The triple-crowned (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB) Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is one of the top business schools in Europe. With an excellent reputation in research and teaching, RSM has built a strong network of global companies in its home and port city of Rotterdam over its 50-year history. Thanks to its long and successful tradition, the University of Cologne is also an important institution in German, academic management training. Both institutions are highly distinguished and accredited:
No. 1 in „Management” (University of Cologne)*
No. 1 in „Business Administration“ worldwide! (RSM)*
No. 1 in „Business Administration” in Germany (WiSo)**
Top 3 in „Business Administration“ (WiSo)***
Top 5 in „Economics“ (WiSo)***
Top 3 in „Information System“ (WiSo)***
The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences was officially accredited in 2012 by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) with the EQUIS seal (European Quality Improvement System). The Cologne-Rotterdam Executive MBA has been accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance through the Accreditation of Courses (AQAS) since August 2016. The AQAS accreditation ensures the quality of the study program and creates transparency.
*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021 (ARWU), **SCM Journal List Ranking 2021, ***WirtschaftsWoche Ranking
The part-time master's programme enables you to continue your education alongside your job and to advance your career in the field of management. It prepares you for all the challenges and responsibilities as a manager in national and international top management.
The EMBA programme is future-oriented, practical and versatile. The part-time EMBA enables you to fully exploit your leadership potential, improve your management skills and strengthen your personal brand. In this way, you create added value for yourself and your employer without having to interrupt your career. No other German faculty can show more CEOs in blue-chip and DAX 30 companies among its graduates than the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne.
Participation in the Personal Leadership Development programme within the EMBA will enable you to recognize your true strengths and abilities through our intensive workshops, our customized assessment schemes and 360° feedback.
You will be supported throughout the individual coaching sessions. Interactive sessions also help you identify ways to build on your strengths and strategies to overcome any weaknesses. You will also take part in a 'Leadership Expedition', where you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills.
The combination of the University of Cologne and the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University gives you the opportunity to access a global network of over 50,000 alumni from over 100 countries. You benefit from many alumni events and newsletters.
International & Highly Divers
The Cologne-Rotterdam Executive MBA also offers you an excellent and exclusive network of global-thinking executives. You will be taught by lecturers with an international reputation, who will convey the latest scientific findings to you in a practical and competent manner, so that you can implement them directly in professional practice.
Another highlight of the Cologne-Rotterdam EMBA curriculum are two international study trips. These one-week stays take you to countries with a completely different socio-economic and cultural background.
We offer our students English-language courses and programmes - conducted by international experts and guest lecturers. We encourage diversity: 50% of our applicants have an international background. Benefit from an international and diverse student community and learn across the board.
After 24 months you will receive a double degree from two respected universities: an MBA degree from the University of Cologne and an MBA degree from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.