Maastricht University (UM)

The most international university in the Netherlands stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. With 16,000 students and 4,000 staff, Maastricht University offers a wide choice of academic programmes, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students.

Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (UMSBE)

You want a master’s degree recognised around the world. And you want skills and experience that will prepare you for further studies or a successful career. At the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (UMSBE), you’ll find all this and more.

Innovative and dynamic

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is the methodology for which we are famous. This means small tutorial groups, close contact with your tutors, and a highly interactive style of learning. PBL trains you to be an active and independent participant. These skills are a huge plus in today’s job market.

Practical and professional

Employers like our graduates because they are trained in relevant, real-life skills: managing yourself and your team, giving and receiving constructive criticism, meeting deadlines, producing concrete results, and taking responsibility, but also taking risks. To prepare you for the international labour market, we have initiated the International Classroom Development Programme, in which you will learn to work in teams composed of various different nationalities. We also put you in direct contact with employers through internships, recruitment events and company visits. Career services are incorporated into all programmes. And our alumni circles organise regular networking opportunities.

Research and reputation

At SBE, you learn from the best. Our research is consistently rated first or second in national peer reviews. What’s more, we are among the 52 business schools worldwide that have been granted the prestigious Triple Crown accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). They also consistently get high praise in the Dutch, German and international rankings.

Start here ... go anywhere

In short, SBE provides the highest quality education and a springboard to the next step. You’ll find that the knowledge, skills and experience from your SBE master’s will put you on the best possible footing. We look forward to welcoming you here.

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Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics

The big data revolution is having an enormous impact on society, organisations and daily life. The data explosion is a tremendous source of new opportunities for companie ... [+]

From big data to smart services

The big data revolution is having an enormous impact on society, organisations and daily life. The data explosion is a tremendous source of new opportunities for companies and individuals. It enables them to make better, more customer-oriented, more targeted, more cost-efficient decisions. Business intelligence specialists have become an essential asset to any company and any public institution. The MSc Business Intelligence and Smart Services is a new, innovative programme that studies service design, business intelligence systems and business analytics.

The knowledge you’ll gain is directly applied to real-life company projects. Upon graduation, you will have a wide variety of career options available to you, such as service designer, business intelligence consultant, or big data architect. The industries you could end up working in are equally varied as companies, governments and research organisations are all looking for people like you.... [-]

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Do you look forward to operating in rapidly changing economies? If so, the master’s program in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets could be right for you. ... [+]

Are you fascinated by how emerging markets, such as those of the BRIC countries, work? Do you want the extra challenge of conducting business across borders and in a multi-cultural environment? Do you look forward to operating in rapidly changing economies?

If so, the master’s program in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets could be right for you. In addition to acquiring knowledge of the specific opportunities and challenges related to emerging economies, you’ll develop the professional skills needed for an international career in economics, business or policymaking, with a strong emphasis on emerging markets.

The master’s program in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets is a new program that we aim to begin in September 2018. It will be offered in cooperation between the UM School of Business and Economics and the United Nations University-Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). It’s currently awaiting accreditation from the NVAO.... [-]

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Are you passionate about learning in the workplace? Do you see the benefits of personal development for both individuals and businesses? And would you like to know more a ... [+]

Are you passionate about learning in the workplace? Do you see the benefits of personal development for both individuals and businesses? And would you like to know more about how knowledge creation can keep companies competitive? The Management of Learning might be the perfect program for you. It combines elements from economics, business, human resource management, and learning sciences. You'll have the competencies you need to work in human resources, more specifically Human Resource Development. Upon graduation, you'll have all the knowledge and skills for a career as a Learning and Development professional.

Our MSc. Learning and Development in Organisations program challenges you to think about supporting Learning & Development in an international business environment and to find effective, sustainable, and potentially far-reaching solutions. The program gives you the opportunity to participate in a community of learners where students, staff, alumni and business partners share and create knowledge on this topic.... [-]

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As a graduate of Accountancy, you can become a Financial Consultant, Auditor or many other positions in the financial world. ... [+]

MSc International Business: Accountancy (full-time)

Interpreting information for better business decisionsCompany decisions, such as how many employees to hire, how many products to make and so on, require financial information. Financial consultants interpret information, enabling resource allocation decisions that are necessary to make decisions and meeting targets. Auditors, on the other hand, check the reliability of that information.

