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On Innovation and Economic Growth

“Dr. Huub Meijers’ session about innovation and economic growth was extremely interesting for me”, says Bart Bongers, Director at Youz. “Huub showed for instance that,...

Jermain Kaminski Among Poets&Quants 40-Under-40 Best MBA Professors

We are happy to announce that our very own Assistant Professor and one of the teachers in the Executive MaastrichtMBA programme Jermain Kaminski has earned...

Remembering Bart Damoiseaux: MaastrichtMBA unites to fulfill his dream and support KiKa

Last July, we were informed of the loss of Bart Damoiseaux, a cherished member of our MaastrichtMBA community. Bart passed away last July at the...

Sparking serious self-discovery

Staying unprejudiced, letting go of inhibiting beliefs and opening up to new emergent futures is quite the challenge. Yet, it’s the journey that 16 students...

SBE maintains outstanding position in CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings

We are delighted to announce that Maastricht University School of Business and Economics has maintained its outstanding position in the 2024 CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings....

Exploring Sustainability

A software company’s CEO, a travel company’s Director of International Public Policy and an international social enterprise’s Managing Director walk into a classroom… Sounds like...

The promise and challenges of data sciences

“I really enjoyed the Data Science Life Cycle session. It gave me the opportunity to familiarise with some of the challenges of data science projects....

Exploring Digital Business in Sun-Drenched Florida

If you ask our students about their most memorable experiences during their On-Campus MBA trajectory, one of the first things that comes to their minds...

Maastricht University keeps leading position in 2023 Better World MBA ranking

We are delighted to announce that the MaastrichtMBA programme of Maastricht University School of Business and Economic has been named among the top three sustainable...

Design Thinking Theory: a roller-coaster ride

‘Design a new competitive and sustaining value proposition for Vekoma Rides Roller coaster Manufacturer’. The MaastrichtMBA students (following the module Sustaining Competitive Advantage) work on...

Exploring Leadership with Flexible Leadership Model

The Flexible Leadership Model: a tested framework for unlocking the potential of many rather than relying on the power of a few. A five-dimensional approach...

Ready to make a difference in the world

All books are read, all presentations delivered and papers submitted. No less than 38 graduates have reached the end of their masters’ studies. Never before...

SBE Awarded AMBA re-accreditation

We are proud to announce that Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) has received a 5-year renewal of the Association of MBAs (AMBA)...
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Considering the impact of business beyond the quarterly report

“This was one of the sessions I was most excited about. Especially the in-class discussions were very interesting, such as about the unit for inequality...
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Una semana en Barcelona: welcome to our Online MBA’s Educational Week

From Monday, 26 June to Friday, 30 June, it was time for another online MBA educational week. With a focus on sustainable business, conflict management,...
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In Your Shoes: An MBA Lecture on Entrepreneurship, Perspective, and the Challenges of a Startup

When was the last time you stepped into someone else’s shoes and learned something helpful or surprising about somebody else’s experience? For students of MaastrichtMBA’s...

For Whom the Bell Tolls

As I stepped off the plane and drove through the bustling streets of Cape Town, I couldn't help but feel a sense of excitement wash...

SBE moves up the MBA ranks at CEO Magazine

We are proud to announce that SBE further improved its ranking in the recently published 2023 CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings. With a 4th place...
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Simplicity is key

People are irrational creatures, taking most decisions based on short-cuts and routine instead of rational considerations. The implications for marketing and communication campaigns are massive....

Why You Should Strive to Be a Good Tourist for South Africa and How to Do It

Chances are that at school you have never heard about the Population Registration Act introduced in South Africa in 1950. But maybe you have seen...
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Leadership in the digital age

The first educational week of 2023 took place at the renowned University of Potsdam (Germany). Potsdam is the capital of the German federal state Bundesland...
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Announcement: New MBA Director

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Ron Jacobs has officially been appointed as MBA Director of UMIO | Maastricht University. In this...
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Confronting, stimulating, positive, hard work and much fun!

Famous for sea, sun and scenery Cape Town, South Africa, is a beloved tourist destination. It’s also a favourite choice for MaastrichtMBA students to spend...
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Digital Transformation of Organisations

In 2010 global industrial giant General Electric (GE) embarked on a digital transformation journey under the leadership of CEO Jeff Immelt. The journey failed; stock...
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Boris Blumberg: “I am a real Rhinelander”

Dr. Boris Blumberg (1965), Executive Director of UMIO as of September 1st, calls himself a real Rhinelander. “The Rhine (or its tributaries) are a constant...

