ON-CAMPUS versus ONLINE – A guide to choose your MBA track

The MaastrichtMBA programme provides a choice between two exciting learning formats: the On-Campus and the Online track. Whatever your personal and professional wants and needs – we always offer a track that suits you and your lifestyle.

One programme, two flavours

Regardless of the track you choose, both tracks are part of the same programme: MaastrichtMBA. This ensures unwavering quality, courtesy of a Triple Crown accreditation, an international classroom with a huge diversity of cultures and perspectives, a curriculum tailored for real-world application in your business realm, a leadership development trajectory for your personal growth, and a personal teaching approach that maximises the learning effect.


Upon graduating, you will receive an MBA degree accredited by the NVAO, signifying full recognition as a Dutch degree. For international students, this opens the door to a potential orientation year permit, allowing a one-year stay in the Netherlands to seek employment as a highly skilled migrant.

Executive MBA | On-Campus

Our On-Campus MBA track offers a unique journey based on a face-to-face learning format. Through action-oriented learning and collaboration with peers and professors, this Executive MBA offers robust business training and leadership skills. Most education takes place during interactive educational weeks on our beautiful Maastricht campus, serving as a hub for personalised and small-scale education.


Students of our On-Campus MBA track physically attend four educational weeks a year. Between these weeks, who live you can spread your study load at your own discretion, making this track ideal for those who must travel farther or have busy (professional) lives.

Executive MBA | Online

Professionals who need maximum flexibility to combine work, study and private life, can opt for the Online MBA track. The core of this track consists of online courses, complemented with three face-to-face elective weeks at Maastricht University and at other renowned partner institutes across the world.


Students in this track are required to complete 35 weeks of online education each year. You are expected to contribute every week but you can plan the exact timing of your participation yourself, making this track ideal for on-the-road professionals and those with continuous on-site business responsibilities.

Degrees of flexibility

Both MaastrichtMBA tracks offer extensive flexibility to shape your own study schedule. This unique and distinctive feature has attracted a diverse global student body, transforming the MaastrichtMBA programme into a multinational, multicultural, and multifaceted educational experience.


The flexibility of both MBA tracks extends to study locations; participants have the option to choose their destinations for at least one and maximum two international weeks from a list of qualified international partner universities. Both tracks also offers curriculum flexibility, enabling students to customise your MBA journey by choosing on of the elective modules in Digital Business, Responsible leadership or Sustainable Innovation, tailoring their learning experience to their professional needs and interests.


MaastrichtMBA also offers flexibility in terms of study rhythm. We allow you to choose your own study rhythm, with a study duration of 1.5 to 4 years. Whether you are in between jobs and want to speed up your MBA studies via the 18 months Fast-Track MBA, or you want to spread your workload over 4 years; you are in the lead to plan your MBA journey at your own pace so it fits in with your personal and professional life.


The On-Campus MBA track concentrates its learning interventions in compact five-day educational weeks, allowing maximum autonomy during off-campus periods. The Online MBA track emphasises virtual presence and collaboration, requiring weekly remote engagement with limited on-campus requirements and traveling.

Overview both tracks

At the end of both journeys, you will not only be better equipped but also better connected through a journey of personal growth to meet organisational and societal challenges, developing your personal leadership skills and turning them into opportunities for a better world.


In the following table, you can find a quick overview of the main features of both tracks.

Click here for the features of both tracks

On-Campus MBAOnline MBA
CertificateExecutive Master of Business Administration (Master of Science)Executive Master of Business Administration (Master of Science)
Certificate granted insituteMaastricht UniversityMaastricht University
Target group levelExecutiveExecutive
AccreditationsTriple Crown (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA)Triple Crown (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA)
FormatFace-to-faceOnline + Face-to-face
StructurePart-time modularPart-time modular
Face-to-face education5 weeks of core programme and 3 elective weeks of which 1 or 2 international week(s)3 elective weeks of which 1 or 2 international week(s)
Online education-10 online courses
Leadership Development TrajectoryYesYes
Electives3 elective weeks on Digital Business, Responsible Leadership or Sustainable Innovation3 elective weeks on Digital Business, Responsible Leadership or Sustainable Innovation
Length18-24 months (extend up to 48 months)18-24 months (extend up to 48 months)
Study load70 ECTS70 ECTS
FacultyMaastricht University facultyOnline partner faculty across Europe
Tuition fee€ 34,500€ 29,500
Numbers of students13390
Average age40,839,8
Average years working experience15,214,2
Different nationalities3633

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