Established in 1998, the department of Business-Society Management (B-SM) at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University was the first of its kind within a European business school. The B-SM Department offers a social science-based perspective on managerial and organizational issues at the interface between business and society.

Our world-class research and education focus on how business can contribute to addressing the great societal challenges of our time, such as climate change and social inequality.

Marius van Dijke, Department Chair

Marius van Dijke

Staff of the department are involved in teaching at the under- and post-graduate level, including bachelor programmes, the full-time MBA and specialized and executive master programmes. The department also delivers the school’s flagship Master programme on Global Business and Sustainability. The Master programme is one of the longest running programmes in the world in the area of business and society management and continues to deliver graduates that are in high demand in today’s business world.
 

Sustainability and corporate responsibility

Students who come through our teaching programmes form a deep understanding of how through responsible forms of business activity - including new forms of inclusive business models, stakeholder partnerships and social entrepreneurship - they can actively contribute to the health and sustainability of the societies in which they operate whilst as a base condition still run viable businesses. Our programmes point not just to the limits to economic growth within our planet’s boundaries, but we strive to make a positive change by equipping our students with ways of experimenting with new ‘circular’, ‘inclusive’, ‘shared value’ - in short more sustainable - business models that can grow exponentially to shape new social and environmental value chains.
 

Multi-disciplinary faculty

Within the department, we have multi-disciplinary faculty who turn their specialist expertise into tangible solutions for businesses and into transformational experiences in the classroom. Areas of expertise range from sustainability and climate change to social enterprise, stakeholder communication, cross-sector partnerships, philanthropy, ethics and corporate governance. Our faculty is also strongly rooted in theory which allows them analyze complex issues and wicked problems and to develop novel answers to pressing business and societal questions.
 

Practical Impact and Outreach

Besides high quality research and education, we actively engage with the business community and civic society actors, involving them in our education programmes whilst ensuring at the same time that the work that we do has the widest possible impact on business and society. We have dedicated research centers, including the Partnership Resource Centre, the Centre for Eco-Transformation, the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy the Centre for Behavioral Ethics and the Corporate Communication Centre, that work with business leaders to turn our research into positive change.

About our research

Research expertise

Research of the Department of Business-Society Management examines the mutual impact of business and society upon each other. The broad objective is to reach a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising at the interface of business and society. Strategic and sustainable solutions are the aim.

Multidisciplinary research focuses on several areas:

  • The relationship between business and society: Issues around sustainability, philanthropy, international relations, reputation.
  • Behavioural ethics: Issues around decision-making, ethics, leadership.
  • Legitimacy: Issues around governance, stakeholder well-being, accountability, ecology.

Centres and Experts

Much of the high profile, relevant research of the B-SM Department is focused in Centres of Expertise and other projects. These centres encourage network building among scholars who are working in the many research themes of the department, providing cutting-edge research, ideas publications related to business and society management. Support for this research may come from companies, the European government, grants or sponsored Chairs.

The current Centres of Expertise associated with B-SM faculty members:

Scientific Director: Dr. Marius van Dijke

The ECBE fosters and promotes fundamental laboratory and field research in behavioural ethics that has implications for a wide variety of fields such as management, law, and social sciences in general.

Director: Marijke Baumann

This Centre is focused on corporate communication as a management instrument that harmonises all consciously used forms of internal and external communication as effectively and efficiently as possible in order to achieve a positive corporate reputation.

Scientific Director: Dr. Steve Kennedy

The broad aim of this Centre is to reach a clearer understanding of the management challenges posed by climate change and search for credible management solutions to achieving global sustainability.

Academic Director: Prof. dr. Rob van Tulder

The PrC is a flexible learning and research network; it functions as the centre of a (virtual) network of professionals, academics and practitioners around the world to share, retrieve and build up knowledge and experience to enhance the impact of cross sector partnerships on addressing complex or ‘wicked’ problems in particular around sustainable development. The latter entails processes of selecting appropriate partnerships and increasing their efficiency, impact and effectiveness.

