Economics

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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When and why should governments interfere in the workings of advanced economies? To what extent does traditional competition policy still suffice in a world where firms increasingly sell their products online? And should the Ministry of Finance expand public spending if the unemployment rate gets high and the economy stagnates? In this program you will learn
to assess different strategies to handle diverse microeconomic and macroeconomic problems.


**Joint 1st place in best MSc Economics in the Netherlands - Higher Education Guide Masters 2017**

The objective of the programme is to teach you economic theories at a high analytical level. An additional goal is to familiarise you with the application of theory and research methods to economic practice and policy. Such a combination of rigorous academic thinking with practical application is essential for any professional active in the field of economics, either in policy or research. You will learn about the influence of economic factors on society and how economic theory can be applied to interpret and analyse economic problems.

We offer two tracks: "Microeconomics of Markets and Incentives” and “Macroeconomic Theory and Policy”. Alternatively, you can specialize in Energy Economics, or put an emphasis on Health issues in your programme. It is also possible to design your own study programme. The programme is truly international, being taught entirely in English. The best international textbooks are used In the various courses, students study papers published in prominent academic journals in order to keep up with the latest developments. Courses are taught by specialists with an international reputation in their field of research and/or a key role in public debates.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc Economics
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66401
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
Studying Economics and Business in Groningen

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

The objective of the programme is to teach you economic theories at a high analytical level. An additional goal is to familiarise you with the application of theory and research methods to economic practice and policy. Such a combination of rigorous academic thinking with practical application is essential for any professional active in the field of economics, either in policy or research. Courses are taught by specialists with an international reputation and/or a key role in public debates.

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Masterweek Groningen
Van 19 t/m 23 november organiseren de faculteiten op verschillende dagen mastervoorlichting op locatie. Ontmoet de docenten en studenten van de Groningse masteropleidingen. En proef de sfeer in de facultaire gebouwen, collegezalen en laboratoria en natuurlijk in de stad Groningen.

Studieprogramma

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opbouwStudents in the Micro track choose 3 out of 4 Micro optional courses, plus 10 EC electives from a broad list of possibilities.
Students in the Macro track choose 3 out of 4 Macro optional courses, plus 10 EC electives from a broad list of possibilities.

Check for in-depth info on all courses:
https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=2031
Your master starts with the core courses of the programme: Empirical Methods, Macroeconomics, and Games and Industrial Organization. After that, you take electives. You finish the programme by writing your MSc thesis.
periode
Master's thesis Economics
Macroeconomics for MSc Economics
Empirical Methods of Economics
Games and Industrial Organization
Micro | Economics of Regulating Markets keuzevak
Electives (Economics, Econometrics, Finance) keuzevak
Micro & Macro | Public Economics and Social Policy keuzevak
Micro | Microeconomics of Household Behaviour keuzevak
Micro | Competition Policy - Theory and Practice keuzevak
Macro | Monetary Policy and Financial Regulation keuzevak
Macro | Economics Growth in History keuzevak
Macro | Empirical Macroeconomics keuzevak
Macro | Public Economics and Social Policy keuzevak

specialisaties

specialisatie Energy Focus Area

Focus your MSc on Energy and open up extra career opportunities. There are two steps to the Energy Focus Area-

  1. complete two of four chosen electives 2) write and round off an MSc thesis on an energy topic

profiel Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

(MTP) The track aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of the structure of and changes in the aggregate economy.

The programme is firmly founded on three pillars, namely theory, empirics, and policy. Both real and monetary perspectives are treated in detail. Among other things you will learn why economies grow over time, how the life-cycle choices made by individuals affect the aggregate economy, how governments can use public policy instruments to affect the economic performance and social welfare; and how monetary policy and regulation can ensure the smooth working of financial markets.
Upon completion of this profile, you will be in the possession of the tools needed to independently carry out theoretical and empirical analyses of an aggregate nature.

profiel Microeconomics: Markets and Incentives

(MMI) Students will gain a thorough understanding of the incentives that shape the economic decision-making of individuals, households and firms.

You will learn how the strategic interaction between firms shapes market outcomes and affects profits and consumer welfare; how households trade off consumption and saving in planning their life-cycle consumption pattern; how governments can use taxes and subsidies to influence behavior; and how competition policy and regulation can ensure the efficient working of markets.

Upon completion of this profile, you will master the theoretical and empirical tools needed to recognize the incentives of individual firms and households in novel economic situations and be able to describe how these incentives translate into market outcomes and welfare. You will have the knowledge and ability to independently carry out theoretical and empirical micro-economic analyses.

  1. Double Degree China and the World Economy2 year Double Degree programme in Groningen and Fudan University Shanghai. * http://www.rug.nl/feb/ddcwe
  2. Double Degree Economic Analysis1.5 year Double Degree programme in Groningen and Universidad de Chile, Santiago.
  3. Master InternshipOpportunity for an internship between February and June. You will be rewarded 15 ECTS on top of your programme. Your thesis will be postponed to the first semester of your next study year.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet59% zelfstudie
28% theorie
13% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 november 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14350
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Economics and Business Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, the admission committee will take account of level of knowledge in microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematics and statistics, GPA, and motivation.

