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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.


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

You can find the programme and detailed course descriptions of the current academic year in the Course Catalogue. In the 2019-2020 academic year there will be some changes in the courses.

Curriculum for 2019-2020:

Compulsory courses (24 EC)

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Period 1 Principles of Economics Microeconomics 2
  Mathematics 1 for Economics  
Period 2   Game Theory

Restricted-choice Electives (6EC, choose one)

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Period 1   Organisational Economics
Period 2 International Trade and Investment

Economics of Markets and Organisations

Industrial Organisation

The Course Catalogue for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available as of 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.

Application and Admission

You need to apply for the minor before you can register for minor courses. For the application form, please visit the current Course Catalogue. Apply before 1 June 2019 to make sure you can register for your courses.

More info and contact

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

Microeconomics: Markets and Organisations
Vorm Voltijd
Studielast 30 EC,
Voertaal Engels
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