Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate
Years Work Experience
7
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

Deadlines


Round 1
March 24

Round 2
May 26

Round 3
August 21

Round 4
October 16

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
215

88
Full-time
16
Female
12
Part-time


Students Say

Future international business moguls choose Rotterdam School of Mangement, Erasmus University (RSM) for two simple reasons: The school provides "the most international MBA" experience in the world, and Rotterdam is in the heart of the EEC, with "easy access" to Germany and the "EU labor market." RSM provides a "very challenging, positive learning environment," but its intensive twelve-month MBA program is not for the faint of heart. The "workload is heavy," and the curriculum is front-loaded (students take eleven general management courses in the first two semesters). During this period, the day "starts at 9:00 A.m . with classes and ends at 7:00 P .m . with some group work or . .. [an] assignment." Overworked students take comfort in the fact that their professors are "excellent! They clearly enjoy teaching their subject matters, and because they are from all over the world, we get different perspectives in class." Students also point out that "the small class size means we have more opportunities to form close relationships with the program staff." During the third semester, students choose an advanced course from one of four areas of specialization (finance, marketing, or strategy). The final semester is an elective curriculum. All academic work in residency at RSM is conducted in English.

With one eye trained on the executive job market and the other on skill development and business knowledge, Rotterdam is what "b-school should be"; that is, "practical and academic at the same time." The Personal Leadership Development program, a mandatory twelve-month experiential course, adds additional value. One student sums it up: "In hindsight I would not have gone to any other business school. RSM offers the right balance of soft and hard skills." "The school [also] has a strong sense of social responsibility." "I am now equipped to be a stronger and more sensitive businessperson," writes one satisfied student.



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
“Business, Society and Sustainable Development” is an introductory course on the relationship between businesses and its goals, and the broader local and global society in which firms operate. The framework of sustainable development will be presented as the orienting mechanism. The course will address conceptual issues, as well as specific thematic areas of priority global interest. The goal of the course is to introduce future managers and entrepreneurs to a number of critical issues they will face in aligning their companies’ goals with those of their society. Particular emphasis will be placed on so-called “north-south” issues, and the role of companies in addressing pressing environmental and social needs. http://www.unprme.org/reports/RSMPRMEREPORT2012.pdf http://www.rsm.nl/sustainability/teaching

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://www.rsm.nl/research/business-society-management/research/

School's environmental commitment 1:
Carbon offset of all flights from members of the RSM - an initiative based on our Sustainable RSM programme http://www.sustainable.rsm.nl

School's environmental commitment 2:
RSM has a Net Impact Club and Charity Foundation, which sponsor multiple projects.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Since 2011 Sustainable RSM have several substantial achievements: - Greening RSM became action-oriented in 2011. - Inaugural Green Thesis Award - winner announced - Earth Day 2011 Art Project: repurposed neck ties of intentions at the GreenEUR shack. - Sustainability Day - apple distribution to students and employees with photo intentions - Eureka Week Stand - awareness and recruitment activity - Creation of a Greening RSM Student Committee - Implementation of the Carbon-offsetting scheme for all RSM employee flights - Green Minute Video Production - Implementation of recycled paper and double-sided printing pre-sets at all printers. Only high-quality recycled paper is available for shared printers and photocopiers - MBA Sustainability Challenge implemented and a winner announced. - From5to4 Game - round two - Creation of a Sounding Board Group: business leaders in the region - New Project Manager hired - The Sustainability Strategic Plan was written and presented to the Steering Group - Assessment of RSM's environmental Footprint via Milieubarometer - All student computers are now shut down outside opening hours -Energy consumption reminders are posted twice a year see http://greeningrsm.ning.com

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$73,902
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
87%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
72%
School Facilitiated
28%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

20%
Marketing
19%
Operations/Logistics
19%
Finance/Accounting
16%
Other
15%
Consulting
3%
General Management
3%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

100%
International

Students Say

RSM MBAs can look forward to bright and lucrative careers. While the school is respon- sible for connecting students with optional internships and half of post-MBA jobs, stu- dents also find significant career opportunities within an ever growing alumni network and elsewhere. Companies recruiting at RSM include ING Bank, ABN Amro, Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, Amazon, AT Kearney. Top recruiters of 2014 are FMO, Microsoft, Cargill, Heineken, D.E. Master Blenders , Shell, Emerson, IBM, Tata Consultancy Services, and Philips. The main goal of career services is to facilitate progress towards the best suitable job after graduation.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 20% $55,825 $68,316 $41,070 $142,800
Finance / Accounting 19% $66,600 $67,182 $43,157 $88,800
Operations / Logistics 19% $64,380 $72,505 $61,050 $96,360
Other 16% $70,163 $80,400 $59,940 $97,680
Consulting 15% $64,380 $68,195 $50,350 $96,360
Human Resources 3%
General Management 3%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consumer Products 22% $72,000 $71,409 $49,661 $97,680
Financial Services 22% $69,930 $68,144 $45,887 $88,800
Other 14% $60,120 $62,903 $41,070 $88,800
Technology 13% $73,726 $76,314 $43,157 $97,680
Manufacturing 11% $64,380 $72,410 $55,500 $93,506
Consulting 8% $62,160 $62,108 $50,350 $73,660
Petroleum / Energy 3%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 3%
Media / Entertainment 2%
Non-profit 2%

Prominent Alumni

Meiny Prins
CEO Privia

Saskia Stuiveling
Former President Court of Audit Netherlands

Feike Sijbesma
CEO Royal DSM

Kartiko Wirjoatmodjo
CEO Bank Mandiri, Indonesia

Peter Molengraaf
President Alliander

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$23,407

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10,053

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
44%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
18%

New Students Receiving Loans
27%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$50,750
Fees (In-State)
$65

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$18,000
Academic Expenses
$1,600

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
98

Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

96.00%
International

36% female
64% male

Campus Life

Students Say

RSM "students form a strong and very connected group," students say. "Everyone is automatically a member of every club. It's your responsibility to contribute as much or as little to the events. For example, though you may not be in any entrepreneurial courses, you are automatically invited to [hear] every entrepreneurial speaker on campus. And once you arrive, you are welcome in the room." The collegial atmosphere is "perfect and wonderful," says one MBA candidate. "I'd like to go back to the first semester and to start again." Even so, students are "extremely driven." "Almost half want to be entre- preneurs or have owned businesses." RSM's "inspiring and challenging" students don't shrink from competition or from giving "positive and constructive criticism."

Diversity is no afterthought here—it's the reason MBA candidates choose RSM. Students say that the "international perspective was a big draw. Several other [schools] claimed to be international, but mostly had over 50 percent from one or two backgrounds." RSM, on the other hand, "has fifty nationalities and only small clusters from the same back- grounds." This means that students learn "a lot from classmates," and "there is no ruling racial group in our class." "It is just great!" enthuses one student. "A mix of cultures brings so many good things out of each student that it is almost like magic. The amount of kindness that I've experienced is just overwhelming." Demographically speaking, a preponderance of the students are European and Asian, with large Indian and Taiwanese communities; the average student is in his or her late twenties, with an undergraduate background in business or economics and more than five years of pre-MBA work expe- rience. A quarter of MBA candidates are women. Partners and spouses "have banded together" to form "a supportive network," "and routinely have nights out on the town."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Brandon Kirby
Director of MBA Marketing & Admissions

Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
J-Building
Rotterdam, 3062 PA
Netherlands

Phone
+31104082222

Fax
+31104529509

Email
mba.info@rsm.nl


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