Dian van Rooi_alumnus Economics

Program and courses Economics: Financial Economics track

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 European companies.

Program structure

This one-year track of MSc Economics consists of 60 credits (ECTS):

  • 6 core courses (24 ECTS)
  • 4 elective courses (21 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (15 ECTS)

You can start at the end of August or at the end of January. However, the curriculum is primarily designed for the program to start at the end of August (fall semester), as courses in the fall semester lay groundwork for courses in the spring semester. If you believe that you have sufficient knowledge to enter immediately into the spring semester, you are also welcome to start at the end of January.

Program content

Core courses
Elective courses
Master's thesis

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.


Make the most of your Master's

In the first semester of the regular program, you can also apply for the following advanced programs:

Extended Master: traineeship (+0.5 years)

Short overview of the Financial Economics track

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 firms in Europe.

  • Tailored for a career in banking, in private businesses regularly dealing with international policy making, or in inter)national governments.
  • Great diversity in nationalities, with about 50% international fellow students.
  • Closely connected to the European Banking Center, a Tilburg based research network on banking and financial markets.

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