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Business Administration: Designing Effective Organisations

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.

This minor 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 1 semester.

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  • Management Accounting 1 for Business
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  • Strategic Management
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  • Evidence-based management
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Find detailed course descriptions in the Course Catalogue (updated 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 not open  for students from UvA Economics and Business Bachelor's programme in Business Administration. Students in Economics and Business Economics take the course "Corporate Social Responsibility" as an alternative to the course Management Accounting 1 for Business as it overlaps with their own programme.

Application and Admission

The application deadline has passed and we will no longer accept applications.

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