The RSM Experience

The RSM Experience

For more than 20 years, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University has been educating MBA participants for senior leadership positions. RSM’s success can be attributed to its global community, outstanding research facility, and extensive relationships with surrounding and international enterprises.

Dynamic, international community

With over 40,000 alumni active in 35 chapters around the world, RSM’s stakeholders span the entire international business community. Affiliated with Europe’s top management schools, the school’s network comprises an unparalleled 100-plus partner institutes. 80 nationalities are represented in the student body, while international faculty members regularly consult for multinational firms, stand on international committees, and teach at other schools worldwide. RSM participants enter a microcosm of the global village today: learning alongside international participants. Mixing with executives from global enterprises. Experiencing business on different continents. And learning to think globally, not just in regards to diverging economies and business models, but the broader context in which business operates: societal and environmental.

Our corporate partners, our corporate roots

RSM is based in the city of Rotterdam, an international metropolis on the shores of Europe’s largest port – ‘the gateway’ to European trade and commerce for centuries. Today a hub of modern enterprise, Rotterdam and the surrounding region are home to many multinationals including Unilever, Philips and Shell. These companies are not only long-established members of the RSM community, but played a hand in its earliest formation. Today, RSM’s corporate network expands to companies worldwide, and our extensive interaction with local and international enterprises pays tribute to both our corporate roots and the region’s international trading heritage.


With 350 active researchers, RSM is home to one of the largest and most prolific management research faculties in the world. Within the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) – ranked among Europe’s top 3 institutes by the international media – researchers contribute to the creation of new knowledge in five core streams of Management, while ten Centres of Expertise work directly with organisations to advance in-company innovation. This facility not only supplies all our programmes with the latest knowledge, it guarantees innovative teaching methods and teaching faculty who are international authorities in their fields.