This one-year research-based Master programme has a strong international focus on the functioning of organisations in regulated competitive environments.
Competition is one of the prime organising principles of a market economy. Companies perform better because of it; laws protect its processes, and international institutions enforce these laws when competition comes under threat. In the Competition Law and Economics track, students of the Business Economics Master’s programme learn to understand the intricacies of competition and the regulations that govern it. A track for future business leaders and policymakers that would enjoy working in and with competitive markets.
- Combine economics classes with courses in law by the Amsterdam Law School;
- Prepare for a career in large corporations, specialised consultancies, dedicated NGO’s and competition agencies worldwide, or in parts of government concerned with competition and regulation;
- Enjoy a strong research focus, highly qualified international staff and passionate discussion with fellow students from competitive economies over the world.
One Master’s programme, three tracks
The Master's programme in Business Economics currently offers three top-level academic specialisation tracks:
- Managerial Economics & Strategy
- Competition Law & Economics
All three tracks offer a common knowledge base in Business Economics, as well as in-depth specialised courses and subject matter.
After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Business Economics and the title Master of Science (MSc).
Rankings and reputation
The Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) at the University of Amsterdam is an excellently ranked school with an international focus and highly rated researchers and lecturers.
What can you expect to achieve once you have completed the MSc in Business Economics in general and the Competition Law and Economics track in particular? Job prospects are generally quite excellent. The master’s in Business Economics is a highly successful programme that will introduce you to an extensive and international network of professionals that include many UvA alumni.
The Master’s programme in Business Economics teaches you about the inner and outer workings of organisations, as well as their place and role in regulated market economies. Research questions considered include: how to design an organisation internally to motivate management and staff to deliver the best results, and how to operate business strategies in the context of competitive markets. As a graduate, you will have become a valuable commodity for many private and public organisations: a university-trained expert in economics. ASE graduates are highly regarded for their independent minds as well as their strong interpersonal and transversal skills.
Graduates can be found in a wide variety of organisations, including:
- Multinational corporations;
- Financial institutions;
- Consultants and think tanks;
- Governmental agencies;
- NGOs and non-profit organizations.
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Last updated October 16, 2018