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International Master in Finance


The International Master in Finance aims to equip professionals with the right skills to effectively manage finances, do financial forecasting and planning, learn, apply and master all the tools and innovative practices in finance, big data, machine learning, and fintech.

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Formula International
Method On Campus
Language English
Start Date October 2024
Enrollment 84%
Available seats 8
Scholarship valid until May 30th
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International Master in Finance 

Build a Wealth of Financial Knowledge & Core competencies, to succeed as an Innovative and responsible Leader in the World of Finance. These professionals will be able to gain an in-depth understanding of financial management & markets; financial assets, portfolio theory, sales & trading, the time value of money, capital budgeting, the cost of capital, capital structure and dividend policy, corporate risk management, mergers and acquisitions, financial statistics & econometrics, big data, etc. 

Participants will equip themselves first with general core knowledge in management and get expertise in Finance. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Assess price risks and implement effective strategies accordingly, e.g. by placing a precise $ amount on the various significant risks to a projects/investments success and perform a variety of Excel, logic-based quantitative analyses using lookup tables and IF statements.
  2. Draft a variety of compelling, concise textual documents, including internal memoranda, selling documents, and legal documents used to inform committees, update clients, and prepare presentations.
  3. Analyze, weigh, and evaluate company financial statements and industry KPIs to develop keen insights and make future-oriented recommendations.
  4. Serve clients’ needs and be able to speak fluidly across multiple topics related to aspects of business and financial management, including sustainable finance, crypto, working capital management, big data, risk management, and law.
  5. Develop sound, applicable business management skills in a realistic, real-world context and learn the use of and trading for various common financial instruments including stocks, bonds, options, swaps, real estate, and cryptocurrency used to aid in financing business growth.

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, 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 Master in Finance?

Introduction to preparation for CFA exam level I - elective course

A chartered financial analyst (CFA) is a globally-recognized professional designation given by the CFA Institute, that measures and certifies the competence and integrity of financial analysts. Candidates are required to pass three levels of exams covering areas, such as accounting, economics, ethics, money management, and security analysis. We prepare you for the types of questions and exam for the level I with a CFA certified trainer.

Business in Action

  • Business Practice lab powered by KPMG - Do a risk management analysis for a bank’s product, assessing the different types of risks, using risk identification tools learned in class.
  • Access and answer by practicing concepts over 200 questions used on the Bloomberg Assessment to assess the sharpness of your mind to work in financial services.

Stock Market ​Simulation on the etoro.com trading platform

Enter in a simulated stock market by using the etoro.com trading platform, have a fictional brokerage account and allocated seed capital to invest in publicly traded companies and trade stocks. ​ Practice, experience, predict and learn.

London Bootcamp | Immerse in the European Finance Hub

An immersive experience in the finance and banking world, which explores the latest trends and strategies.

  • Attend lectures organised by Bayes Business School Faculty, with topics ranging from bank business models, branch risk and regulation, bank crises and fin-tech.
  • Put into practice what you learnt throughout these lectures and work on a business project to be presented at the end of the week in front of the Professors.

  • In partnership with Bayes Business School, the business school of City, University of London. A Double Crown leading global Business School known for world-class business education, excellent research reputation and deep engagement with practice.


    Career Impact

    +31% Salary Increase on average, after 1 year of completing the Master in Finance. They work in prestigious companies in the Finance Industry such as:  Blue Oceans Finance and PwC

    Among our Partners:

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    International Master in Finance:

    The International Master in Finance aims to educate professionals with a passion for effectively executing financial planning, managing finances, optimizing, and growing companies by incorporating innovative digital financial best practices. They are prepared to stand out as innovative and responsible leaders, ultimately with a growth mindset, fully ready to make an impact on the world and achieve a career milestone.

