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Career prospects


Our 1-year MSc Economics offers you excellent career prospects. Economic researcher or expert is currently one of the highest valued professions on the labour market.

Salary MSc Economics graduates

Where do our graduates work?

Our MSc Economics graduates can be found in positions as researchers and experts in:

  • international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank, OECD, ECB and other European Community institutions;
  • ministries and government agencies (ministries of finance and economic affairs, economic forecasting agencies, competition authorities and central banks);
  • employer and employee organisations, consumer organisations and environmental organisations;
  • banks;
  • multinational corporations.

Alumni network

All graduates have access to the ASE alumni network, which enables graduates to connect with fellow alumni in their field of interest and to find new opportunities.

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.

Career preparation during your Master's

Studying at the Faculty of 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 journey blog

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.