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Study Programme

Executive Programme in Management Studies

With a specialisation (track) and two electives, the Executive Programme in Management Studies offers plenty of room for individual needs and interests.

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Choose your track

This Master’s programme gives you the opportunity to focus on the subject that you most want to explore, by choosing one of the following tracks:​


Digital Business

Leadership & Management

For each track, you are always initially provided with a general introduction to the theory. Subsequently, you will engage in a more in-depth exploration of primary subjects.

Choose your electives

In addition to the track, you may choose a number of electives from other disciplines. With your selection you have the choice to broaden your education or to strengthen your track. Since this is a dynamic part of the programme, the offer of elective courses is subject to change.

Compulsory courses 

Besides track courses and electives, you also take a number of compulsory courses:

  • Business Seminar (guest lectures in Amsterdam Royal Theatre Carré)
  • Business in Society
  • Thesis Proposal
  • Thesis Research Methods

Your thesis

During the last semester you will dive into a subject relevant to your organisation or the industry you work in. Interesting, since your employer will be able to profit from your research results. One of our lecturers specialised in the field (track) of your choice will supervise your work

Academic year structure

Each academic year is divided into two semesters; each divided into three blocks.

  • First semester         : September - February
  • Second semester   : February - June

Exams are scheduled at the end of each block.

Contact us about timetable 2019

Study load per week

  • Self study    : 14 - 16 hours
  • Lectures      :  6 hours

Lectures only on Fridays

Keeping in mind that our students have a busy working week and a private life as well, we have arranged for all lectures to be held on Fridays between 9 am and 5 pm. You will take two lectures, one lecture usually takes 3 hours.

Lectures are commonly provided to small groups of students. Giving you plenty opportunity to ask individual questions and discuss answers with lecturers and fellow students. You will also attend lectures given to larger groups.

Ben van Vliet

Ben van Vliet, Marketing Analyst at FD Mediagroep: 'Teachers, but also fellow students, are an incredibly important part of the learning process.

Because many fellow students already have a number of years of practical experience, a unique atmosphere is created during projects.'

Bring theory into practice 

Our part-time programme is designed to bring your acquired knowledge directly into practice. During courses you will work with fellow students on challenging real-live business cases. At the same time you will have the opportunity to apply your new skills on actual business problems in your own organisation.

This practical approach will help you:

  • Learn how to apply models and see what their limitations are
  • Gain insight in what management solutions are successful and which aren't
  • Make better decisions on strategic and operational business problems

Guest lectures in Royal Theatre Carré

UvA in Carré entire venue

How about taking lectures in Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam? Each year in September this extraordinary theatre is the location for our Business Seminar course. Expect inspiring guest lectures from a wide range of experts.

In recent years students took guest lectures from Vodafone, Philips, IBM, Unilever, McKinsey and Company, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and many other interesting organisations.

Our lecturers

For this programme we work together with ambitious and motivated lecturers  from the business and academic world. This is how we secure real-life practice with academic theories and skills. 

Meet our lecturers

Effective supervision

Individual supervision is an important part of the programme. The programme’s academic adviser is your first point of contact for any matters related to you and your study.

Besides this, the programme administration takes care of most administrative and organisational matters. Giving you more time to concentrate on your studies.

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