The Business School Impact System (BSIS) is a comprehensive impact assessment tool to determine the extent of a business school’s impact upon its local and regional environment. The BSIS assessors’ report is based on 120 indicators that measure seven kinds of impact: societal, financial, educational, business development, intellectual, regional ecosystem, and image of the region. This factsheet highlights Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University’s (RSM) key impact in each area.*

*RSM defines the Mainport Rotterdam area as the local impact zone, and the Randstad region as the regional impact zone.

Financial Impact

471 million
The estimated impact in 2019 of RSM in de Randstad region

Societal Impact

of RSM’s senior faculty chair positions are dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development
0 %
of RSM’s research output is related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
0 %
of students receive extensive instruction on the SDGs

Educational Impact



Business Development Impact

Intellectual Impact

In 2019, RSM was engaged in:

research partnerships with regional companies and organisations

Regional Ecosystem Impact

RSM’s full-time professors hold:

functions within local professional or civic bodies

Impact on the image of the region

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship

RSM co-founded the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship— the leading centre for entrepreneurship in Europe.

Centre for Entrepreneurship

Executive Master

RSM has developed a unique part-time Executive Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance.

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RSM Executive Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. For more than 50 years, RSM has been providing ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. 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 range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.