Business in Society

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Deze opleiding

During this multidisciplinary program you will learn to develop your own theories on new ways of doing business by taking into account how organizations and society affect each other.


typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixus25plaatsen
The Research Master Business in Society teaches you the foundations of business research, research ethics and methods, it trains you as researcher via projects and internships, and it offers you to select your own specialisation courses. It is your ideal preparation for progressing to a leading PhD programme at VU Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam or any (inter)national university. We have a large number of PhD positions that are sponsored by the two universities. It also makes you an excellent candidate for a research-related position in the public or private sector.
This programme results from a joint effort of the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) at the University of Amsterdam and the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at VU Amsterdam to educate a new generation of business researchers with a profound grasp of the societal trends that are changing the face of business.
The Research Master Business in Society is not only unique in its focus on business in society. Compared with similar programmes, it also a) emphasizes the development of students' theory-building skills and b) offers learning by collaborating with internationally reputed researchers.

Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?

  • It's the only accredited Research Master in the Netherlands to address the study of business in its societal context. Because it is a joint programme, you will be awarded with a degree at two universities.
  • With a maximum intake of 25 excellent students, the programme offers you personal supervision and intensive collaboration.
  • You will get the opportunity to learn from and work closely with some of the world's leading scholars in the field of business administration.


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Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend


The Research Master's is a selective programme that is geared towards excellent students who want to pursue a research-related position. Admissions are selective and competitive. A maximum of 25 students may enroll each year.

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

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424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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.

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Studenten en studentenleven


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22864 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
58% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
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Na de studie

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The 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 Amsterdam, or another (inter)national university. 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. Many top consultancy firms hire graduates with a research master or PhD degree.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

All of our graduates so far have found a research oriented job even before they graduated. Most of them continue a PhD, often based on their own proposal, while others combine research and consultancy. Since students have already developed networks during their study programme, they have higher chances of getting a job afterwards.
Our alumni possess all the needed skills to be a leader in business research. You can work either in not-for-profit organizations and academia, or in commercial firms or start-ups.

Potentiële beroepen

phd researcher
policy maker
strategic consultant
think-tank participant
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T: (020) 598 5000
Maura Soekijad

Programme Director

Meer informatie?
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