International Bachelor Programmes 2020-2021 - Erasmus Universiteit ...

International Bachelor Programmes 2020-2021 - Erasmus Universiteit ...
International Bachelor Programmes 2020-2021 - Erasmus Universiteit ...
                                                                                            About Erasmus
                                                                                            School of Economics
                                                                                                  ased in the vibrant city of Rotterdam,             community, government positions and research
                                                                                                  the economic and logistics centre of               anywhere in the world. You can recognise
                                                                                                  Europe, Erasmus School of Economics                economists from Rotterdam by their effectiveness,
                                                                                            has provided outstanding education and                   drive, commitment and academic attitude. We not
                                                                                            produced excellent research for over a                   only devote attention to the issues of today, but we
                                                                                            century. The school has played host to                   also focus on possible solutions to the problems of
                                                                                            many of the world’s experts in their fields              tomorrow.
                                                                                            of research and boasts the first Nobel prize
                                                                                            in economic sciences, awarded to Jan                     This brochure gives you a chance to discover our
                                                                                            Tinbergen in 1969.                                       bachelor’s programmes with their wide variety of
                                                                                                                                                     specialisations, as well as our academic approach
                                                                                            Many successful careers have started here.               and culture. We are confident that this will leave you
                                                                                            Graduates of Erasmus School of Economics                 wanting to know more about Erasmus School
                                                                                            are ideally equipped for success in the business         of Economics.

 About Erasmus School of Economics                03
                                                        Student life                   14                                                  170+                                           2
 Education philosophy                             05                                                                                                                                  Major
                                                                                                                                           Nationalities                Rotterdam
 Binding study advice                             05                                                                                                                   The Hague     Airports
                                                        Make the most of your study   14          Largest seaport
                                                        What do our alumni say?       16
                                                        Master programmes             17
 BSc Programmes                               06        Career prospects	             17     #1                #10   in the
                                                                                                    in Europe         world
                                                        Meet Rotterdam	               18
 •  BSc in Economics and                                Meet the University	          20
    Business Economics            06
 • BSc in Econometrics and
    Operations Research           08
 • Double Degree BSc² Econometrics
    and Economics                 10
                                                        Meet us                        22
 • Double bachelor Economics/                          Application and admission     24
    Econometrics and Philosophy of                      Practical information         25
    Economics/Econometrics12                           Student support               25                                                              Largest city in
                                                        Useful addresses              26                                                             The Netherlands

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What our
                                                   students                                                                                                                                   Education Philosophy
 ‘What I find special about this
 programme is the accessibility we have                                                                  Education                                              Binding
                                                                                                         philosophy                                             study advice
 to the professors. We can always ask
 questions about an exercise or the
 programme through email or in lectures
 and the professors will always respond.’

 Lokyin Tsang
 Economics and ­Business Economics

                                                                                                         Erasmus School of Economics aims to be the             There’s more to studying at Erasmus School of
                                                                                                         number one choice for the most talented                Economics than a qualification on paper. A positive
                                                                                                         and ambitious students and to create a solid           attitude, a strong work ethic and motivation are
                                                                                                         foundation for an inspiring career in economics or     paramount, if only because you need to pass all
                                                                                                         econometrics. To achieve this, we have formulated      exams on the first year’s subjects in that same
                                                                                                         three ambitions for our educational programmes.        year. To this end, we offer an active guidance
                                                                                                                                                                programme to help you complete your courses
                                                              ‘The fact that you can do Econometrics     1. To offer a range of possibilities for the truly     in time and avoid study delay. We help you to
                                                              as a bachelor straight away is something      ambitious student. Beyond the standard              find your way and give you the support you need
                                                              a lot of other countries do not offer.        curriculum, plenty of development opportunities     during your first year of studies. This means a
                                                              ­Having professors who are at the very        are offered for the most ambitious, talented and    senior student will act as your mentor as you
                                                               top of their fields teach you the most       motivated students. Examples are our double         regularly meet up in a small group to discuss
                                                               recent developments in Econometrics is       degree programmes and our honours classes.          your study progress and study-related topics. Our
                                                               very unique and valuable to me.’          2. To achieve the highest level of excellence in       students also have access to study advisors, study
                                                                                                            economics teaching. We are firm believers in        counsellors, university psychologists and other
                                                              Stevan Jevremov                               the positive spill over effects of good research    support staff.
                                                              Econometrics and Operations Research          on good teaching. Faculty members who
                                                                                                            are involved in both research and teaching          Furthermore, Erasmus School of Economics uses
                                                                                                            do all their teaching from the perspective          a 5 block system to help students progress by
                                                                                                            of economics. The quality of our academic           focusing on a limited number of courses at a time.
                                                                                                            teaching is ensured by exposing students to         Each block consists of 8 weeks; 7 weeks of classes,
                                                                                                            active research in all phases of their studies.     followed by 1 week of examinations. Re-sits are
                                                                                                         3. To be truly globally-oriented. It goes without      scheduled at the end of the year.
                                                                                                            saying that our ambitions can only be realised
 ‘One of my biggest concerns before                                                                         by being truly globally -oriented. As Erasmus
 coming here was; what if I’m not good                                                                      School of Economics, we aim to have an
 enough for all these mathematical                                                                          international (teaching) staff, to teach national
 courses? The programme is well                                                                             and international students and to make their
 organised and thought out, you have a                                                                      educational experience truly international. We
 tutorial group of around 15 people every                                                                   offer a wide range of English-spoken bachelor
 week for each subject which really helps                                                                   and master programmes and we encourage our
 face the challenges that arise when                                                                        bachelor students to participate in international
 understanding new topics from scratch                                                                      exchange programmes. The number of
 and coping with new material.’                                                                             international students and international staff is
                                                                                                            still growing.
 Sara Marques Rubio
 Double degree BSc² Econometrics and

