Universiteit Maastricht

School of Business and Economics




  • AACSB reaccreditation
  • AMBA reaccreditation


  • EQUIS reaccreditation


  • First ICC@M (International Case Competition at Maastricht) held
  • BSc and MSc International Business receive NVAO “Distinctive Quality Feature for Internationalisation”


  • Start of the MSc programme Global Supply Chain Management and Change in Venlo
  • Renaming into Maastricht University School of Business and Economics
  • M€4 funding received for research of METEOR, SBE’s graduate research school


  • Celebration of the School’s 25th anniversary
  • Europe prize award for Prof. Hans Werner Sinn
  • Honorary doctorate granted to Prof. John Campbel
  • Start of a one year MSc track in Marketing - Finance, Banking and Actuarial Sciences
  • Over 60% of the enrolled students are international; over 40% of staff are international
  • Business and Economics programmes ranked number 1 in the Netherlands and awarded ”Spitzengruppe” in Germany


  • Start of a one-year MSc track in Entrepreneurship and the MSc programme Management of Learning
  • Douben one-year MSc track in Entreprenets with Louvain-la-Neuve and Adelaide
  • Start of the research Network Social Innovation(NSI)
  • First participation in Financial Times ranking
  • Start of the modular MBA programme


  • Start participating in worldwide case competitions
  • Internship opportunities introduced in BSc programmes
  • Launch of the “Geert Hofstede”chair in Cultural Diversity
  • Agreement with EDHEC Lille/Nice, signed to offer a double degree programme in Business
  • M€ 1 research grants for Prof. Peter Schotman and Prof. Rob Bauer for Private Rretirement Provision and Corporate Engagement
  • Launch of the International Advisory Board


  • Accreditation of the master's programme Financial Economics by NVAO
  • Establishment of the Fortis chair ‘Banking and Insurance’ at the Solvay Business School, ULB, Vrije Universiteit and the FEBA of the Maastricht University
  • Partnership with Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University (Washington DC) offering the Master of International Studies (MIS) to graduates of the FEBA
  • To welcome 4000th exchange student


  • The upgrading of the Faculty building is completed, including an update of the IT facilities, university restaurant and executive tutorial rooms
  • 20th anniversary of the FEBA, awarding a honorary doctorate and the Maastricht Award for European Economic
  • Integration to professor Jacques Drèze-Application for the Program in International Management (PIM) network is prepared, a program regarding cooperation among an international consortium of higher education institutions delivering a graduate-equivalent degree in management
  • FEBA’s network of exchange partners consists of approx. 135 partners in 39 countries world wide; yearly 400 – 500 students participate in a study period at the FEBA
  • 22% of the graduates working abroad
  • Accreditation of the research masters M.Phil Economic and Financial Research and M.Phil Business Research by NVAO
  • 5000th graduate at the FEBA


  • Opening of the new university library
  • 40% of incoming undergraduate and graduate students has a foreign nationality
  • 84% (overall in The Netherlands 81%) of the graduates would chose the same study again
  • VICI grant of M€ 1.2 granted to prof. Jean Jacques Herings


  • Introduction of the bachelor and master structure at the FEBA, completing the transition of programme design and delivery in English
  • Accreditation by AACSB International
  • Establishment of the Graduate School of International Management, the Business School of the Maastricht University developing and offering MBA, executive and in-company program
  • Renewal of the accreditation of the research school METEOR by the KNAW
  • Assessment of research programme: overall quality for each program is 4 or 5 (on a scale of 1 – 5)
  • 100% of exchange students would recommend the FEBA programme to fellow students at the home university


  • Start of the program Infonomics


  • Numerus clausus for the International Business Studies programme is set, also the Binding Study Advice (BSA) is introduced
  • Chair in ‘Interactive Marketing’ established, sponsored by ICP, Hepworth, Call Centre College, Randstad, Mercedes-Benz CAC, Vodafone and Ericsson


  • Accreditation of METEOR by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • Chair in ‘Services and Retail Management’ established, sponsored by ABP, CZ Group, Macintosh Retail Group


  • First graduates in Econometrics and International Economic Studies
  • Start of the postgraduate programme International Executive Master of Finance and Control, a joint program of the Maastricht University and the Universiteit van Amsterdam


  • Change of name from Faculty of Economics into Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
  • Start of the Fiscal Economics programme


  • Start of the programme International Business Studies with 125 students, the program includes a compulsory study abroad; the programme is entirely taught in English
  • Start of International Economic Studies and campaigning in Germany to extend the international enrolment of students
  • Official start of the EDINEB network, the international network aiming at further improvement in economics and business education
  • Launch of the research school METEOR (Maastricht Research School of Economics and Technology and Organizations


  • Start and first enrolment students in study program Econometrics
  • Jean Monnet chair awarded to Chris de Neubourg, later also to Clemens Kool
  • Chair in ‘Cooperative Enterprise’ sponsored by LLTB, Campina and Rabobank Netherlands


  • First students graduating in International Management


  • Start of the postgraduate programme Controller (Executive Master of Finance and Control)


  • 550 students enrolled in undergraduate programme
  • Start of the postgraduate programme ‘Registeraccountant’ (Postdoctoral Program Registered Auditing)
  • Establishment of research institute MERIT (Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology
  • First graduates in Economics


  • Start of International Management programme, a specialization within the Economics programme
  • Eduard Kimman appointed at the chair ‘Ethics’ (sponsored by the LWV)
  • Initial participation in the Erasmus exchange programme


  • The Research Institute on Education and Labour Market (ROA)is launched
  • Geert Hofstede appointed at the chair in ‘International Management’ (sponsored by SWOL)


  • Start of the study programme Economics with 100 undergraduate students and 3 departments: Economics, Business Administration and Quantitative Economics


  • Publication of the report ‘Economie in Maastricht’, a blueprint for the Faculty of Economics


  • Installation by the Algemene Faculteit (General Faculty) of a Committee Economics (Werkgroep Economie) to be chaired by the founding dean, prof. Wil Albeda


  • Letter of intent by dr. A. Pais, Minister of Education and Science Policy, to grant RL permission to start a study program in Economics
  • Publication of the report ‘De contouren van een economische faculteit aan de Rijksuniversiteit Limburg’ (The contours of a Faculty of Economics at Rijksuniversiteit Limburg [RL])