Newsletter #4/2018

MSM Dean Wim Naudé

In a recent article about MSM in Business Because it is stated “MSM in the Netherlands is a business school on the rise. In the most recent CEO Magazine global MBA rankings, published in March, the Executive MBA program at MSM climbed to 15th place from 20th, and its MBA program was recently ranked in the top tier of MBAs globally by the same magazine.” While we are gaining more and more global recognition for our innovative approach to business education, we are even more than ever before anchored in our region. In this newsletter, you can read about our prominent role in the recently held Limburg Unlimited Fair, our collaboration with the Elisabeth Stroeven Fonds and more. In all of these our purpose is to create for our students an unparalleled educational experience: #ExperienceMSM.

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Disruptive technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration: MSM at the Limburg Unlimited Fair

On 28 and 29 March, MSM participated in the Limburg Unlimited Fair in Maastricht with an exciting program on the theme “MSM as Innovation and Inspiration Broker”.

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MSM and Elisabeth Strouven Fund expand collaboration

Funded by the local Elisabeth Strouven Fund, MSM recently supported a six-day Gender and Female Talent Development training in the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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MSM featured in WijLimburg article "Volop innovatie in Limburg"

MSM featured in the WijLimburg article “Volop Innovatie in Limburg”. This article deals with MSM’s focus on technology, entrepreneurship and innovation and on what MSM can offer you and your organization to stay on track in this fast changing digital world. Click here for the article (in Dutch). 

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Management and Engineering students graduate at RWTH Aachen

On Friday 27 April 2018 a group of just over 50 students of various M.Sc degrees in Management and Engineering (MME) graduated at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Amongst these graduates were 14 students in Management and Engineering in Production Systems.

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Industry 4.0: MSM takes steps to drive global innovation

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) in the Netherlands is a business school on the rise.

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Harnessing the full potential of e-Government

The 2018 executive education program on e-Government Policies brought together a diverse group of participants with different professional backgrounds and coming from various countries such as Iceland, Indonesia, Morocco and Nigeria.

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Fully prepared to successfully manage the project cycle

On 20 April 2018 MSM concluded the Project Identification, Development and Management executive program. The two-week program consisted of two courses: Project Design Tools and Project Monitoring Tools which can be followed as separate programs.

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Executive MBA module: developing a business

This Entrepreneurship course does not only offer valuable insights to people that want to start a business, but I also discovered while working as a manager at a software scale-up that the information shared can also be put in to everyday practice”. This said Nick van Schijndel, MSM Executive MBA student after the successful module on Developing a Business.

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Custom made program on Marketing for the Brac University, Bangladesh

The training was of very high quality and exactly met our needs. It has given us a clear direction of where we have to start and where we will go and how to reach our goals.”

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This Online MBA program is bringing distance-learning into the real world

Discovery learning techniques on Maastricht School of Management’s (MSM) Online MBA bring the advantages of campus-based courses to bear in the distance learning space.

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How my MBA in the Netherlands got me a top consulting job in India

Naveen Kumar switched from engineering to consulting after an MBA at Maastricht School of Management. He credits the school’s cutting-edge Careers and Personal Development Track.

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Meet MSM’s faculty members: introducing Andreas M. (Andy) Zynga

Each month MSM will highlight one of its faculty members and this month the spotlight is on Andreas M. (Andy) Zynga.

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New and upcoming programs

Full-time MBA
Application deadline non-EU residents: 15 July 2018
Application deadline EU residents: 22 September 2018
Start of program: 1 October 2018

Online MBA
June intake
Application deadline: 21 May 2018

Executive Education – upcoming deadlines
Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers– 29 June 2018
New Venture Creation – 21 August 2018 
Project Management – 10 September 2018
Project Finance – 17 September 2018
Personal Leadership Skills – 10 September 2018
Team Leadership Influencing Skills – 17 September 2018
Quality Assurance in Higher Education – 24 September 2018

Core Research Methods and Business and Economics - upcoming deadline
Structural Equation Modelling - 3 June 2018
Data Analysis using STATA - 3 June 2018
How to Maximize Excel - 3 June 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:
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

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Latest and upcoming events

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

Seminar: healthcare business models for emerging economies
Date: 16 May 2018

Call for proposals: CERES Summer School 2018
Date: 14 June 2018

Sixth International Workshop: Entrepreneurship, Culture, Finance and Economic Development 
Date: 14 - 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 21 May 2018.

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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