Rotterdam School of Management
|Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University|
|Dean||Dean Steef van de Velde|
|Affiliations||AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB, CEMS|
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (or RSM) is the international business school of the Erasmus University Rotterdam located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes taught mostly in English, including MBA, Executive Education, and PhD programmes.
RSM is ranked as one of the best European business schools, including 7th by the Financial Times, 5th in the world by Eduniversal and among the top 20 in the world by The Wall Street Journal. RSM is in the 1% of business schools worldwide which possess the distinguished Triple Crown Accreditation - AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. In addition, RSM's programmes are accredited by the Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO) and is part of the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS), a consortium of Europe's leading schools and corporate partners. RSM is also a member of the Partnership in International Management (PIM) network, and hosts a diverse international student body.
- 1 History
- 2 Rankings
- 3 Programmes
- 3.1 Bachelors
- 3.2 Masters
- 3.3 MBA
- 3.4 Research Degrees
- 3.5 Other Executive Education
- 3.6 RSM Consulting
- 3.7 RSM Speakers
- 4 Exchange programmes
- 5 Notable Alumni
- 6 Events
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The roots of RSM stretch back to the founding of Erasmus University as the Dutch School of Higher Commercial Education in 1913. Originally a business-oriented institution, the Dutch School of Higher Commercial Education was a private initiative established with the support of the Rotterdam business community.
In 1966 Erasmus University (then the Netherlands Institute for Economic Science), commissioned an investigation into the feasibility of founding a Graduate School of Management dedicated to the subject of ‘business administration’. The result, inaugurated in 1969, was the ‘Interfaculteit Bedrijfskunde/Graduate School of Management’, a joint initiative of the schools of economics, law and social sciences of Erasmus University, and the schools of civil, mechanical and maritime engineering and general sciences at the Delft University of Technology.
Graduate School of Management
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University first opened its doors in 1970 in the suburb of Kralingen, Rotterdam. The first 30 students began classes in the two-year ‘post-kandidaats’ programme (equivalent to a master’s). The school became the first in the Netherlands to offer the degree “Doctorandus in de Bedrijfskunde” post-kandidaats, for students with a university qualification in a non-business discipline.
In 1972 the school moved to new premises in Delft and was once again remodelled, this time as the Interuniversities Institute for Business Administration (‘Interuniversitair Instituut Bedrijfskunde’ or IIB). It had only one division, the ‘Interuniversitaire Interfaculteit Bedrijfskunde/Graduate School of Management Delft’. In November that year the first 29 students graduated with the new academic degree ‘Doctorandus in de Bedrijfskunde’ (Drs.), and the Alumni Association VIB, the ‘Vereniging van afgestudeerden van de Interfaculteit Bedrijfskunde’ was formally established.
In 1975 the curriculum was revised and, from 1977 onwards, the focus turned towards the internationalisation of the school. The first exchange programme was established in 1980 with the French Institut Supérieur des Affaires, visited by IIB-students Hans van der Laan and Rino Schreuder. The second exchange programme was established with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. The number of English-language modules with an international focus expanded. In 1984 the four-year ‘doctorandus’ programme was launched. The first European CEMS master’s degree was conferred in 1991, a result of RSM’s assimilation into the renowned CEMS network.
In 1986 the Graduate School of Management Delft moved back to the premises of Erasmus University, and was renamed the Faculty of Business Administration. The doctoral programme was established in the same year. In 1993 the ERASM research school was founded, bringing together researchers from the Faculty of Business Administration and the School of Economics. It is known today as the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM).
In 2003 the International Business Administration programme (IBA) was established, an English-language programme which aims to provide a truly international learning experience with 50% of students from outside the Netherlands.
Rotterdam School of Management
In 1966 a consensus on the lack of suitable training and higher educational facilities for managers in the Netherlands, spurred Dutch-based multinationals including Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever and Philips to establish the Foundation for Business Administration, an institute for postgraduate management education that later became Rotterdam School of Management (RSM).
