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Program and courses BSc Economics

Economics is all about what happens in our daily lives: how people, companies and governments make certain decisions (microeconomics), and how these decisions influence the economy as a whole (macroeconomics). In our Bachelor's program in Economics, you will learn how to use and apply economic models to study and analyze economic phenomena, and how to use this knowledge to your advantage.

Video: short overview of the program (02:43)

Structure of the program

The Economics program at Tilburg University takes a unique approach: where other universities in the Netherlands combine business and economics, Tilburg University offers a specialized program with a strong focus on economics in all its forms. Mathematics and Statistics will serve as tools: they are a language used to understand economic models. In the third year, you can choose from a wide variety of electives, such as Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Competition Policy and Regulation, or The Economics of Banking and Finance.

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You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

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Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.

Why Economics in Tilburg?

  • Specialize in Economics from the very start of your studies at the only university in the Netherlands which offers this possibility.
  • Tilburg University is well known for Business, Management and Economics, as is reflected in prominent international (subject) rankings.
  • Benefit from this excellent stepping stone to a prestigious Master’s program in the Netherlands or abroad, onwards to an international career.

Interested in the Bachelor's program in Economics?

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