Newsletter #4/2020

Introduction

In many higher education organizations, COVID-19 has called for a rapid transition to a virtual and more flexible learning environment. At MSM, we are proud to see how quickly our staff and students embraced the new forms of working and studying through digital platforms. Our MBA and Master in Management programs skillfully moved their activities online and even used the COVID-19 crisis as a starting point for discussions on strategies in innovation, entrepreneurship, digital transformation and brand marketing. We were able to run the first part of our Corporate Weeks online and to offer our MBA, MM students and alumni various training and workshop sessions on career development.

In light of the travel restrictions taken worldwide in response to the pandemic, we understand that some of our prospective students may still have uncertainties about the upcoming academic year. As a special step, we have therefore decided to offer an exceptional intake in January 2021, in addition to our September 2020 intake, for our full-time MBA and Master in Management residential programs.

On the research front, we continued our work with partners in Africa, Asia and South America in the framework of the Food Security Initiative and collected data on emergency and sustainable food flows in times of global crises such as COVID-19.

I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to join our free online Masterclass series and discuss with experts how different business areas are responding to COVID-19. On 30 June 2020 the online Masterclass will focus on the COVID-19 crisis and the Euro. As always, we will keep you updated on news and activities through our social media channels.

Meinhard Gans, CEO 

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Executive MBA students enjoy interactive online Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation courses

42 MSM Executive MBA students recently took part in their first online classes in Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation. A busy 8-day schedule with lectures, breakout sessions, group work and presentations. 

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Does the progress of digital technologies change human behaviors and needs, or do human behaviors change the digital technologies?

The above question was the starting point for the Full-time MBA Digital Transformation course which took place from 11-15 May 2020. During the course the participants were introduced to the main components and elements to design and implement a successful digital transformation strategy.

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Understanding the fundamental processes to create value for your customers - Part of the Master in Management

In the recently taught Marketing Management course, the MSM Master in Management students learned about the basics of marketing management and that it’s not a one-time activity but an ongoing process for every company that would like to stay ahead of its competitors.

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MSM Online Corporate Weeks – learn, connect, engage

From 2 June – 12 June 2020, MSM organized its annual Corporate Weeks. Due to Covid-19, the event was organized slightly differently than in previous years. But no less successful! A 2-week event full of career-related online trainings and workshops linking MSM’s MBA and MM students with experts and MSM Alumni to learn and connect in a virtual setting.

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MSM full-time MBA students join the Dutch IoT Challenge

Two teams of MSM’s full-time MBA students made it to the finals of the Dutch IoT Challenge which took place via livestream on Friday, 12 June 2020. "The ability to connect textbook learning into a real life project was an effective learning experience."

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September 2020 and special January 2021 intake

These insecure times ask for adaptation to the situation at hand. We are very happy to announce that we have officially, and exceptionally, opened a January intake 2021.

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Food Security Initiative: Emergency Food Flows

Each week MSM is collecting information through their educational partners and collaborators located in Africa, Asia and South America on issues caused by COVID-19 affecting sustainable local development. In this article the focus is on emergency food flows.

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Food Security Initiative: Sustaining Food Flows

In this Food Security Initiative article the focus is on Sustaining food flows. Sustaining food flows and preventing a global food crisis is of high importance during the Covid-19 pandemic or any global crisis. In these difficult times where an economic crisis is luring in the back, food security is a key concern for governments worldwide.

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First “capacity building for your organization” webinar organized for MSM’s project partners

MSM’s International Projects Department recently organized a webinar on “Capacity building for your organization” for its project partners. The webinar was aimed at training project partners in monitoring and development of their international projects.

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Meet MSM's faculty members: introducing André Dellevoet

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

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New and upcoming programs

Master in Management
September 2020 intake
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

January 2021 intake
Early bird deadline: 15 September 2020
Application deadline non-EU residents (private sponsorship): 4 November 2020
Application deadline EU residents (private sponsorship): 7 December 2020
Start of program: 4 January 2021

Full-time MBA
September 2020 intake
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

January 2021 intake
Early bird deadline: 15 September 2020
Application deadline non-EU residents (private sponsorship): 4 November 2020
Application deadline EU residents (private sponsorship): 7 December 2020
Start of program: 4 January 2021

Research Methods and Skills
Application deadline: 15 July 2020
Program date:  September 2020 - 1 March 2021

Executive MBA 
October 2020 intake
Early bird deadline: 1 August 2020
Application deadline: 1 October 2020
Start of program: 10 October 2020

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Upcoming events

Online Masterclass: The COVID-19 crisis and the Euro
Date: 30 June 2020

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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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