Maastricht University

Country Netherlands
City Maastricht (population 120,000)
Accreditations AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS
Key Rankings
  • 2012 Financial Times ranking of European Business Schools: #61
  • 2012 Financial Times ranking of Masters in Management programs: #33
Program Duration 16 months
Year Launched 2008
Language English
Degrees Earned
  • Master of Science in International Business (Maastricht)
  • Master in International Business (Queen’s)
Admission Requirement Bachelor’s degree in Business from accredited university
Key Features
  • Although the degree earned at Maastricht University is in International Business, Candidates may specialize in one of the following areas:
    • Accounting
    • Business intelligence
    • Controlling
    • Finance
    • Information management
    • Marketing-Finance
    • Strategic marketing
    • Strategy and innovation
    • Supply chain management
  • Research-oriented thesis (Maastricht - Year 2)
First Year


Fall Term (September - December)
  • Core and elective courses
  • Formation of student learning teams

Maastricht SBE

Spring Term (January - June)
  • Three elective courses
  • One compulsory research course
  • Skills training course
  • Continued development of Queen’s team-based research project


Summer Term (July - August)
Completion of team-based consulting project (completed remotely)
Second Year


Fall Term (September - December)
Research-oriented thesis