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International Master Online in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion

The International Master Online in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion is an advanced training course that focuses on issues relevant to the promotion of an ethical and inclusive culture in professional, social and institutional settings. Students will acquire skills that can support their professional efforts toward promoting a culture of ethics and inclusion through the development of conflict analysis and resolution skills, and the design and implementation of policies and programs for diversity management and inclusion.

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Formula International
Method Online
Language English
Start Date October 2024
Enrollment 81%
Available seats 6
Scholarship valid until May 30th
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International Master Online in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion

Students will acquire skills that can support their professional efforts toward fostering a culture of ethics and inclusion, through the development of conflict analysis and resolution skills, and the design and implementation of diversity and inclusion policies and programs.

Learning Outcomes​

  1. Analyze an organizational culture in relation to the DEI practices.
  2. Discover people biases and stereotypes and develop specific learning programs.
  3. Distinguish between the key DEI terms.
  4. Apply knowledge and approaches for a responsible recruitment of diverse talents, their development and creation of culture of inclusion, equity and belonging.

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.

Why choose our International Master in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion

Business in Action

This program includes practical experiences with P&G, focusing on creating and implementing Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) programs. Activities involve role-playing in recruitment with D&I principles, a simulation to uncover and address unconscious biases, and case studies exploring D&I in multicultural teams.

Impact on career

A 98% placement rate was achieved by Rome Business School. More than 70% of students found a new job within six months of completing their master's degree, and more than 50% did so earlier. Our graduates are hired by prestigious companies like Accenture, Allianz, Manpower, GiGroup, Canon, and Hasbro.

International Bootcamp

Improve and differentiate your CV by gaining international experience while learning business. Become a global learner by expanding your professional horizons and business relationships with a one-week intensive program that examines important industries in some of the most cosmopolitan business hotspots in the world, including Silicon Valley, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Goa, Lagos, China, London and Tuscany.

Workshops and Training in partnership with PWA

The Professional Woman Association (PWA), which supports and encourages women to take on more active roles in the professional world across all industries in the digital age, will offer discounted prices to participants in its training programs, workshops, and networking events.


Online learning provides the flexibility to study from anywhere, allowing students to balance their studies with personal and professional commitments.​ FLEXON Online Disruptive Learning Model – Learning through collaborative learning. Digital pills, weekly wrap ups, forum discussions, team work, direct feedback and much more all structured in a flexible learning path.

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International Online Master in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion:

The master’s program is designed as an online course, allowing students to follow the curriculum flexibly and independently through the use of digital learning and communication platforms. The faculty is composed of internationally renowned experts, who will provide ongoing support and targeted feedback to facilitate the achievement of learning objectives.

Acquire new skills and more knowledge about the world of economics

During the first module of the International Master Online in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, 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.
  • Data Analytics ​for Managers
    This course is designed to equip students with the basic knowledge needed to analyze and interpret large sets of data, to make effective business decisions and strategies.
Specializing in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion

During the second module of the International Master Online in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, students will learn:


1) Individuals, Groups & Society:

  • The Concepts, Meaning and Value of Ethics, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ​
  • Key demographic trends and their impact on the composition of the staff of the Organizations​
  • Challenges of DEI: Individuals, Groups & Society ​
  • Understanding Implicit Bias affecting decisions​
  • Developing the right culture into the workplace​
  • Age, Race, Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Gender Diversity​

2) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a Strategic Organizational Priority:​

  • Evaluating Organizational Culture and developing a DEI Plan to improve employee experience​
  • HR Recruitment and Selection: Biases, barriers, and solutions ​
  • Employee Performance Evaluation: Biases, barriers, and solution ​
  • Learning, Development, Retention: Biases, barriers, and solution ​
  • DEI and connections with Organizational Initiatives (SDGs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Brand and Communication, etc.)​

3) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Analytics:

  • DEI Data and Predictive Analytics for Business Performance​
  • Sensitive Data Management ​
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Approach to Measure ROI of DEI Programs ​

4) Policy and Legal Aspects in Ethics, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: ​

  • Employment Discrimination Law & Policy Framework  ​
  • Gender Pay-Gap ​
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace


Future Trends in DEI, Innovation and Socially Responsible Leadership

During the third module of the International Master Online in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, students will explore:

5) Inclusive Leadership: ​

  • Assessing DEI Leadership Effectiveness​
  • The competencies and traits of an Inclusive Leader ​
  • Intercultural Communication: Leading Diverse Teams in the Global Context​
  • The Value of Women’s Empowerment in Leadership ​

6) Future Trends in DEI, Innovation, and Socially Responsible Leadership: ​

  • Ethical Innovation and Future Trends in DEI – Case studies analysis and best practices ​
  • The Link Between Sustainability & DEI
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 5 main areas of interest:
  1. ​Innovation & Growth
  2. Tech & Digitalization
  3. Industry Business Excellence
  4. International Business
  5. Global Electives with RBS School partners
Practice Lab | In partnership with P&G​

The Rome Business School Practice Lab is a place where participants learn by doing and applying theoretical principles. Managers from P&G​ run the Lab.

