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MSc Business Economics (Competitive Law and Economics)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

16350 EUR
2006 EUR
2006 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
Faculty of Economics and Business
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)600

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About this course

This academic master’s programme teaches students to analyse the functioning of corporations and other organisations from a clear microeconomic perspective, both internally and in the market context in which they operate. The programme places a strong emphasis on an analytical and quantitative approach and way of thinking so that graduates are able to conduct research in Business Economics subjects.

In the Competition Law and Economics track, students of the Business Economics Master’s programme learn to understand the intricacies of competition and the regulations that govern it. This one year research based Master programme has a strong international focus on the functioning of organisations in regulated competitive environments.

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Eligibility Criteria

Please read all the requirements carefully. In the online application you will be asked to upload proof of all mentioned requirements.

  • Academic Bachelor's degree
  • English language proficiency
  • GRE
  • Motivation and initiative
  • Referee

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Course Modules

First semester

  • Students start with two foundation courses on business behaviour: Strategy and either Markets & Organisations or Advanced Industrial Organisation.
  • Parallel to this they gain knowledge in the specialisation courses Applied Econometrics and European Competition Law. Courses in law will be taught at the Faculty of Law, which gives them opportunity to interact with another discipline.
  • At the end of the semester, they are fully prepared to take on the applied course Empirical Market Analysis. 

Second semester

  • The second semester starts with the two complementary specialisation courses: Competition Policy and Applied Industrial Organization. These focus on several landmark competition cases and the economic theory of harm that is at the heart of them. Students learn to apply theoretical and empirical industrial organization.
  • Throughout the semester, they work on your thesis research, for which we offer thesis seminars to help the processes of formulating a clear and interesting novel research project, embedded in the existing literature, developing proper models and collecting and analysing data.
  • Students have the freedom to integrate their thesis writing with an internship and/or a period of studies abroad. The track concludes with their submission of the final thesis in the summer.

The exact Course Schedule can be found here: http://ase.uva.nl/binaries/content/assets/programmas/business-economics/schedules-2016-17/be-competition-law-and-economics-nieuw-ms2.pdf?2954073179761

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How to Apply

Please make sure to follow each step carefully.  

  • Check the entry requirements
  • Register in Studielink
  • Start your application
  • Pay the tuition fee after admission

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