Master of Science in Economics of Globalisation and European Integration
The Master Economics of Globalisation and European Integration (EGEI) is a two-year (120 ECTS) programme fully taught in English and in a truly global learning environment. It meets an increasing demand for graduates who have the skills to competently analyse issues of globalisation and economic integration, and make relevant policy or strategic recommendations in the public and private sector.
The master EGEI programme meets an increasing demand for graduates who have the skills to competently analyse issues of globalisation and economic integration, and make relevant policy or strategic recommendations in the public and private sector. Global events such as the Great Recession crisis, trade wars, the Brexit, … learned us to rethink current processes of integration and to support and improve the mechanisms of globalisation. This programme will train you not only in economics but will also give you a solid knowledge of international law that regulates global interactions and the theory and practice of international business and other key economic agents acting in the global economy. EGEI encourages you to think for yourselves, to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and to be critical. In addition, the programme draws attention to the broader social consequences of economic policies, such as the effects on migration, inequality and the environment. You will get a full-immersive study experience in a truly global environment as you’ll have to interact with people with different cultures and backgrounds, and live in different countries during the 2-years programme. EGEI is jointly offered by a consortium of 8 institutions: Bari (Italy), Ghent and Brussels (Belgium), Santander (Spain), Lille (France), Tartu (Estonia), Xiamen (China), Valparaiso (Chile). You will follow classes in at least 3 different countries during the four semesters.
The admission requirements vary. Depending on your preliminary training, you are either able to enrol directly, or there are additional requirements.
The EGEI-programme is organized in four semesters. The first semester takes place in France or China and provides you a strong background in economic theory and quantitative methods as well as solid knowledge in international law and business. During the second semester (in Belgium), you will deepen your knowledge in the area of economics of globalisation and European Integration. Furthermore you will start working on you master dissertation. During the third semester, you will specialize in one of the four specialization tracks that are available. The location depends on your chosen specialization: International economic policy in Tartu (Estonia), Economic and financial issues in the EU in Santander (Spain), Economics and business of globalisation in Bari (Italy) or Globalisation and emerging market economies in Valparaiso (Chile). The last semester is devoted to an internship (in international organizations, NGO’s, international business corporations) and your master dissertation.
An innovative teaching approach is used, which brings together advanced academic competences with more practical knowledge and skills: e.g. lectures and seminars with EU officials, visits to EU institutions and other Brussels-based bodies. Interactive modes of instruction: Oxford-style debate, simulations, role playing games, discussion groups and pitch presentations.
Upon successful completion of the programme, you’ll earn the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Economics of Globalisation and European Integration. Our alumni are highly successful, both in the academic world as in senior positions in global businesses, government or international organisations, including the EU.
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