Maastricht School of Management (MSM)


Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

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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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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. 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 MaastrichtMBA (full-time MBA and part-time Executive 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 of The MaastrichtMBA, 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.

You can choose from three different specializations: Sports Management, Healthcare Management and International Business & Sustainable Development. More specializations will follow.

Program Info

Program Format:
Full-Time residential format :
Length of Program: 1 year (12 months)
Program Structure: 1 year, full-time
Starting Dates:  September of each year
Minimum years of work experience:  minimum 3 years
Application deadlines:
Early Bird application deadline: 1 Mayof each year
Application deadline non-EU residents: 15 July of each year
Application deadline EU residents: 15 August of each year
Courses conducted in: Maastricht, The Netherlands
Accreditations: NVAO, AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP
Ranking: In the most recent Eduniversal Best Masters and MBAs ranking (2015/2016) MSM’s fulltime Master of Business Administration has been ranked #2 in The Netherlands and #11 in Western Europe. MSM is proud to maintain its #1 place in the Top Business Schools Internationally Known category according to the latest Eduniversal Ranking. MSM was awarded 4 Palmes, in the ranking for the Netherlands and Western Europe.

Part-time Executive format :
Length of Program: 2-4 years
Program Structure: part-time modular design
Starting Dates: January or September of each year
Minimum years of work experience: minimum 5 years
Application deadlines:
Application deadline for start in January:
Early Bird: 1 December
Application deadline: 15 December
Application deadline for start in October: 
Early Bird: 1 August
Application deadline: 1 September
Courses conducted in:  Maastricht, The Netherlands
Accreditation(s): NVAO, AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP

Student Body

Full-time residential format: Number of Nationalities:  23
Male to Female ratio:  61-39%
Age Range: 24-46
Average Age: 33
Degree Background: Bachelor 85%, Master 15%
Length of Work Experience: 2 - 17 years. Average work experience: 8 years

Part-time executive format:
Number of nationalities: 5
Average age: 35
Average Length of Work Experience: 10 years

Admission for MBA

University degree: Bachelor degree    

  • Complete four, online leveling courses via MSM (ask Admissions office for more details) OR GMAT score of 600 or higher OR a GRE with an equivalent score of 600 or higher.
  • Non-native Enlish speaking candidates and candidates whose previous education has been in a different language than English, must submit evidence of English profiency:
          - A  TOEFL score of 88 internet based, 570 paper-based-
          - An IELTS score of 6.5 academic test  
  • Personal resume/ CV
  • Motivational letter
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Followed by a possible interview
  • Work experience: 3 years


Application fee: € 75
Tuition Fee: € 30,500
For Full-time residential format only:
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance per year:
  € 15,000
Scholarship availabilities: Here you can find a list of possible scholarships for the full-time residential format of the MaastrichtMBA:
On the following link you can also find more details about NUFFIC scholarships and upcoming deadlines:


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


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







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