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Welcome. Welcome to The Netherlands A country of windmills, cheese, tulips, clogs and bicycles and so much more ! Land of commerce - a strong position.

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2 Welcome to The Netherlands A country of windmills, cheese, tulips, clogs and bicycles and so much more ! Land of commerce - a strong position in international business Strategic position amidst Europe’s major commercial centres: Amsterdam, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels and Barcelona Popular country for headquarters of multinationals: e.g. Swedish IKEA and Italian Gucci, but also Dutch Heineken, Ahold, Philips, Unilever and Shell Europe’s most densely populated country: 392 inhabitants/km²; A colourful society full of cultural and ethnic variety: more than 160 different nationalities English widely spoken Maritime climate, characterised by warm summers and cold winters Half below sea-level, ingenious system of dykes and dams

3 Welcome to Rotterdam A multicultural, dynamic city full of surprises! A beating city heart offering festivals, shopping, cuisine, art, clubbing, music... The undisputed festival and event capital of the Netherlands! Revolutionary mixture of pre-war and modern, courageous architecture Central node in international trade and supply chain management : the “Gateway to Europe” Centrally located, major international airport and fast train to Paris

4 “Rotterdam has the feel of a small city combined with the benefits of a large metropolis. Constant events and programmes were put on by the International Office for exchange students, and the university’s different organisations also held functions and parties at local venues. Living and studying in the International House provided me with a quick transition into student life in Holland and allowed me to meet people studying at Erasmus from all over. The city also has a well- designed public transport network, awesome clubs and bars, and lots of other great attractions. I hope that I will be able to return to Rotterdam when I am next in Europe and I will definitely be telling everyone about my experience.“ Garin Fainstein, exchange student from the USC Marshall School of Business Los Angeles, USA Welcome to Rotterdam

5 Location Location Location … Rotterdam

6 Welcome to Erasmus University Rotterdam Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) 20,700 enrolled students – of which 2,500 non-Dutch students Faculties and Schools RSM (Rotterdam School of Management) Erasmus University Erasmus School of Economics Erasmus School of Law Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty of Philosophy Faculty of History and Arts Erasmus MC – University Medical Centre Rotterdam Institute of Health Policy and Management

7 Welcome to RSM Erasmus University RSM Erasmus University RSM = Rotterdam School of Management Largest School of EUR, with 4,600 BSc students & 1,100 MSc students (MBA excluded) 11% of these students hold a non-Dutch passport Yearly about 200 exchange students in BSc and MSc programmes Widely recognised as the number 1 business school in the Netherlands MBA ranked 30 th worldwide (Jan ’07); MSc IM-CEMS ranked 2 nd in Europe (ft.com) Triple accreditation by international accrediting bodies of management education Research institute ERIM accredited by Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science RSM is member of: RSM is accredited by:

8 The International Office The International Office of RSM Erasmus University organises and coordinates the exchange programmes for incoming and outgoing undergraduate and graduate students. Patricia de Heer Programme Manager MSc IM-CEMS and Double Master’s Degree in Management incoming and outgoing students Karin Klapwijk Programme Assistant Exchanges Annemarie van Vliet Programme Manager BSc Exchange incoming and outgoing students Ellen van Oeffelen Secretary of International Office Linda de Vries Head of International Office Marinelle Rozendaal Programme Manager MSc Exchange incoming students

9 RSM Erasmus University

10 Academic programmes of RSM Undergraduate programmes -BSc in Business Administration 3-year programme in Dutch -BSc in International Business Administration 3-year programme in English Graduate programmes -MSc in General Management 2-year programme in English -MSc in International Management – CEMS 1½-year programme in English -MSc in Business Administration 1-year programmes in English: - Accounting & Control - Business Information Management - Global Business & Stakeholder Management - Entrepreneurship & New Business Venturing - Finance & Investments - Human Resource Management - Management of Change - Management of Innovation - Marketing Management - Strategic Management - Supply Chain Management exchange students CEMS exchange students exchange students

11 Post-graduate programmes - Doctoral Programmes: Master of Philosophy in Business Research (MPhil) : PhD Programme in Management - MBA Programmes: International MBA : Executive MBA (EMBA) : Global Executive OneMBA - Executive Programmes: Company specific tailored education : Portfolio of specialised programmes - Post-experience Master Programmes: Master of Science in Business Administration : Master in Corporate Communications : Masters in Human Resources : Masters in Financial Management : Master in Hospitality Management : Master in Management Consultancy : Master in Maritime Economics & Logistics Academic programmes of RSM

12 BScIBA -3-year Bachelor programme -completely taught in English -1,200 students -> 80 different nationalities -> 60% students with international background -59% male and 41% female BSc in International Business Administration Autumn Trimester 1 Management Accounting (6 ECTS) International Business Strategy (5 ECTS) Methodology of Management Science (3 ECTS) Cross Cultural Management (4 ECTS) Business Information Management (5 ECTS) Innovation Management (4 ECTS) Strategic Management (4 ECTS) Supply Chain Management (6 ECTS) Spring Trimester 2 Foundations of Business Law (3 ECTS) Organisation & Management (5 ECTS) International Investment & Trade (4 ECTS) Applied Business Methods (6 ECTS) Human Resource Management (6 ECTS) Financial Accounting (5 ECTS) Corporate Finance (5 ECTS) Trimester 3 International Financial Management (4 ECTS) Business-Society Management (6 ECTS) International Marketing Research (3 ECTS) Marketing Management (6 ECTS) Organisational Dynamics (4 ECTS) Choice of one of the Bachelor Electives (10 ECTS) ECTS credits ECTS = credit system based on student workload, including lectures, practicals, independent study, preparation for exams and meeting other course requirements. 60 ECTS credits per academic year (30 per semester or 20 per trimester)