Publications

2022

  • Tierean, S-H. (2022). Mind the Gap: The Role of Psychic Distance and Supplier’s Reputation in International Buyer-Supplier Relationships. Erasmus University.
  • Kasdorp, A. (2022). Between Scylla and Charybdis: Regulators’ supervisory practice in the face of harmful but legal regulatee conduct. Erasmus University.
  • Zisopoulos, F. K., Schraven, D. F. J., & de Jong, WM. (2022). How robust is the circular economy in Europe? An ascendency analysis with Eurostat data between 2010 and 2018. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 178, [106032]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.106032
  • Husseinifard, S., Corleissen, L., & Meijs, L. (2022). The I DO project: using experiential service learning to increase the impact of PIS. Journal of Global Responsibility, 13(1), 21-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/JGR-03-2021-0027
  • Serres, C., Hudon, M., & Maon, F. (2022). Social corporations under the spotlight: A governance perspective. Journal of Business Venturing, 37(3), [106192]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2022.106192
  • Joss, S., Schraven, D., & de Jong, WM. (2022). Bibliometric dataset (1990–2019) concerning 35 city labels dealing with sustainable urbanism. Data in Brief, 41, [107966]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2022.107966
  • de Bree, M., & Dees, M. (2022). Maatschappelijke dynamiek en complexiteit vergen meer innovatie in beleid en wetgeving. TPEdigitaal, 2022(1), 59-63. https://www.tpedigitaal.nl/sites/default/files/bestand/De%20Bree%20en%20Dees-def-3%20februari%202022.pdf
  • Bunders, D. J., Arets, M., Frenken, K., & De Moor, T. (2022). The feasibility of platform cooperatives in the gig economy. Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management, 10(1), [100167]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcom.2022.100167
  • Bridoux, F., & Stoelhorst, JW. (2022). Stakeholder governance: Solving the collective action problems in joint value creation. Academy of Management Review, 47(2), 214-236. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2019.0441

