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MBA in AI, Data & Analytics
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Please note: As of 1 September 2023, the name of this programme changed to 'MBA in AI, Data & Analytics'. Prior to this date, the programme was referred to as 'MBA Big Data & Business Analytics'.

Important dates

Application deadline for the early bird discount
1 March 2024 (€3,000 discount)

Start
1 September 2024

Application deadline
26 August 2024
Start
1 September 2024

Admission requirements

Please check the admission requirements before you start your application process.

  • Academic credentials

    A degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD) from a recognised university.

  • Relevant work experience

    A minimum of 3 years post-graduate full-time work experience.

  • English language proficiency

    A minimum TOEFL of 100 or IELTS of 7.0 is required. You may be exempt from this requirement if:

    • English is your first language.
    • You have 3 years of international professional work experience.
    • You have a Bachelor's or Master's degree taught in English
    • Please note that your degree certificate or transcripts should mention that the language of instruction was English. Is the instruction language not mentioned? Then you will need to submit a letter from your higher education institute, stating that the curriculum was completely taught in English.
    • You obtained a Dutch VWO high school diploma. Exemptions can only be confirmed once the MBA Admissions Committee has received and reviewed your full application file.
  • Assessments (depending on your highest degree)

    Depending on your highest degree, you might need to take as assessment or follow a pre-Master's programme. If your highest degree is a:

    • MSc degree or PhD – No assessment needed
    • Research Master Degree (WO) that isn’t a MSc (f.e. MA, LLM) – LTP Assessment Test or GMAT
    • Research Bachelor Degree (WO)  – LTP Assessment Test or GMAT
    • Master of Applied Sciences Degree (HBO) in a technical field – LTP Assessment Test or GMAT
    • Bachelor of Applied Sciences Degree (HBO) or Master of Applied Sciences Degree in a non-technical field (HBO) – Pre-Master's programme

Pre-Master’s programme

If you have obtained your degree at a University of Applied Sciences (HBO) in the Netherlands, you will need to successfully complete our pre-Master's programme to qualify for entry into this programme.

Programme details

Duration  4 months (16 weeks)
Lectures Fridays from 9:00-17:00
Location Amsterdam Business School
Starting dates February or September
Application deadline 2 months before your chosen starting date
Tuition fee €4,400

For more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at admissions-mbabd@uva.nl.

How to apply for this MBA

1. Check your eligibility

Upload your CV and we will check if you are eligible for this study. We will respond within 3 business days. 

If you meet the criteria, you will receive an invitation to officially register via our online application tool. After this, you can continue with our application process.

  • 2. Gather the required documents

    For your application, you need to fill out and upload the following information:

    • copy of your passport
    • cv
    • copy of your degree certificates (if not in English or Dutch, please provide the originals + certified translations)
    • copy of your transcripts (if not in English or Dutch, please provide the originals + certified translations)
    • motivation letter: questions in the registration tool you can answer
    • 2 recommendation letters
    • English test score (if applicable)
    • GMAT/GRE score report (if applicable)
  • 3. Admissions interviews

    Once you have submitted your online application, we will invite you for 2 admissions interviews, 1 with the recruitment manager and 1 with the programme director.

  • 4. LTP Assessment or GMAT (if applicable)

    After the interview, candidates are free to choose to if they want to take the LTP Assessment or a GMAT (Focus) test. This does not apply for candidates with an MSc degree or PhD.

    • LTP Assessment: the LTP Assessment takes around 2 hours and costs €150. You can take the assessment in your own time at any time you find convenient. Information about the test will be provided after the interview. The costs of the test will be deducted from your enrolment fee in case you enrol in the programme.
    • GMAT/GRE:  the suggested minimum GMAT score is 630, for GMAT Focus 585. Our average GMAT score is 680, for GMAT Focus 625. GRE test scores will be converted to GMAT.
  • Final decision

    After the admissions interview, we will let you know within 3 working days if you are accepted to the programme. We will send you an admissions letter. Once you have signed the admissions letter and paid the enrolment fee, you are enrolled in the programme.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fee €46,000
Duration 24 months

Payments

Enrolment fee

If you are admitted to the programme, you will be required to pay an enrolment fee of €4,000 to secure your seat. This enrolment fee is part of the tuition fee and is non-refundable.

What is included in the costs of this MBA?

The fee covers the whole programme including courses and exams, registration, use of university facilities and the international study trip. Textbooks and software are not included.

Payments

You can pay your tuition fees in 6 equal instalments spread across the duration of the programme.

Funding

Levenlanglerenkrediet

DUO offers a loan for tuition fees for local and foreign professionals living and working in the Netherlands (Levenlanglerenkrediet). For more information, please check the DUO website.

UvA alumni discount

In celebration of the first-time ranking of our Executive MBA's in the Financial Times (coming in at no. 88), we offer an increased UvA alumni discount from €4,000 to €7,000. This discount is valid for applications from UvA alumni received before 1 March 2024. 

Early Bird discounts

If you submit your application in the online application tool before 1 March 2024 you are eligible for a discount of €3,000 on your tuition fee.

GMAT discounts

Candidates that need to take the GMAT test can be eligible for a discount based on high GMAT test scores. Please contact us to learn more.

Lowering your study costs via a tax benefit

With this arrangement, the cooperation of your employer is essential. Your employer should be willing to pay your tuition fee and deduct this amount from your gross salary. In this way, your fiscal salary (= the salary you pay tax on) reduces so that you will pay lower taxes. For your employer, this is cost neutral, while your benefit may go up to 50% of the tuition fees. More about studying with a tax benefit.

Convince your employer to finance your study

Following an MBA does not only have benefits for you as a student, but also for your employer. Download our factsheet to convince your employer.

Student visa

Please note that as the MBA in AI, Data & Analytics is a part-time programme, the university can not provide a student visa.