Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)

Bayle-building / MBA Admissions Office
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

International MBA facts

  • Tuition 47,000

  • Duration 12 months

  • Class Size 106

  • Women 37%

  • Intakes January

  • Int'l Students 97%

  • Average GMAT 640

  • Avg. Work Exp. 6.0 yrs

  • Top Placement Industries *

    Technology (19%)

    Financial Services (15%)

    Consulting (11%)

    Manufacturing (8%)

    Retail & Consumer Goods (7%)

  • Ranked 37 FT Global MBA 2018
    29 BW Non-US 2017
    35 FT EMBA 2017
    91 Economist MBA 2017

  • Listed in Top Schools for Sustainability
    Top Schools for Operations

  • Accreditations AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS

Full Profile

The Program

International full-time MBA (1)

Our International Full-time MBA starts in January, and features in-depth analysis of all the issues you’ll need for a successful career. Within 12 months, 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) (2)

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

Global Executive OneMBA (modular) (3)

If you’re already on the executive ladder, you don’t have to climb down to advance your education. Our part-time Global Executive OneMBA programme 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 programme.

The University

Welcome to Rotterdam. Our storied city is home to the first Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences as well as the first skyscraper. In Rotterdam, we have a history of innovation that’s fueled by the prestigious Erasmus University and its world-renown business school, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM).

Erasmus University is known globally for its programs in medicine, economics, law and business. 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 30,000 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.

The Faculty

  • Outstanding and global faculty
  • Leaders from business and government
  • Mentoring by an industry leader
  • Alumni Mentorship Programme

Entry Requirements

International Full-time MBA

  • 3 years' post-graduate work experience
  • a university degree (Bachelor, Masters, PhD) or equivalent, together with a valid GMAT/GRE report*
  • the ability to interact and work with people from significantly diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • English proficiency: strong knowledge of English. A TOEFL, IELTS or PTE is not required unless specifically requested by the Admissions Committee during the admissions process
  • leadership potential, strong communication skills, drive, maturity, creativity, adaptability, independence and self-confidence.

* RSM conducts an in-house business case assessment in lieu of the GMAT/GRE. Contact the admissions office if you wish to be considered. The GMAT/GRE can be waived for PhD graduates.

Executive MBA

  • 4 years' post-graduate work experience
  • a university degree (Bachelor, Masters, PhD) or equivalent*
  • the ability to interact and work with people from significantly diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • English proficiency: strong knowledge of English
  • leadership potential, strong communication skills, drive, maturity, creativity, adaptability, independence and self-confidence

*The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request applicants to the Executive MBA programme to take a GMAT test as part of the evaluation process, if deemed necessary.

Global Executive OneMBA

  • 6 years' post-graduate work experience
  • a university degree (Bachelor, Masters, PhD) or equivalent
  • the ability to interact and work with people from significantly diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • English proficiency: strong knowledge of English
  • leadership potential, strong communication skills, drive

Application Procedure

Full-time MBA:

You can submit your MBA application (for the Full-time MBA programme starting in January 2018) 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:
Monday, 24 April
Monday, 26 June
Monday, 21 August
Monday, 16 October
Monday, 13 November

Executive MBA, enrolling admissions

Global Executive OneMBA, enrolling admissions

Tuition and Fees


47,000 euro (1)

49,000 euro (2)

62,000 euro (3)

Financial Aid



For all admitted students, we offer basic apartment options in a range of styles and sizes. Some apartments with shared common areas—such as kitchens and showers—are designated for couples, small families, single tenants, or students who want to minimize costs. Contact our staff at the RSM Housing Office and we’ll help find the perfect apartment for your needs.

Student Life

Becoming a global leader demands more than learning in a classroom. That’s why our MBA students have tons of opportunities to get out, explore the social scene, and network with their peers and colleagues. Most activities are sponsored by either the Student Association or student clubs. But everyone is encouraged to pursue experiences that they enjoy and that contribute to their personal growth.

Programs at RSM Rotterdam


12 months
Application Deadlines
October 16, 2017
November 13, 2017

Executive MBA

22 months
  • Classes held on alternating weekends.
  • One-week long international trip.
Application Deadlines
December 11, 2017
21 months
  • The program includes four week-long global residencies held in Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
Application Deadlines
September 3, 2018
24 months
  • Jointly run by University of Cologne Executive School and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
  • Classes usually take place in Cologne on every two weekends. One residency week as well as at least one elective course takes place in Rotterdam.
  • Two study trips to locations such as China, England, Italy, Costa Rica or USA.
  • Applicants who submit before February 28th, 2018, will receive and Early Bird discount of 3,000 Euro. Those who apply before May 31st, 2018, are eligible for a reduction of 2,000 Euro.
Application Deadlines
February 28, 2018
May 31, 2018
August 6, 2018
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