Message of the Dean

Located in the heart of Europe, within easy access of Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, London and Paris, Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands. Located in Europe, but an established global player, we know how much good management matters for success. We know how important it is to make internationally accredited management education accessible. Our programs are offered around the world, from Cairo to Lima to Nanjing, and elsewhere. Forging the established with the new and the north with the south, our distinct approach to business equips our students and clients to flourish in a world where rapid change and the importance of knowledge are the only two givens.

We believe our graduates learn more about themselves, as they learn about the world at MSM. Ultimately this is what will give them and their organizations the edge in life and business.

Professor Wim Naudé,
Dean, Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

MSM Mission

Maastricht School of Management provides education and research for ethical management, inspiring leadership, innovative entrepreneurship and effective public policy, building on our unique history in working together with institutions in emerging economies for better global management. Click here to read more about MSM‹s mission, vision and core values.

About MSM

Having been a global player in management education for more than 60 years, MSM understands that management education is not so much about internationalization per se anymore. It is after all, the age of social media – and hence it is a standard requirement for a top class business school to be global. What management education needs now, more than ever, is substance. It is all about quality and relevance. And quality and relevance requires being constantly in touch, constantly innovating, always understanding the fundamental challenges and opportunities that managers, entrepreneurs and other decision-makers face. This is MSM. Old in years, but young in spirit; located in Europe, but present in the world; working with business, but working for people. In a time where crisis, greed and exploitation of human and natural resources are all too frequently headline news, we have been a passionate champion of sustainability – social, environmental and business sustainability. We believe our graduates learn more about themselves, as they learn about the world at MSM. Ultimately this is what will give them and their organizations the edge in life and business.

MSM History

2010 – Present
2017 MSM celebrates 65-year anniversary!
2016 IACBE re-accreditation
2016 MSM is a finalist for the AMBA Innovation Award
2015 MSM receives AMBA re-accreditation
2015 MSM is a founding member of ATHEA
2014 Finalist for the AMBA Innovation Award
2013 Finalist for the Nuffic Orange Carpet Award for the internationalization of Dutch Higher Education
2013 Partnership with RWTH Aachen University begins
2012 60th anniversary of MSM
2011 MSM ranked 1st in Top Business School category by Eduniversal, both in the Netherlands and in the worldwide ranking
2011 First Annual Research Conference
2010 Eduniversal ranks MSM 1st in Top Business School category in the Netherlands
2000 – 2009
2008 MSM‹s Master of Science in International Business accredited by NVAO (Netherlands Flamish Accreditation Organization )
2008 C.K. Prahalad visits MSM in Maastricht for the ‹Invest in the Future‹ events
2007 MSM organizes the International Management Development Association‹s (IMDA) 16th World Business Congress at its campus in Maastricht
2007 MSM‹s Doctor of Business Administration was accredited by the Association of MBA‹s
2007 MSM receives accreditation by the Association of MBA‹s (AMBA) for its Maastricht Global Distance MBA
2006 The Association of MBA‹s (AMBA) accredits all MSM Outreach MBA and Executive MBA programs
2006 MSM receives NVAO (Netherlands Flemish Accreditation Organization) accreditation
2006 MSM receives accreditation by the Association of MBA‹s (AMBA) for its worldwide MBA programs
2005 Introduction of the Master of Management (MM) program
2005 MSM‹s MBA programs endorsed by the Dutch government
2005 MSM receives accreditation by the Association of MBA‹s (AMBA) for its Maastricht MBA programs
2004 MSM hosts the Symposium “Turkey and the European Union: Looking Beyond Prejudice” in April. Later this year MSM organizes the International Management Development Association‹s (IMDA) 13th World Business Congress at the MSM Head Office and Campus in Maastricht.
2001 The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) accredits MSM
2000 MSM accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
1990 – 1999
1999 Start MBA in China, with partner Nanjing University
1998 Mr. H. van den Broeck, European External Relations Commissioner, opens the new wing
1998 MSM builds a new wing with the Conference Hall, the MSM Information Center and the Office Garden.
1995 First PhD/DBA program
1993 MSM offers its first Executive MBA program
1993 RVB changes its name to Maastricht School of Management (MSM)
1991 RVB launches its first MBA Outreach program
1990 Official opening of the new campus by H.R.H. Prince Claus of the Netherlands
1980 – 1989
1989 RVB moves from Delft to the historic city of Maastricht
1984 Launch of first MBA program in the Netherlands
1970 – 1979
1970 RVB rapidly expands its activities with training courses in Delft
1950 – 1959
1959 Technical assistance and training courses on behalf of developing countries
1955 RVB implements international course on small-scale industries
1952 Foundation of the Research Institute for Management Science (RVB) at the Technical University of Delft (the Netherlands‹ premier engineering school)

Dean's profile

Click here to visit the profile of MSM‹s Dean, Prof. Wim A. Naudé, PhD.

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