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    Develop core managerial skills & strong financial knowledge to stand out as competitive leader in the finance industry

    During the first module of the Master in Finance, 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.
    Do financial forecasting, manage liquidity & understand international finance to grow business globaly

    During the second module, students will learn:

    1) Introduction to Financial Management ​

    • Firms and the Financial Markets​
    • Advanced Financial Excel ​
    • Financial Statement Analysis​
    • Banking Systems (Central Banks, IMF, Alternate Payment Systems)​

    2) Valuation of Financial Assets ​

    • The Time Value of Money​
    • Risk and Return—Capital Market Theory​
    • Interest Rates and Debt Valuation​
    • Investment Decision Criteria ​
    • Securities Valuation​

    3) Capital Budgeting​

    • Financial Research, Forecasting and Planning​
    • Analyzing Project Cash Flows​
    • Risk Analysis and Project Evaluation​
    • Securities Law and Bankruptcy Legal Issues​

    4) Capital Structure, Liquidity and Payout Policy ​

    • The Cost of Capital and Capital Structure Policy​
    • Dividend, Share Repurchase and Tax Policy​
    • Financial Distress, Managerial Incentives, and Information​
    • CFO Job and Capital Allocation Decisions​
    • Working Capital Management​
    • Corporate Risk Management
    Apply innovative tools in ifnance, big data & fintech to improve and automate the delivery & use of financial services

    During the third module of the Master in Finance, students will explore:

    5) Investment Vehicles ​

    • Derivatives​
    • Real Estate Finance​
    • International Business Finance​
    • Mergers and Acquisitions​
    • Hedge Fund Style Investing/Arbitrage/Portfolio Theory and Management​

    ​6) Innovation and Sustainability in Finance ​

    • Financial Statistics & Econometrics ​
    • Financial Mathematics ​
    • Big Data, AI and Fintech ​
    • Cryptocurrencies, Tokens, and Other Alternative Payment Systems​
    • Sustainable Finance, CSR and Venture Capital Investing in Finance​
    Why Electives?

    Future managers, business owners, and professionals who are prepared to take advantage of the advantages of digitalization, go global, and make a positive contribution to society are what Rome Business School seeks to develop.

    • By focusing on in-demand skills, electives are the perfect tools for students to increase their employability. ​
    • Students can become more competitive and carve out a niche for themselves with the help of electives.
    • Students are exposed to courses in electives that they might not have otherwise experienced.
    • A unique curriculum that promotes life and career skills is offered by electives. Six main areas of interest make up the organization of elective courses:
    1. ​Innovation & Growth
    2. Tech & Digitalization
    3. Industry Business Excellence
    4. International Business
    5. Preparation for Professional Certifications 
    6. Global Electives with RBS School partners
    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 KPMG 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 KPMG managers with whom you will create a strategy to guide customer’s throught the customer’s journey of KPMG.

    Business in Action - Hands-on Lab

    The Global Trends lab consists of 2 virtual sessions:

    Session 1: How to Find Sources to identify global trends. Deep dive into the global world trends shaping the world of today – guest speakers from UN, UNIDO, ILO. Examples of Global Trends: ​

    1. The Future of Work
    2. AI, Blockchain, and Technology
    3. The World in 2030 – Future Scenarios (UN, IMF, ECB)

    Session 2: Understand the impact of global trends on businesses, and explore ways in which businesses can adapt and transform based on future trends and forward-thinking strategies.

    Capstone Project

    At the conclusion of your course, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills by taking on a genuine business problem. Utilize your skills to spot chances and develop a strategy that is genuinely creative.

    Take on a genuine business challenge. You might decide to work in a small group, come up with an online sales plan, or design a loyalty programme for various generations.

    Two case studies from two genuine firms will be provided to you so that you can put your master’s course knowledge to the test.

    Previous years’ experiences 

    The Practical Challenge:

    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.

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    Rome Business School International Bootcamps experiences

    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.

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    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.

    London bootcamp of Rome Business School is in partnership with Bayes Business School which is part of City, University of London and it’s a Double Crown leading global Business School known for world-class business education, excellent research reputation and deep engagement with practice.
    The London bootcamp is an immersive experience in the finance and banking world to explore the latest trends and strategies. The students will have lectures from Bayes Business School faculty about bank business models, brank risk and regulation, bank crises and failures and about bank and fintech.
    During the program the participants will be able to put in practice what they learn through these lectures working on their business project to be presented at the end of the week in front of the Professors.
    The experience of the bootcamp is also important due to the fact that it’s enriched by the possibility to have company visits in leading institutions like Fintech Hub and have the chance to talk to managers and experts of the fields.

