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Goals and further education

Goals and competencies
At the end of the Bachelor's degree programme in Economics and Business Economics, students are capable of:

  • Theory: understanding the most important ideas, theories and concepts from the fields of economics and business economics, specifically international economics and economic policy, financial economics and business economics, and can
    • identify them, explain them, and relate them to current developments and debates;
    • critically evaluate their foundations and their analytical and predictive power, and reflect on the relationship between theoretical problems and practical solutions.
  • Research: regarding the key concepts and techniques in economics and business economics research methodology:
    • assess their applicability;
    • use them – under supervision – to conduct research into practical problems and theories in economics and business economics.
  • Application: analyse problems in economics and business economics problems with the aim of assessing and improving or developing solutions, while referring explicitly to existing scientific notions, concepts and theories.
  • Communication and cooperation
    • communicating adequately about economics and business economics research by working systematically to collect and process information and reporting on this orally and in writing;
    • working together in task-oriented groups.
  • Self-reflection: indicating the contours of their own competencies with respect to knowledge and skills and identifying new learning outcomes and routes in the light of subsequent study programmes.

After the Bachelor's programme
Radboud University offers a Master's programme in Economics as a follow-up to the Bachelor's programme.