Economics and Business

Master of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business

Build strategies, make policies, grasp markets. Choose from many specialisations, learn how best to allocate resources, organise businesses, and make recommendations based on first-rate analyses.

Pick from a wealth of options in a rich and varied programme. Organisational governance and strategy, free competition, privatisation, and government regulations: learn how to tackle issues in these and other areas from an economics standpoint. Learn how to base policy recommendations and strategies on your in-depth analyses.

Erasmus School of Economics is well renowned, and has a strong international dimension; Rotterdam is a world hub for business. Select from specialisations in Economics, Business Economics, and Applied Economics. Pursue one of the main subdisciplines, such as finance, marketing, and economic policy. Specialise or keep it broad, and get set for a career in government, banking, international business, or academia.

Why study a Master in Economics and Business in Rotterdam?

We offer:

  • an excellent academic foundation in economics;
  • a challenging learning environment;
  • a cosmopolitan atmosphere;
  • a varied approach to economics from a global perspective;
  • the opportunity to cooperate internationally with companies and research institutions.

Target audience

Those interested in the economists’ perspective on issues such as privatisation, corporate governance, market competition, government regulation, and corporate strategy, should choose the Master programme Economics and Business. The programme equips students with an analytical mind for a career in banking, accountancy, administration, consultancy or economic research.

Choose your specialisation

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

Master Specialisation



Behavioural Economics
Full-time n/a
Data Science and Marketing Analytics Full-time n/a
Economics of Management and Organisation Full-time n/a
Financial Economics Full-time n/a
Health Economics Full-time n/a
Industrial Dynamics and Strategy Full-time n/a
International Economics Full-time n/a
Marketing Full-time n/a
Policy Economics Full-time n/a
Urban, Port & Transport Economics Full-time n/a