About us

2020 - present
2022 MSM moves to its new location at Tapijnkazerne Maastricht
2022 MSM continues as unit of UM School of Business and Economics (SBE) as of 1 September 2022
2022 70th anniversary of MSM
2021 MSM's degree programmes re-accredited by AMBA
2021 MSM’s International Project and Consultancy department changes its name to MSM Expert Centre for Emerging Markets.
2020 MSM introduces hybrid teaching within the education programmes in Maastricht and abroad, and within the international project activities
2020 MSM's residential Full-time and Executive MBA, and Online MBA awarded a Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation (CeQulnt) by the European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education (ECA)
2010 - 2019
2019 MSM's Master of Arts in Management receives NVAO accreditation
2019 MSM's residential Full-time MBA and Executive MBA, and the Online MBA receive NVAO re-accreditation
2018 Record number of capacity building projects in more than 30 different emerging countries
2018 MSM hosts first ACBSP Accreditation Seminar in Europe
2017 MSM celebrates 65-year anniversary!
2017 MSM receives ATHEA institutional accreditation
2017 MSM awarded with the AMBA milestone award
2017 MSM ranked as Global Tier One in CEO Magazine's Global MBA rankings
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 internationalisation 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 Flemish Accreditation Organization )
2008 C.K. Prahalad visits MSM in Maastricht for the Invest in the Future events
2007 MSM organises 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 programmes
2006 MSM receives NVAO (Netherlands Flemish Accreditation Organization) accreditation
2006 MSM receives accreditation by the Association of MBA‹s (AMBA) for its worldwide MBA programmes
2005 Introduction of the Master of Management (MM) programme
2005 MSM's MBA programmes endorsed by the Dutch government
2005 MSM receives accreditation by the Association of MBA's (AMBA) for its Maastricht MBA programmes
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 programme
1993 MSM offers its first Executive MBA programme
1993 RVB changes its name to Maastricht School of Management (MSM)
1991 RVB launches its first MBA Outreach programme
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 programme 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

Foundation of the Research Institute for Management Science (RVB) at the Technical University of Delft (the Netherlands' premier engineering school)