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.
Breaking free of the Great Recession: Maastricht researchers join Horizon 2020 projectMonday, July 29, 2019
GROWINPRO, a new EU-funded project led in part by Prof. Pierre Mohnen and Assistant Prof. Tania Treibich will provide a raft of joined-up policies to set Europe on a more balanced course of development – one fuelled by innovation but sensitive to issues like climate, demographic and labour changes. Six months into the project, we caught up with Pierre and Tania to hear the latest updates.
UM professors contribute to the Dutch pension reformsThursday, June 27, 2019
At Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE), our academics regularly carry out research that has a direct impact on society. Today, we sit down with one of these academics: Professor Antoon Pelsser who regularly contributes to the nation-wide debate surrounding pension funds in the Netherlands.
A summer in the life of an academicTuesday, June 18, 2019
Ever wonder what academics do during the summer break? Well, wonder no more! Associate Professor of economics Christian Seel shares with us his summer plans and, as you'll quickly find out, they consist of a lot more than three months of sipping cocktails on the beach.