2021

  • Meijs, L. (Author). (2021). Sportvrijwilligerswerk in 2031. Web publication/site, Sportknowhow XL.
  • den Boer, A. (Author). (2021). Waterfront redevelopment in Alblasserdam. Web publication/site, LDE PortCityFutures. https://www.portcityfutures.nl/news/waterfront-redevelopment-in-alblasserdam
  • van Zanten, J. A. (2021). Business in the Age of Sustainable Development. Erasmus University.
  • Koritarov, V. (2021). The Integration of Crisis Communication and Regulatory Focus: Deconstructing and Optimizing the Corporate Message. Erasmus University.
  • Verbeke, A., van Tulder, R., Rose, E. L., & Wei, Y. (2021). Institutions 2.0: Which institutions matter in ib research? In Progress in International Business Research (pp. 1-20). Emerald Group Holdings Ltd.. Progress in International Business Research Vol. 15 https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-886220210000015001
  • van Dam, CC. (2021). Transnational tort law. In P. Zumbansen (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Law (pp. 555-574). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780197547410.013.26
  • van Cranenburgh, K. C., & Mària, J. F. (2021). Transparency and accountability in natural resource governance: A case study of oil and gas in Ghana. In The Routledge Companion to Corporate Social Responsibility (1st ed., pp. 242-252). Taylor and Francis Inc..
  • Nepal, R., Paija, N., Tagihizadeh-Hesary, F., & Khatri, A. (2021). Promoting Energy Efficiency Through Foreign Direct Investments: Evidence from South Asian Countries. In Economics, Law, and Institutions in Asia Pacific (pp. 151-171). Springer Japan. Economics, Law, and Institutions in Asia Pacific https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-3599-1_7
  • Meijs, L. C. P. M. (2021). Volunteer Stewardship Management Models For Volunteer Programs. In The Routledge Handbook of Volunteering in Events, Sport and Tourism (pp. 249-257). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367815875-24
  • Kaptein, M. (2021). Business Codes: A Review of the Literature. In The Cambridge Handbook of Compliance (pp. 594). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/doi:10.1017/9781108759458.040
  • De Moor, T., & Duffhues, T. (2021). De gemeenschap is niet van gisteren: Gedachte-experiment over de rol van zelforganisatie door burgercollectieven in de post-coronasamenleving. In Neurotic Doubt and Sacred Curiosity: Essays in Honour of Koen Matthijs (pp. 401-422). Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven. https://lirias.kuleuven.be/retrieve/635592
  • De Moor, T., & Duffhues, T. (2021). La communauté ne date pas d’hier: vision et exercice de réflexion sur le rôle de l’auto-organisation pour les collectifs citoyens dans la société post-coronavirus. In L’écologie en communs: 13 projets politiques pur un nouvel imaginaire de l’action collective Éditions Étopia.
  • De Moor, T. (2021). Three waves of cooperation: A millennium of institutions for collective action in historical perspective. In E. Brousseau, J-M. Glachant, & J. Sgard (Eds.), Institutions of International Economic Governance and Market Regulation Oxford University Press. Oxford Handbooks
  • De Moor, T. (2021). Three waves of cooperation. A millennium of institutions for collective action in historical perspective (Case-study: The Netherlands). In Oxford Handbook on Institutions of International Economic Governance and Market Regulation Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190900571.013.8
  • Bunders, D. J. (2021). Gigs of their own: reinventing worker cooperativism in the platform economy and its implications for collective action. In J. Meijerink, G. Jansen, & V. Daskalova (Eds.), Platform Economy Puzzles: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Gig Work (pp. 188–208). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781839100284.00019
  • Ale Ebrahim Dehkordi, M., Ghorbani, A., Herder, P., Farjam, M., Forsman, A., van Weeren, R., De Moor, T., & Bravo, G. (2021). The Role of Wealth Inequality on Collective Action for Management of Common Pool Resource. In P. Ahrweiler, & M. Neumann (Eds.), Advances in Social Simulation - Proceedings of the 15th Social Simulation Conference, 2019 (pp. 375-379). Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.. Springer Proceedings in Complexity https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61503-1_36
  • Alade, T., & Gianoli, A. (2021). Knowledge and skill transfer in Addis Ababa’s light-rail transport. In Urban Planning, Management and Governance in Emerging Economies: Paradigm Shifts (pp. 142-161). Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • The ESPD Group for the Skin Manifestations of COVID-19 (2021). Skin manifestations of COVID-19 in children: Part 2. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 46(3), 451-461. https://doi.org/10.1111/ced.14482
  • Nepal, R., Phoumin, H., & Khatri, A. (2021). Green technological development and deployment in the association of southeast Asian economies (ASEAN)—At crossroads or roundabout? Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(2), 1-19. [758]. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020758
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Dieleman, M., Hirsch, P., Rodrigues, S. B., & Zyglidopoulos, S. (2021). Multinationals’ misbehavior. Journal of World Business, 56(5), [101244]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101244
  • Van Tulder, R., Rodrigues, S. B., Mirza, H., & Sexsmith, K. (2021). The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Can multinational enterprises lead the Decade of Action? Journal of International Business Policy, 4(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1057/s42214-020-00095-1, https://doi.org/10.1057/s42214-020-00095-1
