Master in Economics

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Opening statement (bvb Universiteit van Amsterdam: Are you interested in what makes the world tick? In the MSc Economics, leading experts share their research and insights on how to make the economy future proof. Ready to make an impact?)

Discover the Master in Economics programme

General programme

The common part of this programme deepens your knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics in three advanced courses. In Micro-economics you study the behavioural implications, dual approach and the general equilibrium of consumer and producer behaviour. This also includes an introduction to the game theory and you will explore the problem of asymmetrical information. In Macroeconomics you learn to understand and master the key developments in macroeconomics during the last 40 years. The focus is on modern growth theory, new classical macroeconomics and modern business cycle analysis. In Econometrics we broaden your knowledge of the econometric techniques for time series analysis.

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Majors and elective courses

In addition to a common part with general courses, you can choose three courses from one major and an elective course from a broad range of courses. You can also do an internship as an elective course. It's a great way to learn potential employers, get acquinted with the workflow of an accountant or auditor and start building your professional network. An internship is definitely an asset for your future career!

Major Financial Institutions and Markets
Major Economic Policy

Top 5 reasons to study the Master in Economics

Is the Master in Economics for you?

Do you have a wide social-economical interest? Are you eager to find out what caused the financial crisis and how international regulation is strengthened?  Do you want to gain insight into how the behaviour of central banks and financial markets influence the return of investments? Do you want to contribute to defining the government budget or are you ambitious to help draw up the energy policy? Do you wonder which economical future Europe has in a globalised world? If that is the case, choose the Master of Science in Economics!

The Business Economics programme consists of three learning trajectories. These trajectories should be present in the candidates' educational background in order to be eligible for the master's programme.

  1. economics trajectory: microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, labour economics, etc.
  2. quantitative trajectory: mathematics, calculus, algebra, etc.
  3. methodological trajectory: statistics, econometrics, research methodology, etc.

English at level B2 is required upon enrolment.

GMAT and/or GRE should be included in the application file. If you submit an application file without GMAT or GRE, you have significantly less chance of being admitted.


"The education here was high-quality, but very demanding. The professors here are really smart people, they are extremely intelligent and love what they do. I have so much respect for this country and its system of education." 

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Career perspectives

Graduates from the Economics programme can be found in macroeconomic organisations, the financial sector, governmental organisations, international institutions, social partners (trade unions and employers’ associations), education and research.


Some examples of jobs:

  • procurement analyst
  • chief economist of a bank
  • economic analyst at the National Bank
  • policy advisor of the Flemish Government
  • investment specialist and environmental economist at an NGO
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Tuition fee

Non-EEA citizens: €5687,20

EEA citizens: €947,20

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Application procedure

Did the information above convince you that the Master of Science in Economics is the programme that you were looking for?

In that case, it's time to start up the application procedure!

Before you apply

  1. Check the application deadlines
  2. Make sure you meet the requirements
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  2. Read all information about the application procedure carefully
  3. Don't postpone your application, the sooner you apply, the sooner you know whether you are eligible!

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