Dr. Liesbeth Noordegraaf-Eelens, Head of the Economics & Business Department at EUC, describes her Department:
Economics and Business is everywhere, it is intermingled with daily lives on a local as well as on a global level. Thus, it should come as no surprise that we want to make our students in Economics & Business into all-round players: wherever they are, they should feel at home, and be ready to think, act and take on responsibility.
That is precisely why we offer them a solid basis in Economic & Business theories. We do this together with leading institutions in this field: the Erasmus School of Economics and the Rotterdam School of management. Excellent professors at these schools will train our students throughout the curriculum.
Next to that it is imperative that students become familiar with daily practices. Thanks to an extensive network of entrepreneurs, managers, policymakers and leaders in business at our disposal, we are able to offer our students this experience at an early stage. In this way the EUC curriculum fosters the development of an entrepreneurial attitude.
A final component is a second major offered at EUC. This combination of disciplines will help our students appreciate the importance of these insights in understanding and respecting the wider world around them as managers, business leaders or policymakers.
In order to reach these academic goals, we will ask the students to go the extra mile. We are however fully convinced that EUC students are able to live up to that challenge!
A small-scale, intensive and residential approach to Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Erasmus University College (EUC) empowers students to face the challenges arising from an increasingly globalizing and interconnecting world, technological advances and environmental change.
For this we offer a Liberal Arts & Sciences programme, including multidisciplinary courses in four distinct Departments which are problem-based throughout. At the centre of this approach is our hallmark: tutored groups of 10 students.
To create a 24/7 academic environment we require EUC students to work and live at tailor-made facilities in the centre of Rotterdam. Extra-curricular activities are as much part of the programme as attending lectures and tutorials.
This new Bachelor programme started in September 2013.
Why Erasmus University College?
Our Bachelors degree connects to a wide variety of Masters degree programmes, which are the main gateway to your future career. This allows you to maximize your career opportunities.
Erasmus University College graduates:
Erasmus University College is the International Honors college of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Accreditation by NVAO granted on October 15, 2012
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Students at Erasmus University College (EUC) study three years in order to graduate for their Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences.
During those three years you will take both mandatory Academic Core (ACC) courses to give you a solid foundation in knowledge and skills as well as declare a Major, while having the possibility to study for a semester abroad and choose a Minor. Finally, you will have to prove your mastery in an internship, a research project and/or a thesis. As such the path that each of our students follows in our curriculum will most likely be different to some extent.
Throughout their academic career, students will learn in an active environment. Most of the first year courses and a few year two and three follow a method a learning called Problem Based Learning. It is a problem-centered approach to active learning, which increases the motivation of the students and ignites a thorough interest in the subject matter.
You will learn in groups of 10, engaging in vivid discussions guided by a tutor and supported by a self-study. When this is not possible, case studies or other form of active and small-scaled learning will be used.
In your second and third year at EUC you deepen your knowledge in your preferred Department: Humanities, Social & Behavioural Sciences, Economics & Business or Life Sciences. Each of those Departments offer a wide range of Majors for you to pick from but also collaborate to offer unique interdepartmental Majors.Within each Department, you combine specific interdisciplinary courses to make up a Major that really allows you to go in-depth.
For example, in the Social & Behavioural Sciences you can choose from Sociology, International Law, Clinical Psychology, International Relations and much more.In skills, you will have courses on Qualitative Research, Intermediate Statistics I and Intermediate Statistics II.You will also choose a Minor which allow you to satisfy your additional interests. Besides the courses offered at EUC, you could attend courses offered at Erasmus University or even other universities through an exchange program.Finally, you'll conclude your third year with the Capstone: a research project, an internship and/or a thesis.
You are admissible to our programme if you have obtained or will obtain a VWO diploma or a foreign equivalent to the VWO diploma (for example, International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, German Abitur, or British A Levels) with an average of 70% of the total grade . Additionally, since a number of our courses cover mathematics and statistics, mathematics proficiency is vital for success in our programme. Further, since our programme is completely taught in English, English language proficiency is a strict requirement.
As a whole, we are looking for future Erasmus University College students, who:
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