Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA

Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA

Program Description

Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA

Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA

The Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA is triple internationally accredited (AMBA, IACBE and ACBSP) management degree offered in partnership with the Suffolk Business School and the Maastricht School of Management. This partnership of one the oldest business schools in the Netherlands and one of the youngest institutions in the United Kingdom has resulted in the development of a unique MBA that combines solid business tradition and international accreditation with entrepreneurial energy and opportunity. The programme is delivered entirely in English.

At the end of the 24-month programme you will earn the prestigious title of MBA – an internationally accredited qualification, awarded by Maastricht School of Management. The Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA is a demanding but exhilarating part-time programme that will equip you with the management and leadership skills that will boost your career in the global knowledge economy. It puts a premium on creative leadership and innovation, and offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in three dynamic regions where technological innovation, creative industries, cultural heritage and logistics and supply chains are setting the pace for global business trends.

The 70 ECTS programme can be completed over a two-year period through eight modular lecturer sessions and completion of a thesis.

Why should you choose the Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA?

  • Available to Managers and those wishing to seriously progress their careers in Senior and Executive Management.
  • Tripe international accreditation (AMBA, IAECB and ACBSP)
  • A truly multi-national programme,in the UK, EU and USA
  • Flexible part-time modular design with only four teaching weeks per year
  • A diverse and global community to network with
  • Practice-oriented programme
  • Free Executive MBA Mini Masterclass sessions for those wishing to find out more about the programme. If you are interested in attending please email Laura Messer

Multiple internationally accredited and recognised


The Executive MBA programmes is internationally accredited AMBA, IAECB and ACBSP. Only a select few business schools enjoy these. For instance, only 2% of business schools have the coveted AMBA accreditation. MSM's MBA is ranked #2 in the Netherlands and #11 in Europe, according Eduniversal's 2015 Best Masters ranking and draws on MSM's more than 60-year experience in management and business education. MSM was a finalist for the 2014 Association of MBAs innovation award.

A truly multi-national programme in three dynamic regions
Classes generally take place at the modern University of Suffolk campus located along the Ipswich Waterfront in England, and are offered by the international Faculty of MSM and University of Suffolk. You also attend courses in the historic city of Maastricht in The Netherlands and at the Suffolk University campus in the heart of Boston, US. With these three locations bringing together some of the most exciting developments in creative industries and in sectors like Energy, Healthcare, Communication, Biotech and Insurance , you will be challenged to develop your management and leadership skills to flourish in the competitive and connected global society.

Flexible part-time modular design
The design of the part-time Executive MBA programme enables you to balance the pressures of work with study. To be completed in 24 months, the programme includes conveniently paced lectures and classes conducted through a number of spread-out modules, minimising the time that you need to spend away from work. Each module consists of eight full-time days (including weekends) consisting of lectures and course related field trips.

A diverse and global community to network with
MSM is one of the most international business schools in the Netherlands with a large network of students, alumni and partners across the globe. Its management programmes and activities attract participants from many countries, professional backgrounds and areas of interest, offering you the opportunity to significantly expand your international network. Throughout its rich history of global management education, MSM build a network of thousands alumni around the world working in high level positions in business, academia and government, offering access to markets with high growth potential.

A practice-oriented programme
The Executive MBA takes a practice-oriented approach focusing on putting the acquired theoretical knowledge into your daily practice. During the programme this is facilitated through course related field trips and guest lectures by experts. Each eight-day module consists of lectures, case studies, and includes field trips and guest speakers with a direct link to the course topic. Various companies in Suffolk, the Meuse-Rhine EU-Region and Boston will complement the academic content of the course with practical case studies.

Course modules

The next intake for this course is January 2017.

The Maastricht Suffolk Executive MBA programme is designed for busy professionals. Across 24 months there are eight weeks of teaching (four per year) in one week blocks at either the Ipswich or Maastricht campus with an option for one week in Boston (US).

The 70 ECTS programme can be completed over a two-year period through eight modular lecturer sessions and completion of a thesis.

PHASE COURSES ECTS
Understanding Finance
  • Finance
  • Accounting for Managers
3
3
Developing a Business Plan
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project management
3
3
Business Research Tools
  • Research Methods
  • Decision-Making Tools
3
3
Creating Value
  • Marketing in a Global Context
  • Global Supply Chain Management
3
3
Strategic Orientation
  • Economics for Managers
  • Global Corporate Strategy
3
3
Changing World
  • Change Management
  • Leadership & Organization Behaviour
3
3
Global Responsibility
  • Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Corporate Responsibility and Ethics
3
3
Specialisation International Business Strategy in Boston, US
Healthcare Management in Maastricht
Any MSM specialisation on offer (please contact
l.messer@uos.ac.uk for more info)
Research Project/Thesis
  • Including presentation
16
Specialisations



During the courses of the Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA participants are introduced to the foundation and core of management science. While it is applied to the key business areas in the UK and the EU-Region, through case studies, readings, discussions, guest lectures and dissection of mutual experiences, the content is general enough to be applicable and transferrable also to other industries.

