International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research
Bachelor of Science in Econometrics and Operations Research (BSc)
Econometricians combine mathematics and statistics with economics to support business and economic decision making. They excel in the complex world of global logistic chains and international finance.
With the International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research you learn to build models for economic decision making and processes. Logistic firms use econometric models to optimise supply chains, banks for investments and to predict financial markets, and the government to make policy decisions and predict economic growth.
Enjoy integrating the discipline of maths with the economic reality of consumers, firms and government? Then econometrics is the field for you. In Rotterdam, we have over 50 years experience applying and developing econometric techniques. Our school is a pioneer in the field with Nobel-laureate Jan Tinbergen. As of 2012, we will offer a new international bachelor along the lines of our successful Dutch bachelor.
This international bachelor programme starts per September 2012.
You study International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research because of
Rotterdam is at the heart of the European economy.
Graduates of Econometrics and Operations Research enjoy great career opportunities. They usually secure positions at large multinationals in logistics and marketing (such as UPS or Unilever), financial institutions or international organisations. You have the skill to quickly grasp complex decisions and this makes you a valuable colleague both for research and management.
If you choose to study Econometrics you will learn to apply mathematics to economic and social questions. You learn to build mathematical models, and you are able to link the results to real life situations. You also learn to use these models to support decision making. The analytical expertise and skills you achieve are useful for many different careers.
Curriculum International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research
The courses in year one and two of Econometrics and Operations Research are predetermined to give a solid foundation in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics. Third year offers more freedom.
An academic year consists of five eight week blocks. Each block is made up of two or three courses. The study load is measured in credits each equal to 28 study hours. A college year is made up of 60 credits.
Talented students can take the Bachelor Honours Class as an extra challenge that offers more depth in the study. To participate you need to successfully complete the first two periods and undergo a selection process. You attend interesting guest lectures on topical economic themes.
Econometricians examine the mathematical aspects of a problem. They work systematically and are original thinkers. They welcome the challenge of using their own models to define reality accurately. Sounds interesting? Are you ambitious, self-motivated and eager to study with international students? Then the International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research programme is for you!
Each year the places for the International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research programme are limited. We select carefully from a large number of applicants. Competence in Mathematics and English is compulsory and must be proven before admission.
If you meet or will soon meet the admission requirements and you have decided to apply at Erasmus University Rotterdam, you must follow several steps in the application procedure.
Most students start on a masters degree immediately after completing their International Bachelor in Econometrics and Operations Research. The Erasmus School of Economics offers several thrilling masters programmes in Econometrics and Management Science.