History of RSM:
Over the past 40 years, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University has firmly established its reputation as one of Europe’s leading business schools.
Long before ‘global’ became an important descriptor for business education, RSM’s students, faculty and staff were already reflecting the diversity of the globalising world.
Just like the Netherlands, one of the world's renowned international trading nations, RSM has continued to expand and internationalise, cementing its status as one of Europe’s most international and innovative business schools.
The Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is the graduate school of business at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world, the RSM is renowned for its international character and innovative approach. The RSM portfolio of programs include the International Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA), Global Executive OneMBA, Master in Financial Management (MFM) programme and an extensive array of open-enrollment and tailor-made Executive Education programs.
Full-time MBA Programme
The one year International Full-time MBA Programme, starting in January every year, provides you with functional strengths in international finance, consulting, strategy and marketing. Participants emerge with the skills to think critically, creatively and analytically about the most defining issues in global business. They are taught by top-rated faculty, mentors and multinational corporate managers in one of most diverse classes of any MBA programme.
Related: RSM International Full-time MBA Brochure
Executive MBA Programme (EMBA)
The two year part-time weekend Executive MBA Programme, which begins in January every year, is designed for working professionals aiming to further develop their cross-functional capabilities and improve their business skills. Classes are held on Friday evenings and Saturdays every other week and include study trips abroad to leading partner business schools. Elective courses offer the unique possibility of the look in-depth in strategy, marketing, finance and information technology. Candidates will benefit from the academic rigor of a general management programme with an emphasis on examining the key drivers that transform our fast-moving business environment.
Global Executive OneMBA Programme (modular)
The Global Executive OneMBA Program is a 21-month modular executive MBA Program at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), starting in September every year. The program is designed for executives with extensive managerial experience aiming to accelerate their careers in a global setting. The OneMBA is a collaborative partnership of five top-ranked business schools, distinguished by its span of business cultures in Asia, Europe and North and South America. The program offers a unique combination of the best practices to an international education through a globally relevant, yet locally sensitive curriculum.
The Master in Financial Management (MFM) Program prepares young professionals for international finance careers. Taking a decision-oriented approach, the comprehensive curriculum design ensures that theoretical insights are grounded in practical application. Courses focus on three main streams: financial markets, corporate finance and financial services. The MFM Program starts in January. During this programme, students develop international orientation, solid financial knowledge and personal management skills.
RSM Application Process
The RSM welcomes applications from outstanding men and women whose intellectual ability, management potential, and personal qualities indicate that they will benefit from and contribute to the learning environment. For the International Full-time MBA the eligibility requirements include a recognized university degree, GMAT, two letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional), minimum three years of work experience, proficiency in English, and a personal interview conducted by staff/faculty member or one of RSM alumni in the applicant's country of residence.
The admissions process is rolling.
1) Consistently ranked amongst Europe’s top business schools
2) RSM is amongst the 1% of business schools worldwide that hold triple accreditation by all three of the world’s accreditation bodies – EQUIS, AMBA and the AACSB.
3) Offers premium academic quality, taught by an international cohort of top faculty
4) RSM has demonstrated significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into the MBA programme
5) According to Aspen Institute’s 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes - RSM ranks 1st in Europe and 7th in the world.
6) The RSM MBA focuses on preparing students for a new kind of leadership – one that demands much more than a focus on short-term profitability and success in local markets.
7) 19,000 alumni in 80 countries: a broad network for RSM MBA graduates
Interview with RSM MBA Admissions Officer
F1GMAT: What is the biggest misconception about RSM MBA programmes
Maryke: Some candidates have the notion that Dutch language proficiency is required for study at RSM and for post-MBA career placements. However, the programme is fully taught in English and our graduates are successfully placed with English as main language of instruction.
Candidates sometimes also have the notion that the RSM MBA will only enable career placement within Europe. Placement in Europe is, of course, possible through the RSM MBA but we do place a large percentage of our students in other parts of the world as well.
F1GMAT: RSM Full-time MBA programme has a predominant international representation. What attracts these students to the MBA programmes
Maryke: Our international participants choose RSM to ensure that they are part of a class that is representative of the global business landscape and that they receive a globally recognized and accredited MBA degree that will allow them to be internationally mobile. Development of intercultural skills and competencies ensure that our MBA graduates can excel as leaders in the world economies.
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RSM MBA Admissions Interview