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Executive Master in Project Management

The Executive Master's Program in Project Management is designed to provide students with all the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as project managers and to acquire the PMI® Institute's prestigious certifications: PMP® (Project Management Professional) or CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management), which are widely recognized and appreciated worldwide The Master is taught entirely in Italian.

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Formula Executive
Method On campus (Rome)
Language Italian
Start Date May 2023
Enrollment 78%
Available seats 6
Scholarship valid until September 29th
20% UP TO

Executive Master in Project Management’s Overview

Master’s students will first acquire basic general management knowledge, and then specialized skills in project management, learning tools and techniques for project management, agile methodologies, maturity models, benefits realization, and exam simulation for PMI®’s PMP® and CAPM® certifications.

The Master is taught entirely in Italian.

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

Preparation for PMI examinations and certifications: CAMP & PMP

Our Master's programme offers lessons on the PM domains, tasks and enabling factors required to take the CAPM® or PMP® examinations. 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

Salary increase of +21%, one year after completion of Executive Master's degree in PM. Sudents work at companies such as 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, and Tuscany.

Authorized Training Partner

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

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.

Among our partners

Executive Master in Project Management: Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and support the organization’s strategies, participate in generating benefits and value for the organization and its stakeholders.
  2. Plan and manage the project scope, scheduling, project budget, and all other disciplinary areas involved (Resources, Risks, Communication, Procurements).
  3. Monitor and control the project’s progress, starting from collecting raw data to presenting progress reports to stakeholders.
  4. Identify the project stakeholders, analyze their needs, requirements, and expectations, and define and implement the most suitable communication strategies to manage their involvement in the project.
  5. Lead the project execution, use emotional intelligence to communicate, influence, negotiate, problem-solve, manage conflicts, oversee decision-making processes, evaluate individual and group performance. Contribute to the development of all individuals participating in the project, inspire their behaviors based on principles of fairness, honesty, transparency, and loyalty.
Develop Managerial Skills and an Innovative Perspective

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

  • Acquire leadership and relationship management skills with various stakeholders: sponsors, customers, partners, suppliers, the project team;
  • Know how to manage, negotiate, communicate, guide, and evaluate people to achieve the maximum expected results possible in relation to the project;
  • Learn active listening techniques, and shape the message more efficiently in relation to the interlocutor.
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 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
  • 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 

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.


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 Senior project manager Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

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 Co-founder and CEO Comtaste

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 87 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.


87 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 € 7,900 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.
  • Academic Excellence 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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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.