Dian van Rooi_alumnus Economics

Economics: Financial Economics

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

Combine practical financial management with economic analysis of the markets you invest in. You will address for example urgent problems in the Euro zone, international financial supervision, micro-finance, bank-runs and systemic risk, and taxation of financial institutions. This is a track of MSc Economics.

Education as of September 2022

All education takes place on campus again, now that the coronavirus measures have been scaled back. Of course, we will always maintain a safe environment for our students and staff. Therefore, a few basic measures still apply. For the latest updates on the corona situation, see our FAQs for prospective students.

50.5%
international students

in 2020/2021

#41
worldwide, #1 in the Netherlands in Economics & Econometrics
#20
in Business & Economics worldwide

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Program and courses

Become skilled in both Finance and Economics, and learn, among other things, how international bodies function (e.g., the European Central Bank), why tax policies are designed the way they are, and what the consequences are for companies in Europe.

  • Great diversity in nationalities, with about 50% international fellow students.
  • Connected to the European Banking Center, a Tilburg based research network on banking and financial markets with close connections to the business sector.
  • This is a track of MSc Economics. You can choose to follow the main program or one of the tracks.

Typical courses are:

  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Economics and Psychology of Risk and Time

More on the program and courses

Students at their graduation ceremony

Career prospects

Upon graduating you will have obtained the following title (as stated on your diploma): Master of Science. With a specialization in Financial Economics, you will be skilled in both finance and economics. These combined skills are perfect for a career in banking, consulting private businesses with international policy making challenges, or supporting governments in the (inter)national arena. 

Some examples of our graduates' jobs:

  • Finance Trainee at the ABN AMRO Bank
  • Trading Risk Analyst at ING Group
  • Consultant at IBM

Alumni facts

  • 84% are (very) satisfied with the Master's program
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 2,734
  • Average number of months between graduation and first job: 3.7

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2020 | n=12

More on your career prospects

Students on campus enjoying the good weather

Application and admission

This Master’s program starts:

End of August and end of January

Best preparatory programs:

A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or in a similar program (e.g., in Econometrics).

Pre-Master’s program

Open to Research University students, not to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO). 

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students find the information about the tuition fees and the scholarships available here.

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More information on this Master's program

Download the brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, housing and immigration matters, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the MSc Economics?

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