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In 2021, 51% of Rome Business School students found work before completing the Master, and 69% obtained a job offer within 6 months before the end of the Master

Rome Business School publishes the Employment Report 2022

  • Post-graduate education accelerates career advancement especially for younger profiles: the RBS Employment Report highlights that students have obtained a salary increase of + 76% 1 year after completing the Master;
  • The average salary in Italy of RBS students remains below the European one, but completing a Master at RBS allows you to progress faster in Italy than in the rest of Europe: the average salary 1 year after the Master grows by 40% in Italy, against + 33% of the European average;
  • Data Science is one of the most profitable areas in which to study (+ 44% salary increase 1 year after the Master), together with Finance, and especially the insurance-banking sector;
  • The job market is increasingly international: 74% of the companies where RBS students work are international and 43% of the students work in multinational companies;
  • The number of students who choose to become an entrepreneur is growing year by year (+ 5% compared to 2021), and is now the choice of an increasing number of Italians.

Roma, 17 maggio 2022. Rome Business School,part of Planeta Formación y Universidades created in 2003 by De Agostini and the Planeta Group, publishes the Employment Report 2022, the report on the results obtained on employment of RBS students in 2021. All coefficients have increased compared to 2020: over 79 % of students has a work position strictly linked to the studies undertaken (+ 9%); 70% of those who already worked saw their salaries increase by more than 20% (+ 3%); 71% took advantage of the network offered by RBS of over 300 partner companies, including KPMG, Eni, Oracle (+ 6%).

The Employment Report 2022 therefore highlights a strong increase in the employability of its students, especially in international companies (74% of companies), and the success of entrepreneurial activities created through RBS4Entrepreneurship, the RBS start-up incubator program. It is estimated that by 2025, as a result of the increasingly human-machine interrelation, 85 million jobs will be lost, but at the same time, 97 million new jobs will be structured to better adapt to the new division of labor between human beings, machines and software. RBS aims to train leaders capable of interpreting and being protagonists of change, innovators, capable of creating jobs, agile managers, with a global and responsible vision.

One of RBS’ priorities is to improve the professional impact of our students. For this reason the Masters are characterized by a practical approach, therefore composed not only of hours of theory, but lessons with case studies, on soft skills, of Business Practice Labs, Capstone Projects, Bootcamps. In particular RBS offers a transversal career service for all areas, which from the beginning to the end of the Master helps the student in professional development in three phases Build, Engage, Act (adapted for junior and senior profiles), workshops on recruiting processes, meetings with headhunters, the Career Fair, company meetings and much more. All activities that from day one allow us to improve students’ employability.

The Employment Report shows that in 2021 Rome Business School welcomed over 1100 students, of which 56% women, from 131 countries, 52% of whom with over 5 years of professional experience. Thanks to a series of personalized learning paths for each student, more than 3,285 targeted job offers were published, and thanks to the many opportunities offered, 50% of students had already found a job before earning the Master. 70% of those who were already working saw their salaries increase by more than 20% (+ 3% in 2021 compared to 2020), and 85% have more responsibilities at work (+ 1% compared to 2020). Even if the average salary in Italy today is still below the European average, the report shows that completing a Master allows you to progress faster in Italy than in the rest of Europe: the average salary 1 year after the Master grows by 40% in Italy, against + 33% of the European average.

92% of RBS graduates work and operate mainly in the areas of general management, consulting and fashion design. Of these, 62% work in Europe and 38% have an international career. Internationality is one of the characterizing elements of RBS, which is confirmed as the most international Business School in Italy with 60% of foreign students, in contrast to the national average of 35%. This is also reflected in the companies that have hired them: 74% of the companies where RBS students work are international and 43% work in multinationals.

As for the junior profiles, according to the Report, the high training provided corresponds to high levels of employability: the monitoring of the professional outcome of the courses carried out showed an employment rate of 97%. More in detail:

  • 72% found a job within the first 6 months;
  • of these, 50% received a job offer before completing the Master;
  • 71% took advantage of the network of contacts offered by RBS with its over 300 business partners, including Armani, TIM, Enel, KPMG, Oracle, Vodafone, IBM, PWC, Warner Media (+ 6% vs 2020).

Again with respect to the employability of students, the Report emphasizes the added value of interdisciplinary and practice-oriented training, capable of bridging the gap between the academic world and the labor market; at the end of the studies:

  • over 79% plays a role strictly linked to the studies undertaken (+ 9% vs 2020);
  • 81% improved their ability to identify new job opportunities, thanks to the wide range of services and tools dedicated to acquiring skills and competences.

The number of RBS students who choose to become an entrepreneur grows from year to year (+ 5% vs 2021), and is the choice of an increasing number of Italians. Rome Business School promotes entrepreneurship thanks to the innovative business incubator program “RBS4Entrepreneurship”, which supports and assists students in developing their business ideas, allowing them to learn the basics of entrepreneurship, find investors, know and develop entrepreneurial skills through workshops and meetings with top managers and successful startuppers.

Thanks to this program, today 20% of RBS graduates are entrepreneurs, 20% of their companies have between 11 and 50 employees, and 74% of these operate internationally. They work mainly in the fields of marketing and communication (18%), ITC, health and finance. Over 30% of these startups were launched between 2020 and 2022, demonstrating the effort of RBS alumni in supporting the country’s economic growth to cope with the economic consequences of the pandemic.

RBS aims to train agile students in change management and be capable, innovative and responsible leaders. To do this, he believes investing in improving his soft skills is the key to success for every manager. On this, Emiliano Cappuccitti, Human Resources Director of Coca-Cola HBC and Program Director of the Executive Master in Human Resources Management of RBS states:

“Adaptability, the ability to work in uncertain contexts, empathy, the ability to organise work, a predisposition for growth and ambition, understood as the will to make a positive impact on the group, are necessary qualities today”. Not only, Cappuccitti continues: today we have to overcome the concept of hierarchy, otherwise we risk losing contact with the outside world and becoming self-referential. It is important to provide continuous and flexible feedback to the employees, to change the culture of the boss, who must, on the other hand, be perceived as a coach. This is particularly true for the younger generations, who can be attracted to projects and investments dedicated to their professional growth”.

Young people today more than ever are constantly looking for study paths that allow them to get a job in line with their passions, where there is a real possibility of growth and an attractive economic offer. Regarding the latter factor, according to an OSCE 2021 report, the earning advantage for a person who has a Masters degree over someone who has only a degree is 95%, compared to 45% for someone who has a three-year degree.

“At Rome Business School we consider career support and employability of students as a structural part of our educational mission and as a strategic pillar of our activity. We are aware that the choice of a management training course is increasingly linked to the opportunities for professional growth connected to it. We have therefore worked over the years to position ourselves as a national and international reference point in career services and to have, therefore, a concrete positive impact on the lives of our students. This impact is naturally the result of a series of integrated factors: teaching with a modern and applicative slant; strong connections with the business world and, precisely, excellent career services. We are proud of this 97% employability rate, and to be the springboard for future managers who will contribute to the growth of Italy, who will bring their talent to the world by helping to create more equitable, inclusive and sustainable companies “, says Antonio Ragusa, Dean of the Rome Business School.