Master in Project Management

This Master in Project Management is designed to provide all the knowledge and skills needed to become or grow as a successful project manager and to guide participants towards the acquisition of PMI's prestigious certifications: PMP® (Project Management Professional) or CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management), certifications that are widely recognised and appreciated worldwide.

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Formula: Specialized

Language: English

Enrollment: 89%

ROME: 9 Available seats

Intake: October Open Scholarship up to 15% valid until September, 30th.

Specialized Master in Project Management’s Overview

The goal of our Specialized Master in Project Management is to provide participants with the skills necessary to efficiently manage a project with a particular focus on Agile methodologies, so required in the job market. Rome Business School is a member of the Project Management Institute and this specific master prepares students for the exams of the prestigious and globally recognized PMP® (Project Management Professional) or CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification

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Rome Business School guarantees a multidisciplinary experience-oriented to an increasingly interconnected market: to guarantee this, we boast belonging to the most ambitious group “Planeta Formación y Universidades“, an international network created in 2003 by De Agostini and the Planeta group, market leader in university and continuing professional education.

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

  • Internationality

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

  • 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 services 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 Specialized Online Master in Project Management?

  • Practice Lab

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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. 

  • Salary Increase

    After the completition of the Specialized Master in Project Management, our student get on average a +24% salary increase, thanks to:

Indipendence and decision making; 91% have increased both.

Responsabilities: 84% of students have gained more responsibilities in their current job.

  • Global Experience

    International Bootcamp in Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Paris, Rome and Tuscany.

During 2022 RBS has decided to upgrade the Bootcamps offer, adding 3 more international experience, in which tudents will experience an intensive and fully immersive business experience, meeting international managers and developing new bonds with foreign students.

  • Preparation for PMI Exams
    This Specialized Master in Project Management is designed to guide participants towards the acquisition of the prestigious PMP® or CAPM® certification of the Project Management Institute.
  • RBS is an ATP of PMI:
    Rome Business School is an authorized training partner (ATP) of the Project Management Institute.
  • Learn to use Project Management Software:
    identify your project’s risks, create forecasts and track your budgets by managing your projects using project management software (ProjectLibre and KanBoard). Workshops and simulations will enable you to master all the features to empower your projects.
  • CAREER SERVICE

    Structured and divided in two main pillars

      • RBS4ENTREPREUNERSHIP

    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.

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Program

Our Specialized Master in Project Management successfully blends essential theoretical principles to have an international career with the most advanced modern techniques marked by a practical approach aimed at the digital market.

Structure

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Mind-Opening & Knowledge Management Setting 

25%  del Programma 

Competenze Manageriali Core 

  • Human Resources Management ​ 
  • Project & Operations Management ​ 
  • Managerial Economics​ 
  • Accounting and Budgeting ​ 
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning ​ 
  • Business Strategy​ 
  • Marketing: Traditional & Digital 

Innova 

Specializzazione 

60% del Programma

  • Project Management in the Global Age
  • Preparation for the acquisition of PMP®/CAPM® certification
  • Interpersonal skills for Project Managers​
  • Agile Methodologies and Change Management​
  • Project Management Tools and Techniques

Trasforma 

Diventa un leader innovativo e responsabile 

15% del Programma 

Future-Oriented and Ethical Project Management​

  • New Trends and Technologies in Project Management
  • Overview of Project Management Software tools
  • The Project Economy and the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Leadership Program 

Transversal skills are personal qualities that can influence relationships, communication, and interaction with others. These skills are essential for business success and effective leadership in the high-tech and digital transformation worlds in which we live. Without appropriate leadership, none of the new technologies or innovations can be applied. The Leadership Program is a journey toward self-discovery, empowerment, and transformation that enables participants to develop into future leaders. The curriculum is practice-based and consists of five interactive courses, including role-playing games, quizzes, and auto-evaluation tests.

  • Communication and persuasion in the digital age
  • Consciousness, focus and awareness
  • Agile Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Emotional intelligence

Business Practice 

Practice Lab | In partnership con

The Rome Business School Practice Lab is where theoretical concepts are put into practice and participants learn through experience. The Lab is run by managers from leading national or international companies in the sector/industry, who will review various specialized knowledge, work on exercises and network, and share their experience and expertise with students. The Lab is entirely managed by the School’s Partner Companies and the activities included are specific to each program and objective of the Specialized Master in Project Management

The Practice Lab consists of 3 main phases:

Phase 1 | Meeting with Managers.  

Students meet two managers from the partner company, part of different areas or divisions, such as finance and marketing, who share their experience of working and managing day-to-day business, with a specific focus relevant to the Master’s program.

