The minor in Business Administration is a 30 EC programme taught in English.
During the course Foundations of business administration you become familiar with the foundations of business administration: strategy, marketing, finance, accounting, logistics, technology, and human resource management. Using business model thinking, you combine and apply the knowledge from these disciplines to study businesses in the course Business Model Innovation.
The course Business Professional familiarizes you with different functional management jobs, including CEO, Marketing, HRM, and CTO. Part of doing business is being able to produce and interpret financial data.
During the course Business Model Assessment you become familiar with finance and accounting practices.
During the final course, Business Project, you are asked to apply the knowledge acquired in the other courses, as they are asked to design and conduct a consultancy project for a real-life organization.
Across all courses a variety of traditional and innovative teaching techniques are used to create a comprehensive learning experience. In addition to academic skills, the programme emphasizes professional skills, including creativity, communication, team working, reflexivity, and consultancy.
For specific information about each course, please visit our study guide.
The minor in Business Administration is for students in their 3rd year of a university bachelor's programme who want to acquaint themselves with the core principles of business administration. The entrance requirements for the minor in Business Administration are basic knowledge of math and statistics, as provided in the academic core of any academic programme at VU Amsterdam or equivalent. The programme is open to non-VU students as well. Students in the BSc programmes Economics and (International) Business Administration are excluded from participating in this university minor.
If you like to enroll in the minor Business Administration you should submit two documents to admissionminorBA@vu.nl before 1 August. One document containing grades and GPA, and one document expressing a motivation why you would like to participate in the minor. You will be notified about your acceptance before 14 August. Late entries, before 8 September, will only be considered if places are available. In addition to requesting admission to the programme you should enroll through VUnet into all minor courses (periods 1-3). This is possible from 15 July. Non-VU students can register as a secondary course student (bijvak) via register.vu.nl. More information about this procedure can be found on this website in Dutch or in English.
1 semester (30 EC)
Economie, Recht en Bestuur
Gedrag en Maatschappij
School of Business and Economics