There are many ways to gain practical experience. Which one suits you best? Explore the options within UvA.
As a board or committee member of the faculty student council you will build practical (networking and organisational) skills. At the same time you become more aware of your own interests, abilities and skills.
But first: explore and find out if becoming a board or committee member is your thing.
If you want to be more involved with the faculty organisation and its students, becoming a board member of the EB Faculty Student Council (FSR) could be something for you.
Besides building practical (networking and organisational) skills, you'll become more aware of your own abilities.
The faculty student council (FSR) represents student's interests on faculty policy to the faculty board. The FSR consists of a maximum of twelve students from various study programmes offered at the faculty.
Internships are a fantastic stepping-stone towards your future career.
An internship is a perfect and unique opportunity to:
Find out your possibilities for doing an internship. As a Non-EU/EEA student, additional requirements may apply when you wish to do an internship in the Netherlands.
UvA Job board offers you a broad range of internship opportunities.
As a Master’s student you have the chance to find out what a typical working day looks like at companies such as Triodos Bank, BISSEL International Trading Company, PwC and CBS.
Apply for the ‘Intern for a Day’ programme and connect with our Economics and Business alumni. They will give you a peek into their daily businesses and tell you all about their motivation and (first) career steps.
The programme is a perfect and unique possibility to:
Are you a MSc Business Administration student? Then you'll follow courses in ABS’s Business Lab in the second semester. You'll have the opportunity to choose two electives courses and work on two challenging real business cases.
During the second semester you can select two elective courses in the ABS’s Business Lab. This allows you to tailor the programme to your own interests and skills, and bridging the gap between theory and practice.
During your chosen two electives, inspiring leading global companies submit a real business case to your classroom and challenge you to solve it in six weeks. Vodafone, L'Oréal, AB InBev, Shell and ABN AMRO are great examples of companies that have previously joined the Business Labs.
The Branding course provides insight into how consumers perceive brands and the roles these brands play in their everyday lives.
You'll be discussing (amongst other topics): Schumpeterian entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship as a method, university technology transfer, cases in technology entrepreneurship, the role of technology for business innovation.
In this course you learn how different theoretical insights from strategic management and other managemant fields (organization theory, marketing, international business) can be applied to analyze how firms deal with their social and environmental issues.
In this course you learn about the causes of success and failure in creative entrepreneurship. You will study real-life cases and use those as starting points to better understand the determinants of success and failure.
In this course, you look at leadership from a managerial perspective. Plus you'll combine theory with leadership practice. Questions we raise and aim to answer include: What are qualities and abilities of effective leaders? What is charisma, how does it help leaders and can it be learned?
This course is meant for top talents with the ambition of making careers in retail.
During this course you explore a variety of topics including change management, (sources of) resistance to change, leader visions of change, and strategies to overcome resistance and mobilise employees to change.
This course delves into the state of the art of different aspects involved in managing a global workforce.
Design thinking is a new multidisciplinary approach to innovation challenges of organisations. You'll develop your knowledge of design thinking and design methods through:
In this course you'll learn about theory and practice of the financing of new entrepreneurial firms. Special attention will be devoted to understanding the motivation of the different players (mainly financier, entrepreneur) and how to reconcile their interest.
This course has a strong operational focus and includes a real-life case study, introduced by Vodafone Netherlands.
This course prompts you to think systematically about the globalisation of markets and firms. As well as the related phenomenon of business process offshoring.
This course will prompt students to think critically about how organisational theories and international business strategies and frameworks relate to and are impacted by the pursuit of the sustainable development goals.
In this course you'll get an overview of the management consulting industry and discuss current issues as well as future directions based on scholarly research. Also you'll to experience a strategy consulting project with practice-oriented exercises and a case study.
In this course you'll gain an understanding of what creativity is, and learn how to manage creativity at different levels within organisations.
This course will provide insights in the various aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions. Topics include:
This course is directed towards Master's students who want to develop professional negotiation skills.
This course introduces a broad array of mechanism and techniques that constitute the paradigm of online marketing.
Managing a business involves identifying, analysing and developing improvement opportunities in processes and the organisation. For a selection of common business problems, we learn standard quantitative analysis approaches.
In this course you'll learn the underlying theories as needed to be creative and innovative in implementing new and innovative organisation forms.
The course will cover topics important to performance management, with a focus on people. It addresses how to define, measure, and enhance performance, based upon the most recent academic insights.
This challenging course offers a unique educational programme for students interested in making careers in the retail industry. We focus on strategic and marketing retail topics.
The course utilises different theoretical perspectives to examine the features, development and impact of sustainable business models.
In this course you'll learn about strategic human resource management by looking at how organisations seek to achieve a competitive advantage through people. Also we look at the role of human resource management policy and practice in promoting ethics and socially responsible work practice.
With the intensive Minor Entrepreneurship you gain experience in setting up or further developing a real start-up with a team of students from different backgrounds.
You will develop a product or service that can actually be sold on the market or attract users.