Master in Management


Program Description


The Master in Management program is accredited by AMBA, ACBSP, and IACBE. Maastricht School of Management is institutionally accredited by ATHEA.

Are you an ambitious graduate or young professional who aims for a successful career in top management?

Our MM provides you with the first necessary step to fast-forward your career to higher levels by providing you with a solid foundation in the practice and theory of management in a fast-changing global world. During this course, you will be provided with the opportunity to understand how to steer your organization to high performance in a diverse and multicultural international business context. You will learn from experienced faculty, international companies and fellow participants from different cultural, business and study backgrounds.

The MSM Master in Management will ultimately challenge you to develop your own unique approach to management that inspires.

Why should you follow the MSM Master in Management?

Connect theory to the real world of business

During various stages of the program, you will learn how to develop your own approach to solve organizational problems and turn opportunities into business success.

Together with a team of fellow students, you will work on two group company projects, solving a real-life problem of a company in the region. With your team you will compete with other teams consisting of fellow students, working on the same case, to provide the best solution for the company.

At the individual course level, you will conduct group and individual assignments where you will actively demonstrate your newly acquired knowledge and skills.

You will finalize your Master’s program with an integrative assignment in the form of a business consultancy project applied research project or an internship with a consulting report. In your business consultancy assignment or in the internship you will confront a challenge facing a particular organization and provide a creative and practical business solution through professional application of your newly developed management skills. If you choose to do the applied research project you will critically study a general challenge facing organizations in a particular industry, sector or country, and propose and defend a new approach for rising to this challenge.

The Master in Management degree is aimed to be a trampoline-year to the business world, by simulating this in as many ways as possible, while at the same time, still providing you with a solid, interesting and unique education.

Develop yourself into an effective and responsible manager

Our MM program is people-focused: organizations are created and exist by people for people. Through the Personal Development Portfolio, you will develop the personal and interpersonal skills you need as a manager. Additionally, you will gain a deeper understanding of how organizations that are responsibly managed adopt and adhere to ethical standards. In this regard, you will study what works and what does not in sustainable business and sustainable development. We subscribe to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). Therefore social responsibility, business ethics, and sustainability issues are common themes throughout the program.

Learn and network through diversity

You will develop your management skills in a truly international and multicultural classroom with fellow participants from all over the world. Not only will they represent various cultural backgrounds, but they will also come from different business sectors, study backgrounds, and different personal networks. In the global context, your personal networks and multicultural leadership skills are vital ingredients for career success.

Last updated May 2020

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Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands with a large worldwide network of students, alumni and partners. MSM is a personal ... Read More

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands with a large worldwide network of students, alumni and partners. MSM is a personally oriented business school offering internationally accredited MBA (full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Online MBA) and Master in Management programs, and short executive courses. Studying in one of MSM’s programs means you will share your study experience with participants from many countries and professional backgrounds. Being part of such a diverse community offers you the opportunity to expand your international network and to learn from fellow participants by exchanging knowledge and experience. Read less