Admission requirements

Admission requirements

English language pre-master admissions criteria valid for entry September 2018

Entry Requirements & Deadlines

Required Bachelor

English language HBO bachelor degree earned at an accredited (by the NVAO) university of applied science in the Netherlands containing a sufficient number of relevant courses. If you have completed your bachelor at an applied sciences university for example in Germany or Finland, please contact the RSM Admissions Office.

For a list of programmes that have met our course requirements in the past, see additional information. Please note that having studied one of these programmes is not a guarantee for admission. We will still check your academic transcript to see if you’ve covered the relevant subjects. If your degree programme is not on the list, but meets the course requirements listed above, you are welcome to apply for admission.

Bachelor course related requirements

You must have completed a bachelor degree with comprehensive knowledge of the functional domains of business administration. This equates to a minimum of 120 ECTS of relevant courses in at least 5 of the 7 subject areas including advanced mathematics and statistics:

Finance & Accounting, Marketing, HRM, Strategic Management, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Business Information Management, (Business) Economics.

Please provide us with additional information (short descriptions on content) if your grade list only mentions ‘project’, ‘internship’ or other unclear headings”.  

Grade Point Average (GPA)

GPA 7 out of 10

 If your institute does not give numerical grades, they will need to provide a conversion table (for example: Voldoende = 6.5, Goed = 8.0, Excellent = 9).

English Proficiency

Your bachelor degree must have been taught exclusively in the English language


The GMAT is an entry requirement for the pre-master. In order to begin our pre-master programme you must take the GMAT and achieve a minimum score of 600. (additional information)


Include all relevant experiences


Explain your reasons for applying to the programme (additional information)


15 May for all applicants (or until a maximum of 40 students has been reached).

Numerus clausus

40 students

Diverse Student Population

In order to guarantee a diverse student population only  50% of the students selected may be Dutch

Duration programme

Minimum of 31 ECTS, 12 months

Degree earned

None – this is not a degree programme


€ 1.064 per year for EU/EEA nationals (subject to change) (more information)


Programme CROHO code

50952 (IBA)