Newsletter #2/2017

MSM Dean Wim Naudé

Maastricht School of Management is, as a truly global business school, very much under the impression of the fast-changing nature of jobs and the skills required for a successful career. Whether in Europe, or Asia or Africa or Latin America, managers and entrepreneurs having complex problem solving, communication, creativity and technical (often engineering related) skills are in increasing demand. Therefore, to complement our successful portfolio of Master in Management and Engineering (MME) programs with RWTH Aachen University and our MBA programs with an innovation/entrepreneurship specialization, we have recently re-launced our portfolio of short-course Executive Education programs, including offering it through a dedicated new website. Interested in Big Data Analytics? Online Retailing? Strategic Digital Marketing? Innovation Procurement? For these and much more visit our new Executive Education portfolio at

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Exciting new Executive Education portfolio and website

MSM’s new dedicated Executive Education website is now live! Not only is the design new, you will also find a new program offering all aimed at sharpening your business skills in the 21st century. 

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Our innovative Maastricht MBA highlighted in Business Because

Cristian Tala Sánchez has just relocated from his native Chile for a one-year full-time MBA at Maastricht School of Management (MSM) in the Netherlands.

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The Law and Economics of EU Innovation Procurement

You can now register to attend the lecture on The Law and Economics of EU Innovation Procurement at Maastricht School of Management on 20 March 2017. The lecture is organized by the MSM-Corvers Chair in Innovation Procurement and can also be watched via live-stream. Read further for more information about the lecture, the lecturers and to register.

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MSM and Het Waterschapshuis establish doctoral position in Innovation Procurement

Maastricht School of Management and Het Waterschapshuis have concluded an agreement where Het Waterschapshuis will sponsor a doctoral position at Maastricht School of Management (MSM).

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Entrepreneurship course for expat spouses

For expat spouses, it is not always easy to feel at home and find a new career in the Netherlands. For some, living in a new country means making a new start in their lives through realizing a dream they may have had for a long time: their own business. That is why MSM has designed a unique course in Mastering Entrepreneurship: Opportunities for Expat Spouses.

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MSM connects with Limburg business community

Maastricht School of Management was one of the presenting organizations at the Connect Limburg network event held on 15 February. This yearly event brings together entrepreneurs, directors and representatives from the regional business community, knowledge institutes and social organizations. This year’s theme was ‘The power of Limburg’.

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Model European Parliament at MSM

Maastricht School of Management hosted the Model European Parliament, welcoming over 230 participants in the MSM Conference Hall. The Guest of Honor was the Mayor of the City of Maastricht, Ms. Annemarie Penn-te Strake. 

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Strengthening education for agricultural development in Rwanda

MSM is consortium partner in the Strengthening Education for Agricultural Development (SEAD) Project aimed at enhanced sustainable food security in Rwanda. The project is designed to improve education and training, research and community services, value chain management and land and water management.

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The Interaction of Lebanese State Institutions and Palestinian Authorities: MSM’s Nora Stel Awarded her PhD

On 18 February Nora Stel successfully defended her doctoral thesis Governing the Gatherings, The Interaction of Lebanese State Institutions and Palestinian Authorities in the Hybrid Political Order of South Lebanon’s Informal Palestinian Settlements.

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Let us all support the SHE DECIDES initiative

Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, recently launched the She Decides – Global Fundraising Initiative, which aims to ensure “that millions of women and girls are in charge of their own bodies”. 

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MSM students embrace the Maastricht spirit of Carnival

Every year MSM students discover the Maastricht carnival with great surprise and delight during a surprise party put together by MSM staff. This year again, fancy wigs and colorful hats were waiting for them in the business lounge last Friday afternoon.

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New and upcoming programs

Full-time MBA 
Application deadline for NFP/MSP scholarship applicants: 17 March 2017
Early bird (private sponsorship): 1 May 2017
Application deadline non-EU residents (private sponsorship): 15 July 2017
Application deadline EU residents (private sponsorship): 15 August 2017
Start date: 25 September 2017

Online MBA
Early bird deadline: 1 April 2017
Application deadline: 1 May 2017
Start date: June 2017

Executive Education – upcoming deadlines
Strategic Leadership - 10 April 2017
Organizational Change - 10 April 2017
Innovation Management - 15 April 2017
Innovation Procurement - 5 June 2017

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New and recent publications

Visit our research portal or click on the links below to access our publications. 

Recent titles include:
Entrepreneurial transformation and university leadership in Indonesia
In: Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Authors: Huub Mudde, Anita Primaswari Widhiani and Anas Miftah Fauzi

Inclusive Industrialization and Entrepreneurship
In: Development
Authors: Wim Naudé and Paula Nagler

From whence the knowledge came: the heterogeneity of innovation procurement across Europe
In: Journal of Public Procurement
Author: Anne Rainville

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Latest and upcoming events

Scholarships available - deadline 17 March 2017

Lecture: The Law and Economics of EU Innovation Procurement
Date: 20 March 2017

Meet Maastricht School of Management at the I am Expat fair in Amsterdam
Date: 25 March 2017

Do you want to experience the MSM Executive MBA?
Date 2 April 2017

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MSM videos

Have a look at the video about the unique MSM Executive Program: Mastering Entrepreneurship: Opportunities for expat spouses!

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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Click here for the current job opportunities at Maastricht School of Management.

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