Business Administration

Master of Science (MScBA) in Business Administration

Ranked as a top tier player by the Financial Times for Masters in Management and with the Netherlands’ widest selection of MSc programmes, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University equips you for business.

With an international student body and faculty, the MSc in Business Administration at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University uses a mix of educational formats to present challenging academic theory, reflecting new business and management thinking.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University has strong llinks with the business community and corporate recruiters and is located in a city with a truly international flavour.

Why study a Master in Business Administration in Rotterdam?

We offer:

  • a mix of instructional methods, from case studies and internships to group projects and individual research;
  • small-scale interactive classes that engage you in debate and discussion of material;
  • a diverse international study body;
  • the opportunity to interact, on and off campus, with leaders from the public, private and not-for- profit sectors;
  • challenging academic theories that reflect the latest business and management thinking.

Career opportunities

This programme offers excellent career prospects. Drawing on their longstanding relationships with recruiters, our professional Career Services staff are committed to helping you market your skills effectively to potential employers, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Education objectives

Once you graduate you will have an internationally recognised Master of Science degree in Business Administration.


Depending on your choice of track within the MScBA (Accounting & Financial Management or Master in Management) you may expect typical courses in those fields.

Mode of education

In addition to lectures, you will work in small groups on business cases and assignments. Many of the exercises are carried out in teams. Skills training, presentations, visiting lecturers and practitioners are all part of the curriculum. In order to graduate you will be trained in analytical and research skills and must write an individual thesis on a topic of your choice.

Target audience

Erasmus University’s master programme Business Administration is for international students who want to enhance their career prospects. This MScBA from Rotterdam’s top business school offers academic theory and methods, plus practical skills and experience. A choice of specialisations, tailored to business needs, provides a jumpstart for an international career.

Admission criteria

  • Undergraduate degree from a research university with specified course content
  • GMAT 600
  • GPA equivalent to 7 out of 10 in the Dutch education system
  • English language requirement (TOEFL / IELTS)

For exact admission requirements please visit RSM’s admission pages.

Read more about: Admission criteria MScBA specialisation Accounting & Financial Management and MScBA specialisation Master in Management.


When you register, we will ask for your academic credentials: grade list, certificates, and/or a letter of motivation. The Faculty Board of Examinations will then decide on your admission. Your chosen programme’s homepage will have details on how and when to apply. For additional information please contact the programme’s secretariat.

Read more about: Application Master in Business Administration


Please see below for information about the specialisations within this Master programme. Whether a specialisation is offered full-time or part-time, is indicated accordingly. The MScBA Master in Management is only aimed for students with a non-business bachelor degree.

Master specialisation



Accounting & Financial Management Full-time n/a
Master in Management Full-time n/a


Depending on your choice of track within the MScBA (Accounting & Control or General Management) you may expect typical courses in those fields