MSc International Business – Maastricht UniversityMaastricht, Netherlands
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- Maastricht University
Standard 1: Vision on internationalisation
The Team concludes that the programme has a clear vision on internationalisation that is supported by stakeholders within and outside the progamme. This vision includes verifiable objectives and is evaluated periodically. This evaluation systematically forms the basis for improvement measures.
Therefore the Team assesses standard 1, Vision on internationalisation, as good.
Standard 2: Learning outcomes
The Team concludes that the intended international and intercultural learning outcomes defined by the programme are a clear reflection of its vision on internationalisation. The methods that are used for the assessment of students are suitable for measuring the achievement of the intented international and intercultural learning outcomes and systematically surpasses the current generic quality standards. The programme can demonstrate that the learning outcomes are achieved by its graduates.
Therefore the Team assesses standard 2, Learning outcomes, as good.
Standard 3: Teaching and Learning
The Team concludes that the curricula contain a clear, well-integrated and cumulative path towards the objectives, involving problem solving, role awareness and self-directed learning. The concept of the international classroom, the internationally unique problem-based learning, the rigour of the research-based and academically oriented methodology, and the established links with the corporate world, constitute a teaching and learning environment that can be regarded as equal to the best programmes in the international field of business and management, and that can be regarded as an international example.
Therefore the Team assesses standard 3, Teaching and Learning, as excellent.
Standard 4: Staff
The Team concludes that the composition of the staff (in quality and quantity) facilitates the achievement of the intented international and intercultural learning outcomes. Staff members have exceptional international experience, intercultural competentces and language skills. The services provided to the staff (e.g. training, facilities, staf exchanges) are perfectly in line with the staff composition and facilitate international experiences, intercultural competences and language skills in an excellent way.
Therefore the Team assesses standard 4, Staff, as excellent.
Standard 5: Students
The composition of the student group (diversity of national and cultural backgrounds) is perfectly in line with the programme’s vision on internationalisation. The international experience gained by students is excellent and in line with the programme’s international vision. The services provided to the students (e.g. information provision, counselling, guidance, accomodation, Diploma Supplement) are excellent and in line with the composition of the student group.
Therefore the Team assesses standard 5, Students, as excellent.