Master in Project Management

The Rome Business School is a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute. The Master in Project Management's training hours are recognized as contact hours by the PMI® as one of the requirements for accessing the certification exams.

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Formula: Specialized

Language: English

Enrollment: 85%

ROME: 12 Available seats

Intake: October 2022 |

Scholarships up to 25% valid until July 1st.

Executive Master in Project Management Overview

This Executive Master in Project Management is designed to provide all the necessary knowledge and skills to become or grow as a successful Project Manager, and to prepare the participants to get the prestigious PMP® (Project Management Professional) or CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) certifications of the PMI®, which are widely recognized and respected all over the world.

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RBS is ATP authorized training partner of the PMI institute. Participants will first gain general core knowledge in management, before acquiring specialized expertise in Project Management, learning tools and techniques for project management, agile methodologies, the project management maturity models, benefits realization management, and mock examination practice for the PMP® and CAPM® certifications.

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 services 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 Project Management?

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

Independence and decision making; 91% have increased both.

Responsibilities: 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 Rome Business School 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.

 

  • Preparation for PMI Exams
    This Master is designed to guide participants towards the acquisition of the prestigious PMP® or CAPM® certification of the Project Management Institute.

 

  • Rome Business School is an ATP of PMI:
    Rome Business School is an authorized training partner (ATP) of the Project Management Institute.

 

  • Learn to use Project Management Software:
    identify your project’s risks, create forecasts and track your budgets by managing your projects using project management software (ProjectLibre and KanBoard). Workshops and simulations will enable you to master all the features to empower your projects.

 

  • 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.

     

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Project Management: the master program’s structure

Our Specialized Master in Project Management successfully blends essential theoretical principles to have an international career with the most advanced modern techniques marked by a practical approach aimed at the digital market. This Master will strengthen the students’ competencies and enable them to take on responsibilities in the Project Management area of any company.

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Mind-Opening & Knowledge Management Setting

25% Program

Core Management Competences

  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Strategy 
  • Accounting and Budgeting 
  •  Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
  • Project & Operations Management 
  • Human Resources Management

 

Innovate

Focusing and specializing

60% Program

  • Project Management in the Global Age
  • Preparation for the acquisition of PMP®/CAPM® certification
  • Interpersonal skills for Project Managers​
  • Agile Methodologies and Change Management​
  • Project Management Tools and Techniques

 

Transform

Being an innovative and responsible leader

15% Program

Future-Oriented and Ethical Project Management​

  • New Trends and Technologies in Project Management
  • Overview of Project Management Software tools
  • The Project Economy and the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct


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.

 

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 Marketingplan. 

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

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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”

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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Members

14

CEO and General Management.

29

Marketing and Sales Communication.

Faculty

Rome Business School’s Master in Project Management 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

RICCARDO ORFEI

His long career has specialized in the field of ICT, starting as a system engineer (1974). Later (1987), he was appointed as the Technical Area Manager and eventually Project Manager, leading small to large projects. In 1999, he gained his PMP® (Project Management Professional) certification from the PMI® (Project Management Institute), and he is currently member of the PMI® and of the Rome Italian Chapter. He teaches Project Management and has a Bachelor Degree in Education Sciences.

STEFANO ORFEI

Stefano Orfei MBA is a Project Management Professional (PMP® Professional in Business Analysis (PMI PBA®) and a member of the PMI® Rome Italian Chapter. He started his professional career in the field of marketing and, since 1998, he has specialized in consultancy and management training. Over the last 13 years, he has been involved in training projects at both a national and international level. He has been a Project Manager in a large a consulting organization (Telecom Italia Learning Services), and in charge of designing and delivering complex training projects.

PROFESSORS 

EROS MANZO

Senior Project Manager with more than 10 years’ experience in planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of large-scale international development projects, with extensive knowledge of with EU Instrument Pre-Acquis (IPA); European Development Fund (EDF); European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instruments (ENPI) procedures. He is currently a senior project manager at AGROTEC SpA. His area of expertise is Business Development supporting governmental institutions in the implementation of development programs by providing technical assistance and scientific and analytical equipment, specializing in consultancy services for participating in international bids and tenders (EuropeAid and the World Bank

VIVIANE ARAZI

IT Program Manager, specializing in large-scale global program in the sectors of Consumer Goods, Government. Waterfall approach applied to infrastructure and end-user computing projects, as well as Agile approaches, Scrum, DevOps, Test-Driven Development, Continuous Improvement / Continuous Development, which he has applied for Software Development projects. Viviane is PMI Certified and also has extensive experience in setting up Program and Project Management Offices (PMOs). She has also worked for DXC Technology and HEWLETT PACKARD.

