With no more than 30 students in the two-year programme, you’re offered individual supervision, a personal approach and the opportunity to investigate your chosen subject in great depth. The composition and amount of course work depends on your specific educational background and individual profile.
The Business and Management - Business Processes, Logistics and Information Systems programme offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam is entirely taught in English by some of the world’s most distinguished management research academics. It provides you with the perfect preparation for a PhD in Management or Business and for research positions in the business world.
The two-year Research Master in Business and Management programme focuses on the development of academic competencies and skills on a personal level.
A maximum of 30 students each year attend the international research master programme, which is taught in English. The small class size means you soon settle into class and have close contact with your tutors and classmates.
In the ERIM Research Master, you choose one of five domains of management:
The ERIM Research Master programme trains you for your PhD studies and beyond. Career prospects can include future research, or an academic position in management. If you continue your studies and embark onto a PhD programme at ERIM, your career prospects can include research in management at European and North American business schools – where qualified PhD researchers are in demand.
The best performers from the ERIM Doctoral programme proceed to a PhD position and an academic research career, either at ERIM, where the majority of our doctoral programme graduates continue their study, or at other Dutch and international universities.
Graduates from the ERIM doctoral programme who decide not to pursue a PhD win research-oriented jobs outside academia in large international organisations, consultancies and banks.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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.Book IELTS
Minimum required score:
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:
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).
You can apply to the Research Master in Business and Management if you’re a university Bachelor of Science or Arts graduate or if you hold a Dutch doctorandus degree. You must be a high performing student from a business or economic school and from fields such as psychology, sociology and engineering.
Your admission to the ERIM Research Master programme is based on the following:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
ERIM offers a limited number of subsistence allowances to its very best applicants. The subsistence allowance amounts to either € 5,000 or € 10,000. Decisions on the subsistence allowances are made after the application deadline.
ERIM also offers a reduced tuition fee to several excellent non-EEA students. This means that instead of paying a tuition fee of approximately €17,300 per year, you would have to pay approximately €2,006. 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.
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