Business Administration

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Deze opleiding

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Develop a solid interdisciplinary foundation and excel in one of six specialisations. In addition, broaden your personal skills and interests with a wide range of electives.

Do you ever ask yourself how business should react to recession, globalisation and new technology? Do you wonder why some companies are more successful with 'green' products than others or which business model will be most lucrative in the gaming industry? Choose the Master's in Business Administration!

The Master's in Business Administration at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) of the UvA offers both a solid theoretical research basis and business cases from practice. Our dedicated international academic staff and corporate relations provide you with courses like Branding, Leadership, Design Driven Business Innovation, Executing Strategy, Business and Sustainability and Management Consulting. As one of our carefully selected students you start the year with a series of inspiring lectures from CEO's of companies such as Vodafone, Unilever and McKinsey. Your graduation ceremony will be held in the Royal Theatre Carré. Our graduates are experts in one of the following top-level academic specialisations:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and Management in the Creative industries
  • International Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
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locatieAmsterdam
diplomaMSc Business Administration
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60644
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de UvA?

50th in world and 1 st in Netherlands (QS World University Rankings 2014-2015);
42 nd worldwide in the Faculty Area Rankings for Social Sciences and Management (QS World University Rankings 2014-2015);
top 50 Social Science Universities and 1 st in Netherlands (Times Higher Education rankings 2014-2015);
member of LERU (League of European Research Universities), an exclusive network of renowned research universities;
member of Universitas 21, a network of 27 leading research

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Studieprogramma

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opbouwFirst, you get a theoretical introduction to the two tracks of your interest. By the end of block 1, you need to choose a definitive track. You will then attend two track-specific core courses. The third block focusses on formulating a thesis research question and research methodology. You'll be writing your thesis and extending your expertise by choosing two elective courses in the second semester.
periode
Track specific theories course
Theories course of another track
Elective 1
Master's thesis preparation afstuderen
Seminar
Track specific core course 2
Elective 2
Master's Thesis afstuderen
Track specific core course 1
Track specific course 3

tracks

track Entrepreneurship and Innovation

If you aim to make your own mark on the business world, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) track of the MSc in Business Administration will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools.

By discussing and reflecting on recent research articles, you will be exposed to the latest theories and models. You will also examine the practice of E&I in the form of case studies, guest lectures and cooperation with industry partners.
This one-year Master's programme offers courses in Theories of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. The first course focuses on the process of discovering, developing and exploiting opportunities for new products, services and business models. International Entrepreneurship is an interactive course, during which you will be expected to actively participate in discussing articles (discussion seminars) on a variety of topics, including opportunity recognition, entrepreneurship and globalisation, venture capital and crowd funding, and corporate and social entrepreneurship. Innovation Management provides the knowledge and skills needed to analyse, design and implement innovations, and develop strategies for new business creation.

Students in the track work with the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship @ Science Park and the Amsterdam Center for Service Innovation (AMSI).

track Entrepreneurship and Management in the Creative Industries

The Business Administration track Entrepreneurship and Management in Creative Industries (EMCI) is intended for students who want to become successful entrepreneurs or managers in creative industries.

Creative industries range from theatres, museums and orchestras, to television production companies, music labels, industrial designers and computer game developers. Students will learn about the most important and influential theories related to the creative industries and apply them to actual business cases.

The track revolves around the core concepts of creativity and innovation. First, creativity is the ability to create something that did not exist before. This raises questions such as: How can you effectively manage creative professionals? How can you balance creative behavior with commercial objectives? Second, innovation is both the process of turning creativity into a product, and the degree to which its novel features satisfy customer needs. This raises questions such as: How can we attract investors to share the risk of our innovative activities? How can we convince customers that our innovative products are of better quality?

track International Management

Business Administration: International Management focuses on the strategic management and organization of Multinational Entreprises (MNE's).

International Management aims to familiarise you with a variety of important international management issues, such as globalisation, national culture, regional integration agreements, international strategies and structures of MNEs, and the entry modes they can use to enter foreign markets.

