A one-off investment for a lifetime of benefit

An MBA from RSM will benefit you for many years to come, both professionally and personally. It is also a serious commitment of time and money. You should therefore carefully consider and plan for the costs involved. It is important to consider your financing options early, even before you apply. Although it is ultimately your responsibility to fund your MBA at RSM, our office is happy to talk you through your options. For more information, please contact one of our Recruitment & Admissions Manager here.

So what are the costs associated with pursuing an MBA at RSM, and what are your financial aid options?

Financing your EMBA

Financing your EMBA may be a challenge. Below you will find a list of financial aid possibilities currently available. Since it is impossible to list every opportunity here, we suggest researching financial assistance offered from your own country. The information on RSM Scholarships may be reviewed and updated throughout the year, and are offered discretionary by the RSM Scholarship Awards Committee. Please revisit this part of our website for any amendments to our scholarship offerings. Candidates that secure company sponsorship for the EMBA programme are not eligible for a scholarship award.

EMBA scholarships

Each year, RSM offers a limited amount of financial assistance to Executive MBA candidates. While the RSM Scholarship awards Committee evaluates each request on a case-by-case basis, in general, we base our evaluation on a candidate’s financial needs, unique or exceptional professional experience and previous academic performance. Current scholarships include:

  • RSM Entrepreneur Award
  • RSM Women in Business Award
  • RSM Distinguished Expat in Business Award
  • RSM Distinguished Dutch in Business Award 

For more information on financial assistance possibilities, please contact Caroline Angle who will be happy to discuss the opportunities with you

With the majority of our students getting company support, either in terms of financing or time, approaching your organisation is probably the first place to start. We have a sample Business Case you can download to assist with this.

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At Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) we believe in and foster life-long learning. In recognition of this ideal, we are offering graduates from the RSM and EUR Bachelor and/or Master degrees a 10% MBA Lifelong Learning Award offered as a tuition fee waiver.

In order to be considered for this award you must:

  1. be a RSM or EUR Alumni graduated from a Bachelor and/or Master programmes
  2. have completed and submitted your Executive MBA application according to the MBA admissions process and application deadline
  3. produce the required graduate diploma and transcripts from the RSM/EUR Bachelor and/or Master degree programmes at the time of applying to the programme.

Selection Process:

  1. Has submitted graduate proof for the Bachelor and/or Master degree from the RSM or EUR as part of the MBA application process and that these have been verified by the RSM MBA Admissions Committee.
  2. Received a placement offer letter for one of RSM's MBA Programmes:
    Executive MBA commencing January 2023.
  3. The discount will be deducted from the final MBA tuition fee instalment.
  4. Candidates who are recipients of this award will not be eligible to any other Scholarships available via RSM.

Tax benefits and financial funding

MBA students in Germany who are self financing their programme may be able to deduct tuition fees from the income tax they pay within Germany.

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On 1 September 2017, the Dutch government introduces a new loan of up to €10.030,20 per year for higher education. Please click here for more information.

Lendwise is a specialist loan provider based in the UK which is dedicated to education finance for individuals who are looking to fund their studies at world class universities.

Lendwise's aim is to enable access to education through its affordable and flexible student loans that come with a fixed interest rate and no early repayment penalties. Interest rates are personalised and depend on an applicant’s overall profile including future earning potential, and the application process is entirely online. Full time programme students have access to a grace period that allows for repayment to start after graduation.

UK, EU and North American nationals are eligible for a Lendwise Loan. For other nationalities, Lendwise will review your application on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Lendwise direct to apply or if you have any questions about Lendwise or your RSM loan application.

If offered a place on our MBA programme, depending on the loan amount, this will impact the MBA instalment payment schedule. If you are accepted for a Lendwise loan, candidates must request a loan confirmation letter and email a copy to us at finance@rsm.nl who will liaise with you further regarding this. Candidates must pay their admissions fee of €5,000 according to the terms in the MBA offer letter as it is not waived because of any potential Lendwise loan arrangement.


Course Fees and Additional Expenses

The cost of tuition for the EMBA programme starting in 2023 is €57,500. Payments are carefully spread across three calendar years. For the 2023 programme, this means you will be billed in three instalments as follows:

Amount  Payment Type Due Date
€ 5,000* Admissions fee Registration deadline 
€ 14,500 1st Instalment  16 December 2022
€ 19,000 2nd Instalment  30 June 2023
€ 19,000 3rd Instalment  5 January 2024

* Please note: A non-refundable €5,000 admissions fee is required to secure your place on the programme. This is due by the registration date as stated in your offer letter.

The programme fees cover tuition, course materials and essential EMBA text books. 

  • Accommodation costs for the two international immersions are included in your programme fees; however, each participant is responsible for travel arrangements to and from the destination.
  • Participants are strongly advised to own a laptop. The cost of this is not included in the programme fees.

Benefits to your employer

Good for you. Good for your business.

When your organisation invests in your talent, it’s also investing in its future.

The RSM Executive MBA unlocks your fullest potential, broadening your perspective and empowering you with new understanding, next-level leadership competencies and the insights, energy and commitment to inspire others – and make an unprecedented impact on your business.

Almost 40% of our Executive MBA students are actively sponsored by their employers – forward-thinking organisations who truly understand that competitive edge and long-term prosperity are driven by human talent.

Investing in the RSM Executive MBA delivers a raft of benefits to your business.

Accelerating leadership development and maximising impact from the get-go

Our Executive MBA fast-tracks the development of critical leadership competencies, tools and attitudes. As high-potential executives, you are immersed in a learning experience that is both transformative and uniquely hands-on. The part-time format means that you have the opportunity to translate theory and concept into practice at the workplace. New insights, ideas and innovative approaches are constantly tested and brought to bear on your day-to-day operations, while the In-Company Project gives you a chance to leverage new learning to address a real-world challenge your company faces. The result? Impact as immediate and tangible as it is game-changing – from day one.

Connecting to a global community of business excellence

When you take our Executive MBA, your organisation taps into all the resources of Rotterdam School of Management – a global ecosystem of best practices, unique business insights, world-class research, faculty expertise and a network of leading firms, institutions and organisations that is second to none. You join a community of excellence with the unique benefits that only a top-tier school at the forefront of business education can deliver.

Driving loyalty, commitment and sustainability

Investing in talent is also an investment in loyalty and commitment to your organisation. We know that that majority of our Executive MBA students commit to loyalty agreements with their employers that last up to four years following completion of the programme. In fact, most employers report full return on investment in the programme within 17 months of inception thanks to the accelerated performance and impact of their people and the expanded networking opportunities we offer organisations.

There are many ways your employers can support you in pursuing the RSM Executive MBA. Mentorship, the In-Company Project and/or tax-deductible sponsorship via the financing of tuition fees and expenses are just some of the ways that our organisations invest in their executives.

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