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Research Master in Economics and Business

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  2017 **

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

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  2017 **

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

More about this programme
  • Testimonial of Alec Minnema

    I wanted to specialise and challenge myself intellectually

    After the bachelor, I wanted to specialise and challenge myself intellectually and the Research Master in Economics and Business was just what I was looking for. So far, my experiences are very good, the courses are interesting, I am participating in a research project which is fascinating and the courses are clearly connected.

    I chose this Research Master for two reasons. Firstly, the University of Groningen is high-ranked and the researchers of the marketing departement are among the best in their field. Secondly, I like to live in Groningen: my partner, friends and family all live in this city. Also, I enjoyed my bachelor studies here. After a broad bachelor, I wanted to specialise myself and challenge myself intellectually and the RM was just what I was looking for. So far, my experiences are very good, the courses are interesting, I am participating in a research project which is fascinating and the courses are clearly connected to each other. I particularly enjoy the guest lecturers, they offer a different perspective and they are well known in their field of expertise. Currently, my plan is to apply for PhD position after finishing the Research Master. During this year I have become very enthusiastic about doing research because it combines two important interests of mine: mathematics and creativity. Quantification and modelling make subjects measurable and comparable. And designing your own model gives me a lot of satisfaction.

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    – Alec Minnema
  • Testimonial of Secil Hulya, Turkey

    I enjoy the freedom you have as a researcher

    Once I decided to leave Turkey there were a number of European countries where I could have studied. I eventually came to the Netherlands because a lot of programmes here are taught in English.

    I was keen to take the International Economics & Business Research Master because of its double focus, and because I enjoy the freedom you have as a researcher. When I'm doing research I'm working for myself and my project, and that makes me happy. I have to say that the Research Master is very demanding. It's not something for someone who regards studying and doing research as a duty. That's not the case with me, I enjoy it.

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    – Secil Hulya, Turkey
  • Testimonial of Steffen Eriksen

    "As a researcher each working day is different, as it depends on the project you are working on."

    "The work I did as a student assistant combined with good thesis results allowed me to start as a researcher at the University of Groningen immediately after completing the MSc in Finance and the Research Master's. Although my current focus is in the area of microfinance and development economics, I am also interested in Asset Pricing, Investment Banking and Equity Research.

    As a researcher each working day is different, as it depends on the project you are working on. A typical working day for me starts by checking my e-mails and then planning the rest of my day. Some days I just have to do a lot of writing/programming, while other days I teach. The knowledge and skills required for this job overlap to a great extent with my studies – especially the econometric skills, which I still use on a daily basis. Nevertheless, what was missing was a general course unit which focused on how to write an academic article or a course unit teaching advanced tricks for programs such as R and Stata. The biggest difference between my studies and my current job is the level of responsibility. I would therefore recommend you plan ahead as this makes it much easier to get through."

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    – Steffen Eriksen
Facts & Figures
Degree
MSc in Research Master in Economics and Business (research)
Croho code
60315
Course type
Research master
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
24 months (120 ECTS)
Start
SeptemberSeptember
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Economics and Business
AACSB accredited