Career prospects Research Master in Economics

The Research Master's program in Economics is fully dedicated to preparing students for PhD thesis research at CentER. To this end, we limit the inflow to a small number of excellent students with a sincere interest in pursuing a PhD.

However, graduates that do not continue with a PhD project, may also start a professional career, typically at government organizations (National Departments, Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, regional organizations) and in the consultancy or financial sector.

After completing the PhD, many students participate in CentER's academic job placement procedure and find jobs at universities, research institutes, and government institutions around the world, as well as at private companies.

In the PhD phase, most accepted PhD students become university employees earning a gross salary over more than Euro 85000 over three years and are granted pension rights.


You will find our former Research Master's students at universities all over the world, like:

    • University of Chicago, Booth School of Business (USA)
    • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management (USA)
    • University of Rochester (USA)
    • University of Toronto, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management (Canada)
    • University of British Colombia, Sauder School of Business (Canada)
    • HEC Montreal (Canada)
    • Bocconi University (Italy)
    • HEC Paris (France)


    • University of Warwick (UK)
    • Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    • University of Melbourne (Australia)
    • University of New South Wales (Australia)
    • University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    • Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Business School (Singapore)
    • Singapore Management University (Singapore)

    And at renowed organizations, such as:

    • Federal Reserve System (USA)
    • UNICEF
    • Philips Medical Systems
    • Dutch Central Bank
    • World Bank Washington
    • European Commission
    • GFK (Research firm)
    • CentERdata
    • Max Planck Insitute
    • TNO Delft
    • ORTEC
    • Evolved Analytics LLC

    You can also have a look at the full overview of placements from 2011-2016.


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