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InterviewRead the Second Part of the Interview (RSM MBA - Post-MBA Opportunities, Brexit and Visa Rules) with the RSM MBA Director of MBA, Marketing & Admissions – Brandon Kirby.

In the third part of the interview, Brandon highlights the funding options available for RSM International MBA applicants and the entry criteria for the Full-time MBA program. 

What are the entry criteria for the RSM Full-time MBA program?

We require the GMAT for all incoming candidates. Our average varies class-to-class, but is generally around 650.
We do look for strong undergraduate GPA, especially in quant-based courses. However, poor undergraduate grades don’t immediately lead to a rejection. During the admissions process, we develop a great relationship with candidates, so we can have an in-depth conversation to address low grades.

The Dutch government requires an English proficiency test for all Chinese candidates as part of the visa application process. Otherwise, we do not require an English test, but if the admissions team feels that language is...


RSM MBA Curriculum -<br />
InterviewRead the First Part of the Interview (RSM MBA - Curriculum, Misconception & Sustainability) with the RSM MBA Director of MBA, Marketing & Admissions – Brandon Kirby.

In the second part of the interview, Brandon shares the latest placement trends for RSM International MBA,  opens up about the impact of Brexit on post-MBA opportunities and sheds light on the visa rules for International students during the job search.

With a 97% International class, the logical question would be about the post-MBA placement trends. Can you share the latest trends?

The most popular job functions are finance/accounting, consulting, and sales/marketing. As for industries, we see our graduates take positions in a variety of places, but consumer products, financial services, and technology, seem to be popular this year.

Last year was an interesting year for compensation, as both Brexit and Trump seemed to have an effect on salaries and signing bonuses. Our job placement remained strong, with nearly 90% had accepted a job either before graduation or within three...


RSM MBA Curriculum - InterviewAtul Jose, the Editor of F1GMAT interviewed Brandon Kirby, Director of MBA Marketing and Admissions at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University to learn about the RSM Full-time MBA Curriculum and the experiential learning opportunities the course offers.

In the first part of the interview, Brandon shares the biggest misconception about RSM, and how Netherlands’ position as a leader in Sustainability has helped the school integrate Business with Sustainability throughout the curriculum.

What is the biggest misconception about The Rotterdam International MBA program?

I joke with candidates that RSM is the top ten ranked European business school you have not heard of. The Dutch are very humble in that regard.

One of the biggest misconceptions would be that most of our students are Dutch or that you need to speak Dutch to settle/work in the Netherlands. Both are untrue.

Our class is over 95% international every year – a fact that is surprising to many people. Because of this, the classroom environment...


F1GMAT: What are curriculum changes that we have seen in 2013. Will there be more changes in 2014?

RSM MBA Director of Marketing and Admissions, Maryke Luijendijk-Steenkamp reveals some interesting changes in RSM MBA Curriculum in the coming year.

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Length: 2 Minutes and 46 Seconds



Key Takeaways

• Research International Projects include more options
• New Study Trip to China
• Personalize Learning
• Alumni Mentorship Program
• Internship Optional

Learn more about RSM International MBA

 


F1GMAT: What are the visa rules for MBA Students in Netherlands?

RSM MBA Director of Marketing and Admissions, Maryke Luijendijk-Steenkamp explains the unique visa rules available only to MBA students in Netherlands.

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Length: 2 Minutes and 24 Seconds




Key Takeaways

• Search Visa for 1-Year after the MBA Program
• Weigh in different options before accepting a Job offer

Learn more about RSM International MBA



F1GMAT: Do International RSM MBA students face any language barriers while searching for a job in Netherlands and Europe?

RSM MBA Director of Marketing and Admissions, Maryke Luijendijk-Steenkamp explains the class composition of the MBA Class and the job trends seen in recent years.

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Length: 2 Minutes and 56 Seconds




Key Takeaways

• 3-5% RSM MBA Class are Dutch Nationals
• Recruiters have a clear idea of the Class profile
• Recruiters prefer students with International outlook
• Recruiting local or international student depends on the job function
• Most Dutch are bi-lingual and open to foreigners



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F1GMAT:
With a challenging economy in US and Europe, how does RSM MBA Career Service team adapt to the change? Is there any process that the team follows?

RSM MBA Director of Marketing and Admissions, Maryke Luijendijk-Steenkamp explains how the Career Service team is structured and how they enable job search efficiently.

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Length: 3 Minutes and 47 Seconds




Key Takeaways


  • RSM MBA Career Service team is divided based on job functions
  • Importance of Alumni Network
  • How Career Service team prepares students according to industry and location.
  • How close communication with employers help the team get vital information
  • RSM is collaborating with LBS and Insead for Career Fairs in London

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