Hello there,

Student life is about more than lecture halls and studying at home. SABA, the study association for Business Analytics, is here to help you find out what studying is actually about! For the bachelor students, we organise a variety of events during the introