RSM - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Address:RSM - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Country:The Netherlands

Studying at the RSM

Over the past 40 years, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University has firmly established its reputation as one of Europe’s leading business schools.

RSM offers a distinctive intellectual culture. We believe that leadership can be taught through a combination of intellectual and practical challenge.

We believe that the difficulties encountered working in diverse teams fosters creative new approaches in business. 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.

  • At RSM you will be intellectually challenged by the highest-level academic content and under the direction of the sharpest business thinkers.
  • 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.
  • At RSM diversity is not only valued, it is encouraged and developed.
  • As one of Europe’s largest international business schools, RSM reaches an expansive international audience of future and current leaders through its portfolio of programs, services and academic activities.  

Your Contact at RSM

Marissa Berghuis is your contact at the MSc Admissions Office at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Feel welcome to send a message if you have questions on the RSM's master programs. Please use the REQUEST INFO button for this.

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The Location

Within easy reach of the continent’s largest markets and with its unique access to continental Europe via the Maas River – the largest commercial port in Europe and the second largest in the world – Rotterdam has been a hub of international trade and commerce for centuries.

Rotterdam is a multicultural city that is home to a host of multinational and local enterprises, and with a growing reputation as an international knowledge centre in areas including supply chain management.

Travel to and from Rotterdam is also easy and affordable: a major international airport sits close-by and a fast-train to Paris passes directly through Rotterdam’s central station. A 40-minute drive will take you to Amsterdam, a 90-minute drive to Brussels, and a three-hour drive to France or Germany. With all these destinations right on your doorstep, you will find there is plenty to explore during your time in Rotterdam.

Financial Aid

RSM has an agreement with the Dutch organisation responsible for the promotion of Dutch higher education called Nuffic and participates in their Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) programme. Through this programme we offer full or partial scholarships to promising students from South Korea, Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico and Russia.

RSM also offers a unique scholarship programme called the RSM non-EEA Excellence Scholarship, specifically focused on talent from non-EEA/EU countries.

Please check the Tuition Fee & Living Costs section of our master website for the specific application criteria and other scholarship possibilities.


RSM consistently achieves a competitive position in national and international rankings.

Ranked number 5 in 2015 Global Masters in Management ranking by the Financial Times

RSM’s MBA programme appears in the European top 15

Moreover, the Erasmus Research Institute for Management (ERIM) ranks amongst the top three research institutes in Europe according to the CWTS ranking.


Maintaining the excellent quality of our services is very important to us. We are therefore proud to be one of the very few business schools in the world that is accredited by all three international, independent accreditation committees, as well as regional and independent accreditation bodies. RSM is accredited by: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA, the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), and the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science (KNAW).

Why to study here

  • 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