Famous for sea, sun and scenery Cape Town, South Africa, is a beloved tourist destination. It’s also a favourite choice for MaastrichtMBA students to spend their international week. “It was a life-changing event”, says Belgian Pieter Robeays, currently working as Senior Process Development Engineer at...

In 2010 global industrial giant General Electric (GE) embarked on a digital transformation journey under the leadership of CEO Jeff Immelt. The journey failed; stock value dropped dramatically and the CEO was replaced. What challenges did GE face during the transformation? Which factors determined the...

Dr. Boris Blumberg (1965), Executive Director of UMIO as of September 1st, calls himself a real Rhinelander. “The Rhine (or its tributaries) are a constant in my life; born in Bonn, raised in Wuppertal and studied in Mannheim. Although I left the Rhine-area for a...

We are proud to announce that MaastrichtMBA – the executive MBA programme of Maastricht University School of Business and Economics – has retained its top seat in the global ranking of MBA programmes that emphasise sustainable development. The programme ranks 3rd in Corporate Knights’ newly...

The old saying ‘the customer is king’ is truer than it was ever before. Savvy customers shop around on the internet demanding an immediate and exact answer to their needs. If your company can’t provide it, they go elsewhere in a heartbeat. “That’s why the...

What defines an engaging (or disengaging) leader? What is the relationship between engaging leadership and employee work engagement? How to become an engaging leader? In the interactive session ‘Sustainable Engaging Leadership and Employee Management’ Assistant Professor Dr. Irina Nikolova provided students with the theoretical insights...

Sustainability has become a business model. Not only for companies struggling for new markets, more reliable supply chains and a good reputation with their customers. Training centers for managers have also discovered the opportunities of change for themselves. There is hardly a business school in...

Soaring energy prices, war in Ukraine, heat waves in Europe and floods in Pakistan, new corona virus variants and and … and. A lot of really bad things happened and continue to happen. More and more people around us complain about today and worry about...

Climate change is a complex problem for which there is no simple solution. “However, economic science can help to bring a better understanding of the problem and of the possible solutions”, says Prof. Dr. Mark Sanders, professor of International Economics at Maastricht University. In the...

“It was electrifying and felt like a big shower of positiveness when finally meeting all co-students I worked with over the past half year. And what better place to meet than in the beautiful city of Warsaw. I also enjoyed learning more about the thriving...

“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...