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Business & Economics


BSc Economics & Business Economics

3 years

€2168 pa

Programme profile

In business life as well as in the governmental institutions, there is a great demand for internationally-oriented people with a degree in economics who are able to apply their knowledge in real life situations. Economists from Rotterdam are an excellent fit to this profile. Through the unique combination of core science subjects in economics and the applied approach to the theory, the programmes at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) are highly valued nationally and internationally. Erasmus School of Economics has a good reputation and is known for its expertise in applying theoretical knowledge in practical situations. This results, for example, in a wide number of media appearances by our faculty members on issues such as the current financial crisis.

The programme consists of core courses including micro-economics, macro-economics, international economics, accounting, marketing, organisation and finance. The first two years of the IBEB programme are fixed. In the third year, you will have the opportunity to include elective courses in your curriculum. In addition, you will begin focusing on your chosen specialisation.

This programme is ranked 1st in the Netherlands, 4th in Europe and 16th worldwide according to U.S. News ranking 2015

Note, the university also has available 4-year double degrees in Economics & Philosophy and Econometrics & Philosophy

Programme content

Year 1: Introduction to Accounting; Microeconomics; Financial Information Systems; Macroeconomics; Mathematics; Marketing; Statistics; Organisations; ICT and Economics

Year 2: International Economics; Finance; Statistics; Applied Microeconomics; History of Economic Thought; Methods, Techniques & International Research Project; Financial Information Systems; Accounting; Philosophy of Economics

Year 3: You will you choose your specialisation and you may also choose to study abroad for several months. You may also decide to add another dimension to your study by taking several optional subjects from other disciplines. The following specialisations are available: Accounting and Finance; Economics and ICT; Economics of Markets, Organisations and Policy; Entrepreneurship; Financial Accounting; Financial Economics; Health Economics; International Economics and Business Studies; Management Accounting; Marketing; Urban, Port & Transport Economics. You will also complete your Bachelor's Thesis


The university offers related Masters programmes, taught through English, in the following areas:

- Accounting & Finance
- Economics of Markets, Organisations & Policy
- Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Organisation
- Economics
- Financial Economics
- Health Economics
- International Economics
- Urban, Port & Transport Economics

Entry Requirements

3 A-levels, inc Maths. 'Economics preferred'

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate, including at least three at H4. Higher Maths required (H3 preferred).

'Economics preferred'



Yes: Letter of Motivation

Maths exam can be sat to make up for any deficiency in your Maths entry requirements

01 November

01 June