Maastricht School of Management (MSM) has revamped its Online MBA programme based on the constantly changing needs of the market, bringing the online learning experience even more in line with its full-time and part-time MBA siblings. The online management programme offers its students accredited management education at maximum flexibility. The next intake of the improved Online MBA starts in June 2018.

The MSM Online MBA provides students with the same accredited management education as its on-campus MBA programmes – the only difference is that now they will have the flexibility to study wherever they want, and whenever it fits into their busy schedules.

Study at a distance but not in isolation

Although students study at a distance, they enjoy an interactive and connected online learning experience. Through interactive discussion forums, students stay connected with their peers and professors to share experiences, pose questions, discuss real business cases and initiate debates. Courses are delivered in 8-week modules, in an active learning format. To stay focused and to guide participants through the programme they will fulfil practice-oriented assignments every week. These assignments can consist of different tasks; all are related to the topic of the course and can vary according to the week.

Immerse in diverse learning formats

Students enjoy a variety of engaging learning settings. Video cases in the discussion forum will initiate the debate with fellow students while animated videos will introduce students to the weekly topic. Every two weeks they will discuss journal entries which relate to the topic of the course. They follow online presentations by experienced faculty. The discussion forum is the place where students connect, interact, and share experiences and work together with fellow participants to create a diverse and international virtual classroom. MSM Online MBA participants can choose to follow the MSM Online MBA completely online without committing to any residential weeks. However, if students would prefer to have a face-to-face experience, they can join the specialisation courses at MSM in Maastricht.

Grow personally and professionally

Each module is completed with a final assignment/project. To monitor progress during a course, students will reflect on their performance through self-assessment activities. MSM’s international faculty has a long track record in the delivery of online courses and will guide participants through the programme. Career services are also included for students of the MSM Online MBA with career services tips, presentations and webinars.

Customise your MBA experience

Participants can customise their MBA around their specific study needs and career perspectives through a number of specialisations. Two specialisations can be taken completely online: International Business & Sustainable Development and Accounting & Finance.

Those who opt to follow the specialisation courses on-campus at MSM in Maastricht (2 weeks in July of each year) can choose from the following specialisations: Entrepreneurship, International Business & Sustainable Development, Accounting & Finance, The Digital Economy, Sports Management, Healthcare Management, Wine Management, and Public Sector Management (subject to change each academic year).

The MSM Online MBA 2.0 offers business executives the flexibility of combining their job responsibilities and/or family obligations with a personalised MBA experience and degree to accelerate their career.