After graduation

A university degree demonstrates that you are capable of thinking and performing at an academic level. In the Netherlands, however, very few graduates enter the workplace after obtaining their first degree. Most Economics and Business Economics students continue their study by enrolling for a Master's. On this page we have listed a few options.

Continue your study after your Bachelor’s degree

The broad Bachelor’s programme ensures that you can move on to wide range of subsequent and more in-depth Master’s programmes. Examples of English-taught programmes are:

All Master's programmes are one year in duration, except for the two-year Research Master's.

I ended up taking the financial trajectory focusing on investment and finance related courses which helped me not only during my master’s, but also during my career throughout.

Alumnus Ceren
Alumnus Ceren is the founder of Wearebasics and now working on starting another company with Antler

Career prospects

Studying Economics in Utrecht opens the door to a wide range of careers. After completing your Master’s degree, you can often find jobs as: advisor or consultant at a multinational company, a bank or other financial institution or as a policy officer at a ministry. A small number of graduates become entrepreneurs, university lecturers or teachers. You can also opt for a career as a researcher and that starts with a PhD trajectory.

International alumni

More than 14.000 graduates of Utrecht University now live outside the Netherlands and this figure is set to increase in the years ahead. Click here to find out more about our international alumni networks.