Bachelor's programme in Economics and Business Economics
Are 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
Visit us during one of our many events to speak with students and staff and learn more about this programme.
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.
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.
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
You might also be interested in one of these programmes:
- Business Administration
- Economie en Bedrijfseconomie
- International Business Communication
How to apply
Are you ready to apply? Go to the application procedure page and follow the steps to submit your application.