Business Administration (MSc)

The MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mind-set to an international career in business. You will gain a deep understanding of management in one of the seven specialisations you can choose from. You will be challenged to solve real-life cases presented by our corporate partners.

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How should business react to recession, globalisation or the opportunities of new technology? Why are some companies successful with ‘green’ products while others are not? Which business model will be successful in the gaming industry?

To understand the challenges that business organisations are facing today, insights from many different disciplines are needed. That is why the Master's in Business Administration is offering a wide range of courses in Marketing, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Management and Human Resources Management that are typical for a Master's in Business Administration.

  • Customise the programme by choosing from a selection of more than 20 elective courses;
  • prepare for your career with real-world case studies and top-level guest lectures;
  • benefit from a strong research focus, qualified, international staff and fellow students from all over the world.

More information about the programme? Check this recorded webinar from the programme director and the seminar in theatre Carré.

One Master's programme, seven tracks

The Master's in Business Administration allows you to choose a top-level academic specialisation track in one of the following disciplines. For more information about the specialisation tracks see the separate track programmes:

In addition to a preferred specialisation, you may choose from a wide range of elective courses, like Branding, Leadership, Management Consulting or Sustainability. This gives you the opportunity to tailor the programme precisely to your own personal preferences and skills.
As of 1 September 2015, students who have completed the curriculum of the MSc Business Administration will have the possibility of doing an internship. This especially gives international students a unique opportunity to experience the Dutch labour market. Dutch students can also participate in an exchange semester facilitated by the university under the same terms.


After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Business Administration and the title Master of Science (MSc). 

Rankings and reputation

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an excellent reputation, with an international focus and many highly reputable researchers and lecturers. Read more about our rankings and reputation.

Degree programme
MSc Business Administration
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
February, September
CROHO code

Published by  Economics and Business