International MBA

The International MBA has been designed so that participants can enhance and increase their knowledge in business management and administration, work with the main management tools and strengthen their managerial skills and competences.

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Formula: Full time

Language: English

Enrollment: 89%

ROME: 11 Available seats

Intake: October Open

Scholarship up to 20%

 

What is the purpose of an International MBA?

An MBA is one of the necessary tools for managers and professionals who want to turn their careers around, as it has a concrete impact on three key variables: responsibility, level, and salary. Those who complete an MBA achieve substantial improvements in all three of the above areas.

What do I need to do to enter the Rome Business School International MBA program?

The International MBA Rome Business School is ASFOR-accredited, so in order to attend the program you must apply through the appropriate forms and proceed with the evaluation of the your profile carried out by our Career Advisors. They will assess your educational background and experience

What is ASFOR and its certification?

ASFOR is the most important committee in Italy that measure excellence in higher education. It has verified the quality of the International MBA in terms of content and structure, the quality of the teachers and teaching methods, and the impact on students’ professional careers, issuing its certification as proof of the high standards achieved by the RBS International MBA.

What is the price of the International MBA?

The cost of attending the International MBA on our campus is €18,000. If you wish to attend the International MBA exclusively online through our e-learning platform, the cost is 16,900€.

Is it possible to follow the International MBA in Italian?

The International MBA is delivered both in Italian and English, depending on the individual needs of the participants.

MBA for International students

ASFOR, the most important body in Italy to measure the excellence of Higher Education has accredited our International MBA. This prestigious recognition, confirms RBS in its positioning among the top Business Schools in management training at national level.
The body verified the quality of the masters in terms of contents and structure of the program, the quality of the faculty and teaching methodologies, the impact on the professional career of students, as well as the continuous improvement and refinement of the training offer, based on the needs of the work market, noting the School’s commitment to excellence.

The International MBA is designed to enable participants to enhance and increase their knowledge of business management and administration, use the key management tools and strengthen their management, leadership, analytical skills and competencies, work in diverse teams and put into practice what they learn on daily basis.

The program focuses on understanding all areas involved in the management of organizations, with a complete overview of the company, the way it functions and how it is organized, ensuring that they can achieve the maximum career impact.

Rome Business School is a member of Planeta Formación y Universidades, an international network created in 2003 by the De Agostini and group Planeta that embodies a strong commitment from both companies, university education and vocational and lifelong training.

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, Barcellona, 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 MBA?

  • Practice Lab

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Where theoretical concepts are put in practice and participants learn through experience. All labs are run by managers from national and international companies, who teach participants how to prepare and present real company cases.

*company partners are subject to change during the year.

  • 34% Salary Increase

84% of our students increased their professional responsibilities after completing an MBA, leading to a +34% salary increase.

  • International MBA Coaching Program A deep dive on your skills and capabilities to unveil your true potential

On the International MBA coaching program, students will have the opportunity to benefit from the guidance of two specialized coaches, Fabio Pisi Vitagliano and Veronica Schmidt, to enhance their personal and professional skills with the aim of improving their own career path and becoming more competitive on the job market.

  • Virtual Cofee with CEOs

Network with Top CEOs and Learn What It Takes to Excel in Your Career

  • International MBA Specialization

The specialization programs are 3 different paths (Marketing, Big Data and Automation, Finance) linked to the International MBA designed to enhance the core of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and prepare students for the career path that most interest them.

  • Global Experience

International Bootcamp in Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Paris, Rome and Tuscany

In 2022 RBS has decided to upgrade the Bootcamps offer, adding 3 more international experience, in which students will experience an intensive and fully immersive business experience, meeting international managers and developing new bonds with foreign students.

  • Career Service

Structured and divided in two main pillars

    • RBS4ENTREPREUNERSHIP

Dare to think differently. Dare to act innovatively.

A 5-step structure is built to help you discover how to organize, chose and bring to life your business idea.

    • Career Accelerator Program

Explore, Build, Engage, Act, Evolve

An entire team of professionals provides our attendants with a personalized Career Path specifically designed to shape his or her own professional profile in order to become a competitive figure in nowadays’ job market.

