Newsletter #5/2017

MSM Dean Wim Naudé

Technology, innovation, agriculture, and transport have become in recent times four of the most vital topics in any discussion on global concerns about jobs, food, water, trade, and migration. They reflect the increased integration and connectivity of economic activities that characterizes the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (4IR).  As this newsletter indicates, Maastricht School of Management has been engaging in these topics intensively and globally this past month. For instance in our excellent Master in Management and Engineering Programs with Germany’s top technical university; in applying our expertise of agri-business in joint programs with the top agricultural university in Indonesia, IPB Bogor; in connecting Dutch and Kenyan agri-businesses, and in many other activities and programs that you can read about here.  


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Graduate jobs: MSM partners with RWTH Aachen University to prepare grads for the digital era

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) has partnered with RWTH Aachen University– a leading German engineering university – to offer five new masters in management and engineering programs to future-proof their graduates.

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Maastricht – Aachen’s Management and Engineering students graduate

On 28 April 2017 the annual graduation ceremony of RWTH Aachen University International’s Academy was held. Among the graduates were students of the M.Sc. in Management and Engineering program (MME) that is offered in partnership with Maastricht School of Management.

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Connecting Dutch and Kenyan agribusiness

MSM in collaboration with the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) organized a trade mission to the Netherlands of 17 medium and large scale farmers from Kenya.

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Dutch lessons learned for Indonesian Animal Logistics

MSM organized a work visit on animal logistics for a delegation of academia and business representatives, the majority of which from IPB Bogor, the agricultural university of Indonesia. 

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Innovation in the Palestinian agricultural sector

MSM organized a benchmarking work visit on innovation and knowledge transfer in the agricultural sector for the Director of the National Agricultural Research Centre of Palestine (NARC) and one of his senior staff members.

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MSM and Georgian Institute of Public Affairs announce new joint programs

Maastricht School of Management and the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) have announced the launch of three Specialized Courses namely on (i) Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets, (ii) Accounting and Finance, and (iii) International Business and Sustainable Development.

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MSM receives ATHEA institutional accreditation

The Association for Transnational Higher Education Accreditation (ATHEA) has awarded MSM institutional accreditation on April 3rd, 2017. 

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Managing Africa’s Regional Transport Infrastructure

On 23 May 2017 Mr. Robert Lisinge successfully defended his DBA thesis titled: Managing Africa’s Regional Transport Infrastructure Programmes. 

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Will a President Macron be able to reform the Eurozone?

With reference to the presidential elections in France, Prof. dr. Harald Sander, Professor of Economics at Maastricht School of Management published an article titled “Will a president Macron be able to reform the Eurozone?”

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Meet MSM’s Faculty members: Introducing Professor Dr. Harald Sander

MSM’s faculty members are passionate about what they do and tenacious in finding solutions to the roughest business challenges. Each month MSM will highlight one of its faculty members and this month the spotlight is on Professor Dr. Harald Sander.

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New and upcoming programs

Master in Management
Deadline for non-EU residents: 15 July 2017
Deadline for EU-residents: 15 August 2017
Start date: 25 September 2017

Executive MBA 
Sports Management
Healthcare Management
International Business & Sustainable Development
Early bird deadline: 1 September 2017
Application deadline: 15 September 2017
Start date: October 2017

Executive Education – upcoming deadlines
Mastering Big Data Analytics – 28 August 2017
Mastering Leadership  – 4 September 2017
Personal Leadership Skills -  1 September 2017
Effective Team Leadership – 11 September 2017
Mastering Project Finance and Project Management – 4 September 2017 
Project Finance – 4 September 2017
Project Management – 11 September 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:
Finally, some good economic news from the Eurozone – but will it last?
On: The London School of Economics and Political Science
Author: Harald Sander

Urban Governance in the Realm of Complexity
In: Practical Action Publishing
Authors: Meine Pieter van Dijk, Jurian Edelenbos and Kees van Rooijen

Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century
In: Oxford University Press
Authors: Wim Naudé, Adam Szirmai and Ludovico Alcorta

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Latest and upcoming events

Meet Maastricht School of Management on the “I am not a Tourist” expat fair in Eindhoven
Date: 12 June 2017

International symposium on multinational business management, entrepreneurship, organizational change and employment management
Conference date: 20-21 June 2017

Photo exhibition MSM, Maastricht and Metamorphic Books
Date: 18 April – 13 August 2017

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MSM videos

Master business on your own terms with the MSM 100% Online MBA! The MSM Online MBA provides you with the same high quality management education as our on-campus MBA programs – the only differences are in its delivery, its opportunity for unprecedented global networking, and its flexibility to allow you to learn while you work, and work while you learn.

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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