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, in particular from emerging and developing economies, it 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, as well as many shorter professional and executive courses. Its research-based Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program is ranked number two in the world.

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 24 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 and Nichols College Double Degree MBA / MM Program
Length of Program: 1 year
3 intakes and deadlines
January, 2019 intake       Deadline – 1 December, 2018
30 April, 2018 intake      Deadline – 31 March, 2018
4 September, 2018 take Deadline – 31 July 2018
Accreditation(s): AMBA, ACBSP, IACBE, ATHEA, NEASC
Tuition fee: $30.000
Application fee: € 75

In the newly released 2018 Global MBA Rankings by CEO Magazine, MSM not only maintained its Global Tier One MBA ranking, but its MBA programs significantly climbed the rankings. 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. In The Netherlands only two institutes are amongst the Tier One ranked MBA’s for 2018 – MSM and Maastricht University. In last year’s ranking MSM’s Online MBA ranked number 10 in the world. Being now the number 4 Online MBA in the world proves the high quality of this program. Also MSM’s Executive MBA climbed the ranking and moved up from the 20th to the 15th spot in the world, which is a significant achievement in the highly competitive global Executive MBA market.

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

Part-time Executive format:
Length of Program: 2-4 years
Starting date: January and October of each year
Minimum years of work experience: minimum 5 years
Application deadlines:
January intake: application deadline is 12 January (instead of 15 December)
Deadline for October:
Early bird is 1 May
Application: 12 October
Accreditation(s): NVAO, AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP

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

The New Revolutionary Tech MBA:
Learn all about an exciting new initiative: an innovative Tech MBA, designed from the ground up by Maastricht School of Management, HighTechXL and the High Tech Campus Eindhoven based on the input of some of the world’s leading Tech Corporations. The Tech MBA is a revolutionary, lab-based MBA program, actually taking place at the most innovative location in Europe.  It bridges the gap between technology, entrepreneurship and the creation of new business value. You will be given the tools and insights to shape and reshape the world of tech and business.  Moreover, you will be immersed in a vibrant community that fuses actual start-ups, corporations, academia, and faculty on a daily basis. Be the first to join the MBA that combines academic theory and real life tech related business challenges.

Student Body

Full-time residential format: Number of Nationalities:  17
Male to Female ratio:  62-38%
Age Range: 23-49
Average Age: 33
Degree Background: Bachelor 85%, Master 15%
Length of Work Experience: 3 - 19 years. Average work experience: 8 years

Part-time executive format:
Male to Female ratio:  75-25%
Number of nationalities: 15
Average Age: 35
Average Length of Work Experience: 11 years

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 an interview (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: €31.000
Application fee: € 75

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%




Hermina Kooyman, BA
Telephone: +31 43 387 08 17

Name: Oliver W. Olson, MBA
Telephone: +31 43 387 08 83








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