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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

Rotterdam (RSM) MBA

July 6, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for Rotterdam MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at HEC Paris is 640 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, 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 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD 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 goes 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 MBA?

The average salary at HEC Paris for the last graduating class was €78,000. 93% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (14%), Finance (21%) and technology (9%) oriented functional roles. 

World-leading companies and organisations recruit at RSM every year. From recruiting events to interview preparation, our career services team works tirelessly throughout the year to provide you with the opportunity to engage with companies that align with your strengths and advances your career interests.


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€ 64,000 

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€ 18,000

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at Rotterdam

The Tuition fees for Rotterdam is € 64,000 and an additional  € 18,000 in living cost. 

Pursuing an MBA is a serious commitment of time and money. So it is important to be aware of what you can expect that financial investment to be for a year at RSM and in Rotterdam. Living expenses in Rotterdam will vary according to your lifestyle. The estimates below are set out to give you an idea of what you can expect as a single student on the International Full-time MBA programme. The costs for housing and living expenses will be higher if you are accompanied by a partner and children.


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Rotterdam Application Essays

  • Why are you applying to the Rotterdam MBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MBA, and how will the Rotterdam MBA contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words)
  • What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words)
  • Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words)
  • Imagine an entirely different life from the one you lead, and what it would be? (250 words)
  • What figure do you admire the most and why? (250 words)

Rotterdam Recommendation Ques.

  • How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  • If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

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

You can apply without having the GMAT or GRE score for a first evaluation. In order to move forward with the next steps of your application process, online KIRA Talent Assessment and potentially an admissions interview, you will need to submit your valid score report. You will also be required to submit an official score report using one of the following school codes:

GMAT code: QK8-CX-30

GRE code: 0798

We work with admissions rounds, which means that we have certain deadline dates throughout the year for applications and we hold interviews after each round has closed. This year, our admissions rounds will be in the months of February, April, June, August, October and November. When you apply by the closing date of a particular round, your application will be evaluated and if you are invited for an interview, it will happen within two weeks of the round closing date.

In some exceptional cases the RSM MBA admissions committee could take this into consideration. It heavily depends on the level of the internship performed by you. The best course of action here would be to contact an RSM MBA admission manager directly.

The Tuition fees for Rotterdam is € 64,000 and an additional  € 18,000 in living cost. 

We do not have a minimum requirement. The average of our current class is 640 points and we give that number to candidates as a benchmark. Please keep in mind that is only an average and if you have any question about your score, we would be happy to discuss it with you individually.

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