The Specialized Master in Finance of Rome Business School aims to train professionals with the skills to effectively manage finances, make forecasts and financial planning, and apply and master all the innovative tools and practices in finance, big data, machine learning and fintech. Participants will first learn basic management knowledge and acquire specialist finance skills, in particular by understanding how to plan manage finance and grow businesses by incorporating digital innovative best financial practices. Therefore, our students will be able to gain an in-depth understanding of financial market management, financial performance indices and risks associated with the acquisition process.
Rome Business School is a member of Planeta Formación y Universidades, an international network created in 2003 by the De Agostini and group Planeta that embodies a strong commitment from both companies, university education and vocational and lifelong training.
Shape your professional path through 4 pillars:
Real link with companies
An international network of companies partners to help young and senior professional in building their careers and RBS to create the better learning experience possible, thanks to Business Practice LAB, Company visits, in class exercises and exclusive lecturers
Rome Business School is proudly the most international business school in Italy, being able to immerse our students in a stimulating environment, thanks to our international faculty, our exclusive Bootcamps in Silicon Valley, Barcellona, Paris, Rome and Tuscany and mixed ethnicity in our classes
Our higher purpose is to build managers and leaders. For this reason we’ve built our Masters around our student’s professional and personal growth, providing different service and experiences, just like our Career Service, multiple company meetings, Company Shadowing, Individual Coaching sessions and a soft skills program.
Following our motto, Better Managers for a Better World, an entire section of our Masters is fully dedicated to higher purpose in business, Corporate Social Responsibility and creation of a sustainable approach and mindset to business
Why choose a Master in Finance
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 Master, 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
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
Gain in-depth insight into Fintech
Explore, analyze and gain a deeper understanding of Fintech to enhance your financial capability, lower operating costs, and easily react to individual customer needs.
Structured and divided in two main pillars
Dare to think differently. Dare to act innovatively.
A 5-step structure is built to help you discover how to organize, chose and bring to life your business idea
Career Accelerator Program
Explore, Build, Engage, Act, Evolve
An entire team of professionals provides our attendants with a personalized Career Path specifically designed to shape his or her own professional profile in order to become a competitive figure in nowadays’ job market
Among our partners:
Finance: The master program’s structure
The Specialized Master in Finance is designed to equip professionals with the right skills to effectively manage finances and oversee financial forecasting and planning, as well as learning, applying and mastering all the tools and innovative practices in finance, Big Data, Machine Learning and Fintech.
Mind-Opening & Knowledge Management Setting
Core Management Competences
Marketing: Traditional & Digital
Project & Operations Management
Accounting and Budgeting
Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
Human Resources Management
Focusing and specializing
Introduction to Financial Management
Valuation of Financial Assets
Capital Structure and Dividend Policy
Liquidity Management and Special Topics in Finance
Being an innovative and responsible leader
Innovation in Finance
Financial Statistics and Econometrics
Big Data and Machine Learning in Finance
Sustainable Finance and CSR
Practice Lab | In partnership with
Rome Business School Practice Lab is the place where theoretical concepts are put in practice and participants learn through experience. The Lab is run by managers from leading national or international companies in the sector/industry, who will examine different specialist knowledge, work on exercises and network, while sharing their experience and expertise with the students. The Lab is entirely run by the School’s Partner Companies and the activities included are specific for each Master program and goal.
The Practice Lab consists of 3 main phases:
Phase 1 | Manager Meet-Ups
Students meet two managers from the Partner Company, from different areas or divisions, such as finance and marketing, who share their experience of their day-to-day work and business, with a specific and relevant focus for the Master in Finance.
Phase 2 | Hands-on Class
Students gain first-hand insight from the direct experience of company managers, enhancing the knowledge and skillset acquired on the Master in Finance. They will analyze, assess, create and develop, a certain plan or strategy given by the company in relation to what they have studied in class and the company’s business operations.
Phase 3 | Get on Task
The company managers present two in-class business scenarios (business cases), so that, by implementing the concepts learned, the students find solutions and create strategies. At the end of the class, they orally present the final results and ideas.
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 Financial plan.
To create your final project, follow the Ready, Set, Go Structure
Stage 1: Team Creation
Stage 2: Capstone Project – Kick Off
Stage 3: Project Proposal, followed by two Mentoring Sessions
Stage 4: Knowledge in Action
Stage 5: Capstone Project Presentation
Soft skills are personal attributes that can affect relationships, communication, and interaction with others, which are crucial for business success and effective leadership in the high-tech world and digital transformation in which we live. None of the new technology and innovation can be applied without proper leadership. The Leadership Program is a path towards self-discovery, empowerment and reinvention, enabling participants to become leaders of the future. The program is practice-based, consisting of 5 interactive courses, including a self-assessment test, role plays and quizzes.
