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Rotterdam business analytics Review

October 9, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for Rotterdam Business Analytics?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Rotterdam MSBA is generally 600+ as per the last entering class. If you score above 600, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with very low scores, getting selected into top schools like MIT and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over-represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora go up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after Rotterdam Business Analytics?

Business Analytics & Management is a new specialisation of our MScBA designed to fulfil the growing business demand for graduates with strategic business and management skills who can create business benefits using advanced analytics.

RSM master graduates are individuals who all combine intellectual curiosity with practical skills geared towards creating positive change in business. The average salary at RSM MSBA for the last graduating class was $78,280.00. 92% of the class was employed within 3 months of graduation.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at Rotterdam Business Analytics

The Tuition fee for RSM MSBA is $26,768.55  and an additional $14,940.59 goes into living costs additionally. 

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) offers multiple scholarships to prospective students from non-EEA countries who are not entitled to pay the EEA tuition fee, provided their grades are considered ‘excellent’. RSM also offers one scholarship, the Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship, to students from EEA countries. 

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Rotterdam Business Analytics Application Essays

The Rotterdam School of Management requires one essay as an application requirement with a word limit of 500 words. There is an optional essay as well which can be attempted to highlight any key focal points that couldn’t be covered as part of the main essay.

Essay 1
Tell us about how you’ve already made a difference in your community. Your example can be big or small, worldwide or local, but it must demonstrate the good impact you’ve made. Tell us about yourself. (maximum 500 words)

Essay 2
Discuss how the RSM MSBA will equip you to be a positive change agent in both your personal and professional life. (maximum 500 words)

Essay 3 (Optional Essay)
Feel free to provide additional information you believe will help the Admissions Committee make a final decision on your application. (maximum 50 words)

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Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about Rotterdam Business Analytics

Once a year the following MSc Employment report get’s published. In this report you can find where alumni start working (employers), what their gross anual salary is and how fast they find a job after graduation 


You can enter all types of work experience in the Education and Experience section as well as detailing these experiences on your CV (Resumé) on the Rotterdam Business Analytics admission portal.

Yes, RSM has an Artificial Intelligence system for this: Careerset.

Go to: careerset.io/rsm 

In order to guarantee the required minimum level of English proficiency, an applicant must be able to show proof of proficiency on at least C1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language – CEFR). You can submit your application first without the English results but they must be submitted by the application deadline, or before the programme has reached maximum capacity (whichever occurs first).  

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