RSM recommends that applicants have a firm knowledge of mathematics before starting the premaster. Most premaster applicants have a bachelor's degree in a business administration related field and have either havo wiskunde A or havo wiskunde B. These students generally have had a sufficient amount of mathematics in their hbo bachelor to be able to successfully complete our premaster. RSM does not therefore require a VWO mathematics exam for admission.

Applicants who completed VMBO and MBO before doing their hbo bachelor sometimes do encounter problems with the level of mathematics. We therefore recommend self study to these students before starting the premaster to improve your mathematics skills in areas like statistics.