Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 1 April
Intakes: September
International tuition: €14,950
Domestic tuition: €2,083

Program overview

One programme, six tracks The first block provides you with a solid foundation for all tracks. After choosing your track you develop numerous skills such as data analysis, problem-solving, and using academic professional literature to provide expert advice.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus


1. Academic Bachelor's degree Applicants are expected to hold a Bachelor‘s or Master‘s degree in Economics, or to have taken economics as a major subject. Students must have completed courses in: Econometrics or extended quantitative methods, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, all at intermediate level. It is expected that students have a solid background in Mathematics. Please note that a Bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences and a Fachhochschule (Germany) will not be taken into consideration. Specific entry requirements apply to Chinese students and African students. In the event that your previous education does not fulfill this programme’s requirements, you may wish to consider applying for a master-qualifying programme at the Cambridge Education Group. 2. English language proficiency We require evidence of English language proficiency: TOEFL IBT: minimum 92 at least 22 on each sub-score (TOEFL institution code: 9011) IELTS Academic: minimum 6.5, at least 6.0 on each sub-score Cambridge Assessment English: Certificate in Advanced English: 170 Points Overall and in each skill Certificate of Proficiency in English: 170 Points Overall and in each skill 3. GRE All applicants need to take a GRE test before the application deadline in order to be considered for this programme. So please start planning your test date on time. While taking the test is mandatory, there is no required minimum score, only a recommended minimum score. Even if you do not achieve the minimum recommended score, your application will still be considered. Completion of all sections is required. There is a minimum recommended score of 158 for the Quantitative Reasoning section. For registration please refer to the GRE website. The institution code for GRE 7878 U Amsterdam School of Economics. GMAT In place of a GRE, a GMAT test score may be accepted in the following cases: if you have already obtained a GMAT score if in your country it is difficult to take the GRE test on a short notice (e.g. China, Taiwan). 4. Academic referee Applicants are expected to invite one academic referee to submit their reference online. In the online application you need to fill out the contact details of the referee. Please make sure that your referee has agreed to write a recommendation before you register the details. Your reference should refer to your academic experience (e.g. coming from a former teacher). 5. Motivation and initiative Applicants are expected to have the intrinsic motivation to test and build upon this knowledge. Coursework is designed in keeping with this expectation and demands significant personal initiative and an active contribution on the part of the student. Applicants are asked to upload a motivation letter in their online application.

Career opportunities

Our MSc Economics graduates can be found in positions as researchers and experts in: International organisations such as the IMF, World Bank, OECD, ECB and other European Community institutions Ministries and government agencies (ministries of finance and economic affairs, economic forecasting agencies, competition authorities and central banks) Employer and employee organisations, consumer organisations and environmental organisations Banks Multinational corporations

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