MSM Examination Board

The MSM Examination Board is an independent (from other departments and units) academic MSM body installed by the Dean and has the following duties, tasks and responsibilities:

  • To establish guidelines and instructions, within the framework of the Education and Examination Regulations (EER), to assess and determine (final) assessment results and to monitor the correct and fair implementation of these guidelines and instructions;
  • To monitor and ensure the quality of written examinations, assignments and Final Assessments, by checking the validity, reliability and transparency of assessments and grading procedures (Quality check);
  • To monitor and determine in an objective and professional manner whether participants have fulfilled all requirements, outlined in the Education and Examination Regulations (EER), in terms of knowledge, insight and skills required for obtaining the MSM degree, diploma or certificate (Degree check);
  • To impose sanctions upon the participant, in the event of academic misconduct (including but not limited to fraud, plagiarism, forgery or academic outsourcing); See document: Sanction possibilities MSM Examination Board.
  • To appoint examiners to the (E)MBA program, MM program or MSc programs in MME;
  • To handle objections and requests and other academic disputes from participants, Local Administrators, MSM Global Education Programs officers and other Stakeholders;
  • To evaluate and grant requests for exemption, extension, deferment and transfer of credits among programs;
  • To issue the MSM (E)MBA, MM and MSc transcript;
  • To draft and submit an annual report of its activities to the Dean of MSM.

Cases of academic misconduct, non-compliance with the Education and Examination Regulations (EER) or other academic requests, have to be reported to the MSM Examination Board. Cases can be reported via: Please be referred to the “Rules and Regulations” and “Policies and Procedures” of the MSM Examination Board on the website of MSM, for more information regarding the jurisdiction of the MSM Examination Board.
See document: Rules and regulations MSM Examination Board.

After receiving the reported case, the MSM Examination Board investigates the case. The participant will always be informed and be heard. All participants have the opportunity to submit a written “motivated” reaction or a written “motivated” request within two (2) weeks. The participant is requested to fill out a motivation form and to submit any supporting evidence. If applicable, the viewpoint and recommendation of the MSM Partner Institution will be asked.

Decision period
The MSM Examination Board aims to take a final decision and responds in writing within six (6) weeks after receipt of the written “motivated” reaction/ request of the participant, unless the contents of the request demand or justify an earlier decision. The decision period may be extended by at most four (4) weeks. Written notice of the extension will be provided to the participant, MSM Partner Institution, MSM Global Education Programs Officers and other Stakeholders.

Relevant documents

Education and Examination Regulations
Education and examination regulations (EER) Full-time residential MBA 2017-2018
Revisions in EER Full-time residential MBA 2017-2018
ANNEX – EER Residential MBA program 2017-2018 Executive MBA program in Maastricht
Education and examination regulations (EER) Online MBA 2017-2018
Revisions in EER Online MBA 2017-2018
Education and examination regulations (EER) Collaborative Global MBA 2017-2018
Revisions in EER 2017-2018 Collaborative Global MBA
Education and examination regulations (EER) Residential and Collaborative Global MM 2017-2018
Revisions in EER Residential and Collaborative Global MM 2017-2018
Education and examination regulations (EER) MSc programs in MME 2017-2018
Revisions in EER MSc programs in MME 2017-2018
Declaration Education and Examination Regulations (EER) or Program Booklet
Education and examination regulations (EER) Doctoral program 2017-2018
Revisions in EER Doctoral program 2017-2018
Academic (Mis)conduct Policies and Procedures
MSM Academic misconduct policy and procedure
Reporting academic misconduct form
Declaration assignments and master thesis
Declaration assignments and master thesis for MSc programs in MME
Procedure for reporting academic misconduct
Documents needed for reported academic misconduct
Other Policies and Procedures
Rules and regulations MSM Examination Board 2017 – 2018
Sanction possibilities MSM Examination Board 
MSM policy (Grade or Plagiarism) objection in case of group work
Procedure for failure of the program
Documents needed for failure of the program
Procedure for grade objection
Documents needed for grade objection
Grade objection form
Motivation form
Authorization to release patient information


Guidelines academic misconduct

Please refer to more guidelines below regarding academic conduct.

When writing a course assignment or final examination (Academic Research Paper, Consultancy Project or a Business Plan), you need to acknowledge the sources you have consulted, following rules and conventions in academic writing. Regarding the latter, the following websites from other institutes might be helpful:

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