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Fields of Study: Business Administration, Economics

The Business and Economics program at Maastricht University exclusively offers courses in business and economics, which includes accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing. Courses in this program use a problem-based learning methodology similar to graduate seminar work at UC. You will complete the program equipped with practical professional training and skills such as report writing, collaborative project management, and conference presentations. Completion of the intermediate micro/macro-economics series is required for admission, and math through the level of introduction to calculus is also required.

Unique study opportunities

  • Examine today’s rapidly changing consumer buying behaviors and variables that affect their actions.
  • Experience a new method of learning that puts you in charge of analyzing and solving real-world problems.
  • Prepare for future career settings working in small tutorial groups under the guidance of a professor.
  • Discover and practice the fundamentals of the entrepreneurial process like creating value, recognizing opportunity, and the role of creativity.


Language of Instruction: English

Dutch Language Study: None

Courses and credit

Requirements While Abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Four courses for a total of 24 quarter/16 semester units.
  • You can take one course per semester for pass/no pass.
  • Most courses on this program are upper division.

Current Program Courses

Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics is a highly ranked school. At this school you can access courses in accounting, business, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing.

There are three levels of courses: Bachelor year 1 (introductory) or Bachelor year 2 or 3 (intermediate/advanced). Masters level courses are only available for graduate students. There are very few year 1 courses offered, most of which are lower-division. Most UCEAP students enroll in year 2 or 3 courses which are all upper-division. 

Courses at Maastricht are offered in seven- or eight-week blocks. You will register for two blocks each semester with two courses in each block.

Research, independent study, and internships are typically not available on this program.

Catalogs and resources

  • Maastricht University Business & Economics courses: Select Periods 1 and 2 to search for courses in the fall semester; select Periods 4 and 5 for courses in the spring semester.
  • UCEAP Course Catalog: See a list of courses students have taken on this program. This is not a current representation of course offerings on this program. Reference the above links to review recent course offerings. 
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location.

Academic culture

Courses at Maastricht are interdisciplinary and follow an untraditional lecture format. Using a distinctive problem-based learning (PBL) methodology, you’ll work in small groups of 10–12 students on projects that combine theory and practice. It is an exciting learning style on par with graduate seminar work at UC. You’ll be able to set your own learning objectives based on your background, education, and work experience. In addition to taking personal initiative, you’ll add to your skills and experience in collaborative project management.

The core of PBL is the tutorial that meets for two hours twice a week. You will analyze problems from the Block Book, which provides you with tasks, study material, and learning goals. The group will then disperse and you can work to reach these goals individually or with others. Study hours each week are intensive. In each tutorial meeting, you will discuss the results of your study activities and actively participate in group discussions. A tutor, usually a lecturer or a senior student, also attends the meetings and serves as a subject expert. The tutor may guide the discussion whenever it is needed.

You will register for courses prior to departure directly with the International Office at the School of Business and Economics. 


You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. Grades are usually available in mid-March for fall and mid-August for spring.