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BSc in Economics and Business Economics

Economics and                                                                                                     Course overview

Business Economics                                                                                                  Bachelor year 1
                                                                                                                    block 1        Introduction to                 Accounting
                                                                                                                    block 2        Microeconomics                  ICT
                                                                                                                    block 3        Macroeconomics                  Applied statistics 1                                  Academic Skills
                                                                                                                    block 4        Mathematics and                 Philosophy                Introduction to                                    Study programme                                                          Game Theory                                               ­Behavioural Economics
                                                                                                                    block 5        Organisation and Strategy
                                                          Year one: laying the groundwork
The International Bachelor Economics and                  The International Bachelor Economics and Business
                                                                                                                    Bachelor year 2
Business Economics is a captivating three                 Economics, concentrates on worldwide issues
year programme that focuses on worldwide                  related to economics and business. Your first year        block 1        Applied Microeconomics                                 Applied Statistics 2
issues related to economics and business                  is divided into five blocks of eight weeks. Each          block 2        International Economics                                Economics of the Welfare State
from expanding markets to the impact of                   block, you focus on two courses. Subjects range           block 3        Finance 1                                              History of Economic Thought
financial crises.                                         from marketing to mathematics, and accounting to
                                                                                                                    block 4        Introduction to Econometrics                           Marketing
                                                          organisation and strategy. In separate sessions, led
Not only will you develop your analytical and             by a student mentor, you will work on your skills in      block 5        Intermediate Accounting                                Research Project
problem-solving skills during this programme,             studying, presentation, writing and debating.
you will also improve your presentation as well                                                                     Bachelor year 3
as your academic writing and reading skills. The          Years two and three: adding breadth and                   block 1        Minor/Study abroad/Internship
fact that each IBEB cohort is made up of at least         depth to knowledge, skills and experience
                                                                                                                    block 2        Electives/Study abroad/Internship
50% international students from all over the world        In your second year you will deepen your
(as opposed to foreigners already living in the           knowledge of the subjects introduced in the first         block 3
Netherlands), implies that class group thinking, the      year. You will also be introduced to several new                         Major
                                                                                                                    block 4
in-class examples and the interactions in but also        subjects like international economics, finance and
                                                                                                                    block 5        Career Preparation                                     Bachelor's Thesis
between classes are much more inter-cultural and          economics of ageing. Not just in theory: all courses
global than what happens in other programmes.             consist of lectures as well as assignments in small-    No rights can be derived from this overview

Moreover, Rotterdam is a vibrant, multicultural city      scaled work groups.
that is at the forefront of exciting developments in
industry, logistics, science, culture and architecture.   In your third and final year the choice is yours. You
                                                          will pick your major and have the chance to add
The International Bachelor Economics and Business         more breadth to your studies with electives and a
Economics programme will bring you:                       minor. Now is also the time to do an internship or
• A thorough understanding of economics and               take part in an exchange programme at one of our
  business economics.                                     many partner universities abroad.
• A balanced mix of theory and practice.
• An international classroom, cosmopolitan
  atmosphere and ample opportunities to study
• Advanced teaching methods and personal
  academic support.
• Excellent career opportunities.
                                                                                                                           Deadline                               Start                     Language               BSc Economics and
                                                                                                                         1 April/ 1 May                         September                    English               Business Economics

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BSc in Econometrics and Operations Research

Econometrics and                                                                                                     Course overview

Operations Research                                                                                                    Bachelor year 1
                                                                                                                       block 1        Introduction to Analysis              Introduction to Statistics
                                                                                                                       block 2        Microeconomics                        Matrix Algebra                        Guidance
                                                                                                                       block 3        Macroeconomics                        Analysis
                                                                                                                       block 4        Vector Calculus                       Probability Theory                    Introduction to Programming                                  Study programme                                             block 5        Statistics                            Linear Programming                    Mathematical Methods

