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To get to know us and our programmes, we offer you the latest news, interviews and stories about the MaastrichtMBA. Grab a cup of coffee, relax and read all our stories.

 

As digital technologies and big data are becoming increasingly prevalent, ethical challenges arise. In the lecture ‘Corporate Digital Responsibility’, part of the Digital Management module, Dr. Lara Lobschat dives deep into this topic. “Some companies consider digital ethics as a threat. However, systematically integrated in...

Imagine you are a cardiologist in an academic hospital. Four of your patients are waiting on a donor heart, but unfortunately you only have one heart. The patients vary in terms of age, general health condition, urgency and social status. Which patient would you choose...

Sustainability and digitalisation have played a major role in all kind of discussions at business schools. New research institutes emerged studying how businesses could become more digital and sustainable while other scholars looked at the effects of digitalisation and policies fostering sustainability. New specific programmes...

I felt so honored to have been invited by the UMIO family and Maastricht University to give this commencement speech during the 2021 MaastrichtMBA Graduation ceremony last September. I want to thank them for having me on the graduation stage and for taking the time...

On September 24, we honoured our new MBA graduates during the annual MaastrichtMBA Graduation ceremony. Fourteen proud graduates. The auditorium filled with maybe even prouder life-partners and parents. Crowing babies and youngsters watching their father or mother called to the stage to receive the MBA...

Fourteen proud graduates. The auditorium filled with maybe even prouder life-partners and parents. Crowing babies and young children watching their father or mother take to the stage to receive the MBA certificate for which they worked so hard. Big smiles everywhere. What a journey the MBA...

Anyone who thinks that talking about pensions is boring, should attend a lecture of Rogér Otten. Surely, your opinion will be different afterwards. “Thanks to Dr. Otten’s lecture, I now believe that investment management is truly interesting and that the world of pension funds is...

The MaastrichtMBA Women Business Network (WBN) is an initiative of MaastrichtMBA students and established based on the need of community engagement among the female students of the MBA programme via networking support for personal and professional growth. The network facilitates networking opportunities among the community...

“If you value or need flexibility, and want to experience the ‘live’ MBA feeling as well, go for the Online track of the MaastrichtMBA programme. It doesn’t feel like an online MBA, but delivers the same advantages”, says Dutch Royal Netherlands Navy Logistics Officer Bertram...

The year 2020 was marked with uncertainty as the coronavirus rampaged across the world and impacted every aspect of our daily lives. However, it was throughout this year that new ways of working together and networking surged. As we stepped in as Representatives of the...

Everyone agrees: face-to-face education beats online in almost every aspect. Nevertheless, considering the circumstances, the online educational week of MaastrichtMBA was regarded as a great experience. “It was more fun than I originally anticipated and all the efforts of the MaastrichtMBA team definitely contributed to...

Since last year, the pandemic has forced the world to adapt to increased virtual interactions and to remote teamwork experiences. Despite this, it has provided an opportunity to propel collaboration across social and professional networks. Collaboration plays a key role in unlocking new opportunities to find...

 The MaastrichtMBA student body represents a true melting pot of professional backgrounds. Backed by more than 100 organisations in either public or private sector, profit or non-profit, active in industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing and from finance to IT. Three of our students emphasise...

Our thirst for online shopping and engagement with multi-media streaming sites seems insatiable. The success of the likes of Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube, demonstrates this major growth area, and Covid-19 has served to accelerate our consumer behaviour from offline to online. It seems ironic,...

Henry Mintzberg considers management as a practice, an art even. “Knowledge may be important, but wisdom — the capacity to combine knowledge from different sources and use it judiciously — is key” (Mintzberg, 2004). He called for ‘raising managers, not MBA’s’. A call MaastrichtMBA has...

What makes a good leader? What are the essential qualities a good leader should embody, and how can you learn to be a better leader? These questions are likely to be discussion points in any good leadership-training programme. However, to really understand the essential qualities...

