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International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research

What is the content of the Econometrics programme?

Modified on Wed, 12 Oct 2022 at 09:52 AM

The International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research programme focuses on the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to answer economic questions. The academic year is divided into five blocks of eight weeks, in which you follow two or three courses.

Year one: a diverse kick-off in every way

Your first-year courses contain topics in mathematics, statistics, and economics. You will also receive training in computer programming to learn how to build models and implement mathematical techniques. Your first experience with operational research will consist of analysing and solving optimisation problems by applying these mathematical models.

We work with tutorial groups of about thirty students, which allows for individual attention and intensive guidance. During many of the practical assignments, you will work in groups of around four students.

Year two and three: a topical and practice-oriented approach

During your second year you will focus on more advanced courses in different areas like mathematics, statistics, econometrics and business economics. You will divide your time equally between theory and practice, in small groups during lectures and assignments.

The third year offers many choices. First you get to take a minor (elective courses within or outside the field of Economics, such as Law or Psychology), study abroad at a partner university, or take an internship. In the second half of the year, you will choose a specialisation in one of the following four majors:

  • Analytics and Operations Research in Logistics
  • Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing
  • Econometrics
  • Quantitative Finance

Your major involves two specialisations courses and a seminar. You will complete your programme with a bachelor thesis.

If you are interested in the full curriculum of the Econometrics programme, you can find a detailed overview on this page.

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