Linking education to research and career preparation
Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research skills and preprofessional development, since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.
This master programme is linked to the research department of Global Economics and Management. Members of this department perform research on topics like internationalization and international organization of firms, corporate governance systems, corporate social responsibility, and institutional and cultural contexts, using a comparative design or an international perspective. Here are some examples of the researchers active in our programme:
Prof.dr. Sjoerd Beugelsdijk studies the influence of culture and cultural differences on international business phenomena, including foreign direct investment by multinationals [https://www.rug.nl/staff/s.beugelsdijk/]
Prof. dr. Alan Muller is interested in questions related to cross-border corporate social responsiveness (CSR) by multinationals [https://www.rug.nl/staff/a.r.muller/]
Dr. Rian Drogendijk investigates internationalization processes of firms and subsidiary-headquarters relations in multinational companies [https://www.rug.nl/staff/rian.drogendijk/]
Dr. Robbert Maseland studies questions related to development- and transition-economies as well as culture in an international context [https://www.rug.nl/staff/r.k.j.maseland/]
Dr. Rieneke Slager has her research interests in the area of corporate social responsibility and responsible investment; she also studies shareholder engagement and anti-corruption in an international perspective https://www.rug.nl/staff/c.h.slager/]
Dr. Kees van Veen studies questions related to corporate governance and the diffusion of sustainability practices in an international setting [https://www.rug.nl/staff/k.van.veen/]
Dr. Miriam Wilhelm’s research concerns buyer-supplier relations and sustainability in global supply chains; she also has special interests in Japanese business studies and the automotive industry [https://www.rug.nl/staff/m.m.wilhelm/]
Please visit the website of the research institute Global Economics and Management to learn more about the research conducted within the MSc programme: https://www.rug.nl/research/gem/.