B.Sc. On Campus

Economics and Business Economics

University of Amsterdam

36 months
9450 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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Why do rates of economic growth vary so widely across Europe? How can a company such as Nike retain market leadership year after year? Should the Dutch government establish a national bank? The Economics and Business Economics programme of the University of Amsterdam is an incredibly broad study programme. You will learn to think critically about current, relevant economic issues.


What is Economics/Business Economics?

The study of Economics looks at how people, businesses and countries make decisions and distribute limited resources. You will explore how those choices affect day-to-day life and society.

Questions that you might seek to answer include the following. Why are people more likely to choose a short-term incentive than a long-term one? What consequences will Brexit have for businesses in the Netherlands? In the Economics and Business Economics programme of the University of Amsterdam, you will apply economic theories to businesses. You will examine how they are organised, how they operate and which role they play in the larger economy.

Is Economics and Business Economics for you?

Choosing a programme is not a decision that you want to take lightly. While it is important to choose a programme that appeals to you, of course, this fact alone does not guarantee success. If the following profile sounds familiar to you, Economics and Business Economics may be the right choice:

  • You are fascinated by economics and the world of business practice.
  • You want to learn about the role that businesses play in the economy and the extent to which they influence one another.
  • You have an interest in human behaviour.
  • You are good at and enjoy mathematics.
  • You are able to work both independently and in a team.
  • You can communicate effectively in English.
  • You are able to formulate your opinions well, and you have an inquisitive and critical attitude.
  • You are eager to learn and enjoy exploring new areas of knowledge.

After graduation

A Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Economics is a great stepping stone towards a subsequent Master's programme or your 1st job. After graduation, you could take a position with employers such as:

  • businesses, including multinationals
  • pension funds
  • insurers
  • government ministries
  • academic institutions

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Principles of Economics and Business
  • Financial Accounting for Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistics for Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Secondary school diploma
  • English proficiency
  • Mathematics proficiency
  • UvA Matching

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9450 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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