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Age is simply a number to us. Our concern lies more in your aspirations and goals. We would ask why a full-time MBA programme now instead of a part-time Executive MBA. It's worth noting that a significant portion of our Full-Time MBA students are over 30 years old. We encourage you to contact us directly so we can discuss your specific situation in detail.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2024

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We operate on a system of admissions rounds, with specific deadline dates for applications throughout the year. Following each round, interviews are conducted. This year, our admissions rounds fall in February, April, June, August, October, and November. If you apply by the deadline of a given round, your application will be assessed, and if selected for an interview, it will typically take place within two weeks after the round's closing date.

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Thursday, 21 March 2024

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RSM was established in 1970 by prominent businesses such as Phillips, Shell, and Unilever. For further details on the school's history, please visit here.

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Thursday, 21 March 2024

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Typically, applicants should apply for the intake they plan to enroll in. However, in exceptional circumstances, the Admissions Committee may consider deferral requests. All deferral requests must be submitted in writing and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If approved, you will need to pay the €5,000 admissions fee and complete a deferral form. Please note that deferrals are only granted once. Additionally, if you have been awarded a scholarship, it will not carry over to the following year, and you will not be eligible for future RSM scholarships.

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Tuesday, 26 March 2024

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Your eligibility depends on whether your previous university was accredited by the same organisations as RSM: EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB. If your prior institution holds accreditation from at least one of these bodies, it's unlikely that you would be eligible to apply. For clarification, please reach out to us directly.

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Thursday, 21 March 2024

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Yes, it is possible, but it's important to note that we can only treat applications equally until the deadline. Additionally, please keep in mind that after this date, obtaining a student visa may no longer be guaranteed. If the deadline has already passed, we recommend reaching out to us directly for further guidance.

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Thursday, 21 March 2024

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Yes, the GMAT or GRE requirement applies to all applicants, regardless of their experience. However, if eligible, you may also opt for the RSM Business Admissions Test (BAT) as an alternative. For more information, please visit https://www.rsm.nl/education/mba/international-full-time-mba/admissions/bat/

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Tuesday, 26 March 2024

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We will consider your highest score during the evaluation process. Please keep in mind we will accept a GMAT score within 5 years of taking the exam but it must be a valid score when you start the MBA course, not only valid at the time of applying.

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

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No, our FTMBA only starts in January of every year.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

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Normally the admissions process can take 4 – 6 weeks but if needed it can be done quicker. It all depends on your schedule and that of your interviewer.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

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Yes, you can submit your application without a GMAT or GRE score for initial evaluation. However, to proceed with further stages of the application process, such as the online KIRA Talent Assessment and potentially an admissions interview, you'll need to provide a valid score report. Additionally, you'll be required to submit an official score report using one of the following school codes:

GMAT code: QK8-CX-30

GRE code: 0798

Alternatively, if eligible, you may choose to take the RSM Business Admissions Test (BAT). For more information, please visit https://www.rsm.nl/education/mba/international-full-time-mba/admissions/bat/

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Thursday, 21 March 2024

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Generally, it's not mandatory; it's an optional requirement. However, you're welcome to include your TOEFL or IELTS scores with your application to strengthen it. Please note that we retain the right to request proof of English proficiency at any stage of the application process if further verification of your language abilities is deemed necessary.

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Thursday, 21 March 2024

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Yes, definitely. We at RSM strive for total diversity in our class rooms. Not having a business background does not mean you have nothing to contribute, most likely it is even the opposite. We would be happy to speak with you personally about your individual situation so just contact us!

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

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You will find in the list of minimum requirements that we require our applicants to have at least 3 years of experience by the start of the programme. If you will be very close to meeting that requirement but don't meet it exactly, please contact us so that we may review your situation individually.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

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In exceptional cases, the RSM MBA Admissions Committee may consider internships as part of your work experience, depending on the nature and level of the internship. For further clarification, we recommend reaching out directly to an RSM MBA Admissions Manager.

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Thursday, 21 March 2024

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We do not set a minimum requirement. The average GMAT score for our current class is 640 points (classic edition), which serves as a benchmark for candidates. For the GMAT Focus edition, we don't have an established average score yet. If you have questions regarding score conversion between different versions of the GMAT, please refer to: GMAT Score Conversion Guide. However, please remember that this is only an average, and we're happy to discuss any questions you may have about your score on an individual basis.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2024

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If you are not a passport holder of a European Union country, you will need to apply for permission to live and study in the Netherlands. This may vary depending on which country you come from, but you can find helpful information by clicking on this link.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2022

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The term "MBA" stands for Master of Business Administration, a graduate degree focused on business management that equips individuals with the skills necessary, and fills the knowledge-gap, to succeed in business and management roles. At RSM, our MBA programmes are tailored for professionals who already have several years of work experience, offering them the opportunity to accelerate their careers, make seamless transitions into new roles, industries, or locations, and even achieve a triple-jump in their professional trajectory. Completing an MBA often leads to increased salary prospects and valuable industry connections. Read everything about what an MBA is here.

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Monday, 10 July 2023

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