Want to discover if the Bachelor's Economics and Business Economics is the right programme for you? Get to know the programme and find out.
Economics is about making choices when there is scarcity and the impact such choices have on our daily lives and society. A distinction is made between 2 fields: micro-economics and macro-economics.
In Business Economics, you apply economic theories to decisions made by businesses. You consider the way they are organised, as well as the way they operate and their role in the economy.
Although these 2 Bachelor’s programmes share certain aspects, there are major differences between them. Economics and Business Economics is an economics-focused, analytical Bachelor’s programme that is based on mathematical models. The Bachelor’s programme in Business Administration deals with everything involved in running and administrating a business, especially from a strategic perspective and in light of aspects related to people (customers, staff). The 2 Bachelor’s programmes overlap in the sense that the issues being studied relate to figures, such as in bookkeeping and financing.
Mathematics is an essential aspect of this 3-year Bachelor’s programme. Quantitative and analytical skills are very important in economics, since they allow you to do such things as view economic phenomena from a mathematical perspective. It’s therefore important that you enjoy mathematics and are good at it.
Our students have excellent career prospects. All companies need a good economist to resolve all sorts of economics issues. As an economist or business economist, potential future employers include multinationals, banks, ministries, major businesses and SMEs in various sectors. You could be employed as a financial analyst, stock trader, economics adviser or accountant. Many of our students continue their studies by taking a specialist Master’s programme.
Sefa, the study association for all Faculty of Economics and Business students, organises a number of online and offline career events a year, where you can meet potential future employers. In addition, there are regular guest lectures for you to attend, hosted by businesses and government organisations.
In general, education activities for all students are currently online. We organise several activities so you can meet your fellow students and feel at home at the university. It goes without saying that we cannot predict what the situation will be like when the new academic year starts in September 2021. In any case, if necessary, we are prepared to offer students interactive online education in a variety of formats, along with a wide range of social activities.
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