Newsletter #1/2021


We hope that the New Year is off to a good start for all of you despite the challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In January, we were pleased to welcome new students in our extra intakes of the Master in Management and full-time MBA programs. Meanwhile, our Executive MBA students tackled an intensive new module.

The renewal of the AMBA accreditation for our residential and global MBA, Master of Arts in Management (MM) and DBA programs confirmed once again the distinctive excellence of each program. More than ever, MSM is committed to sustainable development through responsible management education and capacity-building projects. Our new blog series explores pathways to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations. Our first blog focuses on SDG8 and youth employment. This newsletter also includes updates on four of our ongoing capacity-building projects in Ethiopia, Indonesia, the Sahel region and Rwanda.

MSM provides you with a safe environment to pursue your career development and leadership growth. In the upcoming months you can meet with us through our many online events. Finally, kindly note that all Executive Education programs before the summer holidays will take place online.

Best wishes, and stay healthy,

Meinhard Gans
Chief Executive Officer

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MSM’s degree programs re-accredited by AMBA

The International Accreditation Advisory Board (IAAB) of the Association of MBAs (AMBA) has confirmed the re-accreditation of Maastricht School of Management’s residential and global MBA, Master of Arts in Management (MM) and DBA programs.

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Strategy in a ‘VUCA World’ and a new viewpoint on micro and macro markets

For the Executive MBA (EMBA) students the new year started with the Strategic Orientation module. An intense 8-day online module that covered the courses Economics for Managers and Global Corporate Strategy.

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A guaranteed success for development projects with MSM’s Project Monitoring Tools program

"This program was a great opportunity to update my knowledge and learn about new approaches and tools in monitoring".

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SDG series -Tackling the Youth Employment Challenge

MSM highly values the SDGs within its capacity-building projects as well as our degree and executive programs. With the importance of the SDGs in mind, we have started the SDG series – ‘Exploring Pathways and Innovation Towards Meeting the SDG’s.’ In this first article, we dive into SDG 8 “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.” 

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Bright future in Agriculture project activities, trainings and the triple helix kick-off

November and December 2020 were months full of activities such as trainings and workshops in different areas of the Bright Future in Agriculture project.

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Hybrid Curriculum Development and launching a certified program in Indonesia

In December 2020 several activities in MSM's SAS21 project in Indonesia took place. A hybrid online curriculum development training was executed and the DUDI certified training program was launched with MSM's Huub Mudde as a guest speaker.

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Strengthening the universities’ role as facilitator of the public debate in the Sahel

MSM’s Orange Knowledge Programme in the Sahel region that focuses on optimizing the contribution of universities to strengthen the resilience of communities is underway since September 2020. 

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SEADWest facilitated field activities and a training of trainers on food safety and quality management

SEADWest contributes to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development by providing access to education and training for professionals and organisations in technical vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education. 

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Meet your MBA lecturers: Oliver Olson

Wondering who your MBA lecturers are going to be? What their teaching style is? How you can apply what you learned in your job? This and much more will be addressed in an upcoming series of blogs in which your MBA lecturers will introduce themselves and their classes. This time we introduce you to Oliver Olson.

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7 facts why studying in the Netherlands is a good decision

While you are considering joining Maastricht School of Management (MSM) for the Full-time MBA or Master in Management program, it might be helpful to know why the Netherlands can be seen as a great study destination.

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New and upcoming programs

Master in Management
Early bird: 1 May 2021
Application deadline non-EU: 15 July 2021
Application deadline EU: 15 September 2021
Start of program: 27 September 2021

Full-time MBA
Early bird: 1 May 2021
Application deadline non-EU: 15 July 2021
Application deadline EU: 15 September 2021
Start of program: 27 September 2021

Executive MBA 
Application deadline: 1 April 2021
Start of program: 9 April 2021

Online MBA
Early bird: 1 April 2021
Application deadline: 1 June 2021
Start of program: June 2021

Research Methods and Skills (RMS) - distance learning
Early bird: 1 May 2021
Application deadline: 15 July 2021
Start of program: 6 September 2021

Online Executive Education programs – upcoming deadlines
Strategic Leadership - 5 April 2021
Introduction to Project Management - 6 April 2021
Effective Team Leadership Skills - 12 April 2021
Change Management - 12 April 2021
Project Finance - 10 May 2021

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Upcoming events

Webinar: similarities and differences between the Full-time MBA and Master in Management
Date: 11 February 2021

Meet MSM at the online AccessMasters fair in Mexico
Date: 11 February 2021

Online verkiezingsdebat SAIL 'Zonder kennisuitwisseling geen ontwikkeling'
Date: 12 February 2021

Meet MSM at the online AccessMBA fair in the Netherlands
Date: 13 February 2021

Webinar: what do companies really want and how can the MSM Master in Management prepare you for it? 
Date: 11 March 2021

Overview of our events

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MSM Videos

A wintertour of Maastricht

When joining MSM for an MBA, Master in Management or Executive Education Program it's good to have a first impression of the city. Therefore, we are taking you on a tour through Maastricht (during Christmas time).

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Wintertour of Maastricht 

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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