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International Master in International Business and Corporate Law


The Master is structured to enable participants to acquire skills and training to respond to the needs of the current international business landscape, international law, and work scenario and instruments to understand the main concepts of the international legal system and corporate law.

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Formula International
Method On Campus
Language English
Start Date October 2024
Enrollment 81%
Available seats 7
Scholarship valid until May 30th
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International Master in International Business and Corporate Law Overview

Participants will learn the importance and benefits of international law, especially when managing international business, since it is essential to interpret the law according to the country and its impact on commercial activities. The ongoing process of cultural, economic, and political globalization has led to expanding international trade and creating a new system of rules. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire the necessary skills to frame every single international legal issue in the right regulatory context (e.g. from policies introduced by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to the rules contained in the General Agreement for Trade and Tariffs (GATT) and Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
  2. Draft international transactions and file an international lawsuit before the competent Courts (including arbitration).
  3. Interpret the role of the members of the corporate bodies by identifying the duties and rights of all the subjects connected to them (shareholders, statutory auditors, Board of Directors, Supervisory Body).
  4. Set up a compliance policy (anti-corruption, environmental, antitrust, etc.).
  5. Develop smart contracts and take advantage of artificial intelligence tools.

Shape your professional path through 4 pillars:

Real link with companies

An international network of companies’ partners to help young and senior professional in building their careers and RBS to create the better learning experience possible, thanks to Business Practice LAB, Company visits, in class exercises and exclusive lecturers.

Internationality

Rome Business School is proudly the most international business school in Italy, being able to immerse our students in a stimulating environment, thanks to our international faculty, our exclusive Bootcamps in Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Paris, Rome and Tuscany and mixed ethnicity in our classes.

Professional Impact

Our higher purpose is to build managers and leaders. For this reason, we’ve built our Masters around our student’s professional and personal growth, providing different service and experiences, just like our Career Service, multiple company meetings, Company Shadowing, Individual Coaching sessions and a soft skills program.

Higher Purpose

Following our motto, Better Managers for a Better World, an entire section of our Masters is fully dedicated to higher purpose in business, Corporate Social Responsibility and creation of a sustainable approach and mindset to business

Why choose our International Master in International Business and Corporate Law

Business in Action​

  • Business Practice lab with Enel: Work on a real case study related to international business, identifying legal issues, and receiving expert advice.

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  • Capstone Project: Tackle real challenges in international business or corporate law.
  • Guest lecturers and company visits from organisations like Gianni & Origoni, Avio, and Grimaldi Alliance provide practical insights.
  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of cases chosen by international courts on a specific issue.
  • Devise a cross-border transaction taking into account previously established constraints and opportunities.

Career Impact

+27% average salary increase, one year after the completion of the Master in International Business and Corporate Law. In addition to +71% of our students who have made and used professional contacts in Rome Business School.

International Bootcamp

Practice global leadership and differentiate your CV ​by gaining international experience while learning business. Be a global student: broaden your professional horizons and begin expanding your business network with a one-week intensive formula that explores key sectors in some of the world's most cosmopolitan business hubs: Silicon Valley, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, London, China and Tuscany.

Networking Opportunity

Students will meet the managers from leading companies thanks to the organised company visits of our corporate partners. Some examples of companies hosting out students are, Grimaldi Studio Legale, ENEL. Vodafone, Ferrovie dello stato italiane, LVMH, etc.

Among our Partners:

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International Master in Business and Corporate Law:

In the first place they’ll acknowledge general core skills in management and then get specialized expertise in International Legal Frameworks and Systems, International Business, Corporate Law and Markets, and Global Corporate Compliance. Ultimately, they will complete the Master by learning the tech for law, how to create smart contracts and sustainable development law.

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Develop managerial skills & competences

During the first module of the International Master in International Business and Corporate Law, students will learn notions of:

  • Managerial Economics
    This module aims to prepare students by providing them with the essentials of entrepreneurship and business planning.
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
    With this module, the managerial skills required to understand a Business Plan and its structure will be developed.
  • Business Strategy
    Through this module, students will know how to understand the long-term direction and strategy of a company, and will be able to identify the strategic business units of organizations.
  • Accounting & Budgeting
    This module is aimed at students understanding the importance of financial management and control principles, with key indicators such as ROI, EBIT, GAAP.
  • Project & Operations Management
    With this module, students will be able to manage projects, examine data and information, and have a diagnostic approach in solving problems.
  • Marketing: Traditional and Digital
    Students will learn the application of marketing principles in organizational decision making.
  • Human Resource Management
    This subject area focuses on strategic human resource issues such as workforce acquisition, development, motivation and retention.
  • Data Analytics ​for Managers
    This course is designed to equip students with the basic knowledge needed to analyze and interpret large sets of data, to make effective business decisions and strategies.
Solve problems of international business law

