Maastricht School of Management Romania

AACSB Accredited

About The School

MSM was founded in the Netherlands, its origins dating back to 1952 and has been delivering its EMBA program in Romania since 2010. Maastricht School of Management, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2012, has its roots in the Institute for Management Science at the Technical University in Delft, dating back to 1952. In 1989, the school relocated to the historical city of Maastricht and in 1993 its name changed to the Maastricht School of Management. As a key player in the global education field, MSM is one of the few management schools that systematically combine education, technical assistance and research in its professional services. With more than 2,000 students annually graduating in more than 20 countries, MSM is the largest and most international business school in the Netherlands. MSM offers its Outreach MBA, throughout the world by partnering with respected educational institutions in each local market. Maastricht School of Management Romania was created by some of Romania`s most respected educational leaders of the past decade: Dora Surugiu, Adrian Stanciu and Oliver Olson.

As one of the key global education institutions, we have more than 2000 students graduating each year in more than 20 countries. The variety of our outreach programs is significant for MSM’s international view on business/research - the program is available on three continents (Europe, Asia and Africa). MSM is, thus, the largest and most international business school active in Romania.

Mission statement of Maastricht School of Management Romania:

We recognize in each student the inner spark, we then provide knowledge and reinforce character by bringing the students together with professors and peers who share our values, so in the end the graduates become the change agents our businesses and community need.


This school brings together people who share the same values: integrity, the openness to self-reflect, the constant need to self-develop, respect for society, proactive optimism, and the courage to challenge the status-quo.

We will create Change Agents by delivering a Master of Business Administration (MBA) which is grounded in the following Learning Outcomes:

Meta-Learning Outcomes

  • Holistic Assessment (HA)
  • Personal Responsibility (PR)
  • Leadership Attitude (LA)
  • Systems and Strategic Thinking (SST)
  • Teamwork and Cooperation (TWC)

Course Content Outcomes

  • Business Management (B)
  • Market Development (M)
  • People Development (P)
  • Business Strategy (S)
  • Decision Making in Evolving Markets (E)

Definition of Change Agent

Our success in creating Change Agents will be determined by measuring our students and alumni against the following qualities :

  • Autonomous (PR, LA)
  • Challenges the Status Quo (LA, HA)
  • Having a Change Behavior (PR, LA, P)
  • Ability to Analyze the Environment (HA, SST, E)
  • Able to Understand Differences in different situations (SST, B)
  • Seeking Truth (HA, SST)
  • Have a Vision (HA, SST, LA, S, M)
  • Relentless Pursuit of Goals in the Face of Opposition (S, LA, E)
  • Courage to Act (PR, LA)
  • Engages Others (TWC, P, LA)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Executive MBA Program

Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Romania Bucharest

The 2-year, part-time MSM Romania EMBA program provides state-of-the-art postgraduate education in business administration to mid-career professionals with the aim to advance their knowledge and practice of management and to train them to lead in a dynamic global business environment. [+]

