Newsletter #1/2020


Our students at Maastricht School of Management are known for setting their expectations and ambitions high and it is always gratifying to see their efforts rewarded. The testimonials of Master in Management alumnus Duc A. Hoang, MBA alumnus Vladimir Zhumakhanov, EMBA student Francisco Portilla Vazquez and EMBA alumna Lucia Pastoor are some examples of achievements and recognitions that we are proud to share with our wider community. For our Executive MBA students, the New Year started with the challenging yet important module on finance and accounting. Our video “A tour through MSM’ will give you an impression of the stimulating environment they are studying in. You are also warmly invited to visit our next Open Day on 25 April 2020!

Beyond Maastricht, MSM continues to be engaged in numerous training and capacity building projects around the world, two of which are about to start in Mali and in Jordan. Both projects are funded by the Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship for our degree programs, please make sure to check the application deadlines, as some of them are coming up soon!

Meinhard Gans, CEO 

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Financial skills, an integral part of a manager’s toolkit and the MSM Executive MBA curriculum

From 18 until 25 January, MSM welcomed the executive MBA students for their module on finance and accounting. For the non-financials this module is known to be one of the most difficult ones of the program. However, it is also a very important module, as knowing how to prepare and read financial reports will help managers to make sound business decisions.

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Why an MBA in Entrepreneurship isn't just for entrepreneurs

Doing an entrepreneurship specialization as part of your MBA or EMBA is a must-have if you want to launch your own business venture. But what if you don’t?

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Life after the Executive MBA, taking up new challenges - Lucia Pastoor

The MSM Executive MBA attracts participants who are strong in character and not afraid to challenge themselves to the fullest. Once they have reached their goal - obtaining an MBA degree - they are ready to take up the next challenge. 

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Master in Management alumnus on Forbes 30 under 30 Vietnam

Listed on Forbes 30 under 30 Vietnam, a great achievement of Master in Management Alumnus Duc A. HoangDuc is an education evangelist who loves to explore and tackle educational gaps. It goes without saying that to tackle these gaps he started his own organization. In March 2019, EdLab Asia was established, an NGO that focuses on educational research and development activities.

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I graduated, what's next? - Vladimir Zhumakhanov

Before our students turn into alumni, they do one last thing here at Maastricht School of Management. They write a letter to themselves. A “one year after letter” to be exact, where they write down what they expect of the upcoming year. Now a year has passed and our alumni received their “letter to themselves” in the mail. Did their expectations come true? We asked and our alumni answered.

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New agricultural development and water management project in Jordan set to start in March

On 13 and 14 January, MSM Project Director, Diederik de Boer and Project Manager, Hans Nijhoff met with project partners from the University of Jordan and Al-Balqa Applied University in Amman, Jordan to discuss the start of the new Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) in Jordan.

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MSM starts project that contributes to end hunger (SDG 2) in Mali

Soon Maastricht School of Management (MSM) will start the project “Support the sub-sector of technical and professional training for the community-building of resilience to food and nutrition insecurity in the regions of Mopti” in Mali.

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Embracing the Sustainable Development Goals – Zero Hunger

This article is part of a series highlighting how MSM as an institute, our students and alumni contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In this article, the focus is on MSM’s contribution to end hunger.

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Paper on Ethiopia in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Last week Jeroen van Wijk, MSM’s Associate Professor in Global Value Chains, participated in a seminar on the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing.

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Meet MSM's staff members: introducing Previna Samsundar

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 Previna Samsundar.

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New and upcoming programs

Master in Management
Application deadline for Nuffic OKP scholarship applicants:  24 March 2020
Early bird deadline: 1 May 2020
Application deadline non-EU residents (private sponsorship):  15 July 2020
Application deadline EU residents (private sponsorship):      20 September 2020
Start of program: 28 September 2020

Full-time MBA
Application deadline for Nuffic OKP scholarship applicants:  24 March 2020
Early bird deadline: 1 May 2020
Application deadline non-EU residents (private sponsorship):  15 July 2020
Application deadline EU residents (private sponsorship):      20 September 2020
Start of program: 28 September 2020

Executive MBA 
Application deadline: 9 April 2020
Start of program: 18 April 2020

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

November 2020 intake
Early bird deadline: 1 September 2020
Application deadline: 10 November 2020

Research Methods and Skills
Date: 1 September 2020 - 1 March 2021
Deadline for Nuffic OKP/MSP students: 24 March 2020
Early bird deadline for private sponsorship candidates: 30 April 2020
MSM deadline for private sponsorship candidates: 15 July 2020

MSM Summer Schools
MBA Specialization Summer Course

Date: 13-27 June 2020
Application deadline: 15 March 2020

Machine Learning and Data Mining using Python
Date: 29 June - 4 July 2020
Early bird application deadline: 20 April 2020
Application deadline: 20 May 2020

Executive Education – upcoming deadlines
Financieel Management voor niet-financiële managers (in Dutch): 9 March 2020
Project Finance: 21 August 2020
Project Management: 28 August 2020
Strategic Leadership: 16 October 2020

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Upcoming events

Meet us at the AccessMBA and AccessMasters fairs in Mexico
Date: 19 - 23 February 2020

Meet us for a personal chat - MSM Lounge Sessions Mexico
Date: 19 - 23 February 2020

Join our free webinar with Nuffic NESO Vietnam
Date: 26 February 2020

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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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