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Leadership and Management (MSc Business Administration)

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How can managers make more effective decisions? This is the core question you will learn to answer in the Leadership and Management track. This is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Business Administration.

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Why choose Leadership and Management?

  1. You will build skills and develop capabilities that are needed to effectively lead a team. Such as increasing employee motivation and engagement, managing diverse people with different goals, creating a psychologically safe work environment, promoting employee creativity and knowledge sharing, resolving team conflict.
  2. Besides the focus on obtaining and applying knowledge, there are multiple opportunities for you to identify and develop your own leadership style.
  3. The professors are international experts in the field and are very personal with the students. This personal focus creates an informal and non-judgemental atmosphere in which students can learn and develop.
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Leadership and Management - Amsterdam Business School - University of Amsterdam
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Help bring people to organisational success

Human capital is increasingly important for organisations to be competitive. How do you manage employees and teams effectively? Which leadership styles should you use? Familiarise yourself with important theories and research results on these crucial issues to help you make your own decisions as a future manager.

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Career prospects

Graduates of the Master's in Business Administration/Leadership and Management track have excellent job prospects for positions in a wide variety of Dutch and multinational companies, for example as:

  • consultants
  • managers
  • management trainees
  • business analysts
  • people analytics managers

Is the Master’s in Business Administration for you?

Employers need qualified people who can help them solve problems and make decisions that will generate value for their business. If you have a natural interest in what makes an organisation successful, if you have a global mindset and if you are committed to teamwork, you will definitely get the most out of this programme. Are you an ambitious student, but do you not yet meet the admission requirements for the Master’s programme? Start our pre-Master’s programme in September! In only 4 months, you will gain all the necessary knowledge and skills to start your Master's.

Theory versus practice: MSc Business Administration
Student experience: Theory versus practice

“In the first course we went to We got a business case from them to create more diversity within the company. And to look at which aspects they had to improve because one of their biggest competitors was entering the Dutch market: Amazon.”

Explore all MSc Business Administration tracks

Leadership and Management is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Business Administration. Take a look at the other tracks.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MSc Business Administration
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
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Roeterseiland campus