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Economics and Business Economics

Would you like to become an economic expert in topics such as the environment, the global banking crisis, health care or international business? Then this is the programme for you.

**Top 3 best BSc Economics and Business Economics in the Netherlands  - Elsevier 2016 **

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

The three-year Economics and Business Economics Bachelor's degree is entirely in English. You will learn how business experts and policy makers attempt to stimulate both corporate and economic activity. The programme will give you the theoretical tools and analytical skills needed to address complex issues.

During the first year - the foundation year - all students take the same course units. In year two, you will either specialise in Business Economics, Economics or International Economics and Business.

* Business Economics focuses on decision-making within an organisation from an economic point of view.
* In Economics, you learn to develop models with which to obtain an understanding of economic phenomena.
* In International Economics and Business, you will learn how businesses should deal with stakeholders with diverse social norms and expectations in an international context.

After finishing the Bachelor's degree, you can continue as a postgraduate student at the University of Groningen.

Would you like to become an economic expert in topics such as the environment, the global banking crisis, health care or international business? Then this is the programme for you.

**Top 3 best BSc Economics and Business Economics in the Netherlands  - Elsevier 2016 **

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

The three-year Economics and Business Economics Bachelor's degree is entirely in English. You will learn how business experts and policy makers attempt to stimulate both corporate and economic activity. The programme will give you the theoretical tools and analytical skills needed to address complex issues.

During the first year - the foundation year - all students take the same course units. In year two, you will either specialise in Business Economics, Economics or International Economics and Business.

* Business Economics focuses on decision-making within an organisation from an economic point of view.
* In Economics, you learn to develop models with which to obtain an understanding of economic phenomena.
* In International Economics and Business, you will learn how businesses should deal with stakeholders with diverse social norms and expectations in an international context.

After finishing the Bachelor's degree, you can continue as a postgraduate student at the University of Groningen.

More about this programme
  • Programme movie

    Petra Besselink: "Studying real-life events"

    Petra Besselink (third year student) tells more about her study Economics and Business Economics and explains her bachelor thesis subject: promotional activities during football championships and market values.

    'Business Economics is all about studying real-life events. We learned about stock prices and bond prices, how to evaluate a financial report to judge the value of companies and what choices to make when it comes to investments. I knew nothing about this topic before, so it was very interesting to me. I like the combination of different subjects within my specialization Business Economics. Combining accountancy, mathematics, and finance: it's a great recipe for a fascinating bachelor programme.'

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  • Testimonial of Laurens-Jan Sipma

    "A challenging and diverse job"

    'After graduating I began an internship at NIBC, a Dutch merchant bank. Soon I could join the NIBC Infrastructure & Renewables team. We finance projects ranging from road and prison building to telecom infrastructure. We were one of the banks that financed the A15, a motorway connecting Maasvlakte 2 to Rotterdam. In my Master I specialised in corporate finance and quantitative skills. During my studies I was taught many aspects of the business environment. This was very useful in my work.'

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    – Laurens-Jan Sipma
  • Testimonial of Stanislava Todorova, Bulgaria

    Groningen is just perfect for a Bachelor's student

    I decided to come to the Netherlands because I thought it would be somewhat more challenging and interesting than the usual destinations Bulgarian students choose to acquire a degree. The idea of studying in such an international environment, where I can meet students from all over the world really appealed to me.

    Here I am given the chance to set my own agenda. I have control over my study process, and what I achieve is determined solely by me. Studying in Groningen is not easy and you have to work hard. Nevertheless, you can have a lot of fun as well as extraordinary experiences, which makes Groningen so unique. It is a wonderful town for students because there is so much to do outside the university as well. I am happy that I have chosen Groningen, it is just perfect for a Bachelor's student!

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    – Stanislava Todorova, Bulgaria
Facts & Figures
Degree
BSc in Economics and Business Economics
Croho code
50950
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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