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Business Economics: Managerial Economics and Strategy

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Would you like to learn how organisations work? Do you want to know how to make the right investment decisions and how to create as much value for the company as possible?

The one-year Master's programme in Business Economics teaches you how to make the right organisational and financial decisions for organisations. This specialised programme is meant for students who want to focus on organisational and financing issues, using a quantitative and analytical approach.

The Faculty of Economics and Business is one of the few economics faculties in Europe offering a specialisation
in Organisation Economics. This track of the MSc in Business Economics examines the economic performance of organisations in broad terms by looking at staff motivation, allocation of decision making powers, investment decisions, corporate governance and corporate functioning in various types of markets.


2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae with their application form.


Students in the MSc in Business Economics will benefit greatly from studying in a faculty with major strengths both in Business Studies and in Economics and Econometrics. In particular, the content of the MSc programme reflects the Finance Group at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS), one of the top ten research-oriented finance departments in Europe. The ABS's researchers are international experts and it has a thriving English-taught PhD programme, providing excellent opportunities for students who wish to go on to doctoral studies following their MSc.


Applied Econometrics (5 EC)
Behavioural Economics (5 EC)
Entrepreneurship (5 EC)
Experimental Economics (5 EC)
Incentives and Performance Measurement (5 EC)
Markets and Organisations (5 EC)
Power and Authority in Organisations (5 EC)
Research Seminar Organisation Economics (5 EC)
Elective (5 EC)
Master's Thesis (15 EC)
For more information about courses and electives please visit www.coursecatalogue.uva.nl.

job perspective

An understanding of the different aspects of organizations (such as optimal compensation policies and allocation of decision rights) is of crucial importance to all types of organisations. These skills are valuable for large firms in the private sector, consultancy firms, and policy institutes such as a ministry or an antitrust agency such as the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa), Post and Communications Regulatory Authority (OPTA) or the Financial Markets Authority (AFM).

The degree provides an excellent training for careers with a position such as manager, human resources manager, organisation adviser, management trainer, remuneration consultant, strategic planner, or a research position requiring a thorough knowledge and understanding of economic thinking about organizations and strategy.

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tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60