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  • Application DeadlineLast date you can apply to the program.
    01 Jun '20
  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    12 months
  • Avg. GMATAverage GMAT score for the program.
    648
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program
    $40k-$50k

The Amsterdam MBA, Full-Time Overview

Are you an ambitious professional who wishes to pursue a career in the international business world? Then the Amsterdam MBA is designed for you! 

5 Reasons for choosing the Amsterdam MBA

  1. Boutique MBA. Our classes are small, with a maximum of 25 students. This gives you ample opportunity to interact with your lecturers and fellow students. 
  2. Customised approach. Through electives and training courses, you can tailor the programme to your personal needs and career ambitions.
  3. Network-oriented MBA. Both the Amsterdam business community and international partners are closely related to the programme.
  4. Personal one-to-one career guidance. You get access to our career coaching team, workshops in developing your professional skills and network opportunities with top recruiters.
  5. International Study Trip to South Africa. Deep-dive into a vibrant ecosystem and experience business execution in an emerging market.

Curriculum & Electives

The core curriculum of the Amsterdam MBA consists of four clusters addressing various key challenges for future leaders in business and society. Students also take part in the Amsterdam Leadership Programme (ALP) and an In-Company Project.

You will become an expert in the following clusters:

  1. Leadership
  2. Strategy & Operations
  3. Finance & Accounting 
  4. Contemporary Management Issues

Beside the core curriculum, you can choose from the following electives:

  • Analysing & Resolving Conflicts
  • M&A and Restructuring
  • Corporate Venturing
  • Scaling-up businesses
  • Organisational & Leadership Agility
  • Innovation Management
  • Product Management

The Amsterdam Leadership Programme

The ALP is about developing your personal and professional leadership skills, building unique leadership talents and gaining top management insights. The idea is not to provide a single ‘correct’perspective, but rather to encourage personal reflection and insight critical for future work and personal success.

In-Company Project

Applying the acquired knowledge to real world business challenges, students develop their consulting skills in a self-selected company environment ranging from start-ups to multinational enterprises. Companies that have participated in our MBA In-Company Project include Avanade, TomTom, Heineken, Vodafone, Philips and several start-up companies.

MBA full-time:  facts & figures

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • 14 hours per week of scheduled class time
  • 26 - 36 hours per week for preparation, casework and assignments
  • 4 classes in parallel per block
  • Classes on Monday until Thursday
  • Extracurricular activities on Friday (career workshops, company visits and guest speaker events)
  • Officially recognised Master’s degree. Title to be obtained: MBA
  • International students: 92%

For further information: please contact [email protected]

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised Research University
  • 3 years post-graduate work experience
  • GMAT / GRE score report (waivers available for candidates with an MSc degree)
  • English proficiency

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Program Highlights

Start Month
Sep
Class Size
25
Avg. Work Experience
7
Avg. Student Age
31
Int'l Students
92%
Women Students
44%
Employed (Post 3 Months)
96%
Scholarship
Yes
Accreditations
AMBA|EQUIS|AACSB

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a boutique MBA?

The Amsterdam MBA is a boutique MBA, where personal attention is in the centre of how we work with, and for our MBA candidates. We carefully select only 25 full-time and 25 part-time candidates, to encourage classroom discussions and your own contribution. After all, you can only learn from each other if you also get the opportunity to share your ideas.

Is the GMAT compulsory?

The GMAT is compulsory for candidates who have a Bachelor’s as their highest degree. We give exemptions for candidates who have pursued a business  or quantitative Master’s, e.g. in the field of mathematics, physics, finance or international business. Please check with the MBA Admissions Team if you are eligible for a GMAT waiver.

What do you expect from an Amsterdam MBA candidate?

Like any other MBA programme, we want ambitious and intelligent candidates who have a story to share. Moreover, we are looking for leadership potential: people who can inspire and have a critical and open mindset.

Why should we choose the Amsterdam MBA?

The Amsterdam MBA has Triple Crown accreditation, only 25 carefully selected students, a 96% job placement rate and we are located in the heart of Amsterdam, where all major (international) businesses are located. The University of Amsterdam is also consistently ranked within the top 3 universities in the Netherlands. top university in the Netherlands.

What does the application process entail?

The application process consists of three steps, Application (1), Assessment (2) and Interview (3). In total, the application process takes around 4 weeks.