Study at Europe’s pioneer university in Problem-Based Learning, with the most international student body in the Netherlands.
Maastricht is a city of 125,000. Ever since the Romains established the settlement Maastricht, over 2000 years ago, the town has been a melting pot of Germanic and Latin cultures. It is located in the heart of the Euregion, home to four million people, living in three countries, and speaking three languages. With its mixture of 17th century mansions and ultramodern architecture, cobblestone streets, impressive churches and wonderful squares, it is no surprise that Maastricht is one of the most visited cities in the Netherlands.
More than 10% of Maastricht's population are students, and nearly half of these are from outside of the Netherlands, helping to make Maastricht a very international student city.
Each semester is split into halves. Students will generally take two or three courses in each half of the semester. Students are required to take one Maastricht CES "core" course during the semester. For students in the Business & Economics in Europe program, these CES core courses would include Leadership and Management in a Global World; Economics of European Integration; and Marketing, It's All About Creating Value. In addition to chosing one CES core course, students are required to take at least half of their total course credits within their designated Maastricht program (for Business & Economics in Europe students, this would include courses in Accounting, Business, Finance, Information Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Economics). Beyond that, students are free to choose from a wide variety of elective courses in other academic areas to finish assembling their semester schedule. Courses available to Business & Economics in Europe students can be found here.
Maastricht's Summer Program in European Studies (SES) offers students the chance to take two courses, lasting three weeks each, for a six week summer experience. Students choose one course from Block 1 (June 29-July 16, 2020) and one course from Block 2 (July 20-August 7, 2020). A list of available courses for the 2020 SES is available here. Each course is worth 6.0 ECTS credits, the equivalent of three Kansas credits.
Business-related courses offered during Block 1: June 29 to July 16, 2020
Management: The Fundamental Principles (BUS2007) [KU’s MGMT 310] This course is being taught by KU Business Prof. Shanmugam.
Entrepreneurship: It's All About Creating Value (BUS3005) [KU’s ENTR 301]
Business Strategy in the European Luxury Industry (BUS3014) [KU's MKTG 400]
Business-related courses offered during Block 2: July 20 to August 7, 2020
Leadership and Management in a Global World (BUS2001) [KU’s MGMT 470]
Global Intercultural Management (BUS 3013) [KU’s IBUS 462]
Kansas students will stay in single or double rooms at the International Student Guesthouse of Maastricht University. Rooms in the P-building have a private kitchen and rooms in the C-building have communal cooking facilities; in both buildings the bathroom facilities are shared.
Students should have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Many of the available courses are best suited to Juniors and Seniors, but highly-motivated Sophomores are also encouraged to apply. For the summer program, one year of college-level coursework with suitable prerequisites for the relevant Maastricht courses is sufficient (3.0 GPA still applies).