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 our host country, one of the world's most 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.

RSM offers a distinctive intellectual culture. We believe that leadership can be taught through a combination of an intellectual and practical challenge. We believe that the difficulties encountered working in diverse teams foster creative new approaches in business. We enjoy a reciprocal, supportive relationship with multinational companies. And we encourage a flexible, broad and sometimes iconoclastic mindset in matters of business practice and research.

This distinct approach has helped RSM to establish a portfolio of top-ranked programmes, as well as one of the world’s largest and most prolific management faculties.

RSM Approach

At RSM, leadership development is about the realisation of intellectual and personal potential. Here, you will be intellectually challenged by the highest-level academic content and under the direction of the sharpest business thinkers: faculty who draw on years of experience working for organisations as well as insights from their own research. You will challenge us: questioning facts as they are presented and critically-assessing assumptions. And you will challenge yourself: confronting your limitations, pushing past boundaries, discovering what really drives your behaviour and that of others.

Developing the skills to be able to turn leading ideas into outstanding results in business, requires action. All programmes provide students with scope to act on their ideas in real or simulated business environments, from company associateships and internships to actual consultancy projects, international travel and participation in clubs and student-managed conferences.

At RSM, diversity is not only valued, it is encouraged and developed. In a uniquely open and cooperative environment, you will find the space to explore new ways of thinking, the inspiration to challenge ideas, and ultimately, the scope to develop your own potential as a future leader in business.

Facts & Figures

As one of Europe’s largest international business schools, RSM reaches an expansive international audience of future and current leaders through its portfolio of programmes, services and academic activities.

Staff and faculty bring constant new innovations to both business education and knowledge creation in line with our institutional mission:

RSM mission

At RSM, we are proud to claim:

  • More than 40 years of experience in business and management education
  • One of Europe’s top 3 research facilities
  • A consistent ranking amongst Europe’s top-tier business schools
  • A place among the 1% of schools worldwide with Triple Crown accreditation
  • The education of over 1200 executives every year
  • 7,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • 29,000+ alumni active worldwide
  • One of the world’s largest and most cited business school faculty: 250 senior researchers and 100 PhD students
  • 30 research centres and initiatives
  • 100+ partner schools

Programs taught in:
English
Dutch

This school also offers:

MSc

Rotterdam School of Management | Erasmus University

A management perspective on financial decision-making. The MSc Finance & Investments deals with qualitative and quantitative financial decision-making from the perspe ... [+]

Why MSc Finance & Investments?

A management perspective on financial decision-making. The MSc Finance & Investments deals with qualitative and quantitative financial decision-making from the perspective of companies, investors and individuals. You will gain state-of-the-art knowledge, insights and skills essential for a successful career in a financial position. The research-driven programme is based on the latest theories and applications.

Who is this programme for?

For recent bachelor graduates in business, economics, finance or accounting, this one-year (12 month) full-time MSc qualification in Finance and Investments deals with financial decision-making from a management perspective.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
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12 months
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Rotterdam School of Management | Erasmus University

In the MSc Global Business & Sustainability, you will focus on business strategies and responsibilities in the face of global economic, social and environmental chall ... [+]

Programme description

In the MSc Global Business & Sustainability, you will focus on business strategies and responsibilities in the face of global economic, social and environmental challenges. It examines how business leaders manage sustainability threats, and how new market opportunities are pursued through sustainable value creation.

The MSc Global Business & Sustainability investigates complex sustainability challenges in a broad, integrated and holistic manner addressing the multiple perspectives of companies, governments and NGOs. It teaches you cutting-edge advancements in the theory and practice of sustainable business and challenges you to formulate your own ideas and propose solutions for transformative change toward more sustainable societies. ... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
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Rotterdam School of Management | Erasmus University

The MSc International Management/CEMS brings you two degrees in one world-class 18-month programme through RSM’s partnership with the global CEMS organisation. It offers ... [+]

Why CEMS?

The MSc International Management/CEMS brings you two degrees in one world-class 18-month programme through RSM’s partnership with the global CEMS organisation. It offers an unrivalled start to your career thanks to high-quality international teaching and superb networking prospects. You can specialize through careful selection of courses and your thesis topic, or choose a track of more general management studies.

CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education, is a strategic alliance of top business schools and leading multinational organisations: over 30 world-class academic institutions around the world collaborate with over 70 corporate partners and 5 NGOs to offer international students a unique blend of high-quality education and professional experience.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Rotterdam School of Management | Erasmus University

The MSc Management of Innovation is dedicated to the integrated and dynamic field of innovation. You will investigate innovation management through a unique blend of theo ... [+]

Programme description

The MSc Management of Innovation is dedicated to the integrated and dynamic field of innovation. You will investigate innovation management through a unique blend of theoretical perspectives, case analyses, and practical experiences. As an innovation leader, you will be able to generate and sense creative ideas, implement those ideas, and transform organisations, markets and business ecosystems.

Alter your way of thinking towards a mindset of innovation through this programme. You will develop skills to spread this mindset through organisations, learn to overcome resistance, negotiate, and execute innovation. You will investigate innovation challenges with classmates, faculty members and representatives from companies. As part of the individual and team assignments, you will regularly present and carry out your findings in class or on-site at participating companies.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Rotterdam School of Management | Erasmus University

The MSc Strategic Management programme is uniquely geared to help you develop for positions as general manager or strategy consultant. Focusing on the bigger strategic de ... [+]

Why Strategic Management?

The MSc Strategic Management programme is uniquely geared to help you develop for positions as general manager or strategy consultant. Focusing on the bigger strategic decisions, you will learn to think like a business leader in your career at large multinational and major consulting firms.

You will explore how to approach complex strategic decisions, to analyse the facts, and to develop and evaluate strategic options. You will also learn how to make and implement strategic decisions.

During the core courses, you will focus on topics such as mergers and acquisitions, innovation, building alliances and international expansion. After the core courses, you will be able to choose from a broad variety of more specialised electives.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus

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Location address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA

Rotterdam, South Holland, NL
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