Newsletter #5/2021


With Covid-19 measures easing up in the Netherlands, we are glad to organize on-campus events and classes again. As such it was a special moment to welcome the new students on the MSM campus again during the Official Opening of the Academic Year 2021-2022.

With a number of additional conditions still in place to ensure safe on-site learning, we could also organize MSM’s Annual Corporate Week on campus again for the students of last year’s intakes.

We recently completed two Executive Education programs, Project Finance and Project Management. In this newsletter you can read how participants have experienced these programs. In addition, the newsletter features several MBA student and alumni stories demonstrating how MSM’s Executive MBA, Online MBA and Full-time MBA contributed to their respective careers. 

The last few months have again been busy months for our international capacity-building projects. We recently started a Tailor-made training in Congo, and we were finally able to visit the Bright Future in Agriculture Project in Ethiopia. Soon, we will start a Financial Literacy training in Burundi, in collaboration with an MSM MBA alumnus.

After the summer holidays, we continued our Online Masterclass series. In case you missed it, you can find the recording of the last one below. Don’t forget to register for the upcoming Online Masterclass in November, which will be on the topic of Understanding the Emerging New Global Economy.

Best wishes,

Meinhard Gans
Chief Executive Officer

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Opening Academic Year 2021-2022: welcoming students at the MSM campus again!

On 27 September 2021, MSM celebrated the official opening of the Academic Year 2021-2022. The opening marked the start of the Master’s journey for 22 Master in Management students and 31 Full-time MBA students.

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MSM Corporate Week 2021 - new skills gained and important connections made

From 6 - 10 September 2021, MSM organized its Annual Corporate Week. During the Corporate Week MSM’s MBA and Master in Management students could follow several workshops, join company presentations and learn from alumni experiences, all geared towards preparing the students for the job market.

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Guidance in financing development projects

“This program exceeded my expectations; it's very interesting, informative, it made me think outside of the box and encouraged me to learn more about project finance. I recommend it to anyone who wants to initiate new projects as well as start-up companies." Mrs. Hajir Musa (Sudan) participant of the MSM executive Project Finance program.

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The secret to successful project management

“The Project Management program was well structured and dynamic, easy to understand, and yet with numerous resources to complete the knowledge acquired during the sessions,” according to Sarai Sotero (Mexico) who joined the 5-day executive Project Management program.

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The importance of understanding the principles of economics

“What accelerated my learning in the Economics for Managers module was Professor Juergen’s teaching style. Professor Juergen was excellent at engaging with us in discussions, regardless of our depth of knowledge in economics." This is how Master in Management student Maryam Asadiyan summarized the Economics for Managers module.

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Global Corporate Strategy: “a learning experience that far exceeded my expectations”

“For me the Global Corporate Strategy module was one of my favourite courses. For one of my fellow students, it was "a true transfer of knowledge and an apt course for an MBA. For another colleague, it was an engaging module delivered by an engaging lecturer,” said full-time MBA student Vimbai Mavhusa about the recently completed module. 

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A sneak peek in the life of our full-time MBA alumnus Amit Biswas

"My time at MSM was a unique experience. During my MBA, I was lucky enough to meet and work on different projects from professionals all over the world. Sitting in a classroom with students from different countries and cultures is such a rewarding experience that very few universities can provide."

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MSM Executive MBA – in the spotlight Razvan Mogos

"The Executive MBA at MSM is a part of my personal and professional life. The modules are up-to-date and extremely interesting, providing a lot of tools for managers and leaders to perform in their job."

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Online MBA helps grads in tech & entrepreneurship step up their careers

Here’s how the Online MBA program at MSM helped two alumni advance their careers without having to take a break from work.

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Training of Trainers of healthcare workers in DRC has started

Recently the Training of Trainers (ToT) in the Tailor-Made-Training “Improving mental health and psychosocial support services of medical staff in North Kivu working with women, girls, boys and men affected by SGBV” started in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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MSM to start Financial Literacy training for a women investment club in Burundi

Nuffic has awarded MSM with a grant to execute a Tailor-Made-Training to strengthen the financial literacy of Burundi’s first women’s investment club, Women Invest (WIN). The organization is the first women’s club in Burundi committed to act towards changing the economic landscape for women.

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BFA Awards National Pitching Event and a visit to Ethiopia after more than 16 months

The Bright Future in Agriculture (BFA) Project in Ethiopia is making big steps since its start in 2019. The Nuffic Orange Knowledge Project that is being carried out under the lead of Maastricht School of Management has recently achieved a milestone by organizing a successful BFA Awards: National Pitching Event.

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Integrated governance, risk and control framework based on the elements of Basel operational risk definition, policies and procedures, people, and system - Online DBA defense

On 22 July 2021, Mr. Ehab Nagy successfully defended his DBA thesis titled ‘Integrated governance, risk and control framework based on the elements of Basel operational risk definition, policies and procedures, people, and system: A study of the Egyptian banking sector’. The DBA defense took place in an online session.

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New and upcoming programs

Master in Management
Early bird: 1 May 2022
Application deadline non-EU: 15 July 2022
Application deadline EU: 15 September 2022
Start of program: 26 September 2022

Full-time MBA
Early bird: 1 May 2022
Application deadline non-EU: 15 July 2022
Application deadline EU: 15 September 2022
Start of program: 26 September 2022

Executive MBA
Early bird deadline: 1 November 2021
Application deadline: 15 December 2021
Start of program: 14 January 2022

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

Executive Education programs – upcoming deadlines
Corporate Social Responsiblity - 3 January 2022
Value Chain Analysis for business development and local value addition - 10 January 2022
Personal Leadership Skills - 7 February 2022
Small Business Development for Emerging Economies - 28 February 2022
Building Triple Helix Partnerships - 10 March 2022

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Upcoming events

Meet MSM at the online QS Connect Masters fair in the Philippines
Date: 21 October 2021

Meet MSM at the virtual Study in Holland fair
Date: 21 October 2021

Online Masterclass: Understanding the Emerging New Global Econonmy: A Short Guide for Executives
Date: 4 November 2021

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

Overview of our events

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MSM videos

Online Masterclass - Artificial Intelligence for Supply Chain Management

In this Online Masterclass, David Dingli, Assistant Professor Operations Management at Maastricht School of Management (MSM), will explain what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is and what it means for the supply chain of your organization and how AI can be used in logistics to reinvent back office, operational and customer-facing activities.

Click on the image to watch the online masterclass. 

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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