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International Economics and Business

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12 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

Do you want an international career as an economist with specialised skills in a business function like finance, management or entrepreneurship? The MSc International Economics is ideal for you.

Today, economics is global and interconnected - a financial move in one part of the world can impact the lives of a whole web of stakeholders. A wide variety of organisations are seeking economic decision-makers who can navigate the complex variables of international business and deliver sound and ethical results.

So the one-year MSc in International Economics and Business has been designed to give you a firm grasp of global economics (through core courses in empirical economics and international business ventures) plus the specialisation that suits your ambitions: International Management, International Financial Economics, International Ventures & Entrepreneurship, or Globalisation & Development. Small class size, international participants, and globally-renowned lecturers combine to make this MSc an especially intense and inspiring experience. 

'I found that the MSc programme provided a good global perspective. It also provides an introduction to both economics and business. Currently I work at ING as a credit risk research analyst. Much of my work is done in international teams, so being able to work with a diverse group of people is essential.'- Keriann Boxhill, alumna.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Personal motivation

To be considered for admission, applicants should have a BSc in Economics with a minor in International Economics. The latter implies that the applicant should at least have succeeded in one course in quantitative methods (level 2) and at least in three c

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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