Develop expertise in devising solutions to real-world problems in the Master's program Economics, together with students from all over the world. Society faces several pressing challenges, including biodiversity loss, climate change, poverty, inequality and anti-democratic tendencies. With your understanding of how social interaction produces these outcomes, you can help governments, businesses and NGOs develop effective policies to address these challenges.
National Student Survey 2023 (n=41)
Program and courses
The Master’s program in Economics is an excellent choice if you want to acquire the skills to address today’s societal challenges. The program is taught by internationally renowned economics professors from Tilburg University. With many international fellow students, there is a great diversity of nationalities in your classroom.
Compose your own curriculum or specialize with one of six different tracks:
- Behavioral Economics
- Competition and Regulation
- Data Science
- Financial Economics
- Public Policy
- Sustainable Development
Typical courses are:
- Methods: Python Programming for Economists
- Economics and Psychology of Social Norms and Strategic Behavior
Upon graduating you will have obtained the following title (as stated on your diploma): Master of Science. The 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.
Some examples of our graduates' careers:
- Consultant at The World Bank
- Financial Business Analyst at Unilever
- Policy advisor at the Treasury
- 100% are (very) satisfied with the Master's program
- 95% would recommend the program to friends, family and colleagues
- 81% would choose the same program at the same university
Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n=21
Application and admission
This Master’s program starts:
At the end of August and at the end of January
Best preparatory programs:
A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or in a similar program (e.g. in Econometrics).
Open to Research University students, not for students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO).
Tuition fees and scholarships
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