Quint Zieltjens_alumnus Economische Psychologie

Alumnus Economic Psychology Quint Zieltjens

now Global Brand Manager at Green Claim B.V.

Economic Psychology

1 year English Starts end of August

Become an expert in economic behavior and consumer psychology to make marketing, financial, and communication decisions. Apply economic and psychological reasoning theories to understand and influence the consumer, consumption, and financial behaviors. This is a track of MSc Social Psychology.

89.5%
of the current students is (very) satisfied with their program

National Student Survey 2018 | n=20

82%
would choose the same master’s program again, at the same university

National Alumni Survey 2017 | n=11

#10
in Europe in Psychology

Times Higher Education Subject Ranking, 2019

Programs and courses

Learn to understand and apply social and psychological insights to economic behavior, such as consumer behavior, financial decision-making, and marketing.

  • Specialist in Economic Psychology since 1972.
  • Small, interactive, international setting.
  • Lectures by internationally renowned scholars from dynamic research institutes like TIBER and Netspar.
  • This is a track of MSc Social Psychology. You specialize by following one of its tracks.

Expand your knowledge and skills even further

By following one of these double degrees available:

Typical courses are:

  • The Psychology of Economics
  • Psychology and Marketing
  • Money and Financial Behavior
  • The Psychology of Negotiation
  • Advanced Consumer Science

More information on the program

Ask us your questions

  • Daisy Lake

    Daisy Lake

    Master's student

    "I have chosen this master to learn more about the behavior of young professionals and entrepreneurs in relation to dealing with finances."

    Ask Daisy a question

  • Master student Economic Psychology Odi Schepers

    Odi Schepers

    Master's student

    "During the courses I have learned to combine psychological and economic insights in consumer behavior to get a realistic view of people's financial decision making processes. During my internship at Frisse Blikken in Utrecht, I learn how to apply this knowledge about financial decision making into the field of marketing, branding and social media strategy."

  • Ivo Brouwer

    Ivo Brouwer

    Master's student

    "During the program I’m doing two internships at two different organizations, in order to get as much (work)experience as possible."

Career prospects

Prepare for both academic and practical careers in the fields of economic psychology, consumer behavior, marketing, communication, policy, consulting, or research.

  • Alumni are often employed by management consultancies, and trade unions as well as in the consumer products industry and at market research institutes.
  • Organizations where our graduates landed jobs include Philips, GfK, Accenture, Rabobank, Bol.com, Nationale Nederlanden, research universities and schools of applied sciences, KPN, Blauw Research, Interpolis, and the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.

Graduates started or work for example as:

  • Financial Economic Crime Coordinator at Rabobank
  • Hair Brand Building Marketing Advisor at Unilever
  • Market Researcher at market research agency Ruigrok Netpanel

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 4 
  • Finds a job within 6 months after graduation: 70% 
  • Employer requires a Master of Science degree: 63%
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 2.051 
  • Would choose the same master’s program again, at the same university: 82%
  • Will recommend the study to friends, family or colleagues: 72%

Source: National Alumni Survey 2017 | n = 11

    More information on the career prospects

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    Application and admission

    This Master's track starts:

    End of August

    Best preparatory programs:

    Bachelor in (Social) Psychology

    Pre-Master's program:

    Not available. The following Master Programs do offer a Pre-master's program for students from universities of applied sciences (HBO): Sociology, Human Resource Studies, Organization Studies, Marketing Management, Marketing Analytics and Communication and Information Sciences.

    Tuition fees and scholarships

    International students, please find all information about the tuition fees and the scholarships available.

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