Research Master in Economics and Business
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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.
Curious? For more information, download the brochure of the Research Master.
|diplomaMSc Economics and Business (research)|
|typeonderzoek, 120 EC|
|opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd|
|heeft geen numerus fixus|
Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?
Compulsory courses, depending on your profile
Research courses, depending on your profile
Electives, depending on your profile
Master's Thesis RM E&B
Additional courses (subject to approval)
profiel Profile I: Economics
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.
profiel Profile II: Business Research
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.
profiel Profile III: Business Analytics and Econometrics
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.
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Toelating en studiekosten
|1 september 2018||aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018|
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14350
|1 september 2019||aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019|
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Admission to the RM programme is selective, based on a thorough assessment of study results, personal competences and motivation. In principle, students with a BSc degree in Economics or Business are eligible for the RM programme.
Furthermore, students with a Bachelor degree in a related field, like psychology or sociology, may be admitted to some profiles of the programme. The Admission Board of the RM (appointed by the Examination Board) decides on admission. The Admission Board consists of the Director of Graduate Studies and the directors of the research programmes.
- A strong motivation and talent for scientific research as exemplified by the motivation letter, course papers, thesis, and the activities listed in the curriculum vitae;
- Excellent knowledge of the relevant fields and methods as exemplified by BSc or MSc grades and GMAT or GRE scores (SOM's GMAT code is 7207). In principle, students must have completed their Bachelor's or Master's degrees with an average grade of 8 (on a 10 point scale) and with a grade for their Bachelor research work of at least 8;
- Good abilities to read, write and speak in English, as exemplified by a TOEFL score of at least 575 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based) or 90 (internet-based). SOM's TOEFL code is 9077.
- Alternatively, a score of at least 6.5 should have been obtained at an IELTS test of English proficiency
If you want to know more about the programme, please contact:
- Rina Koning: http://www.rug.nl/staff/a.c.koning/
(For general information on the application procedure and requirements)
- Tristan Kohl: http://www.rug.nl/staff/t.kohl/
(coordinator Research Master)
|€ 8000||levensonderhoudper jaar|
inbegrepen in collegegeld
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||158||collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1171||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
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|28510||studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen|
|51%||daarvan is vrouw|
EBFThe EBF (Faculty of Economics and Business student association) is an association that builds a bridge for students between their college years and career. The EBF organizes symposia, research projects in and outside of Europe, two-day congresses and much more events.
MOREORE is an acronym for Masters Of REsearch. As the name suggests, it is the study association for all Research Master students of the Faculty of Economics and Business.
Its primary purpose of existence is to counterbalance the stressful Research Master program. It does so by hosting social events for all Research Master students within the faculty, thus keeping students from all profiles in touch with each other.
Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
"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...
lees verder ...
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...
lees verder ...
Secil Hulya, Turkeyonderzoeker
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...
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Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
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.
The Faculty of Economics and Business offers a range of facilities to help Research Master students prepare for the job market through, for example, a future job talk, a job assessment workshop, and a mock job interview.
FEB Careers Company:
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/
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