What to expect

What to expect

The RSM experience

Our 22-month, part-time Executive MBA (EMBA) focuses your career trajectory and primes you for senior leadership. It’s designed to fit the demanding schedules of working executives like you. When you come to Rotterdam, you’ll equip yourself with essential insights and skills to maximise your growth and development in less than two years.

Fearless ideas. Friendly community.

From your first class onward, you’ll exchange bright ideas with faculty members and peer executives from a range of industries around the world. While the EMBA is an intense programme, our community is not at all cutthroat — far from it. Here, all of us bring diverse and valuable experiences to the table.

Unrivalled research opportunities

RSM has some of the world’s brightest thinkers, a world-class research facility, and is part of a dynamic hub of international commerce. That’s why RSM stands among the best business schools in the world.

Tap into the global marketplace of ideas

RSM is a research powerhouse, which is one of the reasons we stand among the best business schools in Europe. With 350 active researchers, our Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) hosts one of the world’s largest and most prolific management research faculties. Constantly ranked among Europe’s top three institutes, our research faculty are true thought leaders, advancing knowledge in five different areas of business. We also have numerous centres of expertise, which work directly with organisations to solve specific business problems and spur innovation.

As an EMBA student, you benefit from our research, which directly influences the concepts you learn and the connections you gain at RSM. Your in-class discussions focus on the latest issues. Your group work revolves around real-world situations. And your instructors come to class armed with the most innovative teaching methods in the field.

Connect to a global community

There’s no substitute for a strong international network of more than 36,000 active alumni. As an EMBA graduate, you’ll have access to the world’s top management schools and more than 100 partner institutes. And you’ll be able to connect with thousands of fellow alumni —smart, ambitious professionals from more than 80 different countries.

Thrive in a global city

Welcome to Rotterdam, the original international business city. We’re home to the world’s third busiest port, a host to creative young professionals from around the globe, and a hub for major international enterprises, such as Unilever, Philips and Shell. We also have a long history of thought leadership and innovation. As a student at RSM, you will tap into this thriving community of business-minded partners to advance your career.