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MSc Economics - Specialization Sustainability and Growth


Course Description

'Sustainability and Growth' (formerly: Resources, Development and Growth) is one of the specialized tracks of the Master's program in Economics.

Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016).

Combine inclusive economic growth with a non-deteriorating environment:

Recently the OECD and Worldbank have launched a Green Growth strategy, which looks for ways to combine inclusive economic growth with a non-deteriorating environment. International development agencies, national governments, regional planners, but also internationally operating firms have to deal with the tension between development and growth on the one hand, and responsible use of resources on the other hand.

This has resulted in a wide variety of responses at the firm level, from foreign investments with the aim of securing resources to corporate social responsibility strategies. At the more aggregate level, analysts have been questioning the growth imperative (cf. Occupy Wall Street, Degrowth) - is growth obsolete?

Evaluate policies and firm strategies towards development and sustainable resource use:
In the 'Sustainability and Growth' track, you will learn how to analyze the sources of economic growth in a country or region, the barriers to growth and development they face, and the possible negative consequences of growth. You will be trained to evaluate policies and firm strategies towards development and sustainable resource use.

The track is closely linked to the Tilburg Sustainability Center, a multidisciplinary research and policy advise institute.

In these courses, you will learn how to evaluate people’s willingness to pay for environmental improvements, and how to measure the effectiveness of structural reform policies. You will write policy proposals regarding inequality and growth, educational policies, and innovation strategies. An example of a case you will be analyzing is investment in sustainable production methods in Vietnamese villages.

Career perspectives

This track is advised if you wish to pursue a career in international organizations (World Bank), national governments (Ministry of Development Cooperation, Ministry of the Environment), non-governmental organizations, or internationally oriented consultancy firms.

Examples of functions of recent graduates of this track:
•Consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank
•Credit Risk Analyst at FMO
•Consultant at The World Bank
•Senior Business Consultant at SimCorp
•Policy Advisor at CNV
•Strategy Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group
•Business Analyst at Argos Energies
•Consultant at Mercados EMI
•Business Consultant at First Consulting
•Analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC
•Junior Researcher at the University of Amsterdam
•Projectleader SEPA at IBC Business Consulting
•Business Analyst at PostNL
•Business Analyst Finance and Enterprise Performance at Accenture
•Consultant at Steward Redqueen
•Junior Consultant at ECORYS
•Financial-Economic Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
•Research Consultant at Digitalis Ltd

Visit the MSc Economics - Specialization Sustainability and Growth page on the Tilburg University website for more details!



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Partner scholarship - No. of awards TBC

Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) maintains and fosters mutually beneficial partnerships with leading institutions around the world. The TiSEM Partner Scholarship creates opportunities for talented students from our partner universities who would like to study at TiSEM for their Master’s degree.https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/masters-programmes/tuition-fees-scholarships/tisem-partner-scholarships.htm

Value of Scholarship(s)

For 2017/2018 the scholarship has a value of € 3.500

Eligibility

Students with a non-EU/EEA nationality who completed a relevant Bachelor’s degree at one of TiSEM’s non-EU partner institutions as listed on our website and who wish to enroll in one of the 1-year Master’s programs at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management for the academic year 2017/2018. https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/masters-programmes/tuition-fees-scholarships/tisem-partner-scholarships.htm

Application Procedure

https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/masters-programmes/tuition-fees-scholarships/tisem-partner-scholarships.htm

Further Information

https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/masters-programmes/tuition-fees-scholarships/tisem-partner-scholarships.htm



Entry Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Economics/similar program (e.g., in Econometrics) from a university recognized by the program management. A solid academic background in economics, especially: Macroeconomics (minimum 12 ECTS), Microeconomics (minimum 12 ECTS), Game Theory (minimum 6 ECTS), Mathematics (minimum 12 ECTS), Econometrics / Statistics (minimum 12 ECTS) and at least 2 applied Economics courses (in total minimum 12 ECTS). View Website

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