The Master (MSc) in Business Economics at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) teaches you how to make the right organisational and financial decisions for organisations. It is a specialised programme for students who have a background in business economics and want to focus on organisational issues, using a quantitative and analytical approach.
The Managerial Economics and Strategy track of the Business Economics Master's programme focuses on the economic performance of organisations. It provides you with the broad range of skills, the in-depth knowledge and the international expertise that you will need in your career. You'll acquire the knowledge you need to understand the design of firms and other types of organisations.
- Prepare for a career in the business world or public sector;
- Benefit from studying in a faculty with major strengths in Business Administration and Economics and Econometrics;
- Follow one of our specialised tracks and become a financial expert, a leading consultant in economic performance, or a specialist in real estate finance.
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 with a specialisation in one of the tracks? 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