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International Online Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy

The International Online Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy, offered Online OR On campus, aims to prepare professionals and companies to understand the benefits of circular Bio Economy and contribute directly to it by transforming existing businesses, creating sustainable products, and setting sustainable development goals.

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Formula International
Method Online
Language English
Intake October 2023
Enrollment 83%
Available seats 16
Scholarship valid until June 16th
25% OFF

International Online Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy

Participants will equip themselves, firstly, with general core knowledge in management, then will specialize in Sustainability Management and Circular Bioeconomy, specifically learning how to re-think their businesses, how to create value, understand principles and benefits of sustainability management and circular bioeconomy, the physical dimensions of sustainability, the scope of smart cities, renewable energy, as well as will provide participants will all the key information in order to understand and apply for fund-raising (‘for the Just Transition Mechanism’) of the European Commission valuable project ‘’A European Green Deal’’ through which people, businesses and regions that are most affected by the move towards the green economy can get financial support to transform their businesses and stand out as  innovative and socially responsible leaders, with growth mindset, fully ready to make an impact out in the world, address sustainability challenges and make the world a better place for everyone. ​

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, Barcelona, 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 service 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 International Online Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy?

Career Impact

+36% Salary Increase, after 1 year of completing the Master in Sustainability and Circular Bio Economy.

Think Big & Go Global

Think big and go global, choose among 4 continents and 7 International Bootcamps in Rome, Tuscany, Paris, Barcelona, Nigeria, Qatar and Silicon Valley (US), have an immersive and stimulating experience, focused on the topics of the business world.

Business in Action

Business Practice lab with CNR - Italian National Council for Research (CNR). Along with CNR managers, students will practice anaerobic bio-digest executive planning and production of bio-gas and bio-methane; and will learn how to manage the production of plastic recycling.

Under the patronage of CNR & RES4Africa

The master is under the patronage of CNR and RES4 Africa who are active partners for the delivery of the master through:

  1. Content design
  2. Guest lectures and teaching
  3. Business Practice lab
  4. Company visits
  5. Placement and Job opportunities

Among our Partners:

Program: International Online Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy

The International Online Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy aims to train professionals with passion to learn how new emerging technologies can create innovative or modify existing businesses, corporate culture, customer experiences and relationships, to meet changing businesses and new market requirements. The students will also become digital leaders by becoming digitally fluent, developing new capabilities and competences.​

Develop managerial skills & sustainable development goals

During the first module of the International Master Online in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy Management, students will learn notions of:

  • 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 will be able to manage projects, examine data and information, and have a diagnostic approach in 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.
Implement sustainable strategies & understand the circular bio economy and energy management

During the second module, students will learn:

1) Integrated Sustainability Management ​

  • Historical Overview of Climate Change Science -towards the ecological transition: the upcoming scenarios 2030-2050 ​
  • Geopolitics of Energy conflicts​
  • Building Sustainable Organization and Business Model Canvas ​
  • Sustainable Mobility and related Industry – New Trends ​

2) Circular Bio Economy

  • Circular Bio Economy, Food Waste & clean energy production ​
  • Global Environmental Markets ​
  • Fundraising and EU funding within the European Circular Economy Strategy ​

3) Physical Dimesions of Sustainability​

  • Urban Ecology and Sustainable Forestry & Water Resources ​
  • Rural Transformation and Smart Cities ​
  • International Environmental Law, Policies and Regulations ​

4) Climate Change and Energy Transition Scenarios ​

  • Energy Management (Core Principals and Systems) and Lifecycle Management of Energy​
  • The Economics of Renewables and Energy Saving Technologies ​
  • Roadmap for a jointly funded AU-EU Partnership on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (CCSE)
Build sustainable bio economy, manage technologies and become a socially responsible leader

During the third module, students will explore:

5) Integration of Renewable Energy (RE): Technologies and Business Models ​

  • Renewable Energy Technologies: towards zero carbon society ​
  • Sustainability and Innovation in RE technology ​
  • RE and energy transition in Africa and developing countries ​
  • The Water food Energy Nexus: from integrated approaches to innovative buisness models ​

​6) Exploring the Future of the Bio-Economy​

  • Towards Sustainable Bio-Based Economy and society (case studies and best practices) ​
  • Innovation and Sustainability in biomass energy production ​
  • Smart Mobility
Why Electives?

