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Econometrics and Operations Research

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

B.Sc. On Campus
36 months
Duration
8870 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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About

In the Econometrics and Operations Research programme offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam the  you will learn to investigate and solve problems in economics, business and finance, using quantitative techniques. 

Overview

Econometrics and Operations Research at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a top programme— it is rated one of the best Dutch Bachelor’s programmes by Keuzegids Universiteiten. The programme offers a unique combination of econometric theory and practice, advanced methods for complex decision-making, as well as economic theory.

After the Bachelor’s programme, you will be able to choose from a number of Master’s programmes. As an econometrics graduate, you will be highly desired on the job market. You stand out because of your quantitative expertise, combined with knowledge of economics and business. 

Imagine: a new mobile phone is about to be launched. How many potential customers are there? How many will actually purchase the phone? Are these new customers or existing customers? What kind of price can we ask for? All of these are predictions on the basis of which companies make decisions. In the Bachelor’s programme in Econometrics and Operations Research, you will discover what the best decisions are, based on predictions that you yourself learn to make.

Job opportunities

As an econometrics graduate, you will stand out amongst the rest because you combine expertise in quantitative methods combined with knowledge of economics, business and programming. That will make you particularly interesting to employers. There are many different options. You can continue with research, work in the public sector, or join a private company. For instance, our graduates work with central banks, government institutions, airlines, internet companies, banks, insurance companies, in management at large hospitals or in consulting. 

Why Econometrics And Operations Research At VU Amsterdam?

  • VU Amsterdam offers an international education that focuses on the international labour market, with a lot of attention given to methodology and theory. Future employers can easily be found in the Zuidas business district, just a stone's throw away.
  • VU Amsterdam is an easily accessible campus university where you will meet students from all disciplines.
  • The study association Kraket is not only active and fun, but it also helps you with questions about your studies. Within the programme, the lines are short and students and teachers can easily get in contact with one another!
  • Econometricians with a diploma are highly desired in the labour market. At VU Amsterdam, you will be actively assisted in finding the job that suits you best.
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On-demand Bachelor’s day

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis 
  • Colloquium 
  • Introduction to Programming (Java) 
  • Probability Theory 
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Programming 
  • Statistics
  • Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics, Operations Research and Mathematical Economics 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Numerus Fixus: 15 January
  • Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
  • National students, EU/EEA students and students who do not need a study visa/residence permit through VU Amsterdam: 1 May

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

180 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants holding a pre-university diploma from another country must meet a number of requirements. If you do not yet meet the requirements but expect to do so in the future (such as obtaining your diploma), you can already apply. We will evaluate your application and inform you of our admission decision. All outstanding requirements need to be met in full by the time you enrol for the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8870 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8870 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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