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Rotterdam School of Management | Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management | Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management | Erasmus University


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 globalizing world.

Just like our host country, one of the world's most renowned international trading nations, RSM has continued to expand and internationalize, 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 realization 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 organizations 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 behavior 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 the 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, but it is also 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:

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 Quadruple Crown accreditation.
  • The education of over 1200 executives every year.
  • 7,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • 40,000+ 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.

    Program Admission Requirements

    Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

    Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


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      Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 3062 PA , , Rotterdam