“Creating the conditions for innovation’ was one of the sessions that stood out for me. The energy, the connection between theory and practice, the mirror Prof. Simon de Jong held up to us was a great learning experience”, says Eddie van der Wereld, COO of...

The second Online MBA educational week of 2022 has a focus on skill development at one of our European partner universities: the Triple Crown accreditated and renowned Kozminski University in Warwaw. This week on the topic of Growing for the Future is scheduled later this...

As digital technologies and big data are becoming increasingly prevalent, ethical challenges arise. In the lecture ‘Corporate Digital Responsibility’, part of the Digital Management module, Dr. Lara Lobschat dives deep into this topic. “Some companies consider digital ethics as a threat. However, systematically integrated in...

Imagine you are a cardiologist in an academic hospital. Four of your patients are waiting on a donor heart, but unfortunately you only have one heart. The patients vary in terms of age, general health condition, urgency and social status. Which patient would you choose...

Sustainability and digitalisation have played a major role in all kind of discussions at business schools. New research institutes emerged studying how businesses could become more digital and sustainable while other scholars looked at the effects of digitalisation and policies fostering sustainability. New specific programmes...

It is that time of the year again, a new year is coming up: what goals and resolutions do you have for 2022? The MaastrichtMBA Women Business Network (WBN) is driven by getting the best out of ourselves, by learning from, and supporting each other. Last...

Is there a better place to organise an international week for the On-Campus track Digital Business elective than Silicon Valley? “I suppose not”, says Japanese Shizuka Pohl (45) currently working as Senior Fund Oversight Officer at Danske Invest in Luxembourg. “It was a truly impressive...

I felt so honored to have been invited by the UMIO family and Maastricht University to give this commencement speech during the 2021 MaastrichtMBA Graduation ceremony last September. I want to thank them for having me on the graduation stage and for taking the time...

On September 24, we honoured our new MBA graduates during the annual MaastrichtMBA Graduation ceremony. Fourteen proud graduates. The auditorium filled with maybe even prouder life-partners and parents. Crowing babies and youngsters watching their father or mother called to the stage to receive the MBA...

Fourteen proud graduates. The auditorium filled with maybe even prouder life-partners and parents. Crowing babies and young children watching their father or mother take to the stage to receive the MBA certificate for which they worked so hard. Big smiles everywhere. What a journey the MBA...

Anyone who thinks that talking about pensions is boring, should attend a lecture of Rogér Otten. Surely, your opinion will be different afterwards. “Thanks to Dr. Otten’s lecture, I now believe that investment management is truly interesting and that the world of pension funds is...

‘Transformative Leadership for Future Challenges’ was the inspiring theme of 2021’s second educational week, taking place in the sunny city of Barcelona (Spain) from August 30 until September 3. Eleven students of MaastrichtMBA participated in this week, that was organized by EADA Business School of...

The MaastrichtMBA Women Business Network (WBN) is an initiative of MaastrichtMBA students and established based on the need of community engagement among the female students of the MBA programme via networking support for personal and professional growth. The network facilitates networking opportunities among the community...

The second Online MBA educational week of 2021 has a focus on skill development at one of our European partner universities: the renowned EADA Business School in Barcelona. This week on Transformative Leadership for Future Challenges is scheduled later this month from Sunday August 29...

Entrepreneurship is so much more than starting a new business or managing a small or medium sized enterprise. It’s about connection, coaching, building a team, creating the conditions to get the most out of people, dealing with conflicts, uncertainties and setbacks, co-creating and innovating. Entrepreneurship...

Last weekend I spent with our dog in Sauerland, a hilly recreational region about two hours driving from my home. My initial idea was to hike the first three of eight stages of the Rothaarsteig, a 155 km hiking trail starting in Brilon to Dillenburg....

“If you value or need flexibility, and want to experience the ‘live’ MBA feeling as well, go for the Online track of the MaastrichtMBA programme. It doesn’t feel like an online MBA, but delivers the same advantages”, says Dutch Royal Netherlands Navy Logistics Officer Bertram...

MaastrichtMBA alumnus Harm de Laat always knew that he wanted to become an entrepreneur. That his company would have 'something' to do with computers was a given too. "From an early age, I was trying to figure out how computers work. My father's Commodore 64...

