Economics and Business Economics

From individuals to businesses and governments, we all make choices every day. Economics is the science of choice, from the personal (Why do you buy what you do?) to the public (How do government policies affect consumer behaviour?). Business economics, meanwhile, is about solving specific problems within companies (How can we as a company get consumers to choose our product?). Understanding the choices that all these players make is essential in today’s globalising society, where consumer choices and business opportunities are multiplying by the hour. You’ll not only learn the economic theory but will also develop the practical skills for analysing specific problems and the professional skills for presenting your solutions. You’ll be well-qualified to advise businesses, consumers and even policy makers on economic issues. This opens up a wide range of career opportunities to you and will help you succeed at whichever path you choose.  

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    Lisa Ratz, Economics and Business Economics – Economics and Management of Information


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      “You’re about to graduate from your masters, any plans for next year?”
      “I’m going to start my PhD in Economics at Stanford University in September. Before I started my studies, I had never considered academia as a possible career path, yet here I am. Throughout the past years, my passion for statistics and its applications to economic problems has grown and when people ask me about my motivation for pursuing a PhD, I often like to quote Greeta Iyengar: “Knowledge has a beginning, but no end.” There is so much more out there in the field that I am eager to learn about, which cannot possibly be taught in a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. So I’m really excited about the upcoming years and I’m looking forward to some sunny Californian weather, even though I will miss Maastricht and my friends here a lot.”
      Lea | MSc Econometrics and Operations Research

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