Newsletter #10/2017

MSM Dean Wim Naudé

Once a month we bring you this newsletter packed with items reflecting what has been happening at Maastricht School of Management, and alerting you to upcoming events, new publications, and the like. But don’t wait for the monthly newsletter to learn what we have been up to: head over to social media and follow us, more even: participate in the vibrant ‘business hub’ that is MSM. #ExperienceMSM and connect to our global network. As you can read in this newsletter, our colleagues, students and partners are making valued contributions right across the world.


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MSM and SingularityU The Netherlands sign MoU

MSM and SingularityU The Netherlands plan to collaborate on a number of education programs, including but not limited to a Tech MBA, various MBA specializations in exponential technologies, and short courses and events. 

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Dutch B-School ups focus on Technology and Innovation – Big Data and The Internet of Things

“An MBA grad who wants to play an important role in our digitized world should have a firm understanding of the impact technology and innovation have in, not only today’s, but tomorrow’s business environment.”

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Maastricht MBA’s are landing jobs in tech startups and in artificial intelligence at IBM

Business schools need to prepare their students for tomorrow’s workplace, and high-tech jobs that don’t even exist yet. How can schools support MBA careers in tech? Maastricht School of Management is more than up for the challenge. 

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International workshop: pre-commercial procurement (PCP) of R&D in Europe – lessons learned

The Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement in co-operation with the German Jülich Research Centre will host a workshop in Maastricht to reflect on Europe’s experience in the deployment of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) to stimulate innovation.

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Maastricht MBA launches a nonprofit startup to fight food waste in Georgia

Tamar Papuashvili-Epstein started her own nonprofit startup, For a New Day, in her native Georgia, after an MBA at the Netherlands’ Maastricht School of Management (MSM).

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MSM – CENTRUM MBA students experience education in the heart of Europe

Nineteen participants recently completed a four-week program as a part of the MSM joint MBA with CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School in Peru, the number one ranked international MBA program in Latin America (Eduniversal 2015-2016).

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MSM and Nanjing University Business School congratulate MBA graduates

MSM and China’s Nanjing University Business School has a partnership that extends over 20 years. Annually there are 130 new students joining the two Schools’ joint Executive and International MBA programs, with over 250 enrolled at any one moment.

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Strengthening cooperation with the agricultural university of Bogor, Indonesia

A high-level delegation of IPB, the national agricultural university of Indonesia, visited MSM to explore further institutional cooperation. The new IPB Centre on Sustainable Science will be the anchor for multi-disciplinary research and executive education.

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“Start for dance”: MSM partner in innovative Erasmus+ project

In an exciting and novel project for a business school to be involved in, MSM has joined up with two dance companies from Belgium and Italy, to develop a relevant business training program for professional dancers.

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Research Methods and Skills at MSM: a flexible program for evidence-based decision making

MSM’s renowned Research Methods and Skills (RMS) program recently saw its on-campus participants completing their 12-weeks course and receiving their diplomas.  According to Ms. Dwi Indah Lestari “I learnt a lot in past 3 months… I am impressed with the structure of this program and I got valuable feedback which I will implement in my research”.

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Meet MSM’s staff members: introducing Ms. Ania Stuszinska

To become more acquainted with our staff members and to show you how they experience working at MSM we will each month highlight our staff members. This month the spotlight will be on Ms. Ania M. Stuszińska.

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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
Research Management – 15 December 2017
Beyond the Refugee Crisis – 2 January 2018
Project Design Tools – 15 March 2018
Project Monitoring Tools – 15 March 2018
E-Government Policies – 15 March 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:
Well-Being, Personal Success and Business Performance Among Entrepreneurs: A Two-Wave Study
In: Journal of Happiness Studies
Authors: Josette Dijkhuizen, Marjan Gorgievski, Marc van Veldhoven, René Schalk

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

Bitcoin mining as a contest
In: Ledger (Ledgerjournal)
Author: Nicola Dimitri

The life of women refugee entrepreneurs
In: MSM Occasional Papers
Author: Josette Dijkhuizen

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Latest and upcoming events

Meet MSM at the Master and More fair in Cologne
Date: 1 December 2017

International workshop: pre-commercial procurement (PCP) of R&D in Europe – lessons learned
Date: 7 December 2017

Meet MSM at the MERIT Summit in Portugal
Date: 17 January 2018

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MSM videos

The MSM Executive MBA offers you several industry-focused and business-focused specializations. One of the specializations is Sports Management. Have a look at the video and get a glimpse in the life of a MSM Executive MBA student. 

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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