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Business Administration: Strategy and Organization at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Companies and people: how they work, what roles they play

 

An IT start-up and a large corporate bank, or a big online retail firm and an international NGO. Businesses that on a first glance might not have a lot in common. But when you look closer, both are companies that need people to lead, to innovate and to work together. What do different organisations have in common, and what are the differences? How do they complement each other? And why are some more successful than others? If you are curious about the ins and outs of this ‘game’, about the companies active in business services and about the people who work for them, then Business Administration is the Master’s programme for you.


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Business Administration: Strategy and Organization

How do you formulate and implement a business strategy that keeps you competitive in a dynamic market? What does it take to strategically engage with other organisations – including competitors, consumers and NGOs? What are the components of a strategy that not only ensures financial success, but also sustainable and socially responsible business practises?

 

If you're curious about the answers to these questions, then you’re the right fit for the Strategy & Organisation Master’s programme. You’ll learn to manage strategic and organisational challenges and develop profound skills in analytics, reflexivity and critical thinking. You’ll gain the skills to act responsibly and with foresight in complex and dynamic environments. In short, you’ll learn what it takes to not only develop the strategies that succeed, but also how to bring them to life within complex organisations looking to you to solve their real-life challenges.

 

The Strategy & Organisation Master’s from VU Amsterdam will teach you how to develop and design competitive strategies and how to put them into practice. After two core courses, you can choose one of two study tracks. One related to rethinking relationships with competitors, the other related to stakeholder demand for improved Corporate Social Responsibility.


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Business Administration: Strategy and Organization

On completing the Master’s programme in Business Administration you will have a thorough understanding how business and people work – individually and together.

 

Because you have the option to choose from a wide range of specialisations, our programme opens the door for a variety of job opportunities. You possess both sought-after business knowledge and essential soft skills which make you a great addition to any company and gives you a head start on the job market.


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Business Administration: Strategy and Organization

Admission requirements with an international degree

 

Please visit the curriculum page to see the additional requirements that apply to each specialization, and then follow the steps below to apply.

 

English language requirements

The admission board wants to stress the intensity of the programme: reading scientific articles and writing papers will be a key part, all in a very high pace. Your English language skills, both oral and written, are extremely important in this programme. As you will have to communicate frequently with your fellow students and you will be working with and for international companies.

 

VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed a bachelor or master in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

 

The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this Master's programme are:

  • IELTS (academic):
  • Minimum general score 6.5
  • Minimum score writing 6.0
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: 92 overall
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C

 

Please note that students who need a study visa must submit their English test results before 1 June. All other students have to submit the test certificate before 31 August (preferably sooner).

 

TOEFL and IELTS tests must have been completed no more than two years before 1 September of the year in which your course starts. Note that TOEFL MyBestScore is not accepted. Our institution code is 7947.

 


 

I have a Dutch university level (WO) bachelor’s degree (VU bachelor’s degree, VU premaster or bachelor’s degree at another university)

 

Admission requirements

 

With a Bachelor's degree in (International) Business Administration, Economics or Econometrics and Operations Research from Dutch Universities you can review this document for Financial Management and this document for the other specializations. Any additional admission requirements can be found on the Curriculum page of this website.

 

Please note: this information is only meant as an indication of your admissibility. No rights can be derived from this table. Every application will be reviewed individually by the Admission Board. The final admission decision may differ from the indication in this table. If your programme is not listed but contains enough relevant courses, please feel free to apply.


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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Business & Economics, Law, MBA

Degree

Master of Business Administration

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 16630 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Business & Economics, Law, MBA

Degree

Master of Business Administration

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 16630 EUR / year

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