Economics and Business Economics
Would you like to become an economic expert in topics such as financial decision-making by firms, fiscal or monetary policy of governments, or economic development and international trade?During the three-year BSc Economics and Business Economics (E&BE), you will study a wide range of topics like banking, finance, fiscal and monetary policy issues, economic development and sustainability, economic theory, decisions made by consumers on markets, and strategic behavior between firms on markets. You will learn how business experts and policymakers attempt to stimulate both corporate and general economic activity. This programme will give you the theoretical tools and analytical skills needed to address complex issues.During the 1st year - the foundation year - all students take the same course units. In year two, you will either specialize in Business Economics, Economics or Economic Development and Globalization.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.Economic Development and Globalization focuses on international economic development and globalization and its impact on firms’ strategies and government policies.In the 3rd year, you have the chance to choose a minor at the faculty, university or study abroad at one of
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Bachelor of Science
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
No Numerus Fixus
Without numerus fixus.
Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
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 https://www.rug.nl/vwo-equivalent-qualifications. If you have any questions concerning admission to the programme, please contact our Admissions Office: https://www.rug.nl/admissions.
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). * ETS is offering the TOEFL tests as an online option to take from home worldwide. Please check their website for more information.
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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|1 Sep '24||1 May '24||1 May '24|
|1 Sep '25||1 May '25||1 May '25|
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