In the Specialisation Phase of the programme participants are thoroughly immersed in understanding the key elements of important dimensions of modern business. Possible specialisation options are:

  • International business and sustainable development
<li> Entrepreneurship and Innovation</li> <li> Healthcare management</li> <li> Logistics and supply chain management</li> <li> Energy management</li> <li> International business strategy</li> <li> International HR management</li>

Career opportunities

The Maastricht Suffolk Executive MBA is designed for Managers and for those wishing to seriously progress their career in Senior and Executive Management. In general, an Executive MBA is recognised as bringing participants greater salary, career advancement and entrepreneurial skills (The Financial Times Executive MBA rankings shows graduates as increasing their earnings for example between 30% to 80%). Pursuing it will enable you to recognise and capitalise on opportunities in your own organisation and across your chosen industry. Maintaining the links you experienced as part of your Executive MBA learning will give you an enhanced business network once you have completed the programme, and with the Maastricht Suffolk Executive MBA this will extend to European and International networks as well as UK ones.

Fees and finance

This cost for this programme is 28,500 Euros. There is an option to pay by instalments as follows; 30% to be paid on enrolment, 50% to be paid six months after course start date, 20% to be paid 16 months after course start date. We are also currently scoping potential scholarships and if you have any queries about these please contact Laura Messer.

University of Suffolk graduates are eligible for a discount on this course. Students who graduated before 2007 receive a 10% discount on postgraduate studies, those who graduated after 2007 get a 20% discount and those who are a graduate and sign up to a course before July 1 get an extra 5% discount

Entry requirements

  • Minimum Bachelors degree from a recognised university.
  • Complete four online levelling courses (contact Admissions Office for more details), or a GMAT of 600or higher OR a GRE of 600 or higher.
  • Three or more years of relevant working experience, obtained after your Bachelors degree.
  • Non-native speaking candidates and candidates whose previous education has been in a diff erent language than English must submit evidence of English proficiency. Minimum TOEFL score: 88 internet-based test or 570 paper-based test OR IELTS score of 6.5 academic test.
  • Tier 4 international students are not able to register on this course however we welcome interest from international students not wishing to apply for Tier 4.

Duration

24 Months. Four weeks of teaching in total per year at Ipswich (UK) and Maastricht (NL) with a one week option in Boston (US).

Miscellaneous

To attend one of the events below please email Laura Messer

  • Thursday 24 November, 11:45am – 1:45pm Dr Tom Vine Growing Pains? Strategies for initiating and managing the growth of your business. Innovation Martlesham, Adastral Park, Ipswich (organised by Innovation Martlesham)
  • Thursday 24 November, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Dr Tom Vine What value does Business Analysis bring? University of Suffolk Waterfront Building, Ipswich.
  • Wednesday 7 December, 8:30am – 10am Dr Tom Vine Leadership in an Uncertain World University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds (organised by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce)
  • Friday 9 December, 8:30am – 10am Dr Tom Vine Leadership in an Uncertain World Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Ipswich (organised by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce)
  • Monday 12 December between 10am - 12pm Tour of faciltiies and question and answer session for anyone interested in the Maastricht Suffolk Executive MBA with the Vice Chancellor and Course Leader, Waterfront Building Ipswich
  • Wednesday 14 December 6:00pm – 7:30pm we are delighted to welcome Terry Hunt, Editor of the East Anglian Daily Times who will be speaking on Media: Change for a successful future, Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre, University of Suffolk, Ipswich
  • Thursday 15 December, 8:30am – 10am Dr Tom Vine Leadership in an Uncertain World Orbis Energy Centre, Lowestoft (organised by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce)
  • Tuesday 20 December between10am - 12pm Tour of faciltiies and question and answer session for anyone interested in the Maastricht Suffolk Executive MBA with the Vice Chancellor and Course Leader, Waterfront Building Ipswich
  • Wednesday 21 December between 10am - 12pm Tour of faciltiies and question and answer session for anyone interested in the Maastricht Suffolk Executive MBA with the Vice Chancellor and Course Leader, Waterfront Building Ipswich
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2018
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24 months
Part time
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28,500 EUR
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Netherlands - Maastricht
Start date: Jan. 2018
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Jan. 2018
Netherlands - Maastricht
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There is an option to pay by instalments