Maastricht School of Management, 2019-2020

The Master in Business Administration (MBA) of Maastricht School of Management is an experience in the essence of organizational leadership and entrepreneurial management in a fast-changing, multi-cultural and global business environment.

City Maastricht
Orange Tulip Scholarship

Total number of scholarships: 4

 Master of Business Administration

  • one OTS scholarship that covers 60% of the tuition fee (equals €18.600, standard tuition fee €31.000)
  • one OTS scholarship that covers 80% of the tuition fee (equals €24.800, standard tuition fee €31.000)
  • eligible tracks: MSM full-time MBA, Online MBA, Executive MBA 

Master in Management programme

  • two OTS scholarships that cover 60% of the tuition fee (equals €9.480, standard tuition fee €15.800) 
NB: The scholarship only partly covers tuition fee and does not cover living expenses. More information about daily expenses can be found here
Duration of the scholarship  Entire duration of the studies
Deadline for application 1 April  2019

More information

Giulia Zucchelli (Master in Management & FT MBA)

Inka Diddens

+31 43 38 70 866


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Students can apply if he/she will finish his/her bachelor degree before start of the MSM academic year
  • IELTS 6.5/ TOEFL iBT 88 / Previous studies in English
  • GMAT (min score 600) / GRE (equivalent to GMAT 600 score)
  • GMAT/GRE not required if student chooses to complete MSM (free) online levelling course (to be completed prior to the program, min score 55%)
  • MBA: at least 3 years of working experience;
  • Master in Management: working experience is not a requirement
  • Motivation essay for MSM-specific application

OTS application documents

  • OTS application form
  • Proof that the admission procedure with Maastricht School of Management has started
  • CV in English
  • 1 recommendation letter (part of MSM application procedure)


Application deadline is 1 April 2019.

More about MSM MBA

The MSM MBA is offered in a Full-time format, Executive (part-time) and Online. The MBA of Maastricht School of Management is internationally accredited, which means you can be assured that the programs meets high global standards. Three bodies that accredit MSM’s MBA programs around the world are AMBA, IACBE, and ACBSP. Only a select few business schools enjoy these. For instance, only 2% of business schools have the coveted AMBA accreditation. Additionally the full-time MBA, Executive MBA and Online MBA conducted in Maastricht have NVAO accreditation. MSM holds institutional accreditation from ATHEA.

MSM’s full time MBA is ranked in the top 10 in Western Europe according to the 2018 Eduniversal Ranking, making it the #2 in the Netherlands. MSM maintained its Global Tier One MBA ranking in the 2018 CEO Magazine Global MBA Ranking. MSM’s Online MBA is now ranked the 4th best Online MBA program in the world in the 2018 CEO Magazine Ranking, making it the best Online MBA in the Netherlands. In 2014 and 2016, MSM was a finalist for the prestigious Association of MBA’s (AMBA) Innovation Award.

Why choose the full-time residential MBA?

Benefit from immediate results
Our MBA takes a practice-oriented approach, focusing on putting your newly gained knowledge and skills into your daily professional and personal life. Immediately from the first course you can apply what you have learned during the interactive lectures, practice-based assignments, work visits and guest lectures (on-campus MBA programs).
You round off your MBA degree with a final project, either an academic research paper, a business plan or a business consultancy project. This will offer you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills directly to real business problems or issues which companies are facing today.

Customize your MBA
The MBA is generalist management program, but at MSM you can also challenge yourself by choosing from different specializations to fully align your MBA with your career ambitions. Or perhaps you want to move outside of your comfort zone and develop yourself in a completely new area.

Develop your hard and soft skills to manage effectively and responsibly

Pursuing an MBA is more than just theory, it is also about developing your Soft Skills (sometimes referred to as ‘Complex Skills’). Throughout the MSM MBA program you will be challenged to develop skills in the area of intercultural communication, team leadership and collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, self-awareness, resilience and time management. Moreover, with MSM’s MBA you will not only get the knowledge, tools and skills to manage effectively, but you will also gain a deeper understanding of how to manage responsibly. MSM subscribes to high ethical standards in business and strongly promotes corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. We subscribe to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Join our diverse and global network
You will share your MBA experience with fellow students coming from different countries around the world and having different cultural and professional backgrounds. You will learn from experienced professors coming from and teaching around the globe. This not only adds to your learning experience but will help to significantly grow your international network. As one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands, MSM has built a huge worldwide network of students, alumni and partners - an interesting network to tap into and to be part of.

Why choose the MSM Master in Management?

The MSM Master in Management (MM) program is a one-year full-time master’s program for recent graduates and young professionals with the ambition to manage people and processes with success in any organization, country or context. Our MM provides you with a 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.

Connect theory to practice
Through a practically-oriented approach, you will be stimulated to optimally use your special talents and aptitudes to solve organizational problems and turn opportunities into business success. Together with a team of fellow students you will work on a group company project, 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.
During the hands-on, practice oriented Supply Chain Management course you will learn from experts on topics such as planning, agile projects, logistics and supply chain ecosystems. 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 an academic research paper with a focus on theoretical management or on real-life issues for a company.

Develop effective skills to manage responsibly
Our MM program is people-focused: organizations are created and exist by people for people. Through the Personal Development Program 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 for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Therefore social responsibility, business ethics and sustainability issues are a common theme throughout the program.

Distinguish yourself and specialize
The Master in Management program is a generalist management program fully preparing you for your future leadership role. If you would like to deepen your knowledge in a specific area, you have the opportunity to specialize yourself by following an MBA Specialization (optional, at additional costs, subject to approval and additional conditions).

Learn and network in a multi-cultural environment
During this program 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 all over the world with different cultural, business and study backgrounds. In the global context your personal networks and multicultural leadership skills are vital ingredients for career success.

Use our broad business and alumni network
You will gain exposure to great companies and organizations in the wider Maastricht region, exemplifying successful global business and management.

Live and learn in the heart of Europe
You will study in one of the oldest and most European cities in the Netherlands: Maastricht. The lively city is located along the river Meuse and within easy access of Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, London and Paris. The city hosts many international students.

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