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

Eligible programmes

Master in Management

The MSM Master in Management (MM) programme is a 1-year full-time master’s programme 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 the MM programme, 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. In the global context your personal networks and multicultural leadership skills are vital ingredients for career success.

Through the practice-oriented approach, you will be stimulated to optimally use your special talents to solve organizational problems and turn opportunities into business success. During the programme, you will conduct a group project for a company, in which you will work in a team with fellow students on solving an actual problem of a specific company in the region. With your team, you will compete with other teams consisting of fellow students working on the same case for the same company.

As part of the Personal Development Program, you will participate in various workshops to develop the personal and interpersonal skills you need as a manager.

Master in Business Administration

The MSM Master in Business Administration (MBA) is an experience in the essence of organizational leadership and entrepreneurial management in a fast-changing, multi-cultural and global business environment.

Our MBA takes a practice-oriented approach, focusing on putting your newly gained knowledge and skills immediately into the practice of your daily professional and personal life. You will follow interactive lectures, conduct practice-based assignments and enjoy work visits and guest lectures (on-campus MBA programs).

Pursuing an MBA is more than just theory, it is also about developing your soft skills. Throughout the MSM MBA programme you will be challenged to develop skills in the area of intercultural communication, team leadership and collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, self-awareness, resilience and time management.

You will share your MBA experience with fellow students coming from many different countries around the world and with different cultural and professional backgrounds. You will learn from experienced professors coming from and teaching around the globe. This not only adds to your learning experience but also helps to significantly grow your international network.

The MBA is a generalist management programme, but at MSM you can also challenge yourself by choosing from different specializations to fully align your MBA with your career ambitions.

MSM offers its MBA in 3 different formats:

  • Executive
  • Full-time
  • Online MBA

At MSM, we recognise the importance of Career Services, and we have created a special optional Career and Personal Development Track (CPDT) mainly for the Full-time MBA to help our students achieve their goals. The CPDT aims at providing you with the tools necessary to help you find a job upon completion of your MBA degree. Throughout the year, you will train your soft-skills and prepare yourself for a successful career. Personal development training is also integrated in some of the courses of the curriculum

Scholarship details

Scholarships available

Master in Management

2 scholarships per country, for students from:

  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam

Master in Business Administration

2 scholarships per country, for students from:

  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam

Value of the scholarship

Master in Management

Tuition fee: € 9,600 (covers 60% of the tuition fee)

Master in Business Administration

Tuition fee:

  • 1 scholarship of € 19,500 (covers 60% of the tuition fee)
  • 1 scholarship of € 26,000 (covers 80% of the tuition fee)

Duration of scholarship

Master in Management

Entire duration of the studies (12 months)

Master in Business Administration

Entire duration of the studies, meaning:

  • 12 months for the full time MBA
  • 30 months for the Executive MBA
  • 30 months for the Online MBA


Academic requirement

Bachelor’s degree

English level

  • TOEFL iBT minimum score: 88
  • IELTS minimum score: 6.5
  • TOEIC minimum score: 720
  • Previous studies in English

Other diplomas

  • GMAT minimum score: 600
  • GRE minimum score: equivalent to GMAT 600
  • MSM online leveling courses (to be completed prior to the programme and after admission)

Working experience needed?

  • Master in Management: no, working experience is not a requirement.
  • Master in Business Administration: yes, you need at least 3 years of working experience

More information

How to apply

Application deadline

  • 1 June 2022

Documentation to provide

  • Proof that the admission process with the Dutch institution has started.
  • Link to personal introduction video.

Candidates will be asked, during the application process, if they are able to pay the extra expenses that are not included in the Orange Tulip Scholarship (living expenses, health insurance, Visa application fee and remaining tuition fee).

Terms and conditions

By applying for OTS you agree to the Orange Tulip Scholarship terms and conditions.

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