Why this programme?
- This is an Master programme in economics that combines in depth knowledge on economic theories and state of the art quantitative methods in order to contribute to a sustainable future
- In a world drowning in data but starving for knowledge, you will learn how to analyze and interpret different forms of data to provide evidence on pressing real-world questions
- You will evaluate policies related to food, the environment, and economic development and how they affect different actors (e.g. firms, citizens) in different locations and sectors
- You will learn how to apply your quantitative skills to real world problems and contribute to the finding of practical solutions
- You are trained to collaborate effectively in an intercultural, multidisciplinary environment to use your skills as an economist to have societal impact
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Study programme of Economics of Sustainability
This is a two years programme, including a hands-on Consultancy course, an Internship and a Major thesis. If you want to know more, check the Programme of Economics of Substainability.
Application and admission
If you have a BSc in Economics or a BSs in Business or Life Sciences with a substantial economics component, you might be eligible for this master. Check Admission requirements and application procedures for more information.
The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.
Typically graduates of the master's Economics of Sustainability end up in connecting ‘spider in a web’ roles, being able to work with people from different departments and backgrounds. As a graduate you have various career opportunities. You can, for example work in Commercial Business, NGO’s or a (semi-)Government department. Or as a researcher or teacher at a university. For some examples see Career perspectives and opportunities.