BSc International Business Administration (IBA)
  • Application deadline

    15 January

  • Starting date

    August 2024

  • Format

    Full-time | 3 years

  • Credits


  • Fee

    €2,530 (EEA) | €11,600 (non-EEA)

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  • Language


Discover more about the IBA programme at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM):

  • Programme overview: curriculum, opportunities during IBA, after the bachelor
  • Key features of the programme: student life, mission, international focus, living in Rotterdam
  • More information: information for parents, housing, immigration & visas

Programme overview

IBA is a three-year English-taught bachelor of science programme, combining research and hands-on learning. It covers various areas like sales, marketing, finance, and more, preparing you for international business.

While studying here, you’ll see how RSM’s positive change initiative is anchored in the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable business is a topic discussed in many of the courses and in your third year, you can explore a variety of mission related courses such as finance for positive change and organising for grand challenges.

Key features of the programme

Student life at RSM

Take a peek at the well-rounded student life that complements the BSc IBA academic journey and prepares you for a successful future. Including student well-being!

Creating positive change

In the IBA programme, you are challenged to think critically about the role of business in society, and to develop innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges.

International focus

RSM’s curriculum is designed to give you a global perspective on business. Also, you can spend the first semester of your third year studying at one of our leading, internationally located partner universities.

Diverse multicultural city

Rotterdam is a vibrant and diverse city, home to people from more than 170 different nationalities. The city's cosmopolitan atmosphere provides an excellent setting for you to learn and grow as an individual.

RSM student cartoon

Sneak peek into IBA at RSM

The diversity and broadness of courses offered within IBA allowed me to explore where my interests lie and keep my options open for the future. Additionally, I felt accepted in and connected to the international environment offered both at the university and in the city of Rotterdam. I can assure you that the student life on offer at EUR will be above and beyond your expectations. From student organisations, internships, side jobs and projects, to sports and parties, I have never found myself bored at home – mind you, that was even during the pandemic.

Ana (second-year International Business Administration student)

Portrait photo of Ana, a second-year International Business Administration student and student ambassador at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) University. Ana describes her positive experience with the diverse and broad range of courses offered in the IBA program, as well as the welcoming and international environment both on campus and in the city of Rotterdam.

More information

Information for parents

We know that starting undergraduate school is a big step for both young adults and their parents. So we have compiled some useful information about RSM to help your daughter or son make the right decision.


Finding housing in Rotterdam can be tricky. Make sure to start on time!

Immigration & visas

Entry visas & residence permits for non-EU or EEA students.

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