The goal of Rome Business School is to develop future managers, entrepreneurs, and professionals who are ready to capitalize on the benefits of digitalization, go global, and have a positive impact on society.

Electives are ideal tools for students to improve their employability by focusing on high-demand skills. ​

  • Electives assist students in carving out a niche for themselves and becoming more competitive.
  • Electives expose students to courses they might not have encountered otherwise.
  • Electives provide a one-of-a-kind curriculum that fosters life and career skills. ​
  • Elective courses are organized in 4 main areas of interest
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 the Italian National Research Council (CNR) managers who will examine different specialist knowledge, work on exercises and network, while sharing their experience and expertise with the students. This Lab is entirely run by The Italian National Research Council (CNR) managers, with whom you will create strategy to guide customer’s through the customer’s journey of The Italian National Research Council (CNR) products.

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.

Tackle a real company challenge. You can choose to be part of a small team and design a Marketing plan for a new business or develop a strategy to increase online sales or create a loyalty offering for different generation.

Rome Business School International Bootcamps experiences

There’s the opportunity to experience an intensive and fully immersive business experience during a week, facing challenges, dealing with managers, students and lecturers, and creating your own project that will be presented at the end of the Bootcamp Experience

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.

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.

101 Members
19 CEO and General Management
16 Operation and IT


Rome Business School’s Master in Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy Management are held by highly selected international university professors, trainers and business managers, drawn from a variety of operational and professional fields, from merchandiser to lawyer, from entrepreneurship to coach and speaker.  The teaching approach is aimed at the acquisition of know-how, skills currently required by the market

Program Director

Eros Manzo

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).

Francesco Petraccl
Francesco Petracchini CNR –IIA - Director

Director of the CNR –IIA is an environmental engineer with a PhD in environmental sciences, he is an expert in air pollution and the management of national and international research projects. He has recently organized an electric zero-emission trip in Italy to discover excellence in the field of renewable energy sources and sustainable mobility. In 2014, he organized the CleanWeb Hackathon Rome for the development of apps related to energy environment and mobility.

Luca Traini​ RES4Africa Foundation - Access2Energy Programme Manager

Luca Traini, Political Scientist and Business Development Expert with experience in sustainable development, energy and water sectors. Currently in RES4Africa Foundation as Access2Energy Programme Manager.  With ten years of experience in an international environment, he had the opportunity to work in European, African and Asian countries as Business Development Expert and in Tanzania as Country Manager. Mr. Traini holds a Master Degree in International Relations.​ 

Daniele Fattibene​  Istituto Affari Internazionali - Researcher

Researcher at the Istituto Affari Internazionali where he works on research activities dealing with the sustainable development and nexus between energy climate and natural resources. He has been working for many years as a researcher and consultant for several think tanks, non-governmental Organizations and Universities, such as Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN), Save the Children Italia, OXFAM.

Roberto Reali Technologist at the National Research Council

Technologyst in the Italian National Research Council CNR, the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities. Activity of management, planning and realization of organizational structure and the scientific field of the National Research Council. Responsible for the project “Cultural Landscape” within the CNR Department for the Cultural Heritage.​Responsible for the national project CNR for EXPO – Milan 2015 within Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Sciences.​

Marco Berardo Di Stefano
Marco Berardo Di Stefano President Rete Fattorie Sociali

President Rete Fattorie Sociali, member of Osservatorio nazionale dell'agricoltura sociale presso MIPAAF, Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestali . He’s the president of Fattoria Solidale del Circeo, a social agricultural cooperative that cultivates with organic farming method, putting first of all the quality of the products, respect for the environment and the sustainability of its productions.

