RSM - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

MSc in Strategic Management

MSc in Strategic Management


This master provides the insights you need in order to determine which strategic direction an organisation should take to create and sustain a competitive advantage. Delivering the absolutely latest thinking in strategy, the programme combines the results of first-hand research with an extensive international business network and student-centred teaching methods. It takes an in-depth look at three key managerial activities: strategic analysis, strategy formulation and the implementation of strategies. The programme prepares you for a future as an organisational leader or senior manager.

Key features

  • Access to the latest managerial insights;
  • Indispensable strategically-oriented knowledge;
  • In-depth look at strategic analysis, and the formulation and implementation of strategies;
  • Young and dynamic international faculty and enthusiastic and motivated students from all continents.

Career Prospects

  • The average gross starting salary (excluding benefits) of RSM graduates in EEA countries is € 3,986 while in non-EEA countries € 2,905
  • The average time to find a job is 2.5 months

The top 10 employers of RSM graduates are: Vodafone, Shell, KPMG, Rabobank, Accenture, Akzo Nobel, KPN, PWC, ABN AMRO, Bain & Company

Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsAcademic background in business or economics
Tuition Fees


NON-EEA students: €16,400 per year

EEA/EU students €1,951 per year

Length12 months  
Application Deadline

15 May

Application Procedure

To join our Strategic Management programme, you must have a research university bachelor’s degree (equal to a bachelor’s degree from a Dutch research university) containing a minimum total of 60 ECTS in qualitative and quantitative research methods, statistics and advanced courses in business strategy, organizational theory & behavior and finance & accounting.

You will be assessed on the basis of a dossier containing your academic background, grade point average (GPA), motivation and relevant test scores such as GMAT and/or TOEFL / IELTS. Non-RSM bachelor graduates must apply for admission through our online application system (OLAF).

Information about the entry requirements and application process can be obtained by visiting

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