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Career prospects Economic Psychology

As a graduate, you will be an expert on economic behavior and consumer psychology. You are able to translate the theory of economic psychology to practice in the fields of marketing, communication, finances, and policy. With these professional and academic skills, you are a desirable candidate for positions in (non-)profit organizations, government, financial services, and research institutes.

Knowledge and skills

  • After completing the Master’s program in Economic Psychology you will be able to conduct theoretical and applied research in the areas of social and economic psychology. You also can develop tools and interventions to solve practical problems and study their effectiveness. 
  • Do you want to know more about how our graduates apply their knowledge and skills in the field? Read this interview with Quint Zieltjens, brand manager at McDonald's, the Netherlands. 

Recent placements include:

  • Research Scientist at Cito
  • Android Developer at Blendle
  • Global Digital Marketing and Media Manager at Chiquita
  • Advisor Labor Mobility
  • Category Manager at Unilever
  • Customer Intelligence Manager at Rabobank
  • Junior Online Marketeer at Yonego
  • Product Marketing Manager at Philips
  • Behavioral Scientist at Philip Morris Products
  • Campaign Operations Specialist at Greenhouse

Curious to know where our alumni work? Check out our Economic Psychology group page on LinkedIn.

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  • Quint

    Quint Zieltjens

    Digital Marketing Manager at McDonald’s Netherlands

    "I noticed that contributing a psychological background to the marketing field is a big advantage. The psyche and behavior of people is your perspective, something that - for example marketing study programs, don’t really focus on."

    Read the interview about his work and experiences after the Master's program

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    Olga Sergeeva

    Agile Coach at De Bijenkorf

    "The teachers were inspiring and the program itself was innovative with relevant research and real-life assignments. I liked the intersection of psychology with economics and consumers."

Typical starting positions after graduation:

  • Marketing Advisor
  • Marketing Researcher
  • Project Manager
  • Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Policy Advisor
  • Trainer or Coach
  • Consultant

Alumni facts

  • 3.6 months on average until first paid job
  • 77% of graduates find a job within 6 months after graduation
  • 86% is (very) satisfied with the Master's program
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 2,235

National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n = 13

After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

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

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

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Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

Interested in the MSc Economic Psychology?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application