As a graduate, you will have become a valuable commodity for many private and public organisations: a university-trained expert in economics. ASE graduates are highly regarded for their independent minds as well as their strong interpersonal and transversal skills. Graduates can be found in a wide variety of organisations, including multinationals, financial institutions, consultancies, governmental agencies and NGOs and non-profit organisations.
Where do our graduates work?
Examples of positions currently held by Business Economics graduates include:
- consultant at Boston Consulting Group, PwC, Ernst & Young
- market maker at Optiver
- policy adviser with the European Commission
- decision support analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland
- financial analyst at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
- (business) analyst at ABN AMRO Bank, Rabobank, Breughel think tank
Career in research
Start off with the Research Master’s
Thinking of a career in academia? The best way to prepare yourself is to follow a research Master's programme before you commence with your PhD. The Research Master's programme in Economics, Finance and Econometrics is offered by the Tinbergen Institute. It offers you access to a doctoral programme at the UvA or another university.
Obtain your PhD
We offer thriving English-taught PhD programmes with excellent opportunities if you want to embark on a doctoral thesis following your Master’s.
All graduates have access to our extensive alumni network, with more than 186.000 alumni worldwide. This network empowers graduates to connect with fellow alumni, students, staff, and corporate relations of UvA Economics and Business. They can explore their fields of interest and discover new opportunities.
Career preparation during your Master's
Our Career Centre is here to help you prepare for your professional career. This team of personal development assistants, career coaches, and internship advisors will assist you in increasing your employability and confidence after graduation. Benefit from:
- career coaching
- professional skills workshops
- CV checks
- networking events
Sabyasachi Sengupta started his studies MSc Business Economics in 2010 and graduated in 2011. 'Studying at the University of Amsterdam was a great decision. I had a great time. The Professors were very cooperative and erudite. The courses always encouraged to do a deep dive analysis on subjects and that skill has been very effective and useful at work.'