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Economics and Business Economics - Emerging Markets, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #121 (WUR) Maastricht, Netherlands
The Economics and Business Economics - Emerging Markets programme from Maastricht University covers economic problems within companies and how to solve them.
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At the Economics and Business Economics - Emerging Markets programme from Maastricht University  you’ll develop the skills to examine economic issues from all angles and to come up with appropriate solutions. 

In your first year, you will take the same courses as all other Economics and Business Economics students, ranging from Finance to Accounting to International Economic Relations. 

This gives you a solid footing from which to choose one of four specialisations for your second and third years. In these specialisation years, you will take core courses relating to your specialisation, as well, as electives of your own choosing. You might also spend a semester studying abroad or choose to do an internship as well. 


To study or to work? By the time you’ve finished this bachelor’s programme, you’ll have spent three years sharpening your academic skills and mastering the theoretical content. 

At the same time, you’ll have gotten a taste of working life, too, given the emphasis placed on practical experience and making contacts within the IES Network. 

Whether it’s further study or the labour market, you’ll have the right foundation and tools to pursue your highest goals.

Our graduates go on to work in:

  • multinational organisations, such as the EU and the OECD
  • major financial institutions, like national banks, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
  • university research departments
  • the private sector, such as telecommunications companies
  • strategic, advisory or consultancy roles, e.g. in mergers and acquisitions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Early application deadline: 15 January (for both EU/EEA-students and Non-EU/EEA-students)

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Management of Organisations and Marketing

  • Quantitative Methods

  • Accounting and Financial Reporting

  • Microeconomics

  • Macroeconomics

  • Finance

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Prospective students with a Dutch diploma

You are admissible if you have one of the diplomas stated below:

  • VWO diploma ‘Natuur en Techniek’
  • VWO diploma  ‘Natuur en Gezondheid’
  • VWO diploma  ‘Economie en Maatschappij’
  • VWO diploma  ‘Cultuur en Maatschappij’ + wisA or wisB
  • HBO propedeuse + mathematics level VWO wisA or wisB
  • OU propedeuse + mathematics level VWO wisA or wisB
Prospective students with a non-Dutch diploma
  • If you have a non-Dutch diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma you are, in principle, admissible to this programme

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 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.
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Living costs for Maastricht

  • 700 - 1170 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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