Later this month, 38 executives from the MaastrichtMBA are going to Cape Town, South Africa, for a one-week learning episode on a bundle of intriguing topics in the context of doing business in an emerging market. Students will be following lectures on the local campus, visit local SMEs as well as international organisations, meet local entrepreneurs and engage in an intriguing social innovation project.
The international immersion – this time in Cape Town – is a fixed part of the MaastrichtMBA curriculum and is reported as a signature component by many of our MBA alumni. This week’s programme is co-developed and hosted by the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB); one of our highly respected and highly qualified learning partners that – like us – holds the Triple Crown accreditation by AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA.
Going to the University of Stellenbosch Business School is a deliberate choice in terms of location as well as quality. With the international-oriented curriculum of the MaastrichtMBA, we specifically aim at taking participants to an emerging market and high-potential economy; one of the so-called BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). We always carefully select our local partner to safeguard the academic quality of our Triple Crowned MBA programme. In the past, this selection policy also brought us to places like Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil, and theIndian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) in Bangalore, India.