Programme information

Accounting is the backbone of any company; without it, profit, people and products cannot exist. Financial information needs to be gathered, interpreted and checked in order to be able to make business decisions. As a graduate of Accountancy, you can become a Financial Consultant, Auditor or many other positions in the financial world.... [-]

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Accountancy and Controlling is a two year part-time specialization in size. You will acquire knowledge of the major international accounting and management control princi ... [+]

MSc International Business: Accounting and Control (part time)

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Accountancy and Controlling is a two year part-time specialization in size. You will acquire knowledge of the major international accounting and management control principles. The specialization is part of the MSc International Business. Below is a brief indication of the teaching, review, and the weekly study load you can expect within this specialization.

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Accounting is the backbone of any business, without it profit, personnel and products simply do not exist. Financial data must be collected, interpreted and checked to business decisions to be taken. If you opt for Accounting and Controlling, you can go in different positions in the financial world, as financial advisor, accountant, controller, and many others. ... [-]

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Being a Controller means having an overview of a business situation: on the one hand, they understand the accounts; on the other, they have a grasp on the managerial side ... [+]

MSc International Business: Controlling (full-time)

Being a Controller means having an overview of a business situation: on the one hand, they understand the accounts; on the other, they have a grasp on the managerial side of the business. Controllers bridge the gap between management and accounting, which means they make excellent decision makers in businesses.

What will you learn?

Your education will focus on management and internal control, but it will also give you an overview of financial accounting principles. The opportunity to choose electives will allow you to tailor your master’s programme to your own interests.

At the end of the track, you will be able to:... [-]

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The Entrepreneurship and SME Management track is a true exercise in ‘learning by doing’. As well as theory courses, you will take an empirical skills training course... ... [+]

MSc International Business: Entrepreneurship and SME Management

The Entrepreneurship and SME Management track is a true exercise in ‘learning by doing’. As well as theory courses, you will take an empirical skills training course; the latter means that you have the chance to put the former into practice.

Work experience – as part of your studies

As part of the ‘empirical’ nature of the track, you will have the opportunity to gain experience whilst studying in one of two ways:

• Setting up a student company – the skills and expertise of an accountant and a business coach, who has set up several companies, will be available to you• Helping the management team of an existing SME – you will have the opportunity to work with a company in Germany, Belgium or the Netherlands, due to Maastricht’s geographical location. This adds to the internationalism of the track... [-]

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The track covers essential topics such as corporate governance and risk management and introduces you to the investment industry and financial research methods. ... [+]

MSc International Business: Finance

Globalisation means that business is becoming ever more international. And as result so is finance. Today’s corporate managers are faced with a range of financial problems ranging from investment to salary issues that they need to be able to understand and manage. The Finance track will provide you with essential business skills and extensive financial knowledge to be able to operate in this global environment.

What will you learn?

Finance gives you a solid grounding in the financial processes that take place in today’s international businesses. The track covers essential topics such as corporate governance and risk management and introduces you to the investment industry and financial research methods.... [-]

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Information Management and Business Intelligence is designed to teach you how to solve business problems using contemporary IT and decision support systems. ... [+]

MSc International Business: Information Management and Business Intelligence

Information Management and Business Intelligence is designed to teach you how to solve business problems using contemporary IT and decision support systems. In today’s knowledge society, information is an increasingly important business resource, and thanks to new technologies, knowledge can be stored more efficiently and disseminated faster than ever before. Businesses also face the challenge of having to protect their information and adapt to ever-changing technologies.

This specialisation gives you insight into the role information plays in the productivity and competitiveness of today’s companies, and how it can be strategically managed and integrated into business processes. You also gain a thorough grounding in business intelligence and quantitative reasoning, providing you with the tools to make intelligent operational and strategic decisions about the future of your business.... [-]

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By bringing the finance and marketing approaches together, this unique track shows how you can create an environment in which both financial performance and customer valu ... [+]

MSc International Business: Marketing-Finance (full-time)

Finance often focuses on the ‘technical’ pre-conditions for the success of an organisation or financial product and ignores the ‘target’ from a marketing perspective, which focuses on stakeholder needs. By bringing the finance and marketing approaches together, this unique track shows how you can create an environment in which both financial performance and customer value can be integrated.

