Euro*MBA and the success of international academic diversity

Stuart Dixon, Euro*MBA director 

In a special report on business education and online learning, The Financial Times has focused on the Euro*MBA programme (read the full article here). Euro*MBA is an initiative of a consortium of six business schools and celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

A truly European programme for internationally oriented professionals

Stuart Dixon, director of the Euro*MBA, says: “The Euro*MBA programme is an international executive MBA and brings together students from all over the world, providing them an opportunity to learn about different cultures. The programme is run by Audencia Nantes Ecole de Management (France); EADA (Spain); HHL-Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany); IAE Aix Graduate School of Management (France); Kozminsky University (Poland) and Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (the Netherlands). The interaction is facilitated through e-learning and face-to-face sessions – the ideal set-up for professionals who often need to combine the two-year programme with a full-time job and a family life.”

The power of exposure to the specialisms of six academic top institutions

Started in 1996, the programme has proven its value. Dixon: “Not only do participants get to build a valuable network of international executive business relations, the programme also allows them to experience different business cultures while working together with their peers. Moreover, the six residential weeks spread over the programme, provide the students with the very best of each of the six Euro*MBA partners. On top of that, the programme’s flexibility, high quality theoretical and practical training and innovative work processes have been much appreciated.”

Maastricht University School of Business and Economics is proud to see that the Euro*MBA programme has been in the news quite a bit lately.

In 2010 the programme was rated as the joint third distance learning MBA programme in The Economist, alongside top US school, Thunderbird and just trailing behind leading European school, Istituto de Impressa.

And in March 2011, The Financial Times dedicated a second article on online learning to the programme (also featuring it in the FT’s top 40 online MBA programmes).

Besides on the website it was also ranked second in the Top 10 Best Online MBAs under $50,000 recently.


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