With its mission to be a force for positive change in the world, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has firmly established its reputation over almost 50 years as one of Europe’s most international and innovative business schools.
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. Our first-class portfolio of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage people to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.
Long before ‘global’ became an important descriptor for business education, RSM’s students, faculty and staff were already reflecting on the diversity of the globalising world and developing the school into a force for positive change through its research, its education and its societal impact.
RSM offers a distinct intellectual culture based on the values of being critical, creative, caring and collaborative, and is committed to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for its mission.
We believe that leadership can be taught through a combination of intellectual and practical challenges like those encountered when working in diverse teams that can foster creative new approaches in business. And we encourage a flexible, broad and sometimes iconoclastic mindset in business practice and research – from the perspective of being a force for positive change in the world at an individual and organisational level.
Our reciprocal and supportive relationship with international companies comes from our long history with them. We were founded by businesses and we view them as strong allies. We treasure these relationships because businesses deliver interaction with our students, either through recruitment, through study projects on real-life business challenges or through providing internships. They also help us to provide relevant and timely executive and organisational development programmes, and give us insights as well as valorisation for our cutting-edge research projects.