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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...

Thursday September 5, 2019 With the MaastrichtMBA Click & Connect on Digital Business, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about the Digital Business elective of our programme. Dr. Boris Blumberg, Director of the MaastrichtMBA, and professor Rudolf Müller will discuss all...

Thursday September 12, 2019 To be eligible for admission, you should have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, five or more years of relevant work experience obtained, and you must be proficient in English. Based on the weight of your admission file and...

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,...

Monday September 23, 2019 Try out a class for yourself! The MBA class experience allows you to get acquainted with our innovative learning methods and unique educational atmosphere by becoming a student in an actual MBA course for one afternoon. This is also a perfect way...

Thursday September 26, 2019 To be eligible for admission, you should have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, five or more years of relevant work experience obtained, and you must be proficient in English. Based on the weight of your admission file and...

Friday September 27, 2019 We are delighted to organise our annual graduation ceremony and party on Friday September 27! Save this date in your agenda and join us during this special evening. The graduation day programme is still a surprise, but you can expect a reknowned...

Monday November 4, 2019 With the MaastrichtMBA Click & Connect, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about our renowned MBA programme. Dr. Boris Blumberg, Director of the MaastrichtMBA, will be discussing how you can advance your career, develop your talent, and...

Are you ready to embark on your unique learning journey with the MaastrichtMBA? Do not hesitate to fill in the application form. The application deadline for the start in February is November 4. We are happy to welcome you to the MaastrichtMBA programme, so you...

Monday July 8, 2019 With the MaastrichtMBA Click & Connect, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about our renowned MBA programme. Dr. Boris Blumberg, Director of the MaastrichtMBA, will be discussing how you can advance your career, develop your talent, and...

Tuesday May 21, 2019 Try out a class for yourself! The MBA class experience allows you to get acquainted with our innovative learning methods and unique educational atmosphere by becoming a student in an actual MBA course for one afternoon. This is also a perfect way...

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...

Monday April 1, 2019 With the MaastrichtMBA Click & Connect, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about our renowned MBA programme. Dr. Boris Blumberg, Director of the MaastrichtMBA, will be discussing how you can advance your career, develop your talent, and...

Monday May 20, 2019 Try out a class for yourself! The MBA class experience allows you to get acquainted with our innovative learning methods and unique educational atmosphere by becoming a student in an actual MBA course for one afternoon. This is also a perfect way...

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...

The MaastrichtMBA is designed around a smart bundle of eight holistic business themes you can cover in any order – an excellent solution for ambitious professionals who sometimes just need to prioritise work above study. For each module that comes along, simply choose whether you...

Looking for a high quality MBA in Europe? As a student of the MaastrichtMBA, you will embark on a unique learning journey at a business school accredited by the three leading international quality assurance bodies: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. This “Triple Crown” accreditation is granted...

Bienvenida! Benvenuto! Karibu! 歡迎! добро пожаловать! The MaastrichtMBA is home to students from ALL OVER THE WORLD. We have 28 nationalities represented in our programme. Our corporate network is a melting pot of almost 60 global employers, public and private, profit and non-profit. Once you...

Eager to start your MBA? Give it a try first! Become an MBA student for one afternoon by joining us for the MaastrichtMBA Class Experience. Attending this event is also a perfect way to meet current participants and teaching faculty. After the session, there will...

High-quality, international, personal, interactive, varied and complete… that is how participants describe their MaastrichtMBA learning journey! Our part-time MBA is a two-year executive MBA programme that focuses on responsible leadership. In this context we actively stimulate you to develop skills to lead yourself, your team...