Communication & Persuasion in the Digital Age
Mindfulness, Focus & Awareness
Rome Business School International Bootcamps experiences
During the full week you will experience an intensive and fully immersive business experience, facing challenges, dealing with managers, students and lecturers, and creating your own project that will be presented at the end of the Bootcamp Experience
Silicon Valley – “Silicon Valley Bootcamp” to open your mind 360°
Paris – ESLSCA | “Bootcamp: When Art meets Fashion and Luxury”
Barcelona – EAE Business School | “Bootcamp on Entrepreneurship & Design Sprint”
Rome – Rome Business School | “Bootcamp on International Business Leadership”
The Corporate Advisory Board embodies the spirit of collaboration between the academic world and the real management sphere by becoming one of the key players in the Quality Assurance Process, the process of continuous improvement of the Rome Business School’s range of Management Training programs.
Composed of 70 Leaders, Managers and Professionals from key areas of National and International Businesses, through the Corporate Advisory Board, Rome Business School activates a process of continuously updating its training programs, relying on numerous business interactions and inputs provided by the members of the committee in the annual meetings and discussions with the school.
CEO and General Management
Marketing and Sales Communication
Rome Business School’s Master in Finance are held by highly selected international university professors, trainers and business managers, drawn from a variety of operational and professional fields, from finance, accounting, fintech and banking. The teaching approach is aimed at the acquisition of know-how, in order to transfer truly useful competencies for the attendees’ professional development.
A native of Miami, Florida, Marshall received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has additionally completed extensive graduate coursework in counselling psychology at New York University. Marshall has enjoyed a 12-year career in diverse business and finance sectors in the US and Europe. He has worked on Wall Street in investment banking and risk arbitrage for firms like Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, as well as trading for BNP Paribas. He has also 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 is the author of the UN Agency FAO Course guide “Fundamentals of International Business Management” (Rome, 2006), and the co-author of “Leveraged Buyouts” (Rome, Kappa, 2012).
Electronic Engineer with over 15 years’ professional experience, he currently holds the position of ICT Director at the largest public transport company in Italy and one of the largest in Europe, coordinating the work of about 180 people. His main skills are in IT Service Management and IT Governance (ITIL v3 Foundation and Green Belt Six Sigma certified), as well as in IT Security and Data Protection. He has often been a speaker at conferences, and a guest speaker and lecturer on university courses. He specializes in identifying advanced technological solutions aimed at reducing costs (TCO), and reengineering processes in the field of Digital Transformation.
Senior advisory capabilities provided to clients undertaking major capital events. Over 30 years’ experience in structuring and managing complex corporate finance and M&A transactions. He is the founding partner of FMN Corporate Advisory, a firm providing project finance advisory services to project developers and owners in the renewable power generation sector. We focus on dispatchable CSP and PV technologies. He is also the partner/owner at Cherax Advisers, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Aplastic Anaemia Trust, as well as a private investor in residential real estate.
Samara is a senior financial advisor with over 15 years’ experience in the financial and banking world. She currently works as a Senior Advisor, Deals-US Desk at PwC Spa. She is also a Managing Director at United Crest SRL in Milan. She co-founded a consultancy firm with Sir Ronald Grierson to provide a European-based, cross-border corporate M&A advisory service for select clients, including qualified funds and sophisticated family-owned businesses. She has also worked for Utama Banking Group in Malaysia as a CEO.
Dr. Hanadi Taher has a PhD in Monetary Finance and International Economics. She is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Business Administration at Beirut Arab University. Her research interests include areas in Monetary Finance and Economics. She has published multiple review journals, and has had various papers accepted by many conferences.
Professor David Pollon has been teaching courses in Finance, Accounting and Economics since 2003. Before entering the academic world, Professor Pollon built a career in the world of international financial, working for The Walt Disney Company (Milan). After working as the Finance Director at the company headquarters in Los Angeles, he became the Finance Director in the UK and then Italy, where he was in charge of all cinema, video and DVD financial operations. He was also the Finance Director for Universal Pictures and Buena Vista Home Entertainment in London and Burbank, California.
JOSEPHINE LUZON, PhD
PhD in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. As well as being the Finance Manager at Bioversity International, she also teaches at the American University of Rome and John Cabot University.
He has spent 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, and Baxter. As the Managing/Senior Director, he managed innovative entrepreneurial projects for startups and small businesses.
With over 26 years of experience as an Export Manager, Entrepreneur and Project Manager, in 2005, he co-founded Comtaste SRL, an IT consulting company of which he is still CEO, mainly taking on strategic projects for the company and directly managing key clients, including several multinational companies such as Adobe, Google and HP. In 2019 he founded TS Mood SRL, an innovative startup specializing in online booking services for the tourism industry. He has a Master with honors in Economics and Business from Università La Sapienza, Rome. He is also PMP® Certified.
