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Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: February 17, 2020.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $54,000

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $54,000

Acceptance Rate: 53%

Full-Time Enrollment: 151

Median GMAT: 740

International: 99%

Minority: 11%

Female: 42%

Male: 58%

Average Age: 29

Application Deadlines: February 11; April 7; June 9; August 4; October 6; November 3.

Rankings Analysis:

The Rotterdam School of Management significantly improved its standing in Poets&Quants’ 2012 ranking, moving up 10 places to rank 19th among the best non-U.S. schools. The improved performance in our composite ranking can largely be attributed to Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 2012 list of the best full-time MBA programs. The magazine ranked RSM 17th among international schools after not ranking the school at all in its previous 2010 ranking.

BusinessWeek, which largely ranks schools based on graduate satisfaction and corporate recruiter opinion surveys, found that Rotterdam came in 18th on its international recruiter poll and 11th on its international graduate survey. The school, however, did not receive a single “A+” or “A” grade–reserved for the top 45% scores in satisfaction among grads–in any measured category, from the quality of the teaching in the MBA program to graduate opinions about the caliber of their classmates. Instead, RSM was a straight “B” player.

As one recent graduate told BusinessWeek, “RSM needs to increase its fundraising efforts and clearly establish a branding and marketing strategy. Facilities could be improved upon/updated, and the Career Development Center’s services could also be improved upon by offering more resources and assistance to students, in order to help them connect to their preferred employers.”

On a more positive note, however, another recent MBA graduate praised the school for its emphasis on leadership, responsibility, sustainability and global thinking. “RSM not only gave me all of the tools and learning any other business school would, but made me consider how I could become a better business professional, and really make an impact in the business world,” he said.

In The Financial Times’ 2013 ranking, the school slipped three places to a global rank of 33rd from 30 in 2012. That still placed Rotterdam as the 16th best school outside the U.S.–a fairly impressive showing.

The Economist, which uses a different methodology than the FT, was not as generous to RSM. In 2012, the British magazine ranked the school 64th on its global MBA list and 28th among schools outside the U.S.

Contact Information

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50,
Bayle Building
Rotterdam, Netherlands 3062PA
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From The School

With an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), you’ll drive your career further than you’ve ever imagined. Because succeeding in business takes more than knowing business principles.

Business is a powerful instrument for solving our world’s societal, economic and ecological challenges.

At RSM, we aim to improve the practice of business and management through our ground-breaking research, world-class education, and engagement with industry and society. You have found the right place to become a force for positive change by learning how to be more critical, creative, caring and collaborative.

Focused on diversity
At RSM, you’ll learn about people from around the world by sitting next to them in class. Each one of our courses provides a truly global business school experience, representing more than 30 nationalities. You’ll also tap into our active alumni network to build connections from among 36,000 alums worldwide.

Personal Leadership Development (PLD)
All of RSM’s English-language MBA programmes are built on the revolutionary Personal Leadership Development programme. Based on RSM’s groundbreaking research, PLD explores the fundamental drivers of human behavior and teaches you the thought processes behind smart decision-making.

International Full-time MBA
Our 12-month International Full-time MBA programme starts in January, and features in-depth analysis of all the issues you’ll need for a successful career. Get to know the latest management research from the minds that actually produce it. And along the way, gain functional skills in international finance, consulting, strategy, supply chain, sustainability and marketing to round out your resume.

Executive MBA (part-time)
Ready to accelerate the career you’ve worked tirelessly to achieve? Our 22-month part-time Executive MBA programme allows you to keep moving forward in your current career while earning the same acclaimed training as our International Full-time MBA programme. Adapted to fit the demanding schedules of working executives like you, this programme offers growth and continued development for effective business professionals, now and in the future.

Global Executive OneMBA (modular)
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