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The Financial Times has announced its Executive Education Open and Customised programme ranking for 2023. Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) tops the list of business schools in the Netherlands for the overall performance as well as for customised programmes. RSM Executive Education has been ensuring that the recent big changes in how the world goes to work are reflected in its executive education courses. Re-prioritised budgets and the new hybrid way of working make it clear that this is an ideal time to learn and develop.

Top in the Netherlands for customised programmes

As well as keeping its number one spot in the FT’s Netherlands combined Executive Education ranking, RSM is placed number one for its customised programmes.

Murielle Bolsius, RSM Executive Education’s director of client engagement said, “We are pleased with the results of this year’s ranking. They show us that our clients experience RSM as a valuable strategic educational partner. In the past year we have worked very hard to embed our mission to be a force for positive change in all of our executive customised programmes, so we’re proud that our clients have seen the impact RSM can deliver and trust us to co-create and collaborate to build a sustainable future.”

RSM customised programmes can be delivered in-company, as a customised version of an existing open programme, or as a completely tailor-made programme, co-created with the client to address each organisation’s unique challenges.

Highly ranked for open programmes

For open programmes in the Netherlands, RSM ranks second. RSM’s open programmes are short courses that cover a wide range of business areas and are suitable for any stage of a career. They deliver fresh insights, highly practical tools and the right knowledge based on cutting-edge research which can all be put into action at work immediately. RSM’s open programmes are also ranked in the top three in the Benelux countries.

Nicola Kleyn, RSM dean of executive education remarked, “Our position in the FT Executive Education rankings is testimony to the positive value that our participants and clients ascribe to their experiences with RSM.” 

For more information about the range of short courses and customised education on offer, see RSM Executive Education’s webpages.

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.

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