Course Information
  • Subject: Economics
  • Level: Master
  • Type of Degree: MSc
  • Cost: EUR 1,951 2015/2016

Course description

Tilburg University's Master's in Economics programme equips you with the advanced tools needed to understand and manage the complex problems facing companies and governments in the modern economy.

What defines the modern economy? Increasingly integrated and turbulent markets, opening up unprecedented opportunities for firms as well greater risks. With your deep understanding of how markets function, when they fail, and the implications of this for market participants, you will be optimally prepared to help organisations and governments seize the opportunities available in the global economy while avoiding potential market pitfalls.

The MSc in Economics offers:

  • Teaching by the internationally-reputed economics professors of Tilburg University, world-leading scholars known for their academic publications and influence in policy circles. In the latest National Student Enquiry (NSE) 'The expertise of teachers in their area’ scored 4.22 out of 5.
  • The opportunity to customise your degree; You can choose a specialised track or compose your own personalised curriculum. The five tracks are:
  1. Competition and Regulation
  2. Socio-Economic Policy
  3. Resources, Development and Growth
  4. Pensions, Aging and Retirement
  5. International Economics and Finance
  • Research-Based Learning; Teaching at Tilburg University is research-based and research-driven. You will be provided with the skills and attitude needed to work independently and think analytically - important skills for your future career.
  • International classroom; the economics program welcomes a great diversity in nationalities. This offers a new and broader perspective for you as a person and it is a unique preparation for your future career.

There are two start dates available for this Master's programme: end of August and end of January.

Career Prospects

Because of the excellent reputation of the Tilburg University Economics Department in both teaching and research, your Master's in Economics qualification gives you a competitive advantage in any career that requires sound economic knowledge, strong economic intuition, and sharp analytical and problem-solving skills.

Your degree will be an excellent launch pad for a career as consultant, analyst or policy advisor.  Possible job opportunities include positions in:

  • International companies
  • Banks
  • Management Consulting firms
  • Research agencies
  • Public sector
  • Non-profit sector

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