Edu type:
Formal education
Location:
Rotterdam
Edu level:
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
01/09/2019
Study load:
5040 hrs
Duration:
3 Years
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Description:

Inhoud van de studie
Do you have a profound interest in the origins and evolvement of economic issues? Are you interested in applying mathematical and statistical techniques to help answer economic questions? Would you like to be able to develop and use your own models to define and explain reality systematically? Are you self-motivated and eager to study with international students?

 

If so, International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research with mathematics, statistics and economics at its core is the programme for you.


It enables you to take on complex issues like:
- How will the price of energy and commodities evolve over the coming years?
- How can queue times in hospitals be reduced?
- How is advertising in online media best combined with offline media?
- How can public transport planning be improved?


Curriculum
The International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research programme focuses on the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to answer economic questions. Your academic year is divided into five eight-week blocks, in which you attend two or three courses. The study load is measured in credits of 28 study hours each. Each academic year consists of 60 credits.


Year one: a diverse kick-off in every way
Your first-year courses include Mathematics, Statistics, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. You will also receive training in computer programming to learn to build and implement mathematical models. Your first experience with operational research will consist of analysing and solving optimisation problems by applying these mathematical models.
The small-scale teaching approach at Erasmus School of Economics, with tutorial groups smaller than 35 students, allows for individual attention and intensive guidance. During many of the practical assignments, you will work in groups of around four students.


Years two and three: a topical and practice-oriented approach
During your second year you will focus on more advanced courses in different areas like Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics and Business Economics. You will divide your time equally between theory and practice; in small groups for lectures and assignments.


The third year offers many choices. First you get to take a minor (elective courses within or outside the field of Economics, such as Law or Psychology), study abroad at a partner university, or take an internship. In the second half of the year, you will choose to specialise in one of the following four majors:
- Econometrics
- Quantitative Logistics
- Quantitative Finance
- Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing


Your major involves two specialisation courses and a seminar. You will complete your programme with a bachelor thesis.
Education philosophy


Erasmus School of Economics aims to be the number one choice for the most talented and ambitious students and to create a solid foundation under an inspiring career in economics or econometrics. To achieve this, we have formulated three ambitions for our educational programmes.

 

To offer a range of possibilities for the truly ambitious student

An inspiring career doesn’t come easy. All of our students will be challenged! We do this by offering plenty of development opportunities beyond the standard curriculum for the most ambitious, talented and motivated students. Examples are our double degree programmes and our honours classes.

 

To achieve the highest level of excellence in economics teaching

We are firm believers in the positive spill over effects of good research on good teaching. Faculty members who are involved in both research and teaching do all their teaching from the perspective of economics. The quality of our academic teaching is ensured by exposing students to active research in all phases of their studies.

 

To be truly globally oriented

It goes without saying that our ambitions can only be realised by being truly globally oriented. As Erasmus School of Economics, we aim to have an international (teaching) staff, to teach national and international students and to make their educational experience truly international. We offer a wide range of English-spoken bachelor and master programmes and we encourage our bachelor students to participate in international exchange programmes. The number of international students and international staff is still growing.

 

Waarom Bacheloropleiding International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research studeren.

If applying math to real-life issues sounds like the challenge for you.
Do you have a profound interest in the origins and envolvement of economic issues? Are you interested in applying mathematical and statistical techniques to help answer economic questions? Would you like to be able to develop and use your own models to define and explain reality systematically? Are you self-motivated and eager to study with international students?


If so, International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research with mathematics, statistics and economics at its core is the programme for you. It enables you to take on complex issues like:
- How will the price of energy and commodities evolve over the coming years?
- How can queue times in hospitals be reduced?
- How can advertising in online media be based on big data?
- How can public transport planning be improved?


In Rotterdam you can find plenty of industry, logistics, culture, architecture and finance. It’s also the place where modern econometrics saw the light of day with the acclaimed Econometric Institute, founded in 1956. With this solid foundation, the world within reach and every opportunity to kick-off a great career, where else would you want to study but Erasmus School of Economics?


The International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research programme will bring you:
- a unique combination of theory and practice;
- intensive individual academic support;
- an international classroom and cosmopolitan atmosphere;
- a vast international business and academic network;
- a highly valued education with graduates in top positions in every sector.


Carrièremogelijkheden voor Bacheloropleiding International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research
The demand for econometrists is booming and earnings among alumni are good. We can safely say that being an Econometrics graduate from Rotterdam opens career doors everywhere. Investment banks, insurance companies and asset management companies gladly welcome you. If marketing is your field, there are plenty of marketing research and consultancy firms or multinationals like Unilever or Procter & Gamble to start your career.


Recently, a research was conducted about the relative market value of certain studies; this is influenced by the duration of unemployment after graduating and the height of the salaries offered. Econometrics comes in second, after dentistry, when looking at net salary after one and a half years. Moreover, studying econometrics offers you a very good chance on getting a job soon after graduating, often you can choose from multiple jobs.


Alumni end up at multinational companies, financial services or in logistics. De Nederlandsche Bank (the Dutch national bank), ministries or the Netherlands Institute for Social Research are also common employers for econometrics alumni. Being an econometrics alumnus thus grants you a privileged position on the labour market. This is also noticeable in the number of internships available; there are more places available than there are students.


Are you a logistics and operations research specialist, just think about the airlines, transport authorities or oil companies that need you. And what about government agencies like the treasury department, or international organisations like the OECD or IMF? If you’re an econometrician, they need you. In summary: your Econometrics degree will take you anywhere you want to go.

 

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