If you choose the Econometrics and Data Science track, you’ll combine computer science methods and statistical data analysis, ideal to tackle challenging problems in business, economics and finance.
How do sales on Amazon react to price changes? How high does a dike need to be to prevent flooding due to climate change? You’ll not only learn about things like data structures and algorithms; you’ll also learn to question what to do with data from an ethical perspective.
The Econometrics and Data Science track of the Bachelor’s programme in Econometrics and Operations Research at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is small enough for all our students to know each other and explore the depths of the subject matter. At the same time, it is big enough for you to build an extensive network that you can tap into throughout the rest of your career.
Besides attending lectures on the theory and practice of Econometrics and Data Science, you’ll also work on group assignments, solve case studies by analysing data, and get first-hand practical experience with companies. You’ll learn from people in the forefront of their field, as most teachers in the programme are actively involved in research, and some also work in business when they’re not at the university. In fact, the Econometrics and Operations Research programme – at both Bachelor’s and Master’s level – has been rated as a “topopleiding” (high-quality education) by the Keuzegids Universiteiten two years in a row.
The programme has an active study association too, adding a fun and social side to your study. Kraket organises regular careers events, inviting representatives from large companies like KLM to VU Amsterdam, and even plans trips to companies abroad.
The start date of this programme is September 1st.