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Executive Master in Project Management

The main goal of the Rome Business School's Master in Project Management is to train individuals who aspire to excel as efficient project managers. During the program you will be provided with the tools to obtain renowned certifications such as PMP® (Project Management Professional), CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) or PSM (Professional Scrum Master) accredited by PMI®. These certifications are globally recognized and held in high regard around the world.

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Formula Executive
Method On campus
Language Italian
Start Date October 2024
Enrollment 76%
Available seats 6
Scholarship valid until July 26th
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Executive Master in Project Management’s Overview

The Executive Master in Project Management will allow you to first acquire basic general management knowledge, and then specialized skills in project management, learning tools and techniques for project management, agile methodology, realization of benefits. A portion of the course will be reserved for mock exams for PMI®’s PMP®, PSM® and CAPM® certifications. Rome Business School is a certified ATP training partner of the PMI Institute.

The Master is taught entirely in Italian.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Comprehend and actively support the organization’s strategies while contributing to the creation of advantages and value for both the organization and its stakeholders.
  2. Design and oversee the project scope, schedule, budget, and all associated disciplines encompassing resources, risks, communication, and procurement.
  3. Supervise and regulate the project’s advancement, commencing from gathering fundamental data to delivering progress reports to stakeholders.
  4. Identify the project’s stakeholders, assess their needs, requisites, and anticipations. Develop and implement effective communication strategies to manage their engagement in the project.
  5. Take charge of project implementation, utilizing emotional intelligence to communicate effectively, influence, negotiate, troubleshoot, resolve conflicts, oversee decision-making processes, and evaluate both individual and group performance. Contribute to the growth of all project participants, inspiring behaviors aligned with principles of fairness, honesty, transparency, and loyalty.

Shape your professional path through 4 pillars:

True link with companies

An international network of partner companies that will directly impact the students academic experience through the Business Practice LAB, Company visits, in class exercises and exclusive lecturers that will approach the theoretical contents of the master to the current professional reality.


Rome Business School is proudly the most international business school in Italy. Everyday we are capable to immerse our students in a stimulating environment, thanks to our international faculty. our class with mixed ethnicity and our exclusive experience: Bootcamps. Students will have the opportunity to participate in bootcamps in Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Paris, Qatar, Lagos, Rome and Tuscany.

Professional Impact

Our goal is to have a true impact on our students professional career, both through the academic and through our Career Services. In addition to the lectures, our Masters provide different services to build our students profile through a structured Career Services, company meetings from top international companies, Company Shadowing or Individual Coaching sessions and a soft skills programs.

Higher Purpose

Following our motto, Better Managers for a Better World, we believe in managers that build businesses with a higher purpose. For that, we will train leaders to be responsible and innovative, and to drive change in society starting within their own companies.

5 reason why to choose our Executive Master in Project Management

Project Management tools

Know your project risks, create forecasts and track your budgets by managing your projects using project management software: ProjectLibre and KanBoard. Through workshops and simulations, you will learn all the features to enhance your projects.

Preparation for PMI examinations and certifications: CAMP & PMP, or PSM - I​

Our Master's program offers lessons on the PM domains, tasks and enabling factors required to know for the following examinations:

  • Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM-I) - Certification demonstrating an advanced level of knowledge of the Scrum framework.
  • CAPM® - Entry-level certification for project practitioners.
  • PMP® - Industry recognized certification for project managers.
  • Students who are eligible to apply for PMP® certification can take the Elective PMP® Exam Prep course, which will provide them with the 35 contact hours needed to take the exam and obtain PMP® certification.

    Career Impact

    An average salary increase of +21% is observed within a year after graduating from the Executive Master's Program in Project Management. Our alumni have successfully secured positions in renowned companies like Leroy Merlin, Heineken, and Gi Group.

    International Bootcamp

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

    Authorized Training Partner

    Rome Business School is authorized partner of PMI. The Programme furnish PMP® (Project Management Professional) or CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management),​ 2 of the most recognized certification around the globe.

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    International Partners

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    Executive Master in Project Management:

    The Executive Master in Project Management is an advanced training program designed for professionals looking to develop specialized skills in the field of project management. It is tailored for individuals with prior work experience who aim to gain in-depth knowledge of advanced project management. Students will engage in experiential learning through a mix of theory and practice, featuring interactive lessons, real-world case studies, and group activities to enable the immediate application of acquired skills in their professional context.

