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What will I learn?

Combine practical financial management with economic analysis of the markets you invest in. You will address for example urgent problems in the Euro zone, international financial supervision, micro-finance, bank-runs and systemic risk, and taxation of financial institutions. This is a track of MSc Economics.

Program and courses

Become skilled in both Finance and Economics, and learn, among other things, how international bodies function (e.g., the European Central Bank), why tax policies are designed the way they are, and what the consequences are for companies in Europe.

Great diversity in nationalities, with about 50% international fellow students.

Connected to the European Banking Center, a Tilburg based research network on banking and financial markets with close connections to the business sector.

This is a track of MSc Economics. You can choose to follow the main program or one of the tracks.

Typical courses are:

  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Economics and Psychology of Risk and Time

Career prospects

Upon graduating you will have obtained the following title (as stated on your diploma): Master of Science. With a specialization in Financial Economics, you will be skilled in both finance and economics. These combined skills are perfect for a career in banking, consulting private businesses with international policy making challenges, or supporting governments in the (inter)national arena.

Which department am I in?

School of Economics and Management

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (11,92,810) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,



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:

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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