Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
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Study in Groningen one of the fields of econometrics, operations research or actuarial studies. Use real-life data and data science models to solve complex problems.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee

The MSc Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies(EORAS) uses mathematical and statistical models to analyse problems in business, economics, finance, insurance, and related areas. We address questions such as: How will future employment ratios develop in Europe? How much influence will petrol prices have on car usage? What is the minimal route length to deliver large amounts of parcels? How to calculate a fair premium for a new insurance product? These questions have in common that they use mathematical modelling and data science in a decision-making process. You will learn how to construct appropriate models, apply these models with real-life data and (statistical) software, and design and implement computer algorithms to evaluate the decisions. Importantly, you also learn how to give proper (economic) interpretations of the outcomes of the analysis.

The MSc EORAS in Groningen has three specialized profiles: Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies.

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • The programme has three profiles to choose from and is attractive for both research-oriented and more practically focused students. The emphasis is on the application of mathematical modelling to practical problems and how to extract useful information from available economic data. Class sizes are relatively small, ensuring interaction between students and lecturers.
  • The programme has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high-quality education, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.


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The programme in Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies (EORAS) offers three distinct profiles to choose from. This allows you to benefit from the combination of three profiles within the same programme.

  1. Econometrics, which aims at quantifying causal relations among economic variables using statistical models. The models are used for forecasting purposes, and for supporting policy decisions and are applied in fields such as finance, fintech, government, and marketing.
Supply Chain Optimization
Data Analysis and Machine Learning
Quantitative Finance
Dependence & Extremes in Risk Management
Models for Short Term Risk Management
Asset and Liability Management
Master's Thesis EORAS afstuderen
Banking, Insurance and Risk Management
Econometric Methods
Econometric Tools for Data Analysis
Optimization under Uncertainty
Applied Macroeconometrics
Applied Microeconometrics
Planning and Control of Stochastic Syst.
Design of Combinatorial Algorithms


specialisatie Master Internship

About 95% of our students combine the writing of their MSc EORAS thesis with an internship at a company or a (semi-)public institute such as the Dutch Central Bank. Often, these students move to the city of their internship for the duration of the internship.In case of an internship in the West of the Netherlands (known as the “Randstad”), communication between student and thesis supervisor often takes place via e.g. Skype. Many students are offered a job at the company where they have done their internship. However, it is also possible to write an MSc thesis without doing an internship, which is an attractive option for research-oriented students who wish to consider the option of doing a PhD after their MSc EORAS.

specialisatie Double Degree Master Chinese Economy and Finance (Shanghai)

Are you interested in an international career in or involving China? Study in Groningen and Shanghai and gain first-hand knowledge and experience of China and the economy, language and culture.

If you wish to embark on a career as a global economist or business consultant, you will need to have knowledge of the economic and monetary policies and political economics of leading nations and to be able to recognise trends in the world economy.This double degree master is structured in two parts. During year one, you will study one of the one-year Master's degrees at the Faculty of Economics and Business, in Groningen. Year two is spent at Fudan University in Shanghai where two tracks are offered: * Chinese Economy: you can study themes relating to the economic and business strategies, theories and practices of China. * Finance: you can study themes related to finance and China. The core content of both tracks reflects the increasing globalisation and evolution taking place within organisations and in the field of global economics and finance. You can also attend a major international series of cutting-edge business and finance lectures. This is a unique opportunity to gain a global perspective on world economics or finance and graduate with two internationally recognised Master's degrees.


taal van onderwijs100% en
case study, literature study, oral presentation, computer exercise, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, practicum, self study, project

Toelating en kosten


1 februari 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2022
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Students with a Dutch diploma can apply directly to Studielink. More information on the steps to apply.


To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in the field of Econometrics and Operations Research.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies. For more information, please visit:

inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

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303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven


75 studenten volgen deze opleiding
25% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2019
?% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


VESTING is the association for students of Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial studies.
Her purpose is to tighten the gap between the abstract theory and the practical use regarding Econometrics and Operations Research. Also, VESTING wants to ameliorate the contact between her members and offer them the possibility to deploy themselves on other aspects than their studies. This is achieved by the organisation of formal as well as informal activities.
The Economics and Business Faculty association (EBF) is the faculty association for all students studying at the faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
The EBF is your partner during your time in Groningen by organising events that support you with your studies and help you prepare for your future career.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 17 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.2 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Graduates of the MSc EORAS are generally very successful in finding a job. The three profiles have a broad scope and are highly valued by employers.

As a graduate, you typically work at banks, insurance companies, logistics firms, central banks, pension funds, consultancy firms, the government, or supervisory authorities, to name a few. Both the public and the private sector offer interesting job perspectives. Finally, you could start a career as a researcher in academia or at research institutes.

As a graduate, your degree will be highly valued in the labour market. The Faculty of Economics and Business is internationally accredited and belongs to the 1% of business schools around the world accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB.

FEB Career Services
When you become a student at the faculty, we want to support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills. You can count on a dedicated on-campus Career Services team offering you a wide range of courses, workshops, events and career-related support during your studies. Everything you need to enter the labour market.

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