    Develop Managerial Skills and an Innovative Perspective

    During the first module of the Executive Master in Project Management, students will learn how to:

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

    During the second module of the Executive Master in Project Management, students will learn how to:

    1) Introduction to Project Management:

    • PM Culture, Project Life Cycle
    • Project Management in Organizations

    2) Business Analysis:

    • Benefit and Value Analysis
    • Requirements Management
    • Business Case

    3) Operational Foundations of Project Management:

    • Planning
    • Execution
    • Monitoring and Control

    4) Project Management Tools and Techniques:

    • Exploring Complexity: Application of PM Tools and Techniques
    • Exploring Complexity: Risk Management
    • Using Project Management Software
    • Agile Methodologies: Kanban, SCRUM
    • Overview of other methodologies (XP, DASM, …)
    New technologies and innovation

    5) International and Ethical Aspects of Project Management:

    • Ethical Code and Professional Conduct
    • Participation in European Tenders
    • Corporate Ethics and Social Responsibility

    6) Interpersonal Skills for Project Managers:

    • Personality Indicators
    • Leadership, Motivation, and Thinking Styles
    • Tools and Strategies for Individual and Team Development
    • Decision-Making Styles and Processes
    • Conflict Management
    5 Interactive Courses to Improve Your Soft Skills

    Soft skills are personal characteristics that influence relationships, communication, and interaction with others, all of which are critical to business success and effective leadership in today’s high-tech world and digital transformation. Without proper leadership, new technologies or innovations cannot be implemented. The leadership program is a journey of self-discovery, empowerment and reinvention that prepares participants to become leaders of the future. The program is practice-oriented, with 5 interactive courses that include a self-assessment test, role-plays and quizzes.

    • Communication & Persuasion in the Digital Age
    • Team Work Effectiveness
    • Agile Leadership
    • Negotiation & Conflict Management
    • Emotional Intelligence
    Skills to be competitive
    1. Individual Coaching
    2. Executive Mentoring production review of curricular material
    3. Company meetings with leading companies
    4. Executive Mentoring for preliminary orientation towards entrepreneurship
    An educational experience

    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 HR business plan or functional operational plan based on theoretical research.

    Work on one of two real Business Challenges of a specific company.

    Previous years’ experiences 

    The Practical Challenge:
    LEAP! A brand new “Urban-Tech Mobility Company” – “Our vision is to solve the problems that make mobility complex, fragmented and unhealthy through aggregation and optimization. Our mission is ultimately to bring sustainable mobility to every customer’s home.”

    The Practical Challenge:
    “Smart Access” Application from need recognition to PMP approval. “Capstone Project Focus: Implementation of all methods and techniques acquired from the master in a fictitious scenario to the Project Budget Approval Phase.”

    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 

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    Rome Business School International Bootcamps experiences

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Rome Business School’s Executive Master in Project Management is taught by highly selected international university professors, 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 oriented toward the acquisition of know-how in order to transfer skills that are truly useful for participants’ professional development. 

    Riccardo Orfei

    Program Director

    He has worked in ICT for a long time, first holding specialized roles, and, from 1987 onward, that of manager of technical staff, working groups, and small, medium, and large projects.

    In 1999 he was certified by the Project Management Institute as a PMP® Project Management Professional.  He is a member of PMI® and the Central Italy Chapter. He is currently involved in professional training in the field of Project Management.

    He has a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on “Adult and Continuing Education Sciences.” He is a member of the Italian Association of Trainers where he participates in the work of the Community of Practice “Professionals Trainers of Professionals.”

    Eros Manzo Program Director of Master in Sustainability

    Eros Manzo holds a Master degree in Social Science, He is a Project Manager in EU funded Contracts within the Technical Assistance unit. He has more than 10 years of experience in planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of International Development Projects. Well familiar with EU Instrument Pre-Acquis (IPA); European Development Fund (EDF); European Neighborhood and Partnership Instruments (ENPI); Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) procedures; EU Procurement procedures (PRAG) and other Donors such us World Bank, UN agencies. He is often involved in creating partnership at international level and maintaining formal and operative agreement. He has extensive program/project cycle management experience for government-funded and private projects covering analysis on relevant donor requirements (e.g., EC Financial Regulation, application and implementation procedures, procurement guidelines).

    Raffaele Mannella Program Director of Master in Entrepreneurship

    Over 26 years of experience as Export Manager, Entrepreneur and Project and operations Manager, related to enterprise software applications and professional services. Passionate about Project Management, especially in the Information Technology field.​ In 2005, he co-founded Comtaste S.r.l., an IT consulting company in which he still servs as CEO, mainly taking on strategic projects for the company and directly managing key clients, among which several multinational companies such as Adobe, Google and HP.​ In 2019 he founded TS Mood Srl, an innovative startup dealing with online booking services for the tourism industry.

    Stefano Cera President Lazio Delegation of Aif

    Senior Trainer, Speaker and Coach. He is President of the Lazio Delegation of Aif (Ass. Italiana Formatori), a nonprofit organization founded in 1975, which includes more than 2,000 consultants and business leaders throughout Italy, professionals in training, organizational strategies and learning and development processes. He is a qualified coach and NPL professional.

