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I have benefitted immensely from the forum over past few months running up-to my admission to the program. I would like to return the favor. So ask me regarding the program and I will try my best. Just to be clear if you want official confirmation on any issues please contact the school directly. Needless to say, I will be giving my personal opinion and it may or may not reflect school's.
I have benefitted immensely from the forum over past few months running up-to my admission to the program. I would like to return the favor. So ask me regarding the program and I will try my best. Just to be clear if you want official confirmation on any issues please contact the school directly. Needless to say, I will be giving my personal opinion and it may or may not reflect school's.
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mcgr
I understand from your previous posts that you decided to focus on learning German rather than Dutch? Are you still happy with that decision? Do you feel that your lack of Dutch has been a hindrance at all, either in the program or in living in Rotterdam?
I understand from your previous posts that you decided to focus on learning German rather than Dutch? Are you still happy with that decision? Do you feel that your lack of Dutch has been a hindrance at all, either in the program or in living in Rotterdam?
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Hi Mcgr,

Whatever language courses I did those were before joining the programme and coming to the country. So yes I did German A1 and Dutch A1.

Am I happy with the decision? --- I learned couple of new language. So yes.

Do you feel that your lack of Dutch has been a hindrance at all, either in the program or in living in Rotterdam? --- not at all. The program is in English and 98% international. Job opportunities are plenty for English speaking only. People in general speaks fluent English so quality of life in that sense has been great so far.
Hi Mcgr,

Whatever language courses I did those were before joining the programme and coming to the country. So yes I did German A1 and Dutch A1.

Am I happy with the decision? --- I learned couple of new language. So yes.

Do you feel that your lack of Dutch has been a hindrance at all, either in the program or in living in Rotterdam? --- not at all. The program is in English and 98% international. Job opportunities are plenty for English speaking only. People in general speaks fluent English so quality of life in that sense has been great so far.
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mcgr
Thanks Kaushik, I hadn't realized you had decided to do the A1 Dutch as well as the German, but it is good to know that there are opportunities for English only speakers. I think it is probably a fairly low probability that I'll want to settle in the Netherlands after completing school, but it is good to have options.
Thanks Kaushik, I hadn't realized you had decided to do the A1 Dutch as well as the German, but it is good to know that there are opportunities for English only speakers. I think it is probably a fairly low probability that I'll want to settle in the Netherlands after completing school, but it is good to have options.
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Hi Kaushik!
Great to find you here! I am currently applying to RSM and I got invited for an interview.

Could you please share with me some insights about the interview, how it goes, what to expect?
Another question - is there any way to find complete list of courses, including electives, preferable with professors teaching them? For MSc programs this is often open information, but I found no such thing on RSM site. Is it some sort of secret?
Also, how do you find job opportunitites for non-EU grads? Did many of your class mates managed to stay in NL/Europe?
Hi Kaushik!
Great to find you here! I am currently applying to RSM and I got invited for an interview.

Could you please share with me some insights about the interview, how it goes, what to expect?
Another question - is there any way to find complete list of courses, including electives, preferable with professors teaching them? For MSc programs this is often open information, but I found no such thing on RSM site. Is it some sort of secret?
Also, how do you find job opportunitites for non-EU grads? Did many of your class mates managed to stay in NL/Europe?
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Hi Tatiana,

Interviewers looks at your clarity of thought and how coherent / logical you are while expressing your rational for the decision to apply. Be clear about what you want to get out of the program. Relate your career progression with the next steps you plan and how MBA helps. Interviewers are really kind and interested to know about you.

Last time I was in the application process, the course list was there. Please ask the school. I don't think there is anything to hide. It's pretty standard with Quant heavy term 1 and strategy heavy term 2. Mind you it's the whole range of it marketing to ops.


Most of my classmates are here in NL. It is easier to land a job if you are focused in the right way. The job prospects are quite good at this moment in general.
Hi Tatiana,

Interviewers looks at your clarity of thought and how coherent / logical you are while expressing your rational for the decision to apply. Be clear about what you want to get out of the program. Relate your career progression with the next steps you plan and how MBA helps. Interviewers are really kind and interested to know about you.

Last time I was in the application process, the course list was there. Please ask the school. I don't think there is anything to hide. It's pretty standard with Quant heavy term 1 and strategy heavy term 2. Mind you it's the whole range of it marketing to ops.


Most of my classmates are here in NL. It is easier to land a job if you are focused in the right way. The job prospects are quite good at this moment in general.

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Hi Kaushik!

Thanks a lot for reply. I will keep your advice in mind.

COuld you please elaborate a bit on that point:

Hi Tatiana,

It is easier to land a job if you are focused in the right way.



What does it mean to be focused in the right way? Besides learning Dutch, already on it.
Hi Kaushik!

Thanks a lot for reply. I will keep your advice in mind.

COuld you please elaborate a bit on that point:

[quote]Hi Tatiana,

It is easier to land a job if you are focused in the right way.

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What does it mean to be focused in the right way? Besides learning Dutch, already on it.
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