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.
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.
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.
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.
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 choose elective modules in Digital Business, Responsible leadership and Sustainable Innovation, tailoring their learning experience to their professional needs and interests.
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.
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.
|On-Campus MBA||Online MBA|
|Certificate||Executive Master of Business Administration by Maastricht University||Executive Master of Business Administration by Maastricht University|
|Target group level||Executive||Executive|
|Accreditations||Triple Crown (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA)||Triple Crown (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA)|
|Format||Face-to-face||Online + Face-to-face|
|Structure||Part-time modular||Part-time modular|
|Face-to-face education||5 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 Trajectory||Yes||Yes|
|Electives||3 elective weeks on Digital Business, Responsible Leadership or Sustainable Innovation||3 elective weeks on Digital Business, Responsible Leadership or Sustainable Innovation|
|Length||24 months (extend up to 48 months)||24 months (extend up to 48 months)|
|Study load||70 ECTS||70 ECTS|
|Faculty||Maastricht University faculty||Online partner faculty across Europe|
|Tuition fee||€ 34,500||€ 29,500|
|Numbers of students||133||90|
|Average years working experience||15,2||14,2|