Economics and Business

Master of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business

Build strategies, make policies, grasp markets. Choose from many specialisations, and learn how best to allocate resources, organise businesses, and make recommendations based on first-rate analyses.

Pick from a wealth of options in a rich and varied programme. Organisational governance and strategy, free competition, privatisation, and government regulations: learn how to tackle issues in these and other areas from an economics standpoint. Learn how to base policy recommendations and strategies on your in-depth analyses.

The Erasmus School of Economics is well renowned, and has a strong international dimension; Rotterdam is a world hub for business. Select from specialisations in Economics, Business Economics, and Applied Economics. Pursue one of the main subdisciplines such as finance, marketing, and economic policy. Specialise or keep it broad, and get set for a career in government, banking, international business, or academia.

Why study a Master in Economics and Business in Rotterdam?

Why a Master in Economics and Business?
  • an excellent academic foundation in economics;
  • a challenging learning environment;
  • a cosmopolitan atmosphere;
  • a varied approach to economics, from a global perspective;
  • the opportunity to cooperate internationally with companies and research institutions.

Career opportunities Master in Economics and Business

Career opportunities Master in Economics and Business The programme offers excellent prospects for a career, in the Netherlands or abroad, with a multinational, in banking, or in government. 

Education objectives Master in Economics and Business

Education objectives Master in Economics and Business

Once you graduate you will be able to:

  • Apply economic perspectives to the evaluation of issues such as:
    Privatisation, Corporate governance, The organisation of competition in markets.
  • Assess strategic issues within companies, government bodies, and the like.
  • Put together keen analyses and use them as a basis for policy recommendations and strategies.

Curriculum Master in Economics and Business

Curriculum Master in Economics and Business The MSc in Economics and Business at the Erasmus School of Economics has 9 specialisations, each with its own package of courses and each focusing on one of the main sub-disciplines within the field of Economics: finance, marketing, organisation, economic policy, etc. Choose from a wide range of programmes, from broad programme units to specialised expert knowledge.

Mode of education Master in Economics and Business

Mode of education Master in Economics and Business Each master specialisation at ESE has the same structure. It consists of core courses, 2 seminars and couple of electives. The master programme is completed by writing a thesis.

Target audience Master in Economics and Business

Target audience Master in Economics and Business Those interested in the economists’ perspective on issues such as privatisation, corporate governance, market competition, government regulation, and corporate strategy, should choose the master programme Economics and Business. The programme equips students with an analytical mind for a career in banking, accountancy, administration, consultancy or economic research. 

Admission criteria Master in Economics and Business

Admission criteria Master in Economics and Business
  • A University degree in economics and/or business equal to a Dutch university BSc degree.
  • A successful proficiency test of English (international diploma holders): TOEFL / CB 232 / IB 90 or IELTS 6.5.
  • Hbo-diploma holders.


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Application Master in Economics and Business

Application Master in Economics and Business

With a Bachelor degree from a university that our Examination Board deems comparable to a Bachelor of Science Diploma in Economics and Business from the Erasmus School of Economics, you may apply for one of our MSc Programmes.
The deadline to apply is May 1.

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Specialisation Master in Economics and Business

Please see below for information about the specialisations within this Master programme. Whether a specialisation is offered full-time or part-time is indicated accordingly.

Master Specialisation

Full-time

Part-time

Behavioural Economics
Full-time n/a
Economics of Management and Organisation Full-time n/a
Entrepreneurship and Strategy Economics Full-time n/a
Financial Economics Full-time n/a
International Economics Full-time n/a
Health Economics
Full-time n/a
Marketing Full-time n/a
Policy Economics Full-time n/a
Urban, Port & Transport Economics Full-time n/a

The programme offers excellent prospects for a career, in the Netherlands or abroad, with a

multinational, in banking, or in government.