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School of Business and Economics

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (1)



The educational approach of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) revolves around small-scale teaching methods supported by an electronic learning environment, a portfolio of international study programmes and strong incentives for top-quality research.

All degree programmes make use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) with an emphasis on skills development – problem solving, group work and self-directed learning – to prepare students optimally for the European and international knowledge society.


The Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) is SBE’s central authority on academic research and administers SBE’s PhD programmes and research master’s programmes. The graduate school also stimulates research in various ways, provides incentives for new research initiatives, and oversees quality and productivity.


  • If you don’t know where to start looking for a job after graduating, you can turn to UM Career Services, which provides UM alumni with career planning support up to half a year after graduation.
  • Career Services offers support including training and individual guidance as well as Quick Career Advice by a career adviser. 


Student services

The Programme Committee plays a major role in educational quality assurance and improvement within SBE. Consisting of students and academic staff, it is an independent body installed by law to secure the position of the student. 

The Programme Committee is asked by the SBE Board or the Educational Institute (EdIn) for consent on some educational matters like the EER, and can issue advice, solicited or otherwise, on other issues.

Library services

Alumni are cordially welcome to the University Library. The University Library understands the information needs of alumni from Maastricht University (UM). The world of academic information is changing rapidly and the University Library would like to share knowledge about these changes with UM graduates.

Student Life

Sports facilities

UM alumni are entitled to a UM SPORTS membership for the rest of their lives, and can thus make use of the sports facilities at Maastricht University. Continue to join your favourite group class, training or course, stay in shape by working out in the gym or join the UM Cycling or UM Running community.

Student clubs

The SBE Alumni community provides excellent opportunities on behalf of career development, lifelong learning and staying connected with your alma mater.

Maastricht University (UM) organises various social, networking and themed events which can boost your career, will update you about developments within UM but also enables you to stay in touch with fellow alumni and reminisce about your time in Maastricht.

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