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Econometrics and Operations Research

Use mathematics and statistics to optimize complex processes, and apply your analytical skills to tackle economic, societal, and organizational challenges.

What is Econometrics and Operations Research?

  • Econometrics and Operations Research will match your love for mathematics and statistics.

  • This quantitative program will teach you how to use mathematical models to describe and analyze everyday problems that arise in business and in the public sector.

  • In contrast to pure math or engineering, where mathematics is approached in a different way, Econometrics and Operations Research teaches you to use your skills to optimize organizational processes, economics, and business.

What can you do after Econometrics and Operations Research?

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Why study Econometrics and Operations Research in Tilburg?

  • This program is perfect for students who thrive on solving real-life problems by using mathematics and statistics and by thinking analytically and logically.

  • Tilburg University holds excellent international rankings in the fields of economics and econometrics (QS ranking: #37 in the world).

  • Researchers and professors in the Econometrics program at Tilburg University are leaders in their field: they have strong expertise in quantitative finance, operations research, quantitative logistics, mathematical economics, and econometric methods.

  • The 'Improving Society Lab', which runs alongside your program in years 1 and 2, gives you the unique opportunity to see practical applications of Econometrics from the start.

  • This is your ticket to one of our Master’s programs with excellent career perspectives: no less than 85% of our Master’s students find a job before graduation.

  • Tilburg University holds excellent international rankings in the fields of economics and econometrics (QS Economics & Econometrics ranking: # 50; ARWU Economics subject ranking: # 30)

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"Econometrics and Operations Research is a bachelor program that will challenge you, but in a very rewarding way. It has a great reputation and represents outstanding quality of education."

Felice Isabelle, student

"I did not know much about economics, but I always wanted to learn more about it. That is how I decided to study this program: curious to learn something new and at the same time applying the mathematics that I enjoy."

Tuition fees and monthly cost of living

  • Tuition fee for EU/EEA students: € 2,060 per year.
  • Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: € 8,500 per year. One time immigration fees: € 317.

Life in Tilburg is relatively inexpensive compared to other student cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht. The overview below gives an indication for your monthly cost of living (including rent, food and drink, books and insurance), of course depending on your lifestyle.

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The tuition fees mentioned above are the tuition fees for 2018-2019. Please note that this is an indication, slight differences in the exact tuition fees are possible.

Quality assurance

Econometrics and Operations Research holds excellent places in international rankings:

  • # 11 in the world in Economics & Business according to the THE University Rankings (2016)
  • # 51-75 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in Economics / Business (Shanghai ranking, 2015)
  • # 47 in Economics & Econometrics according to the QS World University Rankings (2016)
  • # 29 (World) in the UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Ranking (2015)
  • # 3 (Europe) and # 19 (World) in the Tilburg University Economics Ranking (EconTop): World Top 100 of Economics Schools
  • # 50 in Economics & Econometrics according to the QS World University Rankings (2017)
  • # 30 in the world in Economics according to the Shanghai Global ranking of Academic Subjects (2017)
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