Our international MBA gives you more than a new line on your résumé. It gives you a professional passport to the career you want, anywhere in the world. Succeeding in business takes more than knowing the facts. It takes a global perspective, an innovative approach, a critical mind, and a focus on collaboration and sustainability. At RSM, we design every class with these values in mind. That’s the Dutch way of doing business. It’s kept our faculty and our MBA graduates ahead of trends, market shifts, and the business landscape for decades. And it continues to drive personal and professional success in Europe and around the world.
We’re consistently one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools, but you won’t find we brag much about it. That’s another Dutch value—humility. And we know the success of our students, faculty, and alumni speaks loud enough.
All applicants should have at least three years of post-graduate work experience and clear professional targets for your career.
Candidates must have a university degree (bachelor, master, PhD) or equivalent, along with a valid GMAT/GRE report*.
Our MBA candidates must value diversity and work collaboratively with people from many different cultures.
Because clear communication is essential in our classrooms, students should be strong English speakers. We don’t require TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores initially, but the admissions committee may request them at any point during the admissions process.
Our students have the intangible skills that lead to success. These include qualities like leadership potential, effective communication skills, professional drive, maturity, creativity, adaptability, independence and self-confidence.
To apply for RSM’s International Full-time MBA programme, please submit the following:
Your three essays should address the following topics and be around 500 words per essay:
1. How do you see your career developing and how will this programme help you achieve your goals?
2. Describe how the socio-economic environment in which you live/work impacts your business decisions. Please explain your answer and use examples from your own experience whenever possible.
3. Describe the most difficult decision you have made and its effect on you.
Living Management Consulting Project
This consultancy project is an intense and challenging three-week-long course where you will work in teams to create a solution to a real business problem within a company. At the end of the course, you will present your recommendations to the company’s executives. This project enables students to apply what they learned in class to a real and unique business challenge.
International Study Tours
By joining our MBA, you will have the chance to participate in study tours and broaden your horizons. During these journeys, you will learn more about complex economic issues by attending lectures in local faculties and you will discover how other cultures develop their leadership skills.
International Exchange Programme
Another option to enhance your international experience and expand your network is to spend a term in a different country. RSM has more than 100 partners’ business schools, giving you a wide range of possibilities. Partners include Wharton, IE, Duke, Sauder, HKUST, Melbourne Business School, CEIBS and many more across the globe.
At RSM, we believe in experiential learning to be part of your transformational experience. This is why we constantly create electives that provide you with experiences to hone your leadership skills. One of our electives is a Bergplaas leadership retreat where you will be renewing your leadership vision through mindfulness, storytelling and silence.
Big thinking drives big business.
At RSM, our professors speak with the Financial Times. Just not about subscriptions. Their ideas and research are highly influential—sought after by global newspapers and leading journals, and implemented in boardrooms around the world.
That means in Rotterdam, you discover the latest business insights from the leading minds that produce them.
Innovation. Entrepreneurship. Supply chain management. We didn’t invent these concepts, but every day we’re perfecting them at RSM and our research institute, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Our think-tank is ranked as one of Europe’s top three research institutes. And all of our scholars teach in RSM’s International Full-time MBA programme.
No one understands today’s business climate better than the ones who actually navigate it every day — the leaders of industry and government. At RSM, you’ll get their expert perspectives first-hand, learning from big-name professionals who share their valuable insights about the real world, directly with you and your peers.
Even if you have a specific career path in mind, you can strengthen your next step with personalised coaching. Throughout your MBA programme, we can connect you with an established professional who will provide support and share valuable lessons gained from years of working in business and industry.
For added support, you can pair up with an alumni mentor. We have more than 100 mentors ready to share their vast knowledge, personal business connections, and keen insights to help you land your dream job or career track.
Term 1: January - March: Foundations of Management
Term 2: April – Mid June: Practice of Management
Term 3: Mid June - August: Advanced Career Options
Term 4: September – December: MBA Electives and International Opportunities
We develop talented leaders who can think critically, communicate clearly and bring together diverse interest towards common goals. Our MBA curriculum infuses analytical problem solving, collaborative teamwork and a range of perspectives into every class our students take.