TAHER HANIDI, PhD
Dr. Hanadi Taher has a PhD in Money Finance and International Economics. She is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department of the Faculty of Business Administration at Beirut Arab University. Her research interests include areas in Money, Finance and Economics. She has published multiple review journals, and has various papers accepted at several different conferences.
CHENTOUF NAWEL LEILA, PhD
Dr. Leila Chentouf has a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris X. She also has a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Oran in Algeria and a Master in International Economics and Finance from the Paris X Nanterre University in France. Dr. Chentouf is an expert in international cooperation with MENA countries and has extensive experience working with and for the European Commission. She is also a diplomatic representative to the United Nations. Dr. Chentouf teaches Economics at several universities and business schools. Additionally, Dr. Chentouf acts as a Business Developer for the continued expansion of educational operations overseas.
Career and Entrepreneurship Services
Throughout your Master in Finance, you will be accompanied and supported by our Career Services team. With over 10 years’ experience in education, we help young talents and managers to build their future, guiding them along the path that best suits their capabilities, desires and professional goals.
In particular, according to the most recent statistics:
92% have received new employment offers
74% of our students manage to increase their salary after completing their Master in Finance
46% of our students are employed before completing their Master program
73% of our students get a job within 6 months of finishing their Master in Finance
84% of our students increase their professional responsibilities after doing the Master
To give our students the best support achieving their professional objectives, we’ve structured our Career Service into two core areas:
Career Acceleration Program
The Career Acceleration Program will help you develop the knowledge, market insights and tools that you need to pursue a successful career in a specific industry. You will benefit from valuable connections with top companies and recruiters.
We focus on your entrepreneurial side.
Are you planning to start up your own business or dreaming about becoming the fresh and innovative driving force within an organization? We will equip you with skills and knowledge to discover, test and improve your entrepreneurial skills, develop a business idea and finally launch your own business.
The master is particularly suitable for those who want to pursue a career in the following roles:
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Financial Services Sales Agent
Private Equity Manager
We use innovative technologies in our classrooms to enrich the overall educational experience and improve student learning outcomes on campus and online. The platforms and technologies in use have a profound impact on student learning.
All classrooms are networked and feature SMART Board technology:
Professional audio mixers and microphones in each class, required for the interaction of students in the classroom simultaneously with students online.
High-resolution webcam inside the classrooms connected to the platform and the big pad, so that online students see the teacher and them on campus colleagues remotely.
Wireless access that allows students to be connected wherever they are
Computers and laptops for students available in the school library.
A Historical Heritage
The building, designed by Achille Zinnari, was built for the 1911 Universal Exhibition.
In that occasion, an Exposition celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Unification of Italy was also organized in Rome, and a national architecture competition was launched for the construction of ten villas. Among these, the Villino Avenali, now the Rome Business School campus.
Networking and partners
Rome Business School has established solid partnerships with several world-renowned leading companies, such as Enel, Fendi, Bulgari, Eataly, IBM Italia, Land Rover and many others. To ensure that our students can build a strong professional network, we constantly organize guest meetings, visits, events and lectures with representatives of elite business ecosystems, encouraging interaction between leading professionals and students, and facilitating the process learning.
Thanks to the school’s purely international mold, students will have the opportunity to take part in classes with students from more than 150 countries. This will allow participants to increase their knowledge of other cultures other than their own.
Every year we welcome students from all over the world: from cities and small towns, of all cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Rome Business School enhances the experience of students, supporting them in obtaining visas and identifying accommodation, creating opportunities for learning, involvement, personal and cultural development that go well beyond the lessons.
Our students will be able to participate in various activities: visits out of town, Coffee Meetings with the CEOs of prestigious multinational companies, company visits or simple events designed to promote socialization and intercultural exchange which has always been the central point of our school.
Rome Business School works hard to maintain the highest standard of quality in the programs we offer. That’s why, in order to ensure the eligibility of the candidates, all applicants must undergo and successfully pass a selection process structured as follows:
The admission process is aimed to verify the candidate’s eligibility to attend the Master. The candidate’s academic history, previous experiences in the topics covered in the Master and motivation will be matters of the evaluation. Once it’s sent, the application will be evaluated by the Rome Business School’s academic committee. In order to ensure the application’s suitability, it is important to deliver all of the required documentation.
Master in Finance: Scholarships and Tuition
Payment of the participation fee of €7,500 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.
Early Enrollment Incentive
Lifelong Learning Scholarship
Academic Excellence Scholarship
Executive Women Scholarship
Better Managers for a Better World Scholarship
Student Loan Assistance Grant
Competition for scholarships increases as the starting date approaches and funds are limited, so it is advisable to apply as soon as possible.