ANTONIO SCIALLETTI

Antonio is a senior advisor to European Companies for internationalization to China/Asia and to Chinese state-owned enterprises (for investments, M&A, JV for strategic acquisitions into Europe). He also has extensive experience in supporting business development for other EU markets, as well as monitoring industrial commercial companies reporting to European headquarters. He also has experience as an Executive Director at GEA International, as a General Manager at William George Asia Ltd, as a Managing Director at William George Europe SR.

FRANCESCO LANDOLFI

He has spent his entire professional career developing and managing innovative and high-tech projects in two main industries: Information Technology and Healthcare. Francesco has held several Sales Marketing management positions in multinational companies such as Microsoft, IBM and Baxter. As a Managing/Senior Director, he ran innovative entrepreneurial projects for startups and small enterprises (Net for Care, Privatassistenza, Telbios). He is now a Senior Partner at Arventia Capital, a firm specializing in private equity and venture capital investments. Francesco has a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor Degree (cum laude) in Economics from LUISS 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 University La Sapienza, Rome. He is also PMP® Certified.

ANGELO CAUCEGLIA

Angelo Cauceglia MBA is a project manager with significant working experience in the Middle East and South America. Over the past few years, he had the chance to develop a deep understanding and remarkable results in large-scale organizations dealing with complex multicultural environments. He has worked as Project Configuration Manager at Astaldi S.p.A. He also worked for Manens-Tifs S.p.A. –Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as the Project Control Officer.

SARA CAPRASECCA

Digital Marketing and Communication Consultant, Project Manager and Digital Strategist. She has worked for Deliradio.it, Gecko Way SRL, Beelnclusion.com, Pop Up Live Sessions, MM Line Production records, Perilcane.it, and Vikschool. A graduate in Italian Literature and Mass Media Communication, she has extensive experience in a logistics company (2008-2013). She worked for the first Roman online radio station as a Digital Press Officer. She specializes in Digital Transformation for SMEs.

MARSHAL LANGER

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.

VIVIANE ARAZI

An IT Program Manager specializing in large-scale global programs in the sectors of Consumer goods and Government. An expert in the Waterfall approach applied to infrastructure and end-user computing projects. She has applied Agile approaches, together with Scrum, DevOps, Test-Driven Development, Continuous Improvement / Continuous Development for Software development projects. Viviane is PMI certified and has also has extensive in setting up Program and Project Management Offices (PMOs). She previously worked for DXC Technology and Hewlett Packard.

 

Career and Entrepreneurship Services

Throughout your Master in Project Management 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  
  • 73% of our students get a job within 6 months of finishing their Master program  
  • 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. 

  • 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:

  • Project Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Assistant
  • Marketing analyst
  • Assistant Construction Manager
  • Junior Business Analyst
  • Business Development
  • Risk Management
  • Project Supervisor
  • Consultant Senior

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. 

Master in Project Management: Financial Aid and Scholarships

Payment

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)

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.

FAQ

What does a project manager do?

The Project Manager is the person in charge of the project, his core business is to offer advice to clients with the primary objective of defending the project idea of the designers. He guides the project team towards the objective that the client intends to pursue, discerning the investor’s interest and speaking the same language as the professionals. In short, he is the one who brings a project into reality

How to become a project manager?

In order to become a Project Manager it is essential to undergo formation, which must be associated with specific certifications issued by institutions that guarantee the qualifications of a PM, such as PMI, of which Rome Business School is an Authorized Training Partner.

What certifications does the project manager need?

The certifications highly requested by the major multinational companies are CAPM and PMP, both issued by PMI. In order to obtain them, it is necessary to be prepared for the tests and have a minimum amount of experience, without these requirements the student is unable to access the exam.

Is it possible to follow the Master in Project Management in Italian?

If you want to attend the Master in Italian language, we suggest you apply to the Executive Master in Project Management, entirely taught in Italian.

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