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International Economics and Business

The third year consists largely of a study at a partner university abroad.  Students decide which university they will attend with guidance from our staff about the appropriate types of courses and how these align with the students’ preferences for their subsequent Master's programme. The International Economics and Business Bachelor's programme is perfectly aligned with the International Economics and Business Master's specialisation, but a core feature of the Bachelor's programme is that it provides access to a wider range of Master's specialisation tracks. In this regard, several combinations of electives have been selected that provide students with the best possible preparation for various Master's specialisation tracks in Nijmegen. By choosing the most appropriate courses during the semester abroad and selecting the most appropriate electives after returning to Nijmegen, students are able to prepare themselves very effectively for the Master's specialisation tracks of their choice.

The second semester in Nijmegen consists of a number of elective courses. Topics in International Economics and Policy, Topics in Financial Economics or Topics in Business Economics courses prepare you for writing your Bachelor's thesis and link to the Master's programmes of your choice. The major focus during these courses is to teach you how to assume a critical stance during academic debates on current issues in the chosen field of study. Students aspiring to take the Master's programme in International Business Administration should take the Strategy course, whereas the course Interorganisational Networks is well suited for students interested in the interplay between economics and business. When choosing between the courses Behavioural Economics, Behavioural Finance, Marketing, Organisation and Environment, Financial Accounting and Reporting or Economic Policy and Public Finance, students are advised to consider the compatibility with their preferred subsequent Master's programme.

Bachelor’s Thesis
The Bachelor’s programme is concluded by writing a Bachelor’s thesis, during which you independently and creatively apply the knowledge, insights and skills you have acquired to a relevant scientific research topic of your choice. A lecturer will supervise you during this process and the final result will be presented and defended in front of your fellow students.