Career prospects


Given the curriculum's focus on the business world perspective, graduates may work for organisations that come into direct contact with governments and competition authorities, such as platform and high-tech companies (e.g. Airbnb, Google and Apple) but also established multinationals on the takeover trail (e.g. Heineken, AB InBev, Vattenfall and VodafoneZiggo). Graduates also become policymakers at domestic- and EU-level governmental units or administrative agencies concerned with market regulation (e.g., Ministry of Economic Affairs, ACM and EU DG Competition). Our graduates also obtain positions at international consultancy organisations and international law firms. Finally, thanks to our graduates’ broad training, some go on to become applied or academic researchers at a variety of organisations.

Students who complete the programme can pursue a career as, for example:

  • Strategy advisor to the board of directors, concerned with advising board members of the implications of competitive strategies to expand/maintain market power.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions consultant responsible for dealing with competition authorities.
  • Deal broker responsible for matching acquiring firms with targets in a legal and/or economic sense while taking special responsibility for the quality of covenants.
  • Policymaker at a public body such as a national or EU agency or ministry, or semi-public policy think-tank.
  • Researcher: You’ll acquire the skills and training to conduct further research at a university or research institute (e.g. an NGO or commercial research office).

Alumni Stories

Want to know more about the jobs our alumni went on to get? Browse the LinkedIn profiles of some of our graduates:

You can also read the testimonials to see what our students have to say.

After completing this Master’s, you will be an expert in the growth strategies of international high-growth businesses, the challenges these bring and potential solutions.

Programme director Kris De Jaegher

Career development

The programme aims to facilitate the connection between students and the job market, in particular through:

  • Guest lectures from experts in the field;
  • Inviting alumni to take part in various activities on campus, including informative presentations about their current employer and working environment, and/or social and networking events such as the annual career event;
  • Career events organised by students in cooperation with the student association;
  • Workshops aimed at developing your professional skills; and
  • The option to focus your thesis on research questions proposed by established organisations.
Students at the annual Careers Day

UU Career Services

UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills such as writing an application letter and CV or conducting a job interview. You can find more information about career services on UU Career Services for Dutch students or UU Career Services for international students. Furthermore, the alumni network supports graduates with workshops and meet-ups after graduation to expand their networks and skillsets.

UU Careers Day

Once a year, Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. The Careers Day event offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and group training sessions, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair. You can also take part in a job application training session or have your resume reviewed.