Master in Project Management Online

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: Part time - Online

Language: English

Enrollment: 84%

ONLINE: 5 Available seats

Intake: November 2020. Scholarship up to 15%. Valid until October 2nd.


This Online Master in Project Management has been designed to provide all the necessary knowledge and skills to become or grow as a successful Project Manager and to guide the participants to the acquisition of the prestigious PMP® (Project Management Professional), or CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) certifications of PMI ®, which are widely recognized and appreciated all over the world. The Rome Business School is a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute.

The Master’s training hours are therefore recognized as contact hours by the PMI®, one of the requirements for accessing the certification exams.

In addition, being this master in online version, you can have a 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.

The Reasons Why

  • Study anywhere

Our online version of the master allows you to study and learn content directly from your home or from anywhere else. Our teachers are experts in distance teaching and use the interactive synchronous methods typical of participative class lessons. You can get all the advantages to be part of an interactive class with lecturers and classmates, easily following lessons from anywhere else. Our online learning is also available in an asynchronous mode to also give the possibility to those who can’t attend lessons to watch the content and learn in an asynchronous way.

  • The Bootcamp in Rome for International Business Leaders

Rome Business School offers you the opportunity to hone your skills and enrich your knowledge on entrepreneurship, innovation and other key topics in the world of management by taking part in our International Bootcamp in Rome which, only for online students, is included in the tuition fee! This bootcamp is designed to train participants to manage businesses situations on a global scale, international business projects and crosscultural communication, all with a learningby-doing methodology based on working with real cases and scenarios, with the support of international mentors who share their insight on global relations. In addition, this experience is an opportunity for exposure among international leading companies (Enel, Fendi, Jaguar Land Rover, IBM and many more) and a professional environment to boost your career.

  • Soft Skills Programme

Soft skills are the ‘secret key’ of a well-managed workplace and progressive career path. Soft skills are personal attributes that can affect relationships, communication, and interaction with others and are crucial for business success and effective leadership, in this high-tech world in which we live. With the Soft Skills Program, we offer you the opportunity to develop the soft skills necessary for your personal and professional growth. The Self Growth Program is optional and is structured as follows: 10 hours in total for 5 interactive and self-reflective soft skills courses (Certificate will be provided upon completion of the program):

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Public Speaking for Business
  • Time, Stress & Self-Management
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Conflict, Problem Solving & Negotiations
  • Career Path

Our skilled and professional Career Services Team provides our attendants with a personalized Career Path specifically designed to shape your professional profile in order to become a competitive figure in the actual working environment.  Join our online activities, like workshops, webinars, company meetings focusing on the valuable topic of job seeking and career networking, individual career counseling meetings! Thanks to our worldwide network of partners, Rome Business School can provide you with access to a wide range of internship opportunities. These and more invaluable benefits are at your disposal to boost your career.

  • Networking and Partners

At Rome Business School we have solid partnerships in place with several globally renowned leading companies, such as Maximizer, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, Sony, American Express, J&J, Unilever and many more. To ensure our students can build a strong professional network, we constantly organize workshop, 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. Obviously, all these activities are accessible to our students online, thanks to real-time calls and videos.

  • Multimedia contents

Online learning allows easier training thanks to audio lessons, videos and lecture notes from all disciplines for a better understanding of the contents. Interactive videos, learning test tools and many other multimedia supports will allow you to better understand the course content and facilitate the assimilation of the concepts.


The Online format of Rome Business School’s Master in Project Management is structured to provide participants with a thorough preparation for the Project Management 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 Project Development and Management, 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 this industry.

  • Capstone Project:  Project Management Plan

Teamwork based project with a scope to develop a comprehensive project plan about a specific initiative. All teams are guided from the initial phase of the project.

After the completion of the capstone project, students should be able to:

  • Think critically
  • Implement creative solutions and solve managerial problems
  • Apply and connect theory with practice
  • Communicate and present business reports/ideas more effectively
  • Carry out business research and business analysis
  • Demonstrate collaborative leadership skills
  • Work effectively in teams
  • Communicate cross culturally and make compromises for a common goal
  • Set goals and implement projects effectively


The Master will be taught through interactive lectures, case study analysis, in-class exercises, discussions, roleplays, teamwork exercises, video discussions, business analysis and student presentation sessions.

Case studies will be utilized to engender discussion and illustrate real business and communication issues. Students will be encouraged to read widely and engage in discussion and debate. The didactic methodology is based on action learning, through which teachers implement a learner-centered approach, engage students and provide activities which allow students to apply the acquired knowledge. All teachers use active learning methods in class, which are also suitable for interactively engaging distance learning students.


Rome Business School’s Online Master in Project Management 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.


STEFANO ORFEI – is a Project Management Professional (PMP®), Professional in Business Analysis(PMI-PBA®) and a member of the PMI® Rome Italy Chapter. He started his professional career in the field of marketing, and since1998 has been dealing with consultancy and managerial training. In the last 13 years, he was involved in training projects both in domestic and International environments. He was Project Manager in a large consulting organization (Telecom Italia Learning Services), and in charge of designing and delivering even complex training projects. Among his most successful projects were the planning and the managementof11 Learning Tours. These were study visits, for the benefit of top and middle management, especially focused on sharing best practices and ideas for innovation, for the customer care and the sales departments. Most of the visits were held to private companies based abroad (France, Spain, Tunisia, UK). While on a two-year assignment in Bucharest (Romania), he led an international team on two strategic projects (co-financed with the European Structural Funds) on Quality in Education. For the HR directors of a Tunisian telecom company, he also contributed to arrange and deliver a team-building session in Tunisia. Today, he is a lecturer on managerial topics such as project, risk, quality and change management as well as marketing. He can speak English and French.

RICCARDO ORFEI – made his long career in the ICT field, starting as a system engineer (1974). Later (1987) he was appointed technical area manager and finally project manager, leading small to large size projects. In 1999, he gained his PMI® (Project Management Institute)PMP® (Project Management Professional) certification, and is currently member of the PMI® and of the Rome Italy Chapter. He teaches Project Management, has a degree in Education Sciences and is a member of the AIF (Associazione Italiana Formatori – Italian Educators Association) where he is involved in the “Professionals Educating Professionals” community of practice. Speaks English and Spanish.

  • Professors

RAFFAELE MANNELLA – Co-founder, CEO, Project Manager at Comtaste S.r.l. Graduated with honor in Economics and Business Administration, specialized in International Marketing and Commerce, and Project Management Professional certified, he has a 20+ year experience in the management of projects and operations related to enterprise software applications and professional services. Managing Director and partner in Comtaste, a company dedicated to enhancing the user experience of enterprises of software applications. specialties: Analysis, strategy and management of enterprise web apps and responsive websites. Web marketing. Project Management (both traditional “waterfall” and agile approach, there including Scrum).

PAOLO PETTENELLO– Industrial Engineer with skills in Business Administration & General Management with full responsibility in all business areas developed in 30 years of work in Fortune 500 Multinationals and SME’s, including national and international Start-up’s. Managed situations of discontinuity and change, turnaround, start-up and acceleration of performance. Significant experience in the Food & Beverage, Nutrition, Health & Personal Care and IT sectors selling through different distribution channels in the United States, Western and Southern Europe. Some of the companies in which he has worked are the following: Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, as a President and CEO for Southern Europe at DANONE, as a Senior Advisor at INTESASANPAOLO.

SOLOMON SMITH- IT Consultant in architecture/ humanitarian aid, worked in World Food Programme-Food Security Cluster, His area of expertise is Project Management.

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 build a solid path towards a succesful career and professional future as well as to find opportunities 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
  • Entrepreneurial Webinars
  • 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 Part Time, 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:

Scholarships and Tuition

The tuition fee for this Master is 5.900 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)

According to the individual profile, experience, and proved motivation, the candidate can be awarded a scholarship covering part of the overall tuition fee (up to 25%). Indeed, Rome Business School offers the opportunity to the most deserving candidates to benefit from 7 different types of scholarships. These partial economic coverages can consist of 6 months of interest-free financing.

The competition for scholarships increases as the start date approaches and funds are limited, so it is advisable to make the request as soon as possible.

Bootcamp around the world

Hone your entrepreneurial skills and test them with the ultimate challenge: Rome Business School’s exclusive Bootcamp in Barcelona, organized in partnership with EAE Business School, a beautiful city at the forefront of innovation and among the most productive start-up ecosystems. “Rome Business School’s Bootcamp in Rome focus on international business leaders and all the skills needed to be a succesful manager. This Bootcamp in Rome is included in the registration price: just think about the flight and accommodation, we’ll take care of the rest!

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.




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).

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.