Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
English-language programme where statistics, mathematics & computer science are used to gain a deeper understanding of business & economic problems. There are four specialisations available.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesAACSB, AMBA, EQUIS
numerus fixusnee
Do you want to forecast economic developments, or create IT solutions to solve production issues? The Econometrics and Operations Research programme allows you to apply mathematical and statistical skills in a business context. It also enables you to solve problems in fields like logistics, planning, information management and telecoms - often using IT solutions. This one-year programme, taught in English, is great preparation for a career in a variety of financial institutions - including banks, insurance companies and pension funds - as well as other public or private companies in logistics, telecoms or production, for example. The programme allows you to choose one of four specialisations:

  1. Actuarial Sciences
  2. Econometrics
  3. Mathematical Economics
  4. Operations Research


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Master's Thesis afstuderen
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specialisatie MSc Econometrics and Operations Research - Econometrics

Are you fascinated by financial theory? Do you aspire to asset liability management? Do you want to learn how to predict future financial developments based on your analysis of past patterns?

Apply for a specialisation in
Econometrics to find out how.

Apart from the fascinating theories and practical case studies that you will encounter during this specialisation,
the demand for econometricians in today's complex economic climate is enormous. Large organisations need people who are able to manage resources and react quickly
and effectively to changes in the market. Industries, banks, insurers, governmental and commercial organisations: all need to adapt to market events, manage risks, predict the implications of their decisions – and fast. The specialisation focuses on statistical analysis of economic data, finance – including financial theory – and asset liability management.

specialisatie MSc Econometrics and Operations Research - Mathematical Economics

Ever wondered why economic developments work the way they do? Do you enjoy creating models and theories in order to solve problems?

Are you the kind of person who wants to understand the 'why' behind the issue?

Then why not take
the Mathematical Economics specialisation?

As a manager, you have decisions to make about the internal and external organisation of the company, and of course its finances. Mathematical economics can help you to do this strategically by using mathematical methods to weigh your options. The Mathematical Economics specialisation uses theory to solve real-world problems. You will do this by modelling a specific problem, abstracting it, using the model to solve the problem and then translating it back into the real-world situation.
The specialisation specialises in Game Theory and Equilibrium Theory, including industrial organisation.

specialisatie MSc Econometrics and Operations Research - Operations Research

Do you have an affinity for information technology that you want to put to good use in a business environment?

Do you get a kick out of problem solving in fields as diverse as logistics, planning, information management and telecoms?

The Operations Research specialisation will help you do just that.

Operations Research uses optimisation techniques to solve business and economic problems. Specifically, you will use
computer technologies and programming to reach solutions via simulations, regression analysis and so on. These tools can be used for a variety of purposes: to organise the logistics of public transport timetables; to optimise distribution channels for telecoms providers; to maximise efficiency and minimise cost for container companies. These are just a few potential business
situations in which operations knowledge is key. A distinctive feature of the specialisation is the opportunity
to combine an eight-week internship with your master's thesis – a unique blend of theoretical research and practical

specialisatie MSc Econometrics and Operations Research - Actuarial Sciences

Do you look at finance from both a liability and an asset perspective? Do you have what it takes to manage investment proactively while mitigating risks?

Actuarial Sciences, which is one of only three such specialisations in the Netherlands, mirrors the changing role of actuaries. While traditional actuaries focused on mitigating risks, modern actuaries look at market demand and decide how to optimise return on investment. This requires a balanced view of the interaction between assets and liabilities.

If you choose to become an actuary, this specialisation is a necessary first step towards your qualification. If you are currently studying the bachelor's programme in Econometrics and Operations Research at Maastricht University, you have the opportunity to take the preparatory courses 'Actuarial Mathematics' and 'Actuarial Statistics'
as electives in your third year. These preparatory courses, combined with this master's qualification in Actuarial Sciences, give you a passport to a postgraduate course at the Dutch Actuarial Society and equivalent institutions in other countries.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
20% theorie
30% praktijk
case study, internship, project, computer exercise, self evaluation, computer modeling, lecture, self study, literature study, seminar, research, tutorial, research project, working group, group assignment, oral presentation, group discussion, individual assignment

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2060 (€1030 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 13800
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 13800

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelorA bachelor's degree in econometrics or a related field (e.g. mathematics, economics or engineering, with good results in mathematics), together with a certified transcript of exam subjects and grades
WO masterA bachelor's degree in econometrics or a related field (e.g. mathematics, economics or engineering, with good results in mathematics), together with a certified transcript of exam subjects and grades

erkende certificaten

GPA - grade point average



Bachelor: Econometrie, Economie, of ingenieurswetenschappen


inbegrepen in collegegeld

estimated monthly costs

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308kamerhuur in Maastrichtrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1176totale 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.

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Studenten en studentenleven


40 studenten volgen deze opleiding
50% daarvan is vrouw
31 eerstejaars gestart in 2018
52% daarvan is vrouw
16600 studenten aan de Maastricht University
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Maastricht

20231studenten studerend
9323studenten woonachtig   
€ 308gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
24 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Changjin Feng

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Econometrics and Operations Research aan de Maastricht University is beoordeeld door 19 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.7 uit 5.

Na de studie

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