MSc in Economics

Radboud University

Program Description

MSc in Economics

Radboud University

The Master’s programme in Economics at Radboud University offers you more than just a Master's degree in Economics; it incorporates relevant knowledge from related disciplines such as psychology and sociology into the programme. The programme offers small-scale teaching and a personal approach to education, since all professors are easily approachable. A major advantage of this programme is its strong methods orientation, which is important to increase our understanding of the world of economics and business. You will be exposed to the most recent academic and practical developments in the field of Economics. Research orientation and Societal relevance

Scientific and societal relevance reinforce one another. When addressing contemporary issues in economics, like the economic crisis in the EU or investment decisions by a company, it is crucial to evaluate them from an academic perspective. We offer you the tools to understand and evaluate these issues and improve your economic decision making. We teach you how to think independently and critically about the way in which economics can be applied in a professional sense. Job opportunities

Employers are increasingly looking for economists who can tackle a wide variety of economic problems in a professional manner from different perspectives. As you will specialize yourself in one of six sub-disciplines (see below) and study them not only from economics, but also from political and societal points of view, you will be in high demand by employers such as central banks, ministries, (investment) banks, international agencies, consulting firms, pension funds, and accounting firms. Our programme pushes your curiosity to understand, evaluate and where possible improve economic decision making in your professional career afterwards.

Specialisations

Before the programme starts, you will choose a specialisation:

  • Accounting & Control
  • Corporate Finance and Control
  • Financial Economics
  • Economics & Policy
  • International Economics & Business
  • International Economics & Development
The specialisation of your choice consists of: Core courses belonging to the specialisation of your choice (42 EC) Thesis (18 EC)

An academic year consists of 4 blocks, each block has up to 3 courses, and the exams are at the end of each block: - Block 1: September – beginning of November - Block 2: November – January - Block 3: February – middle of April - Block 4: April – middle of June.

You will take courses that make up the field of specialisation that you have chosen: Courses

Specialisation: Accounting & Control

  • Pluralisms in Economics
  • Accounting and Governance
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting and Control
  • Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Advanced Accounting, Governance and Control
  • Master's Thesis
Specialisation: Corporate Finance and Control
  • International Financial Markets
  • Methods of Empirical Analysis
  • Pluralisms in Economics
  • Accounting & Governance
  • Optional course, choose between: Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions; Advanced Behavioral Finance; Culture and Institutions
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Master’s Thesis
Specialisation: Financial Economics
  • International Financial Markets
  • Methods of Empirical Analysis
  • Pluralisms in Economics
  • Advanced Behavioral Finance
  • Optional course, choose between: Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions; Macroeconomics & Policy; Culture and Institutions
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Advanced Financial Economics
  • Master’s Thesis
Specialisation: Economics & Policy
  • Behavioral Economics & Policy
  • Methods of Empirical Analysis
  • Pluralisms in Economics
  • Macroeconomics & Policy
  • Optional course, choose between: Culture and Institutions: Inequality & Development; Global Political Economy
  • Technology & Innovation Policy
  • Current Issues in Economics & Policy
  • Master’s Thesis
Specialisation: International Economics & Business
  • International Financial Markets
  • Methods of Empirical Analysis
  • Pluralisms in Economics
  • Culture and Institutions
  • Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Current Issues in International Economics & Business
  • Optional course, choose between: Global Corporate Communication; Global Marketing; Technology & Innovation Policy
  • Master’s Thesis
Specialisation: International Economics & Development
  • Methods of Empirical Analysis
  • Pluralisms in Economics
  • Culture and Institutions
  • Inequality & Development
  • Optional course, choose between: International Financial Markets; Behavioral Economics & Policy
  • Current Issues in Development Economics
  • Optional course, choose between: The rise of the BRIC countries; Other development-oriented course
  • Master’s Thesis
Admission requirements

1.A completed Bachelor's degree in Economics or a closely-related discipline from a research university with a fair number of courses in your preferred specialisation. See the admission requirements page of the specialisation for information on the required courses.

2.A proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets one of the following conditions:

  • Has successfully completed a three-year Bachelor's programme at a Dutch university.
  • Is a citizen of Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the United States of America.
  • Has successfully completed a Bachelor's programme that was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America.
  • Has successfully completed a Master's programme from a Dutch university of applied sciences (HBO).

All other students need one of the following certificates (TOEFL and IELTS certificates may not be older than two years).

  • A TOEFL score of ≥90, with subscores not lower than 18
  • A IELTS score of ≥6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.0
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
3.A letter of motivation In this letter of motivation (max 2 pages) you should explain why you want to attend this programme and why you think you are suited for this programme. Pre-master for international academic students

In some cases, when your educational background does not grant you direct admission to the Master’s programme in Economics, you can enrol in one of the one-year pre-Master’s programmes. Each pre-Master’s programme corresponds with one of the specialisations of the Master’s programme in Economics.

Deadlines Programmes starting in September

  • Non-EEA students: 1 April.
  • EEA students: 1 May.
Quality label

Both the Keuzegids Masters and the Bachelor’s programme information guide Keuzegids Universiteiten have now designated Radboud University as the ‘Best General University’ in the Netherlands.



Last updated March 24, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
1,984 EUR
Information
Deadline
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EU/EEA; 01/04/2015 - non-EU/EEA (each year)
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
Netherlands Nijmegen
Application deadline Request Info
EU/EEA; 01/04/2015 - non-EU/EEA (each year)
End date Aug. 31, 2017
Duration 1 year
Price 1,984 EUR
for EEA - 9,232 EUR for non-EEA students