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MBA specializations

The MBA is a generalist management program, but at MSM you can choose from different specializations to fully align your MBA with your career ambitions, or to challenge yourself in new and unexplored areas.

Benefit from our global community and enjoy unlimited network opportunities
The 2-week specialization module takes place each year in June/July. MSM organizes residential specialization weeks in Maastricht bringing together all students from the MSM on-campus MBA programs, the online MBA (optional) and participants from MSM’s Global Partner Network to jointly follow the specialization courses. This provides you with a unique opportunity to interact with more students coming from all corners of the world and from a diverse range of professional backgrounds. An ideal chance to further expand your network.

Deepen your knowledge through the interactive format
The four interactive courses that dive deeper into specific topics will give you a competitive edge in your career. Company visits, guest lectures, case studies and group discussions are all part of the interactive set-up of these courses to ensure maximum application of knowledge.

Specialization courses take place every year in June/July. Currently, the following specializations are available


When you apply to the MSM MBA program of your choice (Full-time MBA, Executive MBA or Online MBA) you will be requested to indicate the specialization of your interest.

This will be reviewed during the application procedure. You can still adjust your choice until 1 March of the year that you will follow the specialization in June/July.

As MSM wants to ensure optimal exchange of experiences between participants, admission to the industry focused specializations is subject to specific criteria (e.g. professional background, career ambitions, motivation).


The fee for the specialization courses is included in the tuition fee of the MBA program of your choice.

The industry focused specializations might be subject to additional fees (related to field trips, guest lectures, etc.).

If you wish to take a second MBA specialization, the fee will be € 3,500 (note: more than one specialization cannot be taken simultaneously).

As an MSM Master in Management student you also have the option to follow an MBA specialization if you wish to deepen your knowledge in a specific area. Participation in the specialization of your choice has to be approved by the Academic Coordinator of the Master in Management and the Academic Coordinator of the MBA program. The fee will be € 3,500.

Eligble externals can also apply to join the MSM specialization courses. The fee will be € 3,995.