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Research Master in Economics and Business

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As a graduate from this degree, 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 the Universities of Antwerp (Belgium), Bocconi (Milan, Italy), Rotterdam, Sydney (Australia) and of course Groningen. Others have started working for companies and organisations such as McKinsey, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, and the Dutch Central Bank.

Others have started working for companies and organisations such as McKinsey, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, and the Dutch Central Bank. 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 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 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.

Others have started working for companies and organisations such as McKinsey, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, and the Dutch Central Bank. 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 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/

  • Testimonial van 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 van 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 van 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
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