Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

Master in Management (MM)

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Are you an ambitious graduate or young professional who aims for a successful career in top management?

The MSM Master in Management (MM) program is a one-year full-time master’s program for recent graduates and young professionals with the ambition to manage people and processes with success in any organization, country or context.

Our MM provides you with a first necessary step to fast-forward your career to higher levels by providing you with a solid foundation in the practice and theory of management in a fast-changing global world. During this course you will be provided with the opportunity to understand how to steer your organization to high performance in a diverse and multicultural international business context. You will learn from experienced faculty, international companies and fellow participants from different cultural, business and study backgrounds.

The MSM Master in Management will ultimately challenge you to develop your own unique approach to management that inspires.

Why should you follow the MSM Master in Management?

Connect theory to the real world of business
During various stages in the program you will learn how to develop your own approach to solve organizational problems and turn opportunities into business success.

Together with a team of fellow students you will work on a group company project, solving a real-life problem of a company in the region. With your team you will compete with other teams consisting of fellow students, working on the same case, to provide the best solution for the company.

At the individual course level, you will conduct group and individual assignments where you will actively demonstrate your newly acquired knowledge and skills.

You will finalize your Master’s program with an integrative assignment in the form of an academic research paper with a focus on theoretical management, or real-life issues for a company.

The Master in Management degree is aimed to be a trampoline-year to the business world, by simulating this in as many ways as possible, while at the same time, still providing you with a solid, interesting and unique education

Develop yourself into an effective and responsible manager
Our MM program is people-focused: organizations are created and exist by people for people. Through the Personal Development Program you will develop the personal and interpersonal skills you need as a manager. Additionally you will gain a deeper understanding of how organizations that are responsibly managed adopt and adhere to ethical standards. In this regard you will study what works and what does not in sustainable business and sustainable development. We subscribe to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Therefore social responsibility, business ethics and sustainability issues are a common theme throughout the program.

Learn and network through diversity
You will develop your management skills in a truly international and multicultural classroom with fellow participants from all over the world. Not only will they represent various cultural backgrounds, but they will also come from different business sectors, study backgrounds and different personal networks. In the global context your personal networks and multicultural leadership skills are vital ingredients for career success.


Several scholarships are available for the Master in Management program. Visit the program page for more information on scholarships here.

Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsNo academic background in business or economics required

Bachelor's diploma or statement of expected date of graduation

Tuition Fees

Please have a look at the scholarship opportunities on the program page.

Full Tuition Fee: € 16,000
Application Fee (non refundable): € 95

Length1 year
Application Deadline

Deadlines for the September intake:

  • Deadline for non EU-residents: 15th July
  • Deadline for EU residents: 20th September
Application Procedure

Phase 1

Upload the following documents to MSM’s online application portal:

  • Diploma or statement expected date of graduation*
    • If it is not in English, Dutch, French or German, please also provide a translation in English, Dutch, French or German. A copy is sufficient for first evaluation.
  • Transcripts A copy of your (temporary) list of grades.
    • If it is not in English, Dutch, French or German, please provide a translation in English, Dutch, French or German.
    • If your list is temporary, please also submit a list of courses you still have to take to complete your program.

• Personal résumé / CV
• Letter of recommendation (a reference request can be sent directly via our application portal)
• A letter of motivation (click here for instructions)
• Proof of English proficiency: non-native English speaking candidates and candidates whose previous education has been in a different language than English must submit evidence of
English proficiency by achieving the following minimum scores:
TOEFL scores: (Test of English as Foreign Language)

  • 88 for the internet based test
  • 230 computer based test
  • 570 paper based test
  • 570 institutional TOEFL (paper based at a certified test administration site)
  • IELTS score (International English Language Testing System):
  • 6.5 minimum, with no section below 5.5 on the Academic test
  • TOEIC score (Test of English for International Communication):
  • 720, provided applicant has passed both “Speaking & Writing” and “Listening & Reading”
  • Pearson PTE Academic test of English – minimum score 59
  • Cambridge CPE English Proficiency test – C
  • Cambridge CAE English Advanced test – B
  • Applicants from countries where the official language is English, or who have studied in
  • countries where English is the official language, are exempted from this requirement.
  • Copy of your passport or your EU identity card (valid on the start date of your program)
  • Only complete applications will be reviewed. As stated above, diplomas and transcripts can be submitted in English, Dutch, French or German, preferred language is English. Other documents should be in English.

*If you cannot obtain the required certified documents before the start of your study program, you can also send us a certified statement by post from your school/institution, in which it is stated that you have fulfilled all the requirements of your diploma and mentioning the results obtained, and that only the issuing of the official document is pending. You must have completed your bachelor’s before 15 January 2017.

Also send the certified copy of your diploma and sealed transcripts by regular mail to:
Maastricht School of Management
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 1203
6201 BE Maastricht
The Netherlands

As soon as we have received your online application we will provide you with the details on how to submit the required documents and the non-refundable application fee of € 75.
Applications are processed immediately upon receipt. However, please note that the deadline for applications is 1 July (for non-EU residents) and 1 August (for EU residents) of the respective year in which you wish to enroll. Each application will be processed on an individual basis. The Graduate Admissions Board will make a decision based on the candidate’s prior academic performance, work experience and overall achievements and goals. We will inform you of the Admissions Board’s decision as soon as possible.

MSM reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission if candidates fail to satisfy all requirements or if it is determined that admission was obtained through the use of falsified, altered or embellished information.

Phase 2

Interview by an MSM faculty or staff member, or an MSM alumnus. This interview will give the applicant a chance to highlight any motivation or skills beyond the CV and letter of motivation. It will also give MSM a chance to learn more about individual motivations for joining the Master in Management.

Phase 3

After payment of 1st installment and prior to the start of the MM program four, online leveling courses (Accounting, Finance, Statistics and Economics) are required to be satisfactorily completed. Alternatively, if you have completed the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) with a score of 600 or higher (or a GRE with an equivalent score), the leveling courses are waived.