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Economics and Business Economics

Maastricht University

Bachelor Undergraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Science
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary Economics and Business Economics: a dynamic combination! Economics is the science of choice: it examines why specific alternatives are chosen by organisations, consumers and governmental institutions.
Course description Economists are indispensable to every government, every large corporation and every university around the world - even more so in today's volatile global context. Why do consumers buy a specific brand or product? How are prices set? How can we deal with unemployment? Why do free-market economies promote innovation better than planned economies? What causes variations in income between different ethnic groups? These are some of the questions that occupy economists. In this programme you focus on Economics and Business Economics: * Economics is all about the broader problems that concern governments, national and even international economies; for example, how do changes in legislation affect public interests like welfare and unemployment? * Business Economics analyses problems within companies and explores the possible solutions; you learn how to apply economic insights to manage businesses more effectively. Within this programme you can choose 4 specialisations: 1) Economics 2) Economics and Management of Information 3) International Business Economics 4) Emerging Markets Additionally, you are required to study or do an internship abroad, depending on your specialisation.
Study subjects In the first year, you take compulsory courses with all Economics and Business Economics students, looking at finance, accounting, international economic relations, micro- and macroeconomics, marketing and more. From this broad basis, you then choose a specialisation for your second and third years. Additionally, you are required to study or do an internship abroad in your third year, depending on your specialisation.
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 180.00
Duration 36 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, internship, research, computer exercise, self evaluation, computer modeling, lecture, self study, literature study, seminar, oral presentation, tutorial, working group, group assignment, group discussion, project, individual assignment, research project
Accreditation AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, NVAO

About the institution

Department School of Business and Economics
Information about the institution Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook.


Admission requirements
  2. diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 79
TOEFL paper based 550
Professional experience required -
Duration 36 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 15 Mar 2020 15 Mar 2020
1 Sep 2021 15 Mar 2021 15 Mar 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 8000€ 8000

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


Erasmus Mundus Programme (action 1), Ford Foundation/Ford-IFP, Fulbright grant, Maastricht University China Scholarship, Maastricht University High Potential Scholarship, SBE France Scholarship MSc, SBE International School Scholarship, SBE Turkey Scholarship, University Fund Limburg (UFL)

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Julie Goodfellow

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Telephone number +31 (0) 43 388 5388
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