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Business Economics

Study programme

At the Amsterdam School of Economics you can expect excellent teaching from professors respected in their field of economics, research or industry. Choose your track and specialise in the field of your interest.

Learn to use up-to-date theories and tools

Our own internationally recognised researchers introduce you to the latest techniques and theories. They will provide you with the up-to-date tools to take with you in your first job.

Experience guest lectures from top experts 

Within most tracks you can expect guest lectures from experts working in a wide range of economic organisations and fields. We have had representatives from large (inter)national organisations that are active both in the profit and non-profit sector. 

Education in the 1st semester of 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 academic year will start as scheduled in September.

Interactive Online Learning at UvA Economics and Business

During your Master’s, you will experience an inspiring combination of both offline and online education. We work with a blended learning teaching method. By applying this method, you will be able to combine different types of learning into 1 approach and enjoy mastering knowledge at your own pace. During class there will be more time for in-depth analyses and interaction with your lecturer and peers.

Types of education
In this programme, you will find that in your education there’s a balance between innovative teaching methods and traditional forms. Writing an academic paper can be alternated by an online challenge. A peer-feedback assignments or a video recording with explanation can also be part of the teaching method.

Our Centre for Educational Innovation and our Teaching and Learning Centre are continuously working on improving our teaching methods. We take the interactions between students, teachers, and learning resources into account. In doing so, we hope to offer you the right combination of challenging, effective, and efficient education.

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The courses always encouraged to do a deep dive analysis on subjects and that skill has been very effective and useful at work. Sabayasachi Sengupta

The programme

The academic year is divided into two semesters, each with three periods. You conclude each period with an examination.

  • Applied Econometrics

    In this course you learn about regression analysis. In applied economics this is a powerful tool to analyse empirical relationships. Particular attention will be paid to the statistical assumptions underlying the basic model. We will cover the analysis of: (1) experimental data, (2) panel data and (3) time series.

  • Games and Strategy

    In this course we use game theory to analyse optimal strategies for firms. After discussing the main concepts of game theory we apply these concepts to business strategy. We distinguish between the internal context and the external context of the firm.

  • Research seminar

    Formulating a good research question for your thesis can be challenging. This course helps you find one, by discussing your ideas with faculty members and fellow students.

  • Thesis

    The Master’s thesis is the final requirement for your graduation. It is your chance to dive deep into a business economics topic that you are enthusiastic about. You conduct your own research and present your research and findings in your thesis. A professor in your business economics field of choice (track) will supervise and support you in writing your thesis.