Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Program Description

MSM’s Online MBA program has been ranked as the 4th best Online MBA program in the world in the CEO Magazine 2019 Global Online MBA rankings.


The MSM Online MBA is accredited by AMBA, ACBSP, IACBE, and NVAO. Maastricht School of Management is institutionally accredited by ATHEA.

The 100% online set-up of the program will save you time and money for traveling abroad. This does not mean that you study in isolation. Through the interactive discussion forum, you can stay connected with your peers and professors to share experiences, pose questions, discuss real business cases and initiate debates. You can also choose the blended option by following the specialization courses on campus in Maastricht in June/July.

Study at a distance but with unlimited opportunities for online networking

Courses are delivered in 8-weeks modules, in an active learning format. To stay focused and to guide you through the program you will fulfill practice-oriented assignments every week. These assignments can consist of different tasks, all related to the topic of the course and can vary per week. Literature reading, debates in the discussion forum on video cases or journal entries, following lecture casts are all elements of the program. Video cases in the discussion forum will initiate the debate with your fellow students while animated videos will introduce you to the weekly topic. Every two weeks you will discuss journal entries that relate to the topic of the course. You follow online presentations by experienced faculty in the lecture casts. The discussion forum is the place where you connect, interact, share experiences and work together with fellow professionals making you part of a diverse and international virtual classroom. You finalize each module with a final assignment/project. To monitor your progress during a course you will reflect on your performance through self-assessment activities. Our international faculty has a large track record in the delivery of online courses and will guide you through the program. Career services are also included in the MSM Online MBA with career services tips, presentations, and webinars.

Choose 100% online or blended

You can follow the MSM Online MBA completely online with no obligations for residential weeks. However if you would prefer to have a face-to-face experience, you can join the specialization courses at MSM in Maastricht. At an additional cost, we could help you to travel to our campus in Maastricht to take the specialization of your choice in a face-to-face classroom setting.

Designed for working professionals preferring online flexibility

The online MBA offers you the flexibility of combining your job responsibilities and/or family obligations with studying an MBA. The format of the program offers you the opportunity to study wherever you want and whenever it suits your schedule. You will have no exams but to keep you focused and on track, you will submit weekly assignments. These assignments are very practice-oriented, focused on current developments in business and immediately applicable to your own organization.

Customize your MBA

To allow you to customize your MBA around your specific study needs and career perspectives, MSM offers a number of specializations:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business and Sustainable Development
  • Accounting and Finance
  • The Digital Economy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Healthcare Management

* some of the industry-focused specializations might be subject to additional fees.

Last updated Dec 2020

About the School

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands with a large worldwide network of students, alumni and partners. MSM is a personal ... Read More

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands with a large worldwide network of students, alumni and partners. MSM is a personally oriented business school offering internationally accredited MBA (full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Online MBA) and Master in Management programs, and short executive courses. Studying in one of MSM’s programs means you will share your study experience with participants from many countries and professional backgrounds. Being part of such a diverse community offers you the opportunity to expand your international network and to learn from fellow participants by exchanging knowledge and experience. Read less