5 reasons to study Business or Economics in Nijmegen!

By Radboud University, Nijmegen School of Management


Business and Economics programmes can be found at most universities, so choosing the right university can be overwhelming for some. We therefore thought it would be a good idea to list 5 reasons to study the Bachelor’s programmes in Business Administration or Economics and Business Economics in Nijmegen!

1. You will be taught a wider range of perspectives than ‘just’ economics or business.

The Nijmegen School of Management, part of Radboud University, finds it important to look at subjects from a multidisciplinary approach. So rather than focusing on business and economics as sole entities, the study programmes take external influences, such as those of psychology and sociology, into account. This allows you to develop a much broader view than ‘just’ economics or business.

Find out why lecturers and students enjoy this approach here:

Economics and Business Economics
Business Administration

2. A personal approach to education and small-scale teaching

The Nijmegen School of Management finds student-lecturer interaction extremely important, which is why we offer small-scale seminars next to our lectures. Students are split into groups of roughly 30 students in which they work on case studies and develop group- and presentation skills. Students are also more than just a number: lecturers tend to know their students by name, and their (virtual) door is always open for those with questions.

As well as providing support to you in the form of small scale lectures, you will also have a number of other support resources to fall back on. All study programmes have their own study advisor, someone for you to go to with all questions you might have relating to your study programme. They work together closely with academic skills mentors, student deans, trainers and psychologists and can point you in the direction of the help you might need.

3. Specialising in a field of your interest

Despite taking a broad approach to business and economics, both programmes also offer you the possibility to already specialise in an area of the programme you’re most interested in. After an introductory first year, during which you get to explore all aspects of the study programme you’ll be asked to choose a track.

Business Administration offers three tracks: Business Administration, International Business Administration (referral criteria apply) and Business Economics.

Economics and Business Economics offer five tracks: Business Economics, Financial Economics, International Economics and Business (referral criteria apply) and the International Bachelor in Economics and Management.

4. Six months of studying abroad as optional or fixed part of the programme

Studying abroad offers you a chance to enrich your study programme by following courses in a different country at one of our many partner institutes. This is a great opportunity for you to develop yourself, have exciting new experiences, and, maybe most importantly, gain a competitive advantage with future employers. International experience can be valuable in many ways, and we encourage all of our students to look at the possibilities available for going abroad. For those students in the International Business Administration and International Economics and Business tracks spending six months abroad in the third year is even mandatory and students who choose to study the International Bachelor in Economics and Management even get to spend two years at the University of Victoria in Canada as part of their programme.

5. The City of Nijmegen

And of course, let’s not forget that Radboud University is located in one of the most beautiful and historical cities of the Netherlands, Nijmegen! Nijmegen is a medium sized town located on the eastern border of the Netherlands, close to Germany and only 1,5 hours from Amsterdam. This means that it’s a great hub for you to explore the rest of Europe and as the Netherlands is so small. As 25% of its inhabitants are students, meaning that the city is incredibly lively with lots of events going on and great places to eat and drink around town.  The city is also easily accessible through its great bus and train network and of course, in great Dutch fashion, easily to navigate by bike! We hope we’ll get to meet you in our beautiful city soon!

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