Rotterdam School of Management

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Courses we support

Global Executive MBA

About the school

Established in 1970, the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, has evolved into a premier institution and stands as a hallmark of global business education. Over the years, it has flourished into one of Europe's most accomplished and internationally acclaimed business schools.

Rotterdam School of Management currently offers 19 pre-and post-experience master's programmes, 4 MBA programmes (including the 2016 launch of the Cologne-Rotterdam Executive MBA), an Executive MBA programme, various executive education options, as well as part-time and full-time PhD programmes. The MSc in International Management programme at the Rotterdam School of Management is also highly ranked. It is currently placed third in the world by the Financial Times.

Housed in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands, RSM offers an enriching experience to its students. Rotterdam ranks high among European cities, with 97% of our International full-time MBA students originating outside the Netherlands. It is considered a hub of cultural diversity, providing opportunities to connect with people worldwide.

Where is the school located?

Life at Rotterdam School of Management

Maintaining a balance between a fulfilling quality of life and the educational journey is a priority at Erasmus University - Rotterdam School of Management. The campus community offers students an array of experiences that extend beyond the classroom. These experiences include engaging activities and valuable networking opportunities organised by the Student Association and various clubs like the Strategy & Consulting Club, Finance & Banking Club, Mindfulness Club, and Inclusive Leadership Club.

The Rotterdam School of Management offers several on-campus and off-campus accommodations. Xior provides student housing for the students. Xior presents 280 single-occupancy studio apartments distributed across 8 floors. Each apartment has its own private bathroom, WC, and kitchenette facilities, offering students a comfortable and self-contained living environment. Their Housing Support Office is committed to connecting students with suitable off-campus housing options.

Beyond academic pursuits, students can immerse themselves in the vibrant campus culture by visiting the food court or Erasmus Food Plaza for coffee breaks, attending captivating theatre events, or simply enjoying the company of peers at Café In de Smitse. The school also offers comprehensive career and academic support to its students. From assisting with the intricacies of obtaining visas to helping find suitable places to call home, Rotterdam School of Management is dedicated to simplifying the process of admission for international students.

The campus sports centre also caters to various interests with fitness classes, dance sessions, spinning workouts, squash games, tennis matches, and more. RSM's Woudestein campus boasts excellent connectivity to the city centre, accessible within a convenient 15-minute bike ride or a 20-minute tram journey.

Additional benefits of studying at Rotterdam School of Management

For graduate students, there are several available study spaces across the campus at Erasmus University. These study places are in the Polak Building, the Sanders Building, and the University Library. The MyEUR service offers an up-to-date overview of all study locations on campus for students to access.

A master's degree from the Rotterdam School of Management includes committing to life-long learning and membership in the extensive alumni network of thousands of individuals in more than 110 countries. This global network organises activities and events worldwide, fostering connections among alumni and a multitude of great opportunities.

The Woudestein campus at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is being renovated, transforming it into a modern campus with a thriving cultural hub and sustainable features like intelligent cooling, heating, and lighting powered by renewable energy sources. The campus also provides expanded student accommodation, extra lecture halls, increased study spaces, and many more improved facilities.

Rotterdam campus



City Population

1.02 million


Northwestern Europe


July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 84°F (29°C), and the coldest month is January at 39°F (4°C).

Nearest Airport

Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM / EHRD), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS / EHAM)

Time Zone

Central European Summer Time Zone (GMT+2)

Fast facts

  • International Partner Schools: 150+
  • Active Alumni Worldwide: 45000+
  • 250 Senior Researchers and 150 PhD Students
  • Among the 1% of Schools Worldwide with Triple Crown Accreditation
  • 35 Research Centres and Initiatives

Admissions criteria

Admission criteria can vary for different courses. Generally, applications require the following to secure admission at the Erasmus University - Rotterdam School of Management:

  • Complete online application form
  • A personal statement/essay written by the applicant
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript and copy of student’s diploma or degree from their college or university
  • A graduate admissions test result (GMAT or GRE), if requested:
    • GMAT: Minimum score of 600
    • GRE: Above average score in their own country/university
  • Alternative to GMAT/GRE score is the the BAT (RSM Business Admissions Test), a two-hour online test
  • Proof of proficiency in English for international students
    • IELTS: Minimum overall score of 7.0 and minimum sub scores of 6.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) and TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition: Minimum overall score 95 with minimum sub scores of 22 for reading, listening, 23 for speaking and 24 for writing

  • Resume/CV, if requested

  • Minimum scores/GPA

  • Copy of applicant's passport

  • Other estimated costs for students The following information is just to give the applicants an idea of the expenditures they may incur once admitted to the college:

  • Health service/health insurance

  • Living costs

  • Housing

Applicants must further inquire about specific requirements or information needed for the application on the official school website.

Job placements

Erasmus University - Rotterdam School of Management uses its expertise in the labour market and personal and professional growth to equip students for a successful career journey. Their career support provides an array of services and resources, including:

  • Career Builder: It consists of modules like CV optimisation, cover letter writing, LinkedIn optimisation, and interview skills

  • CareerSet: The platform helps students enhance their CV and receive expert feedback

  • RSM Career Portal: Allows students to discover job prospects and showcase their CVs to recruiters. It also offers students relevant workshops and other activities

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Source: Erasmus University - Rotterdam School of Management

Last updated: 02 Nov 2023

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