Testimonials

Jorik Schra

Student Economics of Management and Organisation

 


'The Economics of Management and Organisation programme ensures you of a thorough theoretical background and practical research skills, which are relevant (both) in academics and business'



Why did I choose Economics of Management and Organisation?

Upon completion of my bachelors' degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College Utrecht, I wanted to continue my academic career with a Master’s programme in economics. As I was searching for a programme focused on both theory and real world applications, taught at a renowned university, the Msc Economics and Business seemed a perfect fit. Of the entire discipline, my interest is mainly sparked by micro economics, due to its mathematically challenging nature and relevance in business. Hence, I chose for the Economics of Management and Organisation specialisation.

The curriculum

During the programme, you extensively cover both the theoretical and empirical literature of the field and obtain crucial research skills during courses such as Applied Econometrics and the seminars. I particularly enjoyed the seminar Recent Advances in Economics of Management and Organisation, due to its interactive setting and focus on empirical research. The research skills you obtain throughout the year are very useful. Not only due to the increasing demand for data driven research in business, but also for your thesis, which I was able to write at ING thanks to this programme. Accordingly, if you happen to be a prospective student and your interests are somewhat aligned with mine, this Master’s specialisation is definitely worth looking into!  

Tom Reijnen

Student Economics of Management and Organisation

 


'Economics of Management and Organisation provides you with all the skills required to excel in your future career'



Why did I choose Economics of Management and Organisation?

Having completed a Business Administration Bachelor, I was looking for a more mathematical and analytical master. The Economics and Business programme with a specialisation in Economics of Management and Organisation at Erasmus School of Economics offered exactly that.

The curriculum

In the course of the years, you learn how to apply mathematics to gain valuable insights from seemingly ambiguous situations. With a strong focus on micro-economics, you specifically look at how economics can explain an individual’s behaviour in a variety of situations. The programme is aimed at teaching you how to think like an economist, which I really like. All subjects taught during the year provide you with the skills to understand complex econometric regressions, but also how to structurally approach a problem. I specifically liked the course Game Theory and its Applications, where you learn how to take other people’s decisions into consideration when determining your optimal actions. Moreover, the course Economics of Organisations incorporates this field of economics into real world situations to explain dynamics and incentives within firms. I believe the programme is challenging, but provides you with a solid basis for a future career in any field. Whether you are looking for a career in consulting, HR or as a manager, I think this programme will genuinely serve your wishes.