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 2022 CEO Magazine Global MBA Ranking. MSM’s Executive MBA is ranked the 5th best Executive MBA program in the world, making it the best Executive MBA program in the Netherlands. MSM’s Online MBA is ranked the 11th best Online MBA program in the world. 


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. In the 2021 Best Masters Ranking, MSM's Full-time MBA ranks #9 in Western Europe, making it the best Full-time MBA program in the Netherlands. MSM's Master of Arts in Management was ranked for the second time in 2021 and climbed to the 18th spot in the Top 200 International Management Masters, making it the number 2 International Management Master in the Netherlands. MSM has also been recognized for its focus on social responsibility, with the Executive MBA in International Business and Sustainable Development being ranked #9 in the Top 100 of Corporate Social Responsibility Masters.

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.