Newsletter #5/2020

Introduction

With a new academic year just around the corner, this newsletter looks back on a fruitful summer term during which MSM continued its research, training and education activities with students and partners. Due to public safety guidelines related to COVID-19, it was in a virtual learning environment that we offered our summer specialization courses, research summer school and the third executive MBA module in July. As you will read, our participants appreciated our lecturers’ efforts to make their online teaching as engaging and effective as possible, and the various guest lectures and group assignments. 

This newsletter also highlights three prestigious multi-year capacity-building and entrepreneurship projects that our trainers will soon start running in the Sahel region, Sudan and Kenya, respectively. Please check the specific news items for more details on each project.

We look forward to our annual Graduation Ceremony on 18 September 2020, during which our students will receive their highly deserved degree. Within the framework of the Covid-19 measures we will organize a festive and memorable event for our students. For those of you who cannot attend the ceremony in person, rest assured, as the event will be live-streamed online.

We hope to be able to welcome you soon in Maastricht, but in the meantime, we warmly invite you to follow our recruitment officer Inka Diddens on a cheerful virtual tour of some of the most beautiful spots of our city.

Meinhard Gans, CEO 

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MSM MBA Specialization Summer School 2020 – a vivid virtual learning experience

“Excellent MBA specialization program with a thought out, strategic and consistent agenda for the two weeks that made it very easy to follow and well organized”. That’s how Mohamed Alaa summarized his experience in the MBA Summer School Entrepreneurship Specialization.

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Research Summer School on Machine Learning and Data Mining – an essential part of the modern manager toolkit

“The knowledge I gained during the Machine Learning and Data Mining using Python Research Summer School will be very useful in my research. I needed this course to improve and discover techniques to analyze large data sets. The new techniques learned, enable me to have a much deeper control of the data set I am currently working on.”

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"The Decision-Making Tools course has given me a new perspective on data analysis and its visualization"

From 11 until 18 July the third Executive MBA module of the year took place - the Business Research Tools module consisting of the courses Research Methods and Decision-Making Tools. Due to the current circumstances both courses were taught via distance learning.

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Five concerns you might have about an Online MBA – and how these are tackled in the MSM Online MBA

Following an MBA is a big decision. It is not only an investment in money but also in time. You do not always have the option to follow a full-time MBA program, or you simply don’t want to, as you might not want to give up your current career. Combining your MBA studies with your job and private responsibilities might however feel like a mission impossible. It’s not!

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Leading the journey from start-up to scaled-up organisations – online DBA defense

Mr. Martin Tynan successfully defended his DBA thesis online titled Leading the Journey from Start-up to Scaled-up Organisations: The evolution of entrepreneurial leadership practice during organizational growth in technology-focused organisations – A Roadmap for Stakeholders.

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MSM receives Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation

The MSM residential full-time MBA and Executive MBA offered in Maastricht and the Online MBA were awarded a Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation (CeQulnt) by the European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education (ECA).

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Enhancing TVET curricula and programs for Internally Displaced People and Refugees in Sudan

The Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) has awarded a Tailor Made Training+ (TMT+) grant to Maastricht School of Management to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MoLSD) and its partners to enhance relevancy, provision and management of TVET curricula and programs for Internally Displaced People (IDP) and Refugees.

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Good education, equal opportunities and security for communities in the Sahel region

We are proud to announce that the Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) has awarded Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and its consortium a grant to start a new capacity-building project in the Sahel area. The project will focus on optimizing the contribution of universities to strengthen the resilience of communities.

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The Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Project

From august 2020 until august 2024 Maastricht School of Management (MSM) will start the Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Project (KIEP) in collaboration with, Linking Industry with Academia (LIWA) and The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) to increase productivity and innovation in selected private sector firms.

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Capacity Enhancement to achieve Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in the Medical Sector in developing countries

MSM and the Elisabeth Strouven Fund have been partners for many years. With the support of the Fund, MSM was able to set up activities in developing countries, with a specific focus on gender equality and women empowerment in the medical sector.

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New and upcoming programs

Master in Management
September 2020 intake
Application deadline EU residents (private sponsorship): 20 September 2020
Start of program: 5 October 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 (online)
Application deadline non-EU residents (private sponsorship): 12 September 2020
Application deadline EU residents (private sponsorship): 12 September 2020
Start of program: 21 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

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

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Upcoming events

Webinar: Kick-start your career with a Master in Management
Date: 10 September 2020

MSM Graduation Ceremony
Date: 18 September 2020

Meet MSM at the Study in Holland online fair
Date: 25 September 2020

Meet MSM at the online AccessMBA fair in Amsterdam
Date: 26 September 2020

Webinar: Find the MBA format that fits your needs
Date: 1 October 2020 

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MSM videos

While you might not be able to come to Maastricht right now, we bring Maastricht to you!
 
In this video our Recruitment Officer Inka Diddens takes you on a tour to tell you about the city while showing its beautiful sights. You get a first impression of this charming city and hopefully we can welcome you soon in Maastricht during one of our programs.
 
Click on the picture to watch the video. 
 

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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