Where do our graduates work?
Our MSc Economics graduates can be found in positions as researchers and experts in:
- international organisations (IMF, World Bank, OECD, ECB);
- ministries, government agencies (min. of finance and economic affairs, economic forecasting agencies, competition authorities);
- employer and employee organisations, consumer organisations, environmental organisations;
- (central) banks;
- multinational corporations.
Get tips on your future career from our MSc Economics alumnus Sil and his experience as a Data Science Trainee at the Rabobank.
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.
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 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 activities
In addition to the career knowledge and skills you can develop, 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.
Our Economics alumna Mona Keijzer is former State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. She has got some tips for your studies and future career.
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.
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.'