Premaster in International Business Administration

RSM offers an English language pre-master programme for bachelor degree holders from accredited Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands (HBO), Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland who are interested in pursuing a Master of Science degree.

The pre-master is a one-year programme and amounts to 31-33 European Credits (EC).

Selection is based upon your specific degree and level of mastery and ambition. Your bachelor programme should be related to Business Administration. For more detailed information about our selection criteria, please refer to Admissions.

Programme Details

  • The programme is taught in English.
  • 40 students will be admitted.
  • The programme starts once per year.
  • After successful completion of the pre-master programme you are eligible to enrol in one of our 12-month MSc programmes. You can also apply for the 18-month MSc International Management/CEMS programme, but admissions is not guaranteed as this programme has an extra selection process.

This one-year pre-master must be completed within two consecutive years. If you have not completed all programme requirements within two years, the grades and credits received up to that point will no longer be valid.

Please be aware that successful completion of the pre-master programme does not result in a bachelor diploma or other certificate, but gives you a ‘proof of eligibility’ to the master programme, which must be redeemed within one year.

Admission & Application

This programme has reached maximum capacity for the September 2019 start.

If possible, we advise you to consider the Dutch language premaster programme instead.