Newsletter #3/2020

Introduction

We hope that this newsletter will find you in good health in these difficult and uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected all of our lives, but it is also challenging our ability to adapt and be resilient. In view of the challenging circumstances posed by the coronavirus crisis worldwide, MSM has adopted a flexible approach to help students during their admission procedure. Our latest video is specifically dedicated to answering all FAQs related to admissions. MSM also launched a new Food Security Initiative which brings you the latest insights of the impact of COVID-19 on small-scale and commercial farmers, traders, processors, input suppliers, financial institutions, in the countries and rural areas where we operate. Through this initiative, MSM aims to support decision-makers on how to counterbalance the negative impacts of COVID-19 measures on food security. 
 
At Maastricht School of Management, we did our utmost to rapidly switch our study programs to online teaching and assessment, to limit the disruption for our students. We were proud to see our full-time MBA students successfully complete their courses on Leadership and Organizational Behavior and on Change Management via distance learning. Likewise, our students in Master in Management aptly followed their courses in Digital Transformation and Human Resource Management in an interactive online setting.
 
This newsletter also features three inspiring alumni stories by Giselle De Man, Bruna Moura Bruno and Alka Khenchi, who are pursuing fulfilling careers in the Netherlands after graduation.
 
Meinhard Gans, CEO 

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COVID 19 crisis: MSM adopts a flexible approach to help you in the admission procedure

Given the uncertainties that lay ahead of us given the Covid-19 crisis we have reviewed our admission policy to ensure a smooth MSM application procedure. Because, despite of this all, providing access to high standards of education remains our priority.

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Food Security Initiative

The COVID-19 virus is hitting all of us hard, in terms of health and safety as well as in food production and supply. Perhaps one of the main challenges that comes with measures to contain the pandemic is protecting livelihoods and providing food to the urban poor.

Join MSM's food Security Initiative and register here for regular updates.

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MSM’s full-time MBA students complete course on Leadership and Organizational Behavior via distance learning

Recently the MSM full-time MBA students followed the Leadership and Organizational Behavior course lectured by Dr. Stephanie Jones, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, via distance learning.

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How to manage change: a constant factor in today’s business world

“The Change Management course was an eye-opener for me. The course exposed me to many different models in Change Management by very prominent researchers. I am now fully prepared for changes within organizations, some of which I will have to make myself in the future.”

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How an MBA can boost your career development

For Brazilian Giselle De Man, the decision to pursue an MBA at Maastricht School of Management (MSM) came down to one thing: career development. After graduating in 2019 with a specialization in International Business and Sustainable Development, she is now thriving in a financial analyst role in the Netherlands.  

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I graduated, what's next? - Bruna Moura Bruno

This time MBA alumna Bruna Moura Bruno shares her post-MSM experience. Bruna graduated in 2018 from the MSM Master in Business Administration, hails from Brazil and currently works as Territory Manager at FareHarbor in Amsterdam. 

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The rising importance of shifting the conventional business model into a digital one

MSM’s Master in Management students recently finished their course in Digital Transformation. A course that’s very applicable to the current situation the world is in. The course was built around the question “do digital technologies’ progress change in human behaviors and needs, or do human behaviors change the digital technologies?”

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Human Resource Management; dynamic, interesting and efficient

From 23 until 27 March, Maastricht School of Management’s students took part in the Human Resource Management course taught by David Dingli. The course was provided online via distance learning and well received by the management students.

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A sneak peek in the life of our Master in Management alumna Alka Khenchi

Meet Alka Khenchi, Master in Management alumna at Maastricht School of Management (MSM). Alka comes from India and graduated from the Master in Management program in 2019. She’s been a busy bee during and also now after the program. 

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Safe and Sound: improving mental health of Syrian refugee children through psychosocial support

MSM is proud to say that Safe and Sound (SAS) has improved the capacity of two refugee-serving NGOs and five schools in Bekaa, Lebanon to meet the psychosocial support (PSS) needs of their Syrian adolescent students.

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Meet MSM's faculty members: introducing Hans Nijhoff

Each month MSM will highlight one of its faculty members and this month the spotlight is on Hans Nijhoff, Senior Project Consultant at the International Projects department (IPD) of MSM.

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Meet MSM's staff members: introducing Roger Piepot

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 Roger Piepot.

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New and upcoming programs

Master in Management
Early bird deadline: 1 June 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
Early bird deadline: 1 June 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

Online MBA
June 2020 intake
Application deadline: 1 June 2020

Research Methods and Skills
Date: 1 September 2020 - 1 March 2021
Early bird deadline for private sponsorship candidates: 1 June 2020
MSM deadline for private sponsorship candidates: 15 July 2020

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

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Upcoming events

Executive MBA webinar: how the MSM Executive MBA is related to improved results in the workplace
Date: 12 May 2020

AccessMasters and AccessMBA fairs Europe
Date: 26 and 28 May - 2, 4, 9 and 11 June

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MSM videos

Admissions Officer, Nicky de Bie answers all your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Click on the picture to watch the video. 

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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