                                                           Year one: a diverse kick-off in every way                   Bachelor year 2
The International Bachelor Econometrics                    Your first-year courses contain topics in                   block 1        Combinatorial                    Introduction to             Programming
and Operations Research is a three year                    mathematics, statistics, and economics. You will                           ­Optimisation                    ­Multivariate Statistics
programme that focuses on the application                  also receive training in computer programming               block 2        Mathematical                     Nonlinear                   Markov Processes
of mathematical and statistical techniques                 to learn how to build models and implement                                 ­Economics                       ­Optimisation
to answer economic questions. During this                  mathematical techniques. Your first experience with         block 3        Finance                          Econometrics 1              Simulation
programme you will learn to create and                     operational research will consist of analysing and                         ­(Econometrics)
apply mathematical and statistical models to               solving optimisation problems by applying these
                                                                                                                       block 4        Marketing                        Econometrics 2
explain, predict and solve real-life problems.             mathematical models. We work with tutorial groups                          ­(Econometrics)                                              Introductory Seminar Case        Academic
                                                           of about thirty students, which allows for individual                                                                                   Studies Econometrics and OR      Skills
                                                                                                                       block 5        Time Series Analysis
It enables you to take on complex issues like:             attention and intensive guidance. During many of
• How will the price of energy and commodities            the practical assignments, you will work in groups of
    evolve over the coming years?                          around four students.                                       Bachelor year 3
• How can waiting times in health care be reduced?                                                                     block 1        Minor/Study abroad/Internship
• How can we enhance the effectiveness of online          Years two and three: a topical and practice-                block 2        Electives/Study abroad/Internship
    advertising by using Big Data?                         oriented approach
                                                                                                                       block 3                                                     Philosophy (Econometrics)
• How can public transport planning be improved?           During your second year you will focus on more                             Major
                                                           advanced courses in different areas like mathematics,       block 4                                                                                          Career Preparation
What better place to study econometrics than               statistics, econometrics and business economics.            block 5        Bachelor’s Thesis
Rotterdam? A vibrant, multicultural city that is at        You will divide your time equally between theory
                                                                                                                     No rigths can be derived from this overview.
the forefront of exciting developments in industry,        and practice, in small groups during lectures and
logistics, science, culture and architecture. It is also   assignments.
the place where modern Econometrics was born at            The third year offers many choices.
the acclaimed Econometric Institute, cofounded in          First you get to take a minor (elective courses within
1956 by Nobel laureate Jan Tinbergen.                      or outside the field of economics, such as law or
                                                           psychology), study abroad at a partner university, or
Here you will find:                                        take an internship. In the second half of the year, you
• A unique combination of theory and practice.             will choose a specialisation in one of the following
• Intensive individual academic support.                   four majors:
• Plenty of challenges for excellent students.             • Econometrics
• An international classroom and cosmopolitan              • Quantitative Logistics
  atmosphere.                                              • Quantitative Finance
• A vast international business and academic               • Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing
                                                           Your major involves two specialisations and a                      Deadline                                Start                         Language              BSc Econometrics and
                                                           seminar. You will complete your programme with                   1 April/ 1 May                          September                        English               Operations Research
                                                           a bachelor thesis.

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Double Degree BSc² Econometrics and Economics

Double Degree BSc²                                                                                               Course overview

Econometrics and                                                                                                   Bachelor year 1

                                                                                                                   block 1        Introduction to Analysis             Introduction to Statistics
                                                                                                                   block 2        Matrix Algebra                       Microeconomics                    Guidance
                                                                                                                   block 3        Analysis                             Macroeconomics
                                                                                                                   block 4        Probability Theory                   Introduction to Programming       Vector Calculus                                         Study programme                                          block 5        Statistics                           Linear Programming                Mathematical Methods

