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What will I learn?

Econometricians use their mathematical and statistical expertise to sift through mountains of economic data in order to find trends. This ability has an enormous number of applications for business, government and research throughout the world, including:

  • making companies run smoothly
  • increasing profit sustainably
  • predicting financial trends
  • understanding how people’s behaviour affects the market
  • dealing with wider economic issues and crises

All of these practical applications make Economics and Operations Research a booming field with huge prospects for graduates. The School of Business and Economics not only helps you become a well-trained econometrician, but we also immerse you in an interpersonal, intercultural and international setting that gives you an extra edge in an increasingly globalised world.

In the first two years of Econometrics and Operations Research, you'll take core courses that integrate maths, statistics, economics and computer science. You will learn practical techniques to solve economic problems, improve business practices, and predict trends and so on. And you'll apply your knowledge in these areas to various other disciplines, such as marketing and finance. In your third year, you'll have the freedom to pursue your own interests: you'll choose your courses from an extended range of electives and spread your wings during an adventurous semester abroad.

As a graduate of the Econometrics and Operations Research bachelor’s programme, the world is practically at your feet. On the one hand, your bachelor’s degree makes you eligible for an exciting range of master’s programmes. On the other, you can take the plunge on the job market, kick-starting your career straight away, though it is advisable to continue with master’s studies.

The bachelor's programme in Econometrics and Operations Research provides a strong foundation for the following master’s programmes, which you can apply for without having to fulfill additional admission requirements:

  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Financial Economics
  • Management of Learning

Career prospects

When you graduate, you can find work in:

  • finance, helping to make sound business decisions and analysing investment plans
  • government, forecasting the effects of economic policy
  • major commercial firms (e.g. in telecommunications or public transport), optimising efficiency
  • consultancy, lending expert advice to clients of all shapes and sizes
  • academia, where many of our graduates launch their careers

Which department am I in?

School of Business and Economics

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
€8,000.00 (6,46,204) per year
Statutory fee for this programme is € 2,083
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Maastricht University

Minderbroedersberg 4-6,

MAASTRICHT,

Limburg,

6211, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must High School Diploma with 4 AP’s (concluded with an examination from the College Board). High School Diploma with a weighted GPA of at least 3.5 with at least 16 credits in academic subjects. English Language Requirements: IELTS (6.5); TOEFL Paper-based test (575); TOEFL Internet test (90); TOEIC listening and reading (720) and speaking and writing (310); Cambridge - Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Grade C (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade A (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade B (scale 176-179).

For international students

  • If you have a non-Dutch diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma you are in principle admissible to this programme.
  • IELTS test: minimum score overall 6
  • TOEFL test: overall, paper-based minimum score 550
  • TOEFL test: overall, internet-based minimum score 80
  • TOEFL test: overall, computer-based minimum score 213

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