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The latest ranking from the Financial Times (FT) for Master in Management programmes shows Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has climbed two places from eighth to sixth for its MSc International Management programme. The top 100 Masters in Management programmes were published on the FT website on Monday 28 October. 

The ranking comprises data about the programme, the school, recent graduates, and several elements that were measured in a 2019 survey of graduates from the class of 2016. It took into account their salaries, career progress, international mobility and how they consider they have achieved their aims, among other attributes. 

RSM’s high position in the global ranking is a result of a good all-round performance in each of the criteria. It confirms RSM’s place well within the top 10 Master in Management programmes in the world.

RSM’s Dean of Education Professor Eric Waarts said: “I am sure that our continuing efforts to improve every part of our master programmes, and our focus on coaching our students to achieve their goals and to see themselves as agents of positive change, are helping us to consolidate our position within the top 10 of master in management programmes.

“This result shows once again that RSM’s MSc in International Management programme offers an excellent start to an international management career.”

MSc employment report

RSM’s own survey of this year’s graduates from the International Management programme showed that it took them, on average, less than three months to find a job after graduation, and almost half of them said the process was easy. On average, 60 per cent of RSM master graduates are employed in their home country, and 23 per cent are employed outside their home country.

Global business education

The MSc in International Management programme is geared toward preparing students for leadership positions in the competitive international labour market. Upon graduation, they will have a good understanding of management theory, but also an international mindset, the ability to speak several languages, and experience of global business. These elements are reflected in this premier ranking and show that the hard work of all of those involved really pays off. 

The full results of the FT Global Masters in Management ranking include other participating Dutch schools and are published today in today’s print and online editions of the Financial Times. 

More information

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

For more information about RSM or this release, please contact Erika Harriford-McLaren, communications manager for RSM, on +31 10 408 2877 or by email at

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