Why do rates of economic growth vary so widely across Europe? How can a company such as Nike retain market leadership year after year? Should the Dutch government establish a national bank? Economics and Business Economics is an incredibly broad study programme. You will learn to think critically about current, relevant economic issues. At the same time, you will gain insight into how companies are organised and how they operate in their economic context. During the first 18 months, you will familiarise yourself with both areas of study. Afterwards, you will focus on either Economics or Business Economics.
The study of Economics looks at how people, businesses and countries make decisions and distribute limited resources. You will explore how those choices affect day-to-day life and society.
Questions that you might seek to answer include the following. Why are people more likely to choose a short-term incentive than a long-term one? What consequences will Brexit have for businesses in the Netherlands? In Business Economics, you will apply economic theories to businesses. You will examine how they are organised, how they operate and which role they play in the larger economy.
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A Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Economics is a great stepping stone towards a subsequent Master's programme or your 1st job. After graduation, you could take a position with employers such as:
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Choosing a programme is not a decision that you want to take lightly. While it is important to choose a programme that appeals to you, of course, this fact alone does not guarantee success. If the following profile sounds familiar to you, Economics and Business Economics may be the right choice:
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|Degree programme||BSc Economics and Business Economics|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||180 ECTS, 36 months|
|Language of instruction||English|