Radboud University

Bachelor's programme in Economics and Business Economics

beste_studiesb2Are 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 economics 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 personal approach to education and small-scale teaching

Facts & Figures

Language: English
Duration: 3 years (180 EC), full time
Start month: September
Contact hours: 15-18 hours per week
Enrolled students: 105 per year
BSc in Economics and Business Economics
Faculty: Nijmegen School of Management
Croho code: 50950


Visit us during one of our many events to speak with students and staff and learn more about this programme.

Admission requirements

Dutch students
A VWO diploma of the profiles Economics & Society, Nature & Technology and Nature & Health are accepted for direct admission. A VWO diploma of the profile Culture & Society is accepted for direct admission only if Mathematics A or B has been concluded with a satisfactory mark.

International students
Check the admission requirements page for more information about the educational qualifications.

What will you learn?

Economics and Business Economics in Nijmegen is characterized by paying attention to other study fields besides economics as well. We call this Economics+. It means that in Nijmegen you do not only delve into numbers and money, but also into social issues such as income inequality, causes of a crisis, the euro and other currencies, international developments and global capital markets, because in economics, culture, psychology, sociology, and ethics also play a role. Therefore, bits and pieces of psychology, sociology, business administration and law are included in the studies of economics. After all, the way in which resources are used or the way in which markets operate is the effect of human decision-making.

Bachelor Economics and Business Economics

Future career opportunities

After a Master's specialisation you have a wide range of job opportunities. You can think of:

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

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How to apply

Are you ready to apply? Go to the application procedure page and follow the steps to submit your application.

Online Student Experience

Are you interested in Economics and Business Economics but unable to join us for our Experience Day? Join the Online Student Experience and learn what it's like to study this programme.

Do you have a question?

We are here to help! Don't hesitate to contact usask a current student or meet us in person at one of our events and visits on campus and abroad.