International Master in Data Science

Data Science is the concept to unify statistics, data analysis, machine learning and understand analyze actual phenomena with data with a scope to increase business profitability and growth. Data Science is used interchangeably with business analytics, business intelligence, predictive modeling, and statics.  This Program is designed to give the tools and resources to make the knowledge deluge into useful results by managing and utilizing the resources available.    

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Formula: Specialized - Online

Language: English

Enrollment: 89%

ROME: 12 Available seats

ONLINE: 11 Available seats

April's intake scholarship up to 30% valid until December, 16th.

Master in Data Science’s Overview

The Specialized Master in Data Science of Rome Business Schoolis designed to provide the tools and resources to spread knowledge into useful results by managing and using available resources. This Master is very multidisciplinary and structured so that participants first develop basic managerial skills and then specialize and use scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems (unifying statistics, data analysis, machine learning) to extract knowledge and insights from data with the purpose of making business decisions. 

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 Specialized Master in Data Science?

  • Practice Lab

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Where students have the opportunity to put theory into practice and working on a real financial business case. 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. 


  • Salary Increase

    After the completition of the Master, our student get on average a +24% salary increase, thanks to:

    • Indipendence and decision making; 91% have increased both.
    • Responsabilities: 84% of students have gained more responsibilities in their current job.
  • Global Experience

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

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

  • Data Science Certifications preparation
    Gain deep knowledge and prepare for the certifications on the major analytical tools: 
    • TTableau Certified Data Analysis



    Structured and divided in two main pillars


    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.

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 Data Science: The master program’s structure

The Specialized Master in Data Science is designed to equip students with the right knowledge, competencies, tools and resources to achieve the best results in managing data, including Big Data, extracting value from it and generating useful information and insights. 

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Mind-Opening & Knowledge Management Setting 

25% Program 

Core Management Competences 

  • Marketing: Traditional & Digital   ​ 
  • Project & Operations Management ​ 
  • Managerial Economics​ 
  • Accounting and Budgeting ​ 
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning ​ 
  • Business Strategy​ 
  • Human Resources Management  


Focusing and specializing 

60% Program 

  • Data-Driven Business Strategy   
  • Data Science Languages 
  • Data Science Tools and Toolkit 
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 
  • Data Presentation, Communication and Evaluation  


Being an innovative and responsible leader 

15% Program

Data Governance 

  • CSR and Data Ethics: Intellectual Property, Privacy and Data Security 
  • Data Quality 
  • Data Certification (blockchain) 
  • Agile Scrum Framework 

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.
  • High Performance Collaboration 
  • Agile Leadership. 
  • Scenario & Forecasting 
  • Emotional Intelligence.

Business Practice 

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 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.

Practice and learning on main Softwares and Tools 

During classes students will have an hands on and deep understanding on the following: 

  • Languages: R, Python with packages and libraries for Data Science (i.e. Tensorflow, Pytorch, SciKit-Learn)​ 
  • Environments: Anaconda, Jupiter ​ 
  • Database: SQL and NoSQL (MongoDB)​ 
  • Tools: Apache Hadoop, Hive, Impala and Spark​ 
  • Analytics: Tableau Desktop; Microsoft Power BI Desktop and Power BI Report Builder​ 
  • Cloud platforms: Amazon AWS; Google Cloud Platform; Microsoft Azure 

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.

Work on one of two real Business Challenges of a specific company. Choose between a Business Plan, or a Big Data 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

Rome Business School International Bootcamps experiences

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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”bootcamp destination. Graphic Image has a purpose: show the destination of our service

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. 





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Rome Business School’s Master in Data Science 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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Graduated with honors in Electronic Engineering, MBA, he is a C-level manager with 20 years of professional experience in the ICT – Information and Communications Technology sector, being a manager in complex, structured and international environments.

He is currently working as the ICT Director of one of the most important local public transportation company in Italy, and one of the largest in Europe; previously he has been CIO (Chief Information Officer) in one of the biggest providers of technological solutions for the worldwide gaming market. He has not only a wide experience in identifying innovative products and developing advanced technological solutions, aimed to reduce the TCO and to achieve a more efficient operations management, but he is also specialized in Digital Transformation, Supply Chain Management and ITIL-based IT Service Management, in order to achieve business goals. He has been lecturer at conferences and guest speaker on university courses about technological and innovation topics.



Canio Mancanielo MBA works as a Project Manager at NTT Data Italia. He has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from the Politecnico di Bari and a Master in Computer Engineering, specializing in Artificial Intelligence, from the University of Rome La Sapienza. He has also worked as Project Manager and IT Consultant at Ericsson for more than 4 years. 



