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. Its seven research themes focus on interdisciplinary solutions to today's global challenges.
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.
“A European football shirt? How did you come up with this genius entrepreneurial idea?”
“I first had the idea of the European jersey coming home from an Interrail journey in 2014, having had an absolutely amazing trip through Europe… I was determined to show the entire world how much I identify as a European. I realised that European merchandise didn’t really exist, besides a few lousy European gadgets like mugs and flags.
“Maastricht is definitely a place where you meet people who are inspiring and think in a European way… it’s where I met Ben [UCM alumnus Benedikt Kau, WhyEurope’s co-founder] for example. If I’d studied in my hometown of Stuttgart, I probably would never have done any of this. I really perceive Maastricht as the heart of Europe, and so I totally think this is a Maastricht story.”
“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.”
“In September I started my Master Human Decision Science at SBE. The Problem Based Learning approach was new for me. However, the combination of working together with students with different backgrounds and passions, make the PBL sessions very lively and sometimes very funny as well.”