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Business and Economics in Europe

Maastricht University - Center for European Studies

5 months
8100 EUR/full
8100 EUR/full
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The European Union (EU) is a major global trading power. With the introduction of the Euro and EU enlargement, key steps towards integration were taken to increase European prosperity and competitiveness. The Business and Economics in Europe programme is offered at the Maastricht University - Center for European Studies.


Why this programme?

The Business and Economics in Europe programme at the Maastricht University - Center for European Studies is designed to give students a greater understanding of the international business practices in Europe and the economic policies of the European Union. What better place to study business and economics than in Maastricht, the Netherlands?  Maastricht gained international fame as the birthplace of the Euro, and is located between the major economic centres of Brussels, London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, making it the ideal place for educating and training the global business leaders and economists of tomorrow.


The programme starts with a two-week introduction, which includes CES services, the Berlin Study Trip, a tour of Maastricht and the surrounding area, UM orientation, a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) workshop, a cultural awareness lecture and integration into Dutch student life.


Students in the Business & Economics in Europe programme are directly enrolled at Maastricht University (UM) and take classes at the School of Business and Economics (SBE), which is accredited by the European EQUIS, the American AASCB and the prestigious AMBA. This Triple Crown accreditation is held by less than 1% of business schools in the world. Students can also choose courses from the Center for European Studies (CES).

Programme Structure

Each CES semester is 18 weeks long and starts with an extensive 2-week introduction, followed by two ‘block periods’ of classes (block periods 1 and 2 in Fall; block periods 4 and 5 in Spring). Students take two courses per 8-week block period, with the option of adding a language course or skills training. Students can earn a min. of 24 and max. of 32 ECTS per semester. The number of hours in class varies from 12-15 hours per week; for every hour in class students are expected to spend 2-3 hours on study.


Students can choose from more than 400 bachelor-level courses taught in English at UM. At least half the courses should be selected from programme-related majors. This combination provides a solid understanding of the central subject while giving students the freedom to build their own curriculum. Please refer to the CES website for a complete overview. 

Integrated study trip and cultural weekends

Trips to Berlin, the Netherlands and Paris.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines



You can choose courses that contribute between 24 - 32 ECTS credits to your transcript, so you can cater your programme specifically to fit your needs.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are required to:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be in good academic standing
CES programmes are competitive. Therefore, early application is recommended. More information about the programme and the online application form can be found on the CES website.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8100 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 EUR for the full programme during 5 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 EUR for the full programme during 5 months.

The tuition fee includes your courses, course materials, field trips, extensive introduction and all CES services. There are additional costs for housing.

Living costs for Maastricht

700 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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