Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 1 April
Intakes: September
International tuition: €16,850
Domestic tuition: €2,083

Program overview

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an excellent reputation, with an international focus and many highly reputable researchers and lecturers.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus


1. Academic Bachelor's degree Applicants holding the following degrees and courses are eligible to apply: academic Bachelor's degree in (Business) Economics or Business administration with a specialisation in Finance, Real Estate Finance or other relevant field. At least 15 EC of courses in Finance (should include: Investments, Corporate Finance and Risk Management) Econometrics course (2nd or 3rd year course). It is required to upload a course description of this course in your online application. Applicants with Bachelor's degrees in other areas must in addition have proven knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, mathematics and statistics at foundation-year level. Bachelor degrees of universities of applied science or Fachhochschule are not accepted. Specific entry requirements apply to Chinese students and African students. 2. English language proficiency We require evidence of English language proficiency: TOEFL IBT reporting number 0398: 92 points overall and 22 points for each sub-score (TOEFL institution code: 9011) IELTS (Academic test): 6,5 Overall and 6,0 for 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. GMAT All applicants need to take a GMAT test before the application deadline in order to be considered for the Master’s 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 recommended score, the remainder of your application will still be assessed. GMAT: Minimum total: 620 (recommended score). Please note that completion of all sections of the exam is required. For registration, please refer to the GMAT website. The institution code for GMAT is 0500, Amsterdam Business School, MSc in Business Administration. GRE In place of a GMAT, a GRE test score may be accepted in the following cases: if you have already obtained a GRE score if it is difficult to take the GMAT test on a short notice in your country (e.g. Suriname) 4. Motivation and initiative Applicants are expected to have the intrinsic motivation to 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. 5. Academic referee Applicants are expected to invite at least one academic referee to submit their reference online. In the online application you need to fill out the contactdetails of the referee. Please make sure that your referee has agreed to write a recommendation before you register the referee's details. Your references should refer to your academic experience (e.g. coming from a former teacher).

Career opportunities

Graduates from the Corporate Finance track go on to become financial analysts, investment bankers, consultants, controllers, CFOs, treasurers, financial directors and financial experts. The Quantitative Finance track is perfect for future investment bankers, all-round financial or business analysts, investment advisors, portfolio managers, derivatives traders, treasurers and financial directors, risk managers, business analysts with financial institutions or fin-tech start-ups, quantitative asset managers or hedge fund managers. After choosing the Real Estate Finance track, you may become an asset manager, securitisation specialist or international property broker. You may also choose a career in stock analysis, acquisitions or credit management, or become an appraiser, consultant or project manager in real estate. From the Asset Management track, graduates move on to become portfolio managers, investment managers, risk managers, options traders and asset managers with pensions funds, hedge funds, private banking, mutual funds and regulatory institutions. The track in Banking and Regulation is for those who aim to work in regulatory agencies at the national and transnational levels, or in banking and consulting.

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