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Economics and Business Economics

Utrecht University

Bachelor Undergraduate Utrecht

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Science
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary Economics and Business Economics in Utrecht is a multidisciplinary programme. Combine Economics and Business Economics with another discipline in an international setting.
Course description If you choose for Economics and Business Economics in Utrecht, you choose for a broad-based view of this field of study, the real-world perspective. Economics in Utrecht analyses complex economic issues by combining economic theories with the insights of other fields such as geography, law and social sciences. By using this approach to study societal issues such as the emergence of social media or the development of unemployment in the Netherlands and Europe, you will learn to see these issues from different perspectives and will learn to think in terms of solutions and consequences. Required courses in the first year are mathematics, statistics, multidisciplinary economics, macro- and microeconomics and accounting amongst others. Your insights will be enriched by the 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 programme crosses multiple borders: language borders, geographical borders and the borders of other disciplines.
Study subjects The three-year Bachelor´s programme in Economics and Business Economics consists of two parts: the major and the optional course profile. The major is your main area of study and covers three quarters of your total course profile. The major consists of two parts: (1) basic courses and (2) electives. The electives offer you room for major-related courses, an internship or study abroad. For more information on the study programme, please visit:
Course objectives Graduates are educated to be all round economists able to work on an academic level, conduct scientific research and contribute to economic policy-making.
ECTS credits 180.00
Duration 36 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes literature study, oral presentation, internship, computer exercise, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, workshop, individual assignment, self study, project
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Information about the institution Commitment, inspiration, ambition and independence are Utrecht University's core values. The University fosters its academic community through investment in staff and students.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 16
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English 18
IELTS listening 6
IELTS overall band 6
IELTS reading 6
IELTS speaking 6
IELTS writing 5.5
TOEFL internet based 83
Professional experience required -
Duration 36 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 May 2020 1 Apr 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 May 2021 1 Apr 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 10288€ 8984

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.


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Contact information for the study programme

Huub Klein Schiphorst

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Telephone number +31 (0)302534283
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