Business and Management in Amsterdam

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Second year Business and Management students enrolled on CORP2165 Contemporary Management are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 70 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Business and management students can visit Amsterdam to better understand the operations of contemporary organizations. Students will analyse three breweries – Heineken, Brouwerij de Prael and Brouwerij ‘t IJ – to learn about their day to day activities as well as their unique history that embeds them within the Netherlands. Students will tour their facilities as well as sample their beverages. A presentation by their senior management may also be possible, but depends on their scheduling and can only be confirmed in February.

The ACA will take out of storage their 2015 exhibition for Heineken’s 150-year anniversary. Students will be able to handle historical materials and this will be used to build an academic case study. This material will also formulate a lecture that will be delivered by Nicholas Black in semester 2 and be part of the summer exam. The academic merits of this trip will teach students how to analyse multiple cases and will contextualise the academic literature on organizational culture and organizational structure by applying it to three contemporary organizations.

The trip will also be enjoyable and students also have free-time in order to explore the city by themselves. While visiting Heineken, Brouwerij de Prael and Brouwerij ‘t IJ are exciting academic-led trips, Amsterdam has much to offer and students are encouraged to explore.

Cultural activities

Optional cultural activities may include visiting the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam has a delightful canal system and beautiful houses all of which are walkable within the city centre. Amsterdam is famous for establishing the world’s stock exchange and has a rich history in business and management.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Dutch immigration requirements.

EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to the Netherlands and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Wednesday 27 February 2019
  • Return date: Friday 1 March 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £250
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 29 October 2018 9am