Why this programme?
Economics is all about strategic choices and how they affect big decisions. You have to be able to both focus on the small details and see the big picture. The curriculum is composed of six courses: two foundational courses, one methodological course, two specialisation courses and one elective.
The foundation courses are the same for all economics students. They introduce you to the central concepts from both micro- and macroeconomics. The methodological course focuses on economic analysis tools including data analysis, statistics, case studies and policy evaluation tools. The specialisation courses examine detailed knowledge in a chosen area, allowing your education to more specifically mirror your personal and career goals. The programme is flexible, giving you the freedom to combine courses from different specialisations.
After the compulsory foundational courses during the first block, you can choose one of six specialisations:
Competition & Regulation: Influencing the future of competition policies in the global market
European Economic Policy: EU economic policy in the home of the Maastricht Treaty
Global Innovation Economics: Making economic globalisation work
Managerial Economics: Economics for real-world business management
Public Economics: People and planet meet profit in an international environment
Social Economics: The economics of human behaviour