Maastricht School of Management (MSM) MBA

Working together for better global management
Location: Netherlands
About Maastricht School of Management (MSM)
Attracting students from across the world MSM offers research-driven and internationally accredited programs in management, amongst others the full-time MBA, Executive MBA (part-time) and the Online MBA, Maste as well as many shorter professional and executive courses. The full-time residential MBA provides state-of-the-art management education to managers and mid-career professionals from all over the world. This full-time, residential program has been developed for managers and entrepreneurs with at least three years of postgraduate work experience, and who have a passion for the challenges of managing and leading organizations in a multicultural, global context. The program combines the latest management thinking with practice and applied research, with an emphasis on leading and managing in multicultural settings. Upon completion of the full-time, residential format, participants will receive an MBA degree from MSM.  The Executive MBA of Maastricht School of Management is an innovative and dynamic program designed for professionals with the ambition to grow into senior management and leadership positions. The design of the part-time Executive MBA program enables you to balance the pressures of work with study. To be completed in 30 months, the program includes conveniently paced lectures and classes conducted through a number of spread-out modules, minimizing the time that you need to spend away from work. The MSM Online MBA provides you with the same high quality management education as our on-campus MBA programs – the only differences are in its delivery and its flexibility to allow you to study where you want, and whenever it fits your busy schedule. 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. Business-related specializations: Entrepreneurship International Business and Sustainable Development Accounting & Finance The Digital Economy Supply Chain Management  
Programme Presentation
Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands with a large network of students, alumni and partners across the globe.
Programme Info


MSM maintained its Global Tier One MBA ranking in the 2020 CEO Magazine Global MBA Ranking. MSM’s Executive MBA is ranked the 2nd best Executive MBA program in the world, making it the best Executive MBA program in the Netherlands. MSM’s Online MBA is ranked the 14th best Online MBA program in the world, making it the 2nd best Online MBA in the Netherlands.
Since 2010 Eduniversal ranks MSM 1st in Top Business School category in the Netherlands, since 2011 MSM also ranks 1st in the Worldwide Top Business School category. MSM's Full-time MBA ranks in the top 10 in Western Europe, making it the 2nd best Full-time MBA program in the Netherlands. MSM's Master of Arts in Management was ranked for the first time in 2019 and entered the Top 20 in the Top 200 International Management Masters, making it the number 2 International Management Master in the Netherlands.


Full-time MBA Residential format:
Length of Program
: 1 year
Starting date: 26 September 2022
Application deadlines:
non-EU residents (private sponsorship)       15 July 2022
EU residents (private sponsorship) 15 September 2022
Early Bird: 1 May

Accreditation(s): NVAO, AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP, ATHEA

Executive MBA format:

Length of Program: 2.5-4 years
Program Structure: part-time modular design
Starting dates: 8 January 2022, April 2022 and October 2022
Application deadlines:
October Intake              Start 8 January 2022
Early bird deadline*       1 November 2021
Application deadline      15 December 2021

Accreditation(s): NVAO, AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP, ATHEA

Online MBA format:

Length of Program: 2.5-4 years
Program Structure: part-time modular design
Starting Dates: 15 November 2021, 28 February 2022, 26 September 2022
Application deadlines:
November intake           Start 28 February 2022
Application deadline      15 February 2022

Accreditation(s): NVAO, AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP, ATHEA

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Student Body

Student Body

Full-time residential format: Number of Nationalities:  30
Gender: Male 59%, Female 41%
Age Range: 24-40
Average Age: 32
Degree Background: Bachelor 85%, Master 15%
Length of Work Experience: 3 - 15 years. Average work experience: 8 years

Executive MBA:
Students: 30
Gender: Male 67%, Female 33%
Number of nationalities: 17
Average Age: 39
Degree Background: Bachelor 63%, Master 31%, PHD: 6%
Average Length of Work Experience: 13 years

Online MBA: 
Gender: Male 60%, Female 40%
Number of nationalities: 15
Average age: 37
Degree Background: Bachelor 28%, Master 32%, PHD: 40%
Average Length of Work Experience: 12 years

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Admission Requirements

Admissions requirements and process:

Phase 1

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university as well as the transcript
Personal résumé / CV 
Two employer letters of recommendation 
A letter of motivation 
Proof of English proficiency
Copy of your passport or your EU identity card​​

Phase 2​

MSM will conduct interview(s) (Phone, Skype or in Person)

Phase 3

After payment of 1st installment and prior to the start of the MBA program, four, online leveling (foundation) courses (Accounting, Finance, Statistics and Economics) are required to be satisfactorily completed. Alternatively, if you have completed the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) with a score of 600 or higher or a GRE with an equivalent score), the leveling courses are waived.

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MBA (full time, Executive and Online)

Tuition fee: €32.500
Application fee: € 95

Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance per year: 
Accommodation/living costs: €11,000
Insurance: € 500

Scholarships availabilities: 
Various Scholarships available: including Dean's Development Fund, Women in Leadership, Academic Excellence, Entrepreneurship

Maximum combined scholarship amount: 50%



Name: Giulia Zucchelli, MA
Telephone: +31 43 387 08 30

Name: Inka Diddens, BBA
Telephone: +31 43 387 08 66








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