MSc in Business Administration: Strategy

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

MSc in Business Administration: Strategy

University of Amsterdam

The Strategy track is one of six possible specialisation tracks in the Business Administration Master’s programme. It is designed for students who are fascinated by the important choices made by general managers and strategy consultants, such as which markets to enter, how to differentiate a firm from its competitors and how best to design organisational structures and management systems.

Customise the programme by choosing from a selection of more than 20 elective courses; prepare for your career with real-world case studies and top-level guest lectures benefit from a strong research focus, qualified, international staff and fellow students from all over the world.

Business Administration: Strategy

The Amsterdam Business School’s Master’s programme in Business Administration: Strategy is your launch pad to a rewarding career in international business. The one-year programme has a strong international focus and reflects a research-based approach to the field of Business Administration, in general, and Strategy, in particular. The Strategy track is concerned with the big picture.

About this track

The one-year Master's programme offers track-specific courses in Theories of Strategy, Strategy and Organisation Design and The Adaptive Organisation. The central theme of the Theories of Strategy course is the question of why some firms outperform others, drawing upon the classic work of Porter and the resource-based view, as well as recent theories based on cooperative game theory and evolutionary perspectives. In the other courses you will discuss the implementation of strategies and the design of effective organisational structures and control systems, including ways to help companies become more flexible. Throughout the programme you will be asked to reflect on the drivers of both the financial and ethical performance of companies, interacting with professors who are at the forefront of research on these topics.

Programme structure

The Master of Science in Business Administration is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0.5 US credits). The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three periods. If you choose to follow the International Management or Marketing specialisation you may start your programme in either September or February.


The Master's thesis is the final piece of work you will be required to complete prior to graduation and is based on your chosen specialisation track. Your thesis must be individually written and will be supervised by one of the lecturers from the relevant track. Business Administration offers a structured thesis process, which enables you to finish your Master's degree within the given year.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
1,984 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Amsterdam
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End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 1,984 EUR
EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €14,850 per year.