Track title: Three distinctive study tracks
The MSc in International Economics and Business combines a solid foundation in business economics, general economics and related social sciences with more specialised knowledge in an area of your choice. We provide students with the option to choose from three study tracks within this Master’s programme.
Track title: 1. International Management
The International Management track puts the firm in a global context, covering various key elements of international decision-making. Core to this Master's track is the management of international operations, including entry strategies in foreign markets, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and cross-cultural leadership. Further, senior executives’ main role is to create new opportunities and maximise the impact of firms in society, so there is a strong emphasis in the track on global innovation strategies, entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.
The track offers frequent contact with business leaders and places academic economics research in the context of international firm managerial decision-making. A structure of Master classes and practical projects with a focus on business analysis and consulting offers you the opportunity to strengthen the professional skills needed for a career in an international setting.
The track prepares you for jobs in consulting, business strategy development and corporate venture management, and is relevant for start-ups as well.
Track title: 2. International Financial Economics
The International Financial Economics track focuses on financial and risk management in an international financial system. At the start of the track, you will be introduced to the issues linking local and global financial development and economic growth. You will also take part in discussions about the benefits of diversified financial globalisation through diversification and risk sharing, as well as the potential costs of financial crises.
You will go on to explore risk management in banks, where it constitutes a core part of the business, as well as in non-financial companies, where risk management forms just a part of the broader financial decision-making framework. You will focus on issues such as cross-border banking, currency risks, risk management services and the interaction between regulators, borrowers, supervisors and the banking system. You will address these issues using principles of economics and business alongside institutional, legal and behavioural insights.
Overall, this track is excellent preparation for a career in either the private or public sector in the fields of banking, financial management, financial regulation and supervision or financial markets.
Track title: 3. Globalisation and Development
An increasingly globalised world poses many new challenges for companies and governments. These challenges include identifying where and when economic growth will emerge, which countries will be the next decade’s “tiger economies”, how energy and resource issues will influence growth and sustainability and what the consequences of on-going urbanisation will look like. The Globalisation and Development track will enable you to tackle these economic issues while combining key insights from the fields of economics, international business, social sciences, geography and politics.
Wide-ranging and varied, the Globalisation and Development track is designed to equip you with academic knowledge, interdisciplinary understanding and research skills. You will have the opportunity to work alongside and debate with students and academics from around the world. As a result, you will not only learn about the economic forces at play in your home country, but you will also broaden your understanding and knowledge of the issues at play on a global level.
The programme will prepare you for a career in international business and international policy institutions such as the OECD, the World Bank, the European Commission and other governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations.