Would you like to become an economic expert in topics such as financial decision-making by firms, fiscal or monetary policy of governments, or economic development and international trade?
During the three-year BSc Economics and Business Economics (E&BE), you will study a wide range of topics like banking, finance, fiscal and monetary policy issues, economic development and sustainability, economic theory, and strategic behaviour between firms on markets. You will learn how business experts and policymakers attempt to stimulate both corporate and general economic activity. This programme will give you the theoretical tools and analytical skills needed to address complex issues.
During the 1st year - the foundation year - all students take the same course units. In year two, you will either specialize in Business Economics, Economics or Economic Development and Globalization.
* Business Economics focuses on decision-making
within an organization from an economic point of view.
* In Economics, you learn to develop models with which to obtain an understanding of economic phenomena.
* Economic Development and Globalization focuses on international economic development and globalization and its impact on firms’ strategies and government policies.
In the 3rd year, you have the chance to choose a minor at faculty, university or study abroad at one of the university partners.
I chose this programme because it allowed me to touch upon some main economic subjects such as Microeconomics and Macroeconomics but also on topics like Philosophy and Business Ethics. I particularly like that I could pick a specialization - ED&G - where I learned about the economic impact of a globalized world and how decisions and policies are made within such an environment. The lectures and tutorials enhance the learning process and make it easier to structure the theory and put it into practice.
(BSc EBE student Karishma Hiro Ramchand)
Groningen is the closest I have ever seen to a perfect student city. Everything from its atmosphere, affordability alongside its social and cultural offerings make it an incredible place to study. I was very impressed that the programme offered opportunities to focus on areas such as economic development and globalisation at an undergraduate level. The sheer depth of the material the course covers exceeds all my expectations. In the beginning, the mathematical level seemed difficult to me but thanks to the engaging manner, the course is taught I am able to manage it. The lecturers, as well as the tutorial teachers, always make sure that we understand the material and give us the opportunity to ask questions at all times.
(BSc EBE student Jack Butterly)
The University of Groningen has a great reputation, but also the University provides very interesting bachelor programs. The bachelor degree is a mixture of economics and international business, which was the reason I was convinced of studying in Groningen. Furthermore, the city is convenient to live in because everything you need is a maximum of 15 minutes away by bike. It is fascinating how no one is the same here, but everyone is open-minded to each others stories and that's what I like. Read the full interview with Irene Omole, alumni ambassador USA.