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Business Administration

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Interested in studying and working in an international environment? Then the Business Administration programme at the Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam might be for you.

Bachelor’s in Business Administration explained

Learn more about what the BSc Business Administration is and what aspects you will learn during this 3-year programme.

Explore the broad field of international business

The Bachelor's in Business Administration is a 3-year programme. During this programme, you will learn the ins and outs of the field of international businesses. Including strategy, marketing, digital business and human resources.

Top-5 reasons to study Business Administration at UvA

  1. Study in an international environment 
    Your lecturers and fellow students come from all over the world. A great start to your network.
  2. Study with the best of the best 
    There is only room for the best and brightest. Challenge yourself.
  3. Be inspired by extraordinary guest lectures
    Learn from thought-provoking researchers, strategists and business professionals. Engaging you in challenging real-life business cases. Put theory into practice.
  4. Compile your 3rd year 
    Go abroad, take a minor or do a work placement. The choice is yours.
  5. Earn an internationally recognised BSc title
    You will take the BSc Business Administration at the Amsterdam Business School, part of the University of Amsterdam. Only a few Dutch universities have earned a place in the top 100 universities worldwide as we have. A BSc from the UvA immediately raises your profile on the international stage.
Selection procedure BSc Business Administration

To be eligible for admission in the BSc Business Administration, you are required to participate in a selection procedure. Are you curious to know how this procedure works? Programme director Frank Belschak and Bachelor’s student Nika Urgant explain it to you.

Ekatarina Derkach, student BSc Business Administration
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There are plenty of opportunities for personal development Ekatarina Derkach, student BSc Business Administration Read about Ekatarina's experiences with this Bachelor's

After graduation

The Bachelor in Business Administration is a great step towards a Master's programme or a 1st job. After you finish your studies you may find work at:

  • multinationals
  • banks, pension funds and insurers
  • non-profit organisations
  • consultancy firms
  • start-ups (or as an entrepreneur launching your own company)
'You get a lot of support to get the best out of yourself'

Watch Josianne's experiences with the BSc Business Administration.

Is Business Administration for you?

Choosing a programme is not a decision that you want to take lightly. While it is important to choose a programme that appeals to you, of course, this fact alone does not guarantee success. If the following profile sounds familiar to you, Business Administration may be the right choice:

  • You are fascinated by the world of business practice.
  • You want to know what role businesses play in the economy and how they influence one another.
  • You have an interest in human behaviour.
  • You are good at and enjoy mathematics.
  • You are able to work both independently and in a team.
  • You can communicate effectively in English.
  • You are able to formulate your opinions well, and you have an inquisitive and critical attitude.
  • You are eager to learn and enjoy exploring new areas of knowledge.

Please note that our Bachelor’s programme in Business Administration is a high-quality Bachelor's with good career prospects. This is why the number of places available in this programme is limited to 750 in the 1st year. To be eligible for admission in this programme, you are required to participate in our selection procedure.

Comparison Business Administration and Economics and Business Economics

Do you want to find out the main differences and similarities between our Bachelor’s programmes in Business Administration and Economics and Business Economics? Or are you still not sure which programme is the right fit for you? Check out the infographic.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme BSc Business Administration
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 50897
Location Roeterseiland campus