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 during your Bachelor's
The Economics and Business Career Centre (EBCC) offers various opportunities to develop your professional skills, gain experience and build connections to prepare you for your career. The EBCC offers workshops, personality tests and more to help you improve your valuable skills.
The EBCC organises large career events, often together with study associations. A selection of the offerings include:
- 'EBCC Invites'. Here, professionals share insights about their careers and how they reached their current positions.
- Workshops to help you develop professional skills.
- Workshops to guide you through the Dutch job market.
- Workshops that concentrate on developing practical application skills.
Additionally, numerous other major career events are organised where you can connect with future employers. 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.
What are the career prospects?
Once you have obtained your Bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics, you have great career perspectives and you will be able to find employment in almost all businesses in which data play a key role. Nowadays, this includes most businesses, given the huge increase in the amount of available data.
Among other things, you will be able to work as a data analyst or data analysis consultant for multinationals, web shops, technology firms and government institutions. Alternatively, you can start your own business.
Does the UvA organise networking events?
The VSAE (study association for all students of Actuarial Science, Business Analytics and Econometrics and Data Sciene) organises many study-related events and projects. Throughout the year they organise multiple career events in which you can have personal conversations with recruiters and participate in workshops.
Where can I find more information about possible internships?
You can find all information on the website of our Economics and Business Career Centre. Or you can have a look at their frequently asked questions.