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Bachelor's in Economics and Business

Full-time - Day-time class

Educational institute
College of Economics and Business
Credits
180 credits
Duration
3 years
Instruction language
English
Requirements
access for all profiles with additional requirements
The programme Schedule
Specialisation Economics - First-year curriculum - Specialisation Business Studies - Specialisation Economics and Finance

Schedule

Specialisation Business Studies

Specialisation Business Studies

BSc in Economics and Business - specialisation Business Studies: year 2
Semester 1 
    Block 1:
    Strategic Management (6 EC)
    MR1: Introduction to Academic Research (6 EC)
    Block 2:
    Finance (6 EC)
    Marketing (6 EC)
    Block 3:
    Project 1: Academic Writing and Literature Study (6 EC)
Semester 2
    Block 1:
    Management Accounting, Intermediate (6 EC)
    MR2: Quantitative Research Methods (6 EC)
    Block 2:
    Organizational Psychology (6 EC)
    Operations and Process Management (6 EC)
    Block 3:
    Project 2: Qualitative Research (6 EC)

BSc in Economics and Business - specialisation Business Studies: year 3
Semester 1 
    Block 1:
    Human Resources Management (6 EC)
    Elective (6 EC)
    Block 2:
    Entrepreneurship and Innovation (6 EC)
    Elective (6 EC)
    Block 3:
    Project 3: Quantitative Research (6 EC)
Semester 2
    Block 1:
    Marketing Management (6 EC)
    Strategy and Organization (6 EC)
    Block 2:
    Elective (6 EC) or Thesis Internship
    Bachelor's Thesis and Thesis Seminar Business Studies (12 EC)*
    Block 3:
    Bachelor's Thesis and Thesis Seminar Business Studies (12 EC) (continued)
*In academic year 2013-2014 the Thesis Seminar Business Studies will only be offered in the second Semester. Students who have planned to write their Bachelor's thesis in Semester 1 of 2013-2014 and will experience study delay of at least one Semester extra due to this change in de schedule, must submit a written request to the Board of Examiners before 1 September 2013. The request should contain an individual study plan for the completion of their Bachelor's programme.

Thesis Internship
Students can choose to do a Thesis Internship instead of an elective (6 EC). In which case they must replace the course Bachelor's Thesis and Thesis Seminar Business Studies (12 EC), with the course Bachelor's Thesis and Thesis Seminar Business Studies with Thesis Internship (18 EC) in their study programme.

Electives
Elective courses of a curriculum can be chosen from the Bachelor’s courses offered by:

Courses taken as electives in the study programme, have to meet the following requirements:

  • the student meets the entry requirements of the course;
  • the student is registered at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the UvA in the period that the course is taken;
  • the course needs to have at least the level of a second-year Bachelor's course, unless it is a language acquisition course for a maximum of 12 credits;
  • the course cannot have any overlap with other courses within the Bachelors’ programme of the student;
  • for a course outside the FEB, the student needs to ask permission of the Board of Examiners in advance. Please go to http://student.uva.nl/eco/az/a-z/a-z/content/folder/board-of-examiners/electives-inside-uva/electives-inside-uva.html.

Recommended electives
The study programme allows for free elective courses (18 EC). The following electives are particularly oriented towards business studies students:

List recommended electives Business Studies
Semester 1 
    Block 1:
    Cultural Industries (6 EC)
    Information Management (6 EC)
    Retail Marketing (6 EC)
    Block 2:
    Corporate Social Responsibility (6 EC)
    Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 (6 EC)
Semester 2
    Block 2:
    E-Business (6 EC)

Specialisation Business Studies with a Minor

BSc in Economics and Business - specialisation Business Studies with a Minor: year 3
Semester 1 
    UvA Minor (30 EC) or Study abroad (30 EC)
Semester 2
    Block 1:
    Marketing Management (6 EC)
    Strategy and Organization (6 EC)
    Block 2:
    Elective (6 EC) or Thesis Internship
    Bachelor's Thesis and Thesis Seminar Business Studies (12 EC)
    Block 3:
    Bachelor's Thesis and Thesis Seminar Business Studies (12 EC) (continued)

Thesis Internship
Students can choose to do a Thesis Internship instead of an elective (6 EC). In which case they must replace the course Bachelor's Thesis and Thesis Seminar Business Studies (12 EC), with the course Bachelor's Thesis and Thesis Seminar Business Studies with Thesis Internship (18 EC) in their study programme.

Minor or courses abroad for less than 30 credits
If the student obtains less than 30 credits during the exchange period, the student must do the mandatory courses Human Resources Management (6 EC), Entrepreneurship and Innovation (6 EC) and Project 3: Quantitative Research (6 EC).

Semester abroad
Courses taken abroad have to meet the following requirements:

  • the study programme for the first-year curriculum is fully completed;
  • the student meets the entry requirements of the course;
  • the course is taken during the period that the student is registered as a student at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the UvA;
  • the course needs to have at least the level of a second-year Bachelor's course, unless it is a language acquisition course for a maximum of 12 credits;
  • the course cannot have any overlap with other courses within the study programme of the student;
  • the course does not have to be economic/business orientated and can be from another field.

For the procedures regarding courses taken abroad, please go to http://student.uva.nl/eco/az/a-z/a-z/content/folder/board-of-examiners/electives-outside-uva/electives-outside-uva.html.
For more information about studying abroad, please go to http://student.uva.nl/eco/az/content/study-abroad-feb/study-abroad-feb.html.

Minor programme
A Minor programme of no more than 30 credits can only be a part of the study programme, if:

  • the student can provide a Minor certificate issued by a faculty or institute of a Dutch university;
  • the Minor programme does not include courses given within the Bachelor's programme for which the student is registered, with the exception of the Minor Entrepreneurship.