To celebrate Bach Khoa University 60th year Anniversary and welcome our new Intake, MSM20, MSM-MBA organizes an annual team-building event, which will take place at Sonata Resort & Spa – Binh Thuan. The event aims at celebrating the “brotherships” by congratulating Intake 18 members for their coming  graduation, welcoming the new comers of Intake 20 and tightening network of alumni brothers/ sisters with Intake 19 and all other intakes’ alumni. We hope to have a very successful event this year. Let’s come and enjoy our 2017 Team-Building Trip. Last year we had nearly 100 people participated.

Trip Theme: Empowering Global Business Leaders
Venue: Sonata Resort & Spa , Binh Thuan
Date: 28-29 October, 2017
Departure time: 6:30 AM
Dress code on Departure Red Maastricht MBA T-shirt
At: HCMC University of Technology, A4 Building


We hope you all of you will be joining us. Hands in hands let us make our MSM family bigger and stronger.

For registration, please send email to or call Ms. Vy at 0904.658.211 by 22 Oct. 2017



Please contact us at 0904.658.211 for Entry Test and Interview schedule

MSM-MBA – Accredited by ACBSP, AMBA, IACBE.
Master in Strategic Management – Empowers Global Leaders! 
Successes of Alumni and Students are our future.



MSM-MBA Research

Recently Dr. Stephanie Jones, Professor of Organizational Behavior at MSM, published a paper co-authored with Rafael Masters (MSM-MBA Intake 18) on a case study of entrepreneurship in Vietnam “Opening up to International Investment and Diversification”.

Channel NewsAsia was fascinated by the argument they made in the paper that Ho Chi Minh City is poised to become the Silicon Valley of Asia. As such Channel NewsAsia has asked Dr. Jones and Mr. Masters to write a commentary on this argument.

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The Vietnamese government has set aside land, tax incentives and support for training for companies that move into a new Saigon Silicon City. (Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

On 19 August 2017,  the commentary titled Ambitious and smart, youths in Ho Chi Minh are building Asia’s Silicon Valley has been published on Channel NewsAsia.

In this commentary Dr. Jones and Mr. Masters argue that Vietnam’s start-up scene is successful because of its young, educated and savvy people. Vietnamese talent is internationally competitive, increasingly well-educated, mobile and tech-savvy. Dr. Jones and Mr. Masters found that Vietnamese college and university students have been scoring very highly in internationally ranked tests in recent years, offering a pool of skilled labor for prospective entrepreneurs.

Read the full commentary here.

Source: MSM-MBA Program

Pre-MBA – Intake 20 (2017-2019)

Pre-MBA – Intake 20 (2017-2019)

Have you ever asked yourself about:

  • Whether MBA study is necessary for me? 
  • What important aspects in deciding to choose to study MBA?
  • What important knowledge and skills I need to have before pursuing a MBA?
  • What important knowledge I could obtain after MBA study?
  • Why MBA can make me different?

Choosing to pursue a MBA program is not an easy decision with various questions to ask.  Therefore, Step-To-MBA Program provides you not only the answers to the above questions, but also important discussions ones MUST HAVE before pursuing MBA study. The Step-To-MBA Program not only discusses about right motives of pursuing MBA, necessary skills for MBA, but more importantly crucial knowledge in an MBA program.

Business competitiveness and success of firms significantly depend on management capabilities of CEOs. However, lack of a holistic view and knowledge is one of the biggest disadvantages of middle – and high-level managers. Conferences and seminar programs, short-course training programs, at one side can provide an immediate tool to solve specific problem at work, however do not allow to consistently and comprehensively provide a holistic system of understanding about management, which is crucial for managers to run a business in a balance in long term.

Post-graduate programs about management, like MBA programs (Master of Business Administration), with complete contents about management sciences will allow participants to obtain and digest foundational and advanced knowledge about management and allow them to update and apply knowledge into business practices.

