Graduate Programs at Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus School of Economics

Based in Rotterdam, the economic and logistics centre of Europe, Erasmus School of Economics is one of the world’s leading academic institutions. The school has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education and research.

All faculty members are involved in both research and teaching.  This allows the school to thrive. With five undergraduate programs and 18 graduate programmes offered, we strive to become the best in its disciplines (economics, business economics and econometrics) and seeks to achieve excellence both in its research and teaching. This can be measured by its performance in rankings.


Erasmus School of Economics strategically has a clear focus on economics. Just as they were 100 years ago, as the school was established in 1913, the economists are the pounding heart of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The best Erasmus graduates have made outstanding contributions to science, government and business.


Erasmus School of Economics contributes to future economic issues and aims to answer currently relevant issues of concern to government and firms. The focus of the school is on the creation, the dissemination and the application of scientific knowledge, all from an economic perspective. Erasmus School of Economics relies on the most recent insights in the discipline. It collaborates with international scientific partners, and it has local footings in business issues relevant to the unique position that the city of Rotterdam has as a hub of transport and industry.

Campus Facilities:

The hub of Erasmus School of Economics is our Woudestein campus, a convenient 15-minute bike ride from Rotterdam’s city centre, including the sleek new Rotterdam Centraal train station. Outside of class time, students study in the light-filled new Polak building or at our state-of-the-art university library, grab a coffee at the Erasmus Food Plaza, or attend an event at the theatre or Café in de Smitse. The on-campus sports centre offers fitness, dance, spinning, squash, and tennis among many other classes. In short, enough to do on the campus that is bustling with student life.

Careers:

Many companies in the Netherlands and abroad are interested to recruit economists and econometricians with specific, but also with broad knowledge which they can apply in all sorts of real-life situations. The specific knowledge but wide applicability of economics is what makes our graduates in economics very popular in many business and government sectors.


Our students go on to pursue a wide array of careers. Our economic and econometric graduates do not encounter any problems in finding employment. Most of the recent graduates are able to find jobs within three months after graduation. The basis for future work lies in the choice of subjects chosen during your study. However, no matter what you choose, Rotterdam economists are broadly employable. Not only do they work in specific economic jobs, they also find work in more general positions at academic levels. Several examples of positions include stock-exchange analysts, investment manager/analyst, entrepreneurs, financial advisors, marketing managers, tax inspectors, sales managers, policy staff, personnel managers, lecturers, academics, politicians, management consultants and scientific journalists. Although the afore-mentioned list includes multiplicity of positions and sectors, our economists can be found primarily in the following sectors:


  1. banking
  2. accountancy, administrative offices, tax advisors
  3. consultancy
  4. general public administration
  5. economic research / consultancy firms
  6. trade (particularly wholesale companies) and multinationals
  7. entrepreneurship
Admissions:

Starting 1 November of each year, you can start applying to our Bachelor and Master programmes. Now we can imagine you’re curious to find out about entry requirements and how to apply.

It all of course depends on your previous education and other factors. To find out more, please visit our website for Bachelor and Master programme admission requirements. 

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Programs

Accounting and Auditing
In courses and electives ranging from Accounting Process Management and Business Ethics to Advanced Financial Statement Analysis, you will cover every aspect of the field. 
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Accounting and Control
This varied programme consists of core courses, seminars and a master thesis. The core courses help students to get acquainted with a wide range of topics that are essential for accounting and control, and provide a solid background for attending the seminars. 
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Accounting and Finance
The combination of financial accounting, management control and finance offers an all-round perspective on financial issues. You will study a wide range of topics in courses and seminars and examine issues from a both practical and analytical point of view.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Behavioural Economics
Behavioural Economics gives you both solid training in mainstream economics and the tools and models to use psychological insights to improve predictions and design effective products, strategies, and policies.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing
As a student in the Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing MSc you learn how to make use of the enormous amount of data that is available in corporations and other organisations to support decision-making in business. 
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Data Science and Marketing Analytics
The programme combines courses from different disciplines into one coherent master’s specialisation that is focused on business applications.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Econometrics
The master’s specialisation consists of seven core courses; the seminar course Case Studies in Applied Econometrics and a master’s thesis distributed over five blocks of eight weeks each.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Economics of Markets and Organisations
The programme is organised in six blocks of eight weeks. You will combine microeconomic theory with empirical techniques and practical applications. Staff draw their teaching materials from recent research in this area and from their interaction with practitioners.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Financial Economics
Depending on one’s personal preferences, courses and electives present an excellent way to get acquainted with a variety of topics that are essential for Financial Economics.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Health Economics
This Health Economics Master’s specialisation was designed for students who are interested in taking an economic and quantitative approach to health care. 
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Industrial Dynamics and Strategy
Our programme is motivated by the insight that industries and economies are constantly changing: innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of competitive advantage and economic growth in the modern world. 
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
International Economics
Make the most of the large variety of courses on offer and learn how best to allocate resources, organise businesses, and make recommendations based on first-rate analyses.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Marketing
The master’s specialisation in Marketing consists of core courses, seminars, electives and a master's thesis distributed over five blocks of eight weeks.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics
This master’s specialisation focuses on those areas in the transport and logistics sector that require strong quantitative skills, which is typically where advanced decision support systems are in use.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Policy Economics
The curriculum of the Master in Policy Economics provides students with basic economic theory and empirical tools that are essential to become an outstanding policy economist.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Quantitative Finance
The master’s specialisation consists of seven core courses, a seminar course Financial Case Studies and a master’s thesis distributed over 5 blocks of 8 weeks each.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Urban, Port & Transport Economics
The master’s specialisation consists of two elective seminars, one compulsory course, four elective courses, and a master’s thesis distributed over five blocks of eight weeks.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
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