The programme consists of the following components
Major – Required Components
The compulsory courses are the base of your bachelor. They are focussed on familiarising you with the basic principles of Economics and Business Economics during the first 18 months of your study.
Major – Related Electives
This is the part of the programme where you can select the major-related electives which suit you most. Which courses are major-related? Have a look at the course list and at How to choose your courses in the third year? (pdf)
Optional Course Profile
These are the options to fulfil the optional course profile part of you bachelor programme:
1. One of the four dedicated minors Law, Geography, Social Sciences and Applied Data Science for Economists.
2. To put together a complete economics programme, you can also take more major-related electives.
3. One of the minors of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance that are particularly interesting for economics students:
- European Governance
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Bestuurs- en Organisatiewetenschap Algemeen (only in Dutch).
4. Other Utrecht University minors (out of over 100 minors of the UU) we consider of special interest for economics students are:
- Educatieve minor gamma (only in Dutch!)
- Internationale betrekkingen (Dutch)
- Global Asia (English)
- Global Change (English)
- Innovatiemanagement (Dutch)
- Communicatie- en informatiewetenschappen (Dutch)
- De macht en onmacht van de markt (Dutch)
- Conflict Studies (English)
- Arbeids- en Organisatiepsychologie (Dutch)
5. Or else you can fill the optional course profile as you like. You can select courses offered at UU or other universities as long as you take the graduation requirements in mind.
The programme overview will help you select the courses in your bachelor programme. Course descriptions are available online via Osiris.
When choosing your courses, keep in mind you need to complete the skills and fulfil the graduation requirements.