian panorama. An award that confirms the high quality of our educational program and rewards the commitment of Rome Business School in providing a service of absolute excellence to its students, with a vision of continuous improvement.
Thanks to this new recognition, Rome Business School now has three ASFOR-accredited Masters programs: the Master in HR & Organization, the MBA and the Executive Master in Marketing & Sales. ASFOR accreditation guarantees their excellence according to shared global standards and in a continuous comparison with the most innovative international realities. Thanks to the rigor of its evaluation, ASFOR accreditation offers authoritative information on the nature of the programs and a guarantee of the investment people make in their professional future.