• Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration

Overview

The Executive MBA offered by Maastricht School of Management is designed for working professionals:

There are four modules each year, always in January, April, July and October. Most of the modules are 8-days long (Saturday – Saturday). The Specialization Module, which always takes place in June/July of the second year of studies, is 13 days long. The Classes are conducted at MSM in Maastricht and consist of interactive lectures, group assignments, topic related guest lectures and work visits.

Immediate results

The practice-oriented approach in the MSM Executive MBA enables you to apply the newly gained knowledge and skills directly to the daily practice of your organization. Being an MBA program for working professionals, the MSM Executive MBA is less about exams, but more about individual, applied assignments. Usually, for each course you complete both group and individual assignments focusing on actual problems of an organization which you can apply to your own organization. This not only helps you to put your knowledge into practice, your company benefits from your knowledge right from the first course. The final Executive MBA project will be either an academic research project, a business consulting project or a business plan completely dedicated to your organization. In this way you actively contribute to improving the performance of your company.

Learn from diversity:

The MSM Executive MBA Class is characterized by diversity. You share your learning experience with fellow participants from different cultural and professional backgrounds. The Executive MBA provides excellent opportunities to enhance intercultural communication skills.

Customize your MBA   

To allow you to customize your MBA around your specific study needs and career perspectives, MSM offers a number of business-related and industry-focused specializations.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business and Sustainable Development
  • Accounting & Finance
  • The Digital Economy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sports Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Public Sector Management

Accreditation

AMBA, ACBSP, IACBE, NVAO, ATHEA

Programme Structure

The one-year full-time 70 ECTS* MBA program consists of eight modular lecturer sessions and the completion of a final project, being either an academic research paper, business consultancy project or business plan.

Courses include:

  • Finance
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Digital Transformation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methods
  • Decision-Making Tools
  • Marketing in a Global Context
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Economics for Managers
  • Global Corporate Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Leadership & Organizational Behavior
  • Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Corporate Responsibility and Ethics
  • Specialization
  • Final paper: Academic Research Paper / Business Consultancy Project / Business Plan, including presentation

Audience

Given the part-time format of the Executive MBA, this program is mainly targeting EU residents.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early bird deadline January intake: 25 November 
    • Early bird deadline October intake: 1 August
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
  • Credits
    70 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 600

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university as well as the transcript
  • Personal résumé / CV demonstrating the minimum requirement of five or more years of relevant working experience, obtained after your bachelor’s degree
  • Two employer letters of recommendation (a reference request can be sent directly via our application portal)
  • A letter of motivation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Copy of your passport or your EU identity card (valid on the start date of your program)
  • Only complete applications will be reviewed. Diplomas and transcripts can be submitted in English, Dutch, French or German, preferred language is English. Other documents should be in English.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
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Application Fee (non refundable): € 95

Living costs for Maastricht

  • 700 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Dean's Development fund: based on country
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship - Up to 50 %
  • Women Ambassadorship Scholarship - Up to 50 %
  • Alumni Lifelong Learning - Up to 50 %
  • Public Services / NGO Scholarship - Up to 25%
  • European Star Scholarship - Up to 25 %
  • Entrepreneurship / Family Business Scholarship - Up to 25 %
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship (for selected countries) - 60 % - 80 %
  • Holland Scholarship - € 5,000
  • Corporate Discounts - 25 – 50 %

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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