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Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA

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

Typical Offer: 

A Bachelors degree, three years of relevant experience and completion of the online leveling courses is required. Please view the Entry Requirements section below.


Download the course brochure or please email to apply.

“I was craving intellectual input and new network opportunities. This initial motivation has been more than fulfilled with the MSM Executive MBA, where state of art education meets class participants from a variety of industries and lecturers with highly proven track records.  It has been a very vivid and very inspiring journey in great company”
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The Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA is a triple internationally accredited (AMBAIACBE 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.


Why should you choose the Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA?

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"The MSM Executive MBA, where state of art education meets class participants from a variety of industries and lecturers with highly proven track records".

"The high profile study is a challenge and together with other participants you can work on an interesting program organized by the MSM and their many partners"

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Course modules

The next intake for this programme is January 2018. You can find out more about the programme in the programme brochure

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. 

Understanding Finance • Finance
• Accounting for Managers
Developing a Business Plan • Entrepreneurship
• Project management
Business Research Tools • Research Methods
• Decision-Making Tools
Creating Value • Marketing in a Global Context
• Global Supply Chain Management
Strategic Orientation • Economics for Managers
• Global Corporate Strategy
Changing World • Change Management
• Leadership & Organisation Behaviour
Global Responsibility • Managing Cultural Diversity
• Corporate Responsibility and Ethics
Specialisation • International Business Strategy in Boston, US
• Any MSM specialisation on offer (please contact for more information)
Research Project / Thesis • Including presentation 16

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
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Healthcare management
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Energy management
  • International business strategy
  • International HR management


Career opportunities

"The Financial Times Executive MBA rankings shows graduates as increasing their earnings by between 30% to 80%"

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. 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

The tuition fee for the programme is 28,500 Euros. Fees can be paid in full upfront, or there is an option to pay by instalments (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). 

A limited number of scholarships are available for 2018 entry - please contact us for further details at

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.

The fee includes:

  • tuition
  • study materials
  • examinations and test fees
  • residential accommodation in Maastricht and Boston during study trips

The fee excludes:

  • travel to Maastricht and Boston
  • travel and health insurance
  • meals
  • books
  • additional fees incurred for repeating courses, deferment of a course and/or deferment of the Master Thesis

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 different 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. 

    To apply for this course please email for an application form.