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Business Studies (MSc)

Course Description

The Master of Science in Business Studies trains students to analyse organisational issues and produce appropriate solutions. Business Studies focuses on a multidisciplinary approach.

Often analyses and solutions that make sense in one discipline - economics, psychology, sociology or political science - will have an unexpected impact in other parts of the organisation. By viewing issues in a coordinated, plural and managed way, the consequences can be mapped coherently.

Studying Business Studies at the University of Amsterdam

The Faculty of Economics and Business gives students the broad range of skills, knowledge and expertise they will need in the business world. Many lecturers in the MSc in Business Studies are researchers in the Finance Group at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS), one of Europe's top ten research-oriented finance departments. The Finance Group regularly hosts guest lectures on topics in Business Studies, given by visiting experts from all over the world. ABS' researchers are international experts and it has a thriving PhD programme (taught in English), providing opportunities for students to go on to doctoral studies following their Master programme.
Reasons to study at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)

The University of Amsterdam offers a world class education as proven by

* The ranking as 49th in the world, 5th in Europe and 1st in the Netherlands (Times Higher Education Ranking, Oct. 2009)
The Faculty of Economics and Business ranks in the top-10 economics departments in Europe (THES, 2007)
* Membership of the most important research communities such as LERU, a network of renowned research universities
* The award of the prestigious EQUIS accreditation of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) to the Business School.

In addition students have all the benefits of being in the centre of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and part of a varied, dynamic international student body. Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and the world's most multi-cultural city. Its population of 750,000 inhabitants contains 177 nationalities, more than New York. It is a centre of culture, commerce and entertainment and the faculty's central location means students have every opportunity to enjoy all the city has to offer.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold an Academic Bachelor degree (BSc or BA) in Business Studies, Business Administration or Commerce. Quantitative courses like mathematics and/or statistics and research oriented courses must be included in the Bachelor's curriculum. In addition, applicants must also have attended business courses like strategic management and marketing.

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