The Business School that Lives and Thinks in the Future

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

We create leaders in thought, who take action and successfully engage with the world. The RSM MBA offers exceptional personal leadership development based on RSM's cutting edge research and knowledge. Our MBA programmes are taught fully in English by some the of the world's most influential academics. Furthermore, our management research facility is one of the largest in the world, leading the way in management theory and practice. More than 7,000 students and executives representing over 100 nationalities study at RSM, making it one of the largest and most diverse business schools in Europe. More than 29,000 of our alumni work in around 100 countries, influencing business practice and policy worldwide.

The RSM International Full-Time MBA is consistently ranked amongst the Top 10 in Europe, and is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB. Our leading MBA programmes produce 'big picture' thinkers who are able to lead in a global business environment, now and in the future.

International Full-time MBA
Increase your career opportunities worldwide with RSM's International Full-time MBA. The English-language programme delves deep into the most relevant environmental, societal and governance issues, based on ground-breaking management research. Starting each January, it provides you with functional strengths in international finance, consulting, strategy and marketing. You will emerge with the skills to think critically, creatively and analytically about the most defining issues in global business, while learning from world-class faculty and multinational corporate managers.

Executive MBA (EMBA)
Boost your corporate value. Benefit from the academic rigour of a general management programme with an emphasis on examining the key drivers that transform our fast-moving business environment. RSM's part-time Executive MBA programme is designed for working professionals aiming to further develop their cross-functional capabilities and improve their business skills. You have the opportunity to explore topics such as strategy, marketing, finance and information technology. Classes are twice a month on Friday evenings and Saturdays, enabling you to put your newly acquired skills into practice immediately. The 22-month programme commences each February and includes study trips abroad to RSM's leading partner business schools.

Global Executive OneMBA (modular)
The Global Executive OneMBA programme is a collaborative partnership of five top-ranked business schools, distinguished by its span of business cultures in Asia, Europe and the Americas. The programme offers you a unique combination of best practices and an international education through a globally relevant, yet locally sensitive curriculum. The 21 month modular executive MBA programme starts each September. It's designed for executives with extensive managerial experience aiming to accelerate their careers in a global setting.

Programme Info

Type of Course:

  • International Full-time MBA programme (1)
  • Executive MBA (part-time) programme (2)
  • Global Executive OneMBA programme (3)
Accreditation: AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB

  • 1st on Sustainability - Europe - BusinessWeek
  • 2nd on Faculty Research - Beyond Grey Pinstripes
  • 7th on Diversity - BusinessWeek
  • 10th in Europe- Financial Times
Starting Dates:

  • January 2016 (1)
  • February 2016 (2)
  • September 2015 (3)
Length of Course:

  • 12 months (1)
  • 22 months (2)
  • 21 months (3)
Application Deadlines:

  • 2 November 2015 (1)
  • 7 December 2015 (2)
  • 31 August 2015 (3)

Student Body

Ratio of applicants to places: 4:1
Number of nationalities: 40

  • Western Europe 22%
  • Central and Eastern Europe 7%
  • North America 9%
  • South America 11%
  • Asia 19%
  • South Asia 22%
  • Africa & Middle East 3%
  • Oceania 6%
Men: 67%
Women: 33%
Age Range: from 26 to 49
Average Age: 29
Degree Background:

  • Economics & Business 41%
  • Engineering 36%
  • Humanities 2%
  • Law 2%
  • Science/Medicine 10%
  • Others 9%
Length of Work Experience: 6 years

  • 3 years 3%
  • 3-6 years 51%
  • +6 years 46%


Three years of Post-graduate Work experience (min.)
TOEFL: optional
Language fluency: English


Application fees:€50 (Full-time), €50 (EMBA), $100(OneMBA)
Tuition fees:€ 44,500 (1); € 47,000 (2); €59,500 (3);
Estimate for accommodation/living costs,
€1500 per month




Address: Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
J Building, 3062 PA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 10 408 2222
Fax: +31 10 452 9509
Dean: Prof. Steef van de Velde
Dean of Education: Eric Waarts 
MBA admissions director: Maryke Luijendijk-Steenkamp
Anke van der Cammen, Marketing & Admissions Manager International Full Time MBA 
Vasileios Zaravellas, Marketing & Admissions Manager Executive MBA
Tinka Broeders, Marketing & Admissions Manager Global Executive OneMBA

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