MaastrichtMBA retains top spot in 2022 Better World MBA ranking

We are proud to announce that MaastrichtMBA – the executive MBA programme of Maastricht University School of Business and Economics – has retained its top...
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Design Thinking: a human-centered approach to innovation

The old saying ‘the customer is king’ is truer than it was ever before. Savvy customers shop around on the internet demanding an immediate and...
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What kind of leader are you? And how to become (more) engaged?

What defines an engaging (or disengaging) leader? What is the relationship between engaging leadership and employee work engagement? How to become an engaging leader? In...
MBA Executive flexible sustainability publication WELT

Manager training: sustainability courses are booming – WELT article

Sustainability has become a business model. Not only for companies struggling for new markets, more reliable supply chains and a good reputation with their customers....
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There is hope!

Soaring energy prices, war in Ukraine, heat waves in Europe and floods in Pakistan, new corona virus variants and and … and. A lot of...

Energy transition is achievable

Climate change is a complex problem for which there is no simple solution. “However, economic science can help to bring a better understanding of the...
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A big shower of positiveness

“It was electrifying and felt like a big shower of positiveness when finally meeting all co-students I worked with over the past half year. And...
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Creating the conditions for innovations

“Creating the conditions for innovation’ was one of the sessions that stood out for me. The energy, the connection between theory and practice, the mirror...
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Preview Online MBA track educational week in Warsaw

The second Online MBA educational week of 2022 has a focus on skill development at one of our European partner universities: the Triple Crown accreditated...
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Big data, big responsibility

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,...
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The Battle is on!

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...
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Constructive Disagreement

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...
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Resolutions for 2022: are you ready for a Growth Mindset?

It is that time of the year again, a new year is coming up: what goals and resolutions do you have for 2022? The MaastrichtMBA...
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International weeks: “A once in a lifetime experience”

Is there a better place to organise an international week for the On-Campus track Digital Business elective than Silicon Valley? “I suppose not”, says Japanese...
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Second place for MaastrichtMBA in Corporate Knights’ 2021 Better World MBA ranking

We are proud to announce that MaastrichtMBA – the executive MBA programme of Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) – ranks an impressive...
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The only constant in life is change

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...
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Prepped to make a difference in the world

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...
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Pension funds boring stuff?

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...

Today’s mistake makes a better strategy tomorrow

‘Transformative Leadership for Future Challenges’ was the inspiring theme of 2021’s second educational week, taking place in the sunny city of Barcelona (Spain) from August...
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Let’s meet the WBN members

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...
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Preview Online track educational week in Barcelona

The second Online MBA educational week of 2021 has a focus on skill development at one of our European partner universities: the renowned EADA Business...
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Everything you always wanted to know about entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is so much more than starting a new business or managing a small or medium sized enterprise. It’s about connection, coaching, building a team,...

Sauerland, my heart beats for the Sauerland

Last weekend I spent with our dog in Sauerland, a hilly recreational region about two hours driving from my home. My initial idea was to...
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“A really impactful learning experience”

“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....
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The good, the bad and the ugly of entrepreneurship

MaastrichtMBA alumnus Harm de Laat always knew that he wanted to become an entrepreneur. That his company would have 'something' to do with computers was...

Creating a Self-perpetuating Marketing Machine

Launching a new service or product at the right time and in the right way is crucial for its success. In today’s dynamic times, the...

Building value-based relationships

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...

Online was fun, but simply not ‘the real deal’

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...
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Ideation and creativity make your business future proof

For every business it is important to invest in innovation in order to stay relevant. According to the S&P 500, the average lifespan of companies...

Discovering value for the customer and the organisation

Imagine you have this exciting new idea. You think it’s absolutely brilliant and so does your team. You spend a lot of time developing it...
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Collaboration is the new Innovation

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...

Mastering the art of sustainable competitiveness

‘Sustaining competitive advantage’ is all about how companies manage to survive and thrive in their environments. It’s about staying attractive to customers and ‘seducing’ them...
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HEC Montréal CSR Challenge: Online case-cracking for MBA students

Ten students of the MaastrichtMBA programme participated in the HEC Montréal CSR Challenge on March 5 and 6. Although a bit disappointed that they didn’t...
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Feeling and experiencing instead of frameworks and analysis

Did you know that human behaviour is highly conditioned? (At least) 90% of our behaviour is subconscious. To be an effective leader, it’s therefore essential...
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”We think you might like this”

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...
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A stroll through digital transformation

Does privacy in our digital society have the same meaning as it did before? In what way (and to what extent) do new technologies interfere...
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A word from our MBA Captain: Allowing other opinions makes a community

