6 months
5612 EUR/full
5612 EUR/full
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The Master's Foundation Programme (6 months) Programme is an ideal preparation programme for the English-taught Master programmes at Rotterdam Business School.

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The Master's Foundation Programmes are designed to prepare you for one of our two English-taught Master programmes: Consultancy and Entrepreneurship or International Supply Chain Management. By taking classes such as Business English Skills and the Specialisation and Supplementary courses you will build a solid foundation of business knowledge for your Masters studies.

We offer the 6 month preparation programme to students with both a business and non-business related bachelor degree. Based on the diploma you have, you will required to have work experience and an English level test. 

What you'll study the Master's Foundation Programme (6 months) at Rotterdam Business School  

The level of application of this knowledge increases throughout the course with students making presentations, writing business reports, developing research skills, working on projects with external companies and taking part in an online business simulation using real-time economic conditions. Emphasis is placed on the value of team-work, self-reflection, and personal development. The assessment process, guidance and expertise of lecturers will prepare you well for one of the master programmes.

The 6-month intensive programme commences in both February and September.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business English Skills 
  • Academic Writing: Advanced Grammar 
  • Mentorship
  • Research Methodology 
  • Finance
  •  Marketing: Strategic

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To enter the pre-master programme of Rotterdam Business School you have to meet the following requirements, see them below:

  • Business-related Bachelor Degree or a non-business related bachelor degree with one-year relevant work experience*

  • Curriculum vitae and motivation letter

  • English Test:

    • IELTS academic: 6.0 (no more than 2 IELTS sub-scores may be a maximum of 0.5 points below the required overall score of 6.0)
    • TOEFL iBT: 80
    • TOEFL IBT Home test 80;Cambridge: 169

These test results can’t be older than two years at the start of the foundation programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5612 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5612 EUR for the full programme during 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5612 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5612 EUR for the full programme during 6 months.

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1265 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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