Education for life

Studying at RSM will be a life-changing experience. Your master degree will prepare you for a fulfilling professional life as a capable, self-assured individual. It will make you valuable to business and attractive to employers because it teaches you skills that make the most of your innovative mind. You will be challenged in and out of the classroom, and you will gain an education based on the latest developments in business. Your master degree from RSM will include RSM’s promise of life-long learning, and membership of the 30,000-strong alumni network that is present in more than 110 countries which hosts activities and events all over the world.

Open intellectual culture

Your education at RSM is valuable. You will learn from academics who produce the highest quality research and the most innovative management thinking. In the classroom, the sharing and questioning of opinions is encouraged – yours and those of your fellow students, as well as the professors’. Many of RSM’s faculty members are young and passionate professors and researchers with outstanding academic credentials. Their work is published in top international management journals.

Engaging environment

Professors’ doors are always open for students who have questions, projects or ideas. Elective courses with in-depth analysis in the second and third terms allow every student to become involved. RSM’s strong links with local and international businesses and organisations offers opportunities for practical projects and real-life collaborations.

Rotterdam, a future-oriented city

Living and studying in Rotterdam has never been better. Rotterdam is home to one of the largest and busiest ports in the world and many multinational companies have their headquarters here. The city is famous for its stunning architecture such as the recently completed Centraal Station and covered food market, the Markthal. At the same time, the city authorities are forward-thinking in improving its liveability. There’s no shortage of restaurants, museums and theatres, yet Rotterdam is still an extremely student-friendly city with plenty of affordable student housing, and a bustling nightlife that includes events organised by students associations.

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Life in the city

Choosing to study a master at RSM means immersing yourself in the Erasmus University student life, and the mercantile and cosmopolitan culture of the Netherlands.

Rotterdam skyline

Rotterdam in four seasons

Rotterdam has everything you need: culture, entertainment, sports, architecture, shopping and exciting events. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet creative young professionals, and to develop yourself on a personal and professional level.


There’s a hands-on mentality and great entrepreneurial spirit among Rotterdam’s residents. Around 175 nationalities live side by side in the city, a diversity that is reflected in its urban life. From Rotterdam, you can easily explore other areas in the Netherlands and Europe depending on your time and budget.

Gateway to Europe

Our multicultural city is home to many multinational and local enterprises with a growing reputation as an international knowledge centre in areas including supply chain management and logistics. Rotterdam has been a hub of international trade and commerce for centuries, and is home to the Port of Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe and ranked in the top 10 of largest ports in the world.

Vibrant urban life

Rotterdam is globally known for its progressive outlook, and the city is bursting with art, music, world-famous architecture, cinema, dance and theatre. The city hosts numerous annual festivals, concerts and sporting events. Rotterdam’s nightlife rivals that of Amsterdam with a hip and creative young scene filling restaurants, bars, cafés and nightclubs. During the summer, you can enjoy the sun from a terrace or park with relaxing music and food, and great views of the river and the Rotterdam skyline.

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An outdoor, sporting city

RSM offers many options for physical exercise and sports both on and off campus. The city of Rotterdam has great sports facilities for everyone at every level; for those who want to take part and for those preferring to remain a spectator. The city’s sporting credentials include national and international events all year round – a marathon, tennis, hockey, water sports and speed skating championships. It also boasts several world-class stadia dedicated to the most popular sport in the Netherlands; football. You can also take part in less typically Dutch sports and activities; cricket, baseball, yoga and golf among others.

Rotterdam can claim to be a great outdoor city too, with abundant parks, green spaces and a superb network of cycle routes linking it to open countryside. The emphasis on enabling everyone to getting around by bike has helped it to win the honour of hosting the ‘Grand Depart’ of the 2010 Tour De France cycle race. 

Coming from abroad

For all our students from outside of the Netherlands, our priority is to make sure you have the practical information you need before moving here. Most important of all are the requirements for housing and visas. You can find all information in the Practical Information & Need to Know sections of each Master programme at our welcome page.