Information for Current Students

Meeting more minds is the key to open innovation. Maastricht School of Management uses ‘mentorships’ as a tool to make its students familiar with the Dutch way of living and doing business. In return, senior managers participating in the mentorship program get personally acquainted with foreign business cultures and expertise.

About the Mentorship Program

Studying an MBA is not all about economic and organizational theory. Learning is also about doing and being. At MSM you live and study in a multicultural environment. This year’s MBA class consists of 20 nationalities. To give you access to a Dutch professional network and get acquainted with the Dutch way of living, MSM invites senior managers who want to broaden their cultural horizon to mentor you. You can read more about the MSM Mentorship program and experiences from mentors and mentees in this blog.

Coming from different backgrounds and cultures, we need guidance about this new culture in both personal and professional aspect. My mentor Peter Holmark, Executive coach & Leadership development consultant, gave me all the guidance I needed in that phase of my life both privately and professionally.
MSM MBA alumna Claudia Jannine Martinez (Mexico)

Senior managers from Dutch companies or governmental institutions giving access to their professional network and inviting you for social or cultural activities, that’s the goal. Not too many parties of course because academic success stays number one priority. But enjoying carnival, theater or an exposition, can lead to mutual unique intercultural experiences.

"Being a mentor for MSM MBA students is an opportunity for me to give something back. Of course, there is the added benefit of working with and being challenged by real talent, sometimes bringing different perspectives from which I can also learn and develop.”
Stuart Hayton, Managing Director at Weir Minerals


In the past we already welcomed as mentor, senior managers from a.o.:

  • Arion
  • Weir Minerals
  • Mercedes Benz CAC
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • Medtronic
  • Shell International
  • Vodafone Ziggo
  • Obvion NV
  • Rotary Maastricht Oost
  • Mayfran International BV
  • ING Nederland
  • Ease Healthcare BV
  • 6P consultancy
  • City of Maastricht
  • CBS
  • Maastricht University
  • DSM Innovation Center
  • Province of Limburg
  • Any Further Questions
  • Chambre of Commerce

Welcoming new mentors

MSM has the ambition to provide this unique opportunity to learn more about the Netherlands and the Dutch business culture to all our MBA students. So we are on the outlook for new mentors who are ready to embrace this international adventure.

The reason why I decided to become a mentor for the MSM MBA students is because of the international scope of MSM with students who already have quite some work experience and business orientation. It is good opportunity for recruiting interns or even for filling in a temporarily or long-term job position.”
John Marugg, Business Developer at Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus

May we add your name to this list soon?

We thank you for joining us in the pursuit of supporting our students. If you or one of your senior managers is interested in becoming a mentor of an MSM MBA student please contact us.