During the second module, students will learn:

1) International Legal Frameworks and Systems ​

  • Business Internationalization and Law​
  • Global Legal Frameworks and Systems ​
  • International Economy ​
  • International Capital Markets: Law & Institutions​

​2) International Trade, Investment and Markets​

  • International Trade Law ​
  • Public International Law and EU Law ​
  • International Economic and Financial Law ​
  • Private International Law, Contracts and Employment Issues​
  • Bilateral Investment Treaties​
  • International Litigation​

​3) International Corporate Law​

  • Corporate Bodies​
  • SHA and SPA​
  • State-owned Company​
  • Privatization agreement​
  • M&A principles​

​4) Global Corporate Compliance​

  • Compliance Industries ​
  • Environmental Compliance ​
  • International Trade Compliance, Antitrust and Competition Law ​
  • Anticorruption rules, Ethic code​
  • International sanctions​
  • DPO and Cyber Security
Become innovative and socially responsabile leader and apply new tech for international business and corporate law

During the third module, students will explore:

5) Tech for Law ​

  • Legal Design, A.I., machine learning​
  • Legal Tech and Legal Innovation​
  • Developing Smart Contracts​

​6) Better Managers for a Better World​

  • Sustainable Development Law: Practices and Prospects ​
  • Human Right Protection​
  • Social clauses​
  • Business Ethics and CSR 
Why Electives?

The goal of Rome Business School is to develop future managers, entrepreneurs, and professionals who are ready to capitalize on the benefits of digitalization, go global, and have a positive impact on society.

Electives are ideal tools for students to improve their employability by focusing on high-demand skills. ​

  • Electives assist students in carving out a niche for themselves and becoming more competitive.
  • Electives expose students to courses they might not have encountered otherwise.
  • Electives provide a one-of-a-kind curriculum that fosters life and career skills. ​
  • Elective courses are organized in 5 main areas of interest:
  1. ​Innovation & Growth
  2. Tech & Digitalization
  3. Industry Business Excellence
  4. International Business
  5. Global Electives with RBS School partners
5 Interactive Courses to Improve Your Soft Skills

Soft skills are personal attributes that can influence relationships, communication, and interaction with others, which are critical for business success and effective leadership in the high-tech world and digital transformation in which we live. None of the new technologies and innovations can be applied without proper leadership.

The Leadership Program is a path of self-discovery, empowerment and reinvention, empowering participants to become leaders of the future. The program is practice-based and consists of 5 interactive courses, including a self-assessment test, role-plays and quizzes.

  • Communication & Persuasion in the Digital Age
  • Team Work Effectiveness
  • Agile Leadership
  • Negotiation & Conflict Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
Practice Lab | In partnership with

Rome Business School Practice Lab is the place where theoretical concepts are put in practice and participants learn through experience. The Lab is run by Enel S.p.A managers who will examine different specialist knowledge, work on exercises and network, while sharing their experience and expertise with the students. This Lab is entirely run by Enel S.p.A managers with whom you will create strategy to guide customer’s throught the customer’s journey of Enel S.p.A products.

Business in Action - Hands-on Lab

The Global Trends lab consists of 2 virtual sessions:

Session 1: How to Find Sources to identify global trends. Deep dive into the global world trends shaping the world of today – guest speakers from UN, UNIDO, ILO. Examples of Global Trends: ​

  1. The Future of Work
  2. AI, Blockchain, and Technology
  3. The World in 2030 – Future Scenarios (UN, IMF, ECB)

Session 2: Understand the impact of global trends on businesses, and explore ways in which businesses can adapt and transform based on future trends and forward-thinking strategies.

Capstone Project

You will have the opportunity to exhibit your abilities at the end of the course by tackling a real-world business challenge. Utilize your skills to find chances and create a truly inventive plan.

Face a real-life business challenge. You have the option of working in a small group, developing an internet sales plan, or developing a loyalty programme for different generations.

Two case studies from two real firms will be assigned to you to put your master’s course knowledge to the test.

Rome Business School International Bootcamps experiences

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There’s the opportunity to experience an intensive and fully immersive business experience during a week, facing challenges, dealing with managers, students and lecturers, and creating your own project that will be presented at the end of the Bootcamp Experience.

Change your life forever: discover where the World Technology was born and grown. From microprocessors to computers, from browser to social media, from sharing economy to crypto currencies.

