Erasmus University Rotterdam

Business and Management, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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The M.Sc. in Business and Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam has a great focus on research and helps students gain key management abilities. The Master’s programme covers the option to customise your study course and you can choose from specialisation areas such as business processes, logistics, marketing, finance and accounting and entrepreneurship.


Combining education with research in a programme for academically talented and highly motivated students, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University offers a research master in Business and Ma

Research Master in Business and Management (ERIM Research Master) is part of Erasmus Doctoral Programme in Business and Management from ERIM, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management, a joint research institute of RSM and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). For talented and highly motivated students who aspire to an academic career in management; The ERIM Research Master is a research-oriented programme with individual supervision and a highly personal approach. The programme develops academic competencies and skills within the five domains of management: Business Processes, Logistics & Information Systems; Organisation; Marketing; Finance & Accounting; Strategy & Entrepreneurship. It provides the perfect preparation for a subsequent PhD programme in management or business, an academic position in management research or a career in business or consultancy. Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is ranked as a top 10 player by the Financial Times European Masters in Management list.


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

    This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.


    The Master of Philosophy in Business Research programme is for talented and motivated students who wish to excel in research and business. This programme, from one of Europe’s top business schools, provides the perfect preparation for an academic career or a research position in the private or public sector.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score: 7.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score: 600

      The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

    • Minimum required score: 100

      The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

    Academic Requirements

    Active employment

    Assessment interview

    Certified competences

    Knowledge minimum

    Language test

    Previous education

    Professional experience

    Written request

    Tuition Fee Per Year

    • EUR 17300 International
    • EUR 2006 EU/EEA


    ERIM offers a limited number of subsistence allowances to its very best applicants. The subsistence allowance amounts either € 5,000 or € 10,000 (which is sufficient to cover the living costs in the Netherlands for one year). If you would like to apply for this subsistence allowance, you have to submit a written scholarship application with the rest of your application package. Your scholarship application should include a motivation letter and a financial statement proving your need for financial support.

    ERIM also offers a reduced tuition fee to several excellent non-EEA students. This means that instead of paying a tuition fee of €17,000 per year, you would have to pay €1,984. The decision on granting the reduced fee is made after you’ve been accepted into the programme.

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.