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Accountancy and Control


Graduates from the Amsterdam Business School are valued for their independent minds as well as their strong people and presentational skills.

Graduates can be found in a wide variety of business and public organisations, including commercial organisations, non-profit organisations, the Financial Markets Authority and the Dutch Central Bank.

Average time to find a job after graduation

3 months

Average starting salary


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Where do our graduates work?

Examples of positions currently held by Accountancy and Control graduates include:

  • senior auditor at KPMG
  • performance manager at Enel
  • assurance associate at PwC
  • consultant at Roland Berger

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.

Alumni network

All graduates have access to our extensive alumni network, with more than 186.000 alumni worldwide. This network enables graduates to find and connect with fellow alumni, students, staff and corporate relations of UvA Economics and Business, in their field of interest and to find new opportunities.

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.

  • Career Journey

    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 activities

    In addition to the career knowledge and skills you can develop, the Faculty of Economics and Business, study associations and our corporate partners offer many career preparation 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.

Orientation Year Permit

The Orientation Year permit is a 1-year permit that allows recent international graduates to live and work in the Netherlands without a permit for 1 year.

Become a chartered accountant or registered controller

Become a chartered accountant
Become a chartered accountant by following the Post-Master Accountancy (PMA) at the Amsterdam Business School. The Accountancy track makes you eligible for admission in this excellent, part-time, post-Master's programme. The language is Dutch, since it deals with Dutch laws and regulations.

Become a registered controller
If you want to become a registered controller you can follow the Executive Master of Finance & Control at the Amsterdam Business School. Your MSc in Accountancy and Control makes you eligible for admission in this excellent, part-time, executive Master's programme. The language is Dutch, since it deals with Dutch laws and regulations.