What do students and alumni think of our Master's in Business Administration? Why did they choose this programme and do they have useful tips?
Dennis Oostindie (Marketing track) chose the UvA because 'the Master’s in Business Administration is made-to-measure; you get to pick many courses, rather then solely following a fixed university curriculum. What really surprised me were the professors, they are really involved in helping you get your career started.'
Myrthe Storm (Digital Business track) especially values the guest lectures and business seminars in Royal Theatre Carré. 'You come into contact with large international organisations such as Vodafone and Google. This is valuable, since the start of your career is getting near.'
Paloma Bunck (Marketing track) is very enthusiastic about studying in Amsterdam. 'It is a very vibrant city with a lot to do, especially for students. The balance between different cultures, fun things to do and beautiful things to see, is perfect.'
Charlotte Kammerer (Entrepreneurship & Management in the Creative Industries track, EMCI) was already closely engaged with the music industry in her home town Berlin. 'The EMCI track suited her criteria: strong academic base and real-life business cases. 'Add the rich Amsterdam cultural landscape, and I was convinced to enroll.'
Roeland van Noort (Strategy track) feels that the programma lives up to his expectations. 'The theories we learn give a multidimensional perspective on organizations. What I like in particular are the real-life business cases, which we work on in collaboration with well-known multinationals. Critical thinking is required to such solve complex issues.'
Alumnus Joshua Picauley (Entrepreneurship & Management in the Creative Industries, EMCI) now works at Talpa as a senior strategist. 'At the time, I chose this track because of my interest in the arts and pop-culture. And because UvA is the only European university to focus on the creative industries from a business economics perspective.'