Rotterdam Business School
Rotterdam Business School (RBS) was founded in 1990 as the International School of Economics Rotterdam, which developed study programmes in English. Today, RBS is part of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and offers three types of study programmes; Bachelor Programmes, Master Programmes and Special Programmes.
Education at Rotterdam University is aimed at providing students with the skills, knowledge and competencies of a true business professional. RBS supports its students with lecturers, counsellors and study career coaches are available throughout the educational journey – offering coaching and supervision if and when necessary.
The University is a mixture of theory, practice and personal development. It calls “Rotterdam Education Model (REM)”. The model was developed by Rotterdam University to reflect the practical, hands-on mentality associated with the city of Rotterdam.
From traditional school situations to professional indecency in four years: at Rotterdam Business School, students gradually take the helm. They set out their personal course with the use of learning tools such as practice-based cases, simulations, video-conferencing and ‘skills labs’ (instruction rooms).
Lecturers and experts from professional practice remain on hand for stimulation and inspiration. Group work is encouraged, including collaboration with students from other programmes or faculties. RBS offers a very international flair with students from over 40 different countries.
Applied research is a constant factor throughout the Bachelor programmes (even more so, of course, in the Master programmes). Starting with supervised introductory projects, this is taken to the next level when students move on to on-the-job training in business placements or in projects setting up and dismantling their own business.
Students are able to spice up the main course of the curriculum with a choice of specialised subjects: minors and electives. Minors form the backbone of a student’s personal development programme; they are chosen at the end of the second year. Electives are for additional learning or brushing up; they can be mixed into any annual programme.
RBS offers various facilities including PC and Internet rooms, Sports facilities, Xerox copying services, Selxyz Bookstore, Library, Restaurants and Pubs.
Annual tuition fees are €1,835 for the academic year 2013/2014.
To be admitted to this study programme you need to have a secondary school diploma equivalent to a Dutch HAVO, VWO or MBO diploma.
You also will be contacted for an intake interview.
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Courses at Rotterdam Business School