Newsletter #9/2017

MSM Dean Wim Naudé

As we appreciate autumn with its beautiful warm colours and colder, shorter days, we can look back on a bustling October. We had the pleasure to welcome many new fantastic students into our programs in Maastricht and Aachen: indeed, one of the largest cohorts ever . We wish them well, confident that they will thrive on the MSM Experience. The MSM Experience is more than ever defined by the excellent co-operation we have with a growing number of dynamic partners throughout the world. For example, as this newsletter reports, our partnerships with RWTH Aachen University (on management and engineering) and with Corvers (on innovation procurement) are going from strength to strength. We were also pleased to welcome students from our newest partner, Nichols College (USA), for the first time on campus, and to join hands with Connect Limburg to promote our exciting cross-border region. Continue reading…


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Blockchains and the 6 D’s of Technological Disruption

MSM’s new Academic Year opened with a timely focus on key business challenges as the School welcomed one of its largest cohorts ever.

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On the Triple Helix, Rapid Innovation, Textiles and Water

These were some of the topics discussed during the welcoming of the new cohorts of students in the international M.Sc. degree programs in Engineering and Management on 6 October 2017 in Aachen.

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MSM and partners to start a PRME chapter for Benelux and France

MSM in collaboration with Antwerp Management School, Conference des Grandes Ecoles, and Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB) is to launch a PRME Chapter for Benelux and France.

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AMBA’s CEO at MSM: Cultural awareness of managers an essential skills

AMBA Chief Executive Mr. Andrew Main Wilson spoke at the MSM Graduation Ceremony, emphasizing the value the company is putting on managers that can thrive in a multi-cultural setting.

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Limburg’s business opportunities revealed during cross-border day

MSM hosted and kicked off Connect Limburg’s Cross-Border Day by hosting a breakfast for 140 Dutch and international students and young professionals currently living, studying or working in the cross-border region of Limburg.

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MSM and Nichols College (USA) double degree students visit Maastricht

We welcomed the first MSM and Nichols College double degree MBA and Master in Management students in Maastricht on 24 October 2017. Part of this double degree program is a 6-weeks study attachment in Maastricht.

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Enhancing implementation skills of Mozambican ISDB Middle Management

A group of middle managers from ISDB visited MSM for a two-week training session. The two-week session is part of a larger training scheme aimed at supporting middle management in implementing the ISDB strategic plan.

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MSM offers one of the world’s premier DBA’s – CEO Magazine

Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is ranked amongst the top 20 premier Global DBA programs worldwide.

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Meet MSM's faculty members: introducing Mr. Davy Cielen

Each month MSM will highlight one of its faculty members and this month the spotlight is on Mr. Davy Cielen, Senior Lecturer in Business Data Analytics.

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New and upcoming programs

Executive MBA 
January intake
Early bird deadline: 1 December 2017
Application deadline: 3 January 2018

Executive Education – upcoming deadlines
Turn Big Data Into Competitive Advantage – 13 November 2017
Research Management – 15 December 2017
Beyond the Refugee Crisis– 2 January 2018

Master of Science (joint programs with RWTH Aachen University)
Start date: October of each year
Deadline: 1 March of each year 
M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Water  
M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering
M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Electrical Power Systems
M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Production Systems
M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Design Concepts and Structural Engineering of Industrial Facilities

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New and recent publications

Visit our research portal or click on the links below to access our publications. 

Recent titles include:
Political Parties and Minority Governance in Hybrid Political Orders: Reflections from Lebanon’s Palestinian Settlements and Kosovo’s Serbian Enclaves
In: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding
Authors: Nora Stel and Chris van den Borg

In: Law and Economics of Public Procurement Reforms
Authors: Nicola Dimitri and Tünde Tátrai

Joint Procurement and the EU perspective
In: Law and Economics of Public Procurement Reforms
Authors: Nicola Dimitri, Francesco Saverio Mennini, Lara Gitto, Francois Lichere, Gustavo Piga

Mediated Stateness as a Continuum: Exploring the Changing Governance Relations between the PLO and the Lebanese State
In: Civil Wars
Author: Nora Stel

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Latest and upcoming events

Meet MSM at the Dutch Placement Days in Vietnam and Indonesia
Date: 3 November 2017

Meet MSM at the I am Expat fair in The Hague
Date: 4 November 2017

Join our free webinar and learn how to take advantage from smart usage of data
Date: 6 November 2017

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MSM videos

Relive the MSM Graduation Ceremony 2017 by having a look at the official ceremony compilation. 

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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