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Career prospects

Your internationally recognised MSc degree provides you with a solid foundation to start your professional career from. Whether you want to become an econometrician at a large corporation, a data scientist in the finance sector or a PhD candidate in a top international programme.

Where do our graduates work?

A lot of our students find a job even before they graduate. And with good reason: our graduates are highly sought after following an excellent training in econometrics and data science. We have a full research programme dedicated to the field. So you will gain insight in the latest theories and techniques, to bring with you to your 1st employer.

Graduates can be found in a wide variety of private and public organisations, such as:

  • financial institutions and banks;
  • research departments of large public and private organisations (DNB, CPB, CBS, IMF, ECB);
  • public agencies;
  • multinationals;
  • consultancy.
Average time to find a job after graduation: < 4 months
Average starting salary: €2,950 gross

What positions do our graduates have?

Examples of positions currently held by Econometrics graduates include:

  • chief economist at major international bank;
  • managing consultant at major consulting firm;
  • risk management consultant;
  • senior advisor at the Dutch Monopoly and Merger committee;
  • financial controller;
  • owner of your own company.

Alumni network

All graduates have access to the ASE alumni network, enabling 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 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 MSc Business Administration

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;
  • CV-checks.

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