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Research Master in Economics and Business

Programma

  • 1e jaar

    The research master programme consists of 3 different profiles: Economics, Business Research and Business Analytics and Econometrics. In the 1st year, all students take 15EC research courses, 10EC empirical research methods courses, 30EC profile courses, and a 5EC elective course.

    The research master programme consists of 3 different profiles: Economics, Business Research and Business Analytics and Econometrics. In the 1st year, all students take 15EC research courses, 10EC empirical research methods courses, 30EC profile courses, and a 5EC elective course.

  • 2e jaar

    In the second year, students further specialize in their research field and take 25EC electives and a 5EC research course. In the last semester students write a 30EC research master thesis.

    In the second year, students further specialize in their research field and take 25EC electives and a 5EC research course. In the last semester students write a 30EC research master thesis.

Programma-opties

  • Profile I: Economics (profiel)

    The Economics profile gives you a solid foundation in working with economic principles. You will learn how to use theory to formulate sharp research hypotheses, to build models and to put these predictions to the test using state-of-the-art quantitative methods. The programme is structured specifically to develop your research capabilities by combining theory and empirics side by side. It consists of core economic approaches, training in research skills and a choice of specialization courses, delving deeper into Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Monetary Economics, Industrial Organization, Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, International Trade, or Finance.

  • Profile II: Business Research (profiel)

    The Business Research profile provides you with a broad overview of organization and management theories and their applications in different fields of business research. It focuses on research questions that contribute to a better understanding of behavior both within organizations and of organizations in their environments. In the first year, the compulsory part of the programme includes courses such as Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, Marketing Theory, and Supply Chain Management. In the 2nd year, you have the opportunity to specialize in a particular Business Research field such as Marketing, Operations Management, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, or Innovation Management.

  • Profile III: Business Analytics and Econometrics (profiel)

    The BA&E profile targets students with a background in Econometrics and/or Operations Research or a background with a strong focus on statistical and/or stochastic methods. In this profile you learn a large variety of skills to work on the frontiers of research in the fields of Business Analytics, Econometrics and Operations Research to solve theoretical and applied (business) research questions. The compulsory part of the programme has a strong focus on the theoretical aspects of research methods with courses such as Econometric Theory, Data Science Methods, Quantitative Logistics, Panel Data Econometrics, Asset Pricing, Market Models and Supply Chain Modeling. In the 2nd year, you can further specialize in any field of Economics and Business in which these methods can be applied. Examples include solving difficult logistic problems, developing econometric models or working with big data techniques to examine the behavior of consumers.

Opbouw programma

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Compulsory courses, depending on your profile (20 EC)
Electives, depending on your profile (20 EC)
Research courses, depending on your profile (20 EC)
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Additional courses (subject to approval) (30 EC)
Master's Thesis RM E&B (30 EC)

Check for in-depth info on all courses: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=2042

Check for in-depth info on all courses: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=2042

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
Waarom in Groningen?

The programme was chosen '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.

The programme was chosen '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.

The coordinator of the Research Master, Dr. Tristan Kohl, acts as a dedicated study advisor. He will give you plenty of advice about your curriculum, keep a close eye on the progress of your research projects, and coach you on the road from a Research Master degree to a PhD, or to any other future career you may aspire to.

The coordinator of the Research Master, Dr. Tristan Kohl, acts as a dedicated study advisor. He will give you plenty of advice about your curriculum, keep a close eye on the progress of your research projects, and coach you on the road from a Research Master degree to a PhD, or to any other future career you may aspire to.

  • 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.

    Sluiten
    – Alec Minnema
  • 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."

    Sluiten
    – Steffen Eriksen
  • 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.

    Sluiten
    – Secil Hulya, Turkey
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