Managers from P&G conduct the lab. They will provide the students with various exercises and expert knowledge gained from their own human resources departments. ​

A practical experience to demonstrate one's skills

You will have the chance to showcase your skills by working on a genuine business problem by the end of your experience. Make use of your abilities to identify opportunities and create a truly original strategy.

You can alter the situation!
Display your skills and apply the knowledge you have acquired throughout your educational journey.
Choose from two main options for your final project while acting as the company leader.

Rome Business School International Bootcamps experiences

For the duration of the entire week, you will participate in a demanding and totally immersive business experience, overcoming challenges, interacting with managers, students, and lecturers, and creating your own project that will be presented at the end of the Bootcamp Experience.

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Rome Business School International Bootcamp Experiences

Discover the origins of the World Technology to transform your life. From microprocessors to computers, browsers to social media, from sharing economy to crypto currency.


The challenge is how to combine creation and management in a luxury house as in all kinds of businesses.

Every year, more than 500 students from all around the world attend Sup de Luxe. With a network of 3,500 graduates, the institution has had undeniable success since it opened.

Using the Design Sprint methodology from Google Ventures to create a new business idea. How entrepreneurship and innovation are transforming markets around the world.

The goal is to combine information and networking to become a leader in your current or future company’s strategy.

Discover Italy from the perspective of a local by learning about the culture, the wine-making process, and, most importantly, the social significance of food and wine.

Don’t pass up the chance to develop your business skills, lead with social responsibility, and learn about Africa’s colossus.

Find and develop unique opportunities to succeed in a dynamic environment with a classic and contemporary business philosophy.

Participating in a Bootcamp in London is an extraordinary experience that combines intensive and immersive learning in a urban environment rich in opportunities. The city itself is a melting pot of cultures and innovation, offering a vast network of professionals and leading companies. A Bootcamp in London allows you to gain cutting-edge skills in a cosmopolitan and stimulating atmosphere, preparing you for global work challenges and creating valuable connections for your professional future.

A Bootcamp in China is an extraordinary adventure that immerses you in a country rich in history, culture, and innovation. This intensive journey allows you to acquire top-notch skills, discover new professional perspectives, and create global connections in a setting where the ancient and the modern blend in a unique harmony. Participating in a Bootcamp in China is an extraordinary opportunity for personal and professional growth that will open up new horizons for you.

Your Mentors

Highly qualified international university professors, trainers, and business managers who come from a range of operational and professional fields — from merchandiser to lawyer, from entrepreneurship to coach and speaker — hold the Rome Business School’s International Master in Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion. The goal of the educational strategy is for students to gain the knowledge and abilities that the market currently demands.

Program Director

Luigi Costa

Luigi is a senior HR professional with a proven track record both at a strategic and operational level, nationally and globally, in a variety of industries and sectors.​

He is committed to carrying out processes of organizational culture change, through a careful listening to the needs of people and a participatory involvement of all stakeholders, stimulating an inclusive work environment that respects the ideas, culture and diversity of individuals.

He designes lean HR processes for organizations that aspire to become more agile by working better; reason why he is also an agile expert and OKR champion.

He is passionate about people and their ability to generate new ideas and deal with difficult situations; reason why he is also an ICF executive coach.
He has a deep interest in the issues of education and child support; participation and social responsibility; intercultural communication; reason why he spent several years of his professional experience working for the not profit sector.

​He enjoys sharing knowledge, experiences and points of view with students; reason why he is lecturer to several executive masters.
He is always open to new opportunities of knowledge and cultural exchange.

