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Business Administration


Interested in studying and working in an international environment? Then the Business Administration programme at the Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam might be for you.

Please note: it is no longer possible to apply for the selection procedure for the 2023-2024 academic year. From October 2023 you can apply for the Bachlor’s in Business Administration for the academic year 2024-2025.

Bachelor’s in Business Administration explained

Learn more about what the BSc Business Administration is and what aspects you will learn during this 3-year programme.

Explore the broad field of international business

The Bachelor's in Business Administration is a 3-year programme. During this programme, you will learn the ins and outs of the field of international businesses. Including strategy, marketing, digital business and human resources.


Lectures and fellow students from all over the world


Unconditionally eligible for one of our Master’s programmes

Compile your own programme

Study abroad, do an internship or take a minor

Today’s business world

About today’s organisations, people, economics and methods.

Top-5 reasons to study Business Administration at UvA

  1. Study in an international environment 
    Your lecturers and fellow students come from all over the world. A great start to your network and an invaluable opportunity to work on your intercultural skills.
  2. Study with the best of the best 
    This bachelor’s is a selective programme, so you will only study with the best and brightest fellow students. Challenge yourself.
  3. Focus on what matters in today’s business world
    Our bachelor’s programme in Business Administration includes all topics that are needed to run an organisation efficiently and effectively. We are paying additional attention to the topics of business ethics and sustainability as well as digital business which we perceive as the main challenges for doing business in today’s world. You can find plenty of minors and courses on these topics in our compulsory and optional educational offer.
  4. Compile your 3rd year
    Go abroad, take a minor or do a work placement. The choice is yours. You can choose from more than 100 partner universities worldwide for an international exchange semester, pick a minor from more than 70 minors, or follow electives from more than 40 elective business courses.
  5. Earn an internationally recognised BSc title
    You will take the BSc Business Administration at the Amsterdam Business School, part of the University of Amsterdam. Only a few Dutch universities have earned a place in the top 100 universities worldwide as we have. A BSc from the UvA immediately raises your profile on the international stage. The Amsterdam Business School is also part of the 1% business schools worldwide who were able to attain the internationally renowned ‘Triple Crown’ accreditation.
Selection procedure BSc Business Administration

To be eligible for admission in the BSc Business Administration, you are required to participate in a selection procedure. Are you curious to know how this procedure works? Programme director Frank Belschak and Bachelor’s student Nika Urgant explain it to you.

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After graduation

The Bachelor in Business Administration is a great step towards a Master's programme or a 1st job. After you finish your studies you may find work at:

  • multinationals
  • banks, pension funds and insurers
  • non-profit organisations
  • consultancy firms
  • start-ups (or as an entrepreneur launching your own company)
'You get a lot of support to get the best out of yourself'

Watch Josianne's experiences with the BSc Business Administration.

Is Business Administration for you?

Choosing a programme is not a decision that you want to take lightly. While it is important to choose a programme that appeals to you, of course, this fact alone does not guarantee success. If the following profile sounds familiar to you, Business Administration may be the right choice:

  • You are fascinated by the business world.
  • You want to know what role businesses play in the economy and how they influence one another.
  • You have an interest in human behaviour.
  • You are good at and enjoy mathematics.
  • You are able to work both independently and in a team.
  • You can communicate effectively in English and like to work internationally.
  • You are able to formulate your opinions well, and you have an inquisitive and critical attitude.
  • You are eager to learn and enjoy exploring new areas of knowledge.

Please note that our Bachelor’s programme in Business Administration is a high-quality Bachelor's with good career prospects. This is why the number of places available in this programme is limited to 750 in the 1st year. To be eligible for admission in this programme, you are required to participate in our selection procedure.

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There are plenty of opportunities for personal development Ekatarina Derkach, student BSc Business Administration Read about Ekatarina's experiences with this Bachelor's
Compare with other programmes

Find out the main differences between our BSc Business Administration and Economics and Business Economics via our infographic.

Do you want to compare it with other programmes? Try our comparison tool by clicking on the heart icon on the web page of the programme of your choice. Then open the comparison tool in the top right-hand corner of the website. You can easily compare each programme’s course list, entry requirements and more.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme BSc Business Administration
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 50897
Location Roeterseiland campus