Please read all requirements carefully. In the online application you will be asked to upload proof of all mentioned requirements. Please note that some of this information no longer applies to applicants for the September 2020 intake due to the coronavirus situation.
We are aware of the difficulties that might occur in your application process due to the Coronavirus. If you want to apply for the September 2020 intake, find all specific changes for the English profiency test, and GMAT/GRE requirement on this page.
Applicants are expected to hold a Bachelor‘s or Master‘s degree in Economics, or to have taken economics as a major subject. Students must have proven knowledge of the following topics at an intermediate level:
Additionally, applicants are expected to have a solid background in Mathematics and Statistics. Relevant course work will be evaluated after the online application has been submitted.
Please note that a Bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences and a Fachhochschule (Germany) will not be taken into consideration. Specific entry requirements apply to students with an African, Chinese, or Indian Bachelor's degree.
In the event that your previous education does not fulfill this programme’s requirements, you may wish to consider applying for a master-qualifying programme at the Cambridge Education Group.
We require evidence of English language proficiency:
Test scores must also conform to the following guidelines:
Be sure to plan your test on time; test dates fill quickly and it can take several weeks for you to receive your results. Applications without a sufficient score or with a test date after the application deadline, will not be accepted.
You have obtained your Bachelor's degree in one of the following countries: The Netherlands, Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America.
All applicants need to take a GRE test before the application deadline in order to be considered for this programme. So please start planning your test date on time. Applicants are expected to achieve a score of 158 for the Quantitative Reasoning section. If you do not achieve the expected score your application will still be considered. However, a minimum score of 155 on the Quantitative Reasoning section is required. Applicants who submit a GRE below this minimum score will not be accepted into this programme. Please note that completion of all sections of the exam is required.
For registration please refer to the GRE website. The institution code for GRE 7878 U Amsterdam School of Economics.
Based on mutual agreements with certain universities, students might be exempted from the GRE requirement. Check the list of universities to see whether this applies to you.
In place of a GRE, a GMAT test score may be accepted in the following cases:
An overall score of 640 and 48 points in the Quantitative Reasoning section is expected from applicants for this programme. If you do not achieve the expected scores your application will still be considered. However, a minimum overall score of 620 with 45 points in the Quantitative Reasoning section is required. Applicants who submit a GMAT below this minimum score will not be accepted into this programme. Please note that completion of all sections of the exam is required.
For GMAT registration, please refer to the GMAT website. The institution code for GMAT is 0500, Amsterdam Business School, MSc in Business Administration.
Applicants are expected to have the intrinsic motivation to test and build upon this knowledge. Coursework is designed in keeping with this expectation and demands significant personal initiative and an active contribution on the part of the student. Applicants are asked to upload a motivation letter in their online application.