Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning. With 14,500 students and 3,500 staff, UM offers a wide choice of academic programs, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students. Maastricht University has used Problem-Based Learning (PBL) ever since it was founded and has been an expert in this field for over 35 years. PBL is more than just acquiring knowledge; it s about exchanging knowledge in a challenging and effective way. Maastricht University makes the difference - with unique Europe-focused and international-oriented programs. After all, UM is "Leading in Learning".

School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) is a high-level European school in the fields of Economics and International Business Administration and a faculty of Maastricht University. SBE provides high-quality education to students and offers an international perspective in both education and research.


Only 1% of business schools worldwide have been honored with the Triple Crown of accreditations and the SBE is one of them. The accreditations are awarded by the American AASCB, the British AMBA, and the European-wide EQUIS, which evaluate the curricula, organization, staff qualifications, students and management of candidate schools. Small-scale teaching methods supported by an electronic learning environment, a portfolio of international study programs and strong incentives for top-quality research are the main instruments in order to achieve this mission.


All degree programs are based on problem-based learning, with a strong emphasis on the development of problem-solving skills, group-work skills, presentation skills and self-directed learning skills. The emphasis on skills development prepares students optimally for the needs of the European knowledge society. Employers know they are getting top graduates, with a top education, from a top university.


There are four Bachelor programs and a number of Master programs offered at the School of Business and Economics.

The Bachelor programes (B.Sc.) include:


- International Business (IB)

- Economics and Business Economics

- Fiscal Economics

- Econometrics and Operations Research