The founders of RSM each donated two million guilders and included:
- Royal Dutch Shell
- Algemene Kunstzijde Unie
- Koninklijke Zout/Ketjen (Akzo Nobel)
- Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank
- Algemene Bank Nederland (ABN AMRO)
- Philips Gloeilampen fabriek
- Koninklijke Hoogovens en Staalfabrieken (Corus)
In 1985 the Rotterdam School of Management launched its International Fulltime MBA programme, initially offered in both Dutch and English. In 1986 the ‘post-kandidaats’ IMSEC exchange programme was absorbed into the MBA, and a new IMScEC ‘doctorandus’ programme was launched.
In 2003 RSM joined four schools located in three continents to create the "Global Executive OneMBA".
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
In 2004 Rotterdam School of Management merged with Erasmus University's Faculty of Business Administration and the Erasmus Research Institute of Management to become Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).
In 2006 the MSc General Management was established, a new master’s degree for non-business graduates.
2011 the school welcomed a new dean, Steef van de Velde.
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is ranked as follows:
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Among the business schools with major international influence, RSM is ranked as follows:
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The QS Global 200 Business Schools Report, when assessing the business schools currently preferred by the most international employers for the purpose of hiring postgraduates ranked RSM as follows:
RSM holds a prestigious triple accreditation from the international accrediting bodies of management education; AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB. Only 59 business schools in the world have acquired a triple accreditation.
BSc in Business Administration
The BSc Business Administration is a three-year programme taught in Dutch.
BSc in International Business Administration
RSM’s Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration (IBA) is an international bachelor programme for students pursuing a top career in global business. The programme teaches entrepreneurship and global management with students of 80 different nationalities. The programme is in English.
A number of specialisations teach entrepreneurship, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, innovation and supply chain management in international business. All the programmes utilise RSM’s international partner school network to provide students with opportunities for international exchanges and the chance to build networks of global peers.
Masters of Science
The Master of Science programme offers many specialisations to students with a Bachelor's degree in business or management:
MSc Business Administration, specialisation in Accounting & Control MSc Business Information Management MSc Chinese Economy & Business MSc Entrepreneurship & New Business Venturing MSc Finance and Investments MSc Global Business & Stakeholder Management MSc Human Resource Management MSc Management of Innovation MSc Marketing Management MSc Organisational Change & Consulting MSc Strategic Management MSc Supply Chain Management MSc International Management - CEMS
The CEMS master’s programme is offered across 17 European business schools, the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). The programme offers a semester abroad at a partner school and an international internship. Participants in the MSc International Management – CEMS graduate with both the CEMS qualification and RSM’s MSc in International Management. The MSc International Management (CEMS) was named the best Masters' degree in Management globally by the Financial Times in 2009.
General Management Programme
The MSc Business Administration specialisation in General Management programme is an advanced master’s programme specifically designed for bachelor graduates from other disciplines (e.g., engineering, science, or the arts) looking to expand their career options or make the switch to a career in business or management. This cross-discipline programme combines knowledge gained in previous academic fields with skills and knowledge in business and management.
Executive Master Programmes
Aside from the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programmes and other Executive Education opportunities mentioned below,RSM provides a portfolio of Executive Masters programmes for candidates with work experience. Read more about these specialised Executive Masters programmes here.
International Full-time MBA
The Full-time International MBA programme is a very selective and highly competitive hallmark course of the Rotterdam School of Management. The course is taught in English over 12 months for students in the early stages of management careers, and teaches management knowledge, skills and leadership abilities. The class of 2013 has 97% international students which is amongst the highest in the world. A year-long Personal Leadership Programme runs alongside the curriculum and aims to develop leadership abilities in a complex environment, with input from its diverse student body of approximately 50 different nationalities with industry and educational backgrounds.Content reflects a European perspective, emphasising diversity, entrepreneurship, sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Students' average age is 29 with an average of 5.5 years of professional experience.
