MSc International Business – Managerial Decision-Making and Control

1 year


September or February

Start Date

EU/EAA: € 2,530
Non-EU/EAA: € 16,000

Tuition Fee

Maastricht – Tapijn Campus



Are you able to think critically and are you a team player? Do you have a general interest in how business works? Do you have a background in quantitative reasoning? Then the specialisation in Managerial Decision-Making and Control could be right for you. The specialisation is part of the master’s programme in International Business and is for students interested in decision-making, overall business management and the provision of relevant information for internal decisions. Controllers are often referred as the navigators of a firm, engaging in the gathering, interpretation and support of decisions throughout an organisation. Controlling is about the ‘people side’ of numbers, focusing specifically on management and control rather than auditing, assurance or accountancy alone. Come join the IB/Managerial Decision-Making and Control programme and place yourself at the nexus of management, accounting and big business decisions.

Your future

Representatives from companies like Henkel AG, Bayer AG, DSM, Medtronic and a number of smaller yet equally fascinating firms are actively involved in the Managerial Decision-Making and Control master’s programme. You can expect them to help you with case studies, company projects, and so on. Some students even go on to do internships because of connections they’ve made with people working in the field.

After graduation, you can enter the work force directly, but you will probably also want to be certified as a Chartered Controller, either in the Netherlands or internationally, at the School of Business and Economics or at another prestigious institution abroad. At the post-graduate stage, links with the corporate world are stronger still. The post-graduate programmes listed below are a vital part of company management and executive development.

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