Econometrics and Operations Research

Rankings & recognition

  • Econometrics and Operations Research is 1st in its category in the national Keuzegids ranking

    The master's programme in Econometrics and Operations Research is ranked 1st in the Econometrics category of the 2016 Keuzegids.

    Here's how we scored in the areas that were evaluated:

    Above national average

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    Below national average

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    Communication (+)

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    The Keuzegids Masters offers rankings of all master’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited master’s programmes in the Netherlands.

     Learn more on the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)  

  • Innovative teaching at the School of Business and Economics

    Only 1% of business schools worldwide have been honoured with the ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditations. The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics is one of them. The accreditations are awarded by the American AASCB, the British AMBA and the European-wide EQUIS. Have a look at what the international accreditation boards had to say about us:

    “A remarkably innovative teaching model”- AACSB (USA)*

    Innovative teaching: “The School has developed a remarkably innovative teaching model: the Problem Based Learning…it induces to teach in small groups of 15 students with a high quality of individual learning monitoring.”

    Strong international network: “This school has built a high quality International Academic Partners Network with some of the leading Business Schools. Student exchanges and double degrees have been set up to give a global education to the students and opportunities for more visiting faculty.”

    *These quotes are from the latest AASCB report   from February 2012. The next report will be available in Spring 2017. Quotes from the AMBA and EQUIS reports are currently unavailable.

  • UM is the 6th best young university in the world

    Maastricht University is placed sixth place in the 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) '200 Under 50' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud to have its continued efforts, for example toward internationalisation, affirmed in this THE ranking. UM also scores a top 10 position (with 7th place) in the 2016 QS ‘Top 50 under 50’; ranking highest of all European universities. These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. 

     Go to the THE '200 under 50'  
     Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'  

  • Students winners of the Economic Game in 2011 & 2015

    MSc Econometrics and Operations Research students twice won the “World Championship Econometrics” in 2011 & 2015!

    The University of Amsterdam annully hosts the Econometric Game, organized by the study association for Actuarial Science, Econometrics & Operational Research (VSAE) of the University of Amsterdam. Participating universities send delegations of four students majoring in econometrics and other relevant studies, with a maximum of two PhD students. The teams recieve a case study, which they must resolve within two days. The ten teams with the best solutions continue to day three, where they must solve a 2nd case. The solutions to this case are reviewed by a jury of qualified and independent professors and they then announce the winner of the Game.

    The event also include interesting lecturers, who elaborate upon the cases and the econometric methods necessary for solving the case.

    Learn more on the Econometric Game website