Career prospects Economics

Future jobs

Because of the excellent reputation of the Tilburg University Economics Department in both teaching and research, your Master's in Economics qualification gives you a competitive advantage in any career that requires sound economic knowledge, strong economic intuition, and sharp analytical and problem-solving skills

Your degree will be an excellent launch pad for a career as consultant, analyst or policy advisor. 

Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge with others? After finishing your Master in Economics, Dutch graduates have the possibility to follow a one-year educational post-Master to become a teacher in General Economics.

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Facts & Figures

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 3.8
  • Is (very) satisfied about current job / position: 85%
  • The gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 2,295
  • More than 500 alumni in over 45 countries.

Source: WO monitor

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Recent international graduates

Our recent international graduates work for example as:

  • Business Data Analyst at ABN AMRO Bank
  • Analyst at Accenture
  • Pensions Strategist at APG
  • Economist at Bank of England
  • Advisor at Bank of Portugal
  • Economist at Central Bank of Malta
  • Business Analyst at Deloitte
  • Trade Finance Officer at ICBC
  • Consultant at KPMG 
  • Junior Analyst at National Bank of Hungary
  • Consultant at The World Bank
  • PhD Candidate in Economics at Tilburg University
  • Economist at Towers Watson
  • PhD student at Trinity College Dublin
  • Financial Business Analyst at Unilever

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More organisations our graduates work at:

  • Deloitte
  • The European Commission
  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • SEO Economic Research
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Centraal Planbureau
  • Rabobank Nederland
  • BrandLoyalty
  • The World Bank
  • Central Bureau of Statistics
  • OPTA
  • University of Oxford
  • TNO
  • Government of Curaçao
  • Delta Lloyd
  • De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Rembrandt Fusies & Overnames
  • CZ
  • National Planning Department
  • Turkish Competition Authority
  • Nielsen
  • Ministry of Finance
  • De Lage Landen

Career Services

We offer a number of career services to help you prepare for your transition to the labor market:

  • The Career Center offers coaching, support and training courses to improve your job application and communication skills
  • Tilburg School of Economics and Management has a dedicated Career Services Officer for individual career guidance and help with finding internships
  • Several career events are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations in order to familiarize yourself with the labor market and to meet possible employers
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  • You can make use of the Career Mentor Program to get in touch with alumni to learn about future career options and develop professional and networking skills
  • Tilburg University encourages entrepreneurship both through Education and Support services
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Stay in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-European students can apply for a residence permit under the ‘Orientation Year for Graduates Seeking Employment’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

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