Economics is everywhere, you encounter it every day. The English-taught Bachelor’s Program in Economics and Business Economics might fit you if you are interested in questions like:

  • Why are some countries rich and other poor?
  • What are the benefits of the euro as the principal currency in Europe?
  • How can we make health care affordable?
  • Why do people start their own company?
  • How can subsidies and taxes help reduce pollution?

Broad-based view

If you choose to study Economics and Business Economics in Utrecht, you choose a broad-based view on economic issues: the real-world perspective. What are the needs and objectives of people and organizations in our complex society? What choices do they make in order to fulfill their needs and achieve their objectives? To find the right answers to these questions we analyze economic issues with the insights of other fields such as Geography, Law, Social Sciences and Data Science.

International learning environment

Your insights will be enriched by the international learning environment offered by the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.). Students come from more than 50 different countries. The program crosses multiple borders: language borders, geographical borders and the borders of other disciplines.

Career Prospects

The vast majority of U.S.E. graduates enroll in Master’s programs in Economics at Utrecht University School of Economics. Of course, you can also choose to go elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad. After the Master's program, Utrecht economists often find jobs as:

  • Advisors or consultants in multinationals;
  • Investors or project developers in banks or other financial firms;
  • Policy roles in governmental organizations, such as a ministry, the provincial authorities, employers' associations, trade unions or European bodies;

A small number of graduates become scientific researchers, entrepreneurs, university lecturers or teachers.

Studying Economics in Utrecht opens the door to a wide range of careers!

International alumni

More than 15.000 graduates of Utrecht University live outside the Netherlands and this figure is set to increase in the years ahead.

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Last updated November 27, 2018
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2,083 EUR
Statutory fee - 2019-2020: € 2,083 (NL and EU/EEA); Institutional fee - 2018-2019: € 8,732 (NL and EU/EEA) and € 10,000 (non EU/EEA).
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