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The challenge is how to combine creation and management in a luxury house as in all types of companies.

Sup de Luxe welcomes every year more than 500 students from all over the world. Since its creation, the school has enjoyed an undeniable success with its network of 3.500 graduates.

Develop a completely new business idea through the Google Ventures Methodology: The Design Sprint. How innovation and entrepreneurship are leading the change of the global market.

The aim is to mix together contents and network to become leaders in the strategy of your current or future company.

Experience Italy through a native person’s perspective by a cultural exploration and understanding of not only the process of winemaking, but mostly the convivial importance of food and wine.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to do business, generate growth as a socially responsible leader and discover the giant of Africa.

Discover and develop unique opportunities to grow in a dynamic environment with a traditional yet modern approach to business.

Participating in a Bootcamp in London is an extraordinary experience that combines intensive and immersive learning in a urban environment rich in opportunities. The city itself is a melting pot of cultures and innovation, offering a vast network of professionals and leading companies. A Bootcamp in London allows you to gain cutting-edge skills in a cosmopolitan and stimulating atmosphere, preparing you for global work challenges and creating valuable connections for your professional future.

A Bootcamp in China is an extraordinary adventure that immerses you in a country rich in history, culture, and innovation. This intensive journey allows you to acquire top-notch skills, discover new professional perspectives, and create global connections in a setting where the ancient and the modern blend in a unique harmony. Participating in a Bootcamp in China is an extraordinary opportunity for personal and professional growth that will open up new horizons for you.

Your Mentors

An International Leading Team | CAB

The Corporate Advisory Board embodies the spirit of collaboration between the academic world and the real management sphere by becoming one of the key players in the Quality Assurance Process, the process of continuous improvement of the Rome Business School’s range of Management Training programs.

Composed of 103 Leaders, Managers and Professionals from key areas of National and International Businesses, through the Corporate Advisory Board, Rome Business School activates a process of continuously updating its training programs, relying on numerous business interactions and inputs provided by the members of the committee in the annual meetings and discussions with the school.

103 Members
19 CEO and General Management

Faculty

Highly qualified international university professors, trainers, and business managers who come from a range of operational and professional fields—from merchandiser to lawyer, from entrepreneurship to coach and speaker—hold the Rome Business School’s International Master in International Business and Corporate Law. The educational strategy aims to provide students with the knowledge and abilities that the market currently demands.

Program Director

Giuseppe Ferrara

Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Salerno​. Classical high school Diploma from “Q. Orazio Flacco Lyceum” in Potenza

Giuseppe Ferrara is a lawyer admitted to practice law before the Italian courts up to the Supreme Court of Cassation and has been Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs Europe of the Enel Group (for all the various European countries in which the Group is present, including Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom , Slovakia, Russia, Romania and Greece).

Over the years he has held other managerial positions within the Legal Department of the Enel Group such as Head of Intellectual Property and Innovation, Head of Labor and Legal Policies, Head of the ICT and TLC, Head of Litigation as well as General Counsel of E-distribuzione SpA.

He has been a member of several Compliance Bodies of the Enel Group companies, served on the Board of Directors and the Strategy Commitee of Enel Russia PJSC and is currently a member of the Board of Enel Romania SA. and Vice- Chairman of the Supervisory Body of Slovenske Elektrarne a.s.

He is the author of numerous publications in legal journals and was editorial coordinator of a Legal Review of Electricity (Rassegna giuridica dell’energia elettrica – Ed. Cedam).

He is also passionate about sports law and is Head of the Legal Department of the professional football club Latina Calcio 1932.

Giuseppe was born in Potenza, is married to Katia and has three children.

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Manuel Espinoza Co-Founder LegalHelix

Dottorato di ricerca in conformità e integrità aziendale. Partner di Worth Street Group e Senior Fellow della Wharton Business School. Ha una vasta esperienza nella consulenza a società ed enti pubblici in materia di business integrity, compliance e responsabilità penale d'impresa. Ha iniziato la sua carriera in Messico, dove ha lavorato presso il Tribunale amministrativo federale e diversi studi legali specializzati in diritto penale finanziario. Successivamente, ha lavorato presso l'Organizzazione mondiale del commercio a Ginevra e l'Ufficio delle Nazioni Unite contro la droga e il crimine a Vienna. Inoltre, è stato ricercatore accademico in un progetto della Commissione europea riguardante l'armonizzazione dei 28 quadri giuridici nazionali europei in materia di responsabilità penale delle imprese e programmi di compliance.

