MBA International Full-time MBA

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Application deadline: Start in 1 January: November (non-EEA: November).
Tuition fee:
  • € 44,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: January  2016
Credits (ECTS): 72 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Our full-time MBA programme has been consistently ranked around the top 30 programmes in the world and the top 5 in Europe.

Taught in English over 12 months, the programme attracts students from around 37 different countries world-wide. Participants emerge with the skills to think critically, creatively and analytically about the most defining issues in global business. They are taught by top-rated faculty, mentors and multinational corporate managers in one of most diverse classes of any MBA programme. A key goal of this programme is to deliver a behavioural transformation in participants. Students emerge from the programme with the personal skills to connect, inspire, motivate and leverage powerful networks across diversity - a defining quality of successful business leadership. Participants acquire these skills in two of the most experiential learning environments of any MBA programme: by 'living' management and the Personal Leadership Development (PLD). Using their daily experiences within RSM's extremely diverse population PLD encourages enhanced intrapersonal skills understanding and interpersonal communication skills.


Programme internationalization:

This programme has a workload of 72 ECTS.


To be eligible for the MBA programme you must be able to demonstrate:

* Professional achievements and goals:three years' post-graduate work experience and clear professional targets that you have set for yourself.
* Academic excellence:a university degree (Bachelor, Masters, PhD) or equivalent, together with a valid GMAT/GRE report.
* An international outlook:the ability to interact and work with people from significantly diverse cultures and backgrounds.
* English proficiency:strong knowledge of English. A TOEFL, IELTS or PTE is not required unless specifically requested by the Admissions Committee during the admissions process.
* Personal qualities:leadership potential, strong communication skills, drive, maturity, creativity, adaptability, independence and self-confidence.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience is required.



Triple Accredited and Quality Assured
Maintaining the excellent quality of our services is very important to us. We are therefore proud to be among the 1% (57) of business schools worldwide with Triple Crown accreditation, meaning we are accredited by all three international, independent accreditation committees, as well as regional and independent accreditation bodies.

Being triple accredited is an exclusive quality indicator and highlights our international reputation. RSM is one of the few schools meeting the specific requirements of the three accreditation bodies and amongst a very select group of institutions such as Copenhagen Business School, HEC Paris, INSEAD, London Business School, EAESP - Fundação Getúlio Vargas, ESADE and SDA Bocconi School of Management.

RSM is accredited by:

AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is a US based in 1916 established accreditation organisation. AACSB evaluates a business schools mission, faculty qualifications and contributions, programmes, and other critical areas on a five year review cycle. Particular important for AACSB are the assurance of learning standards. Student learning being the central activity of higher education, schools should have learning goals in place that encourage continuous improvement in educational programmes. RSM was among the first European business schools to receive AACSB accreditation in 1998.


The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is a London-based in 1967 established international organisation that accredits postgraduate business programs at business schools worldwide. The Association is one of the three main global accreditation bodies in business education. It differs from AACSB and EQUIS as it accredits a school's portfolio of postgraduate business programs rather than the entire business school. RSM is AMBA accredited since 1996.


EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) was created in 1998 as part of the European Foundation for Management Development EFMD, a Brussels-based organisation that seeks to improve education and research in the field of business and management.
The EQUIS accreditation is awarded to business schools based on general quality. The process also takes into account the business school's level of internationalisation, which is not a strict requirement for accreditation by the other two major international accreditation bodies.
RSM is proud to be one of 138 EQUIS-accredited business schools worldwide. At its start in 1998 EQUIS accredited the school for a full period of five years. Actually, the school itself was one of the 19 pioneer schools launching EQUIS and its subsequent accreditation procedures. Following the initial accreditation of 1998, the School was awarded re-accreditation in 2003 and 2009.


The Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science (KNAW) promotes the quality of scientific and scholarly work and strives to ensure that Dutch scholars and scientists make the best possible contribution to the cultural, social, and economic development of Dutch society. As a research organisation, the Academy is responsible for a group of outstanding national research institutes. It promotes innovation and knowledge valorisation within these institutes and encourages them to cooperate with one another and with university research groups. RSMs research institute ERIM has been accredited by the KNAW since 1999.


The Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) is the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders. Its role is to evaluate the study programmes of educational institutes and grants quality marks and aids for the advancement of overall quality. The NVAO can award distinctive features as recognition of a special characteristic of an educational programme. The organisation was established by international treaty and it ensures the quality of higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders. RSM is NVAO accredited since 2007.

In 2010, NVAO awarded the Distinctive (Quality) Feature for Internationalisation' to RSMs International Bachelor programme. RSMs IBA programme gained the NVAO-Certificate for Quality Distinction on Internationalisation. The jurys report indicates that RSMs IBA programme benefits from the Schools worldwide network and its high academic standards for international business studies. RSMs multicultural setting was particularly noted for resulting in an excellent IBA-feeling shared equally by students and staff.

In 2012, NVAO awarded the Distinctive (Quality) Feature for small scale and intensive education to RSMs MSc International Management/CEMS programme. This particular feature indicates that the teaching in our MSc International Management / CEMS is considerably more intensive than in standard programmes. Education is intertwined with extra-curricular activities so that an academic and professional community is created and the social context is inseparable from the curriculum. In addition there is a stringent admission procedure aimed at realising the optimal match between student and programme.


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    The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is a standardised exam, delivered in English, used in admissions for thousands of business masters programmes globally. By taking this test you can show your suitability for this programme. The GMAT exam has been shown to be a valid predictor of academic performance in MBA and other business masters programmes.
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    Minimum score: 600
    Average score: 650

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