Executive MBA, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 22 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)


Our 22-month Part-Time Executive MBA Program allows you to keep moving forward in your current career while earning the same acclaimed training as our International Full-time MBA programs. Adapted to fit the demanding schedules of working executives like you, this program offers growth and continued development for effective business professionals, now and in the future.

Boost your corporate value. Benefit from the academic rigour of a general management programme with an emphasis on examining the key drivers that transform our fast-moving business environment. RSM's part-time Executive MBA programme is designed for working professionals aiming to further develop their cross-functional capabilities and improve their business skills. You have the opportunity to explore topics such as strategy, marketing, finance and information technology. Classes are twice a month on Friday evenings and Saturdays, enabling you to put your newly acquired skills into practice immediately. The 22-month programme commences each February and includes study trips abroad to RSM's leading partner business schools.

Building your future takes more than buzzwords and business cards. As an executive on the rise, you know exactly what we mean. Success takes big ideas and bright leadership. It takes a critical eye with a focus on making sustainable decisions that create value over the long term. It takes a strong network of professionals who are ready to make big moves — and eager to help you make yours.

These are all time-honoured Dutch values that have been building bright careers around the world for centuries. And at RSM, you’ll gain directly from this kind of valuable thinking — it’s infused into every aspect of our part-time Executive MBA, which is taught in English, the international language of business.

Find out how applying Dutch values to an international business education in Europe will expand your influence and drive your career further than you’ve ever thought possible. That’s what you’ll discover at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Classes are held on Friday evenings and Saturdays every other week and include study trips abroad to leading partner business schools. Elective courses offer the unique possibility of the look in-depth in strategy, marketing and finance. Candidates will benefit from the academic rigor of a general management programme with an emphasis on examining the key drivers that transform our fast-moving business environment.



Programme Structure

The RSM Executive MBA curriculum is designed to complement your management experience with a deep understanding of how global business works — and where it’s headed next.
We put together a broad knowledge base and continual leadership development, infusing it all with core Dutch values that drive so many successful enterprises around the world — critical thinking, perpetual innovation and sustainability.

In the first year, you’ll build analytical and critical-thinking skills over two semesters of course work and team-based projects. In the second year, you’ll dive further into leadership. Each semester has a distinctive theme, and we constantly update classes to reflect new global business trends.

Term 1: Foundations of Management

  • Managerial economics
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Managerial accounting
  • Business decision methods
  • Management science
  • Study trip
  • Personal Leadership Development

Term 2: Practice of Management

  • Human resource management
  • Marketing management
  • Financial management
  • Strategic management
  • Operations and services management

Term 3: Foundations of Leadership

  • Leading strategic business change
  • The business of sustainability
  • Advanced finance
  • In-company project

Term 4: Practice of Leadership

  • Study trip
  • Negotiations
  • Leadership
  • International Investment Management
  • Entrepreneurship and corporate intrapreneuship
  • Brand management
  • Competitive strategy and general management
  • Corporate governance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 22 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

Admission criteria

We look for exceptional candidates for our EMBA programme. We consider each applicant on his or her on own merits, but you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Professional achievements and goals Four years post-graduate work experience and a set of professional targets
  • Academic excellence A university degree or equivalent plus a recent GMAT score
  • English proficiency A strong knowledge of English
  • Personal qualities Flexibility and a good sense of humour - these qualities will help in any and all situations in such a diverse community

To apply for RSM’s International Full-time MBA Programme we require the following documentation:

  • Fully completed application form
  • 2 passport-size photos
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Three mandatory essays (and one optional)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript and diplomas from a university or higher education Institution
  • Official GMAT score report
  • Non-refundable application fee of €100 (paper version) and €50 (online version) is required.

Work Experience

At least 4 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    24500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24500 EUR per year and a duration of 22 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    24500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24500 EUR per year and a duration of 22 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

€49,000 - total programme tuition and some incidental costs

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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