                                                          Year one: focus on econometrics                          Bachelor year 2
Econometricians examine the mathematical                  In your first year, you will focus primarily on          block 1        Accounting                           Introduction to                   Programming
aspects of economic problems. Economists                  Econometrics and Operations Research with various                                                            Multivariate Statistics
strive for a deep understanding of the nature             basic courses in mathematics and statistics. This        block 2        International Economics              Nonlinear Optimisation
of these problems. Are you interested in both?            introduction includes solving optimisation problems
                                                                                                                   block 3        Finance 1                            Econometrics 1
The double degree BSc² programme enables                  through mathematics and a training in programming
you to complete two entire three-year                     to help you implement mathematical methods. The          block 4        Introduction to Behavioral           Marketing                         Econome-
                                                                                                                                  Economics                            Philosophy of Economics           trics 2           Academic
bachelor programmes in just four years.                   courses Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and
                                                          Philosophy of Economics complete the year.               block 5        Organisation and Strategy            Intermediate Accounting
During this study you will focus on conceptual
matters like inflation, profit and turnover as            Years two, three and four: from a solid                  Bachelor year 3
well as quantitative issues like risk, forecasts,         foundation to a double degree
                                                                                                                   block 1        Applied Microeconomics               Combinatorial Optimisation
uncertainty, probability and scenario analysis. As        The following three years all consist of both
such this programme provides you with a thorough          economic and econometric subjects. In the second         block 2        Mathematical Economics                                Markov Processes         Economics of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Welfare State
understanding of how economics works and gives            year of the double bachelor programme, you will
                                                                                                                   block 3        Simulation                           IBEB Major
you access to the latest practical quantitative           lay the groundwork with mostly basic subjects
econometrical tools to analyse economic problems          in economics. Years three and four are about             block 4        Introductory Seminar Case                             Econometrics 2           Academic Skills
and calculate their solutions.                            deepening your knowledge and further developing                         Studies Econometrics and OR
                                                                                                                   block 5                                             Time Series Analysis
                                                          your skills. You will take on your economic major in
The double degree is quite demanding, since you           year three and your econometric major in year four.
will have to acquire an average of 66 credits each                                                                 Bachelor year 4
year instead of the standard 60 credits. In order to      In this final year, you have the opportunity to          block 1        Minor/Study Abroad/Internship
help students meet this challenge, personal attention     choose a minor (a combination of electives) at or        block 2        Electives/Study Abroad/Internship
and intensive guidance are offered throughout the         outside Erasmus School of Economics. You can
                                                                                                                   block 3                                             History of Economic Thought
programme.                                                also opt to study abroad or do an internship. With                      Econometrics Major
                                                          the completion of a thesis you conclude the double       block 4                                                                               Career Preparation
What better place to study econometrics                   degree BSc² programme.                                   block 5        Bachelor’s Thesis
and economics than Rotterdam? A vibrant,
                                                                                                                 No rights can be derived from this overview
multicultural city that is at the forefront of exciting
developments in industry, logistics, science,
culture and architecture. It is also the place where
modern Econometrics was born at the acclaimed
Econometric Institute, cofounded in 1956 by Nobel
laureate Jan Tinbergen.                                                                                                                                                                                               Degrees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                BSc Econometrics and
                                                                                                                          Deadline                               Start                    Language
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Operations Research
                                                                                                                        1 April/ 1 May                         September                   English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                + BSc Economics and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Business Economics

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Double bachelor in                                                                                                                         Double bachelor Economics/Econometrics and Philosophy of Economics/Econometrics

­Economics/Econometrics                                                                                          Course overview

 and Philosophy of                                                                                                 Bachelor year 1

                                                                                                                   No Philosophy courses in the first year.

                                                                                                                   Bachelor year 2
                                                                                                                   block 1a       The Early Enlightenment
                                                                                                                   block 1b       The Quest for Man I                      Study programme
                                                                                                                   Bachelor year 3                   Year one: focus on economics or
                                                      econometrics                                                 block 1a       Philosophy of Science I*                              Technology and Social Change*
                                                      In your first year of the programme, you will follow         block 1b       Philosophy of Science II*                             Critique*
Together, Erasmus School of Economics                 the complete first year of either the International        *These courses can also be used as a minor for Economics or Econometrics.
and Erasmus School of Philosophy offer a              Bachelor in Economics and Business Economics or
unique opportunity for students who wish to           Econometrics and Operations Research.                        Bachelor year 4
combine their economics or econometrics                                                                            block 1a       Essential Contemporary Challenges
degree with a second degree in philosophy.            Year two and three: from a solid foundation
                                                                                                                   block 1b       Thought Experiments
Students in this programme obtain two                 to a second bachelor
degrees in four years: Bachelor of Science            In addition to the regular economics or econometrics         block 2a       The Quest for Man II                                                             Ethical Aspects
(BSc) in Economics and Business Economics             curriculum, you will follow introductory philosophy          block 2b       Ecophilosophy                            Philosophy of Science III               of Economics
or Econometrics and Operations Research               courses in the first ten weeks of the academic year.
                                                                                                                   block 3a       The High Enlightenment I                 Values, Welfare and Cooperation
and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy of          These lectures will be given in the evening (after 6pm).
a Specific Discipline.                                                                                             block 3b       The High Enlightenment II                Descartes and Spinoza                   Thesis
                                                      Year four: focus on Philosophy                               block 4a       Social and Political Philosophy                                                  ­Philosophy
The economics or econometrics part of the             The fourth year of your programme will consist
                                                                                                                   block 4b       Moral Philosophy                         Aesthetics
programme prepares you for a career in which you      solely of advanced philosophy courses, divided into
                                                                                                                 No rights can be derived from this overview
analyse and solve issues in the field of economics    eight blocks per year. Each block runs for five weeks
and business, either by applying mathematical         and lectures will be given in the late afternoon and
concepts (economics) or building mathematical         evening hours. In total, the fourth year contains 60
models (econometrics).                                credits. In the course of this final year students will
                                                      also be guided by an advisor in writing their thesis.
On the other hand you will develop philosophical
skills such as logical reasoning and the ability to   Depending on which programme you would like to
express yourself clearly in writing. You will learn   combine the bachelor in Philosophy of a Specific
about philosophical problems and ethical issues,      Discipline with, please see the course overview of
and you will gain knowledge about the history and     Economics and Business Economics on page 6 or
basic assumptions of the academic discipline of       Econometrics and Operations Research on page 8.
economics. Having two bachelor degrees increases
your employability in almost every sector and gives
you a head start when searching for a job. Your
background in philosophy will provide you with
an awareness of the theoretical foundations of
your discipline. This allows you to pose relevant
questions, come up with innovative solutions and                                                                          Deadline                               Start                  Language            BSc Economics/Econo­
go a step further than others.                                                                                          1 April/ 1 May                         September                 English           metrics + BA Philosophy of

