A bank and an insurance company. Two businesses in the same sector. Just like a shipper and a hauler. What do they have in common, and what are the differences? How do they complement each other? And why are some more successful than others? If you are curious about the ins and outs of this ‘game’, about the companies active in business services and about the people who work for them, then Business Administration is the Master’s program for you.

Because business services is a very wide-ranging industry, so too is this degree. You engage in in-depth analysis of companies from a variety of sectors. You specialize in specific business processes. And you make use of know-how drawn from information technology, economics, and the social sciences.

Specializations in Business Administration

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information & Knowledge Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Strategy & Organization
  • Transport & Supply Chain Management

Why VU University Amsterdam?

An original approach
The Master's program in Business Administration at VU University Amsterdam is the only program of its kind in the Netherlands that focuses on business services. No part of the Dutch economy is growing as fast as the business services industry. The Master's in Business Administration is the only degree course in the country to focus specifically on this aspect of the industrial activity.

An inspiring environment
Our Tutors have a wealth of experience. They are drawn from the academic world and the working world of business and provide an ideal combination of scholarship and hands-on experience. Much of the teaching takes place in small groups and focuses on real-life cases. It is an approach dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of your studies. Situated on Amsterdam's South axis, VU Amsterdam is strategically placed at the very hub of the business services sector, home to large and small finance and IT companies, as well as employment agencies, haulage contractors, and consultancy firms, all bringing extra dynamism to the program.

Career prospects

As a Business Administration graduate, you are likely to find a suitable job very quickly. Your career could take any number of directions. You might become a business analyst, a consultant or an operational controller. Or perhaps you would prefer to be a management trainee, an IT consultant or an account manager? Of course, you will also be extremely well-equipped to go into business for yourself.

Look at the specific specializations mentioned on this website for more detailed information on careers and entry requirements!

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