Learn how to bring out the best in yourself and others while developing a broader perspective of your leadership capabilities through practical approaches and professional coaching. In RSM’s leadership programmes, you will develop the skills you need to motivate, coach and assess people to get them behind your goals and strategies and take action.

High-level education

All RSM programmes are research-based and at university level, suitable for middle and upper management (unless specified otherwise).

Renowned faculty

Learn new knowledge and specialist insights from our world-class academics and experts.

No-nonsense approach

Explore new tools, skills and knowledge that you can use immediately, for real impact in your work.

This is about you

Discuss and explore your particular business challenges with your teachers, and get personal coaching from our experts.

Choose one of our programmes

Beyond HR: People, Culture and Transformation

Develop your HR skills to drive positive changes in organisational culture and elevate your role as an HR leader. Learn to think critically beyond HR, and shape the future of organisational culture by aligning HR practices with your company’s values.

Advanced Management and Leadership Programme

Take your leadership capabilities to the next level, sharpen your critical thinking skills, and enhance your impact as a leader in this intensive modular programme for seasoned professionals.

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The Challenge of Leadership

Expand your leadership repertoire; gain new perspectives, increase your ability as a leader and develop your own way to inspire your people.

Student in The Challenge of Leadership

RSM Diploma Programme in General Management

The fast track if you’re a professional or expert moving into the role of a manager or supervisor for the first time. Acquire techniques and competences to run your team smoothly and effectively. 

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Team Leadership

Learn relevant team leader skills. Your new knowledge and tools to deal effectively with motivational problems, dysfunctional team members, conflicts and lack of a common direction can be applied into your work immediately.

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Women in Leadership

Learn how to make your voice heard, take ownership, develop and understand your network, and gain confidence in being present. Learn how to manage yourself, manage relationships, manage diversity, and manage networks.

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Essentials of Leadership

Learn new perspectives and techniques to reach your highest personal and professional potentials as a leader, including how to build trust, manage conflict, use positive emotions for successful decision-making, and implement effective time management.

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Leading Change

Learn to understand and diagnose change, lead change, and implement change - by learning more about the change management process.

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Urban Innovation Executive Leadership Programme

Discover ways to create successful strategies for digitalisation and innovation for communities, cities and regions. 


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Driving business towards the SDGs

Explore the role of business in contributing to a better future for people AND the planet without giving up profits, by using the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for addressing these massive global problems.

Student in Driving business towards the SDGs

Port Executive Leadership Circle

This Port allows you: an executive from a port authority, port stakeholders or a captain of industry, to be part of an ongoing cycle of learning journeys, while enabling you to partner with other ports in a growing international network of port executives.

Students in Port Executive Leadership Circle

This has given me new meaning and ideas in my role as a manager. I encourage my team to think differently every day, and I now feel equipped to take this to the next level.

Shane McMahon, Lead consultant organisational resilience at Horizonscan Ltd Completed RSM's Team Leadership programme

Shane McMahon

RSM - a force for positive change

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked 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 range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.