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Make the                                                     you will be applying scientific knowledge and
                                                             skills (gained during your study) in a professional
                                                                                                                   Study associations
                                                                                                                   As an Economics or Econometrics student in

most of
                                                             environment. The internship has to have both          Rotterdam you have every opportunity to enjoy an
                                                             an academic approach and academic relevance.          active student life. The city of Rotterdam as well as a
                                                             Supervision during the internship consists of         variety of student associations offer you all sorts of

your study                                                   practical supervision by the internship company
                                                             and academic supervision by Erasmus School of
                                                                                                                   activities, in a social and a professional context.

                                                                                                                   Erasmus School of Economics is proud to
                                                             An additional option would be for students to         support the study associations for its students and
Study abroad                                                 combine an internship with writing a thesis.          wholeheartedly encourage students to become
One of the main features of our bachelor                                                                           active members.
programmes is the opportunity to study abroad in             Bachelor Honours Class
the third year or fourth year (BSc²). Erasmus School         The Bachelor Honours Class offers you the             Our official study associations are:
of Economics has a varied and attractive global              opportunity to broaden your horizons, to extend
network of more than 95 partner universities that            your knowledge and further develop your skills.       Economic Faculty Association Rotterdam (EFR),
are strong in economics and business economics.              The extracurricular programme offers you a unique     established in 1963, is one of the largest and most
Many of them are ranked in the Top 100 of the 2019           chance to attend guest lectures by industry leaders   active study associations in the Netherlands. EFR
Academic Ranking of World Universities by subject            and experts in the fields of science, business and    organises a wide variety of events like international
Economics.                                                   politics on different current economic issues and     conferences, the Business Week and inspiring
                                                             improve your academic, writing and presentation       international lectures. Events for you to attend or
Internship                                                   skills in various assignments.                        even help organise. Their activities are not only
Erasmus School of Economics provides students                                                                      socially, professionally and culturally relevant to your
with the opportunity to obtain study credits when            Erasmus Recruitment Days                              study programme – they offer you great fun at the
completing a non-mandatory internship in the                 With over 100 companies, the Erasmus Recruitment      same time.
third year or fourth year (BSc²) of the bachelor             Days is the largest on-campus recruitment event in
programme. An internship takes eight weeks and               Europe. The Erasmus Recruitment Days takes places
has a study workload of 12 EC. During the internship         annually at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

                                                                                                                   FAECTOR is the thriving student faculty association
                                                                                                                   for aspiring econometricians. Examples of activities
            George                                                                             Peking
            Mason                                                                             University           that FAECTOR organises are: Quantitative Finance
           University                                                                                              Tour (visit investment banks in London), Study
                                                                 University                   #51-75
             #38                                                   #27                                             project trips (for example in Canada, Brasil, South
                                                                                                                   Korea, Taiwan), The National Econometrics Day
                                                                                                                   (co-organisors). Smaller events include social drinks,
                                                                                                                   company visits, and sport tournaments. At this
                                  Rotterdam                                                                        moment, FAECTOR is the biggest study association
                                    #33                            University
                                                                                                                   for Econometrics students in the world!
                                                                 of Toulouse 1

              de São Paulo,
             #301-400                                                             Monash
                                               University                        University
                                               of Pretoria

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What do
                                                    our alumni
 ‘In a constantly changing environment,
 I am applying the analytical skills which                                                                 Master     Career
                                                                                                           programmes prospects
 I acquired in studying Behavioural
 Economics. Principally, I gained an
 ability to understand complex problems
 quickly by breaking them down into
 smaller components.’

