Despite the name, the Maastricht School of Management has its roots in a different city of the Netherlands: Delft. The school was originally connected to the Technical University in Delft where it was called the Institute for Management Science. In 1989, the school moved to the city of Maastricht and became an independent institution. Most of the students at the Maastricht School of Management are young professionals and mid-career executives. These people are often working in private companies, universities, governmental organizations and NGO’s. In line with its mission the school is involved in management development research and other international projects. Students regularly take part in international programmes. Countries in which they study or do their research are: Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, or Zimbabwe.
Level of Education
The Maastricht School of Management offers management programs leading to the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MSc), Executive MBA (EMBA), Global Distance MBA (GDMBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Furthermore, the school offers certificate and diploma based programmes. The programmes are all focused on creative management thinking. They are very practical and aimed to be of use for professionals, but are also focused on research.
International student programmes
The Maastricht School of Management does not have a special programme for international students. There is no information on its website about any social programmes or activities. Nevertheless, the city of Maastricht has its own Erasmus Student Network. This is an international organisation looking after students in the Erasmus Student programme.
Courses and Departments
The Maastricht School of Management offers several programmes leading to Master’s degrees or certificates. All these programmes are taught in English and internationally orientated. The programmes are listed below.
- MSc in management
- Fulltime MBA
- Executive MBA
- Global Distance MBA
Three weeks certificate based programmes
- Business Dynamics
- Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers
- Leadership and Management of Higher Education Institutions
- Management of Change for Organizational Transition
- Managing Performance through Organizational Culture
- Managing Sustainable Development
- Sustainable Tourism Management
- The Consulting Process
- Training For Impact
- Women Entrepreneurship Promotion
- Effective Partnership Management
Twelve weeks diploma based programmes
- Environmental Management
- Financial Management
- Managerial Control and Management Information Systems
- Marketing of Services
- Project Management
- Research Methods and Skills