Learning experience

Learning experience

Learning inside and outside the classroom.

The concepts, ideas and frameworks that you explore with faculty in class are brought to life via rich exchange of perspectives and experience with your peers – movers, shakers and change-makers from every sector, industry and geography. And because of the part-time format, you are able to bring all this learning, richness and insight back to your workplace as you work through the programme. Meanwhile, project work, study trips, events and networking experiences will continuously challenge you to build new skills, try new approaches and translate theory into practice.

The RSM EMBA is an experiential, practical and intellectual journey that will empower you to reflect on where you want to go as a leader. And to build the professional and personal roadmap that will take you there.

  • You will spend one week each year immersed in a different business, cultural and socio-economic context. This is a chance to truly explore the complex issues that surround doing business with and within emerging markets. Your learning will happen both in-class at a partner school and via site visits to local enterprises, giving you privileged new insight into on-the-ground business culture. Previous trips have taken EMBA students to Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa and Japan.

  • You have a unique opportunity in your second year to use the new concepts, ideas, frameworks and approaches you have learnt to address a real-life challenge affecting you and your company. Your six-month project (March – August) runs alongside your EMBA studies, bringing outstanding value both to you and to your organisation. It is a chance not only to learn by doing, but to leverage your evolving skill set across different functional areas of your business. 

  • The Executive MBA experience is exponentially enriched by the networking dynamic. You will form part of a network of movers and shakers from all over the world and a breadth of different sectors, industries and roles. During your EMBA you will have a chance to forge life-long connections via numerous student clubs, associations and events, all while accelerating your leadership and team-building capacities, and broadening your perspectives and outlook.

    We also host thought leaders and leaders from many of the world’s foremost multinationals. They regularly come to campus to lead panels, career workshops, seminars and interactive presentations. Whether it’s dinner with a visiting professor or networking with a Fortune 500 CEO, at RSM you will meet and be inspired by the world’s finest thinkers and change-makers.

  • Rotterdam is known as The Gateway to Europe. Our vibrant city is one of the world’s busiest ports, host to creative change-makers and professionals from all over the world, and a bustling hub for major global enterprises.

    Founded on solid Dutch values of tolerance, global vision, collaboration, sustainability and analytical thinking, Rotterdam is bursting with culture, art, breath-taking architecture, dance and theatre. Europe’s major cities, London, Brussels and Paris are a short train ride away, and the city is just 30 minutes from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

    Stay connected and one step ahead of the global market, trends and shifts. And reap the many advantages of studying in Rotterdam:

    • Highly advantageous set of visa and immigration regulations in Europe.
    • A vibrant,  international city where English is widely spoken.
    • Access to more multinational company headquarters (per capita) than anywhere else in Europe.
    • Apply for a job search visa that lets you stay in Europe for a year after finishing your MBA.