 Johannes-Alexander Weis
 Behavioral Economics                                                                                      Eager to continue your education? We would gladly    Of course, your career opportunities partly depend
 Data Scientist | Solution Engineer at Celonis SE                                                          welcome you to our one-year master programmes        on your chosen specialisation subjects, but being
                                                                                                           with specialisations that match the available        an Economics or Econometrics graduate from
                                                                                                           majors in the bachelor programmes. For students      Rotterdam will give you an excellent opportunity to
                                                                                                           wishing to pursue a career in research, our two-     follow the career path of your choice.
                                                                                                           year Research Master in Economics at Tinbergen
                                                                                                           Institute could be of interest. We offer:            Our Economics graduates often work in fields like
                                                                                                                                                                banking, accountancy, tax consultancy, economic
                                                                 ‘One of my first projects was to          MSc in Accounting, Auditing and Control              research or at trade and multinational companies,
                                                                 build a model that determines how         •   Accounting and Auditing                          but you also find plenty of Rotterdam economists
                                                                 valuable each type of email that we       •   Accounting and Control                           in more generalist positions at academic level. They
                                                                 send to customers is. To answer this      •   Accounting and Finance                           become stock exchange analysts, entrepreneurs,
                                                                 question, I literally opened one of my                                                         tax inspectors, politicians, HR managers, sales and
                                                                 textbooks to find an appropriate model    MSc in Economics and Business                        marketing managers or scientific journalists for
                                                                 I could build to estimate the effect of   •   Behavioural Economics                            example.
                                                                 every email.’                             •   Data Science and Marketing Analytics
                                                                                                           •   Economics of Markets and Organisations           We can safely say that being an Econometrics
                                                                 Susanne Reijndorp                         •   Financial Economics                              graduate from Rotterdam opens career doors
                                                                 BSc in Econometrics and Operations        •   Health Economics                                 everywhere. Investment banks, insurance
                                                                 Research, Master programme in Business    •   International Economics                          companies, asset management companies,
                                                                 Analytics and Quantitative Marketing,     •   Marketing                                        marketing research and consultancy firms,
                                                                 Research Data Scientist at        •   Policy Economics                                 multinationals, transport authorities, and government
                                                                                                           •   Strategy Economics                               agencies would gladly welcome you.
                                                                                                           •   Urban, Port and Transport Economics

                                                                                                           MSc in Econometrics and Management
                                                                                                           •   Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing
 ‘Although my current job does not                                                                         •   Econometrics
 necessarily require econometric                                                                           •   Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics
 modelling, the analytical mindset and                                                                     •   Quantitative Finance
 numeracy skills obtained during my
 studies have definitely helped me with                                                                    Research Master in Economics
 data analyses I have had to perform.’

 Christiaan Lensvelt
 BSc in Econometrics and Operations
 Research, Master programme in Quantitative
 Finance and Econometrics, Associate
 Consultant at Eden McCallum

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                                                              Rotterdam                                                                                            Fenix Food Factory
                                                                                                                                                                   A culinary hotspot in an old port warehouse in
                                                              Most international students consider                                                                 Katendrecht. A place for enjoying local food and
                                                              Rotterdam a great place to study.                                                                    drinks with your friends.
                                                              No doubt, you will too. Although
                                                              your bachelor programme might be
                                                              demanding, there is always room for
                                                              extra-curricular and social activities.                                                 Shopping
                                                                                                                    Rotterdam features the latest and the best
                                                                                                                           in music, fashion, books and dining,
                                                                                                                        regardless of taste or budget. Lijnbaan,
                                                                                                                       Koopgoot and Hoogstraat have a varied
                 Culture and Entertainment                                                                               collection of shops, mainly the bigger
  Rotterdam offers a multitude of cultural events                                                                   commercial chains. For original boutiques
   and entertainment throughout the year. Have                                                                        and galleries take a look at the Oude and
       you heard of the International Film Festival                                                                Nieuwe Binnenweg or the Pannekoekstraat
Rotterdam, North Sea Jazz or Museum Boijmans                                                                             in the centre of Rotterdam or visit the
        van Beuningen for example? Whether it is                                                                     ‘Zwaanshalskwartier’ in Rotterdam North.
 festivals and concerts or museums and cinemas
  that you like, you will definitely find something
                 that appeals to you in Rotterdam.
                                                                                                                                                                   Outdoor and sports
                                                                                                                                                                   Rotterdam is a popular host city for major sports
                                                                                                                                                                   events, such as the Rotterdam Marathon, the
                                                                     Going out in the city                                                                         World Tennis Tournament and the CHIO horse
                                                                     Go for a drink at the Witte de Withstraat,                                                    riding event. If you enjoy outdoor activities, you
                                                                     the Oude Haven and the Nieuwe                                                                 can go biking, jogging or inline skating in one of
                                                                     Binnenweg or cross the Erasmus                                                                the city parks, go sailing on the Rottemeren or
                                                                     bridge to the Kop van Zuid. Relax on                                                          visit Hoek van Holland beach!
                                                                     one of the many terraces and sip your
                                                                     cappuccino or beer while looking at the
                                                                     people passing by. Do you like dancing?
                                                                     Clubbing in Rotterdam will prove to be
                                                                     an epic experience. Good to know: most              Markthal Rotterdam
                                                                     students prefer Thursdays for their night     A city icon. The biggest indoor
                                                                     on the town.                                      market of the Netherlands.
                                                                                                                     Shops, fresh food units, bars,
                                                                                                                  restaurants and apartments are
                                                                                                                    all based under an enormous
                                         Kralingse Plas                                                                           arch, decorated
Relax and soak up the sun in this great lakeside park. It’s                                                           with an impressive artwork.
close to university and loved by students for a beautiful
              view of Rotterdam skyline and its sunsets.

