Newsletter #5/2018


We would like to welcome you back from the summer break with our first newsletter after the holidays. We have kept busy here at MSM and we can look back on the delivery of the successful summer specialization courses. Students from the full-time MBA, Executive MBA and Online MBA joined these classes, plus around 55 participants from our partner network. We also very much look forward to the upcoming weeks, these are spent with preparations for the MSM annual Graduation Ceremony which will take place on the 20th of September. We will be welcoming around 140 graduates at MSM for this festive event as this is the highlight for our students celebrating their achievement! Soon after, on the 1st of October we will be welcoming the new students joining the MSM family during the official Opening of the Academic Year 2018-2019. Follow our social media channels to stay updated!

Meinhard Gans                                              Katalin Kovacs
Chief Executive Officer a.i.                           Dean a.i.

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MSM's full-time MBA accedes top 10 of Eduniversal ranking

We are proud to announce that MSM’s full-time MBA has been ranked in the top 10 in Western Europe of the 2018 Eduniversal Ranking.

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Students of Nanjing University visit MSM for European study trip

MSM recently welcomed over 30 students of our long term partner Nanjing University for their MBA course in Speed, Design and Creativity. 

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MSM ramps up commitment to sustainability & CSR

"With sustainability at its core, the unique Dutch business school is preparing MBA students to make a difference."

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"People in my class come from different parts of the world, bringing their unique and diverse experiences with them"

Also this year MSM was proud to have so many international talented students in our programs. One of them is Vladimir Zhumakhanov from Russia who followed the MBA at MSM which has led to a position as Financial Analyst at Medtronic in Heerlen. Let us briefly introduce you to him. 

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Summer specialization courses - customizing your MBA to match your career ambitions

I couldn’t have asked for a better learning experience.” MSM MBA student Lawin Ileto said this after successfully completing the 2-week MSM specialization course in International Business and Sustainability. 

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Enhanced data analysis skills through the summer school in Structural Equation Modelling

Recently the MSM Structural Equation Modelling course was successfully completed by all participants. The 5-day course consisted out of lectures furnishing the participants with the necessary knowledge to understand the nature and importance of structural equation modeling. 

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MSM Project Finance & Project Management alumnus receives grant

In April 2018 Rolando Jr. Villamero, Co-Founder of Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) in Kenya, followed MSM’s executive Project Finance & Project Management program. At that time he didn’t know that he could apply his newly acquired knowledge into practice quickly….and with success.

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Integrating gender in agro-value chain development in Ethiopia

MSM recently supported Gambella University to mainstream gender in value chain education. Gambella University (GmU) is one of the recently established higher learning institutions in Ethiopia.

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Fighting sexual and gender based violence in the Great Lakes region

“With the involvement of MSM the sky is the limit.” Mr. Nathan Byamukama, Director of the Regional Training Facility on Prevention and Suppression of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR-RTF), compliments MSM as consortium leader of the NICHE project ‘Institutional strengthening of RTF to deliver training programs in the prevention and mitigation of sexual and gender based violence’.

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Meet MSM's staff members: introducing Ms. Inka Diddens

To become more acquainted with our staff members and to show you how it feels for them working at MSM we will each month highlight one of our staff members. This month the spotlight will be on Ms. Inka Didddens.

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Meet MSM's faculty members: Introducing David Dingli

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

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New and upcoming programs

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

Executive MBA
Application deadline: 12 October 2018
Start of program: 19 October 2018

Online MBA
Application deadline: 22 October 2018
Start of program: November 2018

Master in Management
Application deadline  EU residents: 22 September 2018
Start of program: 1 October 2018

Executive Education – upcoming deadlines
Corporate Social Responsibility - 26 October 2018
Strategic Leadership - 21 December 2018
Change Management - 28 December 2018
Rethinking Your Business Model - 14 February 2019
e-Government - 1 March 2019
Turn Big Data Into Competitive Advantage - 8 March 2019

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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:
Making Open Innovation Stick: A Study of Open Innovation Implementation in 756 Global Organizations
In: Research-Technology Management
Authors: Andy Zynga, Kathleen Diener, Christoph Ihl, Dirk Lüttgens, Frank Piller & Bruno Scherb

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

Meet MSM in Indonesia
Date: 8 September 2018

Meet MSM at the AccessMBA in Accra
Date: 8 September 2018

Meet MSM at the AccessMBA in Nairobi
Date: 10 September 2018

MSM Graduation Ceremony 2018
Date: 20 September 2018

Meet MSM at the AccessMBA in Budapest
Date: 4 December 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 November intake is 22 October 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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