Executive MBA Program The 2-year, part-time MSM Romania EMBA program provides state-of-the-art postgraduate education in business administration to mid-career professionals with the aim to advance their knowledge and practice of management and to train them to lead in a dynamic global business environment. The EMBA is being offered jointly by MSM and the MSM Bucharest Association in a weekend format. The program is facilitated by faculty and staff who have successfully managed and taught in recognized business schools around the world during the previous decade. The degree conferred upon successful participants will be awarded solely by MSM. Business & Public Policy Today’s business leaders in Romania must place an emphasis on the inter-play between business, society, culture and political forces. This interplay has never been more evident than during the current global economic crisis. This course gives the students the tools to deal with all these forces in an ethical and sustainable manner, while still meeting its responsibilities to a business’ stakeholders. Action Learning The classroom of the MBA program is put to the test with actual consulting projects from Romanian companies and multinational companies operating in Romania. The MBA students are supported by a faculty team who will monitor the learning platform and provide guidance, direction, and learning modules as needed during the project. During the final week, participants will engage in work with their teams and will visit their designated client organizations to gather additional information, test assumptions, and gain feedback on preliminary recommendations. The project ends with a final presentation by the teams to the management of the client organizations. Some previous participating companies have been UniCredit Tiriac Bank, WesternUnion, Kraft Foods, Xerox, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ursus Breweries and many others. Finance and Marketing in-depth During this module you will have the chance to dig deeper into one of these subjects that are so crucial to today’s business-person. Either choose a subject which complements your current career or use this as an opportunity to push yourself outside of your comfort zone. If you choose Marketing, you will learn how to better evaluate your customer in the Strategic Marketing course. You will then learn how to sell the product to those customers that you have target in the Sales Management course. Should you choose Finance, you will learn how to better evaluate the details of your own company, a potential acquisition or a company in which you might want to invest in the Financial Statement Analysis course. Then after you have completed the analysis, you will get the tools that you will need in order to actually invest in the Investments & Capital Markets course. Program Design Our EMBA program is designed to stimulate creative management thinking and to meet the needs of candidates looking to improve on the theoretical underpinnings and training required to apply management knowledge into practice. Candidates are trained in an international, multicultural and multi-disciplinary setting preparing them to successfully operate in the global business environment. The EMBA Program can be completed in approximately 22 months. Lectures and classes are conveniently paced and are conducted on alternating weekends with an extended winter and summer break (the exact schedule can be found at our website). This way, participants are away from their jobs for only a minimum period of time. The program consists of four segments, starting with a Foundation segment, providing a solid knowledge base in each of the major management disciplines. The following Core segment offers courses with a broader focus. These are more integrated and often multidisciplinary in nature. The Specialization segment contains a set of courses which give you the choice to gain more specialized knowledge in the fields of Marketing or Finance. This segment also includes an Action Learning project in which you will tackle a ‘live’ business issue with a Romanian company. The program is completed by the writing of a Master Thesis in the Performance segment, based on a current business research project of your choice. Teaching Methodology Our aim is to teach concepts and theories of management, stimulate critical thinking and transform management problems into opportunities from a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective. The general approach includes lectures, problem based learning exercises, case study analyses, student participation, seminars, discussions and independent study. The majority of the courses taught include case studies to simulate decision-making. Case studies provide a vehicle for identifying problems, analyzing them, deriving solutions and considering how to implement them. Working efficiently and effectively in multicultural groups is emphasized in the EMBA program through an approach of group-study. This is considered an invaluable skill for managers. The use of group study enables participants to benefit from the experiences of others. Group members are selected at random in order to maximize the learning opportunity in an environment that fosters collaboration with fellow members from different cultures and work environments. Needless to say, a program that is being taught by faculty from a variety of countries provides excellent chances of enhancing your intercultural communication skills. Executive MBA Graduates The candidates admitted to our EMBA program are mid-career executives, the self-employed, and the expert consultants in general management who have full-time job responsibilities, and therefore cannot afford to attend classes on a full-time basis. Surveys have shown that our EMBA graduates return to their respective organizations with promising career prospects and greater confidence. The majority of our alumni assumed new responsibilities with increased opportunities for advancement, while others utilized the additional skills to take on new professional challenges or career changes. Romanian Advisory Board The mission of MSM Romania’s Advisory Board is to provide external perspective and review as well as advocacy and support for the school’s programs, strategic direction, and overall objectives. Current members of the advisory board include Steven van Groningen (Raiffeisen Bank Romania), Misu Negritoiu (ING Bank Romania), Peter de Ruiter(PWC Romania) and Sandra Pralong (former President, Fundatia Soros Romania), among others. Distinctive competencies of the MSM / MSM Romania MBA Outstanding reputation in management education Continuing legacy of faculty and staff of Romania’s top-ranked MBA program Globally networked knowledge community 22-month, weekend program All studies take place in Bucharest You have the choice to study at the campuses in the Netherlands, China, Egypt or Peru. Interaction with high-level Romanian executives and entrepreneurs Combine your professional career with MBA study Excellent national and international faculty State-of-the-art MBA curriculum with specific flavors of your country Apply the knowledge and skills acquired from MBA class immediately to your daily work Build global academic and business networks through your MBA class and the MSM global alumni network Gain access to a vast Romanian and global alumni network Admission Requirements and Procedure The main prerequisite for admission to the MSM Romania EMBA Program is a sound academic background. Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or its academic equivalent from a recognized university, with preferably a foundation in economics and management. Proficiency in English is absolutely essential to complete the EMBA Program. Applicants, whose previous education has been in a language other than English, must submit evidence of proficiency in the English language. Minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score: 570 paper based TOEFL, 230 computer based, 88 internet based or minimum IELTS score of 6.5. A GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of at least 500 is the desirable prerequisite for enrolment. Five or more years of managerial experience are required. A Statement of Motivation as well as two Letters of Recommendation. Please be complete and precise when filling in the application form. Only complete applications will be accepted. Applications should be submitted at least 6 weeks before the start of the program. Please refer to the website or for program starting dates and up-to-date admissions criteria. There will be a an admissions interview once the application is complete. Maastricht School of Management Romania reserves the right to withdraw, add or change a specialization course or to change the title of a course due to evolving market trends. Candidates are admitted on a competitive basis. On the application form you will find a list of additional requirements. These must be sent together with your application form to: MSM Romania Admissions Office Putul lui Zamfir, nr. 36 011684 Bucharest Romania [-]

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Maastricht School of Management Romania
Strada Putul lui Zamfir no.36

Bucharest, 011684 RO
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