Newsletter #1/2018

MSM Dean Wim Naudé

In this, the first newsletter of 2018, we wish to highlight the application deadlines for no less than nine Masters-level degree programs and eight executive development courses. Don’t miss these: as the testimonials from some of our students below attest an advanced management degree opens doors. Contact us directly, join our webinar series, or meet us at any one of the half-dozen education fairs where we will be present in coming weeks. Our degree programs carry prestigious accreditations and we are proud of our close association with some of the world’s foremost business school accreditation bodies. Last year we were honored to have AMBA’s CEO as guest speaker at our graduation and recently we hosted the very first ACBSP European accreditation seminar. Next month we will be participating in a high-level AMBA–Peregrine roundtable in London.  As per our slogan, we indeed work together for better global management.

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How I created a fintech startup in Chile as part of my MSM MBA

“The company was born at the business school. Every course that I had, I was applying something I learned to my company. If I was ever in doubt, I invited a professor for a coffee in order to get their advice.” Read more about how the MSM MBA helped MBA-alumnus Cristian Tala from Chile to establish his own company.

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Why I chose Europe over the US for my one-year MBA in Maastricht

The MBA program gives you the complete skillset you need to be a manager,” says Rafael Falcon, who decided to relocate from Indonesia to pursue a full-time MBA at the Maastricht School of Management.

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MSM hosts the first ACBSP accreditation seminar in Europe

MSM had the pleasure of hosting a three-day seminar “Access Accreditation” by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) from 10 – 12 January. MSM has a valued partnership with ACBSP since 2000 and is therefore proud to have hosted the first ACBSP accreditation seminar in Europe.

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“Having different business and culture representatives in the class enhances your personal growth”

MSM is proud to have so many international talented students in our programs. One of them is Alsu Nurieva from Russia who is currently following the MBA at MSM. Let us briefly introduce you to her.

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M.Sc. in Management and Engineering students enjoy company visit to Weir Minerals

As part of the management classes the M.Sc. in Management and Engineering students enjoyed a company visit to Weir Minerals in Venlo, an engineering company headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland focused on mining, oil and gas and power markets.

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MeriTalk by Oliver Olson “Does Management Education Really Create Leaders”?

Oliver Olson, MSM’s Director Global Education Program, delivered an inspirational 7 minute MeriTalk during the MERITsummit in Lisbon on Thursday 18 January 2018.

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Meet MSM at the Access MBA and Access Masters fairs all over the world

MSM’s Recruitment Officers Ms. Inka Diddens and Ms. Romy Kunen were recently present at the first Access Masters fair in Brussels. This fair was the first event of the Access Masters and Access MBA Spring 2018 tour where MSM will be participating in.

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Value chain competitiveness analysis of key issues, constraints and opportunities

On 15 January 2018 Mr. Daniel Nyaungwa successfully defended his DBA thesis titled: “Value Chain Competitiveness Analysis of Key Issues, Constraints and Opportunities of Small-Scale Semi-Precious Stones (Gemstones) Mining Value Chain in the Erongo Region of Namibia”.

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Meet MSM’s faculty members: introducing Joris Stadhouders

MSM’s faculty members are passionate about what they do and tenacious in finding solutions to the toughest business challenges. Each month MSM will highlight one of its faculty members and this month the spotlight is on Joris Stadhouders.

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New and upcoming programs

Full-time MBA
Application window for Nuffic OKP scholarship applicants opens: 1 February 2018
Application deadline for Nuffic OKP scholarship applications: 22 March 2018
Early bird deadline: 1 May 2018
Application deadline non-EU residents: 15 July 2018
Application deadline EU residents: 22 September 2018
Start of program: 1 October 2018

Master in Management
Application window for Nuffic OKP scholarship applicants opens: 1 February 2018
Application deadline for Nuffic OKP scholarship applications: 22 March 2018
Early bird deadline: 1 May 2018
Deadline for non-EU residents: 15 July 2018
Deadline for EU residents: 22 September 2018
Start of program: 1 October 2018

Executive Education – upcoming deadlines
Project Design Tools – 15 March 2018
Project Monitoring Tools – 15 March 2018
E-Government Policies – 15 March 2018
Turn Big Data into Competitive Advantage – 15 March 2018
Strategic Leadership – 1 May 2018
Change Management –1 May 2018
Corporate Social Responsibility – 1 May 2018
Value Chain Analysis – 1 May 2018

Master of Science (joint programs with RWTH Aachen University)
Start date: October of each year
Application deadline: 1 March of each year
MSc in Management and Engineering in Water  
MSc in Management and Engineering in Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering
MSc in Management and Engineering in Electrical Power Systems
MSc in Management and Engineering in Production Systems
MSc in Management and Engineering in Structural Engineering and Risk Management 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:
Are Pharmaceutical Prices Excessive and Unfair? A Competition Policy and Regulatory Framework
In: Working Paper 2018-01
Author: Rutger Daems

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

Learning outcomes: what does good look like? Continuous improvement for Business Schools in preparing the leaders of tomorrow to thrive in an ever-changing world
Date: 1 February 2018

AMBA Gala Dinner
Date: 2 February 2018

Meet MSM at the Access MBA fair in Munich, Germany
Date: 3 February 2018

Join our free webinar and learn how to effectively identity, design, manage, monitor and evaluate development projects
Date: 6 February 2018

Meet MSM at the Access MBA fair in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date: 10 February 2018

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MSM videos

Have you ever wondered what it is like to study at MSM? What kind of facilities do we offer? What kind of city is Maastricht? We hope to help you imagine what it is like to study at MSM and live in the beautiful city Maastricht. Become part of the MSM Experience! Join us and our community.

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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