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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.

Time to find a job

3 months

Average starting salary


UvA EB alumni worldwide


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.

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.

Alumni network

All graduates have access to our extensive UvA Bridge alumni network, with more than 186.000 alumni worldwide. This online community 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.

Recommended by Alumni

Our Economics alumna Mona Keijzer is State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. She has got some tips for your studies and future career.

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.

  • 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, 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.