In addition to standard master's programmes, Maastricht University offers a number of programmes for professionals. These range from Executive MBAs to training in the health professions. Most applicants are seeking post-graduate studies or have been active in the labour market for a substantial period of time. The majority of the programmes are part-time, allowing students to maintain their career while furthering their education.
The programmes in the overview below lead to a master’s degree. We also offer non-degree programmes and (short) courses for professionals. Please view the Other courses overview for more information.
For many post-graduate courses there are discounts for UM alumni. For more information, please see the programme of your choice. For other alumni services you can visit our alumni pages.
Are you fascinated by the ins and outs of intellectual property protection systems in the EU, US, Asia and beyond? Do you want to advance your international career in cross-border IP litigation practice, or to become an IP expert at the European Patent Office? Are you looking for a challenging, small-scale programme that approaches IP law from multiple perspectives? Then the Advanced Master’s in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (IPKM) could be just the programme for you. The IPKM programme provides you with the legal foundations and practical and technical skills to work at the crossroads of legal services, policy and knowledge management in technology-driven, innovative and creative industries. Students with work experience and working professionals are particularly encouraged to apply. The curriculum is structured to support a combination of working and studying.
Are you a finance and control professional looking to enhance your strategic business skills and improve your career prospects? Do you work for a corporation based in or with offices in the Netherlands or have important ties with firms based here? Then the international Executive Master of Finance and Control (iEMFC) could be right for you.
The programme is particularly suited for you if you’ve been working in international financial practice for at least two years and have a master’s-level background in finance, accounting or information management. It’s a part-time programme that takes two and a half years. You will take six, two-week seminars that are held in Maastricht, Boston and Shanghai. When you graduate, you’ll be awarded with two master's degrees: the Dutch Registered Controller and the international Executive Master of Finance and Control.