Econometrics and Management Science

Master of Science (MSc) in Econometrics and Management Science

Take the challenge: be a problem-solver for government or business. Get the latest economic theories and quantitative methods, and apply them to practical problems in one of four specialised areas.

Like to become a full-fledged problem-solver in business or government? Study the latest economic theories and quantitative methods and apply them to real-life problems in one of four specialised areas. Learn to develop and apply new models to new problems, partly by the use of software applications. Extract useful information from large datasets. Sounds like your kind of challenge?

Erasmus School of Economics offers an inspiring environment in a dynamic city with a world-class port; Rotterdam. The balanced yet demanding programme is brought to you by cutting-edge researchers who provide the top-rated academic training.

Why study a Master in Econometrics and Management Science in Rotterdam?

We offer:

  • an intellectually challenging and cosmopolitan academic environment;
  • an advanced study programme;
  • highly qualified teaching staff.

Career opportunities 

The programme gives you an excellent preparation for a career in business, government, or with an international organisation, and for further studies leading to a PhD and an academic career.

Education objectives

Once you graduate you will:

  • have a broad set of skills in economics and econometrics.
  • be able to apply techniques used in the field to complex real life problems.
  • be able to develop and apply new econometric models. 


The MSc in Econometrics and Management Science at the Erasmus School of Economics consists of four specialisations. These sub-disciplines within the field of Econometrics are: EconometricsOperations Research and Quantitative Logistics, Quantitative Finance and Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing.

Mode of education

Each master specialisation at Erasmus School of Economics has the same structure. It consists of core courses, two seminars and several electives. The master programme is completed by writing a thesis.

Target audience

Do you wish to master the theoretical and quantitative skills required to solve problems in government and business? Then the master programme Econometrics and Management Science is for you. Your bachelor degree is your ticket to a master programme with a quantitative analytical edge that will jumpstart a career.

Admission criteria

  • A University degree in a quantitative study; that combines the field of mathematics with the field of economics, equivalent to a Dutch university diploma.
  • (for international diploma holders) An English proficiency test (taken no longer than 2 years before application): TOEFL CB 232 / IB 90 or IELTS 6.5


If you have a bachelor degree that gives you a firm background (in economics, econometrics and mathematics), equivalent to a Dutch BSc degree, you may apply for our master programme Econometrics and Management Science. The Examination Board will assess whether your background grants you admission.

The application deadline is May 1.


Please see below for information about the specialisation within this Master programme.

Master specialisation



Econometrics Full-time n/a
Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics Full-time n/a
Quantitative Finance Full-time n/a
Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing Full-time n/a