Launching a new service or product at the right time and in the right way is crucial for its success. In today’s dynamic times, the launch is also part of the innovation re-development since it is often best to bring out a so-called Minimum Viable...

The year 2020 was marked with uncertainty as the coronavirus rampaged across the world and impacted every aspect of our daily lives. However, it was throughout this year that new ways of working together and networking surged. As we stepped in as Representatives of the...

Everyone agrees: face-to-face education beats online in almost every aspect. Nevertheless, considering the circumstances, the online educational week of MaastrichtMBA was regarded as a great experience. “It was more fun than I originally anticipated and all the efforts of the MaastrichtMBA team definitely contributed to...

For every business it is important to invest in innovation in order to stay relevant. According to the S&P 500, the average lifespan of companies is shortening. This has to do with all kind of trends such as technological, customer, competition and societal trends, and...

Imagine you have this exciting new idea. You think it’s absolutely brilliant and so does your team. You spend a lot of time developing it and bringing it to market. Unfortunately, your potential customers are far less excited. Even worse, they completely ignore your product....

Since last year, the pandemic has forced the world to adapt to increased virtual interactions and to remote teamwork experiences. Despite this, it has provided an opportunity to propel collaboration across social and professional networks. Collaboration plays a key role in unlocking new opportunities to find...

‘Sustaining competitive advantage’ is all about how companies manage to survive and thrive in their environments. It’s about staying attractive to customers and ‘seducing’ them to keep purchasing their products and services for a price that allows for a profit. How do companies do that?...

 The MaastrichtMBA student body represents a true melting pot of professional backgrounds. Backed by more than 100 organisations in either public or private sector, profit or non-profit, active in industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing and from finance to IT. Three of our students emphasise...

Ten students of the MaastrichtMBA programme participated in the HEC Montréal CSR Challenge on March 5 and 6. Although a bit disappointed that they didn’t bring home a price, the event was considered a big success. “It was fun and interesting. We learned a lot....

Did you know that human behaviour is highly conditioned? (At least) 90% of our behaviour is subconscious. To be an effective leader, it’s therefore essential that you know and understand the processes that drive human responses and behaviour. And that is what the Leading Strategic...

Our thirst for online shopping and engagement with multi-media streaming sites seems insatiable. The success of the likes of Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube, demonstrates this major growth area, and Covid-19 has served to accelerate our consumer behaviour from offline to online. It seems ironic,...

Does privacy in our digital society have the same meaning as it did before? In what way (and to what extent) do new technologies interfere with our personal interactions? Will robots take over our jobs? Do algorithms know us better than we know ourselves? Does...

Henry Mintzberg considers management as a practice, an art even. “Knowledge may be important, but wisdom — the capacity to combine knowledge from different sources and use it judiciously — is key” (Mintzberg, 2004). He called for ‘raising managers, not MBA’s’. A call MaastrichtMBA has...

In the Entrepreneurship module we learned that entrepreneurship is not necessarily written in your DNA. It just needs some creativity, motivation and a decent plan. I, Marcel Adriaens, have to agree it took me a while, but finally after two years finishing this module, I...

UMIO’s MaastrichtMBA programme moves up the grade on sustainable development as it impressively managed to rank 16th globally in the newly published 2020 Better World MBA Ranking organised by Corporate Knights. With this position, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics also tops the chart...

What makes a good leader? What are the essential qualities a good leader should embody, and how can you learn to be a better leader? These questions are likely to be discussion points in any good leadership-training programme. However, to really understand the essential qualities...

“The online sessions were quite good, but I missed the social interaction.” “It is possible to get a high quality and interactive course online.” “Fun was definitely lacking.” “I missed Maastricht and fellow-students so much!” “The upside: I didn’t have to make a long trip.”...

Never mind it’s late Friday afternoon and everyone is longing for the weekend after MaastrichtMBA’s economics week; five intensive days filled with work groups, lectures and social interaction. Martien Kennis, Managing Director of Vanderlande, manages to keep his audience captivated nonetheless. High light of my career “Twelve...

In December 2019, I attended a couple of theses defenses and evaluated students’ projects on how their organisations could become more agile, as they had identified a lack of pro-activeness. Not even three months later, many organisations proved to be very agile. My own school...

Watching my children trying to cope with the current situation of staying at home and not meeting with friends and family members, I decided to fill their time with some work combined with great fun. I started thinking about how I could change their day...

