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,...

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...