Rotterdam School of Management
(Erasmus University)


  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Length: 1 years
  • Program Cost: £64,000
  • Average GMAT score: 640
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Average Work Experience: 7 years


  • #63 Financial Times 2023 MBA Ranking
  • #30 QS Global MBA Rankings 2023

Employment Reports (2022)

  • Accepted an Offer: 93%
  • Median Salary: $73,481


  • Total Enrollment: 152
  • International students: 99%
  • Women: 44%
  • Average Age: 30


With its mission to be a force for positive change in the world, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has firmly established its reputation over almost 50 years as one of Europe’s most international and innovative business schools. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Their first-class portfolio of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programs encourage people to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.


  • Round 1: February 7th, 2023
  • Round 2: April 4th, 2023
  • Round 3: June 6th, 2023
  • Round 4: August 1th, 2023



Applicants to the Rotterdam School of Management’s International Full-time MBA programme are required to provide official transcripts from their college or university as part of the application process. These transcripts serve as a comprehensive record of the applicant’s academic achievements and are crucial for the admissions evaluation.


Prospective candidates are required to submit a satisfactory GMAT, GRE, or BAT (Business Admissions Test) result. The school has specific codes for GMAT (QK8-CX-30) and GRE (0798). These standardized test scores are essential for assessing the applicant’s quantitative, analytical, and verbal skills.

Foreign Language Requirement

While not explicitly stated, a strong command of English is essential for international applicants. Although an English proficiency certificate may be requested by the Admissions Committee, demonstrating proficiency in English is fundamental due to the language of instruction being English in the program.

2 Recommendations

Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to their qualifications and potential.


Candidates who meet the initial criteria may be invited for an admissions interview. This interview is a vital step in the selection process, allowing the admissions team to assess the candidate’s interpersonal skills, motivations, and fit for the program.

Application Fee

To complete the application process, applicants are required to pay a €100 application fee.


With a diverse campus community, you will have access to an energetic, enriching life beyond the classroom. Capitalise on activities and networking opportunities hosted by the Student Association and student clubs. When you are not studying, enjoy exploring your new environment. From restaurants and museums to music and nightlife, there is always something to do and see in Rotterdam and the Netherlands. Cultural liberalism, tolerance and a curiosity about the world: these qualities are rooted in in the Netherlands history, culture and societal DNA.



The International Full-time MBA at RSM builds the critical-thinking, problem-solving, leadership and communication skills students need to launch and sustain a world-class career in business. In any sector, in any management role, anywhere in the world.

Over 12 insightful and immersive months, students will discover the bigger picture: the dynamics of management, of organizations, of leadership, of global business. And what impact this has on our world. Students will build the rock-solid understanding, the broadened perspective, the integrative leadership mindset and the multicultural sensitivities needed to align people, functions and strategy.

Term Description

The Program duration is 1 year, divided in 4 terms., throughout which students will learn Ffoundations of management and practice management. The program also includes living management project, skills bootcamp, and advanced career integrations, aside MBA electives and international exchange opportunities. Throughout the whole program, students will go through Personal Leadership Development.

Grading system

The grading system at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, is based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Grades are typically awarded on a scale from A (Excellent) to F (Fail), with B being Very Good, C being Good, D being Satisfactory, and E being Sufficient. For the most accurate and current information, it’s best to refer to the university’s official website or contact the admissions office directly.


Fall Semester

  • Quantitive Platform for Business
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Financial Management
  • Management Science
  • Sustainability
  • Financial Management 2
  • Strategic Management
  • Managerial Accounting

Spring Semester

  • Advanced Finance
  • Advanced Marketing
  • Advanced Strategy
  • Advanced Supply Chain Management

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