Newsletter #6/2017

MSM Dean Wim Naudé

Great news this month from our achieving alumni. Congratulations to Mr. Sumiran Singh on winning the ECOLAB 2016 Global Supply Chain Excellence Award; Mr. Raymond Agbanu who is leading the expansion of Limburg-based healthcare company Arion into Ghana; and Dr. Beatrice Avolio who has just become the new Director-General of Centrum Católica Graduate School of Business in Peru. Our alumni inspire us to continually improve the quality of our programs. In this newsletter you can read in this regard amongst others how we are responding to the growing need for managers and entrepreneurs who can thrive on the disruption brought about by technologies such as digitization. Robotics, and the internet of things, among others; and how we are raising standards in our world-leading DBA program. 


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MSM steps up focus on technology and innovation management

We recently launched no less than four new broad initiatives all aimed to step up the School’s contribution to fill the growing need for managers and entrepreneurs with an understanding of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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Grasp the opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Exciting technologies such as the Internet of Things, Big Data, Robotics, Mass Customization and Artificial Intelligence are changing the nature of all industries, in a process described by the World Economic Forum as a 4th Industrial Revolution.

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MSM and Herzing University in Wisconsin to offer a Double MBA degree

Maastricht School of Management and Herzing University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of offering a double MBA degree.

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AMBA Milestone Award for MSM

At the Association of MBAs (AMBAs) Annual Global Conference, AMBA recognized MSM’s 65th anniversary by awarding it a ‘Milestone Award’.  

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Raising standards of Doctoral supervision: seminar at MSM focuses on training, reflection and shared learning

On 30-31 May 2017, MSM organized a two-day seminar on doctoral supervision for more than fifty of its DBA supervisors in Maastricht.

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MSM and London School of Economics conclude project on trade facilitation

The final event of the CARIFORUM-EU 10th EDF Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme (CRIP) project took place on the 5th and 6th of June, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 

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MSM DBA alumna Beatrice Avolio appointed Director General at Centrum Católica Graduate School of Business

Congratulations to Dr. Beatrice Avolio, MSM DBA alumna on her appointment as the next Director General of Centrum Católica Graduate School of Business.

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MSM MBA alumnus wins ECOLAB 2016 Global Supply Chain Excellence Award

MBA30 alumnus Mr. Sumiran Singh has won the ECOLAB 2016 Global Supply Chain Excellence Award in the category: Safety, Service and Savings.

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Maastricht MBA heads healthcare company’s expansion into Africa

Raymond Agbanu, MSM alumnus, pitched his business idea to a healthcare CEO guest speaker during an MBA at Maastricht School of Management. He got a new job leading the company’s African expansion.

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Meet MSM’s staff members: introducing Karen Tromp

To become more acquainted with our staff members and to show you how it feels for them working at MSM we will each month highlight one of our staff members. This month the spotlight will be on Ms. Karen Tromp.

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New and upcoming programs

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
Personal Leadership Skills -  1 September 2017
Team Leadership Influencing Skills – 11 September 2017
Mastering Effective Leadership Skills - 4 September 2017
Project Finance – 4 September 2017
Project Management – 11 September 2017
Mastering Project Finance and Project Management – 4 September 2017 
Corporate Social Responsibility – 23 October 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

MSM Open Day
Date: 15 July 2017

MSM Graduation Day
Date: 21 September 2017

Call for papers: 2017 World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference
Conference date: 19-21 November 2017

Call for papers Research Conference: The 4th Industrial Revolution and Occupational Change: Implications for Management and Entrepreneurship
Conference date: 21-22 November 2017

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MSM videos

Have you ever wondered what it is like to study at MSM? What kind of facilities do we offer? What kind of city is Maastricht? We hope to help you imagine what it is like to study at MSM and live in the beautiful city Maastricht. Become part of MSM! Join us and our community.

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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