Econometrics and Operations Research

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Is it possible to calculate the optimal squad for Manchester United Football Club? If you enjoy solving problems like these, Econometrics and Operations Research could be right for you.

**Two first places: Best BSc Econometrics and Operations Research in the Netherlands - Elsevier 2016Keuzegids 2017**

**Service offered to international prospective students: schedule a campus tour**

The Top Bachelor Programme in Econometrics and Operations Research in Groningen teaches you all about econometric modelling. The strength of the programme lies in its combination of four fields: Econometrics, Operations Research, Actuarial Studies and Mathematical Economics. Important features of the programme are small-group teaching, personal contact with lecturers and the combination of theory and empirical applications.

Econometrics is about the statistical methods needed to estimate econometric models. Operations Research focuses on optimal decision-making and finding approximate solutions to very complex problems. Actuarial Studies is about modelling the risks faced by insurance companies and pension funds. Mathematical Economics studies how markets work and how prices are set. The combination of these four fields provides an extensive modelling toolkit for solving a wide range of economic problems. Many course units in our programme provide the opportunity to practise econometric modelling on the basis of real-life data, thus providing optional preparation for your future career as an econometrician.

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diplomaBSc Econometrie en Operationele Research
typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
Shady El-Gewily, Student of Econometrics & Operations Research

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

EOR is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide. You acquire a sound footing in economics, mathematics and statistics; become familiar with the range of important models and how they can be put to best use; develop an aptitude for research; become skilled in communicating mathematical and quantitative results. With this, you can address a wide range of societal issues.

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1e jaar The first year starts with an intensive entry programme, in which you take your first course units, meet your fellow students and obtain important study information. You will take course units in mathematics, probability theory, statistics, modelling, programming, microeconomics and finance. These course units lay the foundation for the rest of the programme.
Finance for EOR
Mathematics I for EOR
Microeconomics for EOR
Mathematics II for EOR
OR Modelling
Probability Theory for EOR
Multivariate Calculus
Probability Distributions
Programming for EOR
Estimation and Testing
Linear Algebra for EOR
Statistical Modelling for EOR
2e jaar The most important skill that you will learn is how to use appropriate models to answer complex economic questions. This involves the following steps: start with an economic question or problem; carefully determine the relevant variables and parameters; construct a model that involves these variables and parameters and can answer the question; estimate the model with real-life data by applying appropriate techniques from statistics and mathematics; solve the problem using the estimated model.
Macroeconomics for EOR
Matrices, Graphs and Convexity
Statistical Inference
Difference- & Differential Equations
Introduction to Operations Research
Linear Models in Statistics
Introduction to Actuarial Science
Introduction to Econometrics
Queueing Theory and Simulation
Dynamic Econometrics (for EOR year 2)
Introduction to Mathematical Economics
Risk Insurance (for EOR year 2)
3e jaar In the first part of the third year it is possible to take a Minor. You can choose one from a different degree programme or faculty, at the university either in the Netherlands or abroad. In the second semester of the third year you will write your Bachelor's thesis to prove your modelling skills.
Numerical Methods for EOR
Empirical Econometrics
Stochastic Models
Suitable course(s) FEB (s.t. approval)
Bachelor's Thesis EOR afstuderen
Elective BSc EOR
Game Theory
Finance Theory and Modelling
5 EC
Marketing Analytics
5 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself, but of course, the faculty will help you do so. Together with other first-years, you will participate in a mentor group. The mentor, a senior student, will help you quickly learn the ins and outs of the faculty. In addition, you will discuss your study progress with your tutor (a lecturer-supervisor) at regular intervals. The study advisors are available to help you with specific study problems.
Right from the start of the first year, the mentor group, called Study Performance and Academic Attitudes (SPAA) group, will meet on a regular basis, supervised by the student-mentor. Assignments and discussions will help you gain insight into your own way of studying and how to develop effective study skills. You will follow most tutorials with the same group. This small-scale approach enhances contact between students and between students and lecturers.
You will also have a lecturer-tutor, whom you will meet individually at the start of your studies and after the first two exam periods. This way you receive personal and regular feedback on your study progress.
Successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

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  • minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden

You will be offered study advice after first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.
You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.
N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8200
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
Econometrics and Operations Research has a matching procedure which is compulsory for all prospective students with a Dutch secondary school diploma, not to international prospective students. The matching procedure will provide you with advice about your chosen degree programme to help you decide whether you have made the right choice. Read more about the matching procedure:
toelaatbare profielen
VWO C&Maangevuld met wiskunde B;Additionally, you need mathemetics B.
VWO E&Maangevuld met wiskunde B;Additionally, you need mathemetics B.
VWO N&Gaangevuld met wiskunde B;Additionally, you need mathemetics B.
VWO N&Ttoelaatbaar
WO propedeuseYou can enroll, as long as you have a finished VWO-degree with mathematics B.
hbo-pWith a HBO propaedeutic certificate it is also possible to enter the programme, on condition that you meet the required level of mathematics and English. You must at least have taken mathematics B at Dutch VWO level.

aanvullende vakeisen
Mathematics should have been passed as higher level (advanced) subject in your secondary education.