Phase 2 | Practical Lecture  

Students gain first-hand knowledge of the experience of business managers, enhancing the knowledge and skills acquired in the Specialized Master in Project Management. They will analyze, evaluate, create and develop a specific business plan or strategy provided by the company in relation to what they have studied in class and the company’s business dynamics.

Step 3 | Get on Task

Company managers will present two business scenarios (business cases) to students so that by implementing the concepts learned, students will find solutions and create strategies. At the end of the class, they will orally present results and ideas.

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.
Work on one of two real Business Challenges of a specific company. Choose between a Business Plan, or a Marketingplan. 

The Structure

To create your final project, follow the Ready, Set, Go Structure

    • Ready

Stage 1: Team Creation

Stage 2: Capstone Project – Kick Off

    • Set

Stage 3: Project Proposal, followed by two Mentoring Sessions

    • Go

Stage 4: Knowledge in Action

Stage 5: Capstone Project Presentation

Capstone Project presentation and grading  

 You will present your Capstone Project to the Academic Committee composed of the Master’s Program Director, and (if applicable) a select group of industry experts and managers.   

 The project will be evaluated in terms of content, originality, and presentation, plus a bonus for an excellent teamwork activity.

Rome Business School International Bootcamps experiences

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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

  1. Silicon Valley – “Silicon Valley Bootcamp” to open your mind 360°
  2. Paris – ESLSCA | “Bootcamp: When Art meets Fashion and Luxury”
  3. Barcelona – EAE Business School | “Bootcamp on Entrepreneurship & Design Sprint”
  4. Rome – Rome Business School | “Bootcamp on International Business Leadership”
  5. Tuscany – Castle Volognano | “Bootcamp on Tourism, Food, Wine & Experiential Luxury”

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.

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Members

14

CEO and General Management

29

Marketing and Sales

Methodology: ” Circular Learning ” based on the EFMD Circle for Quality Assurance

By adhering to the highest standards regarding the teaching methodology provided by EFMD, the Master will be taught through interactive lectures, case study analyzes, classroom exercises, discussions, role plays, teamwork exercises, video conferences, business analysis and sessions presentation of students. Case studies will be used to generate discussions and illustrate business problems. Students will be encouraged to read and engage in discussions and debates. The teaching methodology is based on learning by doing, through which teachers implement a student-centered approach, involve students and provide activities that allow students to apply the knowledge acquired.

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Soft Skill Program

Soft skills are the “secret key” of a well managed workplace and a progressive career path. With the Soft Skills Program, we offer you the opportunity to develop the soft skills necessary for your personal and professional growth.

The personal growth program is optional and is structured as follows: 10 hours in total for 5 interactive and self-reflective courses on soft skills (the certificate will be provided upon completion of the program):

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Public Speaking for Business
  • Time, stress and self-management
  • Intercultural communication
  • Conflict, problem solving and negotiations

Faculty

Rome Business School’s Specialized Master in Project Management’s courses are held by highly selected international university professors, trainers and business managers, drawn from a variety of operational and professional fields, from project management to digital entrepreneurship, from high-tech innovation 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.

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PROGRAM DIRECTORS

RICCARDO ORFEI

He made his long career in the ICT sector, starting as a systems engineer (1974). Subsequently (1987) he was appointed head of the technical area and finally project manager, managing small and large dimensions. In 1999 he obtained the PMI® (Project Management Institute) PMP® Project Management Professional) certification and is currently a member of the PMI® and the RomeItaly Chapter. He teaches Project Management, graduated in Educational Sciences and is a member of the AIF (Italian Association of Trainers, Italian Educators Association) where he is involved in the “Professionals Educating Professionals” community of practice. Among the companies for which he worked as project manager: Data Management SPA, Akros srl, Bull Telco Spa.

PROFESSORS

EROS MANZO

Senior Project Manager with more than 10 years of experience in planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of large scale international development projects, well familiar with EU Instrument Pre-Acquis (IPA); European Development Fund (EDF); Procedures relating to the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instruments (ENPI). Area of ​​expertise is Business Development supporting government institutions in the implementation of development programs by providing them with technical assistance and scientific and analytical equipment, with a focus on consulting services for participation in international tenders and tenders (EuropeAid and World Bank). He is currently senior project manager at AGROTEC SpA.

FRANCESCO LANDOLFI

He has matured his entire professional career developing and managing innovative and high tech projects in two main sectors, Information Technology and Healthcare, Francesco has held various managerial positions in Sales Marketing in multinational companies such as Microsoft, IBM Baxter He has managed as Managing / Senior Director of innovative entrepreneurial projects for start ups and small businesses (Net for Care Privatassistenza Telbios Today he is Senior Partner of Arventia Capital, a private equity and venture capital investment company Francesco holds a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University and a Degree cum Laude in Economics at the LUISS University.

