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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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Economics: Market Analytics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Make an impact with Economics

 

How does the EU contribute to economic stability? How does globalization impact local economies? How can we address the challenges of affordable education, effective healthcare and the aging population across the globe?

 

The Economics Master’s programme seeks answers to these questions by exploring modern economic theory, data analysis and real-life case studies. It prepares you for a career as a professional economist, whether your interests draw you to a career in the public or private sector, research or consulting.


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Economics: Market Analytics

Become an all-round economist

 

The Master's in Economics is a high-quality one-year programme. The first part of the programme consists of three compulsory core courses focusing on the foundations of the discipline at an advanced level. You also take three elective courses that can be combined into a specialization. Two pieces of independent academic work, a research project and a final thesis, complete the programme requirements. Thanks to the compact, personal nature of the programme there is plenty of interaction with the teaching staff.

 

The programme is highly esteemed by its students and is one of the top Economics programmes in the Netherlands.

 

To break it down:

    You’ll take five core courses, all of which will prepare you for any career in Economics:

  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  •  Advanced Macroeconomics
  •  Advanced Macroeconomics
  •  You’ll take three electives, chosen from:
  •  Economics of Climate Change
  •  Economics of the Welfare State
  •  Globalization, Growth and Development
  •  Industrial Organization and Competition Policy
  •  Macroeconomic Policy in the EU
  •  Microeconomics for Development
  •  Labour Economics
  •  Macro and International Finance
  •   Data Analytics for Economists

       

 

You may choose to select one elective from outside of the programme, upon prior approval from the examination board.

  • You’ll conduct a research project that will allow you to apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills, as well as preparing you to write your Master’s thesis.
  •  You’ll write a Master’s Thesis on the topic of your choice, in consultation with your advisor.

 

If you choose to specialise in a particular area of Economics, your choice of electives and thesis topics becomes more focused.


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Economics: Market Analytics

Become an all-round economist

 

With a Master’s degree in Economics from VU Amsterdam, you’ll be a qualified, all-round economist suited to work in a variety of positions and highly desired by employers. You can choose to explore a wide variety of aspects of Economics, or focus on a particular specialization.

 

Apart from focusing on high-profile job opportunities, programme participants develop an eye for economic issues of societal and scientific relevance, and develop a critical attitude for analysing and judging these issues. Economics is at the very heart of the social sciences. Economists are therefore involved and committed members of society.


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Economics: Development Economics

I have a School of Business and Economics degree


The MSc programme Economics welcomes ambitious students who want to develop an advanced knowledge in economics and apply their knowledge to study a wide range of topics. Therefore, students should start with a solid academic background in economics and have sufficient knowledge of mathematics and statistics.

 

Admission requirements

Direct admission is granted to students who pass the courses Microeconomics II, Macroeconomics II and Quantitative Research Methods III (Economics/Finance), who obtain a Bachelor's degree in econometrics, or who complete the Minor Economics @ VU with a grade point average of at least 7.5. The entry requirement for students with a Bachelor's degree in (International) Business Administration, Economics and Econometrics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are summarized in this document.

 

Students who do not meet these admission requirements are not necessarily declined to enroll in the MSc Economics, but can file an admission request, which shows their background in economics and quantitative research methods.

 

Services for International (IBA) students / Residence permit:
If your are planning to continue your studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam after your IBA, please contact the Central Admission's Support Team of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for further information and specific questions about the offered services for international students like extending your residence permit. You will need to apply for extension of your residence permit if you continue your studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

 


 

I have a Dutch higher vocational education (HBO) bachelor’s degree (premaster)

 

Admission requirements and application
Students with a HBO degree in economics related fields can enroll in the MSc Economics, but only after completing a transfer programme.

 

If you have a Dutch higher vocational (HBO) degree you need to enroll in a transfer programme, which is specifically designed to bridge the gap between higher vocational education and university-level education.


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Institution

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Business & Economics

Degree

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study:

Tuition fees EU: 2168 /

Tuition fees Non EU: 16630 /

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Business & Economics

Degree

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study:

Tuition fees EU: 2168 /

Tuition fees Non EU: 16630 /

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