With more than 45 years of experience in business and management education Rotterdam School of Management is the international business school of Erasmus University. School is located in Rotterdam, Netherlands and offers wide range of educational programs. At Rotterdam School of Management students can study on undergraduate and graduate level. School also offers executive education and PhD programs.Show more
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Rotterdam School of Management surprises students at the moment of the entrance to the school. Unique atmosphere, hearty welcome and international ambience is a perfect combination of school buildings. Related to management programmes, school is specialized especially in business administration. It is a part of Erasmus University and many people from different part of the world prefer this school due to high ranking and quality. After graduation, the school offers the big network to their students for a wonderful start at their career.
I studied at Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) from 2010 until 2013 for my Bachelor degree. Generally said, I would recommend the university to any peers considering to go there. The university, especially the business faculty, has some great facilities. The buildings look nice and are well equipped, the cafeteria are big and offer different types of food. RSM manages to get some great professors and alumni to come and speak for the students, which comes along with the high reputation RSM maintains. As an example, one of the guest speakers during my time at Erasmus was the current CEO of Ahold, a great inspirational person to hear from. The general business curriculum with the courses included is in general a great way to start any business career and a good preparation to do a master after, either at Erasmus or any other university. Money value wise, studying at Erasmus is a great bargain, considering its reputation and all mentioned above.
There are ofcourse, as in any university, some downsides to mention. During my time and still now, there is no limit for the number of students who can join in one year. This means, during my first year, over 900 students started the business study. This is ofcourse way too much: Classes are impersonal, people are less concentrated and it is harder to follow the lecture. It has to be said that during the course of the Bachelor, lots of people quit the study meaning the classes decrease in size afterwards. However, the size of the classes is still huge compared to other universities which makes the lecture quite impersonal.
Overall I would recommend Erasmus, and in particular the business department, to everyone looking to start a business career.
Erasmus University, and the Rotterdam School of Management in particular, provides many resources for students to learn more about their fields of study. Many professors have great experience and are interesting to listen to. However, the overall organization of my program was not that great as there were cases when classrooms could not fit all the attendees or when grading took months. I felt that the RSM building had better facilities than most of the other schools at Erasmus, however many classes took place in the other buildings as well.
Overall my three years experience at RSM was great, incredibly international environment and a greta variety of courses offered. Compared to many other universities the courses are much more practical involving a number of projects with existing companies and cases regarding companies, The university also gives you (in the first trimester of your third year) the opportunity to go on exchange (during which the courses are marked as pass/fail) or complete an internship. I chose to go on exchange and it was such an incredible experience. One downside I found were that at no point you can pick your courses (all the curriculum is fixed) except for during your exchange.