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Minor

Microeconomics: Markets and Organisations

This minor explores the behaviour of economies at the level of the consumer, producer and various government bodies. You will acquire deeper insights on how markets and organisations function as well as learn to analyse the role that the government plays in the interaction between businesses and consumers. If you prefer a model-based approach and if you have a strong interest in mathematical analysis, this is the minor for you!

After this minor you are able to understand and evaluate theoretical knowledge and current developments in the product and labour markets. This will give you an advantage when seeking employment in the public sector, in private corporations, NGOs and international organisations.

Programme

This minor consists of 30 EC spread over 2 semesters. There are 4 compulsory courses which cover a wide range of topics in microeconomics (24 EC). This is supplemented with 1 restricted-choice elective that gives you the possibility to gain more knowledge of a particular subject (6 EC).

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Principles of Economics
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    6
  • Mathematics 1 for Economics
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    6
  • Microeconomics 2
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    6
  • Game Theory
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    6
  • Restricted-course elective: International Trade and Investment
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    6
  • Restricted-course elective: Organisational Economics
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    6
  • Restricted-course elective: Economics of Markets and Organisations
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    6
  • Restricted-course elective: Industrial Organisation
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    6
Find detailed course descriptions in the Course Catalogue (updated in June)

Entry requirements

  • The minor is open to students who have successfully completed their first-year (60 EC) of a research university (WO) Bachelor's programme.
  • Students from a University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who passed their first-year programme (60 EC) can also be admitted.
  • Students from the UvA Bachelor's programme in Business Administratio nobtain an exemption for the course “Principles of Economics” . These students have to take one additional course from among the above list of elective courses in order to ensure that their Minor-programme consists of 30 EC.
  • Students from the UvA Bachelor's programme in Econometrics or Actuarial Science obtain an exemption for the courses “Principles of Economics” and “Mathematics 1 for Economics”. These students then have to take two additional courses from among the above list of elective courses in order to ensure that their Minor-programme consists of 30 EC.

Application and Admission

Application for this minor starts Tuesday 10 May at 10:00 AM.

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 Bachelor's 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.

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.

Facts & Figures
Mode Full-time
Credits 30 ECTS,
Language of instruction English
Starts in September