Study programme of the pre-Master's in Economics

The pre-Master's programme aims to bridge the gap between your prior education and our Master's in Economics. It starts in September and generally consists of 60 EC. The content of the programme consists of specific courses from our Bachelor's programme in Economics and Business Economics and depends on the specialisation that you choose. Successful completion of this specific pre-Master’s will allow you to enrol in the associated Master’s specialisation. Below, you can find an overview of all pre-Master's options.

Curriculum

  • Dutch Research University students

    After completing a Dutch university's Bachelor's programme, it is possible to obtain a Master’s in Economics at Radboud University. Before you can be admitted to the one-year Master’s programme, you have to complete a one-year pre-Master’s programme. Building upon the Bachelor's programme that you completed, you will acquire the knowledge and skills that are necessary to participate in the Master’s programme. The Master’s programme is taught in English and has seven specialisations, each with its own pre-Master’s programme.

    Curriculum Dutch Research University students
  • International students

    If your prior education is marked insufficient for direct admission to the Master's programme in Economics, for example you are lacking some courses for the specialisation you prefer, you may be offered to enrol in one of our pre-Master's programmes in English. These are programmes that have been especially designed to bridge the gap between your prior education and the Economics Master's programme specialisation. This pre-Master programme typically means a year of extra study, and after successfully completing it you will be directly admitted to the Master's programme in Economics.

    In general, the pre-Master’s programme consists of core courses from our Bachelor’s programme, as well as courses in academic skills and methodology. Each Master’s specialisation has a specific pre-Master’s programme. Successful completion of this specific pre-Master’s will allow you to enrol in the associated Master’s specialisation. Each Master's specialisation has a specific pre-Master's programme. There are general courses that will be offered to all the programmes. 

    Curriculum International students
  • Dutch hbo students

    After completing an HBO programme, it is possible to obtain a Master’s in Economics at Radboud University. Before you can be admitted to the one-year Master’s programme, you have to complete a one-year pre-Master’s programme. Building upon the HBO programme that you completed, you will acquire the knowledge and skills that are necessary to participate in the Master’s programme. The Master’s programme is taught in English and has seven specialisations, each with its own pre-Master's programme. For HBO Bachelor’s students with the relevant prior education, there is a suitable, 60 EC pre-Master’s programme available for each Master’s specialisation. Most of the courses are taught in English. We will offer the following pre-Master’s programmes:

    Curriculum Dutch hbo students
  • Preparatory minor

    It is not possible for HBO students to be admitted directly to a Master’s programme. First, they must participate in a pre-Master’s programme that will provide them with the basic scientific knowledge and academic skills at the level of a university Bachelor’s programme. Successful, motivated HBO students can start an preparatory minor at the Nijmegen School of Management during their HBO degree programme. This programme will be taken as a minor during the HBO degree programme. This will reduce the costs of the pre-Master’s programme to be taken later.

    Curriculum Preparatory minor

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