Among our partners:

Top MBA program

The International MBA enables you to develop the competencies required to lead, manage, and grow businesses, gaining more in-depth insight into the requirements of the professional market, ranging from team management areas to the economic aspects of international market access.

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Mind-Opening & Knowledge Management Setting

25% Program

Core Management Competences

  • Business Government and Global Economy
  • Strategic Management and Competitive Strategies
  • Project and Operations Management
  • Global Marketing Management​
  • Digital Marketing and Metrics
  • Accounting and Budgeting

Develop

Create, Plan and Grow Business

60% Program

Entrepreneurial Business Plan

  • Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Mindset and Business Planning
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital

People and Talent Management

  • Organizational Behavior and Change Management
  • Digital HR Strategy Financial Management
  • Financial Management for Decision-Making
  • Corporate and Investment Banking

Operations and Performance Management

  • Logistics, Supply Chain Management
  • Performance Management and Control Management Data Science and Business Analytics
  • Data Science for Business Growth
  • Big Data and Business Analytics

Innovate

Drive Change and Innovation for a Global Business Immersion and Leadership

15% Program

Global Business Immersion and Leadership

  • Business Leadership in a Globalized World: Complexity, Dynamics and Risk.
  • International Business and Cross-Cultural Management

The Future of Business and Disruptive Innovation

  • New Technologies, Virtual Reality and the Future of Business
  • Design Thinking and Disruptive Innovation

 

Leadership Program

Soft skills are personal attributes that can affect relationships, communication, and interaction with others, which are crucial for business success and effective leadership in the high-tech world and digital transformation in which we live. None of the new technology and innovation can be applied without proper leadership. The Leadership Program is a path towards self-discovery, empowerment and reinvention, enabling participants to become leaders of the future. The program is practice-based, consisting of 5 interactive courses, including a self-assessment test, role plays and quizzes.

  • Communication & Persuasion in the Digital Age
  • Mindfulness, Focus & Awareness
  • Agile Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Emotional Intelligence

Business Practice

Practice Lab | In partnership with

 

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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 managers from leading national or international companies in the sector/industry, who will examine different specialist knowledge, work on exercises and network, while sharing their experience and expertise with the students. The Lab is entirely run by the School’s Partner Companies and the activities included are specific for each Master program and goal.

The Practice Lab consists of 3 main phases:

Phase 1 | Manager Meet-Ups

Students meet two managers from the Partner Company, from different areas or divisions, such as finance and marketing, who share their experience of their day-to-day work and business, with a specific and relevant focus for the Master.

Phase 2 | Hands-on Class

Students gain first-hand insight from the direct experience of company managers, enhancing the knowledge and skillset acquired on the Master. They will analyze, assess, create and develop, a certain plan or strategy given by the company in relation to what they have studied in class and the company’s business operations.

Phase 3 | Get on Task

The company managers present two in-class business scenarios (business cases), so that, by implementing the concepts learned, the students find solutions and create strategies. At the end of the class, they orally present the final results and ideas.

 

International MBA Specialization

The MBA specialization programs give an in-depth insight into some of the core subjects already included on the MBA syllabus in order to capitalize on greater professional opportunities. Choose 1 MBA specialization of 3:

  • Big Data and Automation

The specialization program in Big Data and Automation enables students to build the skills they will need to work with complex Big Data. Understand the power of Big Data and Automation, finding the patterns that have predictive values. This will lead to smarter business actions, optimized operations, higher profits and more satisfied customers.

  • Marketing

Gain an in-depth insight into marketing fundamentals (B2C and B2B) to master marketing and address today’s challenges. Oversee data-driven marketing and integrate both traditional marketing and cutting-edge developments, embracing data-centric tools, to succeed in a hyper-competitive, fast-changing global economy. This will enable you to make business decisions based on good customer intelligence and research, which will minimize risks and allow you to seek and explore future growth opportunities.

  • Finance

Understand the core aspects of financial business operations and learn to manage financial processes effectively to grow business by integrating finance innovation. Gain insight into investment banking, personal financial planning, and international finance to make cross-border financing and investment decisions. This will enable you to gain a more in-depth insight into your company’s financial health and improve the value, cash flows, and profitability of your business.