Azzurra Rinaldi Co-Founder e CFO

Azzurra has a PhD in Economics. She started her career by becoming Professor in Economics at the University La Sapienza. She was also Contract Researcher at LUISS and Professor at 24ORE Business School. Currently she is Head of the School of Gender Economics at Unitelma Sapienza and Columnist at La Svolta, a newspaper that talks about the great changes underway, paying particular attention to the Environment, Rights, social, cultural and technological Innovation. Most importantly she is Co-Founder and CFO of Equonomics, which addresses companies and institutions, bringing its expertise, competence and methodology as support to create work environments in which all talents can flourish, without any discrimination. They provide services in a gender rebalancing perspective, with particular attention to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Peter Thurton
Peter Thurton Legal Counsel at Enbridge

Peter Thurton is a Canadian business law attorney. Peter’s expertise is in ethics and compliance. For over thirty years Peter has represented some of Canada’s largest financial institutions (including Manulife Financial, CIBC and Royal Bank Insurance) and energy companies, specifically Enbridge. In the past year and because of the issues concerning race in North America a great deal of Peter’s work has focused on issues of race and discrimination in the workplace. He holds a Law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and from St. Francis Xavier University where he was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist.

Natasha Valentine Program Director of Master in HR & Organisation

Natasha Valentine is a Canadian Human Resources Generalist & Consultant with 20+ years of international experience from a variety of sectors.  The last three years have been in the academic sector, primarily with Rome Business School as a Program Director and Lecturer for the International Human Resources Master programme. Having a culturally-diverse mentality has helped her to understand and interact better with employees, students and professionals.​ Natasha has notable experience in recruitment, employment law compliance and career coaching. Natasha also participates as a Guest Speaker for local universities in Rome on subjects such as Sexual Harassment and Bias in the workforce.

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Veronika Schmid Founder and Vicepresident

Veronika began her career as a consultant at IBM (Italy) and has worked in various sectors such as finance, energy, defense, and intergovernmental organizations. She founded her own human resources consulting service in the Middle East, focusing on personal skills.  A few years ago she moved to Washington D.C. where she graduated from Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program and founded 2ndStep, which focuses on Leadership Coaching. For the past 15 years, Veronika has been intensely committed to her personal and professional development, using her vast experience to best serve her clients. She has lived and worked in 8 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America. 

Darya Majidi CEO and owner Daxo Group

Darya is an Iranian-Italian Entrepreneur, digital and human rights activist with 30 years of experience in Digital Transformation and AI. She started as a Professor, teaching Artificial Intelligence at the University of Pisa, Management and Healthcare at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. Meanwhile she was Founder and President of Synapsis Srl, a Software Development company, and President of the Young Entrepreneurs Group of Livorno for Confindustria. Subsequently she was Vice President of Confindustria Livorno Massa Carrara and Councilor for Economic Development and Innovation of the Municipality of Livorno. For 11 years she then worked at Dedalus Italia S.p.A., as Founder and President of Dcare and Healthcare 4.0 Senior Advisor. She currently holds various roles: she is the Founder, Owner and CEO of DaxoLab and Daxo Group, a strategic consulting and executive training company in Industry 4.0; Member of the Board of Movet and Member of the Advisory Board of Osservatori Digital Innovation Healthcare; Vice President of ARTES 4.0 - Competence Center; Founder and President of Donne 4.0, a no-profit social association; Speaker for Leo Speakers Bureau.​

Corporate Advisory Board

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 103 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.

103 Membri
14 CEO and General Management
21 Human Resources

Career and Entrepreneurship Services

Our Career Services team will be with you throughout your Master in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion to provide guidance and support. With more than ten years of experience in education, we assist young managers and talents in creating their future by directing them down the road that best suits their skills, aspirations, and professional objectives.

Our Career Service has been organized into two main areas in order to best support our students in achieving their professional goals:

The master is particularly suitable for those who want to pursue a career in the following roles:

  • Chief Diversity Officer  
  • HR Manager 
  • HR Director  
  • Head of Learning and Development 
  • Talent Development  
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist 
  • Diversity & Inclusion Manager
  • Responsible for Employee Engagement and Motivation  ​​
  • Non-for-Profit Administrator​
  • Human Resource Employee Relations Professionals
  • Employee Engagement Professionals

The salary of out students after the completion of our International Master in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion increased by an average of 21%

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

Verifying a candidate’s eligibility to enrol in the Master in Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion is the goal of the admissions process. The candidate’s academic background, prior experiences in the Master’s programme topics, and motivation will all be taken into consideration when evaluating them. The application will be reviewed by the academic committee of the Rome Business School after it has been submitted. It is crucial to deliver all necessary documentation in order to guarantee the suitability of the application.

Master in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion: Financial Aid and Tuition


Payment of the participation fee of € 6,900 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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