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Economie en Bedrijfseconomie

Programma

  • 1e jaar

    During the first year of the programme you will take the same courses as your fellow students. These include introductions to Finance and Financial Accounting, International Economics, International Business and Marketing. You will also tackle the fundamentals of Micro- and Macroeconomics, Mathematics and Statistics. You will write a short research paper, an essential aspect of academic life. Finally, you will take an English language course to develop academic writing and presenting skills.

    During the first year of the programme you will take the same courses as your fellow students. These include introductions to Finance and Financial Accounting, International Economics, International Business and Marketing. You will also tackle the fundamentals of Micro- and Macroeconomics, Mathematics and Statistics. You will write a short research paper, an essential aspect of academic life. Finally, you will take an English language course to develop academic writing and presenting skills.

  • 2e jaar

    Building on the broad foundation provided in the first year, you and your fellow students will then continue with courses such as International Macroeconomics, Foreign Direct Investment and Trade, Industrial Organization, Finance, Mathematics, Economics of Banking and Econometrics.

    In addition to these courses, you will choose between a profile in:

    • Business Economics
    • Economics
    • International Economics and Business

    You will write an empirical research paper at the end of your second year.

    Building on the broad foundation provided in the first year, you and your fellow students will then continue with courses such as International Macroeconomics, Foreign Direct Investment and Trade, Industrial Organization, Finance, Mathematics, Economics of Banking and Econometrics.

    In addition to these courses, you will choose between a profile in:

    • Business Economics
    • Economics
    • International Economics and Business

    You will write an empirical research paper at the end of your second year.

  • 3e jaar

    In the third year you will take a Minor. Options are: a Minor offered by your own degree programme, a Minor from a different faculty of the UG or a Minor that involves studying abroad for a full semester – be that in Europe, Latin America, Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, South Africa, the USA or elsewhere in the world. For students with the International Economics and Business profile, a stay abroad is compulsory. At the end of the third year you will write your Bachelor's thesis.

    In the third year you will take a Minor. Options are: a Minor offered by your own degree programme, a Minor from a different faculty of the UG or a Minor that involves studying abroad for a full semester – be that in Europe, Latin America, Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, South Africa, the USA or elsewhere in the world. For students with the International Economics and Business profile, a stay abroad is compulsory. At the end of the third year you will write your Bachelor's thesis.

Programma-opties

  • Business Economics (profiel)

    What is the best way to run an organization? In the track Business Economics, you learn to understand decision-making within an organization from an economic point of view.

    The Business Economics specialization offers a high-quality practical and theoretical academic foundation for any profession within the field. The focus is on core subjects from Business Economics: finance, accounting, marketing, operations and logistics and human resource management. In addition, you will get a firm base in general economic theory.

    Via this combination of Business and Economics courses you learn to view the functioning of organizations from an analytic, microeconomic as well as a macro- and international economic point of view.

    You also receive ample training in mathematics, statistics, applied econometrics, and research skills in order to be able to do individual academic research in Business Economics. In addition, you develop your academic writing skills through writing several theoretical and empirical papers and, finally, the Bachelor's thesis.

  • Economics (profiel)

    Are you interested in social and economic problems? Then the Economics specialization may be the perfect choice for you.

    Economists develop models to obtain an understanding of economic phenomena. They look at economic data, try to make sense of it and explain its implications to others. It could be said that economics is a way of looking at the world. As such, the number of applications is almost limitless. Therefore, in this Bachelor's degree, a wide range of topics is addressed, from banking and monetary issues to the origins of economic growth and economic differences between countries and regions.

    The Economics specialization offers a high-quality practical and theoretical foundation for any profession in this field. The focus on both theory and practice prepares you for professional life.

    You will learn about general economic theory and take core courses in both Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. A crucial part of the curriculum is learning to apply theory in practical situations. When you are writing your Bachelor's thesis, you will use this skill.

  • International Economics and Business (profiel)

    Are you interested in the differences in social norms and legal systems between international stakeholders? In this specialization, you will learn how a company can deal with these differences.

    The world has become more and more integrated, but businesses still have to deal with stakeholders with diverse social norms and expectations. They also have to handle sometimes conflicting regulations, cope with different legal systems and balance multiple currencies. The International Economics and Business specialization gives you the tools to understand and possibly influence the behaviour of international companies, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental agencies in a global business environment.

    The IE&B specialization offers solid academic training as an economist with a strong international profile. The core of the specialization consists of courses in both International Business and International Economics. International Business concentrates on the main characteristics and activities of international corporations. These include strategic management, in other words, how strategic decision-making of multinational enterprises is affected by national economic, social, political and cultural environments. It also gives insight into the implications for competitive positioning, entry and establishment in foreign markets and international strategic alliances.

Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
International Business (5 EC)
Mathematics (5 EC)
Microeconomics: Consumers&Firms (5 EC)
Financial Accounting (5 EC)
Macroeconomics (5 EC)
Mathematics and Data Analysis (5 EC)
Marketing (5 EC)
Statistics (5 EC)
English (5 EC)
Research Paper (5 EC)
Asset Pricing and Capital Budgeting (5 EC)
International Economics (5 EC)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
BE - Empirical Research Paper (5 EC)
BE - Matrix Analysis and Optimization (5 EC)
BE - Microeconomics - Industrial Organization (5 EC)
BE - Operations and Logistics Management (5 EC)
BE - Philosophy and Ethics of Business (5 EC)
ECO - Capital Structure and Financial Planning (5 EC)
ECO - Econometrics for Economics (5 EC)
ECO - Economics of Banking (5 EC)
ECO - Empirical Research Paper for Economics (5 EC)
ECO - Growth, Institutions and Business (5 EC)
ECO - History of Economic Thought (5 EC)
ECO - Intermediate Mathematics (5 EC)
ECO - Matrix Analysis and Optimization (5 EC)
ECO - Microeconomics - Industrial Organization (5 EC)
ECO - Monetary Macroeconomics (5 EC)
ECO - Public Finance (5 EC)
ECO - Trade Policy and Economic Integration (5 EC)
IE&B - Capital Structure and Financial Planning (5 EC)
IE&B - Econometrics (5 EC)
IE&B - Economics of Banking (5 EC)
IE&B - Empirical Research Paper (5 EC)
IE&B - Global Development Studies (5 EC)
IE&B - Growth, Institutions and Business (5 EC)
IE&B - International Business Strategy (5 EC)
IE&B - Matrix Analysis and Optimization (5 EC)
IE&B - Microeconomics - Industrial Organization (5 EC)
IE&B - Monetary Macroeconomics (5 EC)
IE&B - Philosophy and Ethics of Business (5 EC)
IE&B - Trade Policy and Economic Integration (5 EC)
BE - Monetary Macroeconomics (5 EC)
BE - Trade Policy and Economic Integration (5 EC)
BE - Management Accounting (5 EC)
BE - Capital Structure and Financial Planning (5 EC)
BE - Econometrics (5 EC)
BE - Human Resource Management (5 EC)
BE - Economics of Banking (5 EC)
Vak
BE - Bachelor's Thesis (10 EC)
BE - Corporate Finance (5 EC)
BE - Faculty Minor or University Minor or Foreign Minor (study abroad) (30 EC)
BE - Financial Statement Analysis (5 EC)
BE - Intermediate Asset Pricing (5 EC)
BE - Marketing Research (5 EC)
ECO - Bachelor's Thesis (10 EC)
ECO - Faculty Minor or University Minor or Foreign Minor (study abroad) (30 EC)
ECO - Intermediate Macroeconomics (5 EC)
ECO - Intermediate Microeconomics (5 EC)
ECO - Labour Economics (5 EC)
ECO - Political Economics (5 EC)
IE&B - Bachelor's Thesis (10 EC)
IE&B - Foreign Minor (study abroad) (30 EC)
IE&B - Globalization - MNES & Institutions (5 EC)
IE&B - Globalization - The Great Unbundlings (5 EC)
IE&B - Growth and Development Economics (5 EC)
IE&B - International Financial Markets (5 EC)

Check for more info on all courses: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/feb/vak/showpos?opleiding=4658

Check for more info on all courses: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/feb/vak/showpos?opleiding=4658

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is aanbevolen
  • Maximaal 30 EC

In the IE&B profile you have to study abroad during your Minor in the third year.

For the other two profiles you are not obliged to study abroad, but it is recommended.

For students in the IE&B profile, the study abroad is compulsory; for students in Economics, it is optional. You need to take the initiative in making your own arrangements. It is strongly recommended to start planning well ahead of time. You need to apply in advance for approval of the subjects you wish to study abroad.

(Bindend) studieadvies

  • Minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden (bindend)

You will be offered study advice after the first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.

N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

You will be offered study advice after first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system. N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

Waarom in Groningen?

Economics and Business Economics is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide. Economics and Business Economics is a complete programme: you begin with a broad foundation year in which global and local economics and business issues are covered, and can then choose the profile that interests you most.

Economics and Business Economics is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.Economics and Business Economics is a complete programme: you begin with a broad foundation year in which global and local economics and business issues are covered, and can then choose the profile that interests you most.

Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself, but of course, the faculty will help you do so. Together with other first-years, you will participate in a mentor group. The mentor, a senior student, will help you quickly learn the ins and outs of the faculty. In addition, you will discuss your study progress with your tutor (a lecturer-supervisor) at regular intervals. The study advisors are available to help you with specific study problems.

Right from the start of the first year, the mentor group, called Study Performance and Academic Attitudes (SPAA) group, will meet on a regular basis, supervised by the student-mentor. Assignments and discussions will help you gain insight into your own way of studying and how to develop effective study skills. You will follow most tutorials with the same group. This small-scale approach enhances contact between students and between students and lecturers. You will also have a lecturer-tutor, whom you will meet individually at the start of your studies and after the first two exam periods. This way you receive personal and regular feedback on your study progress. Successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself, but of course, the faculty will help you do so. Together with other first-years, you will participate in a mentor group. The mentor, a senior student, will help you quickly learn the ins and outs of the faculty. In addition, you will discuss your study progress with your tutor (a lecturer-supervisor) at regular intervals. The study advisors are available to help you with specific study problems.

Right from the start of the first year, the mentor group, called Study Performance and Academic Attitudes (SPAA) group, will meet on a regular basis, supervised by the student-mentor. Assignments and discussions will help you gain insight into your own way of studying and how to develop effective study skills. You will follow most tutorials with the same group. This small-scale approach enhances contact between students and between students and lecturers. You will also have a lecturer-tutor, whom you will meet individually at the start of your studies and after the first two exam periods. This way you receive personal and regular feedback on your study progress. Successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

  • Testimonial van 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!

    Sluiten
    – Stanislava Todorova, Bulgaria
  • Opleidingsvideo

    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.'

    Sluiten
    – Opleidingsvideo
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    – Opleidingsvideo
  • Testimonial van 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.'

    Sluiten
    – Laurens-Jan Sipma
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