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Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics MSc in Human Decision Science
Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics

MSc in Human Decision Science

Maastricht, Netherlands

1 Years


Full time

Sep 2024

EUR 2,209 **


* for non-EU/EEA | June 1 for EU/EEA

** statutory fee, institutional fee for this program is: € 15,800


Are you interested in human behavior, psychology, and empirical research? Do you love coming up with solutions to complex problems? And would you like to be the person people look to whenever a difficult decision has to be made? Then the master's program in Human Decision Science is the perfect program for you. It takes the clarity of economic and game-theoretic decision analysis and combines it with the human factors of bounded rationality, biases, and emotions from psychology. You'll study different facets of both fields, ranging from the neuropsychological basis of decision-making to the mechanics behind decisions on a macro level. After completing the program, you'll be able to work on complex decision-making problems and you'll be well equipped for a career in senior and executive positions.

Fast facts

  • A unique combination of economics and psychology
  • Analyze decision situations using theoretical and empirical strategies
  • 1-year, full-time master's, taught in English
  • Starts in September
  • Weekly: 40 hours of coursework
  • You’ll get an MSc in Human Decision Science

Why this program?

We live in a highly complex, interdependent world, and the number of decisions we need to make is growing exponentially. Due to increasing knowledge and scientific progress, we have a lot more information at our disposal that can be used to make these decisions. At the same time, we face growing uncertainties like financial crises, climate change, migration, and international terrorism on the one hand, and more individual freedom and autonomy on the other.

Under these circumstances, it is increasingly difficult – yet also increasingly important – to understand how to make smart individual and strategic decisions. Such decisions form the cornerstone of the proper functioning of institutions, organizations, and markets, on which our very well-being depends. This program gives you a thorough understanding of the cognitive and social aspects of human decision-making so you have better knowledge of what good decisions are and how we can make them.

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Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.

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