Dual Degree MBA & Master in Financial Management (MFM)
If you’re already on the career ladder and have some experience in financial management, the MBA/MFM Dual Degree programme equips you to excel in your finance career. You’ll take extra courses, while you’re enrolled in the same class as International Full-time MBA participants. In addition to 12 months of study, the Dual Degree programme includes a master thesis consisting of either a three-month optional internship or desk research.
RSM’s Executive part-time MBA programme has the same aims as the full-time MBA programme. Conducted part-time over two years, the programme is taught in English every second weekend, with a one-month practical project and a week-long international tour.
Global Executive OneMBA
RSM’s Global OneMBA is a global MBA programme for senior executives created by five business schools in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The programme is taught in English over 21 months and includes four week-long residencies. Participants receive an MBA from their home university, and the OneMBA issued by the five partner schools. OneMBA offers business experience in the world’s most important economic regions.
MPhil Business Research
The Master of Philosophy in Business Research, offered in coordination with ERIM, is officially accredited by NVAO, and is intended to develop academic competencies and skills within a specific field of management. Maximum admission is 30 students per year.
The four-year PhD in Management programme is preparation for candidates who wish to pursue roles in staff departments of large companies, consultancy firms and institutes for applied research. The programme covers Business Processes, Logistics and Information Systems, Organisation, Marketing, Finance and Strategy. The first year is largely devoted to course work and the writing of a dissertation proposal; the remainder of the programme is almost fully dedicated to the dissertation research. As of 2010[update] about 100 students from 15 countries are enrolled in the PhD programme.
Other Executive Education
RSM’s Executive Education & Organisational Development specialises in providing learning and development courses, programmes and advise to individuals and organisations.
RSM In-company Programmes are custom-built programmes which range from short workshops to fully accredited degree programmes and can cover any area including: strategy and leadership, management development, sustainability, innovation, organisational change and all functional business topics such as sales and marketing, accounting and finance, and human resource management. These programmes are tailored for companies to use internally.
Open Enrollment Programmes
RSM Open Enrolment Programmes include a diploma programmes in Business Management and Leadership as well as short courses for managers and specialists covering a range of functional areas including: finance, sales and marketing, human resource management supply chain and operations and contemporary issues such as sustainability and innovation.
RSM Consulting provides specialist business and organisational development consulting. Specialist business consultants teach key disciplines while RSM's learning and development consultants assist companies in aligning educational activities to support business strategies and advise on related topics, including organisational development and talent management.
RSM Speakers is a comprehensive service for identifying and engaging expert speakers on a range of contemporary topics. RSM works with companies to establish specific requirements, identifying appropriate speakers, and manage the contact and administration associated with engaging the speaker.
RSM’s partner school network comprises more than 100 leading business schools and universities. Most of these schools are members of either the Partnership in International Management (PIM), and/or the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS), of which RSM is the only Dutch member. Others are fostered through independent bilateral relationships.
Partner schools include :
- In the USA: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Cornell University, New York University, Ross School of Business, Northwestern University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, Duke University, Emory University, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Marshall School of Business, McCombs School of Business.
- In Canada: HEC Montréal, McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, Schulich School of Business, Queen's School of Business.
- In Asia: National University of Singapore, University of Hong Kong, Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Korea University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Keio University, Singapore Management University, National Taiwan University.
- In Europe: HEC Paris, London Business School, London School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, SDA Bocconi School of Management, ESADE, Universität St. Gallen, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, University of Warwick, Manchester Business School, BI Norwegian Business School, University College Dublin, IE Business School, Grenoble École de Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Stockholm School of Economics, IESE Business School, University of Economics, Prague.
- In South-America: Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Fundaçao Getúlio Vargas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores Monterrey.