    Viviane Arazi Trainer, Project Management & Agile Approaches, soft skills

    Freelance trainer, IT Program Manager, specialized in large-scale global program in the sectors of Consumer goods, Government. Waterfall approach applied in Infrastructure and end user computing projects, while Agile approach, together with Scrum, DevOps, Test-Driven Development, Continuous Improvement / Continuous Development have been applied for Software development projects. Viviane is PMI Certified. Solid experience as well in the setup of Program and Project Management Offices (PMOs). Worked for DXC Technology and HEWLETT PACKARD

    Rosalba Silverio Business and Personal Coach

    Rosalba holds a Master's degree in Personal & Business Coaching and another in Game Management Training. She has training in Mindfulness, Career, and Team Coaching and began her career as a Recruiter and Coach at the University of Rome Tre. She continued there as a Pedagogy Subject Expert and Master's Teacher for HR Professionals. Currently, she works as a Freelance Business and Personal Coach, as well as a Coach and Teacher for the Master's in Human Resources Management and Administration at the University of Niccolò Cusano. Rosalba is also an Associated Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and a Mindfulness Facilitator.

    Giancarlo Duranti Project Manager

    With a Master's in IT Governance & Management from Luiss Business School, Giancarlo has over 25 years of experience in Project Management and Business Analysis. He has worked as a Business Analyst for various companies: SIP S.p.A., Telesoft Corp., and IIBA. He was also a System Engineer for Telecom Italia S.p.A., where he later worked as a Program Manager and Consultant. As a Project Manager, he has worked at Telesoft S.p.A. and LUISS. He has also been a PMP at the Project Management Institute (PMI), where he served as Director for Professional Development. Meanwhile, he worked as a Trainer at the International Institute for Learning (IIL). He has obtained several certifications: PMI-PBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, PgMP from PMI; Certified Business Analysis Professional from IIBA; COBIT 5 from ISACA; Professional Scrum Master. Currently, he works as a Project Manager, Business Analyst Consultant & Trainer for GD Consulting.

    Marco Arcuri
    Marco Arcuri Coordinator of the Project Management Commission at the Order of Engineers of the Province of Latina

    Marco worked for 11 years in the Italian Navy as an Engineering Officer. He then began his career as a Project Manager, working at SeaCharterCo, Pershing S.p.A. (where he also served as Production Planning Manager and Process Improvement Manager), Cantieri di Baia Mericraft SpA, and DEVOTO. Meanwhile, he started teaching at various institutions, including Federico II University, IUAV Venice, IED, Politecnico di Milano, and La Sapienza. He also worked on the Industrial Research Project for the development of integrated water resource infrastructures at the University of Sannio-Benevento and served as a Board Member of the Italian Institute of Project Management. He was also a Branch Coordinator at the PMI Central Italy Chapter and the Coordinator of the Training Commission at APCO. Additionally, he was the Vice President of ASSIREP, a Member of the Board of CoLAP, and an Administrator at AMPM Consulting. Currently, he is the Coordinator of the Project Management Commission at the Order of Engineers of the Province of Latina, the Director of AMPM Business School, and the President of ASSOPM (Italian Association of Project Managers). He is certified as a PMP by PMI and PRINCE2 Agile Foundation by AXELOS.

    Your Mentors

    Corporate Advisory Board

    By becoming a key player in the Quality Assurance Process, the process of continuous improvement of the Rome Business School’s range of Management Training programmes, the Corporate Advisory Board embodies the spirit of collaboration between the academic world and the real management sphere.

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


    103 Members
    14 CEO and General Management
    29 Marketing and Sales Communication

    Career and Entrepreneurship Services

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

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

    The master 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

    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:

    Evaluation of credentials
    Application Confirmation
    Selection Interview

    The admission process is aimed to verify the candidate’s eligibility to attend the Executive Master in Project Management. 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.

    Executive Master in Project Management: Financial Aid and Tuition


    Payment of the participation fee of

    € 8,900 – October 2024

    can be made in the following ways:

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


    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.

    • Early Bird Enrollment Scholarship.
    • Lifelong Learning Scholarship.
    • Executive Women Scholarship.
    • Academic Excellence Scholarship.
    • Entrepreneurial Grant.
    • Better Managers for a Better World Scholarship.
    • 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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    Student Testimonials

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    Davide - Italy Maserati - Diagnosis Team Manager
    The decision to take part of this master is because I wanted to enlarge my knowledge and open to new fields of study. The most valuable thing useful about RBS is the possibility to create a network and learn directly from the industry experts using the career services to orient myself in the future career decisions.
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    Laura P. - Italy Unilever - Lipton Marketing Intern
    I would recommend RBS to the students that want to pursue a master degree and gain experience by doing an internship or continue working. It is manageable and it makes you learn valuable skills that you need in the life such as organization, time management, problem solving, collaboration and intercultural skills.





    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



    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.

    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.

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