Master Admission per September 2017

Master Admission per September 2017

As a result from a change in Dutch legislation, the master admission criteria for RSM Bachelor students will change from September 2017 onwards. From academic year 2017/2018 (September 2017 intake moment) both internal (BA, IBA and premaster students) and external applicants will meet the same admission requirements.

  • The admission procedure and admission requirements will change for the following 11 MSc-programmes:

    • MScBA Accounting & Financial Management
    • MSc Business Information Management
    • MSc Finance & Investments
    • MSc Global Business & Sustainability
    • MSc Human Resource Management
    • MSc Management of Innovation
    • MSc Marketing Management
    • MSc Organisational Change & Consulting
    • MSc Strategic Entrepreneurship
    • MSc Strategic Management
    • MSc Supply Chain Management

    For more information about each programme, please refer to the RSM website.

    Please note that the MSc Finance & Investments-Advanced and MSc International Management/CEMS are selective programmes and have different deadlines and stricter admission requirements.

  • As of September 2017, successful completion of the bachelor programmes International Business Administration (IBA) and Business Administration (BA) will no longer make you automatically eligible to the master programmes of RSM.

    In addition to completion of the BA and IBA programmes, students will need to complete their programme with a weighed grade point average (GPA) of 7.0 or higher. The GPA will be calculated over all valid numerical grades in the BA or IBA exam programme. Students can check both the content of their exam programme and their GPA in Osiris-Student.

    Students who do not meet the GPA requirement of 7.0 or greater can still get admission by completing the GMAT-exam with a score of 600 or better.

    Please note that in the future (September 2018 onwards), in view of increasing demand, we expect that a number of programmes will have a limited capacity in terms of enrolled students. This will mean that meeting the eligibility criteria may not be enough to gain admission.

  • As of September 2017 the same selection criteria will apply to internal and external applicants. As a result, BSc Bedrijfskunde studenten will need to show proof of English language ability for the first time. Premaster students, who already had to show proof, will see their requirements changed.

    You are exempt from taking an English language exam if:

    • you are a native English speaker from the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa;
    • your undergraduate programme was taught completely in the English language (a minimum of 180 ECTS) in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or within the EU/EEA. If it is not mentioned in the diploma, or on the website of the university that the programme is taught completely in the English language, a statement provided by the university is required;IBA and premaster IBA students are automatically exempted on these grounds.
    • Your secondary school was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or within the EU/EEA. If it is not mentioned in the diploma, or on the website of the school that the programme is taught completely in the English language, a statement provided by the school is required.


    • IELTS minimum 6,5, with a minimum 6,5 on all four subscores 
    • TOEFL Internet Based minimum 91, with a minimum 22 on all subscores
    • Cambridge CAE or CPE with a minimum score of C.
    • A passing grade in one of the BA English courses BKB0035-C, BKB0035-D, BKB0035-E, BKB1035-C and BKB1035-D in trimester 7 from 2015-2016 onwards. These courses are only accessible for BA students, not for premaster students.
    • An intake test from the EUR Taal- & Trainingcentre, level C1.1 

    The TOEFL ITP will not be accepted as it only tests passive language skills.

    Please note that all test scores must be recent, meaning not more than two years old.

    Premaster students can fulfil these requirements during their premaster (but in advance of the master).

  • These new admission requirement will also change the admission procedure for the master programmes. If you wish to start with your master programme per September 2017 you will need to apply for your master programme by 15 May 2017 through Osiris.

    The final deadline to submit your proof of English sufficiency and/or GMAT score greater than 600 is 15 July 2017.

    Your GPA will be calculated over all your Bachelor results. Students can therefore participate in the resit examinations of all Bachelor courses in the Summer of 2017. As a result, it might be uncertain until 25 August 2017 whether or not your GPA will be sufficient to start the programme.

    Students who are afraid that their GPA will not be sufficient, should start preparing the GMAT-exam well in advance or consider other master programmes at other Dutch or international universities.

    If you fail to meet these deadlines, you will not be registered for an MSc programme and therefore will not be able to start in September 2017 with a Master programme at RSM. Application/registration requests received after the deadline will not be processed.

  • For admissions per September 2017 (and in that year only) there is a transitional arrangement in place for all one-year programmes, with the exception of Finance & Investments.

    You may opt to exclude your Bachelor 1 results from the calculation of your GPA. If you desire this, you will need to let us know at the time of your application. If you decide to exclude your Bachelor 1 results, your GPA will be calculated solely over your Bachelor 2 and Bachelor 3 results.

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