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Economics and Business Economics

Master's programmes

Economics and Business Economics

After your Bachelor's degree

With your bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Economics you can specialise further in a field of study by taking a Master’s programme at the Amsterdam School of Economics or the Amsterdam Business School. You can also take a Master’s programme at another faculty or university. Whatever your choice, it is an essential enhancement to your knowledge.

Master's programmes

Depending on your specialisation, you can choose from the following Master’s programmes with your Economics and Business Economics bachelor’s degree:

  • Accountancy & Control (Accountancy or Control)
  • Business Economics (Competition Law and Economics, Managerial Economics and Strategy, or Neuroeconomics)
  • Finance (Corporate Finance, Real Estate Finance, Banking and Regulation, Asset Management, Quantitative Finance)
  • Economics (Behavioural Economics and Game Theory, Development Economics, International Economics and Globalisation, Markets and Regulation, Monetary Policy and Banking, Public Policy)

Research Master's

Tinbergen Institute Master of Philosophy in Economics

Do you have an interest in research and are you aiming for an academic career within one of the fields of studies of Econometrics, Economics, or Finance? Then a Research Master at the Tinbergen Institute ( a collaboration between UvA, VU Universiteit Amsterdam, and Erasmus University Rotterdam) could be the right choice for you. This is a two-year master’s programme where you will receive a workplace at one of the three universities.

You will have to undergo a selection process: a committee will assess your affinity and whether you are sufficiently qualified and motivated for scientific research. The content of your bachelor’s programme also plays a role, along with your grades and your thesis. After completing the research master you could take a doctoral programme at one of the two universities or at another institution of higher learning in the Netherlands or abroad.

Other master’s programmes and more information

If you have taken a minor in a specific field of study during your bachelor’s programme, this often gives you direct access to other master’s programmes. Some master’s programmes have different or more extensive admission criteria. Visit the Master’s site for full details on other master’s programmes and their admission requirements.

Read more: Research and doing a PhD