The Economics and Business research master's in Groningen is a tailor-made programme for ambitious students who want to pursue a career in research.
Are you interested in solving complex societal challenges, like climate change, public health, and poverty? Do you want to learn from the best researchers and interact with ambitious fellow students? Are you interested in a research career inside or outside academia? Are you highly motivated to initiate and perform innovative research? Then this is the programme for you.
In the research master's programme in Economics and Business, we offer talented and motivated students a tailor-made study programme. This programme gives you a solid foundation in economics and business, and you get the opportunity to specialise in the area that meets your personal interests.
The motto of the programme is “learning research by doing research”. The core courses give you thorough training in all aspects of academic research (30EC), including philosophy of science, research methodology, and academic writing. For the largest part, you can choose from a variety of dedicated research master's courses in economics and business that meet your interest (60EC). Courses are generally small-scale and offer close interaction with lecturers, enabling the development of important analytical skills. In addition, there are opportunities to participate in courses and workshops offered by other schools in Groningen, the Netherlands, and abroad. The master thesis (30 EC) allows you to further develop your research ideas under the supervision of experienced researchers.
To guide you in your course selection we provide support and have developed example programmes in a variety of specialisations, for example, Leadership, Health management, Energy economics, and Operations management.
Do you want to contribute to solving important societal challenges of today?
Coming from a math background, the research master was an intensive crash course into academic economics. I learned about a wide range of economic models, explored diverse research areas and perspective, all the while maintaining a solid foundation in maths.
The small scale of the programme allowed me to work with top-level researchers in my field and with other equally motivated students. These enduring relationships have proven invaluable now I am undertaking my PhD studies.