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The award
BSc

How long you will study
36 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 8300

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About Econometrics and operations research at University of Groningen

Is it possible to calculate the optimal squad for Manchester United Football Club? If you enjoy solving problems like these, Econometrics and Operations Research could be right for you.

**Two first places: Best BSc Econometrics and OperationsResearch in the Netherlands - Elsevier2016 & Keuzegids 2017**

**Service offered to international prospectivestudents: schedulea campus tour**

Econometrics and Operations Research in Groningen teaches youall about econometric modelling. The strength of the programme liesin its combination of four fields: Econometrics, OperationsResearch, Actuarial Studies and Mathematical Economics. Importantfeatures of the programme are small-group teaching, personalcontact with lecturers and the combination of theory and empiricalapplications.

Econometrics is about the statistical methods needed toestimate econometric models. Operations Research focuses on optimaldecision-making and finding approximate solutions to very complexproblems. Actuarial Studies is about modelling the risks faced byinsurance companies and pension funds. Mathematical Economicsstudies how markets work and how prices are set. The combination of these four fields provides an extensive modelling toolkit forsolving a wide range of economic problems. Many course units in ourprogramme provide the opportunity to practise econometric modellingon the basis of real-life data, thus providing optional preparationfor your future career as an econometrician.

Is it possible to calculate the optimal squad for Manchester United Football Club? If you enjoy solving problems like these, Econometrics and Operations Research could be right for you.

**Two first places: Best BSc Econometrics and OperationsResearch in the Netherlands - Elsevier2016Keuzegids 2017**

**Service offered to international prospectivestudents: schedulea campus tour**

The Top Bachelor Programme in Econometrics and OperationsResearch in Groningen teaches you all about econometric modelling.The strength of the programme lies in its combination of fourfields: Econometrics, Operations Research, Actuarial Studies andMathematical Economics. Important features of the programme aresmall-group teaching, personal contact with lecturers and thecombination of theory and empirical applications.

Econometrics is about the statistical methods needed toestimate econometric models. Operations Research focuses on optimaldecision-making and finding approximate solutions to very complexproblems. Actuarial Studies is about modelling the risks faced byinsurance companies and pension funds. Mathematical Economicsstudies how markets work and how prices are set. The combination of these four fields provides an extensive modelling toolkit forsolving a wide range of economic problems. Many course units in ourprogramme provide the opportunity to practise econometric modellingon the basis of real-life data, thus providing optional preparationfor your future career as an econometrician.

After your studies

Job prospects

Graduates with an MSc degree are found in a broad spectrum ofoccupations where IT, mathematical and problem-solving skills areneeded. The world of business offers jobs in finance, insurance,logistics, manufacturing and marketing. Non-profit organisations,such as employers' federations and consumer organisations also hireeconometricians. Governments need the diverse skills that will makeup your toolkit. Finally, an academic research is another possiblecareer path.

Your job prospects will be good. Nonetheless, while a Bachelor's degree may meet the requirements for entry-level positions, almostall students decide to continue with a Master's degree. Acquiring aMaster's degree will expand still further your career opportunitiesin the short and long term, at home and abroad. Because all ourprogrammes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which onlyone percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will behighly valued on the labour market.
FEB Careers Company:
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

Graduates with an MSc degree are found in a broad spectrum ofoccupations where IT, mathematical and problem-solving skills areneeded. The world of business offers jobs in finance, insurance,logistics, manufacturing and marketing. Non-profit organisations,such as employers' federations and consumer organisations also hireeconometricians. Governments need the diverse skills that will makeup your toolkit. Finally, an academic research is another possiblecareer path.

Your job prospects will be good. Nonetheless, while a Bachelor's degree may meet the requirements for entry-level positions, almostall students decide to continue with a Master's degree. Acquiring aMaster's degree will expand still further your career opportunitiesin the short and long term, at home and abroad. Because all ourprogrammes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which onlyone percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will behighly valued on the labour market.
FEB Careers Company
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB CareerServices

Job examples

  • Quantitative analyst (logistics, finance, insurance, marketing)
  • Researcher (university, government, research institute)
  • Consultant (logistics, finance, insurance, marketing)
  • Actuary (insurance)
  • Risk manager (financial sector)
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Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 8300 per year

Entry requirements

Admissible Dutch diploma profiles

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
math test

If Mathematics is not/has not been one of your final-yearsubjects during your pre-university education (or you took thelowest level, e.g. Maths Studies) then you will need to show proofof your level of Maths proficiency. For more information, pleasecheck our site at http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

other admission requirements

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Admission requirements

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additional subject

Mathematics should have been passed as higher level (advanced)subject in your secondary education.

Registration procedure

Econometrics and Operations Research has a matching procedurewhich is compulsory for all prospective students with a Dutchsecondary school diploma, not to international prospectivestudents. The matching procedure will provide you with advice aboutyour chosen degree programme to help you decide whether you havemade the right choice. Read more about the matching procedure: http://www.rug.nl/(...)pplication/matching/

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing5.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based550
TOEFL internet based80

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