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Executive Programme in Management Studies

What makes companies successful? How can you improve the success of your company and develop a sustainability strategy? Combine work and study and earn your MSc title in Business Administration in 1.5 years. You can choose from the tracks Digital Business, Strategy or Leadership & Management and a number of inspiring electives.

Why choose the Executive Programme in Management Studies?

By applying theory to exciting real-world cases and to your own organisation, your learning curve will be steep, helping you to become a leader in your management field of interest.

  • Earn your MSc title in 18 months

    Our part-time programme is designed for ambitious professionals wishing to pursue a Master of Science degree in Business Administration alongside their regular employment. The structure and pace of our programme will help you to earn the MSc in 18 months. Because we keep our classes small, you have all the opportunities to interact with your fellow students and lecturers.

    If you do not have a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from a research university in a business field, you will first take our pre-Master’s programme for a maximum of half a year.

  • Broaden your knowledge of Business Administration

    If you already have a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Administration, you can broaden your knowledge in this field with our 18-month part-time programme. Our professors and lecturers all have a doctoral degree and are at the forefront of business administration research. They will invite you to discuss and form your own view on a wide variety of operational as well as strategic issues that companies face today and in the future.

    By applying theory to exciting real-world cases and to your own organisation, your learning curve will be steep, helping you to become a leader in your management field of interest.

  • Choose a track and 2 electives

    The Executive Programme in Management Studies allows you to study business success from 3 important angles: Strategy, Digital Business and Leadership & Management. You will choose on which field of management you want to focus by selecting 1 track. You will also deepen or extend your track with 2 electives from the same or another discipline.

  • Daytime lectures on Fridays

    During the programme, you only attend lectures on Fridays between 9:00 and 17:00: 2 lectures, each taking more or less 3 hours. One day per week you can fully focus on your studies, together with your fellow students. All lectures, in small groups, will be held on the Roeterseiland Campus, in the centre of Amsterdam.

  • Learn about Sustainability Strategy

    Explore the core concepts of ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance), the theories and approaches of business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Learn how ethical, societal, and environmental issues can be considered in business decisions and integrated into corporate strategy and management practices.

    The course Business in Society takes a reflective approach and students can examine how these topics are addressed in a variety of organisations with a focus on their own organisational environment.

    A Financial Times ranking places Amsterdam Business School (ABS) at number 7 among European business schools in terms of research output focusing on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ABS is the only Dutch business school in the top 10 of this ranking.

  • Expand your business network

    During the intensive 18-month programme, you will learn and work together with motivated fellow students, all with different backgrounds and from a wide variety of industries. We keep our classes small to give you the opportunity to interact with your fellow students during the lectures.

    Interact with our dedicated academic experts, all actively participating in scientific research and following all recent developments in their respective fields. On top of that, you will meet industry experts, who are invited to teach or supervise guest lectures and electives.

    As a participant in our programme, you also get access to our alumni network and special alumni events, putting you into direct contact with representatives from a wide range of leading national and international companies.

  • Balanced mix of theory and practice

    Expect interesting lectures and guest lectures from enthusiastic academic and industry experts. You have plenty of opportunity to ask individual questions and discuss answers with lecturers thanks to the small size of the groups.

    Your academic thinking will be challenged by discussing theory and having you apply the acquired knowledge to real business cases as well as to your own company.

    You will team up with fellow students to find solutions for complex business issues, offering you the opportunity to widen your perspective and have a great learning experience.

  • Internationally recognised MSc title

    Earning your MSc at Amsterdam Business School means that you will have studied at one of the best business schools in the world:

    • we belong to the 1% of business schools worldwide to be Triple Crown accredited;
    • we are part of the University of Amsterdam, one of the few Dutch universities ranked in the global top 100 of QS Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.
  • STAP Budget available for the pre-Master's programme

    STAP Budget

    You can request STAP Budget for the pre-Master’s programme. The STAP Budget is available for the pre-Master's programme starting in September 2023. Make sure you register before 26 June and contact us before you submit your registration.

‘I really appreciated working with co-students from different backgrounds.’

Kamila Szachnowska, Financial & Commercial Manager at Liberty Global: ‘This diversity resulted in interesting discussions and a blend of different perspectives and points of view.’

Start twice a year

The Master and pre-Master are starting twice a year, February and in September.

Start: Friday, 3 February and 1 September 2023
Lectures: On Fridays, 2 lectures between 9:00 and 17:00
Duration: 18 months (2 years, if you are required to take the pre-Master's programme)
Tuition fee: €18,950 for the Master’s programme (18 months) - more about the fees
Application deadline:  

Admission requirements

You will be admitted to the MSc programme directly if you have a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) from a research based university in Business Administration or a business-related field, including statistics.

If you have an academic degree in a different field, you may have to follow a number of courses of our pre-Master’s programme before you can enter the MSc programme.

If you have a degree from a university of applied sciences (HBO), you will have to follow the pre-Master’s programme from Amsterdam Business School to be admitted to the Master's programme.

One MSc programme, 3 tracks

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
60 ECTS, 18 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
February, September
CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus