Unilever’s move welcomed by Rotterdam School of Management

Industries + Companies


Unilever was Britain's third-biggest company and its consumer brands include well-known products like Dove soap and Magnum icecream. Moving its headquarters from London to Rotterdam came as a shock to the UK, but as a big win for the Netherlands, and its leading business school – the Rotterdam School of Management which was ranked 37th in this year’s FT Global MBA ranking list.

Currently about five per cent of the MBA graduates at Rotterdam School of Management are employed at Unilever each year, according to the school’s latest MBA employment report. More students secure jobs at other Dutch multinationals ING bank, electronics group Philips, dairy co-operative Friesland Campina and paints business Akzo Nobel. “I would be surprised if there weren’t greater opportunities to strengthen the relationship with Unilever,” Brandon Kirby, RSM’s director of MBA marketing and admissions, told the Financial Times.

The school, whose student body consists of a very international cohort from 38 countries currently, should benefit considerably from the Unilever move, according to the financial paper.



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