International Full-time MBA – 12 months


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Program Description

Why the Rotterdam MBA?

Let Dutch thinking drive your career forward.

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 speak loud enough.


Our approach focuses on four areas

Our diverse setting gives you a global mindset

Learn about people from around the world by sitting right next to them in class. At RSM, 97 per cent of our MBA students are international, so every day you’re working closely with people from diverse backgrounds.

Our professional resources advance your career

We take career planning seriously. RSM offers personal coaching, mentoring and networking throughout your MBA experience. So while you focus on mastering the principles of business, we focus on helping you find your next step.

Our revolutionary approach makes you an exceptional executive

Discover the latest business insights from the leading minds that produce them. Then hone your ability to lead effectively in any situation. Our Personal Leadership Development Programme (PLD) what motivates others—and more importantly, what motivates you as an individual—so that you learn how to better manage them.

Our sustainable thinking puts you ahead of the global economy

The best leaders take actions that benefit business, society and the environment all at once. It’s a difficult task, but our MBA graduates are up to the challenge. We emphasize sustainable business in our approach and produce ethical leaders in the process.

Our entrepreneurial approach will turn your ideas into innovations

As an MBA participant, you’ll have direct access to the knowledge and a network of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam Science Tower, home to more than 50 innovative companies. Here, the Centre helps start-ups, SMEs and corporates, and hosts entrepreneurship events.

If you want to take your career to the next level, get to Rotterdam. Find out how Dutch thinking will drive your career further than you’ve ever imagined.


Curriculum & Teaching

  • Term 1: January - March
    The foundations of management
  • Term 2: April - Mid June
    The practice of management
  • Term 3: Mid June - August
    Advanced Career Options
  • Term 4: September - December
    MBA electives and International opportunities

Your Career

RSM means big ROI.

We all speak the language, so let’s talk business. As a student, the time and resources you invest in your full-time Rotterdam MBA will generate returns throughout your career.

At RSM, we work tirelessly to help each student succeed after graduation. For one, we’re invested in you and your journey. The better you do out in the world, the stronger we all are as a professional community.

It’s a simple premise: our dream job is setting you up for land yours.

Find your path. Start at the centre.

The Career Development Centre (CDC) is your main destination for career services. Arrange a meeting and our skilled coaches will get to know you and your goals—what kind of work you enjoy, where you want to live, what kind of work culture fits you the best, and much more.

Discover the RSM difference.

Once we’ve identified your goals, we’ll create an action plan to help you get there. Along the way, you’ll have access to a lot of career resources. Brush up on your interview techniques, improve your presentation skills and learn best practices for building your professional network.

A great business school should work hard to improve your career prospects. In Rotterdam, that’s exactly what we do for each and every one of our students.

Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

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

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