 

Virtual Cofee with CEOs

CareerDevelop networking skills by meeting top CEOs and learning from their success stories. Virtual Coffee sessions with two leading CEOs, during which students can ask questions, inquire about career interests and roadblocks, ask about the keys to career success, and network with a variety of open, experienced professionals! The 2 coffee conversations will be held online, meaning you can join them and participate from anywhere in real time. Discover what they consider to be the key hard and soft skills in today’s business world, what inspires, motivates and drives them to succeed, giving you the boost you need to enhance your own career.

VIRTUAL COFEE SESSION GUESTS IN PREVIOUS YEARS:

 

Capstone Project

At the end of your educational experience, you will have the chance to prove your abilities by tackling a real business challenge. Use your talent to identify opportunities and create a truly innovative strategy.

Tackle a real company challenge. You can choose to be part of a small team and design an innovative business plan or define a revolutionary Marketing strategy in line with the trends and challenges of the today’s global industry.

Work on one of two real Business Challenges of a specific company. Choose between a Business Plan or Marketing and sales plan.

The Structure

To create your final project, follow the Ready, Set, Go Structure

  • Ready

Stage 1: Team Creation

Stage 2: Capstone Project – Kick Off

  • Set

Stage 3: Project Proposal, followed by two Mentoring Sessions

  • Go

Stage 4: Knowledge in Action

Stage 5: Capstone Project Presentation

Capstone Project presentation and grading  

 You will present your Capstone Project to the Academic Committee composed of the Master’s Program Director, and (if applicable) a select group of industry experts and managers.  

 The project will be evaluated in terms of content, originality, and presentation, plus a bonus for an excellent teamwork activity. 

Rome Business School International Bootcamps experiences

During the full week you will experience an intensive and fully immersive business experience, facing challenges, dealing with managers, students and lecturers, and creating your own project that will be presented at the end of the Bootcamp Experience

  1. Silicon Valley – “Silicon Valley Bootcamp” to open your mind 360°
  2. Paris – ESLSCA | “Bootcamp: When Art meets Fashion and Luxury”
  3. Barcelona – EAE Business School | “Bootcamp on Entrepreneurship & Design Sprint”
  4. Rome – Rome Business School | “Bootcamp on International Business Leadership”
  5. Tuscany – Castle Volognano | “Bootcamp on Tourism, Food, Wine & Experiential Luxury”

Barcelona | EAE Business School | “Bootcamp on Entrepreneurship & Design Sprint”. Included for MBA students in the tuition fee.

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 87 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.

87

Members

14

CEO and General Management

29

Marketing and Sales Communication

 

Faculty

Rome Business School’s International MBA are held by highly selected international university professors, trainers and business managers, drawn from a variety of operational and professional fields. The teaching approach is aimed at the acquisition of know-how, in order to transfer truly useful competencies for the attendees’ professional development.

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR

ANTONIO SCIALLETTI

Antonio is a senior advisor, with over 25 years’ experience in strategic and international business consulting to European companies for internationalization in China/Asia and to Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOE) for investment /M&A/ JV/ for strategic acquisitions into Europe. He has worked for 6 years in the USA, 10 in Europe and 9 in China. He has also extensive experience in supporting business development in extra-EU markets, as well as monitoring industrial and commercial companies, reporting to European headquarters. He also has experience as an Executive Director at William George Europe SRL. He started his career at Deloitte Consulting, before becoming the Managing Director of William George Europe Asia. Ltd and CEO of GEA International Ltd based in Shanghai, China (Asian subsidiary of GEA Consulenti di Direzione SpA, the oldest Italian strategy consulting Company headquartered in Milan, Italy).

PROFESSORS

FRANCESCO AMENDOLA

He currently works as the Director of the ICT Department in the largest local public transport company in Italy, and one of the largest in Europe. He was the CIO (Chief Information Officer, IT Operations Manager) for almost 10 years at one of the largest technology service providers specializing in solutions for the global gaming market. His most relevant experience is in IT Service Management and IT Governance, in which he is also certified by ITILv3 Foundation and Green Belt Six Sigma.

MARSHALL LANGER

A native of Miami, Marshall had a 12-year career in various commercial and financial sectors in the US and Europe, worked on Wall Street in investment banking and risk arbitrage for companies like Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, as well as trading for BNP Paribas.

