Premaster in International Business Administration

RSM offers a pre-master programme of 31-33 ECTS for Dutch University of Professional Education (Dutch University of Applied Science or HBO) students interested in pursuing a Master of Science degree.

Selection is based upon your specific HBO degree, your grades and your GMAT score. Your HBO 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 fully in English.
  • Only 40 students will be admitted, with no more than 20 of them Dutch.
  • The programme starts only once per year.
  • After successful completion of the pre-master programme you are eligible to enrol in one of our MSc programmes, provided that you fulfil all admission requirements that are detailed on the web pages of the respective programme. You can also apply for the 1½-year (18 months) MSc International Management - CEMS or the MSc Finance and Investments Advanced programme. Course requirements are detailed on the web pages of the respective programmes.


If you already meet the admissions requirements we recommend that you apply early. Application for this programme will open 1 October 2018 and the deadline is 15 May 2019 (unless the maximum capacity has been reached before this date).

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.