Newsletter #4/2021


We are proud to yet again start the newsletter with a ranking. MSM is recognized as a Tier One Business School in the CEO Magazine 2021 Global MBA ranking, including top worldwide rankings for our Executive MBA and Online MBA programs.

In this newsletter, we are also pleased to report a new capacity-building collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank on Global Value Chain and to give you the latest updates on our ongoing training projects in Burundi, Mali and Mozambique.

We also hear from students from our full-time MBA, Executive MBA and Online MBA programs on their experience gained during our annual practice-oriented MBA Summer School and from Dr. Stephanie Jones on the benefits of working with diverse teams.

For those interested in the finance of development projects or the potential of e-Government, make sure to read the interviews with participants who recently covered these topics in the Executive Education programs.

Finally, please note the upcoming deadlines for our Master in Management, full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Research Methods and Skills, and Executive Education programs, all coming up in the next few weeks.

With this, we wish you all a well-deserved and safe summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you in September, hopefully as much face-to-face as possible!

Meinhard Gans
Chief Executive Officer

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MSM MBA programs in top of the world in CEO magazine 2021 global MBA rankings

We are proud to announce that MSM is recognized as a Tier One Business School for the fifth year in a row in the newly released 2021 Global MBA ranking by CEO Magazine. In addition, MSM’s Executive MBA and Online MBA programs are both ranked in the top 10 worldwide.

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IsDB and MSM join forces to explore collaboration on Global Value Chain Analysis

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and Maastricht School of Management (MSM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on global value chains (GVC) capacity building, operationalization, and joint publications.

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Capacity building training in Burundi on holistic care for survivors of sexual and gender based violence

The opening ceremonies of a series of capacity building workshops for professionals from the Burundi National Police Hospital and Kamenge Military Hospital on the holistic care of survivors of sexual and gender-based violence took place on 16 June 2021 at the Faith Center.

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Empowering Malian institutions with tools and knowledge to face the challenges posed by food and nutrition insecurity

Project DJAM is active in the Mopti region in Mali to improve the access to vocational training for young people and women from the Dogon country.

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Strengthening Mozambique’s educational institutes to increase food production and nutrition security

This project is managed by Maastricht School of Management and Q-Point in the Netherlands in collaboration with Instituto Superior Politécnico de Manica (ISPM) in Mozambique, and promotes resource smart green technologies in technical professional and higher education, to increase Mozambique’s food production and nutrition security.

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MSM MBA Summer School – leveraging the cross MBA connection

“The MBA Summer School is an awesome experience: a group of international students with different backgrounds who dive deep into the matter and get creative together, learn together and exchange knowledge together. Enriching!”, according to Online MBA student Noreen Vingerhoedt. 

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Full-time MBA Entrepreneurship module: “a motivation step to live more boldly and take more calculated risks”

“The Entrepreneurship module helped me to gain a significantly better understanding of the intricate and exciting world of entrepreneurs. The world of entrepreneurship offers so much more exhilaration! Entrepreneurship offers us the possibility of a world filled with following your passion, controlling your lifestyle, and becoming more financially independent”. This is how current full-time MBA student, Clinton van der Schyff, described his main learning outcomes of the Entrepreneurship module. 

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Diverse Teams: How Can You Best Work With Them?

The ability to thrive in a diverse team is increasingly important. “Companies will increasingly realize that being able to work multi-culturally is a strength,” explains Stephanie Jones, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at MSM. 

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Mastering the challenge of financing development projects

“My main goal to attend this online Project Finance course was to get introduced to international best practices of blended finance to foster investment into SMEs, cooperatives and farmers in order to achieve sustainable food systems and efficient agri-food chains in Georgia,” said Shorena Beridze, participant in the executive Project Finance program. 

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Embracing the opportunities of e-Government

“This program matches perfectly my organisation's needs and addresses the challenges it faces in its quest for the modernisation of our tax administration," said Celia Mokrani after having successfully completed the e-Government Executive Education program.  

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The Challenge of Achieving Safety at Sea – online DBA defense

On 27 May 2021 Mr. Deb Goswami successfully defended his DBA thesis titled: The challenge of achieving safety at sea: Observing regulatory compliance or making a profit? Analysis of five factors to prevent accidents, in an online session.

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Meet your lecturers: Terry Kakeeto-Aelen

Wondering who your 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 Master in Management and MBA lecturers will introduce themselves and their classes. This time we introduce you to Terry Kakeeto-Aelen.

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New and upcoming programs

Master in Management
Application deadline non-EU: 1 August 2021
Application deadline EU: 15 September 2021
Start of program: 27 September 2021

Full-time MBA
Application deadline non-EU: 1 August 2021
Application deadline EU: 15 September 2021
Start of program: 27 September 2021

Executive MBA
Early bird deadline: 1 August 2021
Application deadline: 1 October 2021
Start of program: 8 October 2021

Online MBA
Early bird deadline: 1 September 2021
Application deadline: 1 November 2021
Start of program: 15 November 2021

Research Methods and Skills (RMS) - distance learning
Application deadline: 15 August 2021
Start of program: 6 September 2021

Executive Education programs – upcoming deadlines
Project Management - 13 September 2021 (virtual)
Personal Leadership Skills - 11 September 2021
Project Finance - 20 September 2021 (virtual)
Corporate Social Responsiblity - 29 October 2021
Value Chain Analysis for business development and local value addition - 6 November 2021

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Upcoming events

MSM Academic Conference: Private Sector Development in Emerging Economies
Date: 1 December 2021

Overview of our events

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MSM videos

Get to know Maastricht in Summer 

In this video our Recruitment Officer Inka Diddens takes you on a tour to tell you more about the city while showing you 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 image to watch the tour.

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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