The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is part of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) established in 1632 and currently one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. The ABS is one of two Schools within the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB). Initiatives by the FEB to establish a separate business school were started in 2001, and the formal launch of the ABS took place in 2003. The ABS has been EQUIS accredited since 2007.
The mission of the ABS is to offer an inspiring, international learning community to study business and management, where both staff and students can develop their capacities to optimum effect.
The ABS is committed to advancing the understanding of business and its role in society, and to leverage synergies between the School and the Amsterdam metropolitan area.
The ABS vision is as follows:
- We want to create independent minds that have an impact in international business and society.
- We want to be seen as thought leaders on themes that are in the spotlights of international business.
- We want to be truly international in terms of student population, research and corporate partnerships.
- Finally, we want to be known for excellent research and teaching, outstanding students and flawless operations.