Newsletter #2/2018

MSM Dean Wim Naudé

I started this month taking part in an AMBA and Peregrine Global Services Roundtable held in London. The topic of discussion was learning outcomes. One of the main questions was 'how do curricula need to change and evolve to secure measurable and current learning outcomes in a constantly changing business world?’ This is a question that has motivated much of the innovation at Maastricht School of Management in recent years and that will continue to inspire us. This month’s newsletter reflects for instance how our curricula are putting more emphasis on management of high-tech and innovation, on complex (soft) skills, on lifelong learning, gender equality and tech-transfer, on assuring quality and to benefit from being embedded in a dynamic, multi-cultural setting. Check out the deadlines for our programs and the dates of our events and experience MSM for yourself.

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Soft skills, data analytics & how to get an MBA job in The Netherlands

Maastricht School of Management has sharpened its focus on soft skills in response to employer demand. While hard, technical skills can be picked up on the job, the soft skills side—leadership, communication, emotional intelligence—has become increasingly relevant.

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Europe’s Silicon Valley? The Netherlands’ high-tech startup scene means more jobs for MBA students

MSM offers MBA specializations in entrepreneurship and the digital economy—covering hot topics like big data analytics, cybersecurity, and Industry 4.0—as well as a innovation management module at RWTH Aachen University, a leading German engineering school.

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Dutch business school leads new trend in online learning, data analytics & industry 4.0

“We innovate based on the market and what we see the industry is asking for,” Oliver Olson, Director of Global Education Programs at MSM, explains. “It’s about tearing down the delivery of education and starting over, based on the feedback from industry. With our MBA now, it’s about the flexibility; it’s about online learning.”

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MSM and Peregrine Global Services to offer executive courses on quality assurance in higher education

MSM is now offering two new Executive Courses in Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Assurance of Learning in collaboration with Peregrine Global Services. MSM’s Dean Professor Wim Naudé and President and CEO of Peregrine Global Services, Dr. Olin Oedekoven signed the contract in London on 1 February 2018.

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MSM graduate aims to boost food security and modernize agriculture in his native Zambia

Mutende Musonda, an MBA graduate from Maastricht School of Management, is designing new business models to help drive agricultural development back home.

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Roadmap to gender equality

MSM supported three universities in eastern Ethiopia to strengthen gender equality in a coordinated manner. The Haramaya University, Dire Dawa University and Jigjiga University in eastern Ethiopia are expected to serve as a role model in promoting gender equality.

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Female talent development training for Palestinian universities in Maastricht

From 5 until 9 February 2018, MSM supported a Female Talent Development Training, which was conducted in Maastricht. The objective of the training was to facilitate female faculty to obtain leadership positions in their respective universities.

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"MSM's Executive MBA inspires, is challenging and informative, pulls you out of your daily routine and is also a lot of fun"

"In sports we have this saying that “if you don’t use it, you lose it”. This is also valid for your brain. If you don’t train it, it will weaken. The Executive MBA in Sports Management triggers you in such an intellectual way that your brain stays sharp."

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Experiencing international business at the European Commission in Brussels

The work visit to the European Commission during the International Business course gave us the opportunity to understand practical implications of economic concepts learnt during the course in the real world”. 

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Meet MSM’s faculty members: introducing Aad van Mourik

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 Aad van Mourik.

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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
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 Responsibilities– 1 May 2018
Value Chain Analysis– 1 May 2018
Rethinking Your Business Model– 15 May 2018

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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

Alumni reception in Lagos, Nigeria
Date: 2 March 2018

Reconnect with your fellow alumni in Bogota or Lima
Date: 2 March and 5 March

Meet MSM at the Study in Holland fair in Lagos, Nigeria
Date: 3 March 2018

Meet MSM at the Access Masters and Access MBA fair in Bogota, Colombia
Date: 3 March 2018

Meet MSM at the Access Masters and Access MBA fair in Lima, Peru
Date: 6 March 2018

TEFAF network meeting 'International Institutes in the Maastricht region' 
Date: 15 March 2018

Public lecture: Intellectual Property Rights in the EU Pre-Commercial Procurement for Innovation
Date: 19 March 2018

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MSM videos

Did you know that the MSM Online MBA offers you a vivid and exciting online study experience? Check out the video and learn all about the dynamic features of the MSM Online MBA.

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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Vacancies

Click here for the current job opportunities at Maastricht School of Management.

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