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Amsterdam Business School
University of Amsterdam


 

Address Roetersstraat 11, 1018 WB Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Tel. No. +31 20-525 4388
Fax No. +31 20-525 5092
E-mail address admissions-abs@uva.nl
Courses Master Program in International Finance


 


About the School and University


The Amsterdam Business School: EQUIS accreditation

The Faculty of Economics and Business of the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) is host to the Amsterdam Business School (ABS). The ABS provides high-level business education with a strong academic basis for national and international undergraduates and postgraduates. The ABS is responsible for all business related programmes within the faculty. Students can study at the ABS from their bachelor and master of science through to post-experience degrees like the Amsterdam MBA and various executive master programmes.

The Amsterdam Business school offers high-quality academic education and research in business administration. Our education is characterised by small-scale interactive seminars and workshops and case-based programmes, thus providing graduates with the ability to continue learning throughout their career. Both the Amsterdam MBA as well as the MIF attract top international students and serve as flagship programmes of the business school.

Tuesday the 27th of February 2007 the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) awarded EQUIS accreditation to the ABS. EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. The ABS joins around 100 other elite schools from all over the world including the London Business School, INSEAD and IMD. This represents a remarkable achievement for the school in the six years since its inauguration. Over this time student numbers have boomed, new courses have been established including the launch of a successful MBA into a fiercely competitive market, the ratio of full-time staff from outside the Netherlands has risen to around 30% and those holding a PhD to over 80%. This renewal of the academic staff has lead to exceptional growth in research output. The recent move to teaching MSc courses in English has stimulated a surge in foreign students which, together with the internationally diverse staff, allows the school to offer a global educational experience to both incoming and domestic students.

The Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)

The Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) has a long history. The Universiteit van Amsterdam evolved from the Athenaeum Illustre (1632) and now, with around 25,000 students, 5,000 staff and a budget of over 487 million euros it takes its place among the large comprehensive universities of Europe. It belongs to the League of European Research Universities and maintains intensive contact with universities all over the world. At the Universiteit van Amsterdam, education and research are conducted in the seven faculties of the humanities, the social and behavioural sciences, economics and business, law, the natural sciences, medicine and dentistry.

The Universiteit van Amsterdam has a broad academic curriculum. UvA staff publish around 7,500 academic articles each year. The university's fundamental academic research is top of the international league in many respects, and the applied research programmes are often of an interdisciplinary nature and are frequently concerned with social issues.

The UvA aims to offer an inspiring, broadly oriented international academic environment where both staff and students can develop their capacities to optimum effect. The UvA is characterised by a critical, creative and international atmosphere, open-minded and strongly engaged with society. Because the UvA is located in both historic and modern buildings spread throughout the city, the university forms an integral part of the city of Amsterdam.

Rankings

The Universiteit van Amsterdam has been ranked as number 69 in the world according to the recently published World University Rankings of The Times Higher Education Supplement. The Netherlands is doing very well with 11 Dutch universities in the top 200. The report states: 'Dutch universities are very international; they are also popular with employers and produce much-cited research'.

Within continental Europe (excl. UK) the UvA is ranked as number 10. Furthermore, the UvA is the highest ranked comprehensive university of the Netherlands, ahead of Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University, Utrecht University and the Free University. The Amsterdam Business School is proud to have contributed significantly and we will strive to keep up the high standards and even improve in the years to come.


 


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