School of Business and Economics

The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education to students and conducts excellent research, offering an international perspective in the fields of economics and international business administration.

SBE’s approach 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.

The focus lies on educational innovation. All degree programmes make use of Problem-Based Learning, 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.

Fast facts

  • SBE is home to over 4200 students and 500 staff, around 40% of whom come from abroad
  • SBE is one of only 1% of business schools worldwide to be triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA)
  • SBE has an international network of nearly 130 exchange partners around the world
  • SBE is welcoming approximately 500 exchange students and sending 700 SBE students abroad each year

Upcoming Events

Humans of SBE

Julie | MSc IB – Strategic Marketing

“I had loved my gap year abroad after high school so much, that when I came back I decided to change my whole plan of studying Law in Belgium. Meeting countless amazing people from all over the world during that year made me realize that there was so much more to learn and discover. That’s why I decided to study International Business in Maastricht. Being close to home and all the people I love, and at the same time the opportunity to meet new people from around the world thanks to the international character of Maastricht.”

 More about Humans of SBE >