For more information, see: http://www.rug.nl/feb/education/admission-application/nl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/application-procedure/support/admissions-office

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 8000levensonderhoudper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

62 studenten volgen deze opleiding
39% daarvan is vrouw
1 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
100% daarvan is vrouw
28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

EBF
The Economics and Business Faculty association (EBF) is the faculty association for all students studying at the faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
The EBF is your partner during your time in Groningen by organising events that support you with your studies and help you prepare for your future career.
Risk
Risk is the study association for Accountancy, Controlling, Finance, and the financially interested student at the University of Groningen.
Risk has set itself the goal to close the gap that exists between theory and practice in the areas of Finance, Accountancy & Controlling, Organizational & Management Control, and International Financial Management.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Emma Molenaar
Economics and Economics Analysis challenges you at both a mathematical and an econometric level

The main reason for me to choose the MSc Economics was that it contains courses that challenge you at both a mathematical and an econometric level, and you are still able to choose finance courses as well. I also applied for the DDM Economics and Economic Analysis with Universidad de Chile. This was my last chance to study abroad, which was the only thing I regretted not having done during my Bachelor. The double degree was an experience I wouldn't have wanted to miss. I advise it to anyone.

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The courses went into more depth and focused on case studies and research about Latin America. The fact that you get two supervisors for your thesis is also very nice. I had a lot of very good pointers from my supervisor from Chili, a professor and also prominent business man who helped me to improve my thesis a lot. Even though the courses are quite intensive, there is also plenty of time to do other things like exploring the country, meeting new people, and even joining a sports team like I did.


lees verder ...
Hans Dijkhuizen
“Studying Economics in Groningen has changed my view on society. I would recommend everybody to study this master programme”

When I finished my bachelor I was doubting which master I should choose, Finance or Economics. I started with the Master Finance, but half way this master programme I decided to study Economics as well. A lot of issues in the news and politics are driven by economics and I wanted to know more about it.

During the Master Economics I learned to understand economic models and to recognize the forces that sometimes seem counterintuitive, but make perfect sense once we account for the incentives that may drive behaviour of the economic agents involved...
This is a possible outcome because transparency does not only facilitate the choice of consumers but also facilitates collusion. Transparency makes it easier to notice when another producer deviates from the collusion price. This makes it less profitable to deviate and enhances collusion.
In Groningen, the Master Economics may be more technical than at other universities, but I would regard this as a strong aspect. It provides you with the right tools to understand and analyse economic behaviour. At the moment. I work for the government as an economist and most things I learned during my masters is very helpful and valuable in my current job. But studying Economics in Groningen also has changed my view on the society. I would recommend everybody to study this master programme.


lees verder ...
Christian Martin, MSc Economics
"I developed an econometric model to determine potential destinations and passenger movements for Groningen Airport Eelde."

After my bachelor I was clearly convinced to further develop my skills I acquired during the bachelor economics. Mathematics and econometrics are both subjects I find challenging. This in combination with psychological aspects and also philosophy determined my choice to study the master economics.

In addition to more in-depth knowledge of economic subjects, which were taught in the bachelor, new subjects, among which game theory, are also introduced. Personally writing my master thesis was definitely the highlight during my “academic career”...
As an economic student the regional economy of Groningen is an interesting topic to study. Furthermore, my interests in aviation economics made Groningen Airport Eelde the best place to write my thesis about. Good consultation with the airport and the university resulted in a very interesting and challenging thesis. I developed an econometric model to determine potential destinations and passenger movements for Groningen Airport Eelde. During my thesis I learned a lot more about econometrics. Besides, I learned how to translate such a model to people who have less knowledge in this subject. “How do you explain such a model such that anyone is able to understand the results?” Thus, the course did not only develop my academic skills, but also my presentation skills for business purposes. I found that the airport still has opportunities to expand services. Indirectly this might result in extra economic activity.

During my thesis I obtained valuable feedback, which I still use nowadays. I am more aware of how to present written documents to others. Furthermore, data-analysis is of great importance in the ICT sector in which I work now.  All by all, I recommend this master program as it not only develops your academic skills, but also your skills you will certainly use after your master. 


lees verder ...

Keuzehulp

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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
deze
opleiding
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algemeen oordeel4.14.0
inhoud3.93.8
docenten3.93.8
studiefaciliteiten4.03.8
studielast3.73.6
studiebegeleiding3.43.5

Studentoordelen

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In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Economics aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 23 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

As a graduate you are able to apply advanced economic theory so as to analyse economic issues related to society at large. The programme trains you for positions in which you contribute as an economist to decision-making in (inter)national government bodies, public organisations and private corporations such as financial institutions, multinationals and consultancy firms. You can work as researcher in business or governmental agencies. You can also use your expertise for journalistic goals.

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.

FEB Career Services
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Career Services empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB Career Services.



current job market

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Contact

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