Newsletter #3/2018

MSM Dean Wim Naudé

Over the past month our faculty and staff have been active as always promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainable business across the globe. These include promoting female talent development in Ethiopia, youth employment in Ghana and the management of migration to Europe. Our Corvers Chair in Innovation Procurement highlighted new developments in pre-commercial procurement of innovation in the EU, while our students advised the board of a Dutch-based company on digitalization. Read in this newsletter more about these and other happenings, as well as upcoming events and programs.

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MSM MBA programs climb in CEO Magazine 2018 Tier One MBA rankings

In the newly released 2018 Global MBA Rankings by CEO Magazine, MSM not only maintained its Global Tier One MBA ranking, but its MBA programs significantly climbed the rankings. The MSM Executive MBA program is the highest ranked in Maastricht and Limburg Province and #2 in the Netherlands.

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MSM helps addressing youth employment in Ghana through science and technology

MSM facilitated a one week workshop at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi for the management of KNUST.

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Empowering women in the Ethiopian health sector

From 19 – 24 March 2018, MSM supported a six-day Gender and Female Talent Development Training in the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training was funded by the Elizabeth Strouven Foundation in Maastricht.

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Managing migration: special envoy visits Maastricht School of Management

On 21 March 2018 MSM welcomed Mrs. Marit Maij, Special Envoy Migration in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with her colleagues Mr. Huub von Frijtag Drabbe and Mr. Manuel Voordewind from the Migration Policy Bureau.

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New developments in pre-commercial procurement for innovation in Europe

The Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement at Maastricht School of Management highlighted new developments with respect to Pre-Commercial Procurement for Innovation in the European context at its annual lecture in Maastricht.

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MSM students present project on digitalization to Nedschroef

A delegation of the Board of Koninklijke Nedschroef BV visited MSM to attend the presentations of the group company project of MSM’s Master in Management students. The project was designed to give the Board viable ideas for digitalizing Nedschroef’s main business processes.

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MSM hosts TEFAF network meeting of international institutes in the Maastricht region

On 15 March 2018 MSM hosted the network meeting of the TEFAF attended by international institutes in the Maastricht region themed ‘Interdisciplinary approach’. TEFAF is one of the world’s most prestigious art fairs taking place every year in Maastricht and in New York.

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Environmental sustainability and business: the need for integrated reporting

Recently MSM welcomed as guest lecturer Professor Leticia Greyling from Rhodes University in South Africa, who lectured on Ecology and Business.

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Best Paper proceedings for MSM Assistant Professor in Research Methods and Skills

Dr. Caren Crowley, Assistant Professor in Research Methods and Skills at MSM, has been notified that her paper will be included in the Best Paper Proceedings of the Gender and Diversity in Organisations division of the Academy of Management.

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Meet MSM’s faculty members: introducing Geert W.J. Heling

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 Geert W.J. Heling.

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New and upcoming programs

Full-time MBA
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

Executive MBA 
Early bird deadline: 1 May 2018
Application deadline: 12 October 2018
Start of program: 19 October 2018

Online MBA
June intake
Application deadline: 1 May 2018

Master in Management
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
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
Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers – 29 June 2018

Summer School 2018 courses 
Certified in Management Summer courses, Barcelona

Core Research Methods and Business and Economics
Structural Equation Modelling
Data Analysis using STATA
How to Maximize Excel

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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:
Intellectual Property Rights in the EU pre-commercial Procurement for Innovation
In: Working Paper 2018-02
Author: Nicola Dimitri

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

Join our free webinar about MSM’s Executive Course “Value Chain Analysis”
Date: 9 April 2018

MSM Open Day
Date: 14 April 2018

Teaching Entrepreneurship Summit: approaches to educating local business leaders for the developing world
Date: 3 - 4 May 2018

Sixth International Workshop: Entrepreneurship, Culture, Finance and Economic Development 
Date: 14 and 15 June 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. Application deadline for the June intake is 1 May 2018.

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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

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