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 8000levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 600studiematerialenper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
167collegegeldop basis van € 2006 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


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?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
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28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU


VESTING is the association for students of Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial studies.
Her purpose is to tighten the gap between the abstract theory and the practical use regarding Econometrics and Operations Research. Also, VESTING wants to ameliorate the contact between her members and offer them the possibility to deploy themselves on other aspects than their studies. This is achieved by the organisation of formal as well as informal activities.
The EBF (Faculty of Economics and Business student association) is an association that builds a bridge for students between their college years and career. The EBF organizes symposia, research projects in and outside of Europe, two-day congresses and much more events.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Jing Chen
'Good way to develop your logical thinking abilities'

'After deciding I wanted to study in the Netherlands I looked at several universities that offer econometrics. Groningen appealed to me because the university is a very central aspect of city life. I'm happy with my decision to study here. I've enjoyed the classes so far. My favourite is mathematics. It's really challenging and a good way to develop your logical thinking ability. And I'm glad I have classes in economics too. Econometrics and Operations Research combines the best of both worlds.'
Wieke Boonstra
Building models from data sets to make predictions

'I knew Econometrics and Operations Research was the right study programme from day one. It challenged me immediately. The way you deal with economics and mathematics is different from high school. You have to work hard to keep up. If you do so, it is a very interesting programme. In the course Operations Research we worked on cases regarding the transportation sector. We built models from data sets to make predictions for the future. It involved a lot of programming, which I found interesting.'
Tryntsje Hoving-Wesselius
afgestudeerd in 2009 werkzaam als Marketing Intelligence Analist bij MIcompany
"At work we use models that I learned about in Groningen"

'Finding a job was quite easy, I got one before I even graduated. As a student I worked part-time at MIcompany, a specialised commercial analytics agency which combines econometrics and marketing. After a while they offered me a fulltime contract. It's interesting to think about what people need and how that translates into customer behavior. Then I can create a win-win situation for our client. At work we use models that I learned about in Groningen, so my degree actually comes in handy.'


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1/9 Rijksuniversiteit
Econometrie en Operationele Research
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? studenttevredenheid
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
12-18 uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/9 Erasmus
Econometrics / Economics - BSc2 - Double degree
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? studenttevredenheid
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/9 Erasmus
International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4.2/5 studenttevredenheid
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/9 Erasmus
Econometrie en Operationele Research
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4.2/5 studenttevredenheid
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
5/9 Maastricht University
Econometrics and Operations Research
star Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? studenttevredenheid
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
12-18 uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/9 UvA
Econometrics and Operations Research
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4.2/5 studenttevredenheid
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
12-18 uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/9 UvA
Econometrie en operationele research
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4.2/5 studenttevredenheid
95 eerstejaars
29% vrouw
12-18 uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
8/9 Tilburg University
Econometrie en Operationele Research
€ 253 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? studenttevredenheid
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
18-24 uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
9/9 Amsterdam VU
Econometrie en Operationele Research
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4/5 studenttevredenheid
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
12-18 uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
algemeen oordeel4.34.2


De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Econometrics and Operations Research aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 108 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.3 uit 5.
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
student tevredenheid 4.3 4.2
aantal eerstejaars 109 160
ervaren contacttijd per week 12-18 12-18
doorstroom naar tweede jaar 85% 69%
diploma binnen 4 jaar 56% 69%
werk op niveau in 1,5 jaar 89%

Studie in cijfers

In deze tabel staan resultaten van deze studie in cijfers uitgedrukt. Hiermee kan je vergelijken hoe deze opleiding het doet in vergelijking met dezelfde opleiding bij andere onderwijsinstellingen.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Graduates with an MSc degree are found in a broad spectrum of occupations where IT, mathematical and problem-solving skills are needed. The world of business offers jobs in finance, insurance, logistics, manufacturing and marketing. Non-profit organisations, such as employers' federations and consumer organisations also hire econometricians. Governments need the diverse skills that will make up your toolkit. Finally, an academic research is another possible career path.

Your job prospects will be good. Nonetheless, while a Bachelor's degree may meet the requirements for entry-level positions, almost all students decide to continue with a Master's degree. Acquiring a Master's degree will expand still further your career opportunities in the short and long term, at home and abroad. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

FEB Careers Company:

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check:

current job market
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€ 3087gemiddeld bruto maandloon
78%kans op een vaste baan
11%kans op een voltijd baan
97%kans op een baan op niveau
74%spreekt van "goede aansluiting arbeidsmarkt"
89%is tevreden over de studiekeuze

vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baangoed
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kans op een vaste baan goed
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

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