M.Sc. On Campus

Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets

Maastricht University

12 months
15800 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Are you fascinated by how emerging markets, such as those of the BRIC countries, work? Do you want the extra challenge of conducting business across borders and in a multi-cultural environment? Do you look forward to operating in rapidly changing economies? If so, the master’s programme in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets from Maastricht University could be right for you. 


The master’s programme in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets from Maastricht University combines aspects of economic analysis and business economics to address issues related to emerging markets. It is an interdisciplinary degree that will provide you with the knowledge required for a successful international career in business or policy-making.

You will learn to apply tools from economic theory and data analysis to gain insights into the institutional and policy contexts of emerging economies. These insights can be used to advise business and policy leaders on sustainable strategies for economic development and the integration of countries and firms into global exchanges of products, knowledge and capital.

Career prospects 

This master’s programme prepares you for career opportunities at organisations such as: 

  • multinational companies
  • governmental agencies
  • policymaking institutes
  • research institutes

You’ll also be qualified to pursue many different positions within those organisations, including:

  • executive functions
  • consultant
  • analyst
  • policy maker

Your experience with formulating and analysing data-driven research questions will also be valuable if you choose to pursue a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Empirical Methods in Economics
  • International Macroeconomics for Emerging Markets
  • Strategic Management for Emerging Markets 
  • Socio-Economics Development in Emerging Markets
  • Professional Development in Emerging Markets
  • Policy in Emerging Markets

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
4 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

List of grades of your bachelor’s programme

  • Upload a transcript of grades from each university you have attended, plus a translation if the original is not in English.
Curriculum vitae
  • List your education, relevant extracurricular activities, internships and (professional) experience. 
Letter of motivation
  • Provide good arguments for why you want to do this master’s programme at Maastricht University and why you expect that you can successfully complete the programme.
Description of your statistics courses
  • Upload proof of all relevant statistics courses that you followed during your bachelor’s programme. Indicate in a separate Word-document the name of the course(s), the number of credits you received and a short course description (max. 10 sentences per course). If you did not have any statistics in your bachelor’s programme, please indicate this as well.
Official GMAT or GRE score report

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Maastricht

700 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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