Would you like to become an economic expert in topics such as financial decision-making by firms, fiscal or monetary policy of governments, or economic development and international trade? Then this is the program for you.
The three-year BSc Economics and Business Economics (E&BE) is entirely in English. You will learn how business experts and policymakers attempt to stimulate both corporate and general economic activity. The program will give you the theoretical tools and analytical skills needed to address complex issues.
During the first year - the foundation year - all students take the same course units. In year two, you will either specialize in Business Economics, Economics, or Economic Development and Globalization.
Business Economics focuses on decision-making within an organization from an economic point of view.
In Economics, you learn to develop models with which to obtain an understanding of economic phenomena.
Economic Development and Globalization focus on international economic development and globalization and its impact on firms’ strategies and government policies.
After finishing the Bachelor's degree, you can continue as a master's student at the University of Groningen.
The structure of the program is unique
Groningen is the closest I have ever seen to a perfect student city. Everything from its atmosphere, affordability alongside its social and cultural offerings make it an incredible place to study. I was very impressed that the program offered opportunities to focus on areas such as economic development and globalization at an undergraduate level. The sheer depth of the material the course covers exceeds all my expectations. In the beginning, the mathematical level seemed difficult to me but thanks to the engaging manner, the course is taught I am able to manage it. The lecturers, as well as the tutorial teachers, always make sure that we understand the material and give us the opportunity to ask questions at all times. (Jack Butterly, 2nd year BSc EBE | Ireland)
Why study this program in Groningen?
Economics and Business Economics is an internationally accredited program, ensuring a high-quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.
Economics and Business Economics is a complete program: you start with a broad foundation year in which basic economic theory and business issues are covered and then choose the profile that interests you most.
Linking education to research and career preparation.
Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree program attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.
In collaboration with external partners, we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy aging, and lean operations.