Newsletter #2/2022


After two years of coronavirus restrictions, it was a true pleasure to offer a chance to our recent graduates to celebrate the completion of their academic degrees with their friends and families, this time in person in Maastricht! In this newsletter, we look back on a festive Graduation Ceremony that brought much joy and pride to MSM’s worldwide community of students, alumni, staff and partners.

Since our last update, spring has arrived in the Netherlands, and MSM is hustling and bustling with activities. We successfully ran four Executive Programs on campus again on topics ranging from business development to leadership skills to partnerships. We also organized several training workshops in our capacity-building projects in Rwanda, Ghana and Ethiopia.

We have several application deadlines coming up, so please make sure to apply on time. Throughout this newsletter and our news reports, I warmly encourage you to pay special attention to our students’ quotes and testimonials as they provide remarkable insights and reflections.

With best wishes,

Meinhard Gans
Chief Executive Officer

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MSM Graduation April 2022: celebrating achievements together again!

On 6 April 2022, MSM organized a Graduation Ceremony to celebrate graduates of the Master in Management, Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Online MBA, MPhil and DBA programs.

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Supporting innovation in emerging economies through Triple Helix Partnerships

“Being a chemical engineer and a scientific researcher it is of great importance to me to know the link between Government, the Business Community and Science and how it can be integrated for driving innovation,” according to Bashir Brika from Libya who joined MSM's executive program Building Triple Helix Partnerships.

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Strengthening private sector development in emerging economies

“This course enabled me to deeper understand the role of the private sector and its impact on economic and social development, especially in the context of small to medium entrepreneurship development in emerging markets,” said Mrs. Bazmah Al Quza from Jordan who participated in MSM’s executive program on Small Business Development in Emerging Economies recently. 

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Developing your personal leadership style to influence with power

“When you join this program, it will expand your perspective on leadership, and it will expand your knowledge on leadership. This will help you both personally and professionally,” according to Mrs. Erica Marfowaa from Ghana who recently joined the 5-day executive program Personal Leadership Skills.

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Value Chain opportunities and challenges for companies in emerging markets

“Dr. Jeroen van Wijk was very experienced, the program was very well structured, and we progressed in a very consistent way. The business cases were selected carefully and helped us to illustrate and understand the Value Chain creations," said Özgür Kesici, participant of the executive program Value Chain Analysis for Business Development and Local Value Addition.

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Deepening trainees’ knowledge on gender and building their skill towards gender sensitive and responsive institutions

At the beginning of March, the Gender and inclusion, awareness and action plan training took place in the SEAD West project in Rwanda.

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Female entrepreneurship training: the increase of female owned businesses in Ghana

The Ghanaian government has among others initiated special funds to support female entrepreneurs to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Besides funds the country is also supporting entrepreneurial education. And the latter is exactly what the third training module of the Tailor-Made-Training (TMT) that MSM is carrying out together with Accra Technical University (ATU) is about, Female Entrepreneurship.

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Entrepreneurship Development support for IDPs

The entrepreneurship skill development (EBSD) training was successfully conducted from February 10 to 13, 2022 at Kombolcha. The training was organized for IDPs around the area of Kombolcha to capacitate them to start their own business.

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Understanding Global Supply Chain Management: “a big milestone in my career development”

“For me, teaching is not only about explaining theories but also about how to apply these theories in real business life. This was the main part of Professor Stadhouders’ way of teaching. He not only explained the supply chain concepts and theories but also included practical applications via study cases of famous global companies”. This was one of the key learning outcomes for current full-time MBA student Marwa Omar of the recently completed Global Supply Chain Management module.

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Data-driven decision-making: a key skill for managers

“I was really looking forward to the Data Analytics module as in the changing era of technological advancements, data-driven decision-making is proving to be a key skill for managers," said Anuja Zinjarde, current Master in Management student, who had an amazing learning experience.

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Which MBA is the right MBA for you?

When considering following an MBA program, you have different options to choose from. Finding the right MBA format for you, all depends on your lifestyle and study needs. At MSM you can choose from three different MBA formats - the full-time MBA, the part-time Executive MBA and the part-time Online MBA.

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Medium size farmers use telephones, the internet and the ecosystem to develop agricultural value chains in Kenya: recent published paper on Emerald Insight

An MSM paper titled “Telephone farmers and an emerging ecosystem are unlocking the hidden middle of agricultural value chains in Kenya through innovation” has been published in the Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies of Emarald Insight.

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DBA defense - An assessment of the impact of social capital, personal passion, and attitude toward entrepreneurial behavioral intentions

On 16 March 2022 Ms. Eman Almousawi successfully defended her DBA thesis titled "An Assessment of the Impact of Social Capital, Personal Passion, and Attitude Toward Entrepreneurial Behavioral Intentions: A Case of Potential Entrepreneurs in Kuwait."

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Authentic leadership and followers’ job performance – online DBA defense

On 3 March 2022 Mr. Sherif Shedid Abdelreheem successfully defended his DBA thesis titled: Authentic leadership and followers’ job performance - The influence of organizational identification, 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: 1 August 2022
Application deadline: 25 September 2022
Start of program: 7 October 2022

Online MBA
Early bird deadline: 15 July 2022
Application deadline: 15 September 2022
Start of program: 26 September 2022

MBA Summer School - limited places available
Application deadline: 3 June 2022

Research Methods and Skills (RMS)
Early bird: 16 May 2022
Application deadline non-EU: 1 July 2022
Application deadline EU: 15 August 2022
Start of program: 19 September 2022

Executive Education programs – upcoming deadlines
Gender Equality and Women Empowerment - 30 May 2022
Women Entrepreneurship Policy - 6 June 2022
Project Management - 26 September 2022
Project Finance - 26 September 2022
Effective Team Leadership Skills - 10 October 2022

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Upcoming events

CALL FOR PAPERS - Online Collaborative Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Conference
Date: 15 July 2022

Overview of our events

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MSM videos

Online Masterclass - Digital Transformation in Disruptive Times

During this online masterclass, Hermina Kooyman, Manager Enrollment and Career Services at MSM, and Adriana Seclaman, Lecturer at MSM, discuss the following topics:

  • What is Digital transformation and the 5 biggest digital transformation challenges
  • How companies are adjusting and innovating for a successful digital transformation
  • Digital Transformation impact on the future working environment
  • Important skills to help you prepare for this

Click on the image to watch the online masterclass. 

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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