    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

    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 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 Members
    19 CEO and General Management
    12 Finance

    Faculty

    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 Finance degree. The educational strategy aims to provide students with the knowledge and abilities that the market currently demands.

    Program Director

    Marshall Langer

    A native of Miami, Florida, Marshall received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has additionally taken extensive graduate coursework in counselling psychology at New York University.

    Marshall enjoyed a 12-year career in diverse business and finance sectors in the U.S. and Europe. He has worked on Wall Street on investment banking and risk arbitrage for firms like Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as well as in trading for BNP Paribas. He further worked in the areas of corporate management, marketing strategy, management consulting, and real estate.

    Marshall has also taught at New York University’s Stern School of Business, Fordham University, University of Connecticut, Luiss University, and The American University of Rome. Marshall authored UN agency FAO Course guide: Fundamentals of International Business Management, Rome, 2006 and co-author of Leveraged Buyouts, Rome, Kappa, 2012.​

    ALESSANDRO VILLADEI
    ALESSANDRO VILLADEI Contributor and author at Seeking Alpha

    BSc in Business Administration and Economics, CFA certified. Currently he’s contributor and author at Seeking Alpha, a crowd-sourced content service for financial markets. Articles and research covers a broad range of stocks, asset classes, exchange-traded funds, and investment strategies.

    GUIDO TRAFICANTE
    Guido Traficante, PhD B Researcher in Economic Policy at the Department of Human Sciences of the European University of Rome

    Type B Researcher in Economic Policy at the Department of Human Sciences of the European University of Rome. Graduated with honors in Economics and Business Administration from LUISS Guido Carli, he obtained his Ph.D. in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". He has conducted research stays as a Visiting Scholar at various international institutions, such as the University of California Santa Cruz, the Bank for International Settlements, HEC Montreal, and the Central Bank of Finland. His main research interests lie in the fields of macroeconomics, monetary policy, and fiscal policy. He is the author of scientific articles published in international academic journals and a Research Fellow at CASMEF (Arcelli Center for Monetary and Financial Studies). He is also a member of the editorial committee of "Economia Italiana".

    FABIO SCOGNAMIGLIO
    Fabio Scognamiglio Founder & CEO Value4You || Temporary CFO || Finance professor

    With an MBA from Warwick Business School, Iacoponi started his career as an Electronic Engineer, working for 10 years in the Formula 1 team. He then served as Business Development Manager and Chief Engineer at Ricardo UK Ltd. Later, he gained 8 years of experience as Commercial Director for Magneti Marelli and Williams Advanced Engineering. Currently, he is a Shareholder of Wel Srl, a company formed by a team of computer engineers with deep know-how and expertise in business processes. He is also a Freelance Lead Auditor ISO, Innovation Manager (MISE), and Sustainability Manager at Ivy House.

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    Vincenzo Mazzotta Program Director of Master in Finance

    Vincenzo Mazzotta (PHD - MBA) is a University Lecturer and Certified Public Accountant. He teaches Financial Management & Markets at LUMSA University, Accounting and Finance at Rome Business School and has numerous experiences teaching Financial Management at Study Abroad Programs of American Universities. As a consultant, he founded about 15 years ago Studio Mazzotta - of which he is Owner - operating in the field of Corporate Finance, supporting companies and research centers in investment and financing strategies.