Outstanding resources

As a student following the Marketing-Finance track, you will benefit from the outstanding academic and teaching resources available at two of Maastricht University’s departments. Through a dynamic mix of theoretical courses and empirical projects, you will explore areas including financial decision-making, product development, relationship marketing and shareholder value.... [-]

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The programme integrates fundamental and cutting-edge knowledge on leadership and management with expertise on learning and change in organisations. ... [+]

MSc International Business: Organisation, Management, Change and Consultancy (full-time)

This programme combines insights from management, organisational behaviour, and psychology. The programme integrates fundamental and cutting-edge knowledge on leadership and management with expertise on learning and change in organisations. The programme sheds light on the actual work of managers and provides answers to the question of how leaders can be effective. This knowledge-intensive programme invites you to rethink and critically reflect upon what we actually know about the organisational change and the creation of learning organisations. Together, this programme sharpens your analytical skills and helps you become an academically trained business professional.... [-]

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The Strategic Marketing track explores a range of marketing components, such as brand management, product development and international marketing. ... [+]

MSc International Business: Strategic Marketing

Consumers have an ever greater amount of choice. This means that marketing needs to be increasingly strategic in order to capture and retain consumer attention and loyalty. The Strategic Marketing track explores a range of marketing components, such as brand management, product development and international marketing. These are all studied from the perspective of how they create value for customers and help build relationships with them. These are essential if companies are to remain competitive.

What will you learn?

This track combines both theoretical and practical learning. This will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of marketing, before moving on to applying what you have learned in a strategic manner. You will explore important aspects of international marketing such as brand recognition and management as well as the psychology and emotional sides of marketing. In other words, you will learn how to build relationships with your clients, so that you can involve them emotionally in your brand or product.... [-]

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The Strategy and Innovation track is founded on the top research conducted at Maastricht University in the fields of innovation and technology. ... [+]

MSc International Business: Strategy and Innovation

In a rapidly changing business environment, an organisation’s strategy and ability to innovate are essential for its future viability and competitiveness. This challenging track, which combines an analytical understanding of the strategic decisions facing today’s companies and the importance of innovation with the practical application of your knowledge through group work and case studies, will prepare you for leading positions in international business.

What will you learn?

This track covers a broad range of topics crucial to a deep understanding of the strategic and innovation decisions international businesses need to make. At the strategic level, you will learn how to conduct a competitive analysis of a company’s market environment, study the advantages of mergers and acquisitions and consider areas such as marketing, logistics and investment. At an innovative level, you will look at the process of innovation and entrepreneurial ventures. You will learn to think critically and creatively about strategic business problems and be able to see them in context within the wider organisation. You will learn to do this without getting lost in the details.... [-]

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The Supply Chain Management track thus devotes a great deal of attention to value creation. This means not only optimisation of purchasing, logistics and marketing proces ... [+]

MSc International Business: Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management covers all aspects of creating customer value in the global competitive economy. This includes new product development, the management and planning of international supply chains and cooperation with other parties in the chain such as suppliers and distributors. You will gain the theoretical, practical and managerial skills to be able to interpret customer wishes and translate these into supply chain improvements that will keep companies competitive.

What will you learn?

Supply Chain Management’s focus on every link in the supply chain will show you how each link is interconnected. Courses such as Purchasing Management, Distribution and Retailing and the unique Supply Chain Metrics course for measuring the value of a supply chain will give you a systems view and the analytical skills to evaluate where processes are weak or could be improved.... [-]

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This specialisation focuses on how financial institutions and organisations can implement sustainability in ways that allow them to reach their strategic goals. ... [+]

MSc International Business: Sustainable Finance

What duty do financial institutions and corporations have to engage in long-term sustainable development? How can they balance this with the wishes of shareholders, when these are focused on the short term? How can benchmarks on the sustainability performance of investments lead to higher returns? And crucially, how can sustainability challenges be turned into competitive advantages? This specialisation focuses on how financial institutions and organisations can implement sustainability in ways that allow them to reach their strategic goals. You take a multidisciplinary approach – management, corporate strategy, accounting, reporting, marketing and more – to issues such as sustainable banking, investing, real estate and microcredit. You consider how the financial market is organised and how, within this mainstream framework, companies can be more sustainable. How can sustainability profitably be achieved today and in the future? Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE) is the world leader in sustainable finance. The Finance Department is internationally recognised for the cutting-edge research it was doing in this field long before it landed on the agenda of America’s Ivy League schools and other European institutions. The department also founded two leading institutes for sustainable finance research: the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) and the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). These institutes collaborate with pension funds, rating agencies, corporations, and regulators to conduct research and develop tools that matter to practitioners. In a nutshell, SBE was the source and remains the hub of this field worldwide. In this... [-]

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Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics

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