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BScEconomics and Business Economics

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €11,500 per year
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Are you interested in financial management, exchange rates, and the world economy? If so, then Economics and Business Economics might be the right programme for you. You will learn to analyse the financial choices and decisions that have to be made constantly by businesses, from family businesses to multinationals. You will examine the risks and national and international rules that organisations have to work within as well as how to best deal with uncertainties like fluctuating interest rates and competition. This programme suits people who like to analyse numbers and have a broad interest in the financial system and how this influences organisations.

Why study Economics and Business Economics?

- You want to develop a broad perspective on economic problems
- You want to be trained to become a business economist with critical and analytical skills
- You want to learn how to think of solid solutions to financial problems
- You want a personal approach to education and small-scale teaching

Programme structure

Within the Bachelor’s of Economics and Business Economics, each year is divided into two semesters. Each semester is then divided into two blocks, during which you will have lectures and seminars. At the end of each block, you will be expected to take exams to conclude the module. A certain number of study credits (ECTS) is contributed to each module.

During the first year, you will explore the content of the field of Economics and Business Economics. You will learn how the scientific field is related to the real world and you will get acquainted with research methods. At the end of the first year, you will conduct your own research project with fellow students.

After the first year of Economics and Business Economics, you can choose from five specialisations to continue your studies in the second and third year. These specialisations will be more in-depth than the first year.

In the third year you will follow courses of your chosen specialisation along with other general courses about academic skills, like research methods, presenting, and academic writing. During this year you can also choose four elective courses, so there is more room for your own interests. It is also possible to do an internship instead of a course.

Career opportunities

Examples of possible functions where students can be employed in the future:

- International economic policy officer at the European Central Bank
- Business economist at an international non-profit or company
- Financial economic policy officer at a financial consultancy

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States