High-quality, international, personal, interactive, varied and complete… that is how participants describe their MaastrichtMBA learning journey! Our MBA is a two-year part-time executive programme that focuses on responsible leadership. In this context we actively stimulate you to develop skills to lead yourself, your team and your organisation.
Designed for ambitious professionals
The MaastrichtMBA offers you a unique journey during which you will enhance your knowledge and enrich your capabilities through action-oriented learning that encompasses business practice and interactive co-creation with professors and fellow students. At the end of this journey, you will not just be better equipped but also better connected to meet organisational and societal challenges and turn them into opportunities for a better world.
Engaging with Maastricht University and its School of Business and Economics provides you with a solid guarantee of educational excellence. The university is considered one of the best young universities in the world, consistently performing well in national and international rankings. Its School of Business and Economics is Triple Crown accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, confirming the high quality of research and education.
Leading in learning!
The home of the MaastrichtMBA is Maastricht University School of Business and Economics: a leading European institute for economics and international business. We provide high quality education and conduct groundbreaking research. Our school thrives on educating and training professionals to function effectively and responsibly in international business careers and to generate ideas that advance management knowledge and practice.
1. Personal approach with Problem-Based Learning
Students at UM learn in small tutorial groups, which means you participate actively and acquire essential skills for your future. Tutors typically know you by first name and are always accessible and approachable. More about Problem-Based learning
3. Most international university in the Netherlands
Most of our programmes are also on offer in English, and 49% of our students and nearly 40% of our staff come from abroad. This makes UM the most international university in the Netherlands.
Our multidisciplinary research, from growing human tissue to exploring sustainability issues, provides a fertile breeding ground that feeds into our education. Academics are heavily involved in teaching, and interested students have a range of options for getting involved in research themselves. To Research
5. Amongst the best young universities worldwide
UM is the sixth best young university worldwide, according to the 2017 edition of the Times Higher education ranking for young universities. In other rankings, too, UM consistently achieves good scores: in 2017, UM placed 13th in the QS ranking for universities younger than 50 years. To Rankings & accreditations
6. Educational innovation
We are continually working to improve our educational methodology in the UM Edlab, which also supports tutors and provides excellence programmes for students. To EDLAB
7. The heart of Europe
Maastricht lies at the southernmost tip of the Netherlands, in the very heart of Europe. In just a few hours’ time you can be in Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris or London, and several airports are within an hour’s drive. To Life@UM
8. The city of Maastricht
From cinemas, theatres and hundreds of cafes, bars and restaurants to a brand new sports centre and state-of-the-art study facilities under construction at the Tapijn site – Maastricht is a living city with a historic centre. And every academic year kicks off with an unforgettable Inkom week. To Life@UM
9. Honours programmes
For students who like an extra challenge, we offer a suite of honours programmes: Premium, MaRBle and Honours+. To EDLAB
10. Finding a job
Research by the UM Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) shows that some 95% of graduates are working in a good job within a few years of graduating (Maastricht University graduate surveys 2015). Read the report