13 BSc in International Business Administration Autumn Trimester 1 Organisational Behaviour (6) Quantitative Decision Making (6) Philosophy of Science (3) Organisation Theory & Development (6) Leadership, Sustainability and Governance (5) RSM Minor (15) Language Elective (5) Skills Trajectory – ICT (2) Spring Trimester 2 Operations Management (5) Applied Business Methods (6) Strategic Management (6) International Accounting (6) Human Resource Management (5) Business Information Management (5) Foundations of Business Law (4) CCM / International Case (3) Skills Trajectory – Oral skills (3) Trimester 3 Foundations of Finance and Accounting (6) International Marketing Research (3) Marketing Management (5) Corporate Finance (5) Technology for Managers (4) Intermediate International Accounting (5) Supply Chain Management (5) Innovation Management (4) CCM / International Case (2) Skills Trajectory – Academic Writing (2)

14 have the following characteristics: supported by a well-organised, professional and helpful International Office efficient buddy-system: active Dutch participants in the programmes extensive introduction programmes including e.g. a Welcome Lunch, introduction day, Eleven Pub Crawl etc. student committees organising parties, drinks, sports activities, excursions, guided tours accommodation in Rotterdam being arranged by the university’s housing department one big international exchange ‘family’ All our exchange programmes... Excursion to the Port of Rotterdam

15 The university’s services & facilities for exchange students: Housing Department - The university runs the residences of the Erasmus International House, Casa Erasmus and Erasmus Lodge, and can assist in finding other accommodation close to the university or city centre University Language and Training Centre (LTC) - Offers courses in Dutch, English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese and Chinese Company Projects Office (CPO) – Offers research possibilities, internships, entry-level jobs; International Business Projects and CEMS related activities etc. Study Association STAR – RSM Erasmus University’s own study association with over members; one of the largest and most international study associations in the Netherlands Sports – Several sports organisations, 2 sport halls, 5 squash courts, fitness gym and six open-air tennis courts: for only €37 for 6 months! Services & facilities for exchange students

16 The university’s services & facilities for exchange students: CONT’D Assistance with application for visa and residence permits (by our International Office) Computer labs, wireless internet connection, account etc Free access to main university library and own RSM library, including more than 200 databases (e.g. ABI/Inform Global, JSTOR, Lexis-Nexis, Reach, Datastream etc.) Advice and counseling Bank, hairdresser, book stores, restaurants

17 Study Association STAR IBA Social Committee We Work Hard, We Party Even Harder! IBA monthly Social Drinks, yearly Gala, etc. With over members of which over international students, STAR is the largest and one of the most international Study Associations in the Netherlands. Master Study Clubs for each Master programme Book Sale: interesting discounts on study books International Week, Introduction Days, Parties, Social Trips, Company Visits etc International Congress, Lecture Cycles, Conferences and Networking Events, Master Classes, etc. Interface Magazine, STAR Agenda Community Services Management Week, Recruitment Days "We strive to be a professional, friendly, social and open association and to create a fantastic year full of activities"

18 Erasmus Cultuur Erasmus Cultuur is the cultural office of Erasmus University and organises a wide range of cultural activities and courses for all students – with interesting student discounts! More information on the website of Erasmus Cultuur:

19 Cost of Living Rough estimate of costs for students participating in an RSM exchange programme for 4 months. This is just an indication and it certainly depends on one's individual life style. Tuition Feeexempted Accommodation € € 2300 Visa/Residence Permit if applicable € 0- € 433 Insurance€ 140 Books & Readers€ 200 Pocket Money € 500 Food & Drinks€ 500 Travelling (Sightseeing/Excursions/ Public Transport) € 400 University Sports Card€ 37 Total€ € 4510

20 On the Netherlands The Netherlands Board of Tourism: Study in the Netherlands: Lonely Planet: Nuffic: Schiphol Airport: Dutch Railways: International Student Travel Confederation: On Rotterdam Public Transport Rotterdam: Culture in Rotterdam: Tourist Information: Festivals in Rotterdam: On the Erasmus University Rotterdam Website Erasmus University: Overview Faculties and Schools: Maps Erasmus University: Erasmus Culture: On RSM Erasmus University & Exchange Programmes RSM Erasmus University: Bachelor exchange programme at RSM: Master exchange programme at RSM: University’s info for exchange students: Partnership in International Management: Community of European Management Schools: Useful Links

21 Contact the International Office RSM Erasmus University International Office Room T5-30 Burgemeester Oudlaan PA Rotterdam The Netherlands Tel: – Fax: – www: Contact person Undergraduate/BSc exchange Annemarie van Vliet


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