MSc Economics: Global Innovation Economics

Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics

Program Description
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MSc Economics: Global Innovation Economics

Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics

MSc Economics / Global Innovation Economics

The major problems facing the world today, such as poverty and a lack of development, global warming, and the financial crisis, have strong links to International Economics. This program gives you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge about International Economics and prepares you for your career. The Maastricht way of addressing these issues starts from a broad international and macroeconomic perspective, and puts innovation at the core of the analysis. The program combines relevant theoretical knowledge with applied economics work, and has a strong link with UNU-MERIT, a Maastricht-based institute of the United Nations University with a world-class reputation in research about innovation and development.

Global linkages

The Global Innovation Economics track has strong links with the research institute UNU-Merit, located in Maastricht and part of the United Nations University. UNU-Merit enables you to reach directly into the world of cutting-edge research on the global economy, with opportunities for internships and writing a thesis.

Global Innovation Economics is a 1-year, full-time programme taught entirely in English. Graduates will a master's degree in International Economic Studies with a specialisation in Global Innovation Economics.

What will you learn?

Having completed this track, you will be able to:

  • understand the economic aspects of important global issues;
  • analyse international economic developments, such as the global recession;
  • understand how globalisation matters for firms’ strategies and policy;
  • evaluate global economic governance and policies.

Is Global Innovation Economics right for you?

As well as the standard admission requirements, you should:

  • feel at home in an international environment, in which people “think globally”;
  • be interested in global problems and their economic dimensions;
  • want to identify and solve (policy) problems;
  • have a basic knowledge of micro and macroeconomics;
  • have analytical skills and the ability to work with numbers.

Internships

Would you like to gain professional experience while you are still studying? The School considers doing an internship during your studies a highly valuable experience, and helps you gain this advantage by providing you with a special Internship Office to support your needs. Among other services they have a database in place containing interesting internship opportunities worldwide. The Global Innovation Economics track considers the Maastricht-based research institute UNU-Merit as a prime opportunity for internships.

Exchange

The opportunity to gain experience abroad gives you a great advantage in today’s job market, and will broaden not only your career but also your personal horizon. A master’s exchange is in addition to your regular study programme, which means that you take an extra semester at one of the School’s top partner institutions. A master's exchange will only be possible on condition that you have a 100% study progress; students who will be doing their exchange in a third, extended, semester will take priority over students who will run into more study delay.

The administration fee for going abroad in your SBE master’s programme is €500. This fee will be charged as soon as you have confirmed your allocated study place abroad.

For a master’s exchange semester within the Erasmus programme, that is to say within the EU, grants are available but will be assigned according to priority. Master’s students going abroad outside of the European Union (EU) will not be eligible for any grants.

Career prospects

Having studied Global Innovation Economics, you will be ready to work for international organisations that play a role in the governance of the global economy, including non-governmental and governmental organisations and large private firms (including banks).

"The World Bank Institute (WBI) in Washington, DC, is a centre for capacity building and technical assistance for developing countries. I work in WBI’s Parliamentary Strengthening Programme. Our goal is to strengthen the knowledge of members of parliament and their staff on the national budget and budget process. The economic and financial management focus of the IES programme has been very useful to me in my work. Additionally, Maastricht’s problem-based learning methodology is often used as a learning method for parliamentarians."

Cindy Kroon, IES Graduate

Admission

For general bachelor’s graduates


If you are not aSBEcontinuing master’s student, you should complete a registration request for the selective master's programme via Studielink.

You will then receive a confirmation of your request as well as login details for MyUM. In the My UM portal you should complete the application form and upload all documents relating to the admission requirements (see admission requirements table below). If further information is needed to assess or complete your application, additional documents may be requested. After the receipt of a complete application has been acknowledged, your file will be assessed. Within approximately two weeks you will hear whether you have been admitted to the programme.

Admission Requirements

  • Registration request: a registration request for the master's programme in Studielink.
  • Application form: a completed application form in My UM
  • Bachelor’s degree: a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, together with a certified transcript of exam subjects and grades
  • Grade Point Average: we encourage you to provide your GPA using the 0-10 Dutch grading system. If your transcript uses a different grading system, you may use this Nuffic document to convert the GPA into the 0-10 scale
  • Motivation letter: a letter describing your motivation for applying to the MSc International Economic Studies programme at SBE
  • CV (optional): a curriculum vitae (CV) in English
  • GMAT / GRE: an official GMAT or GRE score (valid for two years). An official score lower than 500 results in automatic rejection.
  • TOEFL / IELTS (not applicable for native English speakers and/or EU/EEA students): a minimum TOEFL score of at least 575 (paper-based test), 233 (computer based test) or 90-91 (internet-based test), a minimum IELTS score of at least 6.5 or a pass for the Cambridge Proficiency test (valid for two years)
  • Passport: a scanned copy of your passport (must be valid at the programme start date)
  • Portrait picture: a scanned portrait picture

Application deadlines

  • September intake: 1 July (for students from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland) and 1 May (for students from other countries)
  • February intake: 1 December (for students from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland)and 1 October (for students from other countries)

For SBE bachelor’s graduates


(Only theBSc Economics and Business Economicsgives direct access tothe MSc International Economic Studies)

If you qualify for one of the continuing master’s programmes, you should complete a graduation request for the bachelor’s programme and submit it online. You should then complete a re-registration request for the bachelor’s programme and a registration request for the continuing master’s programme via Studielink. You will then receive a confirmation of your request. After that you will need to fill out an application form via My UM. If further information is needed to assess or complete your application, additional documents may be requested. After the receipt of a complete application has been acknowledged, your file will be assessed. Within approximately two weeks you will hear whether you have been admitted to the programme.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation request: a graduation request for the bachelor’s programme
  • Re-registration request: a re-registration request for the bachelor’s programme
  • Registration request: a registration request for the continuing master's programme
  • Bachelor’s degree: a bachelor's degree from SBE that gives direct access to the MSc International Economic Studies programme
  • Passport: a scanned copy of your passport (must be valid at the programme start date)
  • Portrait picture: a scanned portrait picture


Application deadlines

  • September start: 1 July (for students from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland) and 1 May (for students from other countries)
  • February start: 1 December (for students from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland)and 1 October (for students from other countries)
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 2, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2016
Duration
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1 year
Full time
Price
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12,000 EUR
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