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Facts & Figures

In the Netherlands, the relative job market position of graduates in the field of economics, business, economics of taxation and econometrics compared to the average job market position of all national university graduates, can be determined by job search time, number of applications, salary and the prospect of a permanent position.

We can imagine you would also like to get some labour market info on your specific study field. On this page you can find info per MSc programmes.

Succes rate

Success rate: How many applications does it take to get a job?

On average, Economics and Business graduates submitted almost 18 job applications before they were successful. About 20% of the applications led to an interview. For graduates in the fields of business, econometrics and economics of taxation, 30% or more of the applications led to an interview.

Job Search Time

Job search time

The average length of time between graduation at FEB and the first paid employment was slightly more than 2 months.
Source: WO Monitor 2015

Studies show that job search time can be influenced by different variables:

  • High grades: Compared to a GPA 6, a GPA 8 shortens job search time by almost 27%.
  • Experience: Your job search time will be shortened by 7% if you can show that you studied or worked abroad and have participated in a board or committee.
  • Living situation: Living with your parents increases job search time by 55% compared to living independently.

Source: Studie & Werk 2016

What can I expect to earn?


Professions of FEB graduates


Prospect: A permanent position

  • 80% of FEB alumni are employed after graduating from university
  • 52% of FEB alumni have found a permanent job one year after graduating
  • 85% of FEB alumni have the perspective of a permanent job contract just one year after graduating.

Source: FEB Alumni Survey 2016, cohort 2014-2015

How did graduates find their job?

How did graduates find a job
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