Online Master in Finance

The Specialized Master in Finance of Rome Business School aims to train professionals with the skills to effectively manage finances, make forecasts and financial planning, and apply and master all the innovative tools and practices in finance, big data, machine learning and fintech.

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Formula: Specialized - Online

Language: English

Enrollment: 80%

ONLINE: 19 Available seats

Intake: October Closed / April Open. Scholarship up to 35%, valid until October 29th

Overview

The Specialized Master Online in Finance of Rome Business School aims to train professionals with the skills to effectively manage finances, make forecasts and financial planning, and apply and master all the innovative tools and practices in finance, big data, machine learning and fintech. Participants will first learn basic management knowledge and acquire specialist finance skills, in particular by understanding how to plan manage finance and grow businesses by incorporating digital innovative best financial practices. Therefore, our students will be able to gain an in-depth understanding of financial market management, financial performance indices and risks associated with the acquisition process.

This master is offered through a flexible online learning options: so, you can have quality learning anywhere! We have more than 10 years in online learning education and we are member of Grupo Planeta deAgostini, leader in providing programs in online mode, our “distance” courses offer all the contents of classroom learning, in order to use a complete and professionalizing experience.

Why choose a Master in Finance

  • Global Experience: International Bootcamps in Rome & Barcelona

Rome Business School offers you the chance to hone your competencies and enrich your knowledge of entrepreneurship, innovation, and other key topics in the business world by taking part in our International Programs in Rome or Barcelona, where you can also expand your professional network.

  • Life & Soft Skills Program

The foundations of a solid and successful career are, without a doubt, the much requested and celebrated Soft Skills, competencies that find practical uses in every working environment and business area. Our Life & Soft Skills program will provide you with a thorough and detailed knowledge and familiarity with these personal soft skills, facilitating their personal and professional growth.

  • Career Acceleration Program

Our skilled and professional Career Services Team provides our participants with a personalized Career Acceleration Program specifically designed to shape their own professional profile in order to become a competitive figure in the modern employment market. You have access to workshops focusing on the hottest topics in relation to job seeking and career networking, individual career guidance meetings, our exclusive event ‘Rome Business School TalentFocus’, and more invaluable benefits to ensure the best start or a great boost in your career

  • Networking & Partners

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

  • Career Acceleration Program

Our skilled and professional Career Services Team 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. Workshops focusing on the hottest topic of job seeking and career networking, individual career counseling meetings, our exclusive event ‘Rome Business School Talent Focus’ and more invaluable benefits are at your disposal to ensure the best start or a great boost in your career!

Program

Rome Business School’s Specialized Master in Finance is structured to provide participants with a though preparation for the finance sector and crucial aspects of other related fields, starting with a wide overview of the broader management world and then proceeding to analyze all the specific subjects and aspects of finance sector, as well as providing an in-depth insight into innovative and responsible leadership, its trends and best practices, as well as how they can be effectively applied to the Business Industry.

Rome Business School Online Learning

The Rome Business School Online Learning is:

  • Full Live Online – participants are connected live to the online CiscoWebex Platform, giving the opportunity to participate directly and actively in classroom activities. Our Professors, experts in their field of study, adopt a participating and engaging teaching model, essential for Distance Learning.
  • Flexible – all live sessions are recorded and available within 24h on the Virtual Learning Environment Platform (VLE), where participants can easily find all the didactic materials.

Structure

Contents

Capstone Project:

At the end of the path, a group project is envisaged that aims to develop a plan to solve a problem of an existing or fictitious company. All teams are led from the initial phase of the project.

Learning Outcome:

  • Thinking critically
  • Apply knowledge and into practice
  • Competitive spirit
  • Practice Public speaking skills
  • Professional development & Networking
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Goal setting
  • Research skills
  • Creativity & Problem solving

The Challenge

Students will be invited to choose between two different options

  • Work on one of the 2 Business Challenges in line with the Industry, proposed by the Program Director
  • Work on your own Business Challenge, based on companies where students work

Online Learning Methodology

By adhering to the highest standards regarding the teaching methodology, the Master will be taught through interactive lectures, case study analyzes, exercises, discussions, role plays, teamwork exercises, video conferences, business analysis and sessions presentation of students. Case studies will be used to generate discussions and illustrate business problems. Students will be encouraged to read and engage in discussions and debates. The teaching methodology is based on learning by doing, through which teachers implement a student-centered approach, involve students and provide activities that allow students to apply the knowledge acquired.

For this reason, we’ve created a didactic model which founds on 4 key elements:

  • Professors – Every lecture is created and delivered through an online CiscoWebex Platform. Professors have at their disposal discussion forums, chats, emails, whiteboards, audio and video sharing to communicate and work together. As a final step typically includes an exercise or assessment to measure the learning.
  • Live and Interactive – Instructional methods and techniques are used creatively to develop an engaging and motivating learning experience. Plus, every 3 months,  students work on a Business case and have a preliminary live session to discuss the key learning with the Program Director.
  • Practical – All the in-class activities and online learning methods, are further applied into practice through the different assessments, capstone project and in-class activities.
  • Self-Paced – Students are free to learn at their own pace and to define personal learning paths based on their individual needs and on the deadlines for projects assigned. The self-paced methods are applied with the pre-master courses which are pre-recorded and supported by presentations and exercises developed by every course Professor.

Life & Soft Skill Program

Soft skills are the “secret key” of a well-managed workplace and a progressive career path. With the Life & Soft Skills Program, we offer you the opportunity to develop the soft skills necessary for your personal and professional growth.

The Life Soft Skills Program is a path that will lead toward self-discovery, empowerment and reinvention. The program is practice-based consisting of 5 interactive courses, including self-assessment tests, roleplay and quizzes.

