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The Bachelor's programme in Business Administration is a great step towards your first job or a Master's programme.

Specialise with a Master's degree

A Master’s programme enables you to gain advanced knowledge and engage in experience-based learning. The specialised knowledge and experience you will gain in a Master are assets in the job market that help you climb the career ladder. With your Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration you are guaranteed admission to one or more associated Economics and Business Master’s programmes. The follow-on Master’s programmes align seamlessly with your Bachelor’s programme.
Did you take a minor in a specific discipline during your Bachelor's? If so, you may be eligible for admission to the Master's programmes relating to that discipline. For some of these, certain admission requirements apply.

Masters you are unconditionally eligible to
  • Accountancy and Control

    With a specialisation in Accountancy and Control, you will be unconditionally eligible to our 1-year MSc Accountancy and Control. This Master's prepares you for a career in accountancy or financial management. The programme offers you a challenging combination of academic training and the application of international financial and reporting standards to complex real-life business cases. You will develop your intellectual skills, professional knowledge and gain the latest insights to take with you to your first employer.

  • Finance

    After finishing your BSc Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance, you can continue with the MSc Finance. During this programme you will gain a deep understanding of financial decision-making and markets. We will train you in a broad range of skills to take with you to your first employer. You can choose one of our 6 tracks and focus on the field that interests you most.

  • Business Administration

    Did you take the specialisation Management in the Digital Age, or Entrepreneurship and Creativity in the Digital Age? And are you ambitious as well as entrepreneurial and do you have a global mindset? The MSc Business Administration offers you all the necessary knowledge and skills to start your international career in business. You can choose from 9 tracks in this Master's, to specialise or broaden your education.

  • Entrepreneurship (joint degree VU and UvA)

    With all specialisations of the BSc Business Administration you can continue with the Master's in Entrepreneurship. During this exciting Master’s programme you learn how to turn opportunities into action. Thinking and feeling like an entrepreneur benefits your career as employee or business owner. This is a joint degree of VU Amsterdam and UvA.

Where do our graduates work?

The possibilities are endless. Some of the many examples of potential employers include:

  • multinationals, banks, pension funds and insurance companies (e.g. as financial analyst)
  • companies of all sizes in all industries (e.g. as marketing manager)
  • government ministries (e.g. as advisor)
  • academic institutions (e.g. as lecturer)
  • consultancy firms (e.g. as accountant or management consultant)
  • start-ups (entrepreneur: setting up your own business)

Most students go on to pursue a specialised Master's degree. You will be even more attractive to employers with an MSc title. 

Career preparation and personal development during your Bachelor's

The Economics and Business Career Centre (EBCC) helps you develop individual skills, gain experience and build connections. The team of personal development assistants, career coaches and internship advisors assist you in increasing your employability and confidence when you take your next step after graduation. The skills and experiences you obtained through your studies, internships, and study-related secondary jobs are your currency in a rapidly evolving labour market. The EBCC offers workshops, personality tests and more to help you enhance and improve valuable skills.

Career events
The EBCC organises large career events, often together with study associations. Meet employers and learn about the latest developments in job searching and employment.

Think of the Career month junior, the Amsterdam career days, de FSA profession days, the International Finance Days, the Amsterdam Marketing event and the Amsterdam Recruitment event.

'I'm planning to get involved in the Amsterdam start-up company scene'

'Start-ups are a fast growing sector uniting people from all over the world to work on their own companies and projects. I am looking forward to becoming one of those entrepreneurs, building my own business and living my own dream.'