Executive International Days at the RBS Campus

The first edition of the Executive International Days at Rome Business School just ended! The event was the occasion to start again network activities on campus and in presence, while respecting all regulations.

From the 2nd to the 5th of March 2022, Deans and Managers from sixteen International Universities and Business Schools, have attended the event which took place on the new Rome Business School campus: Trinity College (Ireland), IBS Ranepa (Russia), Teesside University (UK), Porto Business School (Portugal), ISAG European Business School (Portugal), The Cyprus Institute of Marketing (Cyprus), St. Mary’s University (Ethiopia), Rome Business School Nigeria, Magellan Institute (France), Ducere Global Business School (USA), University of Pécs (Hungary), Gdansk University of Technology (Poland), Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Germany), RBS MBA (Serbia), Institute of Communication Studies (North Macedonia) and Goodman School of Business (Canada).

It has been three days full of ideas and debates over the future of the Education and International Mobility, together with the Management of the entire School, the Faculty and the Program Directors involved.

Day 1: Introduction by RBS and Employability Focus with Coca-Cola HBC

During the morning of the first day, after welcoming all the guests from all over the world, the Plenary Session with the Dean Antonio Ragusa and the General Manager Maria Ángeles Martos Molina took place. During the session, the Head of International Relations Eleonora Mantovani and the International Relations Coordinator Federica Verrieri, had the chance to initiate the event putting in contact all the guests and the personalities present immediately. In the afternoon, Rome Business School hosted Coca-Cola HBC Italy for a focus on the employability of the students during their Masters. The Learning Manager Laura De Micco and the Employer Branding & Engagement Manager Mariangela Soprano showed the work of their company and the strong link with Rome Business School. Along with our Head of Career Services Florinda Orsini, we finished the session highlighting the innovative approach of services such as placement, focused workshops, shadowing inside companies and the boost of start-ups with projects as RBS4Entrepreneurship that have a great impact on the students professional profiles.

Day 2: Project Economy with the Project Management Institute and visiting BVLGARI and the Vatican Museums

The second day started with the lectures from our Master in Project Management Program Directors, Riccardo and Stefano Orfei, who invited as a guest of honour the President of the Project Management Institute – Central Italy, Carmine Paragano. The focus was on the importance of Project Economy in this precise historical moment and how could be possible to proceed with its application on training courses suitable for different types of students and professionals. Crucial is the Didactic Methodology inside the Masters, how explained by our Head of Didactic Department Mariella Pugliesi. The methodology is indeed linked to the different memberships and accreditations gained by Rome Business School, which certificate the values and the qualitative standards of the different specializations analysed.

After concluding this panel discussion and debates, the guest delegation experienced the “heart” of the city and the practical focus that distinguishes every didactic path. Firstly, they had a company visit at BVLGARI, one of the key Rome Business School partners in terms of the Luxury field and for the projects developed by our students. Following, they visited the Vatican Museums: a gem for the Italian and roman cultural heritage and vital for the tourism industry. This is one of the most important destinations for every student that decide to study in Rome.

Day 3: Mobility and sustainability with Jaguar Land Rover and Italian cooking class

On the morning of the third and final day, we held an extremely interesting and inspirational session with the former CEO of Jaguar Land Rover Italy, Daniele Maver who is also a member of the Corporate Advisory Board at Rome Business School and the Professor of the module in Global Marketing Management for the students of the MBA. With him we talked about current topics such as mobility and sustainability, and how these two can coexist in the future by analyzing different scenarios and life models for new needs, due to global challenges. The discussion that arose was a perfect sum up of what our Corporate Advisory Board wants to achieve every year for our students: became a bridge between the academic world and the job market that is needed to be linked to the actual demands of the global market, as explained by our Academic Supervisor Ema Di Petrillo.

At the end of this reflection, the delegation lived a typical “dolce vita” experience: a private roman cooking class at the Porto Fluviale restaurant. An occasion for team building and networking in an informal and fun environment, eating what they cooked. After that, the head of the event, Eleonora Mantovani, held the last session dedicated to the International Relations Department itself. The focus was on how the international mobility projects are crucial to put in practice what the students learned during their studies, in a dynamic environment ,as the one week full immersion Global Business Program that we offer at our campus.

The goal of the event was to share even more the idea and the importance of international mobility for the students, both for short and/or long periods, in order to enrich their curriculum. The presence of coaching sessions with important guest speakers, company visits focused on the industry of reference, cultural and networking activities, make the Global Business Program a project pretty unique for the international students, and everything accompanied by discussions over actuality aligned with the international scenario.

“We were very pleased, honoured and grateful for having the chance to host so many people from different and important institutions, who choose us to start again after two years of pandemic. Believing into the necessity of restoring the value of internationalization, mobility and sharing” the responsible Eleonora Mantovani said, after the 3 day event.

“We are more than sure that this is only the beginning to became a point of reference for the discussion and the implementation of these topics. Being the most international Business School in Italy means to represent the internationality of the students, of the staff, of the faculty and of all the schools and university partners’ that right now are in four continents”.

We of Rome Business School hope that this brief experience can be replicated on a large scale for new and more delegations of students here at our campus. We want to make them to live a practical oriented experience and in line with our fundamental values: humanistic, caring, dreamers, synergetic and cross cultural.

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