This year there were two issues that glued my family and me to the TV, ie we switched it on even while we had dinner...
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Leadership is not a power, it’s an attitude

Henry Mintzberg considers management as a practice, an art even. “Knowledge may be important, but wisdom — the capacity to combine knowledge from different sources...
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What are our alumni up to: Marcel Adriaens

In the Entrepreneurship module we learned that entrepreneurship is not necessarily written in your DNA. It just needs some creativity, motivation and a decent plan....
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MaastrichtMBA among the world’s best sustainable MBAs

UMIO’s MaastrichtMBA programme moves up the grade on sustainable development as it impressively managed to rank 16th globally in the newly published 2020 Better World...
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Learning to lead with authenticity

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?...

The next best thing during corona times

“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...
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Martien Kennis: Doing business in the post COVID-19 era

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...
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Positive corona story: Catching up with family and friends

2020 has been a shit of a year, but in the midst of it all one can still find good. COVID-19 snuck up on me...
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A word from our MBA Captain: New normal will be quite similar to the old

In December 2019, I attended a couple of theses defenses and evaluated students’ projects on how their organisations could become more agile, as they had...
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Positive corona story: Planting trees during the lockdown

Watching my children trying to cope with the current situation of staying at home and not meeting with friends and family members, I decided to...
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Positive corona story: Supporting the poor in Jakarta

Due to job obligations, I am living in Jakarta right now and I am staying home, like many other people in the world. However, many...

A word from our students: Finding how to in this new life

In a matter of weeks our lives have been turned around as a result of the pandemic. We are the same, but our reality has...
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Connecting sustainability to business

Katrin Muff is a Professor of Practice in Sustainability & Leadership at LUISS Business School in Rome. She is also the Director of the Institute...

It’s the data, stupid!

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...
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Sustainability is single most important subject for people & planet

Mark Post is a Dutch pharmacologist who is Professor of Vascular Physiology at Maastricht University. He is also co-founder and CSO of Mosa Meat, the...
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A word from our MBA Captain: Happy New Year

wishes the MaastrichtMBA. Some might think, isn’t this a bit late, while some think it is quite on time and some others think, it is...
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SBE admitted as new member of GMAC

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...
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Looking back on a successful Orshof week

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...
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MaastrichtMBA releases EuroMBA Online track

As of January 1, 2020, MaastrichtMBA expands its successful international executive MBA programme with an online track, called EuroMBA Online. The structural design of this...
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A word from our UMIO Director: Discovering the common core in diversity

I love to travel. From the hurried excitement and mild annoyances at airports and train stations to the somewhat disoriented strolling through a new city...
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When one journey ends, another begins

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...
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A healthy work-life balance? Tough, but possible

It is hard enough to combine a 9 to 5 with a busy personal life, not to mention adding studying for an MBA into the...
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Maastricht: Meet Europe!

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...
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New kid on the block

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...
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The ultimate MaastrichtMBA reading list

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...
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The MBA journey, a new beginning

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...
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A word from our MBA Captain: Democratisation of digitalisation

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...
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Making connections that matter

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...

MaastrichtMBA to launch new Digital Business

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...
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A word from our MBA Captain: I am I

How many of us would subscribe to the title – many is my guess. However, some experiences in the last week made me challenging this...
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Did you know DUO “Lerarenbeurs”

Each year between April 1st and June 30th, MBA students who work in the educational field can apply for the “Lerarenbeurs” from DUO – the...

MaastrichtMBA reclaims top spot

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...
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BCP defence Ron Albers

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...
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Ahmed Mongeal: Gaining a New Perspective

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...
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Ruud Jacobs: Two Passions, One Goal

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...
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Elzette van Zyl: “The MBA is our flagship programme.”

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...
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Lunchtime at the MaastrichtMBA

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...
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“I was inspired to see the possibilities within myself”

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...
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MaastrichtMBA alumna Bouwien Janssen joins Maastricht University

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...
|BCP Defense Jaroslav Vlček

BCP Defense Jaroslav Vlček

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...
|Simon de Jong An Analogy of Basketball and Business

Simon de Jong: An Analogy of Basketball and Business

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...
|A Call for General Programmes in Business and Management

A Call for General Programmes in Business and Management

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...
|UMIO Congratulates New MaastrichtMBA Graduates

UMIO Congratulates New MaastrichtMBA Graduates

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...
|Introducing our MaastrichtMBA students to Service Science

Introducing our MaastrichtMBA students to Service Science

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...
New and Extended Accreditations for MaastrichtMBA

New and Extended Accreditations for MaastrichtMBA

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...
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