Executive Online MBA

Core (online) courses


Elective weeks in Maastricht


Elective weeks abroad


As a student in the Executive Online MBA, you take part in:

  • 10 online courses
  • 3 face-to-face educational weeks


The full set of online courses (with purple marking) cover the foundation of business administration that any professional should get comfortable with before graduating from an MBA. These courses are compulsory elements that you need to complete. Where multiple online courses are offered in parallel, programme management will determine which course you take. You need two years to complete all ten courses.


The face-to-face educational weeks are electives, meaning you as a student can freely decide which of these weeks you participate in. We offer three themes to choose from:

  • Digital Business (with blue marking)
  • Responsible Leadership (with gold marking)
  • Sustainable Innovation (with green marking)


Each theme offers two complementary weeks in Maastricht (marked by D1, D2, L1, L2, S1, S2) and one week at a partner university abroad (marked by D3, L3, S3).


You are allowed to select all three weeks from one elective (same colour) or mix your electives (multiple colours). However, you need to take the following into account:

  • At least one of three weeks should be completed in Maastricht.
  • At least one of three weeks should be completed abroad.
  • You cannot complete two weeks abroad that focus on the same elective theme.
  • If you prefer to receive recognition of an elective theme on your MBA diploma supplement, you should complete at least two weeks from one elective theme (colour).
  • Abroad weeks with non-European destinations will increase tuition fees by € 1.000 per week.