Specialise with a Master's degree
A Master’s programme enables you to gain advanced knowledge and engage in experience-based learning. The specialised knowledge and experience gained in your Master’s are assets in the job market that help you climb the career ladder. With your Bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics you are guaranteed admission to one or more associated Economics and Business Master’s programmes. These follow-on Master’s programmes align seamlessly with your Bachelor’s programme. Did you take a minor in a specific discipline during your Bachelor's? If so, you may be eligible for admission to the Master's programmes relating to that discipline. For some of these, certain admission requirements apply.
Entrepreneurship (joint degree VU and UvA)
During this exciting Master’s programme you learn how to turn opportunities into action. Thinking and feeling like an entrepreneur benefits your career as employee or business owner. This is a joint degree of VU Amsterdam and UvA.
Where can you work?
As a qualified business analyst you could work at:
- consultancies and research firms
- technology companies
- financial institutions (national or European banks)
- pension funds
- insurance companies
- government institutions
- or start up your own firm
What positions could you work in?
A few examples of UvA alumni that hold positions in the business analytics and data science field:
- Big data analyst at KLM
- Data scientist at ING
- Advisor data analytics at Ernst & Young
- Consultant insight & data – Capgemini
- Application consultant at NS (Dutch Railways)
Erik Boer, managing director of Startup Village Amsterdam:'Business opportunities through big data are plentiful. As an UvA data science and business (MSc) graduate you will be able to identify these opportunities and turn them into useful solutions.'
Career preparation and personal development during your Bachelor's
The Economics and Business Career Centre (EBCC) helps you develop individual skills, gain experience and build connections. The team of personal development assistants, career coaches and internship advisors assist you in increasing your employability and confidence when you take your next step after graduation. The skills and experiences you obtained through your studies, internships, and study-related secondary jobs are your currency in a rapidly evolving labour market. The EBCC offers workshops, personality tests and more to help you enhance and improve valuable skills.
The EBCC organises large career events, often together with study associations. Meet employers and learn about the latest developments in job searching and employment.
Think of the Career month junior, the Amsterdam career days, de FSA profession days, the International Finance Days, the Amsterdam Marketing event and the Amsterdam Recruitment event.