Keuzegids 2014: 14 UM master’s programmes in first place

Keuzegids 2014

Fourteen UM master’s programmes came in first place in the 2014 Keuzegids Masters, which was published on 17 February 2014. A total of 28 programmes ranked in the top three. The Higher Education Information Centre (CHOI) have identified two master’s as top-ranking programmes in the Netherlands: Management of Learning (82 points) and Information and Network Economics (76 points). 

First place was reserved for the following programmes: Management of Learning; European Public Affairs; European Studies; Public Policy and Human Development; Forensic Psychology; Economic Studies; Information and Network Economics; Financial Economics; Econometrics and Operations Research; Mental Health; Arts-Klinisch Onderzoeker (Physician-Clinical Investigator); Health Sciences; European Public Health and Artificial Intelligence.

Maastricht University is performing better every year in the Keuzegids: this year, 14 of the 41 UM programmes under assessment received a first place ranking. This compared to 8 of 34 in 2013 and 6 of 34 in 2012.

The following programmes were assessed by the Keuzegids for the first time this year: Master of European Studies on Society, Science & Technology; Sustainability Science & Policy; Information & Network Economics; Globalisation & Development Studies; Healthcare Policy, Innovation & Management; Health Education & Promotion; Biomedical Sciences and Human Movement Sciences/Biology of Human Performance.

SBE in the Keuzegids

Five SBE programmes received the top ranking in the 2014 Keuzegids Masters:
#1 Management of Learning
#1 Information and Network Economics
#1 Economics
#1 Financial Economics
#1 Econometrics and Operations Research

SBE’s master’s programmes in International Business and Global Supply Chain Management and Change were respectively ranked second and third.

About the Keuzegids

The 2014 Keuzegids Masters ranks higher education programmes based on student evaluations and academic accreditations. This critical assessment and comparison draws on the following four sources:

  • Academic success based on national education statistics (20%)
  • Weekly contact hours, as estimated by students in the National Student Survey (10%)
  • Student evaluations from the National Student Survey (60%)
  • Expert evaluations based on programme accreditations from the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) (10%)

The Keuzegids Masters is published by the Higher Education Information Centre (CHOI) in Leiden and is available in stores and online at

Source: Maastricht University, 17 February 2014

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