Part of Maastricht University (UM), the School of Business and Economics is among only 1 per cent of business schools worldwide to be Triple Crown accredited (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA) the school has over 4,200 students and 500 staff, 40 per cent of which are from overseas.
The school has 140 exchange partners around the world and welcomes approximately 500 exchange students and sends 700 students abroad each year.
There are seven departments that make up the school: accounting and information; management; economics; educational research and development; finance; marketing and supply chain management; organisation and strategy and quantitative economics.
The school has adopted a Problem-Based Learning approach, emphasising problem solving, group work, and self-directed learning.
Courses are available in English and Dutch or both, part-time and full-time.
Bachelor’s programmes are: econometrics and operations research; economics and business economics and international business.
Among the school’s numerous master’s programmes are: business intelligence and smart services; business research; econometrics and operations research; econometrics; economics and strategy in emerging markets; Euro MBA; executive master of finance and control; executive master of IT governance and assurance; financial economics; fiscal economics; global supply chain management and change; human decision science; information and network economics international business; international executive master of auditing; international executive master of finance and control; learning and development in organisations; public policy and human development; register accountant (MURA) and The Maastricht MBA.
There are also master’s research programmes in business research and economic and financial research, and excellence programmes: master of global business, The International Triangle Programme and Double Degree programmes.
Research activity at the Maastricht school ranges over some fascinating areas and disciplines. Among them are: conflict and cooperation; creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; culture, ethics and leadership; data-driven decision-making; human decisions and policy design; learning and work; sustainable development.