Are you interested in exploring and solving societal challenges such as inequality, climate change or technological change? Do you want to learn how to develop recommendations for firms or create policies to help address these challenges? Then this master’s programme in Economics could be the perfect fit for you!

This programme follows a unique challenge-driven teaching approach, with a focus on solving today’s most pressing societal challenges. This means that you will learn to make use of economic theory and empirical methods to address global challenges hands on. Your toolbox of theories and methods will range from labour economics, growth theory and industrial organisation, to behavioural and experimental economics, applied econometrics and data science. Based on your preference, this programme allows you to specialise in one of the following societal challenges:

  1. Inequality and social inclusion
  2. Sustainable and resilient economies
  3. Technology, markets and societal change

Pre-master Economics

Interested in studying this master's programme, but do not yet meet the requirements? Consider pursuing our pre-master!

Maastricht University School of Business and Economics

Master information events

Interested in master's programmes from the School of Business and Economics? Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe and immerse yourself in your programme of choice trough the following events. 

  1. Master's Open Day | sign up for the next Master’s Open Day

  2. Online info sessions | register for an online info session

Talk to our student ambassadors!

Would you like to ask or talk about something with one of our students? On our YouTube channel, our master's students answer some of your most pressing questions! Prefer to directly talk to one of our students? Below you will find an overview of SBE's student ambassadors. The ambassadors will be happy to help you with all your questions. 

Ask our students - Masters edition

Meet our Graduates

Career prospects

Would you like to learn more about the career opportunities of this master programme? Check out our video where our alumna Myrte ter Horst shares her experiences about studying at Maastricht University and the activities corresponding to her current job as Researcher at CBS Heerlen. Or read Julian Slotman's testimonial about the MSc Economics! 

MSc Economics

Julian Slotman SBE Alumni

Julian Slotman

"Studying at UM has been the best decision of my life! Keep an open mind and embrace every opportunity to grow, and you'll only have the most rewarding experiences."

Name: Julian Slotman
Company: United Nations/ Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA)
Position: Associate Economic Affairs Officer
Check out my profile on LinkedIn!