Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Program Terms: Spring
- Restrictions: Tulane applicants only
- Sample Courses Offered
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (or RSM) is the international business school of the Erasmus University Rotterdam located in Rotterdam, the 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 10th in the Financial Times meta-ranking and 3rd in Western Europe by Eduniversal. RSM has an acceptance rate of between 20-25 percent (for full degree programs) and is in the 1 percent of business schools worldwide which possess the distinguished Triple Crown Accreditation -- AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. In addition, RSM's programs 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.
Rotterdam is innovative and inspiring. Futuristic architecture, inspired local initiatives such as inner-city canal surfing, a proliferation of art, and a surge of dining and nightlife venues make Rotterdam one of Europe's most exhilarating cities right now. The Netherlands' second-largest metropolis has a diverse, multi-ethnic community, an absorbing maritime tradition centered on Europe's busiest port, and a wealth of top-class museums.
Rotterdam is a veritable open-air gallery of modern, postmodern and contemporary construction. It's a remarkable feat for a city largely razed to the ground by WWII bombers. Rebuilding has continued unabated ever since with ingenuity and vision.
Split by the vast Nieuwe Maas shipping channel, Rotterdam is crossed by a series of tunnels and bridges, notably the dramatic Erasmusbrug - the swooping white cable-stayed bridge dubbed de Zwaan (the Swan). On the north side of the water, the city center is easily strolled.
Rotterdam is one hour from Amsterdam by train and just 30 minutes by train from Antwerp, Belgium.
There's more to business school than courses and case studies. RSM believes quality of life is just as important to your personal growth and professional development.
RSM is a diverse community. Your fellow students come from 40 countries and lend their perspectives from a range of backgrounds. And the program is set in one of the most vibrant and multinational cities in the world.
As a student at RSM, the whole city of Rotterdam is your stage for personal and professional growth. Get to know our professors--not only are they leading scholars in business, they also work hard to spark new insights every day, in and out of the classroom. After a long week, you may even carry classroom discussions over to one of Rotterdam's many pubs or restaurants.
As Europe's largest port city, Rotterdam is a hub for global commerce and travel. Rotterdam has a personality all its own -- including a progressive community and an active, vibrant culture. From restaurants and museums to music and nightlife, there's always a lot of stuff going on around town. Best of all, the people are great: the Netherlands is often ranked one of the happiest countries in the world.
With a diverse campus community, you have access to an energetic, enriching life beyond the classroom. Capitalize on activities and networking opportunities hosted by the Student Association and other student clubs. On any given day, you might create a presentation, participate in a panel discussion, attend a conference or network with business leaders.
Exchange students at RSM may enjoy:
Participation in Kings Day celebrations
Vising the world-famous Keukenhof flower gardens
Chinese New Year
The International Food Festival
Participating in one of RSM's many student clubs and organizations
The Erasmus Student Network Rotterdam (ESN-Rotterdam) co-operates closely with EUR's International Offices to enhance academic and social experiences for international students in Rotterdam. It organizes a wide range of social activities and weekly international drinks receptions, at which international students can meet. They also offer city trips, sporting activities, musical and cultural events. ESNRotterdam's activities are posted on their Facebook page and on the university's website.
Freeman Semester Abroad Application
To access the Freeman semester abroad application, please attend a Semester Abroad Info Session. Once you have attended the info session, Goldring will set you up with a general semester abroad application. Login to your FreemanAbroad account to complete the application. Application deadlines are noted below.
Some exchange programs are more competitive than others. You are encouraged to list six schools on your semester abroad application, in order of preference. All qualified applications are reviewed using a rubric that evaluates a student based on several criteria, including GPA; class standing while abroad; academic, personal and professional relevance of study abroad programs; and academic, linguistic, personal and cultural preparation.
Upon nomination, exchange participants are required to submit secondary application materials to the host university. Please see the RSM Factsheet for more information. The secondary application is due by the host university's deadline.
Rotterdam is an ideal location – an international corporate hub at the commercial heart of Europe. There is high demand for short-stay student accommodation. RSM housing is limited. Students should apply the day housing applications open. Information about housing in Rotterdam is on the EUR-website http://www.eur.nl/english/campus_facilities/facilities/housing/.
Accommodation can be pre-arranged with the housing corporation Stichting Studenten Huisvesting (SSH) which provides rooms and apartments either on campus or in neighborhoods near the university or in the city center. All apartments are fully furnished. SSH uses an on-line booking system, see http://sshxl.nl/en. Incoming students can also use www.housinganywhere.com; www.roomplaza.com or www.thestudenthotel.com.
Note: Goldring does not endorse any of the housing listed on the above links. Students are responsible for checking the condition of the property before signing a lease or making a deposit.