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What can you expect to achieve with your MSc in Business Economics and a specialisation in one of our tracks? Job prospects are excellent. Also your Master’s will introduce you to an extensive and international network of professionals that include many UvA alumni.

Expert in economics

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:

  • multinational corporations
  • financial institutions
  • consultants and think tanks
  • governmental agencies
  • 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
  • consultant at Ernst & Young
  • market maker at Optiver
  • policy advisor with the European Commission
  • decision support analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland
  • consultant at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • manager at ING Bank Financial Markets
  • financial analyst at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • business analyst at ABN AMRO Bank and Rabobank
  • analyst with the 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.

Alumni network

All graduates have access to our extensive UvA Bridge alumni network, with more than 186,000 alumni worldwide. This online community enables graduates to find and connect with fellow alumni, students, staff and corporate relations of UvA Economics and Business, in their field of interest and to find new opportunities.

Recommended by our alumni

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.'

Career preparation during your Master's

Studying at UvA Economics and Business goes beyond academic learning. Our Career Centre helps you to explore your options, develop skills and connect to companies so you can make your transition to the job market with confidence.

  • Career journey

    We didn’t craft a one way programme, but selected essential options in 5 categories. This way you can put together your own career journey. In your own time. At your own pace.

  • Career preparation activities

    In addition to the career knowledge and skills you can develop, the Faculty of Economics and Business, study associations and our corporate partners offer many career preparation activities to support you on your personal career journey. For example:

    • career coaching
    • professional skills workshops
    • network events
    • personality tests
    • CV checks

    This all helps to increase your employability and confidence about your next step after graduation.

Orientation Year Permit

The Orientation Year permit is a 1-year permit that allows recent international graduates to live and work in the Netherlands without a permit for 1 year.