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Interested in studying and working in an international environment? Then the Business Administration programme at the Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam might be for you.

Please note: it is no longer possible to apply for the selection procedure of the BSc Business Administrationfor the 2021-2022 academic year. From October 2021 you can apply for the academic year 2022-2023 of this Bachelor's.

Explore the broad field of international business

The Bachelor's in Business Administration is a 3-year programme. During this programme, you will learn the ins and outs of the field of international businesses. Including strategy, marketing, digital business and human resources.

Bachelor’s in Business Administration explained
Learn more about what the BSc Business Administration is and what aspects you will learn during this 3-year programme.

Top-5 reasons to study Business Administration at UvA

  1. Study in an international environment 
    Your lecturers and fellow students come from all over the world. A great start to your network.
  2. Study with the best of the best 
    There is only room for the best and brightest. Challenge yourself.
  3. Be inspired by extraordinary guest lectures
    Learn from thought-provoking researchers, strategists and business professionals. Engaging you in challenging real-life business cases. Put theory into practice.
  4. Compile your 3rd year 
    Go abroad, take a minor or do a work placement. The choice is yours.
  5. Earn an internationally recognised BSc title
    Only a few Dutch universities have earned a place in the top 100 universities worldwide as we have. A BSc from the UvA immediately raises your profile on the international stage.
Ekatarina Derkach, student BSc Business Administration
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There are plenty of opportunities for personal development Ekatarina Derkach, student BSc Business Administration Read about Ekatarina's experiences with this Bachelor's

After graduation

The Bachelor in Business Administration is a great step towards a Master's programme or a 1st job. After you finish your studies you may find work at:

  • multinationals
  • banks, pension funds and insurers
  • non-profit organisations
  • consultancy firms
  • start-ups (or as an entrepreneur launching your own company)

Is Business Administration for you?

Choosing a programme is not a decision that you want to take lightly. While it is important to choose a programme that appeals to you, of course, this fact alone does not guarantee success. If the following profile sounds familiar to you, Business Administration may be the right choice:

  • You are fascinated by the world of business practice.
  • You want to know what role businesses play in the economy and how they influence one another.
  • You have an interest in human behaviour.
  • You are good at and enjoy mathematics.
  • You are able to work both independently and in a team.
  • You can communicate effectively in English.
  • You are able to formulate your opinions well, and you have an inquisitive and critical attitude.
  • You are eager to learn and enjoy exploring new areas of knowledge.

Comparison BSc Business Administration and BSc Economics and Business Economics

Do you want to find out the main differences between our Bachelor’s programmes in Business Administration and Economics and Business Economics? Or are you still not sure which programme is the right fit for you? Check out the infographic and compare our Bachelor’s programmes on a range of criteria to help you make your choice.

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Watch Josianne's experiences with the BSc Business Administration.
Facts & Figures
Degree programme BSc Business Administration
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 50897