- In Oceania: The University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, University of Otago
|Mohammad Hatta||1932 (Doctorandus)||Indonesia first Vice-President and former Prime Minister||Mohammad Hatta|
|Saskia Stuiveling||1972 (Master)||President of Netherlands Court of Audit|||
|Herman Heinsbroek||1975||Former Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands; founder of Arcade Records|||
|Hans N.J. Smits||1975 (Master)||CEO of Port of Rotterdam Authority|||
|Feike Sijbesma||1987 (Bachelor)||CEO of DSM|||
|Alexander Ribbink||1990 (MBA)||Former COO of TomTom|||
|Hans van Ierland||1990 (MBA)||Managing partner and CEO of Holland Private Equity, Co-founder of Holland Corporate Finance|||
|Boudewijn Beerkens||1991 (MBA)||CFO of Kluwer|||
|Sergio Orlandini||Former Chairman of KLM|
|Johan H. Andresen jr.||1993 (MBA)||Billionaire, CEO of Ferd AS|
|Rene Hooft Graafland||CFO of Heineken|
|Michael Meurs||Former CFO of Ahold|
|Maarten Fontein||Former CEO of AFC Ajax|
|Bart Becht||1980 (Master)||CEO of Reckitt Benckiser|
|Stef Kranendijk||CEO of Desso B.V and Co-founder Sares Invest B.V, Former Vice-President at Procter and Gamble, former President of Stanley Black & Decker|||
|Bjorn Dudok van Heel||2007 (MBA)||Vice-President at Richard Chandler Corp., Co-founder of NGO Peduli Anak|
RSM hosts a variety of events each year for current and potential students, academics, alumni, and other internal and external participants. Some significant yearly events include:
Corporate and Alumni Events: The Corporate & Alumni Relations office presents an ongoing series of events that bring highly-placed business leaders, RSM academics, and alumni together. These events include Journeys With Erasmus, an annual Leadership Summit, Alumni Day, reunions and conferences.
Executive Education & Organisational Development Events: Executive Education & Organisational Development hosts regular events for the HR and Learning & Development Communities. These include quarterly HR Networking Events which feature industry and academic speakers on contemporary topics, an HR Summit for senior practitioners and the annual EEOD Open Day.
Academic Events: In conjunction with the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) RSM organises academic symposia, awards ceremonies and other events.
Career and Recruitment Events: MBA and MSc recruitment events are particularly important aspects of RSM’s programmes. Each fall includes the Annual Careers Fair for MBAs; each October STAR (Study Association Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University) organises STAR Management Week for Masters students. These events bring pre- and post-experience programme participants in touch with recruiters and corporate partners.
I WILL In October 2009, RSM created a social movement called I WILL. IWILL acts as a platform for the individuals at RSM, whether it be students, staff, faculty, alumni, or friends of the school, to share their vision for the future with the school community and even begin working towards it.
- Erasmus University Rotterdam
- STAR Study Association at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
- Offshoring Research Network
- Master of corporate communication
- Financial Times: "European Business School Rankings 2011" 2011
- EDUNIVERSAL BUSINESS SCHOOLS RANKING: 5 PALMES LEAGUE, retrieved 23 February 2013
- Wall Street Journal: "Where the Schools Rank" 2007
- Financial Times: "Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University" 3.1.2010
- Wall Street Journal survey. Retrieved, September 30th, 2010.
- FT Global MBA Rankings. Retrieved, September 30th, 2010.
- FT European Business school rankings. Retrieved, September 30th, 2010.
- FT Masters in management rankings. Retrieved, September 30th, 2010.
- Global 200 Business Schools Report. Retrieved, September 30th, 2010.
- RSM Website. Retrieved, March 09th, 2013.
- RSM website: "Will You Think About It?" 09.29.2009
- Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Website
- RSM on Financial Times Top 10 European Business Schools Rankings 2009
- RSM on Financial Times Top 10 Masters in Management Rankings 2009
- RSM on Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2010
- I WILL website