Luigi Tozzi Deputy Manager SAFE food advocacy europe

Senior Manager Quality Production and Food & Feed Safety at Confagricoltura. 30 years of experience in Food Systems, 18 years of experience in Lobby for Agricolture and Food Companies national and european level. He collaborates with European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) as Expert in EFSA Stakeholder Discussion Group on Emerging Risk Identification, EFSA is a European agency funded by the European Union to be a source of scientific advice and communication on risks associated with the food chain. He’s Vice Chairman Working Group "Organic Agriculture” at COPA- COGECA. Copa and Cogeca are the united voice of farmers and agri-cooperatives in the EU. It ensures that EU agriculture is sustainable, innovative and competitive, while guaranteeing food security for 500 million people throughout Europe.​

Career and Entrepreneurship Services

Throughout your International Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomyyou 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 in 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:

  • Sustainability, energy and innovation within leading companies in both the public and private sectors.
  • Energy Manager
  • Project Managers in Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Climate Change projects
  • Consulting firms; International organizations and NGOs.
  • Policy Analysts
  • 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

The salary of our students after the completion of our International Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy  increased by an average of 15,7%

The Flexon Learning Methodology

Adhering to the highest standards of teaching methodology provided by EFMD, the Master is taught through interactive lectures, case study analyses, exercises, discussions, teamwork exercises, video conferences, business analysis and sessions of student presentations. Students are encouraged to read and engage in discussions and debates. The teaching methodology is based on learning by doing, with lecturers implementing a student-centered approach, getting students involved and providing activities that allow students to apply the knowledge acquired. The Online Methodology consists of live, interactive lectures, led and facilitated by professors. The programs are self-paced, as students take pre-master courses at their own speed and using self-assessment exercises. This practical, applicable methodology consists of synchronous and asynchronous activities.

Students are free to learn at their own pace and define personal learning paths based on their individual needs and interests, as well as the content provided, taking into account the deadlines for learning, evaluation and assessments. The self-paced methodology is applied on the pre-master courses, which are based on pre-recorded interactive sessions led by the lecturer professor, with a PPT presentation, exercises and self-assessment for each course. Students study the material at their own pace and do a self-assessment exercise to track their progress.

The online learning methodology is fully professor-led and facilitated live in real time. Every lecture is created and delivered by a lecturer using our online platform Blackboard. The communication tools used by the lecturers include discussion forums, chats, emails, breakout sessions, whiteboards, and audio and video sharing to communicate and work together. As a final step, sessions usually include an exercise or assessment to measure the learning.

The online methodology in every class is live and interactive. Teaching methods and techniques are used creatively to develop an engaging and motivating learning experience. There is frequent interaction with the student interaction to foster and maintain engagement and promote learning.

The online learning methodology is practical, with all the class activities and online learning methods, e-content and materials used also being put into practice in the different assessments (self-assessments, tests and practical assignments), capstone project and class activities.

The online methodology is structured as a combination of synchronous or real-time activities (such as online platform chats, breakout rooms/sessions, virtual pooling, virtual whiteboard, etc.) and asynchronous or on-demand activities, which students can do whenever suits them best in terms of their preferences and other commitments (such as emails, discussion forum platforms, online platform meetings, recorded lectures via links, virtual coffee and conversation sessions, etc.).

Our Flexon Learning Methodology Based on Planeta Formacion y Universidades online model of learning


Learning guided by the professor

  • The Professor encourage students to reflect on the content
  • Guides and interacts with students to learn and master content through interaction and debates
  • Helps students continuously practice and revise how they perform through assessment form

At the beginning of every module students will be introduced to the course, learn trough digital pills, Weekly Wraps ups and live course lectures.

TEAM CENTERED | Working with your colleagues

Learning through collaborative learning

  • Collaborative learning is the educational approach of the model, using groups to enhance learning through working together.
  • Groups of at least two or more learners work together to solve problems, complete tasks, or learn new concepts.
  • The group learning helps students develop their higher-level thinking, oral communication, self-management and leadership skills.

Divided in teams, students will work together to a Case Study, trough synchronous and asynchronous activities, Class Forum and Lice Classes


Learning guided by the professor

The Professor:

  • Creates assessment to measure students learning
  • Provides students with resources and materials for learning
  • Clarifies doubts
  • Evaluates the assessments and gives direct feedback

At the end of every module students will be guided by the professor thanks to Q&A Sessions with the professor and will present their assessment, based on the activity provided by the professor

Admission process

Rome Business School works hard to maintain the highest standard of quality in the programs we offer. That is 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 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.

International Online Master in Sustainability and Circular Bioeconomy:
Financial Aid and Scholarships


Payment of the participation fee of €6,700 can be made in the following ways:

  • 6 interest free installments after the course starts
  • Installments before the course starts with an additional 5% discount
  • Single payment solution by the enrollment deadline with an additional 10% discount


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.


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