Due to job obligations, I am living in Jakarta right now and I am staying home, like many other people in the world. However, many people in Jakarta cannot work from home or keep social distance because of the lack of facilities and lack of...

In a matter of weeks our lives have been turned around as a result of the pandemic. We are the same, but our reality has changed. Privately, the major components of our lives now share the same space. Our job, family, leisure, workout… All of it...

Katrin Muff is a Professor of Practice in Sustainability & Leadership at LUISS Business School in Rome. She is also the Director of the Institute for Business Sustainability in Luzern. Professor Muff is a respected thought leader in the field of organisational transformation towards business...

It’s raining cats and dogs on a chilly February afternoon. But inside the classroom nobody seems to notice. Professor Rudolf Müller is explaining new algorithmic techniques that will improve the use of data for better decision-making. Students are listening attentively, taking notes on their laptops...

Mark Post is a Dutch pharmacologist who is Professor of Vascular Physiology at Maastricht University. He is also co-founder and CSO of Mosa Meat, the Dutch company that will bring the first lab-grown beef burger to the market. During the Sustainability & Business Ethics module...

wishes the MaastrichtMBA. Some might think, isn’t this a bit late, while some think it is quite on time and some others think, it is quite early. Although the Gegorian calendar is used in most countries and takes January 1st as the start of new...

Maastricht University's School of Business and Economics (SBE) was admitted as a new member of GMAC at the end of 2019. GMAC is the organisation behind the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam. Both SBE and UMIO’s MaastrichtMBA have been using this admission exam for...

The Leading Strategic Change module is a special module in our Executive MBA programme. Our students come together in a thought-provoking off-campus environment in Belgium for an intensive educational week. They learn how to open up to possibilities not yet imagined, stay open minded when...

As of January 1, 2020, MaastrichtMBA expands its successful international executive MBA programme with an online track, called EuroMBA Online. The structural design of this track is based on 25 years of experience acquired within the EuroMBA; one of the first MBAs managed by six...

Tuesday January 11, 2022 With the On-Campus Click & Connect, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about our renowned On-Campus track. Dr. Boris Blumberg, MaastrichtMBA Director, will be discussing how you can advance your career, develop your talent, and grow as...

Tuesday January 18, 2022 With the Online Click & Connect, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about our renowned Online track. Dr. Boris Blumberg, Director of MaastrichtMBA, will be discussing how you can advance your career, develop your talent, and grow...

Tuesday January 25, 2022 To be eligible for admission, you should have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, five or more years of relevant work experience obtained, and you must be proficient in English. Based on the weight of your admission file and...

Sunday February 6, 2022 Try out a real live Online class webinar for yourself! The Executive Online MBA Class Experience allows you to get acquainted with our innovative learning methods and unique online educational atmosphere by becoming a student in an actual MBA course of our...

Monday February 14, 2022 Try out a class for yourself! The On-Campus Class Experience allows you to get acquainted with our innovative learning methods and unique educational atmosphere by becoming a student in an actual MBA course of our On-Campus track for one afternoon. This is...

Tuesday March 1, 2022 Are you ready to embark on your unique learning journey with our On-Campus track? Do not hesitate to fill in the application form. The On-Campus application deadline for the start in May, 2022 is March 1. We are happy to welcome you...

Monday March 28, 2022 Are you ready to embark on your unique learning journey with our Online track? Do not hesitate to fill in the application form. The Online application deadline for the start in May 2022 is March 28, 2022. We are happy to welcome...

Tuesday March 29, 2022 With the Online Click & Connect, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about our renowned Online track. Dr. Boris Blumberg, Director of MaastrichtMBA, will be discussing how you can advance your career, develop your talent, and grow...

Wednesday May 18, 2022 Try out a class for yourself! The On-Campus Class Experience allows you to get acquainted with our innovative learning methods and unique educational atmosphere by becoming a student in an actual MBA course of our On-Campus track for one afternoon. This is...

Friday June 1, 2022 Are you ready to embark on your unique learning journey with our On-Campus track? Do not hesitate to fill in the application form. The On-Campus application deadline for the start in September, 2022 is June 1. We are happy to welcome you...

Thursday June 2, 2022 With the On-Campus Click & Connect, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about our renowned On-Campus track. Dr. Boris Blumberg, MaastrichtMBA Director, will be discussing how you can advance your career, develop your talent, and grow as...

