Dr Claus Schmitt

Claus Schmitt

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Claus Schmitt works as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Claus’ research focuses on the risks for investors caused by financial distress, the information content of credit ratings and credit derivatives. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and was a visiting scholar at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. You can find more information on his personal website (http://www.clausschmitt.com).

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Finance


International Corporate Finance

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM-IM13CC
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Master

IM Research clinic

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM-IMRC
  • Level: Master

Financial Distress and Corporate Restructuring

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BMME098
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Past courses

IM Research clinic

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BM-IM-RC
  • Level: Master

FI master thesis

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BMMTFI
  • ECTS: 16

Multinational financial management

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BM-IM08CC
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master