DAVID POLLON

A lecturer on Economics, Statistics and Finance since 2003, he currently teaches at the Universities of Rome, Paris, Grenoble and Casablanca. He previously worked as the Finance Director for the Walt Disney Company.

JOSEPHINE LUZON, PHD​

PhD in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is the Finance Manager at Bioversity International. She also teaches at the American University of Rome and John Cabot University.

RAFFAELE MANNELLA

Over 26 years’ experience as an Export Manager, Entrepreneur and Project Manager. In 2005, he co-founded Comtaste SRL, an IT consulting company of which is still the CEO, mainly taking on strategic projects for the company and directly managing key clients, which include several multinational companies, such as Adobe, Google and HP.​ In 2019, he founded TS Mood SRL, an innovative startup specializing in online booking services for the tourism industry. He has a Master with honors in Economics and Business from the Università La Sapienza, Rome. He is also PMP® Certified.

ANDREA CICERI, PHD 

After obtaining a PhD in Neuromarketing and Consumer Psychology, he founded SenseCatch, where he combines classical research methodologies, such as interviews or focus groups, with neuroscientific approaches with a particular interest in Eye-Tracking methodology, which allows direct access to visual data and considers it fundamental for explaining consumer behavior. He also has a Master in Marketing and Communication

FRANCESCO LANDOLFI 
He has spent his entire professional career developing and managing innovative and high-tech projects in two main sectors, Information Technology and Healthcare. Francesco has held various managerial positions in Sales Marketing in multinational companies such as Microsoft, IBM and Baxter. As a Managing/Senior Director, he has managed innovative entrepreneurial projects for startups and small businesses.

ALESSANDRO LA MANNA 
Since 2017, he has been CEO at Bio Research, a pioneer of unique technology based on the use of the latest applied theories of quantum physics and the new generation of nanotechnologies. He also works as a consultant for SMEs, focusing on Strategy, Brand Positioning, and International expansion. He has over 19 years’ well-rounded General Management experience, working in diverse Industries, locations, and cross-cultural environments. Over the course of his career, Alessandro La Manna has worked in Microsoft (2014-2017, Vice-President, Head of Marketing) and Nokia Corp. (2012-2014, Vice-President; 2009-2012, Vice-President of Marketing). He has an MBA from Bocconi Business School. 

VERONIKA SCHMID, PHD 
She started her career as a Consultant at IBM (Italy) and has worked in several industries such as Finance, Energy, Defense, and Intergovernmental Organizations. She founded her own Human Resources Consulting Service provider in the Middle East, focusing on personal skills. Several years ago, she moved to Washington D.C. where she graduated from the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program and founded 2ndStep, specializing in Leadership Coaching. She has lived and worked in 8 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North America. She has a PhD in Organizational Sociology and Economics from the University of Vienna (Austria).

LEILA CHENTOUF NAWEL, PHD 
Dr. Leila Chentouf, has a PhD in economics from the University of Paris X. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Oran in Algeria, and a Master in International Economics and Finance from the Paris X Nanterre University in France. Dr. Chentouf is an expert in international cooperation with MENA countries and has extensive experience working with and for the European Commission. She is a diplomatic representative to the United Nations. Dr. Chentouf teaches Economics at several universities and business schools. Additionally, Dr. Chentouf acts as a Business Developer for the continued expansion of educational operations overseas.

DANIELE MAVER
He started his professional career in 1984 at Ford Italia before moving to Nissan Italia, providing support for the startup and development of the National Sales Company. In his twelve years at Nissan, he held several roles, including CFO and Sales & Marketing Director. He also started up the new Captive Finance Company, working as the Managing Director for 4 years. In 2002, he took on the role of Managing Director at Ford Credit, the Financial Company of Ford Group. Since May 2007, he has been the President and Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Italia. He has an MBA from the Bocconi School of Management.

RBS4ENTREPREUNERSHIP – THE ENTREPRENEURS PATH 

Pre-Incubation:

brainstorm ideas with other students or present your idea and find the partners you need. Develop your project and create the final pitch presentation. Services & Activities: startup workshops, group forming workshops, startup talks, individual mentorship sessions. 
If you already have a Business Idea that you want to develop or you want to kick off your own project join RBS4Entrepreneurship. The RBS Entrepreneurship LAB is designed to support our students in developing a business idea, growing their own businesses, and improving their value proposition and pitch to be competitive nationally and internationally. We will equip you with skills, insights, and the curious mindset required to spot new opportunities, make connections and bring new business ventures to life.

