Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Memberships

AMBA Innovation Award finalist

MSM was a finalist for the AMBA Innovation Award 2017 reflecting the educational leadership in the sector. The AMBA Innovation Award has been developed to recognize and reward brilliant new practices. MSM also made history by becoming the first business school in the Netherlands to have been a finalist for the sought-after AMBA innovation award. In 2014 MSM was also nominated, and earned third place.

CEO Magazine Global Tier One ranking

MSM maintained its Global Tier One MBA ranking in the 2019 CEO Magazine Global MBA Ranking. MSM’s Online MBA is ranked the 4th best Online MBA program in the world, making it the best Online MBA in the Netherlands. MSM’s Executive MBA is ranked the 6th best Executive MBA program in the world, making it the 2nd best Executive MBA program in the Netherlands.


Since 2010 Eduniversal ranks MSM 1st in Top Business School category in the Netherlands, since 2011 MSM also ranks 1st in the Worldwide Top Business School category.

Chinese government

MSM has been included in a list of Dutch higher education institutions recognized by the Chinese government.

World Higher Education Database

MSM is listed in the World Higher Education Database. This list is extracted on a periodic basis from the database maintained by the International Association of Universities on higher education institutions and systems worldwide, and includes higher education institutions offering at least a post-graduate diploma/degree.

Nuffic Orange Carpet Award finalist

in 2014, MSM was nominated as one of only three finalists for the Nuffic Orange Carpet Award. The Orange Carpet Award is created by the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) to recognize special initiatives taken by Dutch-based institutions to advance the internationalization of higher education. 

MSM was recognized for its innovative business mentorship program, through which it links its international MBA student corps to regional business and government organizations.