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The University of Groningen is proud to be among the global elite with a classification in the top 100 of the Shanghai ARWU and the THE World University Rankings.

Are you interested in high end research in the field of Economics and Business? Are you ready for an intellectual challenge? Then this is the programme for you.

** Top rated programme and best Research Master in Economics and Business in the Netherlands - Higher Education Guide Masters 2019 .**

* Best (Research) Master in the Netherlands and Top rated programme Higher Education Guide Masters 2018.**

**Top rated programme in 2017, 2016, and 2014 **

The Research Master's degree in Economics and Business is a two-year programme and is open to bright and ambitious students. This programme provides you with a thorough basis for academic research in the fields of Economics and Business. The aim of the programme is to qualify you for a career in research. Therefore, there is a strong focus on scientific and academic skills. You can choose from three different profiles:

1) Business Analytics and Econometrics

2) Business Research

3) Economics

You will participate in lectures given by the best researchers, not only from Groningen but also from our national and international networks. The small-scale programme ensures an intensive exchange of knowledge, both between lecturers and students as well as among students themselves. Moreover, each student is individually supervised by experts in the student's area of interest.

Curious? For more information, download the brochure of the Research Master .

Why study this programme in Groningen?

The programme was chosen 'Best Master and Best Research Master in the Netherlands' in 2018, 'Best Research Master in the Netherlands' in 2012, 2015 and 2016 and marked as 'Top Programme' in 2014 and 2016. Students are individually supervised by high-quality researchers and there is a strong focus on research skills training, as well as deepening and broadening knowledge.

The Research Master is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring high-quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

After your studies

As a graduate of the Research Mater in Economics and Business, you are ideally placed to become a PhD student or to obtain a research position in a public or private organisation. So far, graduates from this programme have obtained PhD positions at, amongst others, the Universities of Antwerp (Belgium), Bocconi (Milan, Italy), Rotterdam, Sydney (Australia) and of course Groningen.

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.

The Faculty of Economics and Business offers a range of facilities to help Research Master students prepare for the job market through, for example, a future job talk, a job assessment workshop, and a mock job interview.

FEB Career Services 

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Career Services empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB Career Services.


Visit the Research Master in Economics and Business MSc page on the University of Groningen website for more details!

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