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€10,000 Inaugural Scholarships available for the Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA


The University of Suffolk is delighted to announce that scholarships of up to €10,000 are available for the Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA for students starting in Spring 2017. Students on the Maastricht Suffolk Executive MBA are benefiting from our innovative collaboration between the Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Suffolk Business School (SBS) which brings together the experience of one of the world’s oldest business schools with the newest University in the UK. The Executive MBA is delivered across three international centres: in addition to Ipswich and Maastricht, you will also be given the option to work on a live consultancy project in Boston. This gives the programme a truly international flavour and provides students with an impressive basis for top level strategic planning. Beyond this, the MSM partnership extends to twenty different countries around the world and upon graduation the student becomes part of this active and global alumni network. All our graduates are close to their market, wherever in the world that market may be.

Teaching on the Maastricht-Suffolk Executive MBA takes place in four week blocks per year over a 24 month period. While many MBA programmes are fixated on bottom line finances, we take a different approach. We actively encourage our students to engage with research beyond business studies. Our MBA programme draws on social psychology, macroeconomics, geopolitics, organizational anthropology, and systems theory. This equips our graduates with a much keener understanding of the complexities associated with business. There are important – but frequently overlooked - subtleties to the relationship between brand, price and buyer behaviour, for example. Students on our programme explore these complexities and dilemmas from economic, psychological and cultural perspectives. More generally, our multidisciplinary approach enables our students to recognize the numerous challenges, roles and responsibilities of the organization in the global economy.

From day one students encounter ideas and challenges that they will be putting into practice at work from what they are learning in the classroom. We also work collaboratively with leading firms in all three regions. This means students will be working on consultancy projects throughout the programme. These firms also host some of our classes and facilitate roundtable discussions on key issues. Finally, unlike many larger institutions, our class sizes are capped to ensure the very best tuition. This also enables students to build a key business network through their fellow students.

For more information please contact Laura Messer on or 01473 338616.


Article by University of Suffolk

University of Suffolk is a modern and unique institution offering a range of full and part-time degrees in Arts and Humanities, Business, Nursing and Midwifery, Science, Technology and Health, and Social Sciences.  

University of Suffolk degrees are jointly validated by two leading UK universities, the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex. Students at University of Suffolk benefit from the input of these two universities, as well as local colleges and the wider community. Students are based across the six UCS centres at the main Ipswich Campus on Ipswich Waterfront, Bury St Edmunds, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Otley and Suffolk New College.

University of Suffolk has grown over the last five years from a small cohort of local students to a thriving community in excess of 5,000 students. Of this number the majority of students are undergraduate but growth is also being seen in both postgraduate and international numbers.

Anyone interested in studying at University of Suffolk is encouraged to attend an Open Event to find out more about the range of courses available, as well as meeting academic staff, learning about student support, accommodation, admissions and student life, and getting advice on student finance, budgeting and the range Fee Waivers available.

University of Suffolk has enjoyed increasingly strong National Student Survey outcomes and graduate success is regularly highlighted, with 92% of graduates going on to employment or further study in 2012*. This high success rate confirms University of Suffolk’s strong emphasis on employability and reflects the continuing recruitment of experienced staff, including many top Professors and Visiting Professors. 

The Business Development team at University of Suffolk is committed to building high-value partnerships with commercial, public and third-sector organisations, facilitating engagement with businesses locally, nationally and internationally. The team works with the academic departments across University of Suffolk to support business engagement and enterprise in areas such as Continuing Professional Development, consultancy, knowledge exchange and student enterprise. To discuss how University of Suffolk could enhance your business performance through a bespoke programme of activities, solely focused around the individual needs of your organisation, please contact the Business Development team: 01473 338628.

*DLHE Survey 2012 (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education)