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The MSM Executive MBA is a part-time programme designed to balance the pressures of work with study. Classes are conducted through eight modules which can be completed in 2.5 years, however you can take longer if needed.
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 Executive MBA in Maastricht is accredited by NVAO and therefore leads to a Dutch-degree in terms of legislation in the Netherlands. To prospective non-EU students, please note that residency permits for foreign students to study in the Netherlands for a period of between 3 and 12 months can only be applied for in the case of full-time students.
Designed for working professionals
There are four modules each year, always in January, April, July and October. Most of the modules are 8-days long (Saturday – Saturday). The Expertise Track, which always takes place in June/July of the second year of studies, is 13 days long. The Classes are conducted at MSM in Maastricht and consist of interactive lectures, group assignments, topic related guest lectures and work visits. To get an overview of how the Executive MBA is structured, please check the MSM Executive MBA tentative schedule for the October 2022 intake. This gives you a detailed overview of the Executive MBA schedule for the coming years.
The practice-oriented approach in the MSM Executive MBA enables you to apply the newly gained knowledge and skills directly to the daily practice of your organisation. Being an MBA programme for working professionals, the MSM Executive MBA is less about exams, but more about individual, applied assignments. Usually, for each course you complete both group and individual assignments focusing on actual problems of an organisation which you can apply to your own organisation. This not only helps you to put your knowledge into practice, your company benefits from your knowledge right from the first course. The final Executive MBA project will be either an academic research project, a business consulting project or a business plan completely dedicated to your organisation. In this way you actively contribute to improving the performance of your company.
Learn from diversity
The MSM Executive MBA Class is characterised by diversity. You share your learning experience with fellow participants from different cultural and professional backgrounds. The Executive MBA provides excellent opportunities to enhance intercultural communication skills.
Customize your MBA
To allow you to customise your MBA around your specific study needs and career perspectives, MSM offers a number of expertise tracks.
Please be assured that we have taken all the necessary steps to ensure a safe study environment. MSM reserves the right to cancel on-campus teaching for upcoming intakes in case that government regulations prohibit on-campus teaching or do not allow students to travel to the Netherlands. In such an event, we will inform all applicants about the consequences for the specific intake via e-mail as soon as possible. Click here to read the full disclaimer.