Economics

We challenge you to look at economics differently and to discover that it is much more than money, markets and regulations. Economists also examine consumers’, businesses’ and governmental financial behaviour and decision-making. Within the Master's specialisation in Economics, you have a choice between seven Master's specialisations.

Specialisations

  • Accounting and Control

    Gain the skills and knowledge required to become a professional in the domains of auditing, accountancy, controlling and financial management and consulting.

  • Corporate Finance and Control

    Focus on the financial management and governance of firms and learn how to deal with not just economic but also managerial, legal, and reporting aspects to strengthen and maximise enterprise value.

  • Economics, Behaviour and Policy

    How to make smarter, more effective economic policy? Looking at psychology and sociology in economic theory and policy design will bridge the gap between theory and practice.

  • Financial Economics

    Learn to analyse and understand the working of (global) financial markets. Explore various aspects, such as financial risk management, asset pricing and monetary policy.

  • Global Economics and Business

    This specialisation in Economics helps you to understand the global economic landscape. Learn how these firms shape and are shaped by this landscape and gain skills to develop successful business strategies and international (trade) policies.

  • International Economics and Development

    This specialisation offers you the opportunity to follow a state-of-the-art curriculum in International Economics with a strong empirical and analytical focus on the low and middle income countries of the Global South.

  • International Political Economy

    Uncover the economic and political dimensions of global issues and power struggles behind policy choices. Learn to understand and explain the world from the perspectives of different stakeholders.

Pre-Master's

When your education background does not grant you direct admission to the Master's programme in Economics, you can, in some cases, enrol in a pre-Master's programme. A pre-Master’s programme is (usually) a one-year programme (60 EC’s) especially designed to bridge the gap between your prior education and our Master’s in Economics. Finishing one of these programmes grants direct access to the Master’s programme.

  • Pre-Master's Economics

    In some cases, when your education background does not grant you direct admission to the Master's programme in Economics, you can enrol in a pre-Master's programme. Finishing one of these programmes grants direct access to the Master’s programme.