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Economics and Business Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Nijmegen, Netherlands
Are you interested in financial management, exchange rates and the world economy? If so, then Economics and Business Economics course at Radboud University might be the right programme for you. You will learn to analyse the financial choices and decisions that have to be made constantly by businesses, from family businesses to multinationals.
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You will examine the risks and national and international rules that organisations have to work within as well as how to best deal with uncertainties like fluctuating interest rates and competition. This programme suits people who like to analyse numbers and have a broad interest in the financial system and how this influences organisations.

Why study Economics and Business Economics course at Radboud University

  • You want to develop a broad perspective on economics problems
  • You want to be trained to become a business economist with critical and analytical skills
  • You want to learn how to think of solid solutions to financial problems
  • You want personal approachto education and small-scale teaching

Career prospects

Our Bachelor's programme in Economics and Business Economics provides an extensive educational programme. Graduates of this track often find employment all over the world, in fields varying from financial institutions and the business world to non-profit organisations and governments.

Graduates are well-qualified for filling managerial positions in the international business world, at consultancies, and in governments. Many graduates combine consultancy and research tasks into one career. One graduate becomes an entrepreneur, whereas another may opt for a career as policy adviser, analyst or investment consultant.

Examples of possible functions where students can be employed in the future:

  • International economic policy officer at the European Central Bank
  • Business economist at a international non-profit or company
  • Financial economic policy officer at a financial consultancy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    EU/EEA: applying is still possible after May 1st, until July 1st. However, you will not be able to make use of our housing support offers in Nijmegen

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Research and Intervention
  • Introduction to Economics and Business (Economics and Business Economics)
  • Academic Skills (Economics and Business Economics)
  • Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics in Economics and Business
  • International Business Ethics
  • Econometrics and Integration: Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • Microeconomics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • If you have completed or will complete a study programme outside of the Netherlands, then your previous education will be assessed on an individual basis to determine whether it is of sufficient level. This will be done both by the Admission Office and by the faculty. If the level is sufficient, you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply (such as taking an English or Mathematics test). For accepted English tests, please see below. For Mathematics tests we accept the following tests:

    • Mathematics A or B tests from the CCVX and Boswell-Bèta
    • The SAT Mathematics test Level 1 or 2 with a minimum score 600
    • The Online Mathematics Placement Test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8342 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8342 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 800 - 1000 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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