Important knowledge before pursuing an MBA


  • Explain why you may need and may not need MBA study
  • Provide prospective students necessary knowledge for MBA study
  • Opportunity to learn experiences from Maastricht MBA alumni

Program Stucture:


Date: 18,19,20,21/09/2017

Venue: MSM-MBA Program, HCMC University of Technology (268 Ly Thuong Kiet, Dist. 10, HCMC)

Fee: 2.000.000VND (Including handouts & material)

Session Monday, 18/09/2017

18:00 – 21:00

Introduction to Finance & Accounting
Session 2 Tuesday, 19/09/2017

18:00 – 21:00

Introduction to Economics
Session 3 Wednesday, 20/09/2017

18:00 – 21:00

Introduction to Management
Session 4 Thursday, 21/09/2017

18:00 – 21:00

MBA Studying Skills

⇒⇒ Free of charge for MSM-MBA applicants

⇒⇒ Discount policy up to 45 million VND for applicants who enroll to Intake 20 before 23 September 2017.

⇒⇒ Scholarship up to 200 million VND for excellent students.


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Please contact us at 0904 658 211 for Entry Test and Interview schedule.

MSM-MBA – Accredited by ACBSP, AMBA, IACBE.
Master in Strategic Management – Empowers Global Leaders! 
Successes of Alumni and Students are our future.


Refresher Course – Cost of Capital – Wisdom of Investment Decision

Refresher Course – Cost of Capital – Wisdom of Investment Decision

Is it true that:

You reckon with your personal investment decisions?

You don’t have know-hows in making the wisest investment decision?

You hold key responsibilities in investment and planning department of your company?

You want the most effective formula for all investment decisions?

If you have the above questions, you are highly advised to attend MSM-MBA Refresher Course of Modern Knowledge with the Topic:

Cost of Capital

Wisdom of Investment Decision

Please see below the information of the course:

Date 27-28 September 2017
Time 9:00 – 16:00
Venue HCMC University of Technology

268 Ly Thuong Kiet, Dist. 10, HCMC


Dr. Sundar Venkatesh – one of our most favorite professors of MSM-MBA, Bach Khoa University

Course Content

Session 1

Date: 27 Sep. 2017

Time: 9:00 – 12:00

  • Which costs of capital – Real or Nominal? Estimating risk of interest rates and taxes?
  • Forecasting trends and benchmarking interest rates and inflation rates between Vietnam and ASEAN countries? Estimating rates of returns of various investment opportunities on stock market. How risk premium is estimated to compensate for risks? An example in Making personal financial decision.
  • Is cost of capital in Vietnam high? Are VN companies able to exploit growth opportunities without funding constraints?
Session 2

Date: 27 Sep. 2017

Time: 13:00 – 16:00

  • Traditional funding (bank funding) or modern fundings (Funds/ Private equity/Foreign bonds/Block sales/Mezzanine funding/Family funding)?
  • Are these fundings available in Vietnam?
Session 3

Date: 28 Sep. 2017

Time: 13:00 – 16:00

  • Analyzing case studies and applying to make investment decisions: Vincom Bonds; HB Mezzanine; HAG bank funding.


  • 3,000,000VND for full course.
  • Special offer to MSM alumni and students: a discount of 30% off for all alumni and students who register & pay by 23 Sep. 2017

For further information, please email us at or call us at0904 658 211.


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Please contact us at 0904 658 211 for Entry Test and Interview schedule.

MSM-MBA – Accredited by ACBSP, AMBA, IACBE.
Master in Strategic Management – Empowers Global Leaders! 
Successes of Alumni and Students are our future.


MSM-MBA highly ranked by Eduniversal

MSM-MBA highly ranked by Eduniversal

In the 2017 Eduniversal Ranking for the 4000 Best Masters and MBAs in 32 fields of study worldwide MSM’ MBA maintained its #11 position in Europe. We also retained our #2 place in the MBA ranking in the Netherlands, acknowledging the quality and success of the MSM MBA program. MSM also holds the Eduniversal 4 Palmes of Excellence, signifying that MSM is classified as a “Top Business School with significant international influence”.

The MSM MBA provides state-of-the-art management education to managers and mid-career professionals from all over the world. The program combines the latest management thinking with practice and applied research, with an emphasis on leading and managing in multicultural settings. The program is internationally accredited by NVAO, ACBSP, IACBE and AMBA.

About Eduniversal
Headquartered in Paris, Eduniversal is a global ranking and rating agency specialized in higher education. The Eduniversal Ranking of the Best 4,000 Masters & MBAs aim to provide a global overview of the best post-graduate programs in 32 specializations in the top 1,000 business schools in 154 countries.