Sunday June 19, 2022 Try out a real live Online class webinar for yourself! The Executive Online MBA Class Experience allows you to get acquainted with our innovative learning methods and unique online educational atmosphere by becoming a student in an actual MBA course of our...

Friday July 1, 2022 Are you ready to embark on your unique learning journey with our Online track? Do not hesitate to fill in the application form. The Online application deadline for the start in September 2022 is July 1, 2022. We are happy to welcome...

Tuesday September 6, 2022 To be eligible for admission, you should have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, five or more years of relevant work experience obtained, and you must be proficient in English. Based on the weight of your admission file and...

Monday September 12, 2022 Try out a class for yourself! The On-Campus Class Experience allows you to get acquainted with our innovative learning methods and unique educational atmosphere by becoming a student in an actual MBA course of our On-Campus track for one afternoon. This is...

Wednesday September 14, 2022 Try out a class for yourself! The face-to-face Class Experience of our Online MBA allows you to get acquainted with our innovative learning methods and unique educational atmosphere by becoming a student in an actual MBA course of our Online track for...

Each year, MaastrichtMBA produces graduates who go on to lead and inspire colleagues and organisations, drive forward positive change and create a meaningful impact in the world. This year was no exception, and an impressive 19 MBA students donned their mortarboards and gowns and took...

It is hard enough to combine a 9 to 5 with a busy personal life, not to mention adding studying for an MBA into the mix. However, this is what our MaastrichtMBA students have to juggle. How do they find a balance between study, work...

Maastricht radiates a unique international atmosphere, largely because of the many students, tourists and businesses stemming from all corners of the world. It is a place with a unique energy and dynamism that you won’t experience anywhere else in Europe. The culture and history shine...

In March, Jeroen Duijsinx, started as the new Programme Manager at MaastrichtMBA. He is responsible for the marketing activities of the programme. Now a couple of months in the role, it is finally time to introduce our new kid on the block. Jeroen switched jobs...

During our summer break, we take often time to pick up reading again. Whether it is a novel, an interesting biography or scientific literature, a book can give you the ultimate relaxed state of mind. To help you in your choice for your reading list during...

Starting this MBA course is, for many students, like being the new kid on the block again. Of course, everyone has done their time at University, whether it’s a bachelor’s, masters or PhD programme. Since that time of formal learning, these students will have gained...

re:publica, a giant digital conference, some call it a festival in the heart of Berlin: station 1. Station1 is an old streetcar station in the middle of a rail track triangle exemplifying how technologies change and induce change. This year’s conference motto was tl;dr, short...

Forty-four students representing over 26 nationalities and 68 organisations across the globe descended on Maastricht on 20 May for the MaastrichtMBA educational week, Entrepreneurship and New Business Development. The week provides an intense and interactive 42 hours of teaching and learning from Monday to Friday,...

Friday September 27, 2019 We are delighted to organise our annual graduation ceremony and party on Friday September 27! Save this date in your agenda and join us during this special evening. The graduation day programme is still a surprise, but you can expect a reknowned...

If you haven’t heard it before, you’re hearing it now. Data is hot. Everyone in just about every field of study is saying it. But what does that really mean? And what should we do with it? We have been digitising information for at least the...

How many of us would subscribe to the title – many is my guess. However, some experiences in the last week made me challenging this view and made me understanding how fluid our lives are. A few weeks ago I was In Budapest, truly the...

Each year between April 1st and June 30th, MBA students who work in the educational field can apply for the “Lerarenbeurs” from DUO – the educational execution agency for the Dutch ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Click on this link, access the DUO website and...

We are proud to announce that UMIO’s MaastrichtMBA ranks 13th globally according to the renowned CEO Magazine’s Global Executive MBA Ranking 2019. This top ranking reconfirms the high-quality level of education and the prominent global status of the MaastrichtMBA. Showcase for top business schools CEO Magazine has...

On Thursday 31st January, Ron Albers successfully completed the MaastrichtMBA by defending his Business Consulting Project (BCP). Ron defended his BCP ‘Regulatory Fit of Rabobank’s Employability Tools’ to his assessors Melvyn Harmstra and Julia Kensbock. We are very proud of Ron and would like to congratulate...

