Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Can you give me some general information about RSM?

Over the past 40 years, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has firmly established its reputation as one of Europe’s leading and high ranked business schools through its programme portfolio, services,  academic activities and international & national accreditation by AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA and NVAO. 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. Like its host country the Netherlands, one of the world's leading international trading nations, RSM has continued to expand and internationalise, cementing its status as one of Europe’s most international and innovative business schools.

Last update:
Thursday, 1 August 2019

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Does the university offer sports facilities?

The  Erasmus Sport Centre has two sports halls, five squash courts, a fitness gym and six open-air tennis courts. You can participate in training sessions and use all facilities in the sports buildings on campus. Sports offered include tennis, squash, rugby, soccer, volleyball, rowing, basketball, boxing and other fitness activities such as pilates, yoga and dancing.

Last update:
Wednesday, 7 August 2019

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Is Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University accredited and, if yes, which accreditations does it have?

Maintaining excellent quality is vital for Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is therefore proud to be fully accredited nationally and internationally. RSM is one of the very few business schools in the world that is accredited by all three international accreditation organisations for business schools, (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), referred to as the prestigious triple crown accreditation.

RSM is accredited by:

  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International)
  • The European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS)
  • The Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • The Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO)
  • The Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science (KNAW)
Last update:
Monday, 5 August 2019

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What can I do after I have completed the IBA programme?

Once you graduate from the IBA programme you can continue with your studies by enrolling in a Master’s programme at RSM or another business school, or you can take the first steps in your international career.

Last update:
Monday, 10 September 2018

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What is the difference between the Erasmus University Rotterdam and Rotterdam School of Management?

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) is one of the schools or faculties that make up the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). The Erasmus University Rotterdam also has schools in economics, medicine, health policy, social sciences, philosophy, history/culture/communication and law.

Rotterdam School of Management and the Erasmus University Rotterdam should not be confused with the neighbouring 'Rotterdam Business School'. Rotterdam Business School is not a research university but a university of applied sciences

Last update:
Wednesday, 7 August 2019

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What is the mission statement of the University?

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is a force for positive change in the world.

We help, educate and prepare students, academics and people in business to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

We do this in our own operations – in research, education and engagement – and in our role as a thought leader in the worlds of business, research and education.

  • We have researched intelligent energy networks to bring sustainable energy a step closer;
  • We have initiated a goal-setting course that increases the engagement of our bachelor students;
  • We have established a mentoring scheme that seeks the best match for mentors and mentees among our alumni network and our students;
  • It’s already in our culture to consider how to make the change happen; it's in our forward thinking I WILL initiative.
Last update:
Wednesday, 22 August 2018

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