the programme

Located in the heart of Europe

The home of MaastrichtMBA is UMIO, the executive branch of Maastricht University School of Business and Economics: a leading European institute for economics and international business. We provide high quality education and conduct groundbreaking research. Our school thrives on educating and training professionals to function effectively and responsibly in international business careers and to generate ideas that advance management knowledge and practice.

Accredited Quality

Engaging with UMIO means you’re in good company. Maastricht University is considered one of the best young universities in the world, consistently performing well in national and international rankings. Maastricht University School of Business and Economics even belongs to a select group of 1% of educational institutes worldwide with a Triple Crown accreditation by the international accrediting bodies AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.


NVAO is the independent and binational accreditation organisation for higher education in the Netherlands and in Flanders. With its accreditation, independently ensures the quality of higher education in The Netherlands and Flanders by assessing and accrediting programmes and contributes to enhancing this quality. As of 2018, MaastrichtMBA is awarded by the NVAO accreditation body.


Rooted in academia, concentrated on business. UMIO is not just any place to go. We are the executive branch of Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE), a School leading in the fields of economics and international business.


Endorsed by Maastricht University, we provide high-quality learning trajectories and conduct cutting-edge research, yet our scope reaches further than these academic walls. We thrive on serving individuals and organisations by generating perspectives that advance management knowledge and practice.

School of Business and Economics

The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education to students and conducts excellent research, offering an international perspective in the fields of economics and international business administration. Its seven research themes focus on interdisciplinary solutions to today’s global challenges.


SBE’s approach revolves around small-scale teaching methods supported by an electronic learning environment, a portfolio of international study programmes, and strong incentives for top-quality research.


The focus lies on educational innovation. All degree programmes make use of Problem-Based Learning, with an emphasis on skills development – problem solving, group work, and self-directed learning – to prepare students optimally for the European and international knowledge society.

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Maastricht University

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with nearly 16,300 students and 4,300 employees, still growing. The university stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education.


Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation. Today it is considered one of the best young universities in the world.

Transformational Learning

At UMIO’s MaastrichtMBA we take a highly personal and resourceful approach to learning by adopting Maastricht University’s renowned Problem Based Learning (PBL) as our leading philosophy. Within a rich network of academic experts, business-savvy professionals, and talented students, we create dynamic, small-scale learning environments that ensure invigorating insights and practical outcomes for the challenges at hand.

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