  • Lindeboom, C., Coylewright, M., Etnel, J., Nieboer, A. P., Hartman, J., & Takkenberg, H. (2021). Shared Decision Making in the Heart Team: Current Team Attitudes and Review. Structural Heart: the journal of the Heart Team, 5(2), 163-167. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748706.2020.1859660
  • Veen, K. M., Notenboom, M. L., & Takkenberg, J. J. M. (2021). Letter by Veen et al Regarding Article, "Incidence and Clinical Significance of Worsening Tricuspid Regurgitation Following Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Analysis From the PARTNER IIA Trial". Circulation. Cardiovascular interventions, 14(11), e011377. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.121.011377
  • Zheng, M. X., Schuh, S. C., van Dijke, M., & De Cremer, D. (2021). Procedural justice enactment as an instrument of position protection: The three-way interaction between leaders' power position stability, followers' warmth, and followers' competence. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42(6), 785-799. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2493
  • Williams, A., Whiteman, G., & Kennedy, S. (2021). Cross-Scale Systemic Resilience: Implications for Organization Studies. Business and Society, 60(1), 95-124. https://doi.org/10.1177/0007650319825870
  • Van Zanten, J., & van Tulder, R. (2021). Analyzing companies' interactions with the Sustainable Development Goals through network analysis: Four corporate sustainability imperatives. Business Strategy and the Environment, 2396-2420. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2753
  • van Zanten, JAP., & van Tulder, R. (2021). Improving companies' impacts on sustainable development: A nexus approach to the SDGS. Business Strategy and the Environment, 30(8), 3703-3720. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2835
  • van Zanten, JAP., Sharma, B., & Christensen, M. (2021). Sustainability integration for sovereign debt investors: engaging with countries on the SDGs. Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment. https://doi.org/10.1080/20430795.2021.1929806
  • van Weeren, R., & De Moor, T. (2021). Counting couples: The marriage banns registers of the city of Amsterdam, 1580–1810. Social and economic history. Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(3), 1-45. https://doi.org/10.1163/24523666-06010002
  • van Overbeeke, P. S. M., Koolen-Maas, S. A., Meijs, L. C. P. M., & Brudney, J. L. (2021). You Shall (Not) Pass: Strategies for Third-Party Gatekeepers to Enhance Volunteer Inclusion. Voluntas. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-021-00384-0
  • van Klingeren, F., & de Graaf, N. D. (2021). Heterogeneity, trust and common-pool resource management. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 11(1), 37-64. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13412-020-00640-7
  • van Burg, E., Elfring, T., & Cornelissen, J. P. (2021). Connecting content and structure: A review of mechanisms in entrepreneurs’ social networks. International Journal of Management Reviews, 24(2), 188-209. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12272, https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12272
  • Stofberg, N., Bridoux, F., Ciulli, F., Pisani, N., Kolk, A., & Vock, M. (2021). A relational-models view to explain peer-to-peer sharing. Journal of Management Studies, 58(4), 1033-1069. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12523
  • Stephens, V., Matthews, L., Cornelissen, J. P., & Rowlands, H. (2021). Building Novel Supply Chain Theory Using “Metaphorical Imagination”. Journal of Supply Chain Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/jscm.12257
  • Saka-Helmhout, A., Chappin, M. M. H., & Rodrigues, S. B. (2021). Corporate Social Innovation in Developing Countries. Journal of Business Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-021-04933-x
  • Sadeghi, H., Wahadat, A. R., Dereci, A., Budde, R. P. J., Tanis, W., Roos-Hesselink, J. W., Takkenberg, H., Taverne, Y. J. H. J., Mahtab, E. A. F., & Bogers, A. J. J. C. (2021). Remote multidisciplinary heart team meetings in immersive virtual reality: A first experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Innovations, 7(2), 311-315. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjinnov-2021-000662
  • Pfisterer, S., & van Tulder, R. (2021). Navigating Governance Tensions to Enhance the Impact of Partnerships with the Private Sector for the SDGs. Sustainability, 13(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010111
  • Ma, W., Mu, R., & de Jong, M. (2021). How do political features influence the co-production of government projects? A case study of a medium-sized chinese city. Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(14), [7600]. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147600
  • Liang, D., De Jong, M., Schraven, D., & Wang, L. (2021). Mapping key features and dimensions of the inclusive city: A systematic bibliometric analysis and literature study. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 2021, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2021.1911873
  • Kaptein, M. (2021). The Moral Duty to Love One’s Stakeholders. Journal of Business Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-021-04897-y
  • Huizinga, K., & Bree, M. (2021). Exploring the Risk of Goal Displacement in Regulatory Enforcement Agencies: A Goal-Ambiguity Approach. Public Performance and Management Review, 44(4), 868-898. https://doi.org/10.1080/15309576.2021.1881801
  • Huhtala, M., Kaptein, M., Muotka, J., & Feldt, T. (2021). Longitudinal Patterns of Ethical Organisational Culture as a Context for Leaders’ Well-Being: Cumulative Effects Over 6 Years. Journal of Business Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-021-04744-0
