The Business School that Lives and Thinks in the Future

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
The Netherlands
European MBA

In addition to RSM, it hosts institutes including the Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus MC University Medical Centre.

The Business School

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)

Discover the latest business insights from the leading minds that produce them. Learn about people from around the world by sitting right next to them in class. And build meaningful connections from more than 29,000 respected business alumni worldwide. RSM is consistently one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. That’s because our students get exactly what they need to move their careers to the global level.

To us, succeeding in business takes more than knowing business principles. It’s about having a global perspective, an innovative mindset, a critical eye, and a focus on collaboration and sustainability.

These are time-honored Dutch values that shine through in the people, place, and culture at Rotterdam School of Management. These values have kept our faculty and our MBA graduates ahead of trends, market shifts, and the business landscape for decades. And today, they’re driving personal and professional success in Europe and around the world.

So if you want to succeed in business, get to Rotterdam. With an MBA from RSM at Erasmus University, you’ll drive your career further than you’ve ever imagined.

Personal Leadership Development

All of RSM’s English-language MBA programs are built on the revolutionary Personal Leadership Development Program. Based on RSM’s groundbreaking research, PLD explores the fundamental drivers of human behavior and teaches you the thought processes behind smart decision-making.

The programmes

International Full-time MBA

Our international full-time MBA starts in January, and features in-depth analysis of all the issues you’ll need for a successful career. Get to know the latest management research from the minds that actually produce it. And along the way, gain functional skills in international finance, consulting, strategy, and marketing to round out your resume.

Part-Time Executive MBA (EMBA)

Our 22-month Part-Time Executive MBA Program allows you to keep moving forward in your current career while earning the same acclaimed training as our International Full-time MBA programs. Adapted to fit the demanding schedules of working executives like you, this program offers growth and continued development for effective business professionals, now and in the future.

Global Executive OneMBA (modular)

If you’re already on the executive ladder, you don’t have to climb down to advance your education. Our Global Executive OneMBA Program is a collaborative partnership of five top-ranked business schools in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Accelerate your career by learning best practices and new management concepts in this global—yet locally sensitive—executive program.

The Faculty

Outstanding and global faculty

Leaders from business and government

Mentoring by an industry leader

Alumni Mentorship Programme








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 

Starting Dates:







  • January 2017 (1)
  • February 2017 (2)
  • September 2016 (3)

Length of Course:







  • 12 months (1)
  • 22 months (2)
  • 21 months (3)
  Application Deadlines:               (1) You can submit your Full-time MBA application at any time during the year. Interviews and evaluations take place in rounds.  

If you wish to be eligible for an interview round, you would need to submit your application by one of the dates below:

  •  24 April
  •  26 June
  •  21 August
  •  16 October
  •  13 November

Student Body


Ratio of applicants to places: 4:1

Number of nationalities: 40







  • Western Europe 20%
  • Central and Eastern Europe 5%
  • North America 7%
  • South America 18%
  • Asia 19%
  • South Asia 18%
  • Africa & Middle East 6%
  • Australasia 7%

Men: 63%

Women: 37%

Age Range: from 26 to 49

Average Age: 29

Degree Background:







  • Economics & Business 37%
  • Engineering 37%
  • Humanities & Art 9%
  • Law 3%
  • Marketing & Sales 1%
  • Science/Medicine 12%
  • Other 1%

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:€100 (Full-time), €100 (EMBA), $100(OneMBA)

Tuition fees:€ 47,000 (Full-time); € 49,500 (EMBA); €62,000 (Global OneMBA);

Estimate for accommodation/living costs,

insurance:€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

Courtney Stankey and Carrie Fok, 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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