Econometrics and Operations Research

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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What is the most cost-efficient location for placing windmills in the Netherlands? If you enjoy solving a problem like this, Econometrics and Operations Research could be right for you.

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typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesAACSB, NVAO
numerus fixusnee

The Bachelor's Econometrics and Operations Research (EOR) in Groningen teaches you all about econometric modelling. The strength of the programme lies in its combination of four profiles: Econometrics, Operations Research, Actuarial Science and Mathematical Economics.

Econometrics is about the statistical methods needed to estimate econometric models. Operations research focuses on decision-making and finding optimal or at least good solutions to very complex problems. Actuarial science is about modelling the risks faced by insurance companies, pension funds and the financial sector in general. Mathematical economics studies how markets work and how prices are set. The combination of these four profiles provides an extensive modelling toolkit for solving a wide range of economic and business problems. Many course units in the programme provide the opportunity to practise modelling on the basis of real-life cases and data, thus providing optimal preparation for your future career as an econometrician, operations research specialist, or actuary.

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • You acquire a sound background in economics, mathematics and statistics and become familiar with a range of important models. You learn how they can be put to the best use. You develop an aptitude for research and become skilled in communicating mathematical and quantitative results. With this, you can address a wide range of economically relevant problems.
  • Important features of the programme are small-group teaching, personal contact with lecturers, and the combination of theory and empirical applications.
  • The programme has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high-quality education, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.
  • In your third year, it is possible to choose a foreign minor and study abroad at one of our partner universities.


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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.
Mathematics I
Mathematics II
OR Modelling
Probability Theory
Multivariate Calculus
Probability Distributions
Estimation and Testing
Linear Algebra
Statistical Modelling
2e jaar The most important skill that you will learn is how to use mathematical models to answer complex economic and business questions.
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
Introduction to Mathematical Economics
Risk Insurance
3e jaar In the first part of the third year, you take a minor. You can choose one from a different degree programme or faculty, at a 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.
Finance Theory and Modelling
Marketing Analytics
Numerical Methods
Empirical Econometrics
Stochastic Models
Bachelor's Thesis afstuderen
Elective BSc EOR
Game Theory


profiel Econometrics

Econometrics is about the statistical methods needed to estimate econometric models.

profiel Operations Research

Operations research focuses on optimal decision-making and finding approximate solutions to complex real-life problems.

profiel Actuarial Science

Actuarial science is about modelling the risks faced by, for instance, insurance companies and pension funds.

profiel Mathematical Economics

Mathematical economics studies how markets work and how prices are set.


taal van onderwijs100% en
case study, literature study, oral presentation, computer exercise, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, practicum, self study, project
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden

You will be offered study advice after the 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.

study guidance
As a student, you are expected to work independently, 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 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.
During the first year, your mentor group, called Study Performance and Academic Attitudes (SPAA) group, will meet on a regular basis, supervised by your student-mentor. Assignments and discussions will help you gain insight into your own way of studying and how to develop effective study skills. 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 with whom you can discuss your study progress and personal circumstances. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2022
wettelijk tarief : € 2209 (€1105 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 8915
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 10189

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Students have to apply online via Studielink. After you have applied, you have the right to participate in a matching activity. Matching is a procedure for students who want to apply for a Bachelor programme without a decentral selection procedure. Read more about the matching procedure.

More information on the steps to apply.

toelaatbare profielen
VWO N&Ttoelaatbaar
VWO N&Gaangevuld met wiskunde B
VWO E&Maangevuld met wiskunde B
VWO C&Maangevuld met wiskunde B
hbo-pIt is also possible to enter the programme with an HBO propaedeutic certificate, on condition that you meet the required level of mathematics and the English language skills. For mathematics, you must at least have completed B (previously mathematics B1) at Dutch VWO level. For English, you must also have completed this at VWO level or obtained one of the English certificates: IELTS Academic overall score 6 (Speaking 6, Writing 5.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 20); C1 Advanced (with minimum score 169); the University Language Centre test score B2 (all parts). (The Language Centre English Test will not be offered until at least 1 September 2021).
WO propedeuseYou can enroll, as long as you have a finished VWO-degree with mathematics B.
studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 600studiematerialenper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

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303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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


432 studenten volgen deze opleiding
33% daarvan is vrouw
109 eerstejaars gestart in 2019
37% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


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 Economics and Business Faculty association (EBF) is the faculty association for all students studying at the faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
The EBF is your partner during your time in Groningen by organising events that support you with your studies and help you prepare for your future career.

Op kamers in Groningen

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


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1/8 RUG
Econometrie en Operationele Research
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/8 Erasmus
Econometrics / Economics - BSc2 - Double degree
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
313 eerstejaars
30% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/8 Erasmus
Econometrie en Operationele Research
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
313 eerstejaars
30% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
4/8 Erasmus
International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
313 eerstejaars
30% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/8 Maastricht University
Econometrie en Operationele Research
star Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
65 eerstejaars
32% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/8 Tilburg University
Econometrie en Operationele Research
€ 253 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
7/8 Amsterdam VU
Econometrie en Operationele Research
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2018
Keuzegids topopleiding 2019
Keuzegids topopleiding 2020
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
72 eerstejaars
27% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
8/8 Amsterdam VU
Econometrics and Data Science
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2020
Keuzegids topopleiding 2019
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
72 eerstejaars
27% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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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 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Econometrics and Operations Research aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 105 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.2 uit 5.
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 2022
studenttevredenheid 4.1 4.2
aantal eerstejaars 176 205
ervaren contacttijd per week 12-18 12-18
doorstroom naar tweede jaar 77% 66%
diploma binnen 4 jaar 40% 40%
werk op niveau in 1,5 jaar

Studie in cijfers

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Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Almost all students decide to continue with a Master's degree in EOR or a related field. Acquiring such a Master's degree will expand your career opportunities in the short and long term, at home and abroad. Graduates with an MSc degree in EOR are found in a broad spectrum of occupations where mathematical, programming and problem-solving skills are needed.

You can continue your education with the MSc in Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies at the University of Groningen.

The world of business offers jobs in areas such as finance, insurance, logistics, and marketing. Also, the public sector hires econometricians. Finally, moving into academia is another possible career path. As a graduate, your degree will be highly valued in the labour market. The Faculty of Economics and Business is internationally accredited and belongs to the 1% of business schools around the world accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB.
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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

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