About the MSM MBA

The Master in Business Administration (MBA) of Maastricht School of Management is an experience in the essence of organisational leadership and entrepreneurial management in a fast-changing, multi-cultural and global business environment.

It is offered in three different formats to accommodate your needs:


Benefit from immediate results

Our MBA takes a practice-oriented approach, focusing on putting your newly gained knowledge and skills into your daily professional and personal life. Immediately from the first course you can apply what you have learned during the interactive lectures, practice-based assignments, work visits and guest lectures (on-campus MBA programmes). You round off your MBA degree with a final project, either an academic research paper, a business plan or a business consultancy project. This will offer you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills directly to real business problems or issues which companies are facing today.

Customise your MBA

The MBA is generalist management programme, but at MSM you can also challenge yourself by choosing from different expertise tracks to fully align your MBA with your career ambitions or to develop yourself in a completely new area.

Develop your hard and soft skills to manage effectively and responsibly

Pursuing an MBA is more than just theory, it is also about developing your Soft Skills (sometimes referred to as ‘Complex Skills’). Throughout the MSM MBA programme you will be challenged to develop skills in the area of intercultural communication, team leadership and collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, self-awareness, resilience and time management. Moreover, with MSM’s MBA you will not only get the knowledge, tools and skills to manage effectively, but you will also gain a deeper understanding of how to manage responsibly. MSM subscribes to high ethical standards in business and strongly promotes corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. We subscribe to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Join our diverse and global network

You will share your MBA experience with fellow students coming from different countries around the world and having different cultural and professional backgrounds. You will learn from experienced professors coming from and teaching around the globe. This not only adds to your learning experience but will help to significantly grow your international network. As one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands, MSM has built a huge worldwide network of students, alumni and partners – an interesting network to tap into and to be part of.

Accreditation and ranking

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is part of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE). SBE has been awarded three prestigious accreditations, AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, resulting in what is known as the Triple Crown accreditation. 

In addition, the MSM MBA programme is accredited by NVAO and therefore leads to a Dutch-degree in terms of legislation in the Netherlands

MSM’s MBA is ranked European Tier One MBA in the 2021 Global MBA ranking from CEO Magazine. Additionally it is ranked #1 in the Netherlands and #9 in Europe, according to Eduniversal’s 2021 Best Masters ranking and draws on MSM’s 70-year experience in management and business education. The MSM Executive MBA is ranked #5 in the world in the 2021 CEO Magazine Global MBA ranking, making it the best Executive MBA in the Netherlands. In the highly competitive Online MBA market, the MSM Online MBA is ranked in the top 10 worldwide according to the 2021 CEO Magazine Global MBA ranking.