Anne Hoogendam

Anne Hoogendam
I like that you have many different views throughout the courses.
Anne Hoogendam
Global Economics and Business
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International Economics and Business - Radboud University

Anne Hoogendam is a Master's student International Business.

What do you like about the programme/specialisation and why? How has the programme/specialisation challenged you (in relation to your previous education)?

I like that you have many different views throughout the courses, from your fellow students with different specialisations and professors. It challenged me with more business administration courses, but still some focus on economics. The level is higher and the courses require a more critical perspective. They also require more individual motivation and work, and students to be more proactive.

What do you think about the atmosphere in class (for example the relationship between students and with the teachers/researchers)?

There is an equal relationship between the teachers and students. In the Master's, teachers perceive the students as equal researchers. Furthermore, they are easy to contact and appreciate feedback or other perspectives.

What do you find most challenging in your Master’s (specialisation)? Have you encountered any obstacles?

For me, some of the challenges were that some courses were business administration focused and that there were only a limited number of economics students. And because there were so few of these specialisations, they did not tailor some of the general economics courses to our specialisation.

Are you currently doing an internship? Or what is your thesis about?

My thesis is about the moderating effect of culture on the female employment rate in domestic firms and MNEs. There are many different supervisors and there is something for everyone. I really appreciate the many choices they offered and the ability to find a topic you are interested in.

Why do you think is it important that there are people out there with this degree? What are your plans once have received your Master's degree?

I think it is important to have people that have a background in economics and are specialised in business. I'm still figuring out what my plans are for after the Master's. But I would prefer it to have an international focus.