Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam

Introduction

All faculty members are involved in both research and teaching. This allows the school to thrive. With five undergraduate programs and 18 graduate programmes offered, Erasmus School of Economics strives to become the best in its disciplines (economics, business economics and econometrics) and seeks to achieve excellence both in its research and teaching. This can be measured by its performance in rankings.

Erasmus School of Economics strategically has a clear focus on economics. Just as they were 100 years ago, as the school was established in 1913, the economists are the pounding heart of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The best Erasmus graduates have made outstanding contributions to science, government and business.

Erasmus School of Economics is an internationally renowned institute that contributes scientific knowledge to future economic issues and aims to answer currently relevant issues of concern to government and firms. The focus of the school is on the creation, the dissemination and the application of scientific knowledge, all from an economic perspective. Erasmus School of Economics relies on the most recent insights in the discipline. It collaborates with international scientific partners, and it has local footings in business issues relevant to the unique position that the city of Rotterdam has as a hub of transport and industry.

Campus Facilities:

The hub of Erasmus School of Economics is our Woudestein campus, a convenient 15-minute bike ride from Rotterdam’s city centre, including the sleek new Rotterdam Centraal train station. Outside of class time, students study in the light-filled new Polak building or at our state-of-the-art university library, grab a coffee at the Erasmus Food Plaza, or attend an event at the theatre or Café in de Smitse. The on-campus sports centre offers fitness, dance, spinning, squash, and tennis among many other classes. In short, enough to do on the campus that is bustling with student life.

Careers:

Many companies in the Netherlands and abroad are interested to recruit economists with specific, but also with broad knowledge which they can apply in all sorts of real-life situations. The specific knowledge but wide applicability of economics is what makes graduates in economics very popular in many business and government sectors.

Our students go on to pursue a wide array of careers. Our economic and econometric graduates do not encounter any problems in finding employment. Most of the recent graduates are able to find jobs within three months after graduation. The basis for future work lies in the choice of subjects chosen during your study. However, no matter what you choose, Rotterdam economists are broadly employable. Not only do they work in specific economic jobs, they also find work in more general positions at academic levels. Several examples of positions include stock-exchange analysts, investment manager/analyst, entrepreneurs, financial advisors, marketing managers, tax inspectors, sales managers, policy staff, personnel managers, lecturers, academics, politicians, management consultants and scientific journalists. Although the afore-mentioned list includes multiplicity of positions and sectors, our economists can be found primarily in the following sectors:

  1. banking
  2. accountancy, administrative offices, tax advisors
  3. consultancy
  4. general public administration
  5. economic research / consultancy firms
  6. trade (particularly wholesale companies) and multinationals
  7. entrepreneurship

Admissions:

Starting 1 November of each year, you can start applying to our Bachelor and Master programmes. Now we can imagine you’re curious to find out about entry requirements and how to apply.

It all of course depends on your previous education and other factors. To find out more, please visit our website for Bachelor and Master programme admission requirements.

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Programs

This school also offers:


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Our marketing programme distinguishes itself from others by offering the latest academic and practice insights, based on the latest data and analysis tools in economics and marketing. The unique combination of models, structures and real-life practice cases covers the entire marketing area - from target market selection, segmentation and positioning to quantification of marketing effectiveness. [+]

Our marketing programme distinguishes itself from others by offering the latest academic and practice insights, based on the latest data and analysis tools in economics and marketing. The unique combination of models, structures and real-life practice cases covers the entire marketing area - from target market selection, segmentation and positioning to quantification of marketing effectiveness.

In an age where your ability to use data and your flexibility to use both traditional as well as new media to contact and influence consumers and businesses is crucial, obtaining your marketing degree at Erasmus School of Economics will prepare you for the marketing practice in competitive markets.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Data Science and Marketing Analytics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Whether you take the train, buy something online or make an insurance claim, virtually everything you do contributes to the vast amount of data collected. Clever analysts help companies and organisations to benefit from this important resource. In the Data Science and Marketing Analytics programme at Erasmus School of Economics, students focus on the tools and skills that are needed to analyse so-called Big Data and turn it into meaningful insights. [+]

Whether you take the train, buy something online or make an insurance claim, virtually everything you do contributes to the vast amount of data collected. Clever analysts help companies and organisations to benefit from this important resource. In the Data Science and Marketing Analytics programme at Erasmus School of Economics, students focus on the tools and skills that are needed to analyse so-called Big Data and turn it into meaningful insights.

