Pre-master programmes

Students are not always directly admissible to a master's degree programme of Erasmus School of Economics. Sometimes students can take part in a pre-master programme. This is a one year preparatory programme designed to fit a specific master programme. All courses in the pre-master programmes are bachelor-level courses. A completed pre-master does not entitle you to a bachelor's degree or diploma. A pre-master has to be completed within a maximum of two years in order to start with the according master's degree programme.

In order to be eligible for admission to any of our pre-master programmes, you must have obtained a relevant or related Bachelor's degree. The educational level and the content of the obtained Bachelor's degree of each applicant will be determined by the Examination Board and will be compared to the educational level of the Dutch system. Only demonstrable academic education comparable to two years of Dutch academic education and a degree with minor deficiencies in its content is sufficient for possible admission to the our pre-master programmes.

*Please note: Students holding a Dutch residence permit with study purpose, are allowed a maximum term of one academic year to complete the pre-master programme, according to the legislation of the Dutch Immigration Services (IND).

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Find out more about HBO pre-master programmes (in Dutch).

Pre-master Accounting, Auditing and Control

The pre-master Accounting, Auditing and Control prepares you for the specialisations within our MSc in Accounting, Auditing and Control.

This pre-master is designed for students with a background in economics, business economics, business administration or accounting that do not qualify for direct admission to any of the specialisations within the MSc in Accounting, Auditing and Control.

Pre-master Economics and Business

The pre-master Economics and Business prepares you for the specialisations within our MSc in Economics and Business.

This pre-master is designed for students with a background in economics, business economics or business administration that do not qualify for direct admission to any of the specialisations within the MSc in Economics and Business.

Pre-master Econometrics and Management Science

The pre-master Econometrics and Management Science prepares you for one of the specialisations within our MSc in Econometrics and Management Science. The pre-master programme is taught in two languages. Please note that students who obtained their Bachelor's degree in the Netherlands can only participate in the English taught pre-master programme when the bachelor degree programme was taught entirely in English.

This pre-master is designed for students with a background in econometrics and operations research, economics and mathematics, quantitative economics, (applied) mathematics, statistics or industrial engineering that do not qualify for direct admission to any of the specialisations within the MSc in Econometrics and Management Science. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business Economics or Business Administration need to have a quantitative specialisation (such as a minor or major in econometrics, operations research or decision analysis) in order to apply.

Pre-master Fiscale Economie

The Pre-master Fiscale Economie prepares you for our Master's degree programme Fiscale Economie. Please note that both the pre-master and the master's degree programme are taught in Dutch.