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Graduates with an MSc degree are found in a broad spectrum of occupations where IT, mathematical and problem-solving skills are needed. The world of business offers jobs in finance, insurance, logistics, manufacturing and marketing. Non-profit organisations, such as employers' federations and consumer organisations also hire econometricians. Governments need the diverse skills that will make up your toolkit. Finally, an academic research is another possible career path.

Your job prospects will be good. Nonetheless, while a Bachelor's degree may meet the requirements for entry-level positions, almost all students decide to continue with a Master's degree. Acquiring a Master's degree will expand still further your career opportunities in the short and long term, at home and abroad. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

FEB Careers Company:

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

Graduates with an MSc degree are found in a broad spectrum of occupations where IT, mathematical and problem-solving skills are needed. The world of business offers jobs in finance, insurance, logistics, manufacturing and marketing. Non-profit organisations, such as employers' federations and consumer organisations also hire econometricians. Governments need the diverse skills that will make up your toolkit. Finally, an academic research is another possible career path.

Your job prospects will be good. Nonetheless, while a Bachelor's degree may meet the requirements for entry-level positions, almost all students decide to continue with a Master's degree. Acquiring a Master's degree will expand still further your career opportunities in the short and long term, at home and abroad. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

FEB Careers Company:

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

Potentiële beroepen

  • Quantitative analyst (logistics, finance, insurance, marketing)
  • Researcher (university, government, research institute)
  • Consultant (logistics, finance, insurance, marketing)
  • Actuary (insurance)
  • Risk manager (financial sector)
  • Testimonial van 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
  • Opleidingsvideo

    Shady El-Gewily, Student of Econometrics & Operations Research

    – Opleidingsvideo
  • Testimonial van 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 van 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
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