RSM only school in the Netherlands in full-time MBA rankings

The Financial Times (FT) published its Global MBA ranking 2017 on 30 January 2017. This year, the International Full-time MBA programme at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is ranked 31st globally, and 11th in Europe, coming from a 42nd and 16th place respectively in 2016.

RSM is the only business school in the Netherlands to make the FT ranking of the top 100 full-time MBA programmes this year. The school is ranked among the top 10 schools globally in international mobility and in global diversity of students. For value for money it is among the top 20 schools globally.

Global Elite

In addition to the FT Global MBA ranking, RSM also is the only university in the Netherlands in the ‘Global Elite’ of the recently released QS Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017. The school is in the top 45 worldwide of this ranking which identifies the top 250 full-time MBA programmes around the world.

“We are happy with these results,” says RSM’s Dean Steef van de Velde, adding that high positions in rankings are not goals in themselves though. “Good ranking results allow us to attract the brightest students, to attract and retain the best faculty and staff, and to work with the most forward-thinking organisations.”

RSM’s bachelor, master, MBA and executive education programmes are listed in a number of global and European rankings, and the business school is Triple Crown accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 research-based business schools. RSM provides 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 carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

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