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Business Administration: Human Resource Management

Companies need to deal with different stakeholders: clients, suppliers, competitors, the governmental bodies and so on. One important group of stakeholders are the companies’ employees. How do you attract talented employees to work for your company or team? How do you motivate your team members? How can you manage and reduce stress at work and try to make sure that your employees are happy and engaged at work? In this minor we will focus particularly on how to understand and manage the people in a company adequately.

This minor enables you to solve issues around human resource management ('people management'). You will be encouraged to adopt a critical approach towards the many theoretical perspectives within the professional field and then apply the knowledge that you have gained to practical situations.

Transition to a Master

This minor does not provide direct admission to the Master’s programme in Business Administration. Depending on your Bachelor's programme, it may provide enough in depth knowledge for a conditional admission.


The minor contains of 30 EC and can be completed in 1 year (2 semesters).

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  • Strategic Management
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  • Evidence-Based Management
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  • Organisational Behaviour
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  • Management and Leadership in the Digital Age
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Find detailed course descriptions in the Course Catalogue (updated in June)

This is a new minor so it cannot be found as a minor in the current Course Catalogue. You can look up the individual courses.
The new course catalogue containing the final programme will be published in the beginning of June.

Entry requirements

  • You must have successfully completed your first year (60 EC) of a Bachelor’s programme at a research university (WO).
  • 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 to students of UvA Economics and Business Bachelor's programme in Business Administration.

Application and Admission

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

More info and contact

For more general information about applying for and 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, 9 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September