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 in 2017, 2016, and 2014 **
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
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.
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"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."
Completing the Research Master programme requires that you have to work hard, but if you enjoy doing research and strive to develop yourself, it is definitely worth it.