ANTONIO SCIALLETTI

Antonio is senior advisor to European companies for internationalization in China / Asia and to Chinese state-owned enterprises (for M&A JV investments for strategic acquisitions in Europe. He also has extensive experience in supporting business development for non-EU markets. , as well as in industrial monitoring Commercial companies headed by the European office Has a working experience as Executive Director at GEA International, as General Manager at William George Asia Ltd, as Chief Executive Officer at William George Europe srl

RAFFAELE MANNELLA

Co founder, CEO, Project Manager at Comtaste S rl Graduated with honors in Economics and Commerce, specialized in International Marketing and Commerce, certified Project Management Professional, has twenty years of experience in project management and operations related to business software applications and professional services Chief Executive Officer and partner of Comtaste.

SARA CAPRASECCA

Consultant in Marketing and Digital Communication, Project Manager and Digital Strategist. He has worked for: Deliradio.it, Gecko Way SRL, Beelnclusion.com, Pop Up live Sessions, MM Line Production records, Perilcane.it and Vikschool. Graduated in “Italian literature and mass media communication”, after a long experience in a logistics company (2008-2013). She worked for the first Roman web radio as a digital press officer, thus starting a freelance activity as a manager of social pages, and a specialist in the digital presence of different companies (music academies, channels related to the production of music videos, online travel agencies , e-commerce, etc.). She specializes in Digital Transformation for SMEs.

ROBERT SONNABEND

Robert Sonnabend comes from an international business background. A global marketing executive with manufacturing experience, he has developed manufacturing and distribution channels in China and India, including factories in Tianjin, China and Bangalore, India, for mid-sized computers and software.

COSTAS PILIOUNIS

He started his career in the food industry in R&D and later in manufacturing. From 1987 to 2017, he worked in Novo Nordisk where he held various leadership positions as Head of Middle East & Africa, Head of Marketing and Business Development in International Operations. In 2017 he founded PNValue, an investment and consulting firm. Through PNValue it invests in startups with a focus on eHealth.

Career and Entrepreneurship Services

With our help, you can create your career strategy through a journey of self-reflection, exploration and results. This program is designed to help you find internships or positions that match your ambitions and expectations. In particular, the master is particularly suitable for those who want to pursue a career in the following roles:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Junior Business Development
  • Operations Management Trainee
  • Digital Transformation Intern
  • Intern Innovation & Digital Transformation
  • R&D Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Team Leader
  • Project Supervisor
  • HR Project Manager

Each year, Rome Business School presents the Employment Report, a document that collects data on the official results achieved by our students and former students in terms of employment and professional growth following their master’s degree at Rome Business School. The results obtained were possible thanks to the commitment of our students and the incredible professionalism of our Career Services who, with diligence and dedication, were able to direct students towards the desired career path in the world of work.

In particular, according to the most recent statistics:

  • 60% of our students obtain a job offer within 6 months of the end of the master
  • 92% of our students get a job offer at the end of the master
  • 43% of our students have obtained a job position in large multinational companies;
  • 37% of our students are currently successful managers;
  • 72% of the students obtained a salary increase at the end of the master

RBS EXPERIENCE

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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.

Multicultural classes

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.

Student Hub

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.

Events

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.

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:

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The admission process is aimed to verify the candidate’s eligibility to attend the Specialized 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.

Specialized Master in Project Management: Scholarships and Tuition

Payment

Payment of the participation fee of €7,500 can be made in the following ways:

  • In 6 interest-free installments
  • Single solution (this option guarantees a 10% discount on the total amount)

Scholarships

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 8 different types of scholarships. These partial economic hedges can consist of 6 months of interest-free financing.

  1. Early Bird Enrollment Scholarship
  2. Study in Italy Initiative Scholarship
  3. Lifelong Learning Scholarship
  4. Academic Excellence Scholarship
  5. Executive Women Grant
  6. Entrepreneurial Grant
  7. Better Managers for a Better World
  8. 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.

What does a Project Manager do?
The project manager is in charge of the project so his objectives are to advise the client and guide the project team towards the client’s goal.

How to become a project manager?
The project manager is a figure who must possess transversal skills and therefore needs excellent communication skills as well as a talent for organisation and planning.

What certifications does the project manager need?
There are various certifications to become a certified Project Manager including PMP, PMI or PRINCE2 or even CAPM. Rome Business School is an authorised ATP training partner of the PMI Institute. 

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