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First class research at Rotterdam School of Management

With its mission to be a force for positive change in the world, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has firmly established its reputation over almost 50 years as one of Europe’s most international and innovative business schools. Our world-class research is conducted by outstanding faculty in seven departments and several centres combining several disciplines to research a common theme.


To provide the best possible environment for conducting research, RSM co-founded the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), together with the Erasmus School of Economics.


Explore RSM's seven academic departments with distinct research and teaching focuses.


RSM's research centres represent invaluable mechanisms for research innovation, impact, knowledge exchange and dissemination by connecting academia with practice. 


The faculty members and researchers are highly active and internationally influential. They investigate issues that are of importance to academics and practitioners alike.

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Full-time PhD programme

ERIM’s full-time doctoral programme is focused on developing and nurturing international academic talent.


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Part-time PhD programme

Business professionals interested in further developing their academic skills while researching their own business activity or industry can now join our new part-time PhD programme.


Discovery, Research impact

Discover how RSM creates impact