Entries by The MaastrichtMBA

“Aristotle in Business”: A talk with professor dr. Harry Hummels

MAASTRICHT – Harry Hummels is Professor of Ethics, Organisations and Society at Maastricht University and is responsible for one of the MaastrichtMBA’s courses in the Sustainability & Business Ethics educational week. In Utrecht he holds a chair in Social Entrepreneurship, the first of its kind in the Netherlands. He studied Philosophy and Public Administration in […]

United in Diversity – South Africa’s Path

Dr. Boris Blumberg highlights the November 2018 MaastrichtMBA international week in South Africa: In 2001, the term “BRIC” coined the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China as characterized by rapid economic growth. When South Africa joined the club, it became “BRICS” in 2010. Since then, the economic and political development of the five […]

MaastrichtMBA Improves Sustainability Based Ranking

The MaastrichtMBA climbs two places in the 2018 Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking and finds itself positioned in the top-40 in 35th place. The Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking focuses on sustainability and regards social issues as a critical part thereof. The MBA schools are graded on five indicators: institutes and centres, curriculum, […]

Elzette van Zyl: “The MBA is our flagship programme.”

For students and staff alike, a week at The University of Stellenbosch Business School is bound to make an impression that lasts. Being inspired will most certainly help with moving forward towards graduation in the MaastrichtMBA programme. The partnership between the two universities and their business schools isn’t one of chance, as they both hold […]

Lunchtime at the MaastrichtMBA

Learning from your fellow students, a talk between Susanne and Carlos Susanne de Vaal (38) started at the MaastrichtMBA in December 2016, with a highly inspirational Introduction weekend, followed by her first module in February 2017. She’s currently working towards her graduation next year. Her experience in the MaastrichtMBA programme so far, is very helpful […]

MaastrichtMBA alumna Bouwien Janssen joins Maastricht University

Recently, Bouwien Janssen joined Maastricht University as the new Director of Development & Alumni Relations and Director of the University Fund Limburg. Interestingly, Bouwien is an alumna of the MaastrichtMBA, so we had a chat with her about her experiences regarding our MBA. Why did you want to get an MBA? At that point in […]

“I was inspired to see the possibilities within myself”

If there is anyone who almost immediately applied what he learned from our programme, it’s Daan Kroonen (35) from Bocholtz in the Netherlands. He started at the MaastrichtMBA in February 2015 and has changed jobs two times since, until he was convinced to fully utilize his skills. We sat down with him right before his […]

UMIO Congratulates New MaastrichtMBA Graduates

Four times a year the MaastrichtMBA students visit their MBA homebase in Maastricht for an eventful week of courses, exchange and cooperation. It is always an intense and vibrant experience. Once a year the week is extra special, because it concludes with the graduation ceremony of the students who have successfully completed the two-year programme. […]

A Call for General Programmes in Business and Management

Dr. Boris Blumberg describes the Skill Gap Survey, which depicts which skills employers look for in MBA graduates and which skills they find difficult to recruit: The table below reveals the five most and five least important skills employers are looking for as well as the five skills most difficult and least difficult to recruit. Taken […]

Simon de Jong: An Analogy of Basketball and Business

Prof. dr. Simon de Jong is a (Full) Professor in Organizational Behaviour and HRM at the Department of Organization & Strategy. He also acts as the Vice-Chair of the O&S department. Additionally, he serves as an Associate Editor on the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. Before joining Maastricht University, Simon worked as a […]