Newsletter #8/2019


Business leaders and professionals all over the world increasingly understand the necessity and value of keeping their knowledge and skills up to date and relevant. Catering to this growing demand for lifelong learning, MSM welcomed close to 70 international participants in our skills- and policy-oriented short executive programs, focusing on topics such as Strategic Leadership, Change Management, Effective Leadership, and Project Finance and Management. MSM was also able to put this lifelong learning approach into practice abroad, by holding two successful Refresher courses on subjects as varied as Agritourism, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Georgia, and Corporate Social Responsibility for financial inclusiveness in Bhutan.

A common thread between all of MSM’s programs, courses and projects is their commitment to creating a better and more sustainable global business environment through the practice of ethical and responsible management. In this vein, the fourth Executive MBA module examined the principles of Global Responsibility, and three recent international capacity building programs in Indonesia, South Africa and Tanzania.

Over the coming weeks, we look forward to meeting many of you at various international fairs in Europe and the Middle East and invite you to save the date for our next Open Day in Maastricht on Saturday 25 January 2020. In the meantime, please join us on our brand new video tour of our cosy building in Maastricht, during which our Recruitment Officer Inka Diddens answers all your frequently asked questions!

Meinhard Gans, CEO 

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Developing a strategic plan to enhance business performance

On Monday 21 October, MSM kicked off the 5-day executive program on Strategic Leadership followed by the 5-day Change Management program. The two programs brought together a group of 24 participants coming from all corners of the world and with different professional backgrounds.

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The essential elements for successful leadership

Coming from all corners of the world, 15 participants started the MSM Mastering Effective Leadership program. The program - which consists of one week Personal Leadership Skills and one week Team Leadership Influencing Skills – is designed to develop the leadership skills of current and future leaders to become more successful at work and in life.

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Mastering the challenge of financing and managing development projects

In the past two weeks, we have welcomed a group of 21 participants in MSM’s Project Finance and Project Management course. These two 5-day courses are designed to further develop the skills, knowledge and essential techniques for successful, cost-effective management of both large- and small-scale projects.

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Creating a sustainable business environment – MSM Executive MBA participants learn all about Global Responsibility

“I fully enjoyed the Executive MBA module on Global Responsibility. I learned the importance of creating a corporate strategy that enhances relationships with all stakeholders while creating a better and sustainable business environment.”

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A great learning experience on Agritourism, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tbilisi, Georgia

From 02 until 10 October 2019, MSM and the Business and Technology University (BTU) jointly organized a Refresher Course on Agritourism, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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MSM Alumni refresh their CSR knowledge in Bhutan

From 17 until 25 October MSM Alumni from multiple countries came together in Paro and Thimphu, Bhutan to join Dr. Diederik de Boer and Prof. Meine Pieter van Dijk for the Refresher Course “Financing sustainability: CSR for financial inclusiveness”.

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Training for Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) successfully closed

On 18 October, a one-year training program on Anti-Corruption Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for a team of the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, KPK) was formally closed.

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Improving agricultural teacher training in Indonesia

For the project “LMSINDO: Link and Match SMK in Indonesia Project Director Huub Mudde and Project Consultant Gigi Limpens were present for the start-up of the project where they met all the Indonesian partners at Polbangtan in Bogor, Indonesia.

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Launching new Nuffic Orange Knowledge Projects in Tanzania and South Africa

We look back on two successful launches of new Nuffic projects in Tanzania and South Africa. MSMs Project Manager Hans Nijhoff was present in both countries to officially start the projects together with the project partners.

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Meet MSM's faculty members: introducing Angelo Corelli

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 Angelo Corelli.

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Meet MSM's staff members: introducing Johanna Korff

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 Johanna Korff.

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New and upcoming programs

Executive MBA 
18 January 2020 intake
Early bird deadline: 25 November 2019
Application deadline: 17 January 2020

Online MBA
June 2020 intake
Early bird deadline: 1 April 2020
Application deadline: 1 June 2020

Executive Education – upcoming deadlines
Strategic Leadership - 27 December 2019
Change Management - 3 January 2020
Project Design Tools - 23 February 2020
Project Monitoring Tools - 28 February 2020
e-Government - 23 February 2020
Turn Big Data Into Competitive Advantage - 28 February 2020

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Upcoming events

Ambassador Lecture - Working for a better future: Netherlands priorities in Lebanon
Date: 15 November 

Join our free webinar with Nuffic NESO Russia
Date: 28 November 2019

Meet MSM at the AccessMBA and AccessMasters fairs in Europe
AccessMBA Prague: 3 December

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MSM videos

A tour through MSM with Inka Diddens

Join us on a tour through the MSM building by Inka Diddens. The video will give you a first impression of what it is like to study at Maastricht School of Management. Click on the picture below to watch the video.

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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