Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam

Introduction

All faculty members are involved in both research and teaching. This allows the school to thrive. With five undergraduate programs and 18 graduate programmes offered, Erasmus School of Economics strives to become the best in its disciplines (economics, business economics and econometrics) and seeks to achieve excellence both in its research and teaching. This can be measured by its performance in rankings.

Erasmus School of Economics strategically has a clear focus on economics. Just as they were 100 years ago, as the school was established in 1913, the economists are the pounding heart of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The best Erasmus graduates have made outstanding contributions to science, government and business.

Erasmus School of Economics is an internationally renowned institute that contributes scientific knowledge to future economic issues and aims to answer currently relevant issues of concern to government and firms. The focus of the school is on the creation, the dissemination and the application of scientific knowledge, all from an economic perspective. Erasmus School of Economics relies on the most recent insights in the discipline. It collaborates with international scientific partners, and it has local footings in business issues relevant to the unique position that the city of Rotterdam has as a hub of transport and industry.

Campus Facilities:

The hub of Erasmus School of Economics is our Woudestein campus, a convenient 15-minute bike ride from Rotterdam’s city centre, including the sleek new Rotterdam Centraal train station. Outside of class time, students study in the light-filled new Polak building or at our state-of-the-art university library, grab a coffee at the Erasmus Food Plaza, or attend an event at the theatre or Café in de Smitse. The on-campus sports centre offers fitness, dance, spinning, squash, and tennis among many other classes. In short, enough to do on the campus that is bustling with student life.

Careers:

Many companies in the Netherlands and abroad are interested to recruit economists with specific, but also with broad knowledge which they can apply in all sorts of real-life situations. The specific knowledge but wide applicability of economics is what makes graduates in economics very popular in many business and government sectors.

Our students go on to pursue a wide array of careers. Our economic and econometric graduates do not encounter any problems in finding employment. Most of the recent graduates are able to find jobs within three months after graduation. The basis for future work lies in the choice of subjects chosen during your study. However, no matter what you choose, Rotterdam economists are broadly employable. Not only do they work in specific economic jobs, they also find work in more general positions at academic levels. Several examples of positions include stock-exchange analysts, investment manager/analyst, entrepreneurs, financial advisors, marketing managers, tax inspectors, sales managers, policy staff, personnel managers, lecturers, academics, politicians, management consultants and scientific journalists. Although the afore-mentioned list includes multiplicity of positions and sectors, our economists can be found primarily in the following sectors:

  1. banking
  2. accountancy, administrative offices, tax advisors
  3. consultancy
  4. general public administration
  5. economic research / consultancy firms
  6. trade (particularly wholesale companies) and multinationals
  7. entrepreneurship

Admissions:

Starting 1 November of each year, you can start applying to our Bachelor and Master programmes. Now we can imagine you’re curious to find out about entry requirements and how to apply.

It all of course depends on your previous education and other factors. To find out more, please visit our website for Bachelor and Master programme admission requirements.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:


International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Do you have a profound interest in the origins and evolvement of economic issues? Are you interested in applying mathematical and statistical techniques to help answer economic questions? Would you like to be able to develop and use your own models to define and explain reality systematically? Are you self-motivated and eager to study with international students? If so, International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research with mathematics, statistics, and economics at its core is the programme for you. [+]

Do you have a keen interest in the origins and evolution of economic issues? Are you looking to apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help answer real-life economic questions? Would you like to be able to develop and use your own models to define and explain reality systematically? Are you self-motivated and eager to study with international students?

If so, the International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research, with mathematics, statistics and economics at its core, is the programme for you. It enables you to take on complex issues like:• How will the price of energy and commodities evolve over the coming years?• How can waiting times in health care be reduced?• How can we enhance the effectiveness of online advertising by using Big Data?• How can public transport planning be improved?... [-]


International Bachelor Economics and Business Economics

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Do international issues relating to economics and business have your attention? Do topics like the development of the Chinese economy appeal to you? Are you highly motivated and eager to study with international students? Then the International Bachelor Economics and Business Economics is your programme of choice. [+]

Are you interested in international issues relating to economics and business economics? Do topics like the financial crisis and the expansion of the Chinese economy intrigue you? The International Bachelor Economics and Business Economics is a captivating three-year programme that focuses on worldwide issues related to economics and business from expanding markets to the impact of financial crises. Not only will you develop your analytical and problem-solving skills

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we also enable you to further develop your writing, reading, speaking and presentation during this programme.

Is this the right choice for you?

Are you ambitious, driven, self-motivated and eager to study together with international students? In that case, the International Bachelor Economics and Business Economics is the programme for you!... [-]


Double Degree BSc2 in Econometrics and Economics

Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

This programme provides you with an understanding of how economics works and gives you access to methods for analyzing economic problems and calculating their solutions. [+]

Econometricians examine the mathematical aspects of economic problems. Economists strive for a deep understanding of the nature of these problems. Are you interested in both? This programme provides you with a thorough understanding of how economics works and gives you access to the latest methods to analyse economic problems and calculate their solutions. Are you as ambitious as you are inquisitive? Erasmus School of Economics offers you a unique opportunity to acquire both profound economic insights and practical quantitative econometrical skills in only four years.This study allows you to focus on conceptual matters like inflation, profit and turnover as well as quantitative issues like risk, forecasts, uncertainty, probability and scenario analysis. During the BSc² programme you will address questions such as:• How will energy and commodities prices evolve?• How can we enhance the effectiveness of advertising by using Big Data?• How will changes in unemployment rates affect consumer spending?• What can be done to prevent a new ‘Eurozone crisis’? Is this the right choice for you? Do you have an above-average interest in economic developments, social issues and solving mathematical problems? Do you have the talent to learn how to solve economic issues using the most advanced techniques? Are original thoughts your forte? Are you self-motivated and eager to discover new things? Do you have what it takes to follow two programmes at once? Then BSc² is a good choice for you.The following traits will stand you in good stead to be successful in this study:• You have an affinity... [-]

Double Degree Econometrics and Philosophy

Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

This is a unique Double Degree program for students who wish to combine their econometrics degree with a second degree in philosophy. [+]

Why study Double Degree Econometrics and Philosophy

Together, Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus School of Philosophy offer a Double Degree program in Econometrics and Philosophy. Are you interested in issues relating to econometrics, but do you also aim to develop a broader academic horizon? Then a double degree in Economics and Philosophy or Econometrics and Philosophy might suit your interests very well. Students in this program obtain two degrees in four years: a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Econometrics and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy.

On the one hand, the econometrics part of the program aims to prepare you on your way to becoming truly internationally minded with great abilities to analyze and solve problems in the field of econometrics.... [-]


Double Degree Economics and Philosophy

Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

This is a unique Double Degree program for students who wish to combine their economics degree with a second degree in philosophy. [+]

Why study Double Degree Economics and Philosophy

Together, Erasmus School of Economics and Erasmus School of Philosophy offer a Double Degree program in Economics and Philosophy. Are you interested in issues relating to economics and business, but do you also aim to develop a broader academic horizon? Then a double degree in Economics and Philosophy or Econometrics and Philosophy might suit your interests very well. Students in this program obtain two degrees in four years: a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy.

On the one hand, the economics part of the program aims to prepare you on your way to becoming truly internationally minded with great abilities to analyze and solve problems in the field of economics and business.... [-]


Contact

Erasmus School of Economics

Address Erasmus School of Economics P.O. Box 1738
3062PA Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Phone +31 10 408 1380