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What will I learn?

Why are some countries rich and others poor? What are the benefits of the euro as the principal currency in Europe? How can we make health care affordable? Why do people start up their own company? How can subsidies and taxes help reduce pollution?

Broad-based view

If you choose to study Economics and Business Economics in Utrecht, you choose a broad-based view on economic issues: the real-world perspective. What are the needs and objectives of people and organisations in our complex society? What choices do they make in order to fulfill their needs and achieve their objectives? To find the right answers to these questions we analyze economic issues with the insights of other fields such as Geography, Law and Social Sciences.

International learning environment

Your insights will be enriched by the international learning environment offered by the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.). Students come from more than 50 different countries. The programme crosses multiple borders: language borders, geographical borders and the borders of other disciplines.

Curriculum

The three year Bachelor programme consists of two parts: the major and the optional course profile. The first 18 months of the programme are focused on your major and familiarizes you with the basic principles of Economics and Business Economics and with quantitative courses like Mathematics and Statistics.

In the optional course profile you can choose those courses that fit your ambitions and interests. You can opt for an approved optional minor but also for taking extra economics courses or courses from other departments at Utrecht University. You conclude the Bachelor programme with a thesis.

You will attend classes for about 12 hours a week (in lectures and tutorial groups). Including preparation and studying, the programme will take about 30 to 40 hours a week of your time.

After the Master's programme, Utrecht economists often find jobs as:

  • Advisors or consultants in multinationals;
  • Investors or project developers in banks or other financial firms;
  • Policy roles in governmental organizations, such as a ministry, the provincial authorities, employers' associations, trade unions or European bodies;
  • A small number of graduates become scientific researchers, entrepreneurs, university lecturers or teachers.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
€10,288.00 (8,40,523) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Utrecht University

Heidelberglaan 8,

Utrecht Science Park / De Uithof,

Utrecht,

3584, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants may be recognised under an international treaty, or based on international comparisons; e.g. : a European Baccalaureate from a European school; an International Baccalaureate; Zeugnis der Algemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur); 3 GCE A-Levels; Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs (Belgium); US High School Diploma (USA). In addition to the completed High School Diploma, we require students to obtain at least 4 Advanced Placements (AP's) of the US College Board, all with a score of -3- or higher. Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame di Stato Conclusivo dei Corsi di Istruzione Secondario Superiore (issued by a Liceo classico/ scientifico/ linguistico/scienze umane) (Italy). English Language Requirements: IELTS is the test preferred by Utrecht University: Minimum score: 6.5 overall band, 5.5 for writing; TOEFL, Internet based Institutional scores are not accepted. The TOEFL institution code for Utrecht University is 9062 - Minimum score: 83 with 24 reading, 22 listening, 20 speaking, 17 writing; Cambridge Certificates: Advanced English or Proficiency in English, minimum score C.

For international students

If you want to study Economics and Business Economics you will of course need the right diploma.

SECONDARY SCHOOL

Applicants must have an international diploma with an adequate level of Mathematics as required subject, for example:

  • International Baccalaureate (Worldwide) - Mathematics Standard Level (Math Standard)
  • European Baccalaureate (Europe) - Mathematics: at least 3 hours per week in the final 2 years
  • Abitur (Germany) - English and Mathematics: at least Grundkurs
  • GCE A-Levels (United Kingdom) - 3 GCE A-levels, at least an A/S-Level Mathematics
  • Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs (Belgium) All directions: with Mathematics for at least 4 hours per week in the final 2 years, and English
  • US High School Diploma (USA) In addition to the completed High School Diploma, we require students to obtain at least 4 Advanced Placements (AP's) of the US College Board, all with a score of -3- or higher, among which at least an AP Calculus AB with a score of -3- or higher.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

As English is the official language at Economics and Business Economics, non-native speakers are required to demonstrate proof of proficiency. Utrecht University accepts the following exams:

  • IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 7.0 overall band, with at least a 6.0 for each component (writing, reading, speaking, listening). IELTS is the test preferred by Utrecht University.
  • TOEFL, Internet based. Minimum score: 92, with at least 23 for writing, and at least 20 for the other sections (reading, speaking, listening). Institutional scores are not accepted.
  • Cambridge Certificates: Advanced English or Proficiency in English, minimum score C.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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