Admissions

Admissions

Take your next big step right here. With world-class leadership development and industry expertise, our EMBA programme fuels talented professionals like you with everything you need to launch your career in exciting new directions. 

To get started, here’s everything you need to know—from submitting your application to
securing financial aid and making travel arrangements. Together, we can drive your career further than you’ve ever imagined.

Applying for the EMBA

To join our Executive MBA programme in 2020, apply online by 9 December 2019.


How to get admitted into the EMBA program

1. Submit an online application

You can start your application here

Note that the following documents need to be submitted as part of your online application:

  • Two recommendation forms - you will need to provide the names and email addresses of two professional referees that you’ll invite via the platform to submit their feedback. Your referees will receive an automated link to fill in a reference form. As soon as they submit their feedback, you will receive a notification by the system.
  • Copies of your certified diploma and transcripts (detailed list of courses and grades)
  • Certified English or Dutch translations of your diplomas and transcripts (if the original language is not English or Dutch)
  • Your passport copy
  • Your CV
  • Three essays*
  • Non-refundable application fee (€ 100) – to be paid electronically at the end of the application
     

2. Interview

After your application has been submitted and reviewed, you may be invited to an admissions interview. Motivation, communication and interpersonal skills are assessed rigorously during the EMBA admissions interview.

3. Decision

Shortly after the interview, your application will be discussed in RSM’s MBA Admissions Committee that will make the final decision concerning your application. The entire admissions process takes approximately 2-4 weeks after receiving your online application.

What we’re looking for.
As provider of one of Europe’s top EMBA programmes, RSM looks for exceptional candidates who demonstrate strong potential as global leaders. Here are the qualities we want to see:

Professional achievements and goals

A minimum of four years of post-graduate work experience, demonstrating your career progression.

Academic excellence

Candidates must have a university degree (bachelor, master, PhD) or equivalent**

English proficiency

A strong command of the English language.

Leadership potential

 
  • Experience in managing people or projects
  • A mindset that truly values diversity
  • Curiosity about other cultures, and the ability to communicate effectively with people from all backgrounds
 

Team-building skills

An interest in sharing career experiences with others.

Communication skills

The ability to clearly convey thoughts and ideas, demonstrated through essays and an interview.

Personal qualities

 
  • Flexibility 
  • A good sense of humour—it’s a great way to build strong relationships.
 

*Your three essays should address the following topics (for the 2020 intake) and be around 500 words per essay:

1. How do you see your career developing and how will this programme help you achieve your goals?
2. Describe how the socio-economic environment in which you live/work impacts your business decisions. Please explain your answer and use examples from your own experience whenever possible.
3. Describe the most difficult decision you have made and its effect on you.

**The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request that applicants to the Executive MBA programme take a GMAT test as part of the evaluation process, if deemed necessary.