You will gain direct admission after completing the pre-master's programme; this is a full-time programme with courses on at least three days per week.
The pre-master's programme is a deficiency programme that provides the necessary knowledge and prepares you for this master's programme. It is a 30 EC program that takes place in the second semester, from February through July. These courses involve both content as well as academic skills and knowledge, and research methods.
Course details in the study guide
In order to be admitted to the pre-master’s programme you must have:
- a bachelor’s degree from a business or economics faculty from an NVAO accredited institute of Higher Education
- a GPA of 7.5 or higher, calculated over the last three years.
If you do not meet these admission requirements you can remedy / eliminate these deficiencies by submitting a recent GMAT with a score of 550 or higher, or an equivalent GRE test.
If you don’t meet the admission requirements of GPA and faculty, you can be admitted to the pre-master's programme by submitting a ‘Graduate Management Admission Test’ (GMAT) with a combined score of at least 550 for the parts Verbal and Quantitative.
Also note the following:
- The score may not be older than five years, counted from the date you start with the pre-master's
- The Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment score do not count for admission
Please fill in the test that 'Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam' may receive your score. The official score will be sent by GMAT to VU. Please note that it may take up to 20 calendar days for the VU to receive your GMAT score, so plan GMAT on time.
You can also submit a ‘Graduate Record Examinations’ (GRE) score for the parts Verbal and Quantitative to satisfy the GMAT score requirement. To convert your GRE score to its GMAT equivalent, use the GRE Comparison Tool!
Tuition fee 2022-2023: EUR 1.105,00
Deadlines and application
The programme starts each year in February, you must have completed your application before 31 January.