Education for the higher educated

MSc in Economics Track International Economics

Nijmegen School of Management

  • Description
  • Overview

Over the past two decades, international flows of capital and trade have grown tremendously, in parallel with the growing influence of international organizations on local developments. The International Economics track offers courses on international trade and investment, globalization, financial systems and economic growth. The programme is centred on several main questions in international economics such as: Why do some countries attract more trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) than others? Does such increased openness affect economic growth, for instance, in relation to knowledge spillovers from multinational enterprises? How do international financial markets work and what is the role of national and international institutions in this respect? These and other issues are treated by considering state-of-the-art developments in international economics. But their treatment also goes beyond economics. A major distinguishing feature of the programme is its comparative approach, with issues also being linked to insights from disciplines other than economics.


Learning outcomes and teaching activities
The track International Economics adds to your already existing body of knowledge, skills and insights regarding international economics. In addition, the track contributes to your further academic development.

Having attained the masters diploma in International Economics, you will be knowledgeable about recent developments in the field. In particular, you will be an up-and-coming professional that is able to:

  • read, understand and reflect on the international professional and academic literature on international economics
  • report independently on various issues in international economics, including state of the art empirical and theoretical studies
  • use and apply statistical tools and methods that are relevant to international economics  
  • conduct independent research within a preset time limit
  • present and defend in a clear and consistent way, both orally and in written form
  • maintain a critical attitude towards your own work and that of others, now and in future. [


Programme details 2012-2013
The courses which constitute this track are:

  • Pluralisms in Economics (6 EC)
  • International Trade and Policy (6 EC)
  • International Financial Markets (6 EC)
  • Methods of Empirical Analysis (6 EC)
  • Culture and Economic Behaviour (6 EC)
  • Current Issues in Globalization (6 EC)
  • Advanced International Economics (6 EC)
  • Masters Thesis (18 EC).

Societal relevance & job opportunities
Employers are increasingly looking for economists who can tackle a wide variety of economic problems in a professional manner. Economists with international backgrounds are even more welcome. Our graduates work in a variety of industries. As a graduate in International Economics  you will be working as a professional for large and medium sized companies with an international orientation, consultancy firms , government and not-for-profit organisations that have relevance in today’s globalised world. In particular firms with an international orientation, ministries and consultancy firms are among the key employers of graduates in international economics. [bw]  

Level University
Incompany No
Open enrolment Yes
Lead time 12 months
Costs (indication) No entry
Titles No title
Required language skills English
Country Netherlands
Completion Diploma