Economics & Business
Do you get excited about doing business in an international setting? Are you brimming with new ideas? Do you know how to get a message across? Then Economics & Business might be a good fit for you. Discover more about Economics & Business here.
What is Economics & Business about?
Economics is a science that examines how markets work. Business is about selling goods or services for a profit.
FAQs about Economics & Business
An average starting salary* is around € 2500 to € 3000. This is based on a 40-hour work week. Over time, this would increase to € 4500 to € 5500 as you develop and take on a more senior position.
Here are some salary indications for specific positions:
Position Average salary per month Marketing Strategist € 3000 - € 5000 Sales Manager € 2500 - € 4500 Marketing Consultant € 2300 - € 5650 Brand Manager € 2400 - € 4400
* The salaries shown here are for the Netherlands. Salaries in other countries could be very different. Also, the amounts here are gross, so before taxes are deducted.
Source: www.nationaleberoepengids.nl (in Dutch), 2022.
These industries would be the most common for someone with a degree in the area of Business & Economics:
Studying in the area of Economics & Business gives you great job prospects. In the Netherlands, economists and business professionals are in demand. You can work in a broad range of fields - marketing, finance, sales, communication, and logistics. On a global level, the employment of economists is expected to grow by 13% over the next decade.
Sound like you?
• international environments • innovation • creating content • foreign languages and cultures • communication • human behavior
• thinking about new ideas • connecting with people • learning new languages and cultures • solving problems
• novelty • flexibility • diversity • an open mind
• adapt easily • create solutions • connect people
• curious • creative • open-minded • international • solution-oriented • critical
Your profession: Do these jobs sound good?
- Marketing Manager
- Sales Manager
- Marketing Consultant
- Export Manager
- Communication Manager
- International Brand Manager
- Public Relations Specialist
- International Advertising Account Manager
- And more...
Personalize your studies : Focus on what's important for your career
Economics & Business sound like a good fit for you? The next step is choosing a degree program. Each degree program has options to build your own professional profile. Through specializations, choice of internship and graduation project. Want to work in an international environment? You get to study one of these foreign languages: Dutch, French, German or Spanish.
Choose a degree program
Want to step into the fast-paced world of international business? To actually experience it while you are studying? Then come and study at the International School of Business. The place to be for an innovative and flexible business degree.
A communication degree at the International School of Business opens up a world of possibilities. After all, every company and every organization in the world has a message. Your challenge as a communication specialist? To get that message across so people will listen.
Master in Circular Economy: Further studies?
With a bachelor degree in Business & Economics you can start working right after graduation. Want to take your skills to a higher level? Then a master degree is a great option. HAN offers a Master in Circular Economy.
Economics & Business: Exchange programs
Are you a student of one of our partner universities? Then you can study abroad with us for 1 semester. HAN offers a range of exchange programs in the field of Economics & Business. Check out the programs on offer!
News and projects
From HAN to Warner Music
Tieu Anh's career journey is inspiring. She graduated from Communication with honors in 2019. A year later, she got her master's degree in Communication and Media Studies - with distinction. After her graduation, she did a traineeship at a communication agency and worked as a junior social media manager. In 2022, her hard work paid off as she landed her current job: working as a content creation manager for Warner Music.
Danny works as an IT Consultant at SPAR Holding
Danny van Schaijk graduated from International Business in 2021. He is currently an IT Consultant at SPAR Holding in Waalwijk. How did studying IB help him land this job? What's it like to work as an IT Consultant? And what advice would he give to future IB students? Read all about it here.