Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

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The Master in Business Administration (MBA) of Maastricht School of Management is an experience in the essence of organizational leadership and entrepreneurial management in a fast-changing, multi-cultural and global business environment.
It is offered in three different formats to accommodate your needs:
Benefit from immediate results
Our MBA takes a practice-oriented approach, focusing on putting your newly gained knowledge and skills into your daily professional and personal life. Immediately from the first course you can apply what you have learned during the interactive lectures, practice-based assignments, work visits and guest lectures (on-campus MBA programs). You round off your MBA degree with a final project, either an academic research paper, a business plan or a business consultancy project. This will off er you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills directly to real business problems or issues which companies are facing today.
Customize your MBA
The MBA is generalist management program, but at MSM you can also challenge yourself by choosing from different specializations to fully align your MBA with your career ambitions. Or perhaps you want to move outside of your comfort zone and develop yourself in a completely new area.
Develop your hard and soft skills to manage effectively and responsibly
Pursuing an MBA is more than just theory, it is also about developing your Soft Skills (sometimes referred to as ‘Complex Skills’). Throughout the MSM MBA program you will be challenged to develop skills in the area of intercultural communication, team leadership and collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, self-awareness, resilience and time management. Moreover, with MSM’s MBA you will not only get the knowledge, tools and skills to manage effectively, but you will also gain a deeper understanding of how to manage responsibly. MSM subscribes to high ethical standards in business and strongly promotes corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. We subscribe to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
Join our diverse and global network
You will share your MBA experience with fellow students coming from different countries around the world and having different cultural and professional backgrounds. You will learn from experienced professors coming from and teaching around the globe. This not only adds to your learning experience but will help to significantly grow your international network. As one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands, MSM has built a huge worldwide network of students, alumni and partners – an interesting network to tap into and to be part of.
Program reputation
The MBA of Maastricht School of Management is internationally accredited, which means you can be assured that the program meets high global standards. Three bodies that accredit MSM’s MBA programs around the world are AMBA, IACBE, and ACBSP. Only a select few business schools enjoy these. For instance, only 2% of business schools have the coveted AMBA accreditation. Additionally the full-time MBA and Executive MBA conducted in Maastricht have NVAO accreditation. MSM holds institutional accreditation from ATHEA.

MSM maintained its Global Tier One MBA ranking in the 2019 CEO Magazine Global MBA Ranking. MSM’s Online MBA is ranked the 4th best Online MBA program in the world in the 2019 CEO Magazine Ranking, making it the best Online MBA in the Netherlands. In the same ranking MSMs Executive MBA is the 6th best Executive MBA in the world. MSM’s full time MBA is ranked in the top 10 in Western Europe according to the 2019 Eduniversal Ranking, making it the #2 in the Netherlands. 

In 2014 and 2016, MSM was a finalist for the prestigious Association of MBA’s (AMBA) Innovation Award.

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The MBA is a generalist management program, but at MSM you can choose from different specializations to fully align your MBA with your career ambitions, or to challenge yourself in new and unexplored areas.

Benefit from our global community and enjoy unlimited network opportunities
The 2-week specialization module takes place each year in July. MSM organizes residential specialization weeks in Maastricht bringing together all students from the MSM on-campus MBA programs, the online MBA (optional) and participants from MSM’s Global Partner Network to jointly follow the specialization courses. This provides you with a unique opportunity to interact with more students coming from all corners of the world and from a diverse range of professional backgrounds. An ideal chance to further expand your network.

Deepen your knowledge through the interactive format
The four interactive courses that dive deeper into specific topics will give you a competitive edge in your career. Company visits, guest lectures, case studies and group discussions are all part of the interactive set-up of these courses to ensure maximum application of knowledge.

Specialization courses take place every year in July. Currently, the following specializations are available:

Business-related specializations:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business and Sustainable Development
  • Accounting & Finance
  • The Digital Economy
  • Supply Chain Management

Industry-focused specializations:

  • Healthcare Management
  • Sports Management
  • Public Sector Management


Do you want to be part of a diverse network? Join the MSM experience
Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands with a large network of students, alumni and partners across the globe.

MSM is a boutique-styled and personally oriented business school, offering internationally accredited MBA programs - full-time MBA, part-time Executive MBA, Online MBA - and Master in Management degrees, and many shorter professional and executive courses.

 Studying in one of MSM’s programs means you will share your study experience with participants from many countries and professional backgrounds. Being part of such a diverse community offers you the opportunity to expand your international network and to learn from fellow participants by exchanging knowledge and experience.  MSM alumni occupy top positions in business, government and academia.

Executive MBA

Online MBA

Master in Management




Online MBA ranked 4th best Online MBA in the world - CEO Magazine 2019 Global Online MBA rankings


Executive MBA ranked 6th best Executive MBA in the world - CEO Magazine 2019 Global Executive MBA rankings


Ranked 2nd in the Netherlands Eduniversal’s Best MastersMBAs


Tier One Business School in the CEO Magazine 2019 Global MBA rankings




  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
  • For the full-time MBA: At least three or more years of relevant working experience, obtained after your bachelor’s degree
  • For the Executive MBA: At least five or more years of relevant working experience, obtained after your bachelor’s degree
  • Four, online leveling courses (Accounting, Finance, Statistics and Economics) are required to be satisfactorily completed after admission to the program, but prior to the start of the program.  Alternatively, if you have completed the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) with a score of 600 or higher (or a GRE with an equivalent score), the leveling courses are waived.
  • Non-native English speaking candidates and candidates whose previous education has been in a different language than English must submit evidence of English proficiency:
  • TOEFL score: 88 internet based-test or 570 paper based test, or
  • IELTS score: 6,5 academic test
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • A letter of motivation for why you want to pursue an MBA at MSM
  • Personal résumé/ CV
  • An interview (at the discretion of MSM).

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Start of Full-Time MBA: 


Start of Executive MBA:  

April & October

Start of Online MBA:

June & November

Check our website for the exact application dates and start dates of the various programs.

Ms. Inka Diddens
Recruitment Officer

+ 31 43 38 70 866


  • Ft Ranking Global MBA: 21
  • Ft Ranking Masters: 37
  • Class Size: 37
  • International Student Percentage: 98
  • Female Percentage: 41
  • Scholarships Available: 59
  • Course Fee: EUR 32500
  • Accredited: AMBA, ACBSP, IACBE, ATHEA
  • Average Age: 33
  • Average Work Years: 8
  • Nationalities Count: 20