Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Response from Rotterdam School of Management

Thank you for sending on your current CV.

First of all, please note that this is by no means an official evaluation. It is a brief assessment of your CV to determine your eligibility to apply for our International Full-time MBA Programme and will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation of your application for a final outcome decision.

From your CV, you seem to be eligible to apply for our Full-time MBA Programme. Your academic and professional background reflect some common points with the candidature of our programme. I would advise you to be a bit more elaborate in your CV. We are interested to learn more about the depth and scope of your work experience, professional conduct outside of the core responsibilities of your job profile, the diversity of your work experience etc.

For your convenience I have included some information about our application criteria and procedures for the Full Time International MBA. Apologies if this might duplicate information you received previously, but it is a useful tool to determine your approach to your application.

We use the following criteria to evaluate applications but please note that all applications are evaluated holistically and we treat all aspects equally.

Professional achievements and future goals

A minimum of 3 years of work experience is required. We are interested in your career development to date, the accomplishments you have made and the impact you have made on organisations. We are interested in what professional targets have you set for yourself and how the RSM MBA fits into your career plan.

Academic Excellence

Candidates must have a university degree. We closely examine transcripts of previous study, and in addition all applicants are also required to take the GMAT. Please refer to, for further details about the GMAT examination. We do not have a minimum GMAT score requirement. However, our average score is 650 which should give you a clear idea of the score range that would put you in a competitive position.

Leadership Potential

As all RSM MBA graduates are leaders in their fields, we carefully look at a candidates energy, drive, emotional intelligence, self-confidence and ability to manage uncertainty amongst other leadership characteristics.

International Outlook

Since we emphasize diversity in our International MBA programme, students need to be able to interact and work with people from significantly different cultures and professional backgrounds. It is an advantage if your previous work history includes international scope.

English Proficiency

Our classes are conducted entirely in English. Students are expected to have strong command of the English language. We evaluate your English proficiency during the admissions interview.

Personal Qualities

We prefer to admit applicants who are fun to work with, flexible and have a good sense of humour. We appreciate candidates who are committed to building long-term relationships with fellow classmates and the RSM.

Please ensure that your submitted application is properly completed and include the following documents:

* Non-Refundable Application Fee (€ 100)
* 2 Letters of Recommendation
* Certified Transcript and Diploma/Degree
* Official GMAT Score Report

We do not have a minimum GMAT score requirement. However, our average score is 650 which should give you a clear idea of the score range that would put you in a competitive position

Admissions Interviews

After an initial selection, candidates with strong credentials will be invited for an admissions interview with an alumnus, staff member or faculty member for further evaluation. Motivation, communication and interpersonal skills are assessed during the interview. Final admissions decisions will be made after the interview comments are received and generally, the entire review process will take approximately six weeks following receipt of your completed application package.

I would advise you to open an online application in order to orientate yourself as to the process involved. There is no obligation if you open the application and you can save and go back in at your leisure.You can access the application via the following link:

It is important that you submit your application as soon as you are ready.

I trust that this has sufficiently informed you. Should you have any further questions and/or need any assistance at all, please feel free to contact me ( or my colleague Bart Scheenaard at (

We look forward to receiving your application, Amar!

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