1 year
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 2,101
EUR 1,906
Foreign students
USD 16,704
EUR 15,150
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

International Economics and Business is a unique programme. It teaches students both specific skills of business economics and the broader knowledge of economics, and sets this learning in an integrated context. During the year, students tackle economic issues such as strategic new business ventures, worldwide income distribution and financial management. At the same time they will discuss budgets, trade, migration, and the way that businesses and finance overlap with other social sciences. Students learn through a mix of theory and case studies, handle real-world data from different firms and financial markets, build up links with professional organisations, and hone skills in research and analysis

Entry Requirements

The MSc programme in International Economics and Business is open to anyone who meets the following criteria:

  • A BSc in Economics or Economics and Business Economics, preferably with some degree of specialisation in International Economics.
  • Students with other university bachelor’s degrees must have sufficient knowledge of economics. 
  • Students with a Dutch HBO diploma.

English proficiency requirements

  • IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 7 overall band, at least 6 for each part (writing, reading, speaking, listening).
  • TOEFL, Internet based. Minimum score: 96, institutional scores are not accepted (the TOEFL institution code for Utrecht University is 9062). At least 23 for writing and 20 for all other sections (reading, speaking, listening).
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade. 
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade