Newsletter #3/2022


The exciting news is here! We were delighted to share last May that MSM and Maastricht University have successfully completed their long anticipated integration process.  After the summer, MSM will join forces with Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics and move to its new location in the beautiful environment of the Tapijnkazerne in Maastricht.

In recent weeks, we hosted two much valued events by our international community of students, alumni and business partners, the MSM Annual Corporate Week and the MBA Summer School. Participants highly appreciated these opportunities to meet face to face again and exchange insights and experiences.

Our students demonstrated their societal engagement and commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by participating in not one, but two SDG Challenge competitions. The MSM team even won the Audience Award in the National SDG Challenge and their enthusiastic testimonials make a rewarding read!

At international level, we were pleased to see MSM’s successful and long-standing collaboration with Nanjing University featured in a China Daily article celebrating the 120th anniversary of our Chinese partner university. This newsletter also brings you updates on two on-going projects in Africa, focusing respectively on capacity building in the horticulture sector in Uganda and on women’s equality and empowerment in higher education in Ethiopia.

For those of you interested in our Online and Executive MBA programs and Execution Education programs, make sure to check out our students’ blogs and interviews recounting their individual experiences.

The MSM team wishes you all an excellent and relaxing summer holiday!

Meinhard Gans
Chief Executive Officer

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Maastricht University and Maastricht School of Management join forces

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Maastricht University (UM) are complementary institutions that have the potential to strengthen one another. Therefore, the boards of both organizations signed an agreement integrating MSM into the School of Business and Economics (SBE), one of UM's six faculties. After the summer, MSM's activities in the fields of education, research, and capacity building will continue as part of UM.

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120th anniversary of Nanjing University and its long years of partnership with MSM published in China Daily

On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of Nanjing University, MSM's longstanding partner, China Daily highlighted the MSM-Nanjing MBA program. The program is a leading and demonstrative program in the education sector since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Netherlands.

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Combatting climate change in action: MSM alumni tree planting event in Kenya

Together with its Kenya alumni chapter, MSM organized a tree planting event in Kenya on 2 April 2022. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI) supported the event and highly appreciated this initiative taken by the MSM Kenyan alumni.

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MSM Corporate Week 2022: A gathering for growth and opportunities

From 30 May to 3 June 2022, MSM organized its Annual Corporate Week. During the Corporate week, MSM’s MBA and Master in Management students discussed their career goals with alumni and attended several workshops that were designed to prepare the cohort for the job market and other opportunities.

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MSM MBA Summer School 2022 – harmonizing academic knowledge with practical exposure

From 11-25 June 2022, MSM organized its annual MBA Summer School welcoming 110 students coming from 34 different countries. The Summer School offered the students the opportunity to follow five MBA Expertise Tracks at the MSM campus in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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National SDG-challenge: MSM team wins the Audience Award

A team of MSM’s full-time MBA and Master in Management students recently joined the national SDG challenge. In total, 16 teams of 16 Dutch universities teamed up with leading companies to work together on a SDG-challenge of the company. After presenting the solution to the jury and other teams present, the MSM-team was announced as the Audience Award winner and the runner-up for the jury award. 

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MSM full-time MBA and Master in Management students compete in yearly MSM SDG-challenge

The MSM full-time MBA and Master in Management students participated in the yearly MSM SDG Challenge. The mission of the SDG-Challenge is to connect and mobilize students and organizations to work together on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).

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Developing a Business - Executive MBA courses from a student perspective

In this blog, Executive MBA student Servaas van den Bosch shares his experiences from the recent Executive MBA courses Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation.

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Online MBA student talks - catching up with Leandro Poli Seignemartin

Leandro Poli Seignemartin started his Online MBA journey at MSM in November 2021. Having finalized a few courses, it is time to get to know Leandro better and learn how he experiences the Online MBA so far.

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Managing organizational change

“All diagnostic frameworks and tools which were shared during the class will be extremely helpful in my work! I also appreciate the flow of the lectures and the great examples shared throughout the course.” This is what Mrs. Tsvetlina Mihaylova from Bulgaria said on the last day of the executive Change Management program.

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The essence of Strategic Leadership

“I joined this program to gain skills in setting the strategic priorities and managing the change process in order to realize the potential and maximize the opportunities in the agricultural sector in Uganda.” These were the words of Mr. Moses Kasigwa from Uganda after successfully finalizing the executive Strategic Leadership program.

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General monitoring and progress discussions for “Strengthening skills and training capacity in the horticulture sector in Uganda” project

Recently, MSM Project Director Andre Dellevoet visited the OKP Uganda project to discuss the project’s progress. During this visit beneficiary institutions Kyambogo University and the Bukalasa Agricultural College were visited.

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Promoting Gender Responsive Leadership in Health at the Medical College and Teaching Hospital

A three-day training workshop (11 to 13 May 2022) on gender responsive leadership was organized at Haramaya University, College of Health and Medical Sciences (CHMS) in Ethiopia, supported by the Elisabeth Strouven Foundation and Maastricht School of Management (MSM).

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SDG Series - Towards Gender Equality In Higher Education

MSM highly values the SDGs within its institutional 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 article, we dive into the topic of women's equality and empowerment in Higher Education.

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DBA defense: The capability to implement Industry 4.0 concepts - an empirical study

On 28 June 2022, Mr. Emad Kamel successfully defended his DBA thesis with the title: "The capability to implement Industry 4.0 concepts - An empirical study."

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New and upcoming programs

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

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

Executive MBA
Application deadline: 25 September 2022
Start of program: 7 October 2022

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

Research Methods and Skills (RMS)
Application deadline non-EU: 20 July 2022
Application deadline EU: 15 August 2022
Start of program: 19 September 2022

Executive Education programs – upcoming deadlines
Project Management - 26 September 2022
Project Finance - 26 September 2022
Effective Team Leadership Skills - 10 October 2022
Strategic Leadership - 17 October 2022
Change Management - 28 October

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Upcoming events

Global Network Conference
Date: 14 September 2022

Graduation Ceremony 2022
Date: 15 September 2022

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

Overview of our events

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MSM videos

MSM Graduation Day April 2022 - Compilation video

Click on the image to watch the compilation video. 

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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