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International business is what it is all about at Rotterdam Business School (RBS). Over 2,500 students are currently enrolled in our English-taught bachelor and master programmes.
Education, business placements, exchange programmes and practical research projects; they are all aimed at preparing our students for a career in international business. Real-life business cases provided by international companies are at the heart of many courses. They challenge our students to learn to act quickly and decisively, and to base their decisions on growing experience and healthy reflection.
Just like in the world of business, our focus is fully international. Over 50 nationalities are represented amongst our student population. We work closely with partners in the business and education communities in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas to offer our students the global outlook and experience they need to succeed.
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Rotterdam is truly a world city. Home to the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam has global trade and transport links. The city's history of international trade has helped to shape what is now seen as the typical 'roll up your sleeves and get cracking' Rotterdam mentality. Known as the Netherlands' ultimate festival city, Rotterdam buzzes with activity all year round. Cultural, sporting, and music events are plentiful, while the diversity of cultures means that the cuisine is truly global, too.
With students from all over the world, our focus is fully international. All our study programmes are offered in English. Besides being part of an international classroom you will have the opportunity to get international experience through projects for internatonal companies and placements or study abroad.
Education at Rotterdam Business School follows the Rotterdam Education Model (REM), a mixture of knowledge accumulation, practical experience and personal development. All bachelors' programmes include periods of practical work experience and study or placement abroad. Masters' programmes also incorporate a period of practical training. This allows students to gain both experience in their field and a taste of international business even before they graduate.
The international teaching staff at Rotterdam Business School have years of experience in the business world. Many lecturers have held positions in (international) companies in the Netherlands or abroad. Many still work as practitioners or consultant in their various fields. Their experience translates into relevant professional knowledge for and real-life case studies for their students.
Student services at Rotterdam Business School are geared toward international students. All our lecturers and support staff speak English as well as many other languages.
The student support staff have lots of experience guiding international students and can help you with information about living in the Netherlands, resident permits, housing, insurance, and bank matters. They can also provide an airport pick-up service when you first arrive in the Netherlands.
Each student at Rotterdam Business School is assigned a Study Career Coach at the start of their studies. This coach is will offer you personal guidance throughout your studies. They will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses which may impact your study progress and will advise you on the best options to help you towards successful completion of your study programme.