With roots stretching back to 1913 and established in its current form in 1970, RSM is part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and has the Triple Crown of accreditations from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. RSM also has more than 100 partnership agreements with other leading business schools and is part of the prestigious international business school network. The Financial Times 2020 Master in Management Ranking placed RSM on the 5th position globally.
RSM is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands' second-largest city and largest commercial port. Rotterdam is globally known for its progressive outlook, and the city is bursting with art, music, world-famous architecture, festivals, concerts and sporting events. The city is reputed as the gateway to Europe and thus serves as the ideal setting for a premier international business school.
Rotterdam School of Management is located in Rotterdam, the second-biggest city in the Netherlands and home to the largest port in Europe. Rotterdam continues to attract students from all over the world, with an impressive range of museums, festivals, sports events, and other social and cultural events. After suffering huge damage from bombing raids during the Second World War, Rotterdam has been extensively rebuilt into a modern, international destination with a diverse architectural landscape. The Nieuwe Maas river divides the city in two and can be crossed using the Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam’s most famous landmark.
Erasmus University’s main Woudestein campus houses RSM, offering modern facilities including lecture halls, conference and exam rooms, a large auditorium, a food plaza, quiet study areas, a sports center, a library, a supermarket, student housing, and a pavilion.
Rotterdam School of Management has a variety of master’s programs covering different aspects of the modern business landscape, such as accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, and investment. These programs are the MScBA Master in Management, the MScBA Accounting & Financial Management, the MScBA Business Analytics & Management, the MSc Business Information Management, the MSc Finance & Investments, the MSc Global Business & Sustainability, the MSc Human Resource Management, the MSc International Management / CEMS, the MSc Management of Innovation, the MSc Marketing Management, the MSc Medical Business and Innovation, the MSc Strategic Entrepreneurship, the MSc Strategic Management, and the MSc Supply Chain Management.
RSM also offers a pre-master’s program to prepare students for a master’s, not only to equip them with the necessary skills but also to prepare them to be a force for positive change.
Rotterdam School of Management holds the prestigious triple-accreditation, which means it has been accredited by the three largest and most influential accrediting bodies: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Rotterdam School of Management offers multiple scholarships to prospective master’s students. This includes the RSM Non-EEA Scholarship of Excellence (covering up to 50% of the tuition fee, awarded to candidates from non-EEA countries with excellent academic performance), the Erasmus University Holland Scholarship (worth EUR€10,000, awarded to non-EEA students who meet all minimum admissions requirements), and the Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship (worth up to EUR€15,000, awarded to EU/EEA students with outstanding academic achievements).
Scholarships are also available from the Dutch government and other organizations for students who meet certain criteria.
Founded in 1977, STAR is Rotterdam School of Management’s study association for all bachelor’s, master’s, and pre-master’s students. With 6,500 members, STAR is the largest student-led study association in Europe.
STAR offers a range of services, from career start support to development and academic support to social interaction opportunities. For example, the STAR Management Week, is the largest off-campus business and recruitment event in Benelux, connecting students with companies like Adyen, L’Oréal, Samsung, Kraft Heinz, Bynder, and Capgemini Invent. Another example is the RSM STAR Case Club, which provides consultancy training to RSM students. The top students are selected to compete against other business schools in international case competitions.
Social events organized by STAR include karaoke nights, weekly drinks, and international study trips.