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What will I learn?

Address economic problems and questions involving people’s behavior and behavioral change. Become an economist trained to take both the economics and the psychology of behavior into account, as well as the ways it can be affected by policies and strategies. This is a track of MSc Economics.

Program and courses

Address economic questions revolving around behavior and behavioral change.

Starting point: individuals are not rational, self-interested maximizers, but behave and decide based on a limited capacity to process information and preferences that include a regard for social norms, such as fairness and reciprocity.
Address important behavioral questions, such as:
- How to encourage households to waste less food?
- How to prevent fraud in organizations?
- How to stimulate employees to cooperate efficiently?
- How to foster trust in online markets?
Combine insights from economists, psychologists and marketers cooperating in the Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Economics Research (TIBER).

Typical courses are:

  • Economics and Psychology of Social Norms and Strategic Behavior
  • Economics and Psychology of Risk and Time
  • Experiments and Surveys

Career prospects

With a specialization in behavioral economics you will have a degree tailored for a career in consultancy, policy advice, and project management. Insights from behavioral economics are in high demand at financial institutions, insurance companies, multinational enterprises, as well as in regional and national government.

Which department am I in?

School of Economics and Management

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (11,79,321) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,

TILBURG,

Noord-Brabant,

5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based) / 233 (computer-based).

For international students

To be eligible for the Master’s program in Economics, you must have:

A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or in a similar program (e.g., in Econometrics) from a university that is recognized by the program management.

A solid academic background in economics, especially:
- Macroeconomics (minimum 12 ECTS)
- Microeconomics (minimum 12 ECTS)
- Game Theory (minimum 6 ECTS)
- Mathematics (minimum 12 ECTS)
- Econometrics / Statistics (minimum 12 ECTS)

And at least 2 applied Economics courses (in total minimum 12 ECTS), for instance (but not exclusively!):
- Environmental Economics (minimum 6 ECTS)
- Public Economics (minimum 6 ECTS)
- Development Economics (minimum 6 ECTS)
- Industrial Organization (minimum 6 ECTS)

The GRE test is a compulsory qualitative admission requirement for this program

The minimum GRE score for applicants is 160 on the quantitative part of the test

English language proficiency:

You need to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting the results of either:

  • TOEFL (internet based) with a minimum score of 90 overall and a minimum score of 22 on individual parts of the test.
  • Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 overall and a minimum score of 6.0 on individual parts of the test.
  • Cambridge English test results: C1 advanced (formerly CAE) or C2 proficiency (formerly CPE). For both C1 and C2, we accept a score of A, B or C.
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