  • Huberts, L., Kaptein, M., & Koming, B. (2021). Integrity Scandals of Politicians: A Political Integrity Index. Public Integrity. https://doi.org/10.1080/10999922.2021.1940778
  • Houwelingen, G., Dijke, M., De Cremer, D., & Van Hiel, A. (2021). Cognitive Foundations of Impartial Punitive Decision Making in Organizations: Attribution and Abstraction. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2480
  • Grewatsch, S., Kennedy, S., & Bansal, P. (2021). Tackling wicked problems in strategic management with systems thinking. Strategic Organization. https://doi.org/10.1177/14761270211038635
  • Giurge, L-M., Dijke, M., Zheng, X., & De Cremer, D. (2021). Does Power Corrupt the Mind? The Influence of Power on Moral Reasoning and Self-Interested Behavior. The Leadership Quarterly, 32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2019.03.003
  • Giessen, M., Langenbusch, C., Jacobs, G., & Cornelissen, J. (2021). Collective sensemaking in the local response to a grand challenge: Recovery, alleviation and change-oriented responses to a refugee crisis. Human Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/00187267211004688
  • Frey-Heger, C., Gatzweiler, M. K., & Hinings, C. R. (2021). No End In Sight: How regimes form barriers to addressing the wicked problem of displacement. Organization Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/01708406211044869
  • Forsman, A., De Moor, T., Van Weeren, R., Farjam, M., Dehkordi, M. A. E., Ghorbani, A., & Bravo, G. (2021). Comparisons of historical Dutch commons inform about the long-term dynamics of social-ecological systems. PLoS ONE, 16(8 August), e0256803. [e0256803]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256803
  • Etnel, J. R. G., Bons, L. R., De Heer, F., Robbers-Visser, D., Van Beynum, I. M., Straver, B., Jongbloed, M. R. M., Kiès, P., Slieker, M. G., Van Dijk, A. P. J., Kluin, J., Bertels, R. A., Utens, E. M. W. J., The, R., Van Galen, E., Mulder, B. J. M., Blom, N. A., Hazekamp, M. G., Roos-Hesselink, J. W., ... Takkenberg, J. J. M. (2021). Patient information portal for congenital aortic and pulmonary valve disease: A stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial. Open Heart, 8(1), [e001252]. https://doi.org/10.1136/openhrt-2020-001252
  • Driessen, E., & De Moor, T. (2021). De BV-m: zwevend tussen nut en noodzaak. Nederlands Juristenblad (NJB), 31, 2595-2598.
  • Dijke, M. (2021). Justice enactment: why some managers treat employees fairly while others don’t. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 39. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/133347
  • Dijke, M. (2021). The world after COVID-19: how we can do business better. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 39. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/133348
  • De Moor, T., Ale Ebrahim Dehkordi, M., Ghorbani, A., Bravo, G., Farjam, M., van Weeren, R., & Forsman, A. (2021). Long-Term Dynamics of Institutions: Using ABM as a Complementary Tool to Support Theory Development in Historical Studies. Jasss. The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 24(4), [7]. https://doi.org/10.18564/jasss.4706
  • De Moor, T., Farjam, M., van Weeren, R., Bravo, G., Forsman, A., Ghorbani, A., & Ale Ebrahim Dehkordi, M. (2021). Taking sanctioning seriously: The impact of sanctions on the resilience of historical commons in Europe. Journal of Rural Studies, 87(October), 181-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.08.009
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  • de Bree, M., & Dees, M. (2021). Regulating in a complex world. ECPR Conference 2021, ECPR conference, 1-14.
  • Cornelissen, J., Akemu, O., Jonkman, J., & Werner, M. (2021). Building Character: The Formation of a Hybrid Organizational Identity in a Social Enterprise. Journal of Management Studies, 58(5), 1294-1330. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12640
  • Cornelissen, J., Hollerer, M., & Seidl, D. (2021). What Theory Is and Can Be: Forms of Theorizing in Organizational Scholarship. Organization Theory, 2(3). https://doi.org/10.1177/26317877211020328
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  • Cnaan, RA., Meijs, L., Brudney, JL., Hersberger-Langloh, S., Okada, A., & Abu-Rumman, S. (2021). You Thought That This Would Be Easy? Seeking an Understanding of Episodic Volunteering. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-021-00329-7
  • Chatterjee, I., Cornelissen, J., & Wincent, J. (2021). Social entrepreneurship and values work: The role of practices in shaping values and negotiating change. Journal of Business Venturing, 36(1), [106064]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2020.106064
  • Carpentier, P. (2021). Open source hardware, exploring how industry regulation affects knowledge commons governance: An exploratory case study. International Journal of the Commons, 15(1), 154-169. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijc.1081
  • Brockner, J., De Cremer, D., Dijke, M., Holz, B., De Schutter, L., & Van Hiel, A. (2021). Factors Affecting Supervisors’ Enactment of Interpersonal Fairness: The Interactive Relationship between Their Managers’ Informational Fairness and Supervisors’ Sense of Power. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2466
  • Blitz, D., Swinkels, L., & van Zanten, JAP. (2021). Does sustainable investing deprive unsustainable firms of fresh capital? Journal of Impact and ESG Investing, 1(3), 10-25. https://doi.org/10.3905/jesg.2021.1.012
  • Bartikowski, B., & Berens, G. (2021). Attribute framing in CSR communication: Doing good and spreading the word – But how? Journal of Business Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.12.059

