Please read all requirements carefully. In the online application you will be asked to upload proof of all mentioned requirements. Please note that some of this information no longer applies to applicants for the September 2020 intake due to the coronavirus situation.
We are aware of the difficulties that might occur in your application process due to the Coronavirus. If you want to apply for the September 2020 intake, find all specific changes for the English profiency test, and GMAT/GRE requirement on this page.
Students holding an academic Bachelor's degree in Business or Economics, with a focus on Accountancy and/or Control are eligible to apply for admission. The following courses should be included in the Bachelors degree:
Please note that a Bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences or a Fachhochschule (Germany) will not be taken into consideration. Specific entry requirements apply to students with an African, Chinese, or Indian Bachelor's degree.
We require evidence of English language proficiency:
Test scores must also conform to the following guidelines:
Be sure to plan your test on time; test dates fill quickly and it can take several weeks for you to receive your results. Applications without a sufficient score or with a test date after the application deadline, will not be accepted.
You have obtained your diploma/degree in one of the following countries: The Netherlands, Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America.
All applicants need to take a GMAT test before the application deadline in order to be considered for the Master’s program. So please start planning your test date on time. Applicants are expected to achieve a score of 600 on their GMAT. If you do not achieve the expected score your application will still be considered. However, a minimum score of 560 is required. Applicants who submit a GMAT below this minimum score will not be accepted into this programme. Please note that completion of all sections of the exam is required.
For registration, please refer to the GMAT website. The institution code for GMAT is 0500, Amsterdam Business School, MSc in Business Administration.
Based on mutual agreements with certain universities, students might be exempted from the GMAT requirement. Check the list of universities to see whether this applies to you.
Instead of a GMAT, a GRE test score may be accepted in the following cases:
A score of 155 is expected from applicants for this program in the Quantitative Reasoning section. If you do not achieve the expected score your application will still be considered. However, a minimum score of 152 is required. Applicants who submit a GRE below this minimum score will not be accepted into this programme. Please note that completion of all sections of the exam is required
For registration, please refer to the GRE website. The institution code for GRE is 7878 U Amsterdam School of Economics.
Applicants are expected to have the intrinsic motivation to test and build upon this knowledge. Coursework is designed in keeping with this expectation and demands significant personal initiative and an active contribution on the part of the student. Applicants are asked to upload a motivation letter in their online application.
Applicants are expected to invite at least one academic referee to submit their reference online. In the online application you need to fill out the contact details of the referee. Please make sure that your referee has agreed to write a recommendation before you register the referee's details. Your references should refer to your academic experience (e.g. coming from a former teacher).