Why this programme?
This programme brings together the areas of econometrics and operations research. Econometrics provides support to economic decisions using quantitative data and techniques from mathematics, statistics and computer science. And Operations Research uses advanced mathematical tools to solve complex problems and optimise processes, such as transport logistics, routing and scheduling.
Organisations today face global competition, economic crises and complex decision-making processes. Therefore, calls are growing ever louder for economists who have the advanced technical training and quantitative skills to solve real problems. This programme gives you a unique profile to respond to these needs in government, finance, consulting and more.
You’ll like this if you …
- enjoy using your skills in mathematics, statistics and computer science to solve real-world problems
- want to improve economic and management decision making
- are prepared for a quantitative challenge
- are interested in research
What you’ll actually do:
- gain in-depth knowledge in the areas of econometrics, operations research or a specialisation you design yourself
- use multidisciplinary techniques to analyse complex problems (e.g. the construction of a new national road system, the allocation of donor organs to patients, etc.)
- work in small tutorial groups, developing close working relationships with your fellow students and instructors
After the first block of the Econometrics and Operations Research programme, you'll choose one of four specialisations:
Actuarial Science: get ahead in the path to becoming an actuary
Econometrics: use statistics and econometrics to analyse economic and financial issues and interrelations and predict future financial and economic developments
Mathematical Economics: use mathematical methods to inform decisions about the internal and external organisation of companies
Operations Research: use optimisation techniques, computers and programming to solve business and economic problems
You may also design your own specialisation. In consultation with staff, you can select your own bundle of four elective courses rather than choosing one of the predesigned specialisations.