Data Science and Marketing Analytics combines theory and practice from computer science, marketing, economics and statistics in such a way that the potential of Big Data can be used successfully to create greater value for consumers and firms. It offers our students a thorough understanding and knowledge of a wide range of techniques that can all handle the large and heterogeneous data sources that are prevalent in many modern business settings.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Urban, Port & Transport Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

he Urban, Port and Transport Economics programme focuses on how to optimise these key elements of modern society. Our lecturers are actively involved in the latest developments in international economic research, consultancy and advice. [+]

State of the art transport, logistics and modern cities are essential for a well-functioning economy. The Urban, Port and Transport Economics programme focuses on how to optimise these key elements of modern society. Our lecturers are actively involved in the latest developments in international economic research, consultancy and advice. Through interactive lectures, challenging assignments and lively debates they will show you how to apply the appropriate methods – both qualitative and quantitative – when dealing with a wide range of real-life issues. How do we find smart ways to deal with congestion and pollution? What role can city planning play in achieving productive cross fertilisation between all available sources of knowledge and enterprise? What is the future of ports in the logistics chain? The study of Urban, Port and Transport Economics teaches you to look at such important issues in a way that is both scientific and practicaI.... [-]


MSc in Accounting, Auditing and Control - Specialisation in Accounting and Auditing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Do you want to play a pivotal role in the accounting, auditing or assurance branch? The interactive Accounting and Auditing programme at Erasmus School of Economics prepares you to do just that. It equips you with the skills to provide stakeholders with transparency through the collection, presentation and critical assessment of all relevant data. [+]

Do you want to play a pivotal role in the accounting, auditing or assurance branch? The interactive Accounting and Auditing programme at Erasmus School of Economics prepares you to do just that. It equips you with the skills to provide stakeholders with transparency through the collection, presentation and critical assessment of all relevant data. The master Accounting and Auditing is also your path to access the post-graduate programme that enables you to become a ‘Chartered Accountant’ (Certified Public Auditor), in Dutch: ‘Registeraccountant’. It covers all theoretical and practical aspects of collecting, categorising, summarising, analysing and using financial data in organisations. In paper assignments and group discussions we will not only introduce you to techniques and theoretical frameworks relevant to accounting and auditing,we also stimulate a critical, independent perspective toward this fascinating field.... [-]


MSc in Accounting, Auditing and Control - Specialisation in Accounting and Control

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Do you want to facilitate optimal business decisions by making sure all data are taken into account properly? The master specialisation Accounting and Control prepares you in the best possible way for a position as a business controller and offers, depending on the courses you chose during your bachelor, access to an Executive Master of Finance and Control programme that leads to the qualification of Certified Controller (in Dutch: Register Controller (RC)). [+]

Do you want to facilitate optimal business decisions by making sure all data are taken into account properly? The master specialisation Accounting and Control prepares you in the best possible way for a position as a business controller and offers, depending on the courses you chose during your bachelor, access to an Executive Master of Finance and Control programme that leads to the qualification of Certified Controller (in Dutch: Register Controller (RC)).

From Accounting Process Management and Accounting Business Ethics to Advanced Behavioural Finance and Management Control, the courses, electives and seminars in this application-based programme cover all topics essential to a successful career in controlling. This is how Erasmus School of Economics provides you with a solid background and well-rounded education.... [-]


MSc in Accounting, Auditing and Control - Specialisation in Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Do you want to combine your knack for numbers with managerial and research skills? The Accounting and Finance programme at Erasmus School of Economics offers you an excellent practice-based academic foundation for a career in accounting and finance. [+]

Do you want to combine your knack for numbers with managerial and research skills? The Accounting and Finance programme at Erasmus School of Economics offers you an excellent practice-based academic foundation for a career in accounting and finance.

This programme covers topics like Advanced IFRS, Accounting Process Management, Business Ethics and Financial Risk Management. It includes two seminars that you can select from no less than ten options, ranging from corporate governance to behavioural and energy finance. By examining real-life issues, for example through empirical research, you will acquire an ‘all-round’ perspective on financial issues.

