Entries by The MaastrichtMBA

Elzette van Zijl: “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 […]

BCP Defense Jaroslav Vlček

On Monday, June 25, Jaroslav Vlček completed the MBA successfully by defending his BCP. The BCP topic of Jaroslav was “How to become a Customer of Choice through Creative Procurement”. His assessors were Boris Blumberg, Nadine Kiratli and Frank Rozemeijer. We would like to congratulate Jaroslav again and wish him all the best for a magnificent future! […]

Introducing our MaastrichtMBA students to Service Science

Innovative thinking is an important part of the MaastrichtMBA program, in particular through the module ‘Sustaining Competitive Advantage’. In this module, UMIO’s Service Science Factory (SSF) provides participants with the necessary mind-set, processes and tools to improve the innovation capacity of their organisation. This is far from a theoretical exercise. Because participants practice service design […]

New and Extended Accreditations for MaastrichtMBA

We’re happy to share the news that the MaastrichtMBA has been granted NVAO accreditation (by the nederlands-vlaamse accreditatieorganisatie). On top of the existing international Triple Crown accreditation of AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, this confirms that UMIO’s MaastrichtMBA is among the best in the world. The NVAO accreditation is an important national quality seal. It also […]