Newsletter #8/2018

Season's Greetings

We would like to take you back to a few highlights of 2018 in this last newsletter of the year. We celebrated long-standing partnerships with the 20th anniversary of our joint programs with Nanjing University in China, the School of Industrial Management in Vietnam and with Almaty Management University in Kazakhstan. We improved our position in rankings and launched our brand-new website. 

We also secured multiple new international capacity building projects which will be conducted in the coming years.

Looking forward to 2019, we hope to welcome many students at MSM for their #ExperienceMSM journey! Check our website to find out more about our program offering and to see the application deadline for the upcoming programs. You can also meet MSM all over the world in the coming months. Our events section will tell you where.

We would like to conclude with wishing you a festive Holiday Season and a Prosperous, Happy and Healthy New Year. See you in 2019!

Meinhard Gans, CEO a.i.

Chantal Muyrers, CFO a.i.

Katalin Kovacs, Dean a.i. 

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Top newsletter highlights of 2018

There are many more, but below are a few!

#MSMGraduation18: bringing value to society

Opening of Academic Year of MSM: Grooming students for leadership

MSM maintains top position in the Eduniversal 4 Palmes of Excellence ranking

MSM MBA programs climb in CEO Magazine 2018 Global Tier One MBA Rankings

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

Brand-new website for MSM!

Embracing the European Sustainable Development Week at MSM

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MSM and Nanjing University celebrate 20 years of partnership

MSM’s CEO a.i. Mr. Meinhard Gans and MSM’s Dean a.i. Ms. Katalin Kovacs recently attended the Opening Ceremony and Graduation Ceremony at MSM’s educational partner Nanjing University in China. The ceremony also marked the 20th anniversary of the MSM-Nanjing University partnership.

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Graduation in Vietnam: MSM and SIM celebrate 20th anniversary of joint MBA program

MSM’s Dr. Vincent Feltkamp recently attended the Graduation Ceremony at MSM’s educational partner School of Industrial Management (SIM) in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam. The ceremony also marked the 20th anniversary of the MSM - HCMC University of Technology (HCMUT)/SIM partnership.

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MSM students win the Dutch IoT Challenge

On Friday, 14 December 2018 a group of students of MSM’s Master in Management and MBA programs travelled to Weert to join the pitch competition of the Dutch IoT Challenge.

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"This experience gave me a new understanding of the world and various cultures"

Twelve American students from MSM’s partner school ‘Nichols College’ visited MSM as part of their six-week international specialization. 

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MSM supports new sustainability center in Indonesia

MSM co-hosted the International Symposium on Transdisciplinary Approach for Knowledge Co-Creation in Sustainability in Bogor, Indonesia. At this event, the Centre of Transdisciplinary and Sustainable Science (CTSS) was launched by the rector of IPB, Arif Satria. This new center from IPB, the Agricultural University Bogor, will be supported by MSM.

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A valuable introduction into the world of finance

On 2 November 2018 MSM started with its newly launched 3-day executive education program on Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers which brought together participants from the Netherlands and Belgium. 

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Contributing to economic and social development with MSM Corporate Social Responsibility program

From 26 – 30 November 2018, 8 participants from both inside and outside Europe joined MSM’s 5-day executive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. The program is developed for senior executives and policy makers involved in CSR management and for consultants and lectures working in the field of sustainable development.

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Why multicultural management skills are essential for MBAs

At Maastricht School of Management (MSM), MBAs are taught the art of working across borders from the get-go.

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Meet MSM's faculty members: introducing Vincent Feltkamp

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 Vincent Feltkamp.

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Meet MSM's staff members: introducing Yolanda Nijsten

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 Yolanda Nijsten.

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New and upcoming programs

Master in Management
Early bird deadline: 1 May 2019
Application deadline non-EU residents: 15 July 2019
Application deadline EU residents: 15 September 2019
Start of program: 30 September 2019

Full-time MBA
Early bird deadline: 1 May 2019
Application deadline non-EU residents: 15 July 2019
Application deadline EU residents: 15 September 2019
Start of program: 30 September 2019

Executive MBA
Application deadline: 10 January 2019
Start of program: 11 January 2019

Online MBA
Early bird deadline: 1 April 2019
Application deadline: 1 June 2019
Start of program: June 2019

Master of Science in Management and Engineering
(five joint programs with RWTH Aachen University)
Start date: October of each year
Application deadline: 1 March of each year 

Executive Education – upcoming deadlines
Project Management - 18 January 2019
Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers -
1 February 2019
Rethinking Your Business Model - 14 February 2019
Corporate Social Responsibility - 1 March 2019
Value Chain Analysis - 8 March 2019
Project Design Tools - 13 April 2019
Project Monitoring Tools - 20 April 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

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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Upcoming events

Meet MSM at the MERIT summit in Austria
Date: 16 January 2019

Join the MSM Experience - Open Day
Date: 19 January 2019

Meet MSM at the AccessMasters event in Brussels, Belgium
Date: 23 January 2019

Bridging The Growing Skills Gap - Symposium
Date: 24 January 2019

Meet MSM at the AccessMBA event in Brussels, Belgium
Date: 24 January 2019

Workshop Big Data Innovation Procurement
Date: 21 February 2019

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MSM videos

It's already been quite some time since the opening of the academic year. The programs are in full swing and the students are settled and know their way around. About time to look back at how it all started 2,5 months ago! Click on the picture below to watch the video. 


Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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