Philosophy in Business Research

Master of Science (MSc) in Business Research

Combining education with research in a programme for academically talented and highly motivated students, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University offers a research master programme in Business Research. ERiM Master of Philosophy in Business Research is part of Erasmus Doctoral Programme in Business and Management  from ERIM, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management, a joint research institute of RSM and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE).

For talented and highly motivated students who aspire to an academic career in management; The ERIM Master of Philosophy in Business Research is a research-oriented programme with individual supervision and a highly personal approach. The programme develops academic competencies and skills within the five domains of management: Business Processes, Logistics & Information Systems; Organisation; Marketing; Finance & Accounting; Strategy & Entrepreneurship.

It provides the perfect preparation for a subsequent PhD programme in management or business, an academic position in management research or a career in business or consultancy. Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is ranked as a top 10 player by the Financial Times European Masters in Management list.

Why study a Research Master in Business Research in Rotterdam?

Why a Research Master in Business Research?
  • specialisation in the five main areas of management research: Business Processes,  Logistics & Information Systems; Organisation; Marketing; Finance & Accounting; Strategy & Entrepreneurship;
  • highly customised study programme;
  • personal supervision by world renowned professors;
  • innovative research topics;
  • training in research methods and skills;
  • a vital international research community;
  • financial support;
  • excellent study and research facilities.

Career opportunities Research Master in Business Research

Career opportunities Research Master in Business Research

This programme provides the perfect preparation for a subsequent PhD at ERIM or any other top international university or business school. Graduates are also thoroughly trained for a research oriented positions at banks, multinationals, consultancies or institutes for applied research.

Education objectives Research Master in Business Research

Education objectives Research Master in Business Research A recognised master degree from one of the top management research schools in Europe. It offers the possibility to proceed to a PhD within the ERIM Doctoral Programme. 

Curriculum Research Master in Business Research

Curriculum Master in Business Information Management

Specialisation areas include the main areas of management research:

  • Logistics and Information systems
  • Organisation
  • Marketing
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Strategy


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Mode of education Research Master in Business Research

Mode of   education Master in Business Information Management

You will gain insights into methodologies for research, the foundations of management and have training in skills useful for writing, presenting and publishing academic work. You will participate in research seminars, together with ERIM faculty, visiting professors and fellows.

Target audience Research Master in Business Research

Target audience Research Master in Business Research

The Master of Philosophy in Business Research programme is for talented and motivated students who wish to excel in research and business. This programme, from one of Europe’s top business schools, provides the perfect preparation for an academic career or a research position in the private or public sector.

Admission criteria Research Master in Business Research

Admission criteria Research Master in Business Research

University Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in Business Administration, Economics or a related field with relevance to business research, with excellent grades, sufficiently high scores in a GMAT- or GRE-test and a TOEFL or IELTS qualification.


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Application Research Master in Business Research

Application Research Master in Business Research

Apply online, then  send all required documents, including a copy of your printed and signed application, to the ERIM office.


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