Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Study the International MBA at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), the business school of the renowned Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and one of Europe’s most international and innovative business schools.  Ranked 12th in Europe (Financial Times 2019 European Business School rankings) 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. Forbes ranked RSM’s MBA 14th in the world in 2019.

(Source: University website)

Fast facts


  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Number of Students

  • 9,505


  • 80 different nationalities


  • Accounting and Control
  • Finance
  • Organisation and Personnel Management
  • Technology and Operations Management
  • Business-Society Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Notable Alumni

  • Erasmus University is home to the first Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences, Jan Tinbergen

Key strengths in teaching and research

The RSM International MBA programme is one of Europe's top MBA programmes.

  • Duration: 12 months, full-time
  • Accreditation: EQUIS, AACSB, NVAO and AMBA (amongst world's 1% with triple-crown accreditation)
  • Student body: 137 students representing 37 different nationalities
  • World ranking: number 27th in the world (QS Global MBA rankings 2020)
  • Average student age: 30 years
  • Average work experience of MBA candidates: 7 years
  • One of Europe's Top 10 research facilities with 35 specialist research centres
  • One of the world’s largest and most-cited business school faculty: 237 senior researchers and 112 PhD students


in Europe

Financial Times - European Business School rankings 2019


in the world

QS Global MBA rankings 2020


international accreditations

Quadruple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA and NVAO


Innovation is the mantra in the Netherlands' second city, and the locals embrace it with an enthusiasm that makes a visit here an exciting proposition. (Lonely Planet, 2019)

Rotterdam is globally known for its progressive outlook, and the city is bursting with art, music, world-famous architecture, cinema, dance and theatre. The city hosts numerous annual festivals, concerts and sporting events. Rotterdam’s nightlife rivals that of Amsterdam with a hip and creative young scene filling restaurants, bars, cafés and nightclubs. During the summer, you can enjoy the sun from a terrace or park with relaxing music and food, and great views of the river and the Rotterdam skyline. (University's website)


The RSM has various scholarships available for international students. Each country may offer different scholarships and/or student loans. For further information, please contact the Inova Education team, we are experts in this field and will help you to identify the best option for you.

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