Voor de beste ervaring schakelt u JavaScript in en gebruikt u een moderne browser!
Je gebruikt een niet-ondersteunde browser. Deze site kan er anders uitzien dan je verwacht.

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.

What will you learn in this minor?

The minors 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 one semester. For 2020-2021 the programme includes the five compulsory courses of 6 EC each.

  Semester 1
Period 1 Human Resource Management
  Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  Management Accounting 1 for Business
Period 2 Strategic Management
Period 3 Evidence-based management

The detailed course descriptions will be made available in the new Course Catalogue. This Course Catalogue will be available 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 open for students of Economics and Business, except 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

Thank you for your interest in our minor programme. Unfortunately, the minor has reached its capacity and the waiting list is also full. For alternative minors, we recommend you to take a look at our website.

This minor has a limited capacity and works on a first come first serve basis. Please note that your can only apply for one minor at the Faculty of Economics and Business. All other applications at our Faculty will not be taken into consideration.

What do you need to apply?

All students

  • a short motivation to be copied in the application form

Non-UvA students:

  • Latest 11 May: Sign up as an elective student (bijvak student) for Bachelor's in Business Administration in Studielink. Important: make sure that your start date is 1 September 2021.
    You will not be able to sign up for the minor without enrolment.
  • a signed and stamped transcript of grades. We understand that due to the corona crisis it might be difficult to provide us with a certified transcript. Therefore, as an exception, we will also accept non-certified transcripts for the minor applications. We rely on your integrity.

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
Conditions for admission
Starts in September