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Economics and Business Economics


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Study economics and business economics in Groningen to get a solid understanding of the economic tools and knowledge to tackle the important societal challenges of today.
Why are some countries rich and others poor? How does this relate to globalization, sustainability, inequality, and climate change? What can central banks do to curb inflation? Can taxes and subsidies stimulate firms to care for the environment? How do corporations decide where to invest their money, and what is the value of corporate social responsibility?During the three-year BSc Economics and Business Economics programme, you will engage with questions like these through a wide range of courses: micro, macro, and international economics, finance, accounting, ethics, and sustainability. These main areas are supported by quantitative and skills courses to provide you with solid analytical, data, communication, and team skills.During the first, foundational year, all students take the same courses. Next to the fundamentals of their discipline, some courses take an economic view of current societal challenges such as pollution, inequality, social welfare, sustainable economic growth, and corporate responsibility. In year two, you choose one of three profiles:Business Economics is for students who are interested in the decision-making of companies, with a focus on finance and accounting. Economics is for student




Bachelor of Science


3 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 13,100


Application requirements

To meet the general entry-level requirements, you will need an educational background equivalent to the Dutch pre-university education (VWO). For an overview of VWO-equivalent qualifications, please check If you have any questions concerning admission to the programme, please contact our Admissions Office:

Mathematics should have been passed as a standard/methods level subject in your secondary school education. Please note that the level of mathematics will need to be assessed by the Admissions Board.

IELTS Academic overall score 6 (Speaking 6, Writing 5.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 80 (Speaking 20, Writing 20); Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (overall score 169, Speaking 169, Writing 162).

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 13,100
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9712 GL Groningen
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