Career opportunities

International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research

The demand for econometrists is booming and earnings among alumni are good. We can safely say that being an Econometrics graduate from Rotterdam opens career doors everywhere. 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.

Recently, a research was conducted about the relative market value of certain studies; this is influenced by the duration of unemployment after graduating and the height of the salaries offered. Econometrics comes in second, after dentistry, when looking at net salary after one and a half years. Moreover, studying econometrics offers you a very good chance on getting a job soon after graduating, often you can choose from multiple jobs.

Alumni end up at multinational companies, financial services or in logistics. De Nederlandsche Bank (the Dutch national bank), ministries or the Netherlands Institute for Social Research are also common employers for econometrics alumni. Being an econometrics alumnus thus grants you a privileged position on the labour market. This is also noticeable in the number of internships available; there are more places available than there are students.

Are you a logistics and operations research specialist, just think about the airlines, transport authorities or oil companies that need you. And what about government agencies like the treasury department, or international organisations like the OECD or IMF? If you’re an econometrician, they need you. In summary: your Econometrics degree will take you anywhere you want to go.