What is the most cost-efficient location for placing windmills in the Netherlands? If you enjoy solving a problem like this, Econometrics and Operations Research could be right for you.
The Bachelor's Econometrics and Operations Research (EOR) in Groningen teaches you all about econometric modeling. The strength of the program lies in its combination of four profiles: Econometrics, Operations Research, Actuarial Studies, and Mathematical Economics.
Econometrics is about the statistical methods needed to estimate econometric models. Operations research focuses on decision-making and finding optimal or at least good solutions to very complex problems. Actuarial studies are about modeling the risks faced by insurance companies, pension funds, and the financial sector in general. Mathematical economics studies how markets work and how prices are set. The combination of these four profiles provides an extensive modeling toolkit for solving a wide range of economic and business problems. Many course units in the program provide the opportunity to practice modeling on the basis of real-life cases and data, thus providing optimal preparation for your future career as an econometrician, operations research specialist, or actuary.
Why study this program in Groningen?
You acquire a sound background in economics, mathematics, and statistics and become familiar with a range of important models. You learn how they can be put to the best use. You develop an aptitude for research and become skilled in communicating mathematical and quantitative results. With this, you can address a wide range of economically relevant problems.
Important features of the program are small-group teaching, personal contact with lecturers, and the combination of theory and empirical applications.
The program has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high-quality education, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.
In your third year, it is possible to choose a foreign minor and study abroad at one of our partner universities.
Linking education to research and career preparation
From the start of your degree program, attention is paid to both pre-professional development and academic research. In this way, our education is strongly rooted in business practice and research. The lecturers involved in our program conduct research projects on various economically relevant topics and often integrate such research in their lectures. Furthermore, alumni are regularly asked to give guest lectures in order to show how specific course topics can be used in practice.