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Econometrics and Operations Research

Is it possible to calculate the optimal squad for Manchester United Football Club? If you enjoy solving problems like these, Econometrics and Operations Research could be right for you.

**Two first places: Best BSc Econometrics and Operations Research in the Netherlands - Elsevier 2016 & Keuzegids 2017**

**Service offered to international prospective students: schedule a campus tour**

Econometrics and Operations Research in Groningen teaches you all about econometric modelling. The strength of the programme lies in its combination of four fields: Econometrics, Operations Research, Actuarial Studies and Mathematical Economics. Important features of the programme are small-group teaching, personal contact with lecturers and the combination of theory and empirical applications.

Econometrics is about the statistical methods needed to estimate econometric models. Operations Research focuses on optimal decision-making and finding approximate solutions to very complex problems. Actuarial Studies is about modelling the risks faced by insurance companies and pension funds. Mathematical Economics studies how markets work and how prices are set. The combination of these four fields provides an extensive modelling toolkit for solving a wide range of economic problems. Many course units in our programme provide the opportunity to practise econometric modelling on the basis of real-life data, thus providing optional preparation for your future career as an econometrician.

Is it possible to calculate the optimal squad for Manchester United Football Club? If you enjoy solving problems like these, Econometrics and Operations Research could be right for you.

**Two first places: Best BSc Econometrics and Operations Research in the Netherlands - Elsevier 2016Keuzegids 2017**

**Service offered to international prospective students: schedule a campus tour**

The Top Bachelor Programme in Econometrics and Operations Research in Groningen teaches you all about econometric modelling. The strength of the programme lies in its combination of four fields: Econometrics, Operations Research, Actuarial Studies and Mathematical Economics. Important features of the programme are small-group teaching, personal contact with lecturers and the combination of theory and empirical applications.

Econometrics is about the statistical methods needed to estimate econometric models. Operations Research focuses on optimal decision-making and finding approximate solutions to very complex problems. Actuarial Studies is about modelling the risks faced by insurance companies and pension funds. Mathematical Economics studies how markets work and how prices are set. The combination of these four fields provides an extensive modelling toolkit for solving a wide range of economic problems. Many course units in our programme provide the opportunity to practise econometric modelling on the basis of real-life data, thus providing optional preparation for your future career as an econometrician.

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  • Programme movie

    Shady El-Gewily, Student of Econometrics & Operations Research

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  • Testimonial of Wieke Boonstra

    Building models from data sets to make predictions

    'I knew Econometrics and Operations Research was the right study programme from day one. It challenged me immediately. The way you deal with economics and mathematics is different from high school. You have to work hard to keep up. If you do so, it is a very interesting programme. In the course Operations Research we worked on cases regarding the transportation sector. We built models from data sets to make predictions for the future. It involved a lot of programming, which I found interesting.'

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    – Wieke Boonstra
  • Testimonial of Tryntsje Hoving-Wesselius

    "At work we use models that I learned about in Groningen"

    'Finding a job was quite easy, I got one before I even graduated. As a student I worked part-time at MIcompany, a specialised commercial analytics agency which combines econometrics and marketing. After a while they offered me a fulltime contract. It's interesting to think about what people need and how that translates into customer behavior. Then I can create a win-win situation for our client. At work we use models that I learned about in Groningen, so my degree actually comes in handy.'

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    – Tryntsje Hoving-Wesselius
  • Testimonial of Jing Chen

    'Good way to develop your logical thinking abilities'

    'After deciding I wanted to study in the Netherlands I looked at several universities that offer econometrics. Groningen appealed to me because the university is a very central aspect of city life. I'm happy with my decision to study here. I've enjoyed the classes so far. My favourite is mathematics. It's really challenging and a good way to develop your logical thinking ability. And I'm glad I have classes in economics too. Econometrics and Operations Research combines the best of both worlds.'

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    – Jing Chen
Facts & Figures
Degree
BSc in Econometrics and Operations Research
Croho code
56833
Course type
Bachelor
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
36 months (180 ECTS)
Start
SeptemberSeptember
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Economics and Business
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