Business Economics

Business Economics

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 1 April
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: €14,950
Domestic tuition: €2,083

Program overview

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 students analyse a situation, weigh up the evidence and draw various conclusions for policy action.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



    . Academic Bachelor's degree Applicants holding an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree in (Business) Economics are eligible to apply to this programme. Students with an academic Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Administration (or any other academic BSc) with a strong quantitative orientation are also welcome to apply. General entry requirements Applicants applying for this Master’s programme are expected to meet the following requirements: 1. Microeconomics, Industrial Organization or Corporate Finance (intermediate/advanced level) must be included in the Bachelor’s curriculum. 2. Applicants must have also completed coursework in Statistics or Econometrics (intermediate/advanced level). 3. Additionally, sufficient knowledge of mathematics, game theory and organizational/managerial economics is required. Competition Law and Economics For the specialization Competition Law and Economics, there is a possibility to apply for students with a law degree (LLM) in European competition and/or antitrust law, provided they have a strong quantitative orientation as expressed in the general entry requirements. 2. English language proficiency We require evidence of English language proficiency: TOEFL IBT: 92, at least 22 on each sub-score (TOEFL institution code: 9011) IELTS Academic: 6.5, at least 6 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 recommended score, the remainder of your application will still be assessed. Completion of all sections is required. (specify sections) 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). Completion of all sections required. There is a minimum recommended overall score of 640. 4. 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. 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

    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.