“The online sessions were quite good, but I missed the social interaction.” “It is possible to get a high quality and interactive course online.” “Fun was definitely lacking.” “I missed Maastricht and fellow-students so much!” “The upside: I didn’t have to make a long trip.”...

Never mind it’s late Friday afternoon and everyone is longing for the weekend after MaastrichtMBA’s economics week; five intensive days filled with work groups, lectures and social interaction. Martien Kennis, Managing Director of Vanderlande, manages to keep his audience captivated nonetheless. High light of my career “Twelve...

Katrin Muff is a Professor of Practice in Sustainability & Leadership at LUISS Business School in Rome. She is also the Director of the Institute for Business Sustainability in Luzern. Professor Muff is a respected thought leader in the field of organisational transformation towards business...

It’s raining cats and dogs on a chilly February afternoon. But inside the classroom nobody seems to notice. Professor Rudolf Müller is explaining new algorithmic techniques that will improve the use of data for better decision-making. Students are listening attentively, taking notes on their laptops...

Maastricht University's School of Business and Economics (SBE) was admitted as a new member of GMAC at the end of 2019. GMAC is the organisation behind the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam. Both SBE and UMIO’s MaastrichtMBA have been using this admission exam for...

The Leading Strategic Change module is a special module in our Executive MBA programme. Our students come together in a thought-provoking off-campus environment in Belgium for an intensive educational week. They learn how to open up to possibilities not yet imagined, stay open minded when...

Tuesday January 11, 2022 With the On-Campus Click & Connect, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about our renowned On-Campus track. Dr. Boris Blumberg, MaastrichtMBA Director, will be discussing how you can advance your career, develop your talent, and grow as...

Tuesday January 18, 2022 With the Online Click & Connect, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about our renowned Online track. Dr. Boris Blumberg, Director of MaastrichtMBA, will be discussing how you can advance your career, develop your talent, and grow...

Sunday February 6, 2022 Try out a real live Online class webinar for yourself! The Executive Online MBA Class Experience allows you to get acquainted with our innovative learning methods and unique online educational atmosphere by becoming a student in an actual MBA course of our...

Monday February 14, 2022 Try out a class for yourself! The On-Campus 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 of our On-Campus track for one afternoon. This is...

Tuesday March 29, 2022 With the Online Click & Connect, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about our renowned Online track. Dr. Boris Blumberg, Director of MaastrichtMBA, will be discussing how you can advance your career, develop your talent, and grow...

Wednesday May 18, 2022 Try out a class for yourself! The On-Campus 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 of our On-Campus track for one afternoon. This is...

Tuesday May 31, 2022 With the Online Click & Connect, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about our renowned Online track. Dr. Boris Blumberg, Director of MaastrichtMBA, will be discussing how you can advance your career, develop your talent, and grow...

Thursday June 2, 2022 With the On-Campus Click & Connect, you can join us from the couch for an interactive webinar about our renowned On-Campus track. Dr. Boris Blumberg, MaastrichtMBA Director, will be discussing how you can advance your career, develop your talent, and grow as...

Sunday June 19, 2022 Try out a real live Online class webinar for yourself! The Executive Online MBA Class Experience allows you to get acquainted with our innovative learning methods and unique online educational atmosphere by becoming a student in an actual MBA course of our...

Monday September 12, 2022 Try out a class for yourself! The On-Campus 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 of our On-Campus track for one afternoon. This is...

Each year, MaastrichtMBA produces graduates who go on to lead and inspire colleagues and organisations, drive forward positive change and create a meaningful impact in the world. This year was no exception, and an impressive 19 MBA students donned their mortarboards and gowns and took...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 will...

Looking for a high quality MBA in Europe? As a student of 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 to...

Bienvenida! Benvenuto! Karibu! 歡迎! добро пожаловать! MaastrichtMBA is home to students from ALL OVER THE WORLD. We have more than 40 nationalities represented in our programme. Our corporate network is a melting pot of almost 150 global employers, public and private, profit and non-profit. Once...

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...