Maastricht School of Management

Maastricht School of Management provides education and research for ethical management, inspiring leadership, innovative entrepreneurship and effective public policy, building on our unique history working together with institutions in emerging economies for better global management. 

Top reasons to study here

  • MSM is recognized by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in the Netherlands as a Dutch-based legal entity for higher education.
  • All degrees for education and research carry prestigious foreign accreditations such as AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP and ATHEA.
  • MSM strives to provide to all its students both in the Netherlands and abroad a quality educational experience.



Maastricht School of Management (MSM) grew out of the Research Institute for Management that was established in Delft in 1952. Today, located in the city of Maastricht, it is an international higher education institution focusing on postgraduate management and incorporated as an independent non-profit foundation.


MSM offers prestigious management degree programs such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), Online MBA and the Master in Management. MSM also offers a wide range of certificate and diploma based short Executive Programs. Each year MSM also offers several Summer School programs and a Research Methods and Skills program. 


Research is an integral part of the mission of MSM. The Research Department, in collaboration with MSM’s administrative staff and in coordination with the International Projects and Consultancies, steers and supports the research of Faculty and students to achieve its mission.


At MSM, we believe that each person’s unique history, talents, skills and dreams should be explored and developed to help each student find a career fit that will ensure that they can be the best version of themselves in their work. Self-development and learning how to have a healthy, sustainable work-life balance is also a strong focus of MSM’s career service philosophy.

Students are provided products and services that will allow them to boost their career and personal advancement.


Student services


Housing services

MSM has listed housing options for you in Maastricht. Check university website for more information.

Library services

The MSM Information Center is a sophisticated multi-functional resource center. Students have access to a wealth of knowledge that can be applied to every aspect of their study. The Information Center features the most advanced online knowledge tools. 

The Information Center specializes in English language literature in the field of management, finance, information technology, operations etc.

ICT services

The Information Center is equipped with 10 multimedia pc‹s with internet access and many software applications. Students can use their laptops to access the MSM computer network. Scanning and printing facilities are also available.

Medical services

According to Dutch law all foreign residents are requested to have adequate health insurance. Everyone coming from outsideEU who studies at MSM will receive a basic medical insurance from MSM for the duration of their study in the Netherlands. 

Students from within EU are expected to arrange their medical insurance themselves. 

Student Life

Campus life

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is located in an office park near the centre of the city of Maastricht and has the necessary physical resources (classrooms and office space) to support the programs. 

The school building was expanded in 1998 to increase the size of the Information Centre (library), to increase the number of offices, and to house a large Conference Hall. The entire school building has wireless internet access and state state-of-the-art facilities.

Student clubs

MSM Student Affairs caters for the non-academic aspects of student life at MSM.

Throughout the year MSM organizes various activities for professional and social networking, such as:

  • International student dinner: prepared by all students on the MSM campus
  • Movie nights
  • Participation in the Entrepreneurship Week in Maastricht
  • PechaKucha night, introducing and performing the PechaKucha presentation format


All our degrees for education and research carry prestigious foreign accreditations such as AMBA, IACBE, ACBSP and ATHEA. These are offered in Maastricht and in selected locations abroad, with reputable partner institutions.

Our MBA programs which are offered in the Netherlands also carry the NVAO accreditation.

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