Selection procedure

Selection procedure

The selection procedure consists of two phases.

Phase 1 - Ranking based on minimum requirements

After the 31 January deadline all complete applications will be assessed for minimum requirements. All applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be ranked based on their language abilities as well as GPA and/or GMAT (for the benefit of the applicant). At this stage motivation and CV are not included in the evaluation. The 100 best applicants will be invited for a selection interview and assessment at the Erasmus University campus.

Phase 2 -  Interview & Assessment on RSM campus

Assessment: Applicants will participate in an 20-minute assessment consisting of a presentation to corporate partners of the IM/CEMS programme. 

Interviews: Applicants will be invited for a personal interview with the IM/CEMS Selection Committee. The 20-minute interview will be conducted using the "STAR" interview method and will focus on your motivation to participate in the programme as well as two key CEMS competencies: initiative taking and result orientation. Your motivation and CV which you have submitted in your application will be used by the interviewers as preparation material for the interviews.

The selection interviews and assessments will take place on campus on the 5th of March, 2018.

Applicants are expected to come to Rotterdam for this phase and will be notified via e-mail of the exact time and location on the campus. Travel and accommodation costs are not refunded. Applicants residing outside of Europe at this time should contact the RSM Admissions Office if they are selected for the interview and assessment round and they are unable to join the interviews in person.