ERIM Master of Philosophy in Business Research (ERIM Research Master) is an integral part of a 5-year Erasmus Doctoral Programme in Business and Management (2 years Master+ 3 years PhD) that is being offered by the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM).
Students participating in the ERIM Research Master choose one of the five domains of management: - Business Processes, Logistics & Information Systems - Organisation - Marketing - Finance and Accounting - 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 the challenges of undertaking research in that field. With no more than 30 fellow students, this programme offers individual supervision, a highly personal approach and the opportunity to research your 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.
In the first year students follow courses on research methodology and methods, courses in management foundations, and courses in their chosen specialisation domain. In the second year students choose from a number of advanced courses on methodology and advanced (research) courses in the specialisation domain. Furthermore, ERIM research master students receive skills training (presentation skills, publishing skills, academic writing skills etc.) and actively participate in research seminars, together with ERIM faculty and visiting professors and fellows. The programme is concluded with a scientific thesis, combined with a research proposal.
Through its position within the research school, the ERIM Master of Philosophy in Business Research programme is embedded in an academic research environment of an excellent level and international standing. The programme contains many mechanisms whereby students can develop their knowledge through the interaction with ERIM members. Only ERIM members with an outstanding performance are allowed to teach on the ERIM Master of Philosophy in Business Research programme. Most of them are full professors. In addition, throughout the programme students are stimulated to engage in research activities and research interactions with ERIM members. This is facilitated not only by the formal curriculum. Students are also offered research assistantships that enable them to participate actively in research projects with ERIM members, not merely as typical student assistants but as true collaborators.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) officially accredited ERIM on June 3, 1999. On July 1, 2011, the KNAW re-accredited ERIM for the next six years. The ERIM Master of Philosophy in Business Research has been accredited by the Dutch and Flemish Accreditation Organisation for higher education (NVAO) in 2004 and re-accredited in 2009 for another 6 years.
The internal quality assurance of the ERIM Master of Philosophy in Business Research is not only embedded in the regular accreditation process of ERIM as a whole, but also within the (international) accreditation of the RSM, by organizations like AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. The RSM is part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools around the world that hold the “Triple Crown” of accreditation by the three leading international accreditation organizations (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS). All programmes offered by RSM, including the programmes offered by ERIM such as the ERIM Master of Philosophy in Business Research, are regularly assessed by these international accreditation organizations.
ERIM offers a limited number of subsistence allowances to its very best applicants. The subsistence allowance amounts either € 5,000 or € 10,000 (which is sufficient to cover the living costs in the Netherlands for one year). If you would like to apply for this subsistence allowance, you have to submit a written scholarship application with the rest of your application package. Your scholarship application should include a motivation letter and a financial statement proving your need for financial support. Since the number of accepted students and the number of available subsistence allowances is limited, interested applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible.
Value of Scholarship(s)
EUR 5,000 or 10,000
ERIM offers a limited number of subsistence allowances to its very best applicants.
If you would like to apply for this subsistence allowance, you have to submit a written scholarship application with the rest of your application package. Your scholarship application should include a motivation letter and a financial statement proving your need for financial support.
ERIM offers a reduced tuition fee to several excellent non-EEA students. This means that instead of paying a tuition fee of € 15,550 per year, you would have to pay € 1,835. The decision on granting the reduced fee is made only after you’ve been accepted into the programme.
Value of Scholarship(s)
If you’re amongst the highest performing non-EU applicants, you may be offered a tuition fee waiver: in this case you would only need to pay the reduced fee of € 1,835 per year.
You have to submit a written application for the reduced tuition fee with the rest of your application package. Your application should include a motivation letter and a financial statement proving your need for financial support.
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 etc. ERIM offers an outstanding level of research in management, so 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 selected on the basis of their CVs, academic references, and interviews with the Doctoral Admission Committee.
EEA: € 1.828 per year, non-EEA: € 15.550 per year
Recipient: Erasmus University Rotterdam
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