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Global Flex Online MBA Maastricht School of Management
Whether you want to take your current career to the next level, pursue a new career or to start your own business, the MSM Global Flex Online MBA will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to reshape your future.
The MSM Global Flex Online MBA programme will sharpen your business knowledge, develop your leadership and personal skills, broaden your horizon and challenge you to come out of your comfort zone.
The MSM Global Flex Online MBA offers you the flexibility of an online MBA with the experience of an on-campus MBA. Our virtual learning environment has been designed to optimally support you during your MBA journey. It provides you with your learning materials, multimedia and self-assessment options, enabling you to personalise your study experience.
Flexible and interactive learning experience
The MSM Global Flex Online MBA has been designed with the needs of working professionals in mind. The structure of the part-time programme allows you to balance the pressures of work with study. With the option to follow the programme completely online, you save time and money for travelling abroad.
Joining our flexible online MBA does not mean that you study in isolation. In the MSM Global Flex Online MBA, you will be part of a highly interactive learning experience. You can enjoy real-time virtual classroom sessions, where you can interact with and learn from like-minded professionals and experienced faculty. In this way, you benefit from the flexibility of an online MBA with the experience of an on-campus MBA.
Choose from two online tracks
To offer you maximum flexibility you can choose from two tracks, the 100% live online track or the flexible mix track.
- 100% live online track
In the 100% live online track, you can benefit from the full virtual classroom experience throughout the programme. Choosing this track, means all live Zoom-based sessions are compulsory to attend. In case you cannot attend a session due to circumstances, you have to inform your instructor upfront.
- Flexible mix track
In the flexible mix track, you combine live online courses with self-paced online courses. This track offers you more flexibility to study courses in your own time. In this track you follow a number of compulsory courses in real-time alternated with self-paced learning of the other courses.
All live Zoom-based classes in both tracks take place every week on Mondays and Thursdays from 7 – 9 pm CE(S)T and offer you an excellent opportunity to receive guidance from academic and professional experts.
Add an on-campus experience - Blended Learning
Do you want to include an on-campus face-to-face component in the programme? You have the option to join the two-week MBA expertise track at the MSM campus in Maastricht, no matter which online track you choose. The travel, living and accommodation cost for joining the expertise track courses at the MSM campus in Maastricht, are at your own expense.
Get the most of your online learning journey
The user-friendly MSM online learning environment has been designed to optimally support you during your MBA journey. It contains all the resources you need. With only a few clicks, you can view videos, access reading materials, conduct assessments and join the discussion board.
For each course, you will get an introduction about the topics that will be covered, find the learning objectives, get tips and guidelines on how to study the course, and find all the learning materials you need during the course. You can conduct optional self-assessments to test your knowledge and measure your progress.
The MSM online environment is the place where you engage in class discussions, participate in simulation games, take part in real-time group work and get guidance from academic and professional experts.
24/7 access: You can access the online platform whenever and wherever you want, from any device you choose, in your preferred browser or through the app. All you need is an internet connection. Many of the online study materials are downloadable to enable you to work offline when needed.
Learn from diversity
The live virtual classes consist of interactive lectures and real-time group assignments. You will share your learning experience with professionals coming from different countries, cultures, job backgrounds and industries. Working and learning together with these experienced professionals will help you gain perspective on how things are done in different industries, at different levels and within different cultures, providing you with valuable new insights
Apart from creating an inspiring learning environment, it allows you to increase your international network and to develop your managerial skills.
Benefit from immediate results
The practice-oriented approach in the MSM Global Flex Online MBA enables you to apply the newly gained knowledge and skills directly to the daily practice of your organisation. Usually for each course, you complete both group and individual assignments focusing on actual problems of an organisation, which you can apply to your own organisation. This not only helps you to put your knowledge into practice, your company benefits from your knowledge right from the first course. The final MBA project will be either an academic research project, a business consulting project or a business plan, which you can completely dedicate to your organisation. In this way, you actively contribute to improving the performance of your company.
The final MBA project will be either an academic research project, a business consulting project or a business plan, which you can completely dedicate to your organisation. In this way, you actively contribute to improving the performance of your company.
Develop in-demand skills
Pursuing our MBA is more than just gaining knowledge and applying theories, it is also about developing your Soft Skills (sometimes referred to as ‘Complex Skills’). Throughout the MSM Global Flex Online MBA, you will be challenged to develop skills in the area of intercultural communication, virtual team leadership and collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, self-awareness, resilience and time management. Moreover, with MSM’s MBA you will not only get the knowledge, tools and skills to manage effectively, but you will also gain a deeper understanding of how to manage responsibly. MSM is committed to high ethical standards in business and strongly promotes corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. We adhere to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
Customise your Global Flex Online MBA
The MBA is a generalist management programme, but at MSM you can also challenge yourself by choosing from different expertise tracks to fully align your MBA with your career ambitions or to develop yourself in a completely new area.
The 70 ECTS* part-time Global Flex Online MBA programme consists of eight modular online lecture sessions and the completion of a final project, being either an academic research paper, business consultancy project or business plan.
|Accounting for Managers||84||3|
|Marketing in a Global Context||84||3|
|Global Supply Chain Management||84||3|
|Economics for Managers||84||3|
|Global Corporate Strategy||84||3|
|Leadership & Organisational Behavior||84||3|
|Managing Cultural Diversity||84||3|
|Corporate Responsibility and Ethics||84||3|
|Expertise Track***||Expertise Track course 1||84||3|
|Expertise Track course 2||84||3|
|Expertise Track course 3||84||3|
|Expertise Track course 4||84||3|
|Final Paper||Academic Research Paper / Business Consultancy Project / Business Plan, including presentation||448||16|
|Total||1960 Hours||70 ECTS|
Please note that courses may occur in a different order.
* The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centered system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme.
** 1 ECTS corresponds with 28 hours of study (includes both face-to-face and self-study
*** Choose the available MBA online expertise track or one of the on-campus expertise tracks at MSM.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
MSM offers different partial scholarships up to a maximum of 40% of the tuition fee, excluding the Academic Excellence Scholarship and Women Ambassadorship Scholarship. Please contact us for funding possibilities. Additionally, we can help you with the right arguments to discuss potential funding with your employer.