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Business Administration: Designing Effective Organisations

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In this minor you focus on how companies can get competitive benefits from designing effective organisations based on thorough knowledge about motivating people, using ICT applications and developing efficient business processes. The minor also provides insight into current and expected developments within the theoretical and practical analysis of these core areas within business administration. You are encouraged to make research-based connections between the theory and practice of designing effective organisations.

What will you learn in this minor?

The minors is of interest for all students who aspire to fulfil policy- or management positions within business (banks and companies) or the government. A minor in Business Administration provides you with a good basis to be able to think about these types of issues and to work with the professionals in this field. After the completion of this minor you will be able to operate in local, national and international companies.

This minor does not provide admission to the Master’s programme in Business Administration.


The minor contains of 30 EC and can be completed in one semester. For 2020-2021 the programme includes the five compulsory courses of 6 EC each.

  Semester 1
Period 1 Human Resource Management
  Digital Entrepreneurship
  Management Accounting 1 for Business
Period 2 Strategic Management
Period 3 Evidence-based management

The detailed course descriptions will be made available in the new Course Catalogue. This Course Catalogue will be available in June.

Entry requirements

  • This minor is open for students who have successfully completed their first-year programme (60 EC) of a university Bachelor's programme.
  • Students from a University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who finished their first-year programme (60 EC) can also be admitted.
  • No prior knowledge in Economics or Mathematics is required.
  • This minor is open for students of Economics and Business, except Business Administration.

Application and Admission

The application for the academic year 2021-2022 will take place in April. We hope to share more details in February.

More info and contact

For more general information about taking a minor, visit the student website about minors at UvA Economics and Business. Or you can contact the Education Desk.

Facts & Figures
Mode Full-time
Credits 30 ECTS, 5 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September