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Econometrics and Operations Research

Maastricht University

Master Postgraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary English-language programme where statistics, mathematics & computer science are used to gain a deeper understanding of business & economic problems. There are four specialisations available.
Course description Do you want to forecast economic developments, or create IT solutions to solve production issues? The Econometrics and Operations Research programme allows you to apply mathematical and statistical skills in a business context. It also enables you to solve problems in fields like logistics, planning, information management and telecoms - often using IT solutions. This one-year programme, taught in English, is great preparation for a career in a variety of financial institutions - including banks, insurance companies and pension funds - as well as other public or private companies in logistics, telecoms or production, for example. The programme allows you to choose one of four specialisations: 1. Actuarial Sciences 2. Econometrics 3. Mathematical Economics 4. Operations Research
Study subjects Please refer to the website for further information on each track's curriculum:
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, internship, project, computer exercise, self evaluation, computer modeling, lecture, self study, literature study, seminar, research, tutorial, research project, working group, group assignment, oral presentation, group discussion, individual assignment
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
  1. GMAT or GRE for non-UM students
  2. GPA - grade point average
  3. TOEFL/IELTS for NON-EU students & non-native english speakers
  4. Bachelor in economics, econometrics
  5. A letter describing your motivation for studying MSc Econometrics and Operations Research at Maastricht University's Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL computer based 233
TOEFL internet based 90
TOEFL paper based 575
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 May 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jun 2021 1 May 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 13800€ 13800

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.


Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Erasmus Mundus, Ford Foundation/Ford-IFP, Fulbright grant, Maastricht University China Scholarship, Maastricht University High Potential Scholarship, Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), SBE France Scholarship MSc, SBE Turkey Scholarship, StuNed Scholarship Programme, University Fund Limburg (UFL)

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Telephone number +31 (0) 43 388 5388
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