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Business Administration: Designing Effective Organisations

In this minor you focus on how companies can get competitive benefits from designing effective organisations based on thorough knowledge about motivating people, using ICT applications and developing efficient business processes. The minor also provides insight into current and expected developments within the theoretical and practical analysis of these core areas within business administration. You are encouraged to make research-based connections between the theory and practice of designing effective organisations.

What will you learn in this minor?

The minors is of interest for all students who aspire to fulfil policy- or management positions within business (banks and companies) or the government. A minor in Business Administration provides you with a good basis to be able to think about these types of issues and to work with the professionals in this field. After the completion of this minor you will be able to operate in local, national and international companies.

This minor does not provide admission to the Master’s programme in Business Administration.


The minor contains of 30 EC and can be completed in one semester. It includes the two compulsory courses of 6 EC each and 3 resticted-choice electives. You can find the programme and detailed course descriptions of the current academic year in the Course Catalogue.

Entry requirements

  • This minor is open for students who have successfully completed their first-year programme (60 EC) of a university Bachelor's programme.
  • Students from a University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who finished their first-year programme (60 EC) can also be admitted.
  • No prior knowledge in Economics or Mathematics is required.

Application and Admission

You need to apply for the minor before you can register for minor courses. For the application form, please visit the current Course Catalogue.

Although the application deadline has passed, you are still welcome to send in an application. However, we can't guarantee your admission in time for the course registration period and courses may be at capacity.

More info and contact

For more general information about taking a minor, visit the student website about minors at UvA Economics and Business. Or you can contact the Education Desk.

Business Administration: Designing Effective Organisations
Vorm Voltijd
Studielast 30 EC, 5 maanden
Voertaal Engels
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