Admission requirements MSc Economics and Business

The application period for the academic year 2022-2023 has closed as of 1 May 2022. The application period for master and pre-master programmes for the academic year 2023-2024 will open as of 1 November 2022.

The admission requirements for MSc in Economics and Business (Behavioural Economics; Data Science and Marketing Analytics; Economics of Markets and Organisations;Economics of Sustainability; Financial Economics; Health Economics; International Economics; Marketing; Policy Economics; Strategy Economics; Urban, Port & Transport Economics) and application procedure will be up to date as of that date. Until then the information on this website is subject to change.

Relevant bachelor diploma

All applicants must hold a bachelor degree (BSc) in the field of economics, econometrics or business (administration).Your degree has to be equivalent in both level and content to the BSc in Economics and Business Economics offered by Erasmus School of Economics. It is not necessary to have completed your bachelor degree at the time of application. However, all requirements of your bachelor degree must be fulfilled before the start of the academic year (by 29 August 2022).

Content

Your bachelor degree needs to consist of a solid background in economics, business economics, mathematics and statistics. To check whether you have a sufficient background in terms of content, please compare your curriculum with that of our bachelor degree in Economics and Business Economics.

Depending on the specific specialisation you are interested in, some additional courses are recommended and can be found below.  

Level

Erasmus School of Economics follows Dutch governmenal insitute Nuffic’s advice regarding the comparison of foreign degrees to the Dutch educational level to determine the level of your bachelor degree.   

The Examination Board of Erasmus School of Economics decides based on the above mentioned criteria whether your obtained bachelor degree is sufficient for admission to the programme of your choice.

All our programmes take a strong quantitative approach. A solid background in mathematics, statistics, economics and business economics is a necessity. Furthermore, each master specialisation within the MSc in Economics and Business additionally requires a certain focus fields that must show from your university transcript:

  • Finance (e.g. investments, only for the financial track of this specialisation)
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics

  • Statistics (applied)
  • Mathematics
  • Methods and techniques
  • Programming (recommended)

  • Applied econometrics
  • Mathematics
  • Public finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Empirical models
  • Econometrics (recommended)
  • Applied Economics (recommended)

  • Microeconomics
  • Policy Economics (recommended)

  • Finance (e.g. corporate finance)
  • Finance and Investments
  • Stock pricing
  • Financial Methods & Techniques

  • Empirical models
  • Econometrics
  • Health Economics (recommended)

  • Applied econometrics
  • Mathematics
  • Public finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Empirical models
  • International Markets
  • Econometrics (recommended)
  • International economics (recommended)

  • Marketing (e.g. research)
  • Branding (recommended)
  • Consumer Behaviour (recommended)

  • Applied econometrics
  • Mathematics
  • Public finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Empirical methods
  • Econometrics
  • Finance (recommended)

  • Applied Economics (e.g. entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial marketing)
  • Microeconomics

  • Applied Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Transport/urban Economics
  • Supply Chain Management (recommended)

Proficiency in the English language

All applicants must show proficiency in the English language and demonstrate this by means of an internet based TOEFL, TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, Academic IELTS / Academic IELTS Online, Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) test score report, taken no longer than 2 years before application.

Only the following minimum scores are accepted:

 

All subscores

Total score

TOEFL iBT / TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition

22

91

Academic IELTS / Academic IELTS Online

6.5

6.5

Cambridge C1 Advanced

176

176

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)

176

180

Please click here for more information about the exemption requirements.

Please note:

  • Take into consideration that it takes about 14 days for your test results to be published when planning your English test appointment. Your English test score report needs to meet the minimum requirements before the application deadline (1May) A score report submitted after the deadline (1 May) will not be taken into consideration.
  • We accept TOEFL ‘MyBest Scores’: the combination of your best scores for each test section from all of your valid TOEFL scores in the last 2 years.
  • We accept the combination of your best academic IELTS test scores for each test section from all of your valid academic IELTS scores in the last 2 years.

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