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As a graduate you are able to apply advanced economic theory so as to analyse economic issues related to society at large. The programme trains you for positions in which you contribute as an economist to decision-making in (inter)national government bodies, public organisations and private corporations such as financial institutions, multinationals and consultancy firms. You can work as researcher in business or governmental agencies. You can also use your expertise for journalistic goals.

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.

FEB Careers Company:

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

As a graduate you are able to apply advanced economic theory so as to analyse economic issues related to society at large. The programme trains you for positions in which you contribute as an economist to decision-making in (inter)national government bodies, public organisations and private corporations such as financial institutions, multinationals and consultancy firms. You can work as researcher in business or governmental agencies. You can also use your expertise for journalistic goals.

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.

FEB Careers Company:

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

Potentiële beroepen

  • Scientific or policy-oriented researcher (DNB, CPB, OECD, IMF)
  • Applied researcher (NEI, TNO and research bureaus)
  • Financial analyst (bank, insurance company)
  • Policy-maker: mainly in large organisations
  • Manager: especially in businesses
  • Lecturer
  • Journalist
  • Testimonial van Hans Dijkhuizen

    “Studying Economics in Groningen has changed my view on society. I would recommend everybody to study this master programme”

    When I finished my bachelor I was doubting which master I should choose, Finance or Economics. I started with the Master Finance, but half way this master programme I decided to study Economics as well. A lot of issues in the news and politics are driven by economics and I wanted to know more about it.

    During the Master Economics I learned to understand economic models and to recognize the forces that sometimes seem counterintuitive, but make perfect sense once we account for the incentives that may drive behaviour of the economic agents involved. One interesting example is that prices can increase as a reaction to more transparency in the market. This is a possible outcome because transparency does not only facilitate the choice of consumers but also facilitates collusion. Transparency makes it easier to notice when another producer deviates from the collusion price. This makes it less profitable to deviate and enhances collusion.

    In Groningen, the Master Economics may be more technical than at other universities, but I would regard this as a strong aspect. It provides you with the right tools to understand and analyse economic behaviour. At the moment. I work for the government as an economist and most things I learned during my masters is very helpful and valuable in my current job. But studying Economics in Groningen also has changed my view on the society. I would recommend everybody to study this master programme.

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    – Hans Dijkhuizen
  • Testimonial van Christian Martin, MSc Economics

    "I developed an econometric model to determine potential destinations and passenger movements for Groningen Airport Eelde."

    After my bachelor I was clearly convinced to further develop my skills I acquired during the bachelor economics. Mathematics and econometrics are both subjects I find challenging. This in combination with psychological aspects and also philosophy determined my choice to study the master economics.

    In addition to more in-depth knowledge of economic subjects, which were taught in the bachelor, new subjects, among which game theory, are also introduced. Personally writing my master thesis was definitely the highlight during my “academic career”. The master economics provides you enormous freedom regarding your subject. As an economic student the regional economy of Groningen is an interesting topic to study. Furthermore, my interests in aviation economics made Groningen Airport Eelde the best place to write my thesis about. Good consultation with the airport and the university resulted in a very interesting and challenging thesis. I developed an econometric model to determine potential destinations and passenger movements for Groningen Airport Eelde. During my thesis I learned a lot more about econometrics. Besides, I learned how to translate such a model to people who have less knowledge in this subject. “How do you explain such a model such that anyone is able to understand the results?” Thus, the course did not only develop my academic skills, but also my presentation skills for business purposes. I found that the airport still has opportunities to expand services. Indirectly this might result in extra economic activity.

    During my thesis I obtained valuable feedback, which I still use nowadays. I am more aware of how to present written documents to others. Furthermore, data-analysis is of great importance in the ICT sector in which I work now.  All by all, I recommend this master program as it not only develops your academic skills, but also your skills you will certainly use after your master. 

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    – Christian Martin, MSc Economics
  • Opleidingsvideo

    What's it like, studying at FEB?

    Find out about the possibilities at the Faculty of Economics and Business

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    – Opleidingsvideo
  • Testimonial van Emma Molenaar

    Economics and Economics Analysis challenges you at both a mathematical and an econometric level

    The main reason for me to choose the MSc Economics was that it contains courses that challenge you at both a mathematical and an econometric level, and you are still able to choose finance courses as well. I also applied for the DDM Economics and Economic Analysis with Universidad de Chile. This was my last chance to study abroad, which was the only thing I regretted not having done during my Bachelor. The double degree was an experience I wouldn't have wanted to miss. I advise it to anyone.

    In Chili, all of our teachers were experts in their fields and obtained their PHD at some of the most renowned universities in the world. The courses went into more depth and focused on case studies and research about Latin America. The fact that you get two supervisors for your thesis is also very nice. I had a lot of very good pointers from my supervisor from Chili, a professor and also prominent business man who helped me to improve my thesis a lot. Even though the courses are quite intensive, there is also plenty of time to do other things like exploring the country, meeting new people, and even joining a sports team like I did.

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    – Emma Molenaar
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