Studentship Research Master in Business and Management

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

ERIM is the research institute of management at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and was founded by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), both of which excel in their research and teaching programmes. The level and international character of their research and teaching programmes has put both schools at the forefront of academic excellence. RSM is one of the few schools worldwide that holds a triple accreditation from the AMBAs, EQUIS and the AASCB, and is positioned among the top European business schools. The scientific staff of both schools plays a major role in the schools’ interaction with the international business community.

ERIM distinguishes itself by high level and international character of its research and has repeatedly been ranked among top 3 research institutes in Europe. ERIM’s key aims are top quality academic research with impact both on academia and managerial practice, and the advancement of international academic careers and high-level support for both research and doctoral education.

About the Research Master in Business and Management

ERIM Research Master is an integral part of a 5-year Erasmus Doctoral Programme in Business and Management that is being offered by the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). ERIM offers five specialisation tracks within its doctoral programme:

  • Finance
  • Business Processes, Logistics and Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Organisation
  • Strategy & Entrepreneurship

ERIM Research Master was specifically designed for academically talented and motivated students who would like to combine education in a specialisation of their choice with undertaking research in that field. With no more than 30 fellow students, this programme offers individual supervision, highly personal approach and the opportunity to research the chosen subject in great depth. The amount and composition of the course work depends on the candidate’s specific educational background and individual profile. The entire programme is taught in English by some of the most distinguished management research academics in the world. It provides the perfect preparation for a PhD in either Management or Business, or for a research position in the wider world of business.

ERIM Studentship
ERIM offers full and partial studentships to excellent research master applicants. Full studentship consists of an annual stipend of €10,000 and tuition fee reduction for non-EEA applicants. Partial studentship consists of a tuition fee reduction for non-EEA applicants (one pays €2,006 for tuition fee instead of € 17,300) and/or an annual stipend of €5,000. 

Admission Requirements
ERIM Research Master is open to excellent university students (bachelor or masters) with the background in business or economics and also from the fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, technology etc. Since ERIM offers an outstanding level of research in business and management, admission criteria are very selective. Applicants are required to have: excellent academic results (BA/BSc or MA/MSc); good GMAT-test or GRE-test scores; good TOEFL or IELTS test results. In addition to these formal requirements, candidates for the ERIM Research Master are selected on the basis of their CVs, academic references, and interviews with the Doctoral Admission Committee

How to apply
Application deadline is 1st May 2017. Since the number of accepted students and the number of available studentships is limited, interested applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible. For more information about the application process please visit ERIM website or contact ERIM Doctoral Office:

ERIM Doctoral Office
Tel: +31 (0) 10 408 2259
Email: researchmaster@erim.eur.nl