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Meet the
                                                                                                                                                      Staying fit
                                                                                                                    From fitness to basketball and from tennis to
                                                                                                                   rugby, the Erasmus Sports Center has over 50
                                                                                                                                         different sports to offer.

                                                                  Erasmus University Rotterdam offers
                                                                  everything you need right on campus.
                                                                  Besides the obvious lecture rooms, the
                                                                  campus has a lot more to offer.
                                                                  Visit for a
                                                                  virtual tour!

                                                                                                                                                                      The Erasmus Food Plaza offers you many
                                                                                                                                                                      options for lunch or early dinner. Or visit the
                                                                                                                                                                      Erasmus Pavilion for a bite and some drinks
                                        Eureka!                                                                                                                       with friends.
          As a student you can join a variety of
      associations. Study associations organise
      activities that are related to the bachelor
     programme. Student associations are of a
more social nature and are a great way to meet
  students from other programmes. During the                                                                        Facilities
Erasmus University Rotterdam orientation week                                                                       Whether your bicycle has a flat tire, you
 (Eurekaweek) you can familiarise yourself with                                                                     are in desperate need of a haircut or you
                               these associations.                                                                  forgot to stop at the supermarket on the
                                                                                                                    way to the campus. No worries, on campus
                                                                                                                    you’ll find a bike shop, hairdresser and mini
                                                                                                                    supermarket to help you out.
                                                                              For focus and concentration
                                                                              Attend lectures, prepare for exams
                                                                              or study with your fellow students
                                                                              in the Polak building or at the

                                                                                                                                                                      Cultural life
                                                                              Backbone                                                                                Do you like exploring the cultural life of
                                                                              Read more about Erasmus School                                                          Rotterdam, do you enjoy participating in courses
                                                                              of Economics, our research,                                                             and workshops, or do you want to expand your
                                                                              professors, students and alumni in                                                      knowledge in a range of current topics not
                                                                              our online magazine Backbone on                                                         necessarily related to your study? Make sure to
                                                                                                                                       check out the calendar of Studium Generale.

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What our

Meet us                                                                                                            ‘I like that for seven weeks we solely
                                                                                                                   focus just on two subjects. This allows
                                                                                                                   us to really focus and understand the
                                                                                                                   topics better. Many other programmes
                                                                                                                   offer multiple subjects over a range of
                                                                                                                   four months.’

