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Career prospects

What can you expect to achieve with your MSc in Business Economics and a specialisation in one of our tracks? Job prospects are excellent. Also your Master’s will introduce you to an extensive and international network of professionals that include many UvA alumni.

Expert in economics

As a graduate, you will have become a valuable commodity for many private and public organisations: a university-trained expert in economics. ASE graduates are highly regarded for their independent minds as well as their strong interpersonal and transversal skills.

Graduates can be found in a wide variety of organisations, including:

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

Where do our graduates work?

Examples of positions currently held by Business Economics graduates include:

  • consultant at Boston Consulting Group
  • consultant at Ernst & Young
  • market maker at Optiver
  • policy advisor with the European Commission
  • decision support analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland
  • consultant at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • manager at ING Bank Financial Markets
  • financial analyst at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • business analyst at ABN AMRO Bank and Rabobank
  • analyst with the Breughel think tank

Alumni network

All graduates have access to the ASE alumni network, which enables graduates to connect with fellow alumni in their field of interest and to find new opportunities.

Career in research

Start off with the Research Master’s
Thinking of a career in academia? The best way to prepare yourself is to follow a research Master's programme before you commence with your PhD. The Research Master's programme in Economics, Finance and Econometrics is offered by the Tinbergen Institute. It offers you access to a doctoral programme at the UvA or another university.

Obtain your PhD
We offer thriving English-taught PhD programmes with excellent opportunities if you want to embark on a doctoral thesis following your Master’s.

Career preparation during your Master's

Studying at the Faculty of 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 journey blog

In addition to the career knowledge and skills you can develop, the Faculty of Economics and Business, study associations and our corporate partners offer many career preparation activities to support you on your personal career journey. For example:

  • career coaching;
  • professional skills workshops;
  • network events;
  • personality tests;
  • CV checks.

This all helps to increase your employability and confidence about your next step after graduation.