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Business Economics

Applicants from another Dutch faculty or university

Please read all requirements carefully. In the online application you will be asked to upload proof of all mentioned requirements.

1. Academic Bachelor's degree

Applicants holding an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree in (Business) Economics are eligible to apply to this programme. Students with an academic Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a strong quantitative orientation in another field are also welcome to apply. Students must have proven knowledge of the following topics at an intermediate level:

  • Microeconomics*
  • Econometrics/quantitative research methods
  • Mathematics and Statistics

*Your coursework in Microeconomics must cover market structure (Industrial Organization) and Game Theory.

Applicants with no coursework in Microeconomics or Industrial Organisation but with a strong quantitative background may apply to the track Neuroeconomics if they have proven knowledge in at least one of the following topics:

  • Affective Neuroscience
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Game Theory
  • Introductory Psychology

2. Grade Point Average 

Students applying to this program who meet the entry requirements are selected on their GPA. Therefore, all students applying are required to obtain an overall GPA of 7.0 with good grades for econometrics/quantitative research methods, statistics/mathematics, and Microeconomics, all at an intermediate level. If your GPA is lower than 7.0, we will take your application into account, but you will need excellent grades on the above mentioned courses.

Your GPA should be calculated over:

all Bachelor's degree results (year 1-3), any additional Bachelor’s courses have to be included as well.

If you have a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s degree you need a GPA of 7.0 in the Bachelor’s or the Master’s.

Send your GPA calculation along with your application, you do not have to update your GPA calculation after 1 June. 

3. Motivation and initiative

Applicants are expected to have the intrinsic motivation to test and build upon this knowledge. Coursework is designed in keeping with this expectation and demands significant personal initiative and an active contribution on the part of the student. Applicants are asked to upload a motivation letter in their online application.