International Management / CEMS

Master of Science (MScIM) in International Management / CEMS

A joint degree programme in 18-months: the MSc in International Management / CEMS from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is highly regarded in the international business community.


Only exceptional students are selected by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and CEMS, the prestigious global community of management schools, for the 18-month combined degree programme, the Master in International Management. It offers international professional education in management skills, international internships and experience of real business projects. Around 90% of CEMS alumni work in international environments.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is ranked as a top tier player by the Financial Times European Masters in Management list. It has the widest selection of one-year MSc programmes in the Netherlands and is located in a city with a truly international flavour.

Why study a Master in International Management in Rotterdam?

  • membership of the esteemed CEMS community, thus bringing you lifelong career and network opportunities;
  • international internships;
  • a compulsory semester abroad;
  • training in international management;
  • the opportunity to carry out an international consultancy project;
  • the opportunity to be part of a diverse and international student body.

Career opportunities

Many students find jobs before graduating, thanks to their close connection with business executives during the programme, and to the skills seminars, rotation dinners, workshops, and on-campus recruitment events of which they can take advantage. The annual Career Forum is one such event, which allows students to apply for internships abroad, traineeships and jobs.

Education objectives

Once you graduate you will have an internationally recognised qualification from two institutions: an MSc in International Management degree from RSM in addition to the CEMS-MIM degree, ranked among the top 5 in Financial Times Global Master in Management ranking.


  • International Strategy
  • Global Marketing
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Multinational Financial Management
  • International Management & Organisation

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Mode of education

Besides lectures, you will work in small groups on business cases and assignments. Please expect to be doing a lot of exercises 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 will have to write an individual thesis on a topic of your choice.

Target audience

RSM's double-bill Masters programme International Management and CEMS Masters in Management is for ambitious candidates with an international mindset. Those with their sights on an international career, who wish to enhance their business savoir-faire and their language skills would do well to sign up for this demanding programme, with one of Europe's top tier business schools.

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.

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You will need to apply directly with the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) through its online application system (OLAF). Please visit RSM’s admission pages for comprehensive instructions on how to proceed.

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