Universiteit Maastricht

School of Business and Economics


The research master’s programme in Business Research focuses on two main skill sets. You will learn the methodologies for close analysis that you can apply to your chosen topic of specialisation. You will also learn the academic skills needed in order to succeed in research, such as writing in English, getting published, the review process and so on.

What will you learn?
Business Research is a very challenging programme that attracts the very best of students. Your learning experience will cover general research methodologies, including those that are specific to business and those that are relevant to all academic research. You will also be able to specialise in your areas of interest, especially in your second year.

At the end of the programme, you will be able to:

• research business topics according to the highest standards
• analyse and interpret recent literature in your field of interest
• demonstrate how to increase the impact of your research

Martin Carree, coordinator of Advanced Quantitative Research Methods in Business II

“Many but certainly not all of the business research master students progress towards a PhD stage. However, the research master is also an excellent preparation for research orientated jobs in business or government. This may be further enhanced by combining the research master thesis with an internship at a company.”


Study progress requirement for international students with a residence permit

International students who study at UM with a residence permit (for the purpose of study) are held to a lawful study progress requirement. This requirement must be met for each year of study at UM. Students who do not meet this requirement may lose their residence permit.

The study progress requirement does not apply to exchange students.