Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Year of foundation: 1970
Approx. number of students: 7,500
MCI partner since: 2017
Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands, in South Holland within the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270 when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river by people settled around it for safety. In 1340, Rotterdam was granted city rights by the Count of Holland.
A major logistic and economic centre, Rotterdam is Europe's largest port and has a population of 633,471 (2017), the second-largest in the Netherlands, just behind Amsterdam.
Rotterdam is known for the Erasmus University, its riverside setting, lively cultural life and maritime heritage. The near-complete destruction of the city centre in the World War II Rotterdam Blitz has resulted in a varied architectural landscape, including sky-scrapers, an uncommon sight in other Dutch cities, designed by renowned architects like Rem Koolhaas, Piet Blom and Ben van Berkel.
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% and 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. In 2013, RSM became part of the Alliance of European and Chinese Business Schools, which is under the patronage of the European Federation of Management Development.