Newsletter #1/2023


The year 2023 got off to a inspiring and busy start! Together with two other Dutch universities, MSM published the Dutch national SDG Barometer. The SDG Barometer provides important insights into the adoption and implementation of the SDGs by Dutch organisations, and at the same time, it is a call to action to all organisations to deliver on the SDGs. 

In the first months of 2023, we welcomed many international students in Maastricht for three of our Short Executive Programmes. Have a look at the news items to read how the participants experienced the Small Business Development for Emerging Economies, Value Chain Analysis and Corporate Social Responsibility programme. And don't forget to have a look at the upcoming deadlines for our other Short Executive Programmes below.
It was also great to welcome 58 MBA students from our partner in Kuwait. During their stay in Maastricht the students followed their expertise track in International Business, Banking and Finance, or Retail Management. The residential Master in Management and full-time MBA students also continued with their curriculum. In this newsletter, the participants share their insights of the Global Supply Chain Management and Marketing Management modules. One of our alumni shared her story with us on how she launched an impactful career after graduating from the MSM MBA.
In addition, we give you an update of two of our many capacity building projects. An important regional workshop was held in Niamey, Niger, and we delivered a workshop on Grant Proposal Writing as part of the SEAD-West project in Rwanda. 

Unfortunately amidst of these highlights, we received very sad news. Dr. Mohi Badr suddenly passed away while he was in Maastricht as a participant of the short executive course Small Agribusiness Development. Our hearts go out to Dr. Badr's family and we wish them strength and courage to bear this painful loss.

Meinhard Gans

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Halfway to 2030: Dutch organisations becoming more engaged with Sustainable Development Goals

Since the 2015 adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 deadline, the first Dutch national SDG Barometer study shows that there is a lot to be optimistic about. 

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The importance of MSME’s for economic and social development in emerging economies

“This programme excellently summarises the work of MSME companies and how to build them in a unique way, as well as addresses family businesses and how to manage them.” These were the words of Mr. Mohammed Al Hakeem from Iraq on the last day of MSM’s Short Executive Small Business Development for Emerging Economies programme.

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Global Value Chains as the vehicle for economic and social development

From 30 January – 03 February 2023, professionals from different parts of the world came together at MSM in Maastricht to join the 5-day short executive programmes Value Chain Analysis for Business Development and Local Value Addition. The programme focuses on how developing economies can benefit from global and regional value chains.

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The role and responsibility of businesses in a globalised world: Corporate Social Responsibility

“The CSR programme has better positioned me to understand what sustainability means in a business and the strategies I can implement to drive change within my organisation and industry.” These were the words of Mr. Lesedi Senamele Matlala on the last day of MSM’s short executive Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

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MBA students from Kuwait follow courses at MSM in Maastricht

On 3 February 2023, it was time to welcome the MBA students from MSM’s partner in Kuwait. In total 58 MBA students traveled to Maastricht to follow their expertise track courses at MSM. The students were divided over three different expertise tracks: International Business, Banking and Finance, and Retail Management.

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Global Supply Chain Management: critical to the success of any business

“With every course I accomplish, I achieve many skills which will help me in my future career. I have my own business and with each course I know how to run it in a better way.” This said Zeinab Salemi, current full-time MBA student, after successfully completing her sixth module Global Supply Chain Management.

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Marketing Management: creating value for customers

“I am convinced that everything we have learned in the Marketing Management module will not only help us in business but also in everyday life. No matter in which sector we will work, it is certain that the critical analysis knowledge we learned will benefit us.” This is how current Master in Management student Rayan Khiyara summarised the recently completed Marketing Management module.

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I Found A Career That Makes A Difference After My MBA: Here’s How

Find out how this MBA graduate is making a difference by launching an impactful career in sustainability after business school. 

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Understanding, practicing and preparing a convincing proposal

In the framework of the Netherlands-funded SEAD-West project, aiming at strengthening the capacities of the agricultural vocational education in Rwanda, Dr. Huub Mudde, Assistant Professor MSM, delivered a four-days training on Grant Proposal Writing. 

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Regional workshop in Niger for closure of capacity building projects

Recently, an important regional workshop was held in Niamey, Niger, within the framework of the projects RESCOM and TMT+ CoP. More than twenty participants from the three Sahelian universities and the Dutch partners met in person for four intensive days of exchanges and activities.

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In Memoriam – Dr. Mohi Ahmed Reda Mohi Badr

We are very saddened by the passing away of Dr. Mohi Ahmed Reda Mohi Badr. Dr. Mohi Badr was a participant in the short executive programme Small Agribusiness Development.

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New and upcoming programmes

Master in Management
Early bird deadline: 1 May 2023
Application deadline non-EU: 25 July 2023
Application deadline EU: 25 August 2023
Start of programme: 25 September 2023

Full-time MBA
Early bird deadline: 1 May 2023
Application deadline non-EU: 25 July 2023
Application deadline EU: 25 August 2023
Start of programme: 25 September 2023

Executive PhD
Application deadline: 1 December 2023
Start of programme: May 2024

Executive Education programmes – upcoming deadlines
Personal Leadership Skills - 27 March 2023
Gender Equality and Women Empowerment - 15 May 2023
Women Entrepreneurship Policy - 5 June 2023
Small Business Development in Emerging Economies - 28 August 2023
Project Management (blended) - 18 September 2023

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MSM videos

Have a look at the recently launched Master in Management video. In the video you will find our more about why you should join our Master in Management, why our current students have decided to study the programme, how they are experiencing the modules and studying in Maastricht. The video will also give you an insight into the Tapijnkazerne campus. 

Click on the image below to watch the video. 

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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