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Business Administration (MBA)

Admission requirements

Amsterdam MBA

What do you need to bring to the Amsterdam MBA? Find all admission requirements on this page.

Check out our Three-step application process

Academic credentials

A degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD) from a recognised research university. With a degree issued by a University of Applied Sciences (HBO), you will need to take the Pre-master's programme (20 weeks) first.

Relevant work experience

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

GMAT or GRE report

A competitive GMAT/ GRE score. Typically our average is around 650 for MBA. However, this is an average, so of course we look at the complete picture.

Candidates with a business or quantitative Master’s degree (e.g. MSc in International Business, Econometrics or Mathematics) from an internationally recognised research University may be exempt from the GMAT/ GRE requirement. Exemptions can only be confirmed once the MBA Admissions Committee has received and reviewed your application files.

English proficiency

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

  1. You are a native speaker of English.
  2. You have two years of international professional work experience.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 

An international outlook

The ability to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.

Personal skills and qualities

We strive for our candidates to be ambitious, have leadership potential and drive, to be dedicated and independent and have passion and confidence.

Are you eligible for the Amsterdam MBA?

If you want to check your MBA potential and find out if you meet the admissions requirements, then complete the CV Quick Scan and we will inform you within three business days if you can apply for the Amsterdam MBA.

Amsterdam Business School institutional codes

  • GMAT = DG4-2L-60 (University of Amsterdam institutional code = 0500)
  • GRE = 6739
  • TOEFL = 6739