Graduate School of Business and Economics
Contributes to society via 7 interdisciplinary research themes
2 research master’s programmes
30+ dissertations a year
Led by Prof. Frank Cörvers
The Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) is SBE’s central authority on academic research and administers SBE’s PhD programmes and research master’s programmes. The graduate school also stimulates research in various ways, provides incentives for new research initiatives, and oversees quality and productivity.
GSBE has seven research themes drawing on expertise from SBE departments and institutes. This collaboration exists in both research and teaching. Many research themes cannot be characterised as exclusively covering either business or economics: they all cross the boundaries of both business and economics.
A doctoral degree from the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics will open up a range of career paths, both in academia and in the business world. Researchers have the opportunity to make real contributions to international scientific literature on companies and markets.
The Research Master's programmes are primarily research-oriented: they combine training in analytical and research skills with gaining solid knowledge in your discipline of interest (either Financial and Economic Research, or Business Research).
GSBE’s research mission is to generate and promote knowledge that advances economics and business sciences by:
- Performing high-quality and internationally recongnised business and economics research;
- Offering top-level research master education;
- Continuing to train transferable research skills and techniques to PhD candidates (ethics, research management, personal effectiveness, team-working, career management, presentations skills and language skills);
- Further developing a competitive, inspirational and fertile research environment;
- Establishing a stimulating research community in which people can share values and ideas, and
- Valorising knowledge and transferring research knowledge and skills for economic benefit and society.
The EU’s response to COVID-19: success or lost opportunity?Thursday, May 7, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis represents a common threat for all 27 member states of the European Union; however, Europe has been criticised for being slow to formulate a collective response. We reached out to Prof. Clemens Kool, professor of Macroeconomics and International Monetary Economics to hear his thoughts on the matter.
CIRCULAR X: new EU-funded project on Circular Service Business ModelsTuesday, April 21, 2020
Lead by Professor Nancy Bocken, CIRCULAR X will develop a new field of research on experimentation with circular service business models (CSBMs) in the transition to a circular economy.
Adapting to virtual: Real life problem-based learningWednesday, March 25, 2020
We wanted to find out how some of SBE’s teaching staff have been experiencing the move to online teaching and learning so we interrupted their online creativity momentarily to find out what life is like behind the scenes of an online learning environment.