The School of Business at Marconi University is composed of an internationally renowned group of academic economists and teachers, many of whom have made major recent contributions to modern economic analysis. It offers a broad range of academic curricula at undergraduate and postgraduate level, designed to meet the needs of today's fast-paced business markets. Many agreements have been established with academic institutions in Europe and the United States and the School, with the aim to improve the international relevance of the courses offered and to provide students with a solid theoretical and practical understanding and a stimulating environment to achieve their potential. The commitment to excellence in teaching, the innovative study methods combining online and face-to-face learning and the research activities promoted in different business sectors have contributed to significantly reduce overall dropout and failure rates of the students at the School of Economics.
Dean: Prof. Rainer Masera
Dean of the School of Business, Professor of Political Economy and Member of the Board of Marconi University in Rome. Chairman of the Franco-Italian Government Committee for the new Turin-Lyon railway link, Expert Member of the Board of the EIB, of Ariston Thermo Group SpA and of Colacem SpA, Vice-Chairman and Member of the Board of ICC-Italy.
After having graduated in Statistics and Demography at the Sapienza University of Rome, he received a doctorate in Economics (D. Phil.) at the University of Oxford. In 2001 he was awarded an honorary degree in International and Diplomatic Science by the University of Turin. He was Member of the Board of the BIS and Member of G10 Deputies, Managing Director of IMI SpA, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the San Paolo Group IMI (Turin) and of RFI SpA. In 2007 he was Member of the Inter Institutional Monitoring Group (IIMG) on the Lamfalussy Process and in 2008 Member of the High Level Group of European Commission on Financial Supervision in the EU (Group de Larosière). Between 1995 and 1996 he served as technical Minister for the Budget and Economic Planning in the Dini Government. In 1996 he was appointed Cavaliere di Gran Croce of the Italian Republic by President Scalfaro, in 2002 Cavaliere del Lavoro by President Ciampi and in 2003 Officier of the Légion d'Honneur by the President of France Chirac.
He published several books and articles on financial innovation, risk management and political economy; the last being "The great financial crisis", Bancaria 2009 and "Saggi sulla metodologia della ricerca in economia", Gangemi, 2010.