Business Analytics (Master Degree)

the Netherlands

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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 16630 per year

All study options

About Business Analytics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Use data and algorithms to achieve business success

Are you keen to harness the power of data science, statistics and machine learning to optimise results and achieve strategic objectives? Ready to combine insights from mathematics, computer science and economics with highly developed communication skills? The Master's programme in Business Analytics will deepen your knowledge - making you key to the success of any organisation.

The programme has four tracks, giving you the opportunity to specialise in your own area of interest:

  • Optimisation of Business Processes
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Research
  • You'll finish with a six-month internship at a company, which is often the first step to a thriving career.

    Study options for this course

    • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
    • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
      Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2143 per yearInternational course feesEUR 16630 per year
    • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
      Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2143 per yearInternational course feesEUR 16630 per year
    • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
      Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2143 per yearInternational course feesEUR 16630 per year

    Entry requirements

    The Business Analytics programme is open to both Dutch and international students. The Faculty's Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.

    In order to gain admission to the Business Analytics Master's programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score.

    Specific requirements for the Business Analytics Master's programme

    For admission to the Business Analytics programme, a Bachelor's degree in Business Analytics or a closely related Bachelor is required. In general, we expect the following subjects to be part of your Bachelor's programme:

    • 90 ECTS or equivalent of Mathematics/Econometrics/Computer Science courses at the Bachelor's level.
    • 45 ECTS or equivalent of Mathematics courses at the Bachelor's level, including Probability and Statistics.

    at least one course (6 ECTS) of programming in Java or Python

    Admission to the dual programme

    Admission to the dual Master's programme is granted to those who have a Business Analytics Bachelor's degree. For those with another university level Bachelor's degree, such as Mathematics, Econometrics, Computer Science, or a Bachelor's degree from a University of Applied Sciences (HBO), admission may be granted on an individual basis. Those seeking admission to the dual Master's programme should realise that admission also depends on obtaining suitable employment. Business Analytics has contacts with a number of companies that are interested in participating in this programme.

    Please note, that courses in the dual programme are to be followed in the standard course schedule (and hence, during the day): a special schedule for dual students does not exist. It is usually necessary to visit the university several days per week to follow the programme. For more information, contact the master's coordinator.

    Due to visa restrictions and limits to issue work permits to students from abroad by the Dutch immigration authorities, the dual programme is only open for students living in the Netherlands.

    General English language proficiency requirements

    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 programme are:

    • IELTS: 6.5 overall
    • 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

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