Master in Economics and Business
Master specialisation Urban, Port & Transport Economics
Get a grasp of the spatio-economic workings of cities, regions and ports. See the links between the facets of an economy, and go for a career in logistics, transport, consultancy or the public sector.
Master specialisation in Urban, Port & Transport Economics Erasmus University Rotterdam has a strong tradition in urban, port, and transport economics, which is partly due to its location in a major world port city. Rotterdam is the ‘Gateway to Europe’ and houses one of the largest and most modern port complexes in the world, providing a rich base of knowledge on the management of transport and logistics. However, Rotterdam is also an often cited case of urban reconstruction, restructuring, and large-scale redevelopment, providing a visual experience of urban management in the last decades. These assets make Erasmus University Rotterdam the primary place to study urban, port and transport economics in Europe. For almost a century, the university prepares students for strategic and high-level industry, consultancy and government positions in these fields.
Economics is often abstract discipline, but the spatial dimension in urban, port and transport economics enables an applied approach to economics. In other words economics becomes realistic and tangible. Economic growth mainly manifests itself in cities, showing both the benefits and the adverse effects of high concentrations of people, businesses and amenities. Congestion is one such example, but strong transport flows also signal the intensity of underlying trade and production processes. Urban, port and transport economics is omnipresent, and this Master’s specialisation challenges you to understand the economic implications of the spatial dimension in strategic decision-making, both from the perspective of businesses and government organizations.
The lecturers in this specialisation have extensive international research experience. Through ongoing academic research and consultancy they are able to teach state of the art knowledge and insights. The Master specialisation in urban, port and transport economics takes a hands-on approach, which is solution-driven and practical, challenging students to reach their full potential. In cooperation with business and government partners, the Master specialisation stimulates students to develop the skills and capabilities needed to become tomorrow’s managers and policy makers: professionals with the ability to address practical challenges through academic reasoning. This ability makes students and alumni of the specialisation very valuable to employers and society.
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