Business in Society

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Deze opleiding

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Become a future leader in business research as this is an excellent track towards a PhD in Business Administration.Learn to develop multidisciplinary business theories by taking into account how organizations and society affect each other.

Has media attention for corporate social responsibility actually changed the way for-profit organisations currently do business? How can leaders make ethical decisions in a world where businesses are under pressure of global competition? The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) at the University of Amsterdam and the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offer a new joint Research Master's programme that addresses such questions.

This Research Master programme offers several specialisations in the broad field of business administration (such as: strategy, organizational theory, accounting, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship, international business, human resource management, organizational behaviour, and marketing), as well as an overarching perspective connecting these fields, which is necessary to understand the multi-faceted business in society issues. It also provides you with the methodological and theory-building skills needed to conceive of new solutions for the problems related to business in society.
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typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de UvA?

With a maximum intake of 25 talented and highly motivated students, this English taught Research Master programme offers intensive interactions with other students and close supervision and collaboration with excellent researchers passionate about understanding complex business problems in their societal perspective. You will learn from, and work closely with, some of the world's leading scholars in the field of business administration.
A joint programme: you will be awarded with a degree at two universities.

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opbouwWe believe that testing further existing theories won't be enough to successfully address the complex issues businesses face in their interactions with society. Therefore, we are convinced that tomorrow's business researchers need strong theory-building skills besides strong methodological skills. Instead of focusing on developing your knowledge of research methods, the Research Master is designed to promote a balanced combination of methodological skills and academic literary skills.
1e jaar
Business Theories in perspective
Philosophy of Science of Business Administration
Business in Society
Specialisation Seminar I
Interdisciplinairy Project I
Research Methods in Business Administration
Quantitative Research methods
Qualitative Research methods
Interdisciplinairy Project II
Research internship I
2e jaar
Theory building in Business Administration
Advanced methods course I
Specialisation Seminar II
Guided research proposal writing
Ethics in Business Research
Research Internship II
Advanced Methods course II


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

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
As the admissions are selective and competitive, make sure to check the admission requirements and deadlines for application on our website: > application and admission.

GRE or GMAT: Valid GRE General Test or GMAT results are required from all (including Dutch) applicants. Your test results should not be older than five years. An indication of your required score is 85 percentile.

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

At least 600 on the paper-based TOEFL, 250 on the computer-based TOEFL, 100 on the internet-based TOEFL (with subscores of at least 23), 7 on the IELTS test (with subscores of at least 6.5), or A or B on Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Proficiency (CPE).

reference letter
Students should give the name and contact details of two academics who the admissions committee will ask to write a letter of recommendation supporting your capability and aspirations.

Students should be strongly motivated to pursue a research-related career. Such enthusiasm will be assessed by a letter of motivation.

estimated monthly costs

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424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 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.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


15 studenten volgen deze opleiding
67% daarvan is vrouw
3 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
100% daarvan is vrouw
31019 studenten aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam
55% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData



Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde; , Studievereniging Economische Faculteit Amsterdam
Marketing Associatie Amsterdam

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

Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
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€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
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1/2 UvA
Business in Society
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/2 Amsterdam VU
Business in Society
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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This Research Master Business in Society is the ideal preparation for a leading PhD programme in business administration or a related discipline at the University of Amsterdam, the VU University Amsterdam, or another university.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam have committed to each offer six PhD positions each year for which our graduates will be prime candidates in an open competition. It also gives you excellent credentials to apply for a research-related position in the public or private sector such as strategic advisor, researcher or policy maker. In short: our alumni possess all the needed skills to be a leader in tomorrow's business research.
As a graduate of the programme, you will be able to:

  • understand complex business problems including their societal dimensions;
  • adopt an original and interdisciplinary perspective in proposing solutions to these complex problems;
  • design and perform high-quality research to provide evidence of the implications of business decisions for both businesses and society;
  • communicate research results to both the scientific and the practitioner community to influence the way organisations do business.

current job market

Potentiële beroepen

  • consultant
  • onderzoeker
  • policy maker
  • researcher
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