    FRANCESCO BALDI
    Francesco Baldi Baldi Studio Legale - Labor lawyer

    He’s currently senior researcher in corporate finance at the Management Department of the University of Turin. Extensive professional experience in the finance sector. He began his career as a dealer in London and subsequently worked for Deloitte, MCC SpA (the investment bank of the Capitalia SpA Banking Group), Capitalia SpA, ENEL SpA.​ 

    RUGGERO BATTISTI
    Ruggero Battisti​ Italrevi S.p.A. - Global Management Group - Partner

    Founding Partner at ItalRevi S.p.A., an Italian auditing and accounting organization, founding partner at GMG Capital S.r.l., an accounting consulting organization. Founding member and Administrator of the Lab PA Foundation, that aims to promote training, change and innovation in the Public Administration. It is particularly active in the financial, industrial, pharmaceutical, construction, public administration and non-profit sectors.

    MARCO ELSER
    Marco Maximilian Elser Vice President of the Board of Directors at the American International Club of Rome

    With a Degree in Economics from Harvard University, Marco starts his career in 1984 as First Vice President of International Capital Markets at Merrill Lynch. In 1994 he was VP International at Northeast Securities and in 2002 he became President of the Harvard Club of Italy. In the meantime, he was Partner at AdviCorp for almost 15 years and Member of the Board of Directors at North Hills Signal Processing Corp., at Protalex Inc. and at Operations Smile Italia. He was also Director at Trans-Lux/Fair-Play Inc. Currently he is Vice President of the Board of Directors at the American International Club of Rome, President of the Acquedotto Romano Polo Club, Senior Advisor at Kartago Foods, Board Member at PTSCLAS S.p.A. and at H.C. Wainwright & Co. LLC and Partner at LONSIN Capital Ltd.

    Mario Mendia
    Mario Mendia Executive VP Gruppo TAS

    Mario started his career as a Manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers Management Consulting Services and later served as the Marketing Director at Advanced Systems Technology (TAS). He then held positions as the Network and Marketing Director at Eurofly and as a Non-Executive Director and Advisor at CIPI. Subsequently, he worked at TAS, initially as the International Business Director, then as the Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Treasury, followed by the role of Senior Vice President of International Markets. Currently, he holds the position of Senior Vice President with responsibilities for International Governance and Special Projects, a role he continues to hold to this day.

    Francesco Di Tommaso
    Francesco Di Tommaso Chartered Accountant and Statutory Auditor at F.D.T Consulting of Francesco Di Tommaso

    Francesco has worked in Logistics, Business and Trading at CRCC Asia – Excellent Trading Shanghai Limited. He was then Project Worker at PROGEI, UniCredit, CGT and SACMI. Later he worked in the European Policies Department at the Presidency of the Council of Ministries. Currently he is Administrator at Informazione Economica e Legale (IEL) and CEO Accountant and Statutory Auditor at F.D.T. Consulting, his own a specialist engineering consultancy with a process engineering emphasis, operating in multinational markets.

    Career and Entrepreneurship Services

    Throughout your International Master in Financeyou 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 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:

    • Company Treasurer
    • Financial Director
    • Financial Analyst
    • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
    • Financial Trader
    • Stockbroker
    • Financial Services Sales Agent
    • Investment Banker
    • Finance Manager
    • Accountant
    • Lending Manager
    • Financial Advisor
    • Actuary
    • Private Equity Manager

    Admission process

    Rome Business School puts a lot of effort into upholding the highest level of excellence in the courses we offer. Because of this, all applicants must go through and successfully pass a selection process with the following structure in order to ensure the eligibility of the candidates:

    1
    Evaluation of credentials
    2
    Application Confirmation
    3
    Selection Interview
    4
    Admission
    Enrollment

    The admissions process’s purpose is to certify a candidate’s eligibility to enroll in the International Master in Finance. When evaluating candidates, the academic background, prior experiences in the Master’s programme themes, and motivation will all be taken into account. Following submission, the application will be examined by the Rome Business School’s academic committee. It is critical to include all required documentation in order to ensure the application’s acceptability.

    International Master in Finance:

    Financial Aid and Scholarships

    Payment

    Payment of the participation fee of

    € 7,900 – April 2024

    € 8,900 – October 2024

    be made in the following ways:

    • Installments from moments of enrollment (earlier enrollment for more installments)
    • Full Payment with an additional discount of -10%

    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 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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