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Minor

Economics: Transition Minor

Would you like to learn more about national and international economics and be able to analyse current global economic developments? In this minor, you will explore the underlying economic framework of individual and societal functioning.

About this minor

Watch this short video and find out if this Transition Minor is for you.

After successfully finishing the minor Economics: Transition Minor (60 EC) you have acquired a thorough knowledge on the main theories and applications in the field of Economics. This knowledge allows you to understand and evaluate current developments in the (world) economy. You can use this knowledge to participate in and contribute to policy discussions.

Transition to the MSc Economics

The minor allows you to enrol in the Master’s programme in Economics.

Programme

You need at least one academic year to complete this minor and the programme consists of 60 EC. To finish this minor, you have to follow 8 compulsory courses and supplement these with either 12 EC in restricted-choice electives.

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    6
  • Mathematics 1 for Economics
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    6
  • Statistics 2 for Economics
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    6
  • Econometrics
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    6
  • Microeconomics 2
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    6
  • Mathematics 2 for Economics
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    6
  • Macroeconomics 2
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    6
  • Game Theory
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    6
  • Restricted-choice elective: International Money & Finance
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    6
  • Restricted-choice elective: International Trade and Investment
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    6
  • Restricted-choice elective: Development Economics
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    6
  • Restricted-choice elective: Labour Economics
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    6
  • Restricted-choice elective: History of Economic Thought
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    6
  • Restricted-choice elective: Industrial Organisation
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    6
Find detailed course descriptions in the Course Catalogue (updated in June)

Entry requirements

  • You must have successfully completed your first year (60 EC) of a Bachelor’s programme at a research university (WO).
  • This minor is not open for students of a University of Applied Science (HBO).
  • This minor is open for students from the BSc Business Administration of Economics and Business. Instead of the course "Principles of Economics", they have to take an additional restricted-choice elective. Please inform us of your choice in your application. 
  • This minor is not open for other programmes of Economics and Business.

Required prior knowledge

  • Other required prior knowledge: you are expected to possess sufficient quantitative knowledge. The minor Economics: Transition Minor (60 EC) is a difficult programme.

    This means that students are assumed to have previously studied mathematics at the vwo level A or B. Students are strongly advised to take a Summer School in Mathematics if the aforementioned knowledge is not present or if they would feel more secure after brushing up their knowledge in this field.

    Statistics 1 for Economics provides an excellent basis for self-study should deficiencies exist with respect to the knowledge of statistics.

More info and contact

For more general information about applying for and taking a minor, visit the student website about minors at UvA Economics and Business. Or you can contact the Education Desk.

Application and Admission

Application for this minor starts Tuesday 10 May at 10:00 AM. The link to the application form will be published on this website. Please note that you can only apply for one minor at the Faculty of Economics and Business. All other applications at our Faculty will not be taken into consideration.

What do you need to apply?

All students

  • a short motivation to be copied in the application form.

Non-UvA students:

  • Sign up as an elective student (bijvak student) for the Bachelor's programme in Economics and Business Economics in Studielink before 8 May. Important: make sure that your start date is 1 September 2022. You will not be able to sign up for the minor without enrolment.
  • a signed and stamped transcript of your study results so far.
Facts & Figures
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September