Is this the right choice for you? ... [-]

MSc in Econometrics and Management Science - Specialisation Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

The Quantitative Finance programme covers all main areas in finance and focuses on the econometric and quantitative skills needed to support important financial decision-making processes. [+]

Do you have strong mathematical and statistical skills and do you want to put them to use in the world of finance? Are you looking forward to tackle global issues such as the stability of the financial system and be involved in investment decisions with regard to risk management and asset allocation? The Quantitative Finance programme covers all main areas in finance and focuses on the econometric and quantitative skills needed to support important financial decision-making processes.Our experienced faculty members, who regularly publish their research in major international journals while also advising the financial sector, are enthusiastic teachers in this highly interactive programme. Their classes are based on the latest research insights and focus on the econometric and quantitative skills to solve pressing issues that occur in the world of finance, especially in areas like portfolio and risk management.... [-]


MSc in Econometrics and Management Science – Specialisation Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

he Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing programme focuses on the most creative side of data science: developing models and techniques to convert big data into knowledge, find opportunities and predict behaviour. Such models and techniques originate from statistics, econometrics, machine-learning or computer science. [+]

Would you like to dig deep to retrieve hidden information with the latest techniques? The need for quantitative support to optimise operational and strategic decision-making continues to increase. The Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing programme focuses on the most creative side of data science: developing models and techniques to convert big data into knowledge, find opportunities and predict behaviour. Such models and techniques originate from statistics, econometrics, machine-learning or computer science.

This challenging programme teaches you how to use the most appropriate quantitative methods when solving business problems and conducting research. This will enable you to apply and further develop effective data-analysis methods and translate findings into actionable advice.... [-]


MSc in Econometrics and Management Science – Specialisation Econometrics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Whether you wish to examine if increasing speeding penalties will lead to less offences, estimate the probability of a total failure of the Dutch power network or determine customer life-time value for a big corporation, this programme will help you to do so. It will not only provide you with in-depth knowledge of econometric theory, but will also perfect your skills to use advanced quantitative methods and techniques, perform empirical econometric analysis and develop and apply new models. [+]

Would you like to acquire the skills to be able to use advanced econometrics to model real-life issues? Whether you wish to examine if increasing speeding penalties will lead to less offences, estimate the probability of a total failure of the Dutch power network or determine customer life-time value for a big corporation, this programme will help you to do so. It will not only provide you with in-depth knowledge of econometric theory, but will also perfect your skills to use advanced quantitative methods and techniques, perform empirical econometric analysis and develop and apply new models.

Is this the right choice for you?

Financial firms, statistical offices and international governmental organisations successfully apply econometric models and methods on a daily basis. Econometrics is paramount for decision-making in business and economics today. Do you already have a strong background in mathematics, statistics and econometrics and would you like to take it further? With the Econometrics programme, you can.... [-]


MSc in Econometrics and Management Science – Specialisation Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Operations Research is a broadly applicable discipline in which advanced quantitative methods are used to help better decision making. Quantitative Logistics studies the application of quantitative techniques to design, plan and control logistics systems. This programme trains you in both fields, while addressing real-life problems. [+]

Are you curious how logistics companies solve the puzzle of routing vehicles, ships and trains in the most efficient way? Would you like to apply your mathematical skills to ensure that airlines achieve optimal planning when making staff rosters? Operations Research is a broadly applicable discipline in which advanced quantitative methods are used to help better decision making. Quantitative Logistics studies the application of quantitative techniques to design, plan and control logistics systems. This programme trains you in both fields, while addressing real-life problems.

In this master you will learn how to apply the latest quantitative techniques and optimise real-life business challenges. In particular, you will learn how to tackle actual logistics problems ‘from data to advice’. This involves making a mathematical model, selecting an appropriate solution approach and implementing it as prototype software.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Behavioural Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Our Behavioural Economics programme brings you the skills to optimise strategies and policies by including the framing and context that affect people’s choices. [+]

Why do people not always act as rational economic decision makers? How can we apply mathematics and psychology to improve our economic models? Contrary to assumptions in traditional economics, people do not automatically choose the optimal course of action, even if given proper incentives. Intrigued? Our Behavioural Economics programme brings you the skills to optimise strategies and policies by including the framing and context that affect people’s choices.This skills-based programme addresses the psychology of decision making. In both mainstream and behavioural economics courses you will acquire a deep understanding of economics as well as the skills to adapt strategies and policies to deviations from rational behaviour.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Economics of Markets and Organisations

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Learn crucial insights and skills to deal with the challenges that organisations face with the Economics of Markets and Organisations programme. [+]

Do you want to make a difference at work? Are you analytically strong and eager to learn how to determine the impact of market structure and organisational policies on the performance of organisations? Learn crucial insights and skills to deal with the challenges that organisations face with the Economics of Markets and Organisations programme.

