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Business Administration (Amsterdam MBA)

Do you want to leverage your work experience and develop yourself with an MBA? Our Amsterdam MBA programme helps you develop your global mindset and become an independent leader with entrepreneurial spirit and skills. We offer this programme full-time, part-time (EMBA) or hybrid (80% online, 20% on campus).

Why choose the Amsterdam MBA?

  • Choose the MBA programme that suits you

    On campus, full-time or part-time

    The Amsterdam MBA is our on-campus MBA programme. You have the option to study full-time or part-time. The full-time MBA takes 12 months and the part-time version 24 months. Both programmes start in September.

    Hybrid MBA

    Does regularly travel to our campus not fit into your schedule? Choose our part-time Hybrid MBA to follow classes from home but still engage in various on-campus activities.

  • Team-oriented with small interactive classes

    You will learn and work together with motivated fellow students, all with different backgrounds and from a wide variety of industries. We keep our classes small to give you the opportunity to interact with your fellow students during the lectures.

  • Customised to your individual career ambitions

    Amsterdam Leadership programme
    We pay close attention to your personal development. Our MBA Leadership Programme, our extensive alumni and industry networks and our dedicated career service will help you to get to the next level in your career. The international study trip to South Africa is another element of our programme that will broaden your horizons and expose you to a different dimension of international markets.

  • Network-oriented in a multidisciplinary environment

    Interact with our dedicated academic experts, all actively participating in scientific research and following all recent developments in their respective fields. On top of that, you will meet industry experts, who are invited to teach or supervise guest lectures and electives.

    As a participant in our programme, you also get access to our international alumni network and special alumni events, putting you into direct contact with representatives from a wide range of leading national and international companies.

  • Personal one-to-one career guidance

    We want you to graduate with the widest scope of career options available. Our dedicated Careers Office is devoted to the task and provides various opportunities to enhance your career skills. Also we maintain contacts with all our alumni, giving you the opportunity to meet influential companies. 

  • Internationally recognised MBA title

    Earning your MBA title at the Amsterdam Business School means that you will have studied at one of the best business schools in the world:

    • we belong to the 1% of business schools worldwide that are Triple Crown accredited;
    • we are part of the University of Amsterdam, one of the few Dutch universities ranked in the global top 100 of QS Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.
    • our MBA is ranked in the top 100 of European Executive MBA's in 2021 Financial Times Ranking.
'This MBA is for anyone who is ready to take on a challenge'

Naadiya Ismail: 'I am a chartered accountant and I’ve worked as an accountant for many years. And I have a very deep knowledge, specifically of IFRS. But the MBA, I find, gives me a very broad expertise. The Amsterdam MBA is very dynamic compared to more traditional, rigid MBAs. The lecturers give a good balance between academic and practical knowledge and the insights are easily and readily applicable to work.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised research university;
  • 3 years post-graduate work experience;
  • GMAT / GRE score report
  • English proficiency
'I’m able to apply the learning directly to my own business'

Alice Stephenson: 'This MBA was an obvious choice for me. The ABS has an excellent reputation, and I like the flexibility that the course offers. I was also impressed with every interaction I had with the ABS team during the application process.'

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MBA
Mode Full-time, part-time
Credits 90 ECTS, 12 (full-time) or 24 (part-time) months
Language of instruction English
Accreditation EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA
Starts in September
CROHO code 75017