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Master's specialisationGlobal 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.

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Something for you?

  • Take an in-depth look at different options for expanding abroad.
  • Learn to combine insights from economics and business studies.
  • Gain crucial insights into the causes and consequences of a (de)globalising economy.
  • Learn to develop strategies and policies that successfully navigate the global economic landscape.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

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What will you learn

In this specialisation, you will look at various aspects of doing business internationally: from the economic and financial forces that drive the international expansion of firms to the cultural and institutional differences that make this expansion. Learn about different types of international investments, the role of (free) trade agreements and trade policies, the financial side of trading internationally, and the effects of internationalisation at the firm and country level.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

With a strong analytical attitude, empirical skills and broad knowledge of the field, alumni are well prepared for a career at:

  • Large and medium sized international companies
  • Consultancy firms
  • Governments and not-for-profit organisations
  • Pursue a PhD in Economics

Career prospects


To indicate the type of research topics in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • What are the consequences of the rise of emerging economies, such as China and India, for the structures and strategies of multinationals?
  • How does the success of a cross border merger or acquisition depend on differences in institutions and cultures between host and parent countries?
  • And what are the effects of trade agreements on the (location) strategies of multinationals?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.