His main professional experiences are in the IoT (Internet of Things), Industry 4.0, Automotive, International Business, Marketing & Sales, management of calls for tenders and international offers, B2B, Research and development, Engineering and Commodities, Augmented and Virtual Reality. He currently works as a Business Partner – Commercial & Program Manager, at WEL SRL, providing IoT solutions for industry, commerce and tourism. He is also an Accredited Innovation Manager at MISE and, previously, has been Commercial Director at Magneti Marelli. 


Chiara is a Data Scientist and currently works as a Project Lead at the Ministry of Economy of Italy, where she has also worked as well as a Data Analyst. She has a PhD in Electronic Engineering, a Master in Control Engineering and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. 

Senior Consultant in Blockchain currently working for HSPI. He is also a Co-Founder and Project Manager of Own Your Business, providing solutions for data validation in blockchain, without sending information to third parties. He also worked as a Project Engineer for IETY – Inventive Engineering & Technology. He has a Master in Mechanical Engineering from La Sapienza University of Rome. 


Christian Napoli PhD has been as Associate Professor with the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti”, La Sapienza University of Rome, since 2019, as well as Scientific Director and co-founder (2015) of the International School of Advanced and Applied Computing (ISAAC). He got a Bachelor Degree in Physics from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania, in 2010, where he also got a Master in Astrophysics in 2012 and his PhD in Computer Science in 2016 at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. He received the National Scientific Award as an associate professor in Computer Engineering (2017) and Computer Science (2019). 

A native of Miami, Florida, Marshall received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has also done extensive graduate coursework in counselling psychology at New York University. Marshall enjoyed a 12-year career in diverse business and finance sectors in the US and Europe. He has worked on Wall Street in investment banking and risk arbitrage for firms like Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, as well as trading for BNP Paribas. He also worked in the areas of corporate management, marketing strategy, management consulting, and real estate.  

Entrepreneur with 25 years’ experience in the ICT industry, with a special focus on data, AI, industrial research and project management. Fabio is currently an Open Group Invited Expert at the Data Scientist Profession Working Group, specializing in defining the Data Science Body of Knowledge, as well as a Board Member for the Data Scientist submissions and a Master Certified Data Scientist. Fabio is also the CEO and owner of Accademia Domani, a MOOC scaleup, and an international startup advisor and investor, co-founder of ScaleFoundry, an Amsterdam based startup accelerator. Fabio is also an agile practitioner and an Expert Scrum Master. 


Valeria is a Country Manager for Stocard Italy. She is an experienced Country Manager with a proven history of working in the information technology and services industry. She has worked as a Retail Manager at Nokia, a Senior AdWords Manager at Google, and a Digital Marketing Manager at Mercedes-Benz Italia. 

Career and Entrepreneurship Services

Throughout your Master in Data Science, 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: 

  • 92% have received new employment offers 
  • 74% of our students manage to increase their salary after completing their Master 
  • 46% of our students are employed before completing their Master program 
  • 73% of our students get a job within 6 months of finishing their Master program 
  • 84% of our students increase their professional responsibilities after doing the Master 

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.  

  • RBS4Entrepreneurship

We focus on your entrepreneurial side. 
Are you planning to start up your own business or dreaming about becoming the fresh and innovative driving force within an organization? We will equip you with skills and knowledge to discover, test and improve your entrepreneurial skills, develop a business idea and finally launch your own business.

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

  • Data Analyst 
  • Data Strategy Consultant 
  • Data Scientist 
  • Business Intelligence expert 
  • Marketing Analyst/Researcher 
  • Data Architect 
  • Statistician 
  • Data & Analytics Consultant 
  • Reporting Analyst 
  • Big Data Analyst 
  • Researcher


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.


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.

Master in Data Science: Financial Aid and Tuition 


Payment of the participation fee of €7,500 can be made in the following ways:

  • In 6 interest-free installments
  • Single solution (this option guarantees a 10% discount on the total amount)


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.

What does a Data Scientist do?
A data scientist is responsible for developing strategies for data analysis, preparing data for analysis, exploring, analyzing, and visualizing data, creating models with data using programming languages such as Python and R, and implementing models in applications.

What is the average salary of a Data Scientist?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the figure of the Data Scientist is increasingly in demand and jobs in this field will increase by 11 percent by 2024. For this reason, the average salary of a Data Scientist is constantly growing and varies depending on experience from 35 thousand to 70 thousand euros per year.
Can I study a Master in Data Science part time?
The lessons of our Executive Master in Data Science are held every two weeks on Friday afternoon and full day Saturday and are perfectly compatible with the needs of managers and professionals who want to undertake a path of professional growth.
What is the difference between Big Data and Data Science?
Big Data refers to large volumes of data that are too large and complex to store and process with traditional data processing applications. Big Data includes all types of data. Data Science is the primary means of discovering and exploiting the potential of Big Data.

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