The Eduniversal ranking is based on three main criteria. The first criteria is the reputation of the program at recruiting companies and the communication with these companies. The second criteria measures the salary of first employment after graduation. The third criteria is the student satisfaction and to which level the feedback of students is taken into account to improve the program.

Source: Eduniversal Ranking 2016



The short answer is because you have only one chance to earn an MBA, and you want to make the best choice possible. MSM-MBA Program is the right choice for professionals as it possesses following special features:

1. International Accreditation & High rankings

Triple-crown accreditations – AMBAACBSPIACBE – is one of the most notable features of MSM-MBA program in Vietnam. These accreditations ensure that MSM-MBA program is an internationally-recognized MBA, providing top quality and updated MBA curriculum and teaching methods that are continuously reviewed by business and industry education experts.

MSM proud of holding the first position in the Top Business Schools, 4 palms category, ranking of Eduniversal. MSM-MBA is ranked No. 2 in the Netherlands and No. 11 in Europe, according Eduniversal’s 2015 Best Masters. MBA of MSM RANKED 55th (among European MBA programs) in QS Global 200 MBA Rankings 2014/15.

2. Prestigious & Long history

Started in 1998, MSM-MBA has been in operation between Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology – the leading university in the South of Vietnam and Maastricht School of Management – the most impactful international business school of Western Europe. This is one of the first international MBA programs launched in Vietnam. MSM-MBA has been achieving sustainable development in nearly 20 years and continuously providing high-qualified  managers for either ASEAN or the not only ASEAN but also the world.

3. Strong alumni networks

MSM MBA Program, best MBA in hcmc

We are proud to possess a network of over 800 graduates and students who are professionally diversified, ranging from entrepreneurs, engineers, medical doctors, lawyers, to financialist, most of them are keeping KEY leading positions in MNCs and big local firms in Vietnam and around the world. MSM Alumni and Student Association (MSM-ASA) network in Vietnam continues to develop to strongly connected business network.

4. Modern curriculum & experienced faculty

We empower global business leaders with a modern and well-designed curriculum and courses that anticipate – rather than follow – trends in the global business environment. We foster diversity and creativity in classrooms and create a learning environment centered on competitive cooperation. We bring experienced faculties from around the world to share their multi-continents views and perspectives.

MSM-MBA continues to develop to build a stronger business community to take opportunities and overcome challenges with the confidence in knowledge and experience.



Have you ever asked yourself:

+ Should I get an MBA?

+ Could MBA degree help me move to the next step in my career?

+ Could MBA knowledge help me manage my own business successfully?

+ Could MBA degree open me to new job and life opportunities?

Going back to school for an MBA study is not an easy decision with many considerations. Please come and join us in this Special Coffee Talk event: “MSM-MBA and Career path” to have answers to the above questions.


In this event, we invite our MSM-MBA alumni come and share their true stories about their decision to pursue MBA study, their experience at MSM-MBA program, and their new opportunities in life following MBA study. We believe you will realize whether you should take an MBA study and whether MBA study is important for your career ladder.

This Career talk will be scheduled as follows:

Time                     : 18:00-20:30, Friday, 25/08/2017

Venue                   : Trung Nguyen Coffee – 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist.3, HCMC

Entrance fee         : Free of charge with limited seats

This event also offers you an opportunity to connect with an advisor in-person to learn about the MSM-MBA program, career development, admissions and finance. Then you can find out how and why the MBA will open up a world of career options, increase your earning power, develop your management expertise, build a strong professional network, and empower your global leadership skills that will change your perspective, your personal life, and inspire you to do amazing things.

⇒⇒⇒⇒ Registration to enjoy our tuition discount policy up to 50 million VN Dong.

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Please contact our admission tel: 0904 658 211 for more information about this event or our speakers.

Schedule for thesis defense – August 2017

The thesis defense of Intake 18 will take place from 20 to 24 August, 2017, at room 312 A4 Building. Each participant will present with PowerPoint slides in 15-20 minutes, then followed by questions & answers and the panel’s evaluation. Participants are kindly requested to come sooner than their defense time. Please see below the schedule for thesis defense.

Schedule for thesis defense – August 2017