The 1st step of our application process for students with international prior education is checking the entry requirements of this Master’s.
The Admissions Office will evaluate your eligibility on the basis of 4 criteria.
If you want to apply for this Master’s programme, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Finance, or a degree in Business Economics, Economics or Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance or Real Estate Finance.
Eligible candidates must have at least 15 ECTS of:
Applicants with Bachelor's degrees in other areas must additionally have proven knowledge of: microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, mathematics and statistics at foundation-year level.
Please note that a Bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences or a Fachhochschule (Germany) will not be taken into consideration. In the event that your previous education does not fulfill this programme’s requirements, you may wish to consider applying for a Master’s-qualifying programme at the Cambridge Education Group.
In your application, you have to verify your English proficiency. You can do this by providing 1 of the following English proficiency test scores:
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 may be exempted from an English proficiency test if you have obtained your Bachelor's 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.
If you want to be considered for this Master’s programme, you need to provide a GMAT score report as part of your application. This means that you need to take the test and receive your results before the deadline. Keep in mind that receiving these results can take up to two weeks (please check the GMAT website for more detailed information).
You are expected to achieve a score of 640. If you do not achieve this expected score, your application will still be considered. However, a minimum score of 620 is required. If you submit a GMAT below the minimum score of 620, you are not accepted into this programme. Please note that completion of all sections of the exam is required.
Based on mutual agreements with certain universities, you might be exempted from the GMAT requirement. Check the list of universities to see whether this applies to you.
For your GMAT registration, please refer to the GMAT website. The institution code for GMAT is 0500, Amsterdam Business School, MSc in Business Administration.
Instead of a GMAT, a GRE test score may be accepted in the following cases:
For a GRE test, we expect you to achieve a score of at least 158 in the Quantitative Reasoning section. If you do not achieve this score, your application will still be considered. However, a minimum score of 155 is required. Applicants who submit a GRE below this minimum score are not accepted into this programme. Please note that completion of all sections of the exam is required.
If you want to be considered for this Master’s programme, you need to provide a GRE score report as part of your application. This means that you need to take the test and receive your results before the deadline. Keep in mind that receiving these results can take up to two weeks.
For registration and more detailed information, please refer to the GRE website. The institution code for GRE is 7878 U Amsterdam School of Economics.
If you want to apply for this programme, we expect you to have the intrinsic motivation to test and build upon knowledge gained in the programme. Coursework is designed to keep with this expectation. It demands significant personal initiative and active contribution from you. In your application, you are asked to upload a motivation letter.