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The full-time MBA of Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is an experience in the essence of organisational leadership and entrepreneurial management in a fast-changing, multi-cultural and global business environment.
Immersing yourself in the full-time MBA experience will challenge you to develop your management skills in a diverse, international and multicultural environment. The more than two dozen nationalities represented in a typical class of the full-time, residential format of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) creates a stimulating learning environment inside and outside the classroom.
Joining the full-time MBA means that you can enjoy all benefits of studying full-time at the Tapijnkazerne campus in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The campus not only provides state-of-the-art facilities but has also been awarded, as first European university building, with the WELL Building Certification, ensuring a healthy study environment.
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MSM is recognised as Tier One Business School in the CEO Magazine 2023 Global MBA Rankings.
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. Besides the full day regular classes and activities we offer you, a special optional Career and Personal Development Track (CPDT) to help you achieve your goals, an Innovation Week and many extracurricular activities.
You round off your full-time 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.
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 full-time 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.
Customise your full-time 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 full-time MBA with your career ambitions or to develop yourself in a completely new area.
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 full-time MBA programme is accredited by NVAO and therefore leads to a Dutch-degree in terms of legislation in the Netherlands. This means that if you are an international student, that you may be eligible for an orientation year permit to allow you to stay in the Netherlands for 1 year in order to search for a job as a highly skilled migrant.
MSM’s MBA is ranked European Tier One MBA in the 2023 Global MBA ranking from CEO Magazine. Additionally it is ranked #1 in the Netherlands and #8 in Europe, according to Eduniversal’s 2022 Best Masters ranking and draws on MSM’s 70-year experience in management and business education.