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Research Master in Business Research

Maastricht University

Master Postgraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary English-language programme that trains students to become researchers & academics within the field of business. Focused on research & analytical skills, the programme has four specialisations.
Course description Do you want to pursue an academic career, or to specialise in research within business? A two-year research master's programme in Business Research gives you the tools to do either. You'll learn the analytical skills that are relevant to the business subject areas that you choose to focus on - you can tailor the programme to your own interests. Plus, you'll learn the research methodologies and academic skills to take you to the top of your research career. Taught in English, the programme has four specialisations: * Accountancy and Information Management * Organisation and Strategy * Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Study subjects For further information on each track's curriculum please click on the following link:
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, practicum, computer exercise, self evaluation, computer modeling, self study, research, tutorial, research project, research proposal, working group, group assignment, oral presentation, workshop, individual assignment
Accreditation AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, NVAO

About the institution

Department School of Business and Economics
Information about the institution Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook.


Admission requirements
  1. GMAT/GRE for non-UM students
  2. GPA
  3. TOEFL/IELTS for NON-EU students & non-native english speakers
  4. Two letters of recommendation letter of motivation
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 7
TOEFL computer based 233
TOEFL internet based 90
TOEFL paper based 575
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 Jul 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jun 2021 1 Jul 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 13800€ 13800

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.


Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Erasmus Mundus, Ford Foundation/Ford-IFP, Fulbright grant, Maastricht University China Scholarship, Maastricht University High Potential Scholarship, Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), SBE France Scholarship MSc, SBE Turkey Scholarship, StuNed Scholarship Programme, University Fund Limburg (UFL)

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Telephone number +31 (0) 43 388 5388
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