Other focus points are on the main strategic decisions that top managers of MNEs have to make in the international arena and the ways in which the regulatory and socio-cultural institutions of countries and regions differ from one another. For instance, how does an MNE's international strategy influence its organisational design? Why is institutional variation of critical importance to MNE's? And what factors influence managers' choices between different entry modes, such as licensing agreements, joint ventures, and full acquisitions?

track Leadership and Management

Business Administration: Leadership and Management is the track for you, if you are interested in effective management and leadership in organisations.

When managed well, people provide a potent source of sustainable competitive advantage for firms to succeed in the market place. Leading and managing people is of crucial strategic importance to organisations. Firm performance can be enhanced through using well balanced people management and leadership practices. At the same time, effective people management needs to take into account the well-being, safety and personal ambitions of the people that make up the organisation.

The Leadership & Management track is concerned with the complex questions raised by this balance between attaining high performance through people while ensuring their motivation and well-being at work. We focus on the complexities of leading and managing people in the current dynamic and international business environment.

We ask questions such as: how do you build people management systems that enhance people's performance while at the same time ensuring their well-being? How do leaders motivate their people to perform optimally while simultaneously stimulating them to show initiative and ethical behaviour?

track Marketing

The Marketing track of the MSc in Business Administration will provide you with the insights needed to identify marketing opportunities and develop effective implementation strategies.

Marketing is an exciting aspect of today's business world, whose ever-changing environment and new technologies are changing the way we think about and implement marketing decisions.

Marketing goes far beyond “selling” because (in the words of Harvard Business School's emeritus professor of marketing Theodore C. Levitt) "Selling concerns itself with the tricks and techniques of getting people to exchange their cash for your product. It is not concerned with the entire business process - consisting of a tightly integrated effort - to discover, create, arouse, and satisfy customer needs." As a result, marketing is a cross functional function that is involved in innovation and value creation through developing and exploiting product and service offerings.

All over the world marketing activities touch and influence people's lives, as individuals and businesses attempt to sell, buy or exchange goods and services. On the long run companies will only survive if they create value for their customers. This creates enormous challenges and opportunities for marketeers.

track Strategy

Business Administration: Strategy targets students interested in the big picture. The field of strategy is concerned with the complex questions that present themselves at general management level.

Answering questions like: where should a firm compete, how should it compete, and how should a firm be organised to be successful, is never easy. Firms compete in dynamic environments, and this presents general managers with situations that are very complex in terms of the number of variables that have to be considered, and that involve a lot of uncertainty. This means that general managers are often faced with so-called 'unstructured problems', where it may not even be clear what the precise nature of the problem is. Dealing with such problems requires strong analytical skills.

The purpose of Business Administration: Strategy is to develop the knowledge and skills that you will need to deal with the fundamental, complex, and often unstructured problems that firms and their general managers face. This is done in two ways. First, we will study the theories of strategy that have been, and continue to be, developed in both the academic and the management literature. Second, you will learn to apply the theories to practical cases.

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Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet60% zelfstudie
30% theorie
10% praktijk
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afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
case study, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, workshop, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, project, seminar

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
After registering in Studielink, an admissions procedure will be started in our online application system Embark. Students will be asked to upload a diploma/transcript of grades and a motivation letter.
toelatingseisen

instaptoets
All students applying are required to obtain either
a GPA of at least a 7.0, or
a GMAT score of minimum 600 .

cijfergemiddelde
All students applying are required to obtain either
a GPA of at least a 7.0 (see below how to calculate your GPA), or
a GMAT score of minimum 600 .

cijferlijst
A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.

vooropleiding
A relevant academic Bachelor's degree. Your Bachelor's curriculum must include 15 EC in Academic Research with a minimum of 10 EC on Quantitative courses like mathematics and/or statistics. In addition, applicants must also have attended business courses in Strategy and Organisation (5 EC), Marketing Management (5 EC) and another relevant business course at 3rd year level.

For more information about entry requirements please see www.uva.nl/msc-business-administration (Application and admission / Entry requirements).

motivatiebrief
Applicants are expected to have the intrinsic motivation to test and build upon this knowledge. Coursework is designed in keeping with this expectation and demands significant personal initiative and an active contribution on the part of the student. Students are asked to upload a motivation letter in their online application.

estimated monthly costs

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424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1292totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

672 studenten volgen deze opleiding
59% daarvan is vrouw
125 eerstejaars gestart in 2014
59% daarvan is vrouw
30618 studenten aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam
56% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

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De Marketing Associatie Amsterdam (MAA) is de universitaire intermediair tussen marketingtheorie en marketingpraktijk.

Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/32 UvA
Business Administration
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
140 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
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2/32 UvA
Healthcare Management
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
140 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
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3/32 UvA
Digital Business
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?% vrouw
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4/32 UvA
Strategy
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
140 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
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5/32 UvA
Entrepreneurship and Management in Creative Industries
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
140 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/32 UvA
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
140 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
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7/32 UvA
International Management
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
140 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
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8/32 UvA
Marketing
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
140 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
9/32 UvA
Leadership and Management
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
140 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
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10/32 Erasmus
Business Administration
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
75 eerstejaars
56% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
11/32 Rijksuniversiteit
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
28 eerstejaars
32% vrouw
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12/32 Rijksuniversiteit
Strategic Innovation Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
28 eerstejaars
32% vrouw
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13/32 Rijksuniversiteit
Change management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
28 eerstejaars
32% vrouw
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14/32 Rijksuniversiteit
Business administration
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
28 eerstejaars
32% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
15/32 Rijksuniversiteit
Organizational and Management Control
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
28 eerstejaars
32% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
16/32 Radboud Universiteit
International Management
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
17/32 Radboud Universiteit
Strategic Management
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
18/32 Radboud Universiteit
Business Administration
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
19/32 Radboud Universiteit
Marketing
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
20/32 Radboud Universiteit
Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Management
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
21/32 Radboud Universiteit
European Master in System Dynamics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
22/32 Radboud Universiteit
Organisational Design & Development
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
23/32 Radboud Universiteit
Strategic Human Resources Leadership
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
24/32 Radboud Universiteit
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
25/32 Radboud Universiteit
Business Analysis and Modelling
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
26/32 Universiteit Twente
Business Administration
€ 250 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
52% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
27/32 Amsterdam VU
Business Administration: Specialization in Human Resource Management
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
147 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
28/32 Amsterdam VU
Business Administration: Specialization in Financial Management
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
147 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
29/32 Amsterdam VU
Digital Business Innovation
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
147 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
30/32 Amsterdam VU
Business Administration: Specialization in Strategy & Organization
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
147 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
31/32 Amsterdam VU
Business Administration: Specialization in Transport & Supply Chain Management
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
147 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
32/32 Amsterdam VU
Business Administration: Specialization in Management Consulting
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
147 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel3.94.0
inhoud3.83.8
docenten3.83.7
studiefaciliteiten3.53.7
studielast3.43.5
studiebegeleiding3.43.5

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Business Administration aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam is beoordeeld door 161 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The Amsterdam Business School's Master's programme in Business Administration aims to prepare you for success in tomorrow's markets. So, What can you expect to achieve once you have completed your Master's in Business Administration? The possibilities are almost endless. The Master's in Business Administration is a highly successful programme that will introduce you to a wide and international network of alumni.
Where do our graduates work?

Graduates can be found in a wide variety of business and public organisations, including:
  • management consultancies;
  • multinational companies;
  • marketing agencies;
  • banks and Insurance companies;
  • entrepreneurial firms;
  • non-governmental organisations;
  • governmental and regulatory agencies;
  • retail companies.

What positions do our graduates have?

  • Database marketeer at WE Europe;
  • account manager applications at Oracle;
  • advisor at Ernst & Young;
  • product marketeer at TomTom;
  • talent community manager at ING Insurance;
  • marketing manager at Philips;
  • junior product manager at L'Oreal;
  • sales executive at Denso Europe;
  • CEE distributor sales operations at Nike;
  • junior marketing associate at ABN AMRO Bank;
  • customer service specialist at Unilever.


current job market

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Potentiële beroepen

  • account manager
  • advertising strategist
  • business consultant
  • commercial director
  • customer service specialist
  • database marketeer
  • entrepreneur
  • hr manager
  • innovation manager
  • product manager
  • project manager
  • sales executive
  • strategic planner
  • strategy consultant
  • talent community manager
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Contact

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