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Business Economics

This one-year academic Master’s programme teaches you to conduct research in business economics subjects. Choose from three top-level tracks: Managerial Economics and Strategy, Competition Law and Economics or Neuroeconomics.

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How to apply

Top-5 reasons to study Business Economics at Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE)

  1. UvA’s excellent reputation in the field of economics
    Employers recognize you as an outstanding professional.
  2. Top-level economics research programme
    Connecting you to the most advanced techniques, practices and insights.
  3. Three specialisation tracks to choose from
    Giving you the chance to make a mark on your CV.
  4. Track specific courses involve business cases and real-life data
    Putting theory into practice with guest lectures from field experts.
  5. UvA's worldwide ranking (top-70)
    Putting your Master’s degree on a worldwide map with interested employers.


Three different tracks

The MSc in Business Economics gives you the opportunity to specialise in your field of interest. Choose one of three tracks:

Salary indication

Salaries for UvA MSc Business Economics graduates are among the highest of any discipline (SEO Amsterdam Economics, 2018).

Time to find a job after graduation       :  3 months

Starting salary                                           : € 3,000

Career options

After graduation you are ready for a successful career as a researcher or an expert in organisations such as:

  • Multinational corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Consultants and think tanks
  • Governmental agencies
  • NGOs and non-profit organizations

More about Career prospects

What is Business Economics?

Studying Business Economics gives you an understanding of the functioning of corporations and other organisations: both internally and in the market context in which they operate.

As a Business Economist you analyse a situation, weigh up the evidence and draw various conclusions for policy action.

Is Business Economics for you?

If you have a natural interest in how organisations and (global) markets work and interact, you have a head start. A critical, inquisitive and analytical mind is crucial, as is having a way with numbers and an affinity for math.

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Business Economics
Diploma MSc Business Economics
Type Regulier onderwijs
Vorm Voltijd
Studielast 60 EC, 12 maanden
Voertaal Engels
Start September
CROHO-code 60901