Having two bachelor degrees increases your employability in almost every sector and gives you a head start when searching for a job. Your background in philosophy will provide you with an awareness of the theoretical foundations of your discipline. This allows you to pose relevant questions, come up with innovative solutions and go a step further than others. Doubling your degree with Philosophy will prove valuable and rewarding on both a personal and professional level.
Philosophy does not train you for a specific job, but it would be wrong to say that philosophy does not lead to any job. In fact, our alumni have ended up as researchers, teachers, civil servants, financial consultants, journalists or managers in the private sector. What all these jobs have in common, is that it is an advantage if you can think critically on a fundamental level. This is where philosophy gives you an edge. In particular, the relation between philosophy and a specific discipline allows our students to reflect on their fields of interest and thoroughly grasp the challenges that lay ahead.
After your study Econometrics, investment banks, insurance companies and asset management companies gladly welcome you. If marketing is your field, there are plenty of marketing research and consultancy firms or multinationals like Unilever or Procter & Gamble to start your career. Central Banks (the ECB in Frankfurt, the German Bundesbank, the Dutch Central Bank and the US Federal Reserve) but also international consultants (PwC, EY, BCG) are keen on econometricians.
Would you like to be a logistics and operations research specialist? Just think about the airlines, transport authorities or oil companies that need you. In addition, government agencies like the treasury department or international organisations like the OECD or IMF always need econometricians.
With the Double bachelor in Econometrics and Philosophy of Econometrics you have every opportunity to kick-start an exciting career.