Wide set of options
Our alumni have started careers in a diversity of industries. They either start as entrepreneur, or are employed at a start-up, scale-up, or established organisation.
- Work at a start-up or scale-up
As Amsterdam hosts one of the largest startup hubs in Europe, there will be plenty of opportunities to work for a startup or scale-up. Already during the programme you will meet some of them through guest talks and real-life challenges.
- Work at an established organisation
More and more organisations are applying new venturing initiatives such as incubation programmes. Many organisations are looking for entrepreneurial graduates to help them bring to life innovative business ideas.
- Become an entrepreneur
During the programme we provide you opportunities to start exploring business ideas. Also after the programme there is plenty of assistance available to increase the chance of setting up a successful business.
- Obtain a PhD degree
This programme can also put you on a pathway to obtaining a PhD degree, becoming an entrepreneurship researcher or otherwise pursuing an academic career.
What positions do our graduates have?
This programme is suitable for all students who think they may (one day) want to be:
- founder of their own venture
- manager aiming to create an entrepreneurial culture
- manager aiming to boost innovation
- policymaker aiming to create conditions to stimulate entrepreneurship
- project leader in innovation projects
All graduates have access to our extensive UvA Bridge alumni network, with more than 186.000 alumni worldwide. This online community enables graduates to find and connect with fellow alumni, students, staff and corporate relations of UvA Economics and Business, in their field of interest and to find new opportunities.
Career preparation during your Master's
Studying at the UvA Economics and Business goes beyond academic learning. Our Career Centre helps you to explore your options, develop skills and connect to companies so you can make your transition to the job market with confidence.
We didn’t craft a one way programme, but selected essential options in 5 categories. This way you can put together your own career journey. In your own time. At your own pace.
Career preparation activities
In addition to the career knowledge and skills you can develop, the UvA Economics and Business study associations and our corporate partners offer many activities to support you on your personal career journey. For example:
- career coaching;
- professional skills workshops;
- network events;
- personality tests;
This all helps to increase your employability and confidence about your next step after graduation.
Orientation Year Permit
The Orientation Year permit is a 1-year permit that allows recent international graduates to live and work in the Netherlands without a permit for 1 year.
Gioia Lelli: 'My goal is that one day my co-founders and I can live from our business. I am aware that it will take some time, however, I am positive that 1 day we will succeed. And if not, I know that the next opportunity already lies around the corner.'