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Full-time MBA

Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

Master Postgraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Master of Business Administration
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary The full-time residential MBA provides state-of-the-art management education to managers and mid-career professionals from all over the world.
Course description Why choose the full-time residential MBA? Invest in your future The one-year full-time, residential format prepares you to take up leading and challenging positions in the private or public sector, or to successfully start your own entrepreneurial venture. Develop your global leadership skills Global and multicultural leadership skills are vital assets for today’s managers. Joining the full-time MBA class will challenge you to develop your management skills in a diverse, international and multicultural environment. The more than two dozen nationalities represented in a typical class of the full-time, residential format of the full-time MBA creates a stimulating learning environment inside and outside the classroom. This will help you develop your global and multicultural leadership skills and expand your global network. Maastricht’s proximity to other major European countries and MSM’s global network of partner institutions, including partnership of the Global Business School Network (GBSN) only add to our attractiveness as an international management school.
Study subjects MSM offers eight specializations within the full-time residential MBA. Students may choose between (1) Entrepreneurship, (2) International Business and Sustainable Development, (3) Accounting and Finance, (4) The Digital Economy, (5) Sports Management, (6) Healthcare Management, (7) Supply Chain Management, and (8) Public Sector Management.
Course objectives The full-time MBA is built up from two parts: the core and the specialization courses, resulting in a total of 70 ECTS. The different specializations of the full-time, residential MBA allow for variations in the program content and emphasis. The MBA year starts with a two-week introduction program. During this introduction you will follow workshops to train your soft skills.
ECTS credits 70.00
Duration 1 year(s)
full-time, part-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes excursion, group assignment, individual assignment, lecture, oral presentation, research, self study
Accreditation ACBSP, IACBE, NVAO, AMBA and ATHEA

About the institution

Department Maastricht School of Management
Information about the institution Founded in 1952, Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands. MSM offers research-driven and internationally accredited programs in management, amongst others (Executive) MBA, Master in Management, MSc in Management and Engineering and Doctorate degree programs. Its research-based Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program is ranked number two in the world. MSM’s MBA is ranked #2 in the Netherlands and #11 in Europe, according Eduniversal’s 2015 Best Masters ranking. Additionally MSM offers many shorter professional and executive courses, as well as tailor-made programs in a broad range of expertise areas specifically designed to help organizations successfully deal with today’s global market challenges. MSM is located in the beautiful historical city of Maastricht in the Netherlands - right in the heart of Europe. MSM offers its programs in Maastricht and across the world through collaboration with various partner institutions. Around 1,000 students graduate every year from MSM’s programs, and MSM alumni occupy top positions in business, government and academia.


Admission requirements
  1. 3 years of relevant work experience.
  2. TOEFL scores: – 88 for the internet based test – 230 computer based test – 570 paper based test – 570 institutional TOEFL (paper based at a certified test administration site) IELTS score: – 6.5 minimum, with no section below 5.5 on the Academic test
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 88
TOEFL paper based 570
Professional experience required -
Duration 1 year(s)
full-time, part-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
30 Sep 2019 15 Sep 2019 15 Jul 2019
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)n.a.€ 31000n.a.
2020 (FT)n.a.€ 31000n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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