In detail the personal growth program is structured as follows: 10 hours in total for 5 interactive and self-reflective courses on soft skills (the certificate will be provided upon completion of the program):

  • Communication & Persuasion in the Digital Age
  • Team Work & Collaboration
  • Agility & Adaptability
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Emotional intelligence

Global Experience

Students will choose between two exclusive Bootcamps scheduled for Summer 2021, both designed to develop and refine students entrepreneurship skills, to let students experience international leading companies culture with two company visit and to improve students business network:

  • Barcelona (Spain): “Bootcamp for Innovative Leaders” – In collaboration with EAE Business School
  • Rome (Italy): “Bootcamp for International Business Leaders” – At Rome Business School

In addition, only for online students, the bootcamp in Rome is included in the tuition fee!

Double Certification

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a double certification: Rome Business School’s diploma and an official certification by Universidad Internacional de Valencia (VIU), which provides 60 internationally recognized credits (60 ECTS).

Faculty

Rome Business School’s Specialized Master in Finance is given by highly selected international university professors, entrepreneurs, consultants, industry experts, trainers and business managers, drawn from a variety of operational and professional fields, from advertising to sales, from entrepreneurship to digital marketing.  The teaching approach is aimed at the acquisition of know-how, in order to transfer truly useful competencies for the attendees’ professional development.

  • PROGRAM DIRECTOR

MARSHALL LANGER – A native of Miami, Florida, Marshall received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has additionally taken extensive graduate coursework in counselling psychology at New York University. Marshall enjoyed a 12-year career in diverse business and finance sectors in the U.S. and Europe. He has worked on Wall Street on investment banking and risk arbitrage for firms like Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as well as in trading for BNP Paribas. He further worked in the areas of corporate management, marketing strategy, management consulting, and real estate. Marshall has also taught at New York University’s Stern School of Business, Fordham University, University of Connecticut, Luiss University, and The American University of Rome. Marshall authored UN agency FAO Course guide: Fundamentals of International Business Management, Rome, 2006 and co-author of Leveraged Buyouts, Rome, Kappa, 2012.

  • Professors

DAVID POLLON –Professor David Pollon has been teaching courses in Finance, Accounting and Economics since 2003.He currently teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level at universities in Rome, Paris, Grenoble and Casablanca.Before entering the academic world, Professor Pollonmade his career in the international financial arena working for The Walt Disney Company (Milan).After serving as Finance Director at company headquarters in Los Angeles, he became Finance Director in the UK and then Italy, where he was in charge of all cinema, video and DVD financial operations, Finance Director for Universal Pictures and Buena Vista Home Entertainment in London and Burbank, California.

ALBERTO BOLLEA – Alberto Bollea is Sales Manager at Bosch Energy and Building Solutions and CEO at SGR Accademia. His didactic activity is focused on Sports Industry Finance.

JOSEPHINE LUZON – Josephine Luzon is Finance Manager at Bioversity International, the world’s largest international research organization dedicated solely to the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity (a member of the CGIAR, which is part of the World Bank group). She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Teaches part-time since 1990 in various American universities’ MBA and BA Programmes (in Rome); Universities taught (Rome campus) : Boston University, European School of Economics, St. John’s University, Link Campus University of Malta, Arcadia University Courses taught: Multinational Accounting, Financial and Management Accounting, Statistics, Auditing, Applied Mathematics, Management Information Systems, Management Control Systems, Operations Management, Corporate Finance, International Financial Management, Leadership and Management, Strategy

Career Services

With our help, you can create your career strategy via a journey of self-reflection, exploration, and achievement. This program is designed to help you find internships or positions in line with your ambitions and expectations.  In particular, the school offers the following services to the enrolled students:

  • Individual Career Counselling Meeting
  • Rome Business School’s Official Career Portal
  • Professional Workshops
  • Rome Business School’s Talent Focus

Rome Business School supports its students even beyond the academic environment, providing them with guidance and assistance in developing a strong professional profile that reflects the most sought competencies in the current job market.

Thanks to the commitment of our students and the continuous work of our assistance service, we have achieved important results in terms of employment and achievement of the aspirations of the individual participants in our courses.

In particular, according to the most recent statistics:

38% of our students have pursued an international career;
43% of our students have obtained a job position in large multinational companies;
37% of our students are currently successful managers;
72% of our students benefited from a salary increase at the end of the course of study (in the case of the Master Specialized, a growth in the pay packet of 27% was noted);
68% of our students have increased their job responsibilities at the end of the master;
92% of our students received new job offers upon completing their studies.

Placement rate

At the end of the Master, 96% of the students obtained an internship in internationally renowned companies. Some of our professional partners:

RBS EXPERIENCE

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:

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.

Scholarships and Tuition

The tuition fee for this Master is 6.200 euros (VAT included) the payment of the participation fee is installable.

It can be paid:

  • in 4 instalments without interest
  • in a single solution (this option grants the student a 10% discount on the overall amount of the tuition fee)

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 8 different types of scholarships. These partial economic hedges can consist of 6 months of interest-free financing.

  1. Early Bird Enrollment Scholarship
  2. Study in Italy Initiative Scholarship
  3. Lifelong Learning Scholarship
  4. Academic Excellence Scholarship
  5. Executive Women Grant
  6. Entrepreneurial Grant
  7. Better Managers for a Better World
  8. 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.

Jump start the rest of your life!

If you are looking for top-quality advanced training in a particular business area, countless opportunities for skills development and testing yourself, ways to expand your professional network and make contact with elite professionals working in several business fields, we have exactly the program for you. From there, it’s all up to you! Your determination and willingness to learn and experience new ways of thinking are all you need to make the most of one of our programs and start making your way along the path towards success in your career.

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