Challenge phase:

Develop your pitch and present your idea to the Commission Board. The top 15 teams will access the Premium Business Angels network and the Incubation phase. 

Incubation:

Mentorships, Roundtables, the VentureLab, Access to the Creative Arena. All the services you will need to grow your idea during 4 full months. 

Final Challenge:

After developing your project you will present it to the Commission Board, Business Angels, and Venture Capitals. The ideas selected will be awarded a 5-week fully tailored project management sprint, mentorships, and masterclasses to complete the go-to-market and the possibility of acquiring funding. 

 Career and Entrepreneurship services

Throughout your International MBA, you 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.

In particular, according to the most recent statistics: 

  • 74% of our students manage to increase their salary after completing their Master   
  • 92% receive new employment offers  
  • 84% of our students increase their professional responsibilities after doing the Master
  • 53% of our students are employed in a multinational company  
  • 69% of RBS alumni work outside Italy  

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

Career Acceleration Program 

The Career Acceleration Program will help you develop the knowledge, market insights and tools that you need to pursue a successful career in a specific industry. You will benefit from valuable connections with top companies and recruiters. 

The MBA is particularly suitable for those who want to pursue a career in the following roles:

  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Strategic Directo
  • Financial Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Entrepreneur
  • Consultant
  • Business Operations Manager

Studying in one of the best business school in Europe: RBS Experience

The Campus

Innovative technology

We use innovative technologies in our classrooms to enrich the overall educational experience and improve student learning outcomes on campus and online. The platforms and technologies in use have a profound impact on student learning.

All classrooms are networked and feature SMART Board technology:

  • Professional audio mixers and microphones in each class, required for the interaction of students in the classroom simultaneously with students online.
  • High-resolution webcam inside the classrooms connected to the platform and the big pad, so that online students see the teacher and them on campus colleagues remotely.
  • Wireless access that allows students to be connected wherever they are
  • Computers and laptops for students available in the school library.

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A Historical Heritage

The building, designed by Achille Zinnari, was built for the 1911 Universal Exhibition.

In that occasion, an Exposition celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Unification of Italy was also organized in Rome, and a national architecture competition was launched for the construction of ten villas. Among these, the Villino Avenali, now the Rome Business School campus.

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Networking and partners

Rome Business School has established solid partnerships with several world-renowned leading companies, such as Enel, Fendi, Bulgari, Eataly, IBM Italia, Land Rover and many others. To ensure that our students can build a strong professional network, we constantly organize guest meetings, visits, events and lectures with representatives of elite business ecosystems, encouraging interaction between leading professionals and students, and facilitating the process learning.

Multicultural classes

Thanks to the school’s purely international mold, students will have the opportunity to take part in classes with students from more than 150 countries. This will allow participants to increase their knowledge of other cultures other than their own.

Student Hub

Every year we welcome students from all over the world: from cities and small towns, of all cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Rome Business School enhances the experience of students, supporting them in obtaining visas and identifying accommodation, creating opportunities for learning, involvement, personal and cultural development that go well beyond the lessons.

Events

Our students will be able to participate in various activities: visits out of town, Coffee Meetings with the CEOs of prestigious multinational companies, company visits or simple events designed to promote socialization and intercultural exchange which has always been the central point of our school.

Admission process

Rome Business School works hard to maintain the highest standard of quality in the programs we offer. That’s why, in order to ensure the eligibility of the candidates, all applicants must undergo and successfully pass a selection process structured as follows:

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The admission process is aimed to verify the candidate’s eligibility to attend the Master. The candidate’s academic history, previous experiences in the topics covered in the Master and motivation will be matters of the evaluation. Once it’s sent, the application will be evaluated by the Rome Business School’s academic committee. In order to ensure the application’s suitability, it is important to deliver all of the required documentation.

International MBA: Financial Aid and Scholarships

Payment

Payment of the participation fee of € 18.000 can be made in the following ways:

  • 6 interest free installments after the course starts
  • Installments before the course starts with an additional 5% discount
  • Single payment solution by the enrollment deadline with an additional 10% discount

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.

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