This specialisation uses the latest research insights and techniques. It teaches you to determine how organisational policies, such as recruitment, rewards, job design, decision-making procedures, and leadership drive human behaviour at work and, by extension, organisational performance. Furthermore, you learn how market structure and organisational strategy interact in determining key economic outcomes, such as innovation, productivity, and growth. With the skills and tools to perform theoretical and empirical analysis, you are able to recognise core drivers for challenges that organisations face, and provide, present, and evaluate solutions to these challenges. Not only those of today, but also those 20 years from now.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Financial Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Does the world of finance attract you like no other? Do you aim for a career in which you address challenges, such as private equity, corporate governance and asset management? The Financial Economics specialisation covers it all. [+]

Does the world of finance attract you like no other? Do you aim for a career in which you address challenges, such as private equity, corporate governance and asset management? The Financial Economics specialisation covers it all.

In one of the three tracks - Corporate Finance, Investments or International Finance - you will acquire deep and systematic knowledge of the driving force behind companies, markets and economies. You learn to analyse and explain complex financial and business problems, including setting up and executing a scientifically sound research project based on a financial problem of your own choice. In the process, you learn how to effectively communicate and be critical, self-directed and original in your approach.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Health Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

The Health Economics programme provides you with the concepts and techniques needed to face the sector’s challenges in the 21st century. [+]

Does reading about the rapidly rising costs of health care make you want to do something about it? Would you like to apply economic and quantitative skills to achieve this? The Health Economics programme provides you with the concepts and techniques needed to face the sector’s challenges in the 21st century.

You will gain insight in the peculiarities of a sector where the supply side (doctors) is not driven by maximising profits and the value of the demanded good, health, is subject of debate. Get ready to discuss issues such as:

How can we address problems caused by rising medical costs and population aging? How can we benefit optimally from advances in medical technology? How far should solidarity go and where does personal responsibility start? Is this the right choice for you? ... [-]

MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Industrial Dynamics and Strategy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

This specialisation recognises that industries and economies constantly change, driven by technological innovations and shifting customer preferences for example It acknowledges that entrepreneurship, innovation and strategic firm decisions are imperative to this dynamic process of transformation of world industry. You will focus on how entrepreneurs, firms and policy makers can initiate and benefit from economic changes. [+]

Are you fascinated by the dynamics of modern economies where entire new industries are being created and existing ones constantly require renewal or are made obsolete? Do you want to understand the role of companies such as Google, Tesla and Uber for such industry dynamics? Do you want to research and stimulate these dynamic processes and contribute to policy formulation? Do you want to be part of business start-ups or help companies anticipate, thrive, and innovate?

This specialisation recognises that industries and economies constantly change, driven by technological innovations and shifting customer preferences for example It acknowledges that entrepreneurship, innovation and strategic firm decisions are imperative to this dynamic process of transformation of world industry. You will focus on how entrepreneurs, firms and policy makers can initiate and benefit from economic changes.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in International Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

The International Economics programme offers you a comprehensive selection of topical global economics issues. You will explore and analyse the progressive integration of international goods, labour and capital markets and the decline in the national barriers that separated them in the past. You also address the effects that increased interdependence of economies has on governments, firms, their managers and employees. In short, you are guided to the frontiers of international economics research in both theory and practice. [+]

Do you have your eyes on the world? Would you like to work in the field of international economics and business? Do you seek the challenge of a high-level, practice-oriented education to realise your ambitions? The International Economics programme offers you a comprehensive selection of topical global economics issues. You will explore and analyse the progressive integration of international goods, labour and capital markets and the decline in the national barriers that separated them in the past. You also address the effects that increased interdependence of economies has on governments, firms, their managers and employees. In short, you are guided to the frontiers of international economics research in both theory and practice.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Policy Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

By completing this master programme you are able to apply the latest economic theory and research methods to help solving important contemporary policy issues. [+]

We live in challenging times and economic policy problems are everywhere. Remember the financial crisis in 2008 and the Euro crisis that erupted in 2010. Think of population ageing, which causes large increases in spending on healthcare and pensions, straining solidarity between generations. Global warming may threaten future life on earth. In addition, income inequality is increasing almost everywhere in the Western world due to globalisation and technological changes. In order to be able to solve economic problems, governments need excellent policy economists. By completing this master programme you are able to apply the latest economic theory and research methods to help solving important contemporary policy issues.... [-]


Contact

Erasmus School of Economics

Address Erasmus School of Economics P.O. Box 1738
3062PA Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Phone +31 10 408 1380