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Explore the links between people and the economy

Most graduates of the Bachelor of Economics and Business Economics elect to follow a master’s programme in the area of their specialisation.

As a graduate, you are an attractive prospect for employers in the Netherlands and abroad, be they companies, government agencies, or organisations such as the European Commission, the World Bank, and the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) . Alternatively, you might choose to start your own business. Wherever you end up, your analytical skills and your broad view of the world and your own specialisation will mean that you can add value to the most diverse decision-making processes and can formulate answers to myriad economic questions.

Are you curious to know what jobs are available as a graduate economist? Then read about the different options at a brewery here. And immediately see the differences with related bachelor programmes.

What can you do after your Bachelor’s degree?

Further your education

If you choose to continue your studies, you can consider a Master’s degree in Economics; Marketing; Finance; Accounting and Control; Econometrics and Operations Research; or Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics. If you want to become an accountant, you subsequently follow a post-Master’s accountancy course. Prefer to stay in academia? Then you follow your Master’s with a three-year PhD.

Start your career

After your Bachelor’s, you will most likely follow a Master’s degree in the area of your specialisation. Your analytical way of thinking, your quantitative research skills and your specific knowledge of your field will make you very valuable to employers. You can work as an entrepreneur, a portfolio manager, an accountant, a financial manager, a marketing officer, a policy adviser and more.

Did you know that the School of Business and Economics at VU Amsterdam has its own Career Services department? They provide LinkedIn workshops and can help you find an internship or write application letters geared towards your professional field.