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Study programme

The Master Business Administration prepares you for an international career in business. Study in an international environment where we train you to analyse complex organisational issues and design effective solutions.

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Your mission: solving complex business issues

How should businesses respond to the opportunities of new technology, digital marketing and globalisation? Why are some start-ups successful in developing new products and markets while others are not?

To solve such complex business issues, you need specialist knowledge and the ability to collaborate with other disciplines. We train you to study current research literature and subsequently apply that know-how to problems that companies face today.
This Master’s offers you the possibility to:

  • focus on the international aspects of business and management;
  • specialise in your field of interest: choose 1 out of 8 tracks;
  • customise your programme: choose 2 out of a wide selection of electives;
  • prepare for your career: solve real-world case studies presented by our corporate partners.

Inspiring Kick-off in Royal Theatre Carré

Strong international focus

Doing business internationally is reflected in all parts of our course design. Be prepared to team up with fellow students from all over the world, which offers you the opportunity to widen your perspective and have an extraordinary learning experience.

The programme

  • Inspiring kick-off in Royal Theatre Carré
    UvA in Carré entire venue

    You will kick off your studies with ‘UvA in Carré’, a series of inspirational seminars featuring prominent speakers from leading companies such as ING, L’Oréal, Vodafone, Ahold Delhaize, VandeBron and Google. They will present their visions on current business issues and share their insights and experiences.


  • Thesis

    The Master’s thesis is the final requirement for your graduation. It is your chance to dive deep into a topic that you are enthusiastic about. A professor in your field of choice (track) will supervise and support you in writing your thesis.

    Upon graduation, you will be awarded the title Master of Science (MSc).

  • Internship and exchange

    Once you have completed your curriculum, you will have the possibility of doing an internship or going on an exchange abroad. For international students, it is an excellent opportunity to experience the Dutch labour market.

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Online education

Due to the coronavirus we now offer 100% online education for our programmes. All programmes are being continued with success with regards to teaching as well as examinations.
If needed we will continue to offer online education in September 2020 to ensure your start in the programme. We are making sure you can continue your journey towards your Master's degree without any delay.

Ask our students about their experiences in online education

MSc Business Administration Marketing Paloma Bunck, Amsterdam Business School, UvA

'ABS was an easy choice'

Alumna Paloma Bunck: 'The Amsterdam Business School has a good reputation, which made it easy for me to choose. The programme has definitely met my expectations. Besides learning a lot at UvA, it's a huge advantage to study in the heart of the city.' Read Paloma's full review

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