Patricio Barbirotto
Patricio Barbirotto Università Ca'​ Foscari Venezia - Research Fellow

A research fellow in International Law at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and works in the consulting field International Law and International Affairs. He studied and worked in Italy, in the Czech Republic, in the PRC and in Russia and he fluently speaks 5 languages. Lecturer in "International Business Law" in the "Global Development and Entrepreneurship" master's degree course for the academic year 2021/2022; Lecturer in “Advanced International Law” in the master's degree course “Comparative International Relations” for the academic year 2022/2023. His main fields of interest and expertise are regional integration, international business law (with particular attention to the role of the non-State actors), West-East relations and the relation between international law and new technologies (namely the blockchain, the AI and in general all the issues related to cybersecurity). He is the author of a number of scientific publications concerning his fields of expertise, published both in Italy and abroad, and he has been member of the venetian editorial board of ‘Diritto del commercio internazionale’ (Italian A-Class scientific journal) since 2021. He holds a Master degree in International Relations from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and a PhD in “Law, Market and Person” (International Law) from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice​

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Roberto Mazzeo IP & New Technologies Business Lawyer

Adjunct Professor at the Rome Film Academy (Copyright & IP Law). Provide comprehensive daily legal assistance to a multinational pharmaceutical company. Passionate about start-ups, blockchain and new technologies. His specializations include: fashion law, e-commerce contracts, consumer protection, terms and conditions, media agreements and entertainment: production, publishing, management, sponsorship, social media, Among the companies he worked for: DONG & Partners Law Firm, Eli Lilly and Company, Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Peter Thurton
Peter Thurton Legal Counsel at Enbridge

Peter Thurton is a Canadian business law attorney. Peter’s expertise is in ethics and compliance. For over thirty years Peter has represented some of Canada’s largest financial institutions (including Manulife Financial, CIBC and Royal Bank Insurance) and energy companies, specifically Enbridge. In the past year and because of the issues concerning race in North America a great deal of Peter’s work has focused on issues of race and discrimination in the workplace. He holds a Law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and from St. Francis Xavier University where he was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist.

LUMINITA POPA
Luminita Popa Managing Partner at Suciu Popa & Asociatii | Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

Luminita focuses on domestic and international commercial arbitration, as well as investment treaty arbitration. She acts as Counsel for private and state parties in numerous proceedings administered under the rules of main arbitration institutions and dispute resolution bodies and has developed particular experience in disputes regarding privatization agreements, infrastructure and civil engineering projects, mergers & acquisitions in the industrial, oil and gas and energy sectors. She is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania and the Court of Arbitration of the German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Romania). She is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and a member of numerous international associations, including the International Bar Association, the ICC Institute of World Business Law and International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). She has expertise in advising on natural resources projects, assisting major international companies on the implementation of large projects and oil & gas operations, as well as on all aspects related to project development, public procurement, PPP and complex permitting schemes. Plus, she is Managing Partner of Suciu Popa & Asociatii.

GAIA MARANO
Gaia Marano Avvocato

Gaia Nina has a Law Degree and Master Degree in Tax Law from the University LUISS of Rome. She is a lawyer of the bar association of Rome since 2014. She had diverse working experience in international environments, and she worked for EBA Clearing in Paris from June till October 2019. She is working for a boutique Law Firm in Rome with a special focus in Labor & Employment Law. She has, by nature, an entrepreneurial spirit, and that is why she completed the MBA part-time program at Luiss Business School in June 2020. Gaia is an Italian native speaker. She is fluent in English, and she is constantly trying to improve her French. Having lived in different countries around the world, she knows the importance of networking. She joined the Professional Women Association (PWA) because she believes in the power of team working and because for her diversity is a major plus. As Programming Director, she wishes to affirm with PWA members & friends the fundamental role women play in this challenging era.

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Roberto Pirozzi Arbitrator at Arbitra International

Roberto is a dual qualified business lawyer: he has been admitted both to the bars of Rome and New York. With a Master in Comparative Law, he starts his career as an Associate at PAGANI & PARTNERS LLP. He was then In-House Counsel for the ATECAP, where he drafted construction contracts and step clauses for sustainability purposes. Later he was an Associate at Legance and a Juridicial Intern at the Supreme Court of New York. Subsequently he worked as Research and Legal Assistant at the Institute for International Commercial Law and was an Associate at Collier, Halpern, Newberg, Nolletti & Bock LLP. In 2013 he became Adjunct Professor of International Commercial Law at LUMSA and at the same time he became Partner at 3D Legal – DANDRIA Legal Studio. Currently he is Adjunct Professor of American Business Law at The American University of Rome and Managing Partner at Pirozzilex. His area of practice cover domestic and international commercial arbitration, as well as international commercial contracts (CSIG), antitrust and regulatory matters.

