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Small Business Development in Emerging Economies, Certificate, Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

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Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

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CertificateFull-time5 daysFebruaryEUR 2799 per totalEUR 2799 per total

About Small Business Development in Emerging Economies, Certificate - at Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

In emerging markets, the private sector consists for more than 95% out of Small but Growing Businesses (SGB’s), also referred to as Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSME’s), that operate to a large extent in the informal sector. This is one of the reasons why we know relatively little about them. Yet, MSME’s are the key players in local economic development. What factors have led to their growth and what factors have held them back? To what extent do local MSME’s adhere to ESG (economic, social and governance) standards? This course will touch upon the most important topics related to development of the private sector and provide ample ground for debate and reflection.

Through this program you will get a better understanding of how the private sector in emerging economies can be developed. It will offer some space to reflect upon and discuss past and present development both from an aid perspective as well as through local avenues of private sector development such as micro-finance, impact investments and business development services.

Notes about fees for this course

The full tuition fee is €2799

The tuition fee includes all course materials and study materials. For those wo will join the program on campus, refreshments during classes and lunch every class day is included. Tuition fee does not include housing, other food and living expenses. Participants are required to arrange their own housing facilities. MSM can assist in finding hotel accommodation.

Scholarship opportunities can be combined up to 50% of the full tuition fee.

Corporate Discount:
15% for 2 participants coming from the same organization within 1 academic year
25% for 3 participants coming from the same organization within 1 academic year
40% for 4 - 6 participants coming from the same organization within 1 academic year
For > 6 participants we will offer a tailor made program

Alumni Lifelong Learning:
15% discount for Maastricht School of Management registered Alumni

Dean's Development Fund
We embrace a life-long learning approach and want to make our executive education programs accessible for as many people around the world as possible. The Dean's Development Fund is created for specific countries, thus the amount of discount is based on your country of residence. For the Dean's Development Fund, please select your country below to see the actual price of the on-campus program (full tuition fee-/-DDF scholarship). 

Entry requirements

Applicants should have the ability to function academically and professionally at Bachelor level. Because it is an interactive program, candidates should have an adequate level of spoken and written English to be able to follow the program and to actively participate. If it turns out and applicant does not have the sufficient level of English, a certificate will not be awarded.

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