Education

Bachelor Programmes

The department of Business-Society Management contributes to the curriculum of both the Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration (IBA) programme and the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Bedrijfskunde) programme.

Masters in Global Business & Sustainability

Understanding the global challenges of sustainability is a vital skill for any future leader.  Sustainability issues such as climate change, global inequality, social injustice and resource scarcity are amongst those central to the corporate strategy of today’s multinational businesses.  These concerns of the wider society undoubtedly carry threats to the way in which many businesses currently operate, but they equally present new business opportunities to provide solutions and take advantage of a rapidly changing business world.

Our MSc Global Business & Sustainability is designed specifically for a new generation of leaders with the capacity to think critically about the sustainability challenges facing business and society both locally and globally.  In this programme we bring students into close contact with the global frontrunners in corporate sustainability, with governmental organisations and with the non-profit sector.   Our graduates gain theoretical knowledge alongside enhance managerial capabilities and skills to prepare for an international business career with meaningful impact in a wide variety of sectors.

Should you have any questions related to the content of our programme, please do not hesitate to visit us or to contact our MScBA coordinator, who will be happy to answer any of your questions.   

– Dr. Marius van Dijke. - department chair

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Research Master in Business and Management

Whether you aspire to an international academic career, or want to do research in the wider world of business, the Research Master in Business and Management provides the ideal preparation. In this exclusive master programme offered by the high-ranking research institute ERIM, a select group of students will be taught by top researchers in management. With no more than 30 students, the two-year programme offers individual supervision, a highly personal approach and the opportunity to pursue your own research interests.

PhD in Management

Talented young researchers get the opportunity to do pioneering and innovative PhD research at ERIM, a top research institute in Europe. In its PhD programme in Management, ERIM offers PhD candidates personal supervision by internationally acclaimed management researchers and excellent research facilities, including a state-of-the-art behavioural lab and advanced survey technology. In addition, a special support programme pays for research expenses like conference visits, international research visits, and data collection. All ERIM’s PhD students are paid a competitive salary and receive career development support.

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