                                                                                                                   Ewout Cool
                                                                                                                   Economics and Business Economics
With so many options to choose from,                   Open days
deciding what programme to choose and                  Like to learn more about Erasmus School of
where to study can be a challenge. Our advice:         Economics? Just visit one of our open days to tour
compare programmes, visit open days and                the Erasmus campus and attend information sessions
other events and talk to (former) students             about the university in general and specific study
for some first-hand experience. For your               programmes. You can also get a taste of student life in
convenience, here is a list of ways to learn           our “Student for a Day” programme with lectures and
more about us and our study programmes.                assignments.                                                                                                     ‘I was eager to extend my statistical
                                                                                                                                                                        and mathematical knowledge to solve
Join one of our monthly webinars                   
                                                                                                                                                                        relevant real-life economic and social
We regularly organise Erasmus School of Economics                                                                                                                       issues. I also pursued econometrics
webinars. Each session covers one or two topics.                                                                                                                        because of the relevance it has in
Sessions always consist of a presentation by a staff   Campus tour                                                                                                      present day society; degrees that are
member or a student, followed by a Q&A session.        If you are unable to visit us during an Open Day,                                                                based on computer programming and
These webinars are the perfect way to meet us when     please contact us to book a guided campus tour.                                                                  statistical optimisation techniques add
you are not able to visit Rotterdam.                                                                                                                                    a lot of value to yourself as a future
                                                                                                                                                                        Julia van der Helm
                                                       Visit our campus from your phone                                                                                 Econometrics and Operations Research
Chat with our students                                 Even if you can’t visit us in person, you can still get a
Want to find out more about Erasmus School of          feeling for student life in our online experience. See
Economics? Have a chat with one of our student         classrooms in 360º, visit students’ favourite spots in
ambassadors to get a first-hand account of what it’s   the city, and take a virtual stroll across campus – all
like to study and live in Rotterdam.                   from your mobile.                                                    ‘The main reasons why I chose the
                                                                                                                   double bachelor in econometrics and
                                                                                                                   economics is because I was undecided
Meet your professor                                                                                                about pursuing a more quantitative
Are you curious to meet the professors of Erasmus                                                                  course, as engineering, physics or
School of Economics? Check out our “Meet your                                                                      mathematics or an economic course.
professor” videos on our Youtube channel and learn                                                                 This double bachelor nicely blends
more about their life, ambitions and the research                                                                  both aspects and is therefore the
they’re doing.                                                                                                     perfect compromise to follow these
                                                                                                                   various interests at the same time.’
                                                                                                                   Maurizio Raina
                                                                                                                   Double degree BSc² Econometrics and
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Application and admission                                   Practical information                                 Student support
Due to the small scale of our programmes, we only           Tuition fees                                          Erasmus School of Economics offers assistance
allow a limited number of students to start each year.      For the academic year 2020-2021 tuition fees of       in the following areas:
We take great care in selecting our students from           Erasmus School of Economics are as follows:           • Visa and/ or residence permit
the large number of applications received. The first                                                              • Housing
thing we look at is your diploma, your mathematical          BSc programmes
competence and your command of English. We                   EEA nationals               € 2.143                  After admission you will receive specific information
may ask you to demonstrate these qualities before                                                                 and instructions from us. Please do inform yourself as
                                                             Non EEA nationals           € 9.300
accepting you as a candidate.                                                                                     well by checking the following websites:
                                                                                                                  • Immigration:
Diplomas                                                    Cost of living                                           matters/immigration
To qualify for admission, you need a Dutch vwo              Experience has shown that students living and         • Housing:
diploma (or equivalent thereof) that includes either        studying in Rotterdam spend approximately €1,000         student-life/housing-international-students
mathematics at a standard or a higher level (depending      a month.                                              • Insurance:
on the programme you are applying for). We will                                                                      matters/student-life/insurance
review foreign diplomas like European Baccalaureate          Accommodation                 € 500,- / 700,-        • Welcome activities:
or IB Diploma to determine academic qualification. If                                                                practical-matters/studying-eur/orientation
you do not meet the required mathematics level, you          Insurance                     € 65,-                 • Finances:
could be requested to take an entrance exam.                 Books and study materials     € 100,-                   financial-matters
                                                             Daily expenses                € 350,-
Proof of English proficiency                                 (food, drinks,                                       iBuddy programme
Applicants must show proficiency in the English              transport, etc.)                                     Especially for new international students, Erasmus
language, as all communication within the                                                                         School of Economics offers the iBuddy programme
programme is in English. All applicants are expected to                                                           in cooperation with the Economic Faculty
demonstrate this by means of a certified TOEFL iBT or       Scholarships                                          association Rotterdam (EFR) and Faculty Association
Academic IELTS test.                                        There are various options for students with a non-    Econometrics & Operations Research (FAECTOR).
                                                            EEA nationality, you can find them listed on www.
The minimum required scores are as follows:                   What does the iBuddy programme entail?
 Bachelor                                                   scholarships/scholarships-and-grants.                 • Before your arrival in Rotterdam, you will be linked
 TOEFL iBT                   80                                                                                     to a buddy. This is a senior student, who
                                                            Do keep in mind that the deadlines to apply for           is following the same study programme.
 Academic IELTS              6.0
                                                            scholarships and grants will often require an early   •   You can ask your buddy all your questions about
                                                            admission decision for the bachelor programme.            studying and student life in Rotterdam. Before
For a full overview of the admission requirements                                                                     your arrival in Rotterdam by e-mail and upon
for each programme, please visit                                                                       arrival in person.
education/bachelor/admission-requirements.                                                                        •   Free participation in the Welcome event, which is
                                                                                                                      a social drink.
Apply before the deadline                                                                                         •   There are no costs and no further obligations
If you are planning to start a bachelor programme at                                                                  involved in participation in the iBuddy programme.
Erasmus School of Economics in September, please
note that you need to apply before April 1 (non-EEA                                                               You will receive an invitation for the iBuddy
nationalities) or May 1 (EEA nationalities). Applications                                                         programme by e-mail in May or June.
are reviewed on a rolling admission basis, which means
your application will be reviewed individually and you
will receive feedback within six weeks after submitting
your application.

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Colophon and usefull addresses

Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University

Kris Kras context, content and design

Eurekaweek, Arie Kers, Kees Stuip, Rotterdam Image

Madeleine Kemna

No rights can be obtained from the contents of this
brochure. Augustus 2019.

Useful addresses
Visiting Address
Woudestein campus
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
E building, Information Desk (ground floor, EB)
3062 PA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 10 408 13 80

Useful websites
Studying in the Netherlands

Rotterdam city

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Why Erasmus School of Economics
     23,4% of the Erasmus School of Economics student population is
                  international, representing 85 different nationalities

                      Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019 - subject Economics

                     3th st
                       1                                 9   th                  33rd
                       in the                                                    in the
                             Netherlands                 in                      world

                                                Erasmus University          Total
          3.686                                                          6.421

               Bachelor students                                              students
               Erasmus School of                                         Erasmus School of
                   Economics                                                 Economics





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