FRANCESCA NAPOLITANO
Francesca Napolitano Head of Financial Legal affairs at Enel S.p.A.

Francesca started her career as Senior Associate at D'Urso Munari Gatti, drafting contracts with local or international parties and focusing on commercial, corporate, telecommunications and administrative law with specific reference to public procurement. In 2005 she worked in Corporate Affairs for Enel, and then entered the team of Enel Green Power as Head of Corporate Affairs and then became Head of Corporate Governance M&A and Finance. Subsequently she was Head of Legal Affairs for Global Infrastructure & Network Business Line for Enel. Currently she holds the position of Head of Financial Legal Affairs at Enel.

Silvia Melandri Lawyer

Lawyer admitted to practice law before all Italian courts. She started practicing international law in 2000 at Baker & McKenzie Milan and currently collaborates with international law firms in different countries including Germany, Spain and Miami. Over the years she has achieved vast experience in advising both companies and legal entities regarding matters of trade, insurance, contract drafting and real estate specifically from a transnational perspective. She is also an experienced international trade negotiator. She is the author of publications in legal journals (“Liability insurance: allocating legal costs between insurer and insured”- “Criteria for assessing fraud in professional indemnity cases”- “Gestione di carte di credito e concorrenza sleale”) and has published in 2022 the legal guide for youngsters "Guida Galattica Enorme per Adolescenti" (Ed. Mondadori).

Career and Entrepreneurship Services

Throughout your International Master Online in International Business and Corporate Lawyou will be accompanied and supported by our Career Services team. With over 10 years’ experience in education, we help young talents and managers to build their future, guiding them along the path that best suits their capabilities, desires and professional goals.  

To give our students the best support achieving their professional objectives, we’ve structured our Career Service into two core areas: 

The Master’s program in International Business and Corporate Law is particularly suitable for those who want to pursue careers in the following roles:

  • Representatives of funding bodies
  • Legal Specialist
  • Policy Advisor/Consultant on International Law Mediator
  • Consultancy and Auditing Firm Manager
  • Project Manager in the area of International Law/Corporate Law
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Internal Auditing Officer
  • Negotiation Specialist

International Master International Business and Corporate Law:

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Payment

Payment of the participation fee of € 8,900 can be made in the following ways:

  • Installments from moments of enrollment (earlier enrollment for more installments)
  • Full Payment with an additional discount of -10%

Scholarships

Based on their personal profile, experience and proven motivation, the candidate may be awarded a scholarship to partially cover the participation fee. In fact, Rome Business School offers the most deserving candidates the opportunity to benefit from 7 different types of scholarships. These partial economic hedges can consist of 6 months of interest-free financing.

  1. Early Enrollment Incentive
  2. Lifelong Learning Scholarship
  3. Academic Excellence Scholarship
  4. Executive Women Scholarship
  5. Entrepreneurial Grant
  6. Better Managers for a Better World Scholarship
  7. Student Loan Assistance Grant

Competition for scholarships increases as the starting date approaches and funds are limited, so it is advisable to apply as soon as possible.

Admission process

Rome Business School works hard to maintain the greatest degree of competence in the courses it offers. As a result, in order to ensure the candidates' eligibility, all applicants must go through and successfully pass the following selection process:

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Evaluation of credentials
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Application Confirmation
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Selection Interview
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Admission
Enrollment

The goal of the admissions procedure is to confirm a candidate’s eligibility to enrol in the International Master International Business and Corporate Law. Academic background, prior experiences in the Master’s programme themes, and motivation will all be considered while evaluating candidates. Following submission, the application will be reviewed by the academic committee of the Rome Business School. All relevant papers must be included in order for the application to be accepted.

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FAQ

He is an indispensable professional for companies because he maintains the legal integrity of the company and ensures that everything is carried out in accordance with national and supranational regulations.

The Master in Compliance is perfect for those who want to operate in the changing landscape of international law and become a benchmark in the field.

To enter the Master’s programme in International Law, it is sufficient to hold a three-year degree or equivalent, or failing that, to have relevant work experience.

During the Master’s programme, there will be lectures with professors who are experts in the field and who will guide you in acquiring the necessary skills to work in the sector. In addition, the final Capstone project will give you the opportunity to put your acquired knowledge into practice by implementing a strategy for a company.  The International Bootcamp experience completes the Master’s experience, allowing you to interface with international guests and colleagues in a rich intensive programme.

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