The three-year Economics and Business Economics Bachelor's degree is entirely in English. You will learn how business experts and policymakers attempt to stimulate both corporate and economic activity. The programme will give you the theoretical tools and analytical skills needed to address complex issues.

During the first year - the foundation year - all students take the same course units. In year two, you will either specialize in Business Economics, Economics or International Economics and Business.

  • Business Economics focuses on decision-making within an organization from an economic point of view.
  • In Economics, you learn to develop models with which to obtain an understanding of economic phenomena.
  • In International Economics and Business, you will learn how businesses should deal with stakeholders with diverse social norms and expectations in an international context.

After finishing the Bachelor's degree, you can continue as a postgraduate student at the University of Groningen.

Job perspectives

Graduates have the possibility to participate in the high-level contract research activities of international organizations, such as the Conference Board (New York) and the International Labour Organization (I.L.O., Geneva). Other companies where you could end up working are the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Bank, CESifo Institute Munich or the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands.

If you choose the Research Master’s degree programme you could move into academia and perhaps decide to go further still and earn a Ph.D. at a university in the Netherlands or abroad.

Job examples

  • Financial or Asset Manager

A Master's degree in Finance offers graduates attractive career opportunities in many different areas. You could end up as a financial or asset manager. Or maybe corporate governance, risk analysis or stock trading is your thing. You will be ready to start work at multinationals such as Procter&Gamble, Google, Coca-Cola, Toyota or Lacoste. If you've studied Finance your will find a wide range of opportunities open to you.

  • Analyst or Financial Advisor for banks

Master's degree in Economics may lead you to the world of banking, where you might become an analyst or financial advisor, or you could work in the policy department of a central bank, perhaps analyzing the impact of monetary and economic policy. You might choose the government sector, beginning in an advisory role and moving on to a management position. You could help develop important social programmes and devise ways of administering them.

  • Expert in International Economics and Business

A Master's degree in International Economics and Business will provide you with the credentials to work for a multinational or any number of governmental institutions or international organizations. You might become an analyst for a research institute, consulting firm or university.

Admission requirements

Language requirements

If you have completed your secondary education in an EU/EEA country, or if you are a native English speaker, you will not have to provide proof of English language proficiency.

If you are not exempted, the language requirements are:

  • IELTS overall: 6,
  • IELTS writing 5.5, IELTS speaking 6,
  • TOEFL paper-based 550,
  • TOEFL internet based 80,
  • CAE/CPE: C, B or A,
  • CEFR: B2/C1.

Previous education

You will need a secondary education with qualifications for entrance to an undergraduate programme at a university. This includes:

  • UK - 3 A Levels
  • Germany - Abitur
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 24 points or higher.

If you want to know if your diploma is accepted, please contact us or look on our website.

Additional requirement

If Mathematics is not/has not been one of your final-year subjects during your pre-university education (or you took the lowest level, e.g. Maths Studies) then you will need to show proof of your level of Maths proficiency.

Application deadlines

  • EU/EEA students: May 01, 2019
  • Non-EU/EEA students: May 01, 2019

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA-students: €2083
  • non-EU/EEA students: €8900
Program taught in:
  • English

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