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Is the GMAT test mandatory for all applicants?

For master applicants who will obtain their bachelor diploma from a research university outside the Netherlands, it is mandatory to show a sufficient GMAT test result before the application deadline or before the programme has reached maximum capacity (whichever occurs first). 

Master applicants who will obtain their bachelor degree at a Dutch research University (WO) have to meet the GPA requirement of a 7.0 or higher (HBO 7.5). For this group of applicants the GMAT score can't be used to compensate for an insufficient GPA. 

Last update:
Friday, 25 September 2020

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Does RSM offer GMAT fee waivers?

For the application season 2021 (starting in October 2020) RSM has obtained 10 GMAT fee waivers. These are given to eligible applicants on request and of first come first served basis. Candidates must provide the fee waiver code when they register for their GMAT appointment. In order to apply for the GMAT waiver complete the following steps:

  1. Write a brief motivation statement explaining why you think you should be granted a GMAT waiver.
  2. Upload the motivation statement to the online application form (OLAF) instead of a GMAT score.
  3. Complete and submit your application.
  4. RSM will evaluate your application. If you are eligible for admission, there are still waivers left and there is enough time to take the exam before the application deadline of the programme you are applying to, we will send you a waiver.

 

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Friday, 2 October 2020

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My GMAT score is lower than the minimum requirement set by RSM. Can I still apply?

Applicants who submit a GMAT score which does not meet the minimum requirement of 600 set by RSM will not be considered for admission. You can take the test again, but the new score must be submitted by the application deadline,or before the programme has reached maximum capacity (whichever occurs first).

RSM will only consider the highest score obtained. A previous lower score will not have a negative effect on your application.

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Friday, 25 September 2020

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I'm a student from a Dutch university (WO/HBO) and my GPA does not meet the minimum requirements. Can I use the GMAT test to compensate for my insufficient GPA?

No. Students from Research Universities and Universities of Applied Science must meet the GPA requirements. From October 2020 onwards GMAT can no longer be used to compensate for an insufficient GPA. This is due to strict guidelines set by the Dutch government in regards to use of standardized tests in the admissions process. 

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Friday, 25 September 2020

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What is a GMAT exam?

The General Management Admission Test (GMAT) and is used by business schools worldwide to assess skills deemed necessary for success at the graduate school level. The GMAT exam consists of 4 parts: quantitative, verbal, analytical writing assessment and integrated reasoning. RSM does not require you to complete the analytical writing assessment nor the integrated reasoning part as these parts do not contribute to your overall score.

For more information on exam content and information on how and where to register for the exam, please visit the official GMAT website: www.gmac.com. Preparation materials such as books and software applications are available to help you study for the GMAT exam and can be purchased on-line or in major book stores. RSM strongly advises you to prepare for the GMAT well in advance.

The minimum required score is 600. 

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Friday, 25 September 2020

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Can I submit my proof of English proficiency or GMAT results after I have applied?

All relevant information such as your proof of English proficiency and your GMAT results (if applicable) must be available to RSM by the application deadline, or before the programme has reached maximum capacity (whichever occurs first). When scheduling a test date keep in mind that it can take several weeks to receive your test score. Plan ahead!

For the MSc International Management/CEMS programme the results must be submitted by the application deadline of 31 January. 

If you submit your application first with only your academic transcripts, the RSM Admissions Office can already start evaluating your application and let you know wether you meet the academic requirements. However during the busy period (January - May) the evaluation times are longer, so keep this in mind when planning your tests.

 

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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What do I need to upload for the verification of my GMAT test score?

GMAT test results can only be verified online. For this you need to give RSM permission to access your score.

  • Request for your score report to be sent to RSM when taking the GMAT test
  • You can also request for this to be done after having taken the test, but GMAT charges extra fees for this.
  • RSM also accepts the unofficial score report which you will receive right after taking the test, as long as you've given RSM permission to access your score. You can upload the unofficial score report as part of your application. 

 

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Monday, 9 September 2019

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Do I have to take all 4 parts of the GMAT exam?

The GMAT exam consists of 4 parts: quantitative, verbal, analytical writing assessment and integrated reasoning. RSM does not require you to complete the analytical writing assessment nor the integrated reasoning part as these parts do not contribute to your overall score.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

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How can I prepare for the GMAT?

There are many courses available which help you prepare for the GMAT test. The best way to find them is to google for GMAT  courses near you.

The Erasmus University language and training center (LTC) offers GMAT courses. The training consists of 4 lessons as well as an online training package. For more details check the LTC website.

Last update:
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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I have dyslexia, are there special arrangements for the GMAT

Please contact the RSM admissions office for additional information.

Last update:
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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What is the GMAT code for RSM?

You can use any of the following codes to send your GMAT scores to RSM Admissions Office:

Rotterdam School of Management-MSc - Master in International Management/CEMS QK8-CX-52
Rotterdam School of Management-MSc - Master in Management QK8-CX-36
Rotterdam School of Management-MSc - other programs QK8-CX-28
Rotterdam School of Management-MSc - Pre-Masters Programs QK8-CX-08
Last update:
Monday, 12 August 2019

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How are ‘admission requirements’ defined in The Netherlands?

In The Netherlands ‘admissions requirements’ for Master’s programmes have been defined by the Ministry of Education as “knowledge and competencies that were obtained during a bachelor degree programme.” For each of our Master programmes, RSM has identified specific knowledge requirements that are necessary for the successful completion of a Master programme at RSM. These requirements, per MSc programme, are listed on our website under the Admissions tab; Bachelor degree and Bachelor course related requirements.

Last update:
Wednesday, 17 July 2019

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How is ‘selection’ defined in The Netherlands?

In The Netherlands selection criteria for Master’s programmes have been defined by the Ministry of Education as “skills that go above and beyond the final qualifications obtained during the bachelor degree”. These can be personal qualities possessed by the applicant such as motivation, language skills, grade point average or the results of standardized tests. RSM has defined and specified these criteria per MSc programme which are listed under the Admissions tab on our website.

Last update:
Wednesday, 17 July 2019

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Does RSM accept the Online GMAT test?

The Online GMAT test offered during COVID-19 is accepted for the admissions process until further notice.

Last update:
Tuesday, 20 October 2020

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