In the first half Bachelor 3 you are required to create your own customized programme of 30 EC. In order to do so, you can choose from a diverse offering of minors, an internship, an exchange and/or elective courses. Depending on the amount of EC earned for the minor, internship or exchange, you will need to ‘fill up’ to at least 30 EC with elective courses. If you have not followed a minor, an internship or exchange, then you can fill up the total amount of 30 EC with elective courses.


RSM will offer several electives, taking place in block 10 (November-December) and block 11 (January-February). All RSM electives are English taught. 

Next to the RSM electives, you can choose from a language elective (including Dutch for IBA non-Dutch speaking students, and English for Bedrijfskunde-students), or electives outside RSM at another faculty/university at any point during the academic year. For electives outside RSM you will need to receive permission from the Examination Board first by filling out their Online Request form. 


Requirement: you can only follow electives if you have completed all B1 courses (60 EC).

See the TER (IBA) and the OER (Bedrijfskunde), article 3.4.


The RSM electives offered in block 10 are all online, allowing you to follow them even from abroad. Most electives in Block 11 will be taught on campus. All RSM electives will terminate before the tracks start in block 12 (mid-February). The academic calendar can be found here.

An overview of the allowed combinations regarding Block 9, 10 and 11 can be found here:



For more information on the different possibilities within your elective space, please click on the following blocks/links: