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Business & Economics


BSc Economics & Business Economics

3 years

€2530 pa

Programme profile

Economics is the science of choice, from the personal (why do you buy what you do?) to the public (how do government policies affect your behaviour as a consumer?). Business Economics, meanwhile, is about solving specific problems within companies (how can we as a company influence consumer choices and policy decisions?). Understanding the choices that all these players make is essential in today"s globalising society, where consumer choices and business opportunities are multiplying by the hour.

The University uses Problem-Based Learning (PBL), an innovative, student-centred instructional method widely used at Maastricht University. Students work in tutorial groups, collaboratively seeking practical solutions to open-ended, real-world problems. Instructors act as facilitators, informally giving help when and where it is needed. This allows you to build independence and develop research skills.

The Maastricht University School of Business is one of the very few business schools, internationally, to be accredited by all three of the American AASCB, the British AMBA and the European-wide EQUIS, which evaluate the curricula, organisation, staff qualifications, students and management of candidate schools.

Programme content

In your first year, you take the same courses as all other Economics and Business Economics students, ranging from Finance to Accounting to International Economic Relations. This gives you a solid footing from which to choose one of You can choose one of four specialisations:

- Economics
- Economics & Management of Information
- Emerging Markets
- International Business Economics

In these later years you take core courses relating to your specialisation, as well as electives of your own choosing. You spend a semester studying abroad, and you might also choose to do an internship as well.


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

- Econometrics and Operations Research
- Financial Economics
- Global Supply Chain Management
- Infonomics
- International Business
- International Economic Studies

Entry Requirements

Three A-Levels (CCC) and three GCSEs (C or above) in six different subjects, inc Maths at A2 or A/S

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including three at H5, or above. Higher Maths required. Minimum 350 points.




This programme operates its own selection procedure.

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