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Goals and career prospects

Goals and competencies

At the end of the degree programme, students are capable of these competencies and learning outcome:

  • Theory: following, clarifying and critically evaluating the various movements and research programmes in the science of economics, particularly in the field of the chosen specialisation.
  • Application: analysing complex multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary problems and developing advice based on theoretical and empirical scientific insight with the aid of autonomous assessments of strengths and weaknesses of the proposed policy and the identification of relationships between theoretical problems and practical solutions, particularly in the field of the chosen specialisation.
  • Research: designing and conducting autonomous economics research which contributes to the development of scientific knowledge.
  • Reflection: reflecting critically on one’s own scientific contribution and that of others regarding methodology and positioning this in a broader scientific debate (policy discussion).
  • Communication: in a scientifically credible fashion, communicating and reporting on analyses and research, and adequately accounting for this analysis and research, in writing and orally, in both academia and in a professional environment.

Career prospects 
The career prospects for the Master’s programme in Economics differ depending on which Master’s specialisation you choose: Accounting and ControlCorporate Finance and ControlFinancial EconomicsInternational BusinessInternational Economics and DevelopmentEconomics, Behaviour and Policy and International Political Economy.

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