Would you like to become an economic expert in topics such as financial decision-making by firms, fiscal or monetary policy of governments, or trade and international business? Then this is the programme for you.
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The three-year Economics and Business Economics Bachelor's degree is entirely in English. You will learn how business experts and policymakers 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.
* International Economics and Business focuses on the economics of globalisation and its impact on firms’ strategies and government policies.
After finishing the Bachelor's degree, you can continue as a master student at the University of Groningen.
"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.'
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!