Admissions & Application

Admissions & Application

To join our Global Executive OneMBA programme  in September 2018, apply online by 3 September 2018.

Admissions Criteria

We have a rigorous selection process in place to ensure we attract and recruit the best participants for the OneMBA programme. These are the application requirements:

  • Six years of postgraduate work experience, demonstrating your career progression.
  • Candidates must have a university degree (bachelor, master, PhD) or equivalent.

Each candidate is evaluated individually on his or her demonstrated and potential abilities. The Admissions Committee will look for evidence of academic excellence and professional achievements. We also stress:

  • leadership
  • commitment to learning
  • English proficiency
  • analytical and communication skills
  • international exposure and breadth of perspective.

The relevance of the OneMBA programme to the candidate’s current role and responsibilities will also be considered. Previous study in business is not a requirement for admission; but some working knowledge of statistics and economics is an advantage. 

Admissions Process

OneMBA applications are evaluated by the RSM Admissions Committee, which is made up of faculty and administrators. It is a comprehensive process and operates on a rolling basis. 

The admissions interview is an essential part of the selection process. Final admission decisions are made following receipt of comments from the interviewers. The RSM alumni network allows us to arrange and conduct personal interviews in most parts of the world.

How to Apply

The following documentation is required for application to the Global Executive OneMBA Programme: 

  • fully completed application form
  • two letters of recommendation
  • transcripts and diplomas from university or higher education institution
  • non-refundable application fee of €100
  • three essays*
  • CV/résumé.

*Your three essays should address the following topics (for the 2017 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 and work makes an impact on 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.

Application Forms

  • Apply electronically via Embark

If you are taking the GMAT, please ensure you quote Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Executive MBA Global – OneMBA so your scores will be sent to us directly.