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With the recent ranking of the CEMS Master in Management in the 11th place in the QS Masters in Management rankings 2024, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) proudly holds two top-20 rankings positions for their MSc International Management/CEMS and  MScBA Master in Management programmes.

CEMS scored consistently higher that than the global average across all indicator groups. Out of a possible one hundred CEMS scored 84.7 for diversity (global average 63.9), 82.9 for though leadership (global average 51.9), 82.6 for employability (global average 49.6) and 79.5 for alumni outcomes (global average 48.7). The MIM performed particularly strongly in the value for money indicator group scoring an impressive 96.8 out of 100, the global average was 61.7.

Responsible business leaders

“This ranking recognises that our unique alliance of business schools and corporate partners offers students excellent value for money,” says Nicole de Fontaines, executive director of CEMS. “CEMS schools are linked by a quality assurance system and students follow a jointly defined curriculum, including working on consultancy projects and completing internships at corporate partners. Our members work together to educate the next generation of responsible business leaders.”

The QS ranking means that the CEMS Master in Management programme is in the top 5.5 per cent of Masters in Management worldwide with an overall score of 86.4 out of 100 in the QS 2024 MiM ranking. Last month, the CEMS programme also received high ranking in the Financial Times, which stated that CEMS graduates have ‘significantly higher earnings, greater salary progressions and n increased likelihood of achieving their study aims according to analysis of CEMS alumni career progression’. Of the top 20 ranked schools in the FT Masters in Management 2023, half are CEMS academic members.

In addition to the MSc International Management/CEMS, RSM also offers the MScBA Master in Management, which ranked 16th in the QS rankings and is tailored for bachelor graduates with specialised knowledge in fields other than management. Through this programme they can combine their academic background with new managerial skills and knowledge to become business leaders in their respective fields.

About CEMS

CEMS is a global network of 33 of the world’s top business schools, more than 70 corporate partners (multinational companies) and 8 social partners (NGOs), dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders, through the CEMS Master in International Management (MIM). The CEMS MIM emphasises personal and social responsibility in business decision-making, leadership and citizenship, informed by ethical reasoning, personal integrity, and respect for social diversity. The programme helps students understand and navigate the international business environment, while equipping them with the knowledge, skills and network to manage people across borders and within multinational teams, tackling real business issues across a range of fields.

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked 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 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.

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