Should You Avoid Rome Business School?


Duncan
Someone asked my opinion of Rome Business School, which offers an unaccredited MBA in Egypt through the Brilliance Business School.

Rome Business School does not have international accreditation. Legally, it is a research centre.

There’s no reference to Rome Business School - or to its Egyptian partner - on the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities website. Other schools, both private and public, are listed on the site.

Likewise, there’s no reference to this school on Italy’s Ministry of Education website.

Amusingly, it claims "accreditations" from the EU and an Italian chamber of commerce

These are not accreditations: they are registers that anyone can join.
- The EU issues a Participant Identification Code to anyone who applies to take part in a project it funds. You get this number even if you are an individual, or if your application is unsuccessful.
- Many cities in many countries have a chamber of commerce: the one is Rome is not unusual. It maintains a register of established businesses, but it's not involved in verifying how well they do what they do. http://www.rm.camcom.it/pagina382_english.html

[Edited by Duncan on Oct 23, 2017]

Someone asked my opinion of Rome Business School, which offers an unaccredited MBA in Egypt through the Brilliance Business School.

Rome Business School does not have international accreditation. Legally, it is a research centre.

There’s no reference to Rome Business School - or to its Egyptian partner - on the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities website. Other schools, both private and public, are listed on the site.

Likewise, there’s no reference to this school on Italy’s Ministry of Education website.

Amusingly, it claims "accreditations" from the EU and an Italian chamber of commerce

These are not accreditations: they are registers that anyone can join.
- The EU issues a Participant Identification Code to anyone who applies to take part in a project it funds. You get this number even if you are an individual, or if your application is unsuccessful.
- Many cities in many countries have a chamber of commerce: the one is Rome is not unusual. It maintains a register of established businesses, but it's not involved in verifying how well they do what they do. http://www.rm.camcom.it/pagina382_english.html
Duncan
For more on accreditation, see https://find-mba.com/mba-faq/mba-accreditation-why-is-it-important and my post Why international accreditation matters http://www.find-mba.com/board/41224
For more on accreditation, see https://find-mba.com/mba-faq/mba-accreditation-why-is-it-important and my post Why international accreditation matters http://www.find-mba.com/board/41224
Duncan
The EU published a list of the 1,200 institutions with PIC codes which have been validated (that is to say, have made a successful application): http://www.erasmusplus.kz/index.php/en/new-eng/item/42-44 Rome Business School is not on that list. It has, therefore, registered online for a PIC code. That's like you starting an online application for Oxford: not a bad thing, but not the same as being a graduate.
The EU published a list of the 1,200 institutions with PIC codes which have been validated (that is to say, have made a successful application): http://www.erasmusplus.kz/index.php/en/new-eng/item/42-44 Rome Business School is not on that list. It has, therefore, registered online for a PIC code. That's like you starting an online application for Oxford: not a bad thing, but not the same as being a graduate.
mba hipste...

Amusingly, it claims "accreditations" from the EU and an Italian chamber of commerce
These are not accreditations: they are registers that anyone can join.

Amusing, but also misleading. Good find, Duncan.
[quote]
Amusingly, it claims "accreditations" from the EU and an Italian chamber of commerce
These are not accreditations: they are registers that anyone can join.[/quote]
Amusing, but also misleading. Good find, Duncan.
Hi guys,

I've studies there and obviously I made some researches before investing my money and time..
They claim to be registered at the Ministry of Education, which is true, but they told me that since they're not a public university they can't be accredited as such. However, the certificates are recognized globally, but if in your county somebody has problem with the recognition, you can ask the school to certify the certificate to the Embassy of your country in Italy. That's it!

I just loved studying there, normally the school is for people that want to work after it and I'm totally satisfied. Good luck!
Hi guys,

I've studies there and obviously I made some researches before investing my money and time..
They claim to be registered at the Ministry of Education, which is true, but they told me that since they're not a public university they can't be accredited as such. However, the certificates are recognized globally, but if in your county somebody has problem with the recognition, you can ask the school to certify the certificate to the Embassy of your country in Italy. That's it!

I just loved studying there, normally the school is for people that want to work after it and I'm totally satisfied. Good luck!
George Pat...
Evidently, they have very high english language requirements :)
Evidently, they have very high english language requirements :)
Duncan
Obviously it is not true that only state universities can be accredited since most of the accredited schools in Italy are private.
Obviously it is not true that only state universities can be accredited since most of the accredited schools in Italy are private.
Duncan
I am interested by Mauri's point: "They claim to be registered at the Ministry of Education, which is true".

You can see here that there are no references to the school in any of the many pages and documents on that ministry's website https://busimod.com/2i0haMS

So, while is might be true that they claim to be registered with the ministry, it is not clear in which way. I, for example, could register on the ministry's website but not submit an application [in the same way that I could get on the same EU register as RBS by setting up an account]. That is no kind of recognition or accreditation. Anyone can do it in a few minutes.

The ministry lists organizations that can issue legally valid degrees: http://www.miur.it/guida/capitolo4.htm RBS is not on that list. Mauri suggest that people can contact their Italian embassy to get verification of the school's degree. That is a great idea. Anyone care to do that?

[Edited by Duncan on Oct 24, 2017]

I am interested by Mauri's point: "They claim to be registered at the Ministry of Education, which is true".

You can see here that there are no references to the school in any of the many pages and documents on that ministry's website https://busimod.com/2i0haMS

So, while is might be true that they claim to be registered with the ministry, it is not clear in which way. I, for example, could register on the ministry's website but not submit an application [in the same way that I could get on the same EU register as RBS by setting up an account]. That is no kind of recognition or accreditation. Anyone can do it in a few minutes.

The ministry lists organizations that can issue legally valid degrees: http://www.miur.it/guida/capitolo4.htm RBS is not on that list. Mauri suggest that people can contact their Italian embassy to get verification of the school's degree. That is a great idea. Anyone care to do that?

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