Graduates can work as economic consultants, offering expertise to governments, organisations, and businesses seeking guidance on economics matters such as economic forecasting, cost-benefit analysis and policy impact assessments.
Graduates may focus on environmental economics, studying the economic impact of environmental policies and sustainability initiatives.
Alumni can pursue careers as financial analysts, assessing investment opportunities, conducting risk assessments, and providing financial advice.
Graduates can take on roles as policy analysts, evaluating the impact of economic policies and proposing recommendations to governments and organisations.
Graduates skilled in data analysis can find roles as data analysts, using data to inform business decisions and economic forecasting.
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.
Why did these alumni Minke van der Heijden, Maurits Kruithof and Boudewijn Wijnands decide to study Economics at the University of Amsterdam? And where do they work now?
All graduates have access to our extensive alumni network, with more than 186.000 alumni worldwide. This network empowers graduates to connect with fellow alumni, students, staff, and corporate relations of UvA Economics and Business. They can explore their fields of interest and discover new opportunities.
Career preparation during your Master's
Our Career Centre is here to help you prepare for your professional career. This team of personal development assistants, career coaches, and internship advisors will assist you in increasing your employability and confidence after graduation. Benefit from:
- career coaching
- professional skills workshops
- CV checks
- networking events
Alumnus Mark Walschot: 'Academic schooling of any sort makes you think about problems in a pretty structured, analytical way. This can be tremendously useful when running a company. As for my studies specifically, I guess I apply courses on strategy, mathematics and maybe marketing most frequently, but I mostly do this subconsciously.'