Business Administration: University of Amsterdam

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Business Administration: University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam, International Office: MBA, Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1018 TV, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business and Ebusiness
Course Language(s) 
Course Beginning 
1 year
App Deadline 
+31 (0)20 525 6305
+31 (0)20 525 5092



An MBA is the key qualification for managers to advance their careers. Their courses are stimulating, demanding and comply fully with the specification of an MBA as defined by EQUIS and AMBA. MBA programme is designed to incorporate three Rs: rigour, relevance and reliability.

A multidisciplinary general management programme such as an MBA has to be taught with academic rigour. Practicalities of applying a MBA differ across industry, geography and time and this is why they emphasise the importance of understanding underlying theories. They link theory to practice, centre their work on real life examples, bring the business world into the classroom and take the student into the business world. Last, reliability is important - students need to be confident in their knowledge while at the same time understanding its limitations. A business manager needs to be able to talk to various specialists in their own language but also know when to defer to their expertise.

Career perspectives

Amsterdam MBA graduates embark on a career in areas where a thorough understanding of the complexities of international business is essential, such as multinationals, international consultancy firms, international financial institutions and banks.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor or Master degree: Applicants are required to hold a recognized Bachelor or Master degree;
  • Work experience: A minimum of three years of relevant business experience is required;
  • GMAT or GRE: The GMAT or GRE is compulsory for all applicants to the full-time programme. Applicants with a PhD may apply for an exemption. They require a minimum GMAT score of around 600 and a minimum analytical writing score of around 4.0. The required minimum GRE score is around 620 (quantitative) and around 4.0 for analytical writing (the combined score should be 1200 or higher).
  • English language proficiency:
    • Minimum TOEFL score: 100
    • Minimum IELTS score: 7.0

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