Master in Sustainability and Circular Bio Economy’s Overview
The Specialized Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy of Rome Business School is the ideal choice for anybody who wants to build a management career in sustainability related divisions and organizations, while at the same time taking full part in the circular Bioeconomy and benefitting from the positive change that it generates. Run in an Online or On-Campus format, the Master is designed to provide a strong foundation in sustainability management, as well as the opportunity to understand the benefits of the circular bioBioeconomy and contribute directly to it by transforming existing businesses, creating sustainable products and setting sustainable development goals.
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
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
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 service and experiences, just like our Career Service, multiple company meetings, Company Shadowing, Individual Coaching sessions and a soft skills program.
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 Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy?
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.
After the completition 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.
International Bootcamp in Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Paris, Rome and Tuscany.
In 2022 RBS has decided to upgrade the Bootcamps offer, adding 3 more international experience, in which students will experience an intensive and fully immersive business experience, meeting international managers and developing new bonds with foreign students.
Insight into the process for applying for funds from the European Commission for projects tackling key environmental issues, such as climate change, air pollution, etc.
Sustainable business models: Enabling participants to rethink businesses by creating a Business Canvas Model that creates value, while simultaneously optimizing resources
Structured and divided in two main pillars
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.
Among our partner:
Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy: The Master Program’s Structure
The Specialized Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy is designed to provide a
strong foundation in sustainability management, as well as the opportunity to understand the benefits of the circular
Bioeconomy and contribute directly to it by transforming existing businesses, creating sustainable products and setting sustainable development goals
Mind-Opening & Knowledge Management Setting
Core Management Competences
Marketing: Traditional & Digital
Project & Operations Management
Accounting and Budgeting
Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
Human Resources Management
Focusing and specializing
Integrated Sustainability Management
Physical Dimensions of Sustainability Management and Environmental Law
Climate Change and Energy Transition Scenarios
Being an innovative and responsible leader
Integration of Renewable Energy (RE): Technologies and Business Models
The Economics of Biomass Energy
Roadmap for a jointly funded AU-EU Partnership on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (CCSE)
Climate Change, Innovation and Energy Transition
Exploring the Future of the BioBioeconomy
Towards Sustainable Bio-Based Bioeconomy (case studies and best practices)
Innovation and Sustainability in Energy Transition
Sustainability and Energy Transition in Africa and Developing Countries
Smart Mobility – Guest Lectures by Daniele Maver.
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.
Scenario & Forecasting
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.
Practice and learning on main Software and Tools
During classes students will have an hands on and deep understanding on the following:
Languages: R, Python with packages and libraries for Data Science (i.e. Tensorflow, Pytorch, SciKit-Learn)
Environments: Anaconda, Jupiter
Database: SQL and NoSQL (MongoDB)
Tools: Apache Hadoop, Hive, Impala and Spark
Analytics: Tableau Desktop; Microsoft Power BI Desktop and Power BI Report Builder
Cloud platforms: Amazon AWS; Google Cloud Platform; Microsoft Azure
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 Big Data plan.
To create your final project, follow the Ready, Set, Go Structure
Stage 1: Team Creation
Stage 2: Capstone Project – Kick Off
Stage 3: Project Proposal, followed by two Mentoring Sessions
Stage 4: Knowledge in Action
Stage 5: Capstone Project Presentation
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
Silicon Valley – “Silicon Valley Bootcamp” to open your mind 360°
Paris – ESLSCA | “Bootcamp: When Art meets Fashion and Luxury”
Barcelona – EAE Business School | “Bootcamp on Entrepreneurship & Design Sprint”
Rome – Rome Business School | “Bootcamp on International Business Leadership”
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 70 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.
CEO and General Management
Marketing and Sales Communication
Rome Business School’s Master in Sustainability and Circular Bio Economy 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.
Eros Manzo has a Master in Social Sciences and is a Project Manager on EU-funded Contracts within the Technical Assistance unit. He has over 10 years’ experience in planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of international development projects, with extensive knowledge of EU Instrument Pre-Acquis (IPA); European Development Fund (EDF); European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instruments (ENPI); Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) and EU Procurement procedures (PRAG), as well as other donors such as the World Bank and UN agencies. He is often involved in creating partnerships at an international level and maintaining formal and operative agreements. He has extensive program/ project cycle management experience on government-funded and private projects dealing with analysis on relevant donor requirements (e.g., EC Financial Regulation, application and implementation procedures, procurement guidelines).
International Expert on Investment and Technology at UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization). He has a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and a Master in International Relations, both from Luiss Business School.
Born in 1982, Raffaele M. Maiorano is an entrepreneur in agriculture and runs two farms in southern and central Italy, producing Pecorino Crotonese DOP cheese, organic olive oil, cereals, oranges and fresh vegetables. He was president of the Italian Young Farmers for six years and now oversees the SDGs and sustainability programs at Confagricoltura, the oldest farmers organization in Italy and Europe. He is the chairman of GFAR, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation at FAO. He is a lecturer on agribusiness management at Camerino University. He designed and runs our Master in Agribusiness Management, as well as collaborating with Gambero Rosso and working as a consultant for startups and agribusiness companies.
ALESSANDRA DE SENEEN
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business from Cagliari University and a Master in Strategy and Business Management from ISTAO in Ancona. After extensive experience in a multinational technology and consulting companies (IBM/Accenture), she currently works as the General Secretary/Director of the Istituto Nazionale di Sociologia Rurale (INSOR) and is a Partner at a strategic consulting company (4changing).
Entrepreneur with 25 years’ experience in the ICT industry, with a special focus on data, AI, industrial research and project management. Fabio is currently an Open Group Invited Expert at the Data Scientist Profession Working Group, focusing on defining the Data Science Body of Knowledge, as well as a Board Member for the Data Scientist submissions and a Master Certified Data Scientist. Fabio is also the CEO and owner of Academia Domani, a MOOC scale-up, and an international startup advisor and investor, and co-founder of Scale Foundry, an Amsterdam based startup accelerator. Fabio is also an agile practitioner and an Expert Scrum Master.
Technologist at the Italian National Research Council, CNR, responsible for the Cultural Landscape project within the CNR Department of Cultural Heritage. He was also responsible for the national CNR project for EXPO – Milan 2015, within the Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Sciences. He is a Consultant on Marketing and Digital Communication, a Project Manager and a Digital Strategist. He has worked for Deliradio.it, Gecko Way SRL, Bee lnclusion. com, Pop Up live Sessions, MM Line Production records, Perilcane.it and Vikschool.
Career and Entrepreneurship Services
Throughout your Master in Data Science,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:
92% have received new employment offers
74% of our students manage to increase their salary after completing their Master
46% of our students are employed before completing their Master program
73% of our students get a job within 6 months of finishing their Master program
84% of our students increase their professional responsibilities after doing the Master
To give our students the best support achieving their professional objectives, we’ve structured our Career Service into two core areas:
Career Acceleration ProgramThe 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.
RBS4EntrepreneurshipWe 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:
Sustainability, energy and innovation within leading companies in both the public and private sectors.
Project Managers in Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Climate Change projects
Consulting firms; International organizations and NGOs.
Consultant for Environmental Issues
Adviser on sustainable business and policy, sustainable new product development and investment/funding within existing companies.
Director of NGO
Circular Economy Manager
Green Business Entrepreneur/Innovator
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy:
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Payment of the participation fee of € 7,200 can be made in the following ways:
In 6 interest-free installments
Single solution (this option guarantees a 10% discount on the total amount)
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 Enrollment Incentive
Lifelong Learning Scholarship
Academic Excellence Scholarship
Executive Women Scholarship
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.