Required academic background master specialisations

Current facets (Pre-Master)

All programmes require a broad background in economics, mathematics and statistics. Below you find the master specialisations with their additional required courses. These courses only give an indication of courses needed to be admissible to the specialisations listed below.

Accounting, Auditing and Control

The Master's degree programme in Accounting, Auditing and Control requires a broad background in accounting, finance and economics. For all three specialisations: Accounting and Auditing, Accounting and Control and Accounting and Finance the required courses are alike:

  • Accounting (management accounting, financial accounting)
  • Finance (e.g. investments)
  • Financial Information Systems (e.g. bookkeeping)

In addition, it is expected that each applicant for this master degree programme has a basic knowledge of statistics. For more information about these statistical topics please see the required statistical knowledge for Accounting, Auditing and Control page for more information.

Economics and Business

The Master's degree programme in Economics and Business requires an educational background containing in depth knowledge on mathematics and statistics. A relevant bachelor’s degree must show sufficient skills in at least the following subjects, depending on the specialisation of choice:

Specialisations Economics and Business

Behavioural Economics

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

Data Science and Marketing Analytics

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

Economics of Management and Organization

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

Industrial Dynamics and Strategy

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

Financial Economics

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

Health Economics

  • Empirical models
  • Econometrics
  • Health Economics (recommended)

International Economics

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

Marketing

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

Policy Economics

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

Urban, Port and Transport Economics

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

Econometrics and Management Science

The profession of Econometrics and Management Science involves making quantitative analyses in order to solve problems faced by the government and businesses. The Erasmus School of Economics requires students to have an in-depth knowledge containing advanced mathematics, applied mathematics like operations research and programming, applied statistics, econometrics and time-series analysis. Find out more on the required courses for this Master’s degree programme.