The MaastrichtMBA Weeks Abroad: Broadening Horizons, Setting Itself Apart “The week in Orshof changed my entire managerial style.” Maastricht University is renowned for reaching across borders. Its international focus is certainly beyond dispute in the School of Business and Economics and, most notably, in the School’s MaastrichtMBA programme....

The MaastrichtMBA International Week: Broadening Horizons, Setting Itself Apart The University of Maastricht is renowned for looking, and working, across borders. Its international focus is certainly clear to see in the Business School and, most notably, at MaastrichtMBA. And the epitome of that understanding is clear to...

For students and staff alike, a week at The University of Stellenbosch Business School is bound to make an impression that lasts. Being inspired will most certainly help with moving forward towards graduation in the MaastrichtMBA programme. The partnership between the two universities and their...

Learning from your fellow students, a talk between Susanne and Carlos Susanne de Vaal (38) started at the MaastrichtMBA in December 2016, with a highly inspirational Introduction weekend, followed by her first module in February 2017. She’s currently working towards her graduation next year. Her experience in the...

If there is anyone who almost immediately applied what he learned from our programme, it’s Daan Kroonen (35) from Bocholtz in the Netherlands. He started at the MaastrichtMBA in February 2015 and has changed jobs two times since, until he was convinced to fully utilize his skills....

Recently, Bouwien Janssen joined Maastricht University as the new Director of Development & Alumni Relations and Director of the University Fund Limburg. Interestingly, Bouwien is an alumna of the MaastrichtMBA, so we had a chat with her about her experiences regarding our MBA. Why did you want to...

On Monday, June 25, Jaroslav Vlček completed the MBA successfully by defending his BCP. The BCP topic of Jaroslav was “How to become a Customer of Choice through Creative Procurement”. His assessors were Boris Blumberg, Nadine Kiratli and Frank Rozemeijer. We would like to congratulate Jaroslav again and wish...

Prof. dr. Simon de Jong is a (Full) Professor in Organizational Behaviour and HRM at the Department of Organization & Strategy. He also acts as the Vice-Chair of the O&S department. Additionally, he serves as an Associate Editor on the European Journal of Work and Organizational...

Dr. Boris Blumberg describes the Skill Gap Survey, which depicts which skills employers look for in MBA graduates and which skills they find difficult to recruit. The table below reveals the five most and five least important skills employers are looking for as well as the five skills...

Four times a year the MaastrichtMBA students visit their MBA homebase in Maastricht for an eventful week of courses, exchange and cooperation. It is always an intense and vibrant experience. Once a year the week is extra special, because it concludes with the graduation ceremony...

Innovative thinking is an important part of the MaastrichtMBA program, in particular through the module ‘Sustaining Competitive Advantage’. In this module, UMIO’s Service Science Factory (SSF) provides participants with the necessary mind-set, processes and tools to improve the innovation capacity of their organisation. This is far from a...

We’re happy to share the news that the MaastrichtMBA has been granted NVAO accreditation (by the nederlands-vlaamse accreditatieorganisatie). On top of the existing international Triple Crown accreditation of AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, this confirms that UMIO’s MaastrichtMBA is among the best in the world. The NVAO...

MaastrichtMBA is designed around a smart bundle of eight holistic business themes you can cover in any order – an excellent solution for ambitious professionals who sometimes just need to prioritise work above study. For each module that comes along, simply choose whether you will...

Looking for a high quality MBA in Europe? As a student of MaastrichtMBA, you will embark on a unique learning journey at a business school accredited by the three leading international quality assurance bodies: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. This “Triple Crown” accreditation is granted to...

Bienvenida! Benvenuto! Karibu! 歡迎! добро пожаловать! MaastrichtMBA is home to students from ALL OVER THE WORLD. We have more than 40 nationalities represented in our programme. Our corporate network is a melting pot of almost 150 global employers, public and private, profit and non-profit. Once...

Eager to start your MBA? Give it a try first! Become an MBA student for one afternoon by joining us for the MaastrichtMBA Class Experience. Attending this event is also a perfect way to meet current participants and teaching faculty. After the session, there will...

 High-quality, international, personal, interactive, varied and complete… that is how participants describe their MaastrichtMBA learning journey! Our part-time MBA is a two-year executive MBA programme that focuses on responsible leadership. In this context we actively stimulate you to develop skills to lead yourself, your team...