Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) has been founded in 1952 and is not only one of the oldest but also one of the most international business schools of the Netherlands. MSM has always been a pioneer in bringing cutting-edge management education to the developing and emerging world and in bridging cultures and countries.
MSM’s valuable contribution to the development of MBA education in low-income countries, fragile states and transition economies was recognized by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) when it was selected as a finalist for the prestigious MBA Innovation award in 2014.

Maastricht School of Management offers research-driven and internationally accredited MBA, Executive MBA, Master and Doctorate degree programs. MSM’s programs are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Additionally, MSM’s residential MBA and Executive MBA programs are accredited by NVAO (the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization).

A typical MSM MBA class

A typical MSM MBA class

Next to degree programs, MSM offers various short courses for executives and professionals, as well as custom programs in an extensive range of expertise areas. These courses and training programs are designed to support organizations in successfully dealing with the current global market challenges.
As the only business school in The Netherlands to offer a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program, MSM is proud to see it ranked #2 in the world (DBAstudies.com). MSM’s MBA is ranked #2 in the Netherlands and #14 in Western Europe, according Eduniversal’s 2015 Best Masters ranking. A typical MSM MBA class consists of students representing more than 20 nationalities, who contribute to making the program a truly multinational experience. In recognition for its role in the internationalization of higher education in the Netherlands, Nuffic nominated MSM as one of the three candidates for its Orange Carpet Award in 2014

As an innovative business school MSM makes sure that its MBA programs are continuously updated and stay

First intake of the Executive MBA in Sports Management with ambassador of the program Marc Lammers

First intake of the Executive MBA in Sports Management with ambassador of the program Marc Lammers

relevant. The Executive MBA in Sports Management was launched in early 2016 to address the need for management and leadership skills in the fast-growing global sports industry. To respond to the complexities and challenges of the healthcare industry MSM developed the Executive MBA in Healthcare Management. MSM’s latest venture is a cutting-edge five-day Innovation Management program jointly offered with Germany’s RWTH Aachen University to prepare managers to succeed in a rapidly evolving digital era.

Apart from Maastricht, MSM’s educational and research programs are offered around the world through partnerships with institutions in over 15 countries. Throughout its rich international history MSM has built a worldwide alumni community of more than 20,000 members, many of whom occupy top positions in business, government and academia.

Beautiful Maastricht

Beautiful Maastricht

MSM is a member of the Global Business School Network (GBSN), a leading network of 67 top business schools working to strengthen management education for the developing world. When MSM joined the network in 2014, GBSN praised the School’s ongoing commitment to deliver high quality education, share best practices and strengthen business education for emerging markets and highlighted the fact that each faculty, student, administrator and alumnus of MSM is an integral part of a growing community that is committed to improving lives through better management.

MSM is located in the beautiful and historic city of Maastricht – right in the heart of Europe, within a short travel distance from major European cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, London and Paris.

Author: Bea Stanford

Bea Stanford is the founder of the Best Dutch Brands website.

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