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Business Economics

This 1-year academic Master’s programme teaches you to conduct research in business economics subjects. Choose from 3 top-level tracks: Managerial Economics and Strategy, Competition Law and Economics or Neuroeconomics.

Top-5 reasons to study Business Economics at Amsterdam School of Economics 

  1. Choose from 3 specialisation tracks
    Giving you the chance to make a mark on your CV.
  2. Profit from great career prospects
    Our graduates are in high demand for their independent minds and strong interpersonal and transversal skills.
  3. Learn from business cases and real-life data
    Putting theory into practice with guest lectures from field experts.
  4. Online education complimenting offline
    You will enjoy mastering knowledge at the highest level through our blended learning teaching method.
  5. UvA's excellent reputation in the field of economics (top-70)
    Putting your Master’s degree on a worldwide map with interested employers.

'Amsterdam is well-connected to many big companies'

Watch Antonio's review of the MSc in Business Economics:

1 MSc programme, 3 tracks 

The MSc in Business Economics gives you the opportunity to specialise in your field of interest. Choose 1 of 3 tracks:

  1. Managerial Economics & Strategy
  2. Competition Law and Economics
  3. Neuroeconomics
Going full speed from the beginning, you follow well-designed courses, strongly related to one another. This lets you see the bigger picture of the programme right from the start. Even though the programme is quite demanding and challenging, you develop a useful skillset. This makes it well worth the effort. Thierry Wetzel, track Competition Law and Economics

Career prospects

Salaries for UvA MSc Business Economics graduates are among the highest of any discipline (SEO Amsterdam Economics, 2018).

Average time to find a job: 3 months
Average starting salary: €3,000 gross

After graduation you are ready for a successful career as a researcher or an expert in organisations such as:

  • multinational corporations;
  • financial institutions;
  • consultants and think tanks;
  • governmental agencies;
  • NGOs and non-profit organisations.

What is Business Economics?

Studying Business Economics gives you an understanding of the functioning of corporations and other organisations: both internally and in the market context in which they operate.

As a business economist you analyse a situation, weigh up the evidence and draw various conclusions for policy action.

Is Business Economics for you?

If you have a natural interest in how organisations and (global) markets work and interact, you have a head start. A critical, inquisitive and analytical mind is crucial, as is having a way with numbers and an affinity for math.

Business Economics
Degree programme MSc Business Economics
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60901