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, Master of Science in Management and Engineering (with RWTH Aachen), Master of Management, Double Degree Master in Management / MBA program, 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:

In the 2018 CEO Magazine Global MBA Ranking, MSM maintained its Global Tier One MBA ranking. MSM’s Online MBA is now ranked the 4th best Online MBA program in the world, making it the best Online MBA in the Netherlands. MSM’s Executive MBA is now the 2nd best Executive MBA program in the Netherlands. The Tier One ranking is the highest ranking given by the magazine.
Addtionally MSM’s MBA program is ranked #2 in the Netherlands according to Eduniversal’s 2018 Best Master ranking. In 2014 and 2016, MSM was a finalist for the prestigious Association of MBA’s (AMBA) Innovation Award.


Full-time Residential format:
Length of Program: 1 year
Starting date: October of each year
Application deadline EU residents: 22 September of each year, deadline non EU residents: 15 July
Early Bird: 1 May
Accreditation(s): NVAO, AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP

Part-time Executive format:
Length of Program: 2.5-4 years
Starting date: January and October of each year
Minimum years of work experience: minimum 5 years
Application deadlines:
Deadline for 18 January 2020:
Application: 17 January 2020 
Deadline for 18 April 2020
Application: 9 April 2020
Deadline for 10 October 2020:
Early bird is 1 August 2020
Application: 9 October 2020
Accreditation(s): NVAO, AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP

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


MSM and Nichols College Double Degree MBA / MM Program:

MBA online / MM on Campus
Length of Program: 1 year
3 intakes per year
Accreditation(s): AMBA, ACBSP, IACBE, ATHEA, NEASC


Student Body

Full-time residential format: Number of Nationalities:  20
Male to Female ratio:  62-38%
Age Range: 23-45
Average Age: 33
Degree Background: Bachelor 85%, Master 15%
Length of Work Experience: 3 - 15 years. Average work experience: 8 years

Part-time executive format:
Male to Female ratio:  65-35%
Number of nationalities: 10
Average Age: 35
Degree Background: Bachelor 63%, Master 31%, PHD: 6%
Average Length of Work Experience: 13 years

Part-time online format:
Male to Female ratio: 60-40%
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%

MSM and Nichols double degree MM/MBA program

Tuition fee: $30.000
Application fee: € 95

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