Frequently asked questions

When does the programme start?

The Master's programme and the pre-Master programme start in February and September.

On which day are classes and lectures held?

Classes and lectures are scheduled on Fridays between 9 am and 6 pm at the Amsterdam Business School, centrally located in Amsterdam.

What is the duration of the programme?

The Master's programme takes 1,5 years. If a pre-Master's programme is required this may take an additional 3 blocks in one semester (a half a year).

What degree is obtained upon successful completion of the programme?

Upon completing the programme, you will receive a Master of Science degree from the University of Amsterdam. You may then use the title MSc.

What is the study load during the programme?

The study load is approximately 20 hours per week, including lecture hours. Attendance at Friday lectures is mandatory.

What are the admission criteria?

  • A university degree or a degree from a university of applied sciences including demonstrable knowledge of business subjects
  • Sufficient education in mathematics
  • Relevant working experience

How can I apply for this programme?

  • Use our CV Quick Scan or send a CV, introduction letter and scans of your diplomas and transcripts by email to the Amsterdam Business School,;
  • You will be informed about the study programme we can offer you;
  • You can start the application using this link.

What is the tuition fee?

The tuition fee from September 2017 is € 16,950 for the Master’s programme (1,5 years).

A pre-Master's programme may cost  € 4,900 or less, depending on your prior education.

In each year of the programme, you will receive an invoice for a part of the tuition fee. For this tuition fee, we offer classes on Fridays, intensive supervision and guidance and extensive support.

Expenses for this study programme such as the tuition fee and course literature are tax deductible as a personal allowance when you pay taxes in The Netherlands. More information can be found in the link to the Tax Authority (Belastingdienst, in Dutch) site below.

The Dutch goverment provides loanes for students combining work and studies, for more information about the 'Levenlanglerenkrediet' please check this link (in Dutch).

All students should have a laptop computer to successfully follow this programme.

What are the differences with an MBA programme?

  • Tracks in either Strategy, Digital Business or Leadership and Management
  • Master of Science (MSc) of the University of Amsterdam 
  • Focussing on academic skills
  • International study trip is not included
  • 1,5 yrs Master's part-time programme
  • Tuition fee for the Master's programme is  € 16,950 for 1,5 years an additional pre-Master, if required, may cost € 4,900 or less.
  • Lectures on Fridays only, during office hours.

Published by  Economics and Business

Executive Programme in Management Studies

19 July 2018