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Tilburg University

Master Postgraduate Tilburg

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary Tilburg University's Master's program in Economics equips you with the advanced tools of a professional economic analyst, for work in both the public and private sector.
Course description Firms and policy makers face increasingly integrated and turbulent markets, with unprecedented opportunities but also greater risks. The understanding of how markets function, when they fail and how various markets are interrelated is essential in companies' strategic decision process as well as in solving social economic and development problems. The MSc Economics trains your analytical and practical skills along these dimensions and helps you to become an expert in the field. The program offers several specialized tracks but you can also compose your own personalised curriculum. The following tracks are available: * Law and Economics * Public Policy * Sustainable Development * Data Science * Financial Economics * Behavioral Economics Rankings # 1 in the Netherlands, #5 in Europe, #21 worldwide in Business and Economics - Times Higher Education Subject Ranking, 2018 # 2 in the Netherlands, #10 in Europe - Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2018
Study subjects The program consists of 60 ECTS, offered over two semesters. You take four methods courses (3 ECTS each), five expertise courses (6 ECTS each), and -for an optimal exposure to the practice of the economic analyst- you take the experience course Applied Economic Analysis which culminates in thesis writing and/or project work (18 ECTS together). Examples of expertise courses: Competition and Innovation, Environmental and Resource Economics, Labor Economics, Financial Economics, Data Science
Course objectives Students will learn how to analyse and interpret current economic issues in a general, international, financial and business context.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, literature study, oral presentation, internship, computer exercise, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, project, seminar
Accreditation AACSB, NVAO

About the institution

Department Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Information about the institution At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them.


Admission requirements
  1. Proficiency in English is required. Students who obtained their Bachelor's degree in the Netherlands and native English speakers can be admitted without an English proficiency test.
  2. A solid academic background is required in the fields of: *Macroeconomics *Microeconomics *Mathematics *Statistics *Game Theory *Industrial Organization And at least one of the following ◦Labour Economics ◦Environmental Economics ◦Public Economics ◦Development Economics ◦International Economics ◦European Economics
  3. The minimum GRE score for applicants is 160 on the quantitative part.
  4. University Bachelor's degree in a relevant field in Economics
  5. Students need to submit a motivation letter in their application
Language requirements
IELTS listening 6
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS reading 6
IELTS speaking 6
IELTS writing 6
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 2019 1 Aug 2019 1 Apr 2019
1 Jan 2020 - 1 Oct 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 Aug 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 14600€ 14600

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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