Maastricht School of Management (MSM)


Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

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Maastricht School of Management (MSM)
Learn, grow and network in the Heart of Europe. Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the most international business schools in the Netherlands.
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Attracting students from across the world MSM offers research-driven and internationally accredited programs in management, amongst others the full-time MBA, Executive MBA (part-time) and the Online MBA, Maste as well as many shorter professional and executive courses.

The full-time residential MBA provides state-of-the-art management education to managers and mid-career professionals from all over the world. This full-time, residential program has been developed for managers and entrepreneurs with at least three years of postgraduate work experience, and who have a passion for the challenges of managing and leading organizations in a multicultural, global context. The program combines the latest management thinking with practice and applied research, with an emphasis on leading and managing in multicultural settings. Upon completion of the full-time, residential format, participants will receive an MBA degree from MSM. 

The Executive MBA of Maastricht School of Management is an innovative and dynamic program designed for professionals with the ambition to grow into senior management and leadership positions. The design of the part-time Executive MBA program enables you to balance the pressures of work with study. To be completed in 30 months, the program includes conveniently paced lectures and classes conducted through a number of spread-out modules, minimizing the time that you need to spend away from work.

The MSM Online MBA provides you with the same high quality management education as our on-campus MBA programs – the only differences are in its delivery and its flexibility to allow you to study where you want, and whenever it fits your busy schedule.

The MBA is a generalist management program, but at MSM you can choose from different specializations to fully align your MBA with your career ambitions, or to challenge yourself in new and unexplored areas.

Business-related specializations:

Industry-focused specializations:


MSM maintained its Global Tier One MBA ranking in the 2020 CEO Magazine Global MBA Ranking. MSM’s Executive MBA is ranked the 2nd best Executive MBA program in the world, making it the best Executive MBA program in the Netherlands. MSM’s Online MBA is ranked the 14th best Online MBA program in the world, making it the 2nd best Online MBA in the Netherlands.
Since 2010 
Eduniversal ranks MSM 1st in Top Business School category in the Netherlands, since 2011 MSM also ranks 1st in the Worldwide Top Business School category. MSM's Full-time MBA ranks in the top 10 in Western Europe, making it the 2nd best Full-time MBA program in the Netherlands. MSM's Master of Arts in Management was ranked for the first time in 2019 and entered the Top 20 in the Top 200 International Management Masters, making it the number 2 International Management Master in the Netherlands.


Full-time Residential format:
Length of Program
: 1 year
Starting date: 28 September 2020 and 4 January 2021
Application deadline EU residents:
September 2020 intake
Application deadline non-EU residents (private sponsorship)       12 September 2020
Application deadline EU residents (private sponsorship) 12 September 2020
Start of Program               21 September 2020

January 2021 intake
Early Bird*          15 September 2020
Application deadline non-EU residents (private sponsorship)**   4 November 2020
Application deadline EU residents (private sponsorship)**            7 December 2020
Start of Program               4 January 2021
*Please note that the application processing time takes three weeks.

*January 2021 intake: Applications received after 4 November (non-EU) and 7 December (EU) 2020 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and a late application fee could apply.
Early Bird: 1 May
Accreditation(s): NVAO, AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP

Update Full-time MBA: Online September 2020 intake and on-campus January 2021 intake
These insecure times has required MSM to remain flexible, and adapt, to the situation at hand. To accommodate your needs, we have therefore made the following changes to our MSM full-time MBA program, allowing you to choose one of the following 2 options:
- Start your full-time MBA journey online in September 2020 and join the on-campus classes in January 2021
- Start your full-time MBA journey on campus* in January 2021
*A hybrid, live-streaming system will be available if your on-campus experience is temporarily delayed due to Covid-19 circumstances.
More information will follow soon. If you would like to discuss your options in the meantime, please contact us via

Part-time Executive format:
Length of Program: 2.5-4 years
Starting date: 10 October 2020 and 9 January 2021
Minimum years of work experience: minimum 5 years
Application deadlines:

October Intake              Start 10 October 2020
Early bird deadline*       1 August 2020
Application deadline      1 October 2020
January Intake              Start 9 January 2021
Early bird deadline*       1 November 2020
Application deadline      14 December 2020
*Please note that the application processing time takes three weeks.
Accreditation(s): NVAO, AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP

Online MBA format:
Length of Program: 2-4 years
Program Structure: part-time modular design
Starting Dates: 16 November 2020 and 2021 intakes tbc
Minimum years of work experience: minimum 5 years
Application deadlines:
Application deadline for start in November:
Early Bird: 1 September
Application deadline: 10 November
Courses conducted in:  Online
Accreditation(s): NVAO, AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP

Student Body

Full-time residential format: Number of Nationalities:  30
Gender: Male 59%, Female 41%
Age Range: 24-40
Average Age: 32
Degree Background: Bachelor 85%, Master 15%
Length of Work Experience: 3 - 15 years. Average work experience: 8 years

Executive MBA:
Students: 30
Gender: Male 67%, Female 33%
Number of nationalities: 17
Average Age: 39
Degree Background: Bachelor 63%, Master 31%, PHD: 6%
Average Length of Work Experience: 13 years

Online MBA: 
Gender: Male 60%, Female 40%
Number of nationalities: 15
Average age: 37
Degree Background: Bachelor 28%, Master 32%, PHD: 40%
Average Length of Work Experience: 12 years

Admissions requirements and process:

Phase 1

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university as well as the transcript
Personal résumé / CV 
Two employer letters of recommendation 
A letter of motivation 
Proof of English proficiency
Copy of your passport or your EU identity card​​

Phase 2​

MSM will conduct interview(s) (Phone, Skype or in Person)

Phase 3

After payment of 1st installment and prior to the start of the MBA program, four, online leveling (foundation) courses (Accounting, Finance, Statistics and Economics) are required to be satisfactorily completed. Alternatively, if you have completed the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) with a score of 600 or higher or a GRE with an equivalent score), the leveling courses are waived.


MBA (full time, Executive and Online)

Tuition fee: €32.500
Application fee: € 95

Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance per year: 
Accommodation/living costs: €11,000
Insurance: € 500

Scholarships availabilities: 
Various Scholarships available: including Dean's Development Fund, Women in Leadership, Academic Excellence, Entrepreneurship

Maximum combined scholarship amount: 50%

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