MSc Business Economics

University of Amsterdam
Master's Degree
Study mode
1 year
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Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree in business economics, with a specialisation in Finance, Organisation Economics, Real Estate Finance or relevant field.

English Language Requirement:

  • Minimum score TOEFL test: 92, at least 20 on each sub-score (237 computer-based/580 paper-based test, reporting number 0398);
  • Minimum score IELTS-test: 6.5, at least 6 on each sub-score;
  • Minimum score Cambridge International Examinations: A (FCE), B (CAE), B (CPE).


The Master of Science in Business Economics is a one-year programme. The curriculum yields 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = ½ US credit). The academic year runs from September to June and is divided into two semesters, each with three blocks. Each block will be rounded off with an examination. Please refer to the academic calendar below for a clear lay-out.
The Business Economics programme offers three specialisations:

  1. Finance
  2. Organisation Economics
  3. Real Estate Finance

The Master's thesis is the final requirement to be completed prior to graduation. Students will write the thesis within the chosen specialisation. It will be supervised by one of the researchers from the relevant specialisation.

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