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Business Administration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #61 (QS) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Administration is a broad discipline offered by University of Amsterdam. You take courses such as financial management, marketing, accounting and strategy, international business operations, business ethics and innovation management: all essential aspects of running a company efficiently. 
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The Business Administration programme offered by University of Amsterdam.

You will complete many assignments in small teams. This process will teach you to cooperate quickly and effectively with fellow students, each of whom has a different (potentially international) background. Employers increasingly value this skill as well.

During the 1st year of this Bachelor's the lectures will be given in English. You will also have the option to take your seminars in the 1st year in Dutch if you prefer. 

Career Opportunities

Where do our graduates work?

The possibilities are endless. Some of the many examples of potential employers include:

  • multinationals, banks, pension funds and insurance
  • companies (e.g. as financial analyst)
  • companies of all sizes in all industries (e.g. as marketing
  • manager)
  • government ministries (e.g. as advisor)
  • academic institutions (e.g. as lecturer)
  • consultancy firms (e.g. as accountant or management
  • consultant)
  • start-ups (entrepreneur: setting up your own business)

Most students go on to pursue a specialised Master's degree. You will be even more attractive to employers with an MSc title. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Economics and Business 
  • Strategy and Organisation
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Business Operations and Processes 
  • Principles of Economics and Business 
  • Project Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Secondary School Diploma
  • English Proficiency
  • Mathematics Proficiency
  • Undergraduate Foundation Programme

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9285 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9285 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Amsterdam

  • 1000 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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