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BSc in Economics and Business Economics

Radboud University Nijmegen
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)
September 2022  (English)

Program description

BSc in Economics and Business Economics

Are you interested in financial management, exchange rates and the world economy? If so, then Economics and Business Economics might be the right program for you. You will learn to analyse the financial choices and decisions that have to be made constantly by businesses, from family businesses to multinationals. You will examine the risks and national and international rules that organisations have to work within as well as how to best deal with uncertainties like fluctuating interest rates and competition. This program suits people who like to analyse numbers and have a broad interest in the financial system and how this influences organisations.

What is this program about?

Economics and Business Economics in Nijmegen is characterized by paying attention to other study fields besides economics as well. We call this Economics+. It means that in Nijmegen you do not only delve into numbers and money, but also into social issues such as income inequality, causes of a crisis, the euro and other currencies, international developments and global capital markets, because in economics, culture, psychology, sociology, and ethics also play a role. Therefore, bits and pieces of psychology, sociology, business administration and law are included in the studies of economics. After all, the way in which resources are used or the way in which markets operate is the effect of human decision-making.

From this perspective, companies need employees who can generate solutions. This is why you receive a thorough scientific education in Nijmegen. You will be trained to become a business economist with critical and analytical skills who can think of solid solutions to financial problems. You will regularly receive examples of practical situations during lectures and presented with the task: what could be improved?

Admission requirements

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Program content

Within the Bachelor’s of Economics and Business Economics each year is divided into two semesters. Each semester is then divided into two blocks, during which you will have lectures and seminars. At the end of each block you will be expected to take exams to conclude the module. A certain number of study credits (ECTS) is contributed to each module. 1 ECTS equals a study load of 28 hours.

The first year of your studies will be an introduction to the program and all students enrolling in Economics and Business Economics will start in this first year. It is also possible to study the first year in Dutch (see Economie en Bedrijfseconomie), but then it is not possible to choose the track International Economics and Business in the second year. After the first year of Economics and Business Economics, you can choose four tracks to continue your studies in the second and third year. These tracks are:

  • Business Economics
  • Track Financial Economics
  • Track International Economics and Business
  • Track International Economics and Policy

Tuition fees

EU - €2.143

Non-EU - €8.342

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Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen

At the Nijmegen School of Management we like to push the boundaries of conventional thinking and encourage students to participate and be active in the international community.At our faculty we have combined academic research and education to create a challenging...

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Radboud University Nijmegen

P.O. Box 9102
6500 HC Nijmegen
the Netherlands

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