The objective of the programme is to teach you economic theories at a high analytical level. Moreover, the programme will familiarize you with the application of theory and research methods on economic practice and policy. Such a combination of rigorous academic thinking with practical application is essential for any professional active in the field of economics policy or research.
The focus of the programme is on up-to-date economic theories of industrial organization, macro and monetary economics. The other areas within the field of economics that are covered depend on your choice of electives. You will learn about the influence of economic factors on society and how economic theory can be applied to interpret and analyse economic problems. You will complete this degree by writing a thesis to prove your ability in conducting economic research.
Why in Groningen?
The programme offers a broad general economics training, with the advantage of being flexible and with a strong international focus. It makes you understand how to put politics, society and business into an academic framework. Economics is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.
The MSc in Economics trains students for positions in which they contribute to economic decision-making processes. This can be in (inter)national government bodies, public organizations and private corporations like financial institutions, multinationals and consultancy firms. In addition, economists can work as researchers in academia, business or governmental agencies. You can also use your expertise to write for journals and newspapers.
Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.
Linking education to research and career preparation
Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.
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To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Economics and Business Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research.