Econometrics and Operations Research

Quantitative analysis for today and tomorrow

The master's programme in Econometrics and Operations Research at the VU Campus offers you an opportunity to develop your quantitative skills for their use in Finance, Marketing, Economics and Business.

Econometrics and Operations Research opens a window to a complicated world that provides insights on which people, businesses and governments base their decisions. Econometrics is the science and art of using statistical methods to analyze financial, marketing and economic data, nowadays often Big Data. Operations Research is the science and art of making better decisions in economics, management and finance using mathematical methods.

Econometrics specializations

  • Climate Econometrics
    We are the first in The Netherlands that brings together econometrics and climate change science. It is the opportunity to enhance your data science skills and use them for climate change policy analysis.
  • Econometrics and Data Science
    Become the specialist in designing novel econometric methods in data science
  • Econometric Theory
    Explore and master the active research field of econometrics
  • Financial Econometrics
    Study the econometric methods used on a daily basis in the financial industry, and become the quantitative financial specialist
  • Marketing Data Science 
    Learn how data science can improve marketing strategies and gain a quantitative edge in the e-commerce of tomorrow
  • Quantitative Economics
    Explore the intersections of economics and econometrics; the crossroads of applied econometrics, microeconomics, macroeconomics and macrofinance 
The master's programme offers an Honours Programme in Econometrics for excellent students.

Operations Research specializations


Overview Econometrics and Operations Research




1 year



1 May (the original deadline of 1 April has been extended due to COVID-19) for international degree holders from non-EU/EEA countries (different deadlines may hold for other category students);
15 July for Dutch degree holders and international degree holders from EU/EEA countries

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1 September




Economics, Business and Law

Keuzegids Masters Topopleiding 2019 EN
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