Companies and collaboration

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education and excellent research in business administration and economics with a focus on contributing to the social, economic and ecological challenges of our time. To maintain a close connection with the professional field, we collaborate with public and private organizations in various ways. You can think about collaborating in research initiatives, providing business cases, giving guest lectures or taking part in career events to meet our talent.

Research Initiatives

The Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI) is the business-oriented research institute of the School of Business and Economics. In addition to providing top-tier education, the institute focuses on conducting high-quality academic research on a wide range of business topics, often collaborating with organisations such as ABN AMRO, Deloitte, KPMG, Continental AG and (regional) governments. In the latest evaluation by QANU, ABRI received a rating of ‘very good’ for quality and relevance and an ‘excellent’ rating for viability. The contact person for enquiries is Mr N.M. Konijn (n.m.konijn@vu.nl).

Meeting talent

Throughout the academic year, SBE Career Services hosts various events, such as workshops, business cases and career events. These are great occasions to increase your company's visibility, build your talent network or recruit interns and graduates in Business and Economics. Besides, you can join the SBE career platform to promote your vacancies, events and internship opportunities to all students of the School of Business and Economics free of charge. For an even broader range of events, you can explore the numerous activities of the SBE study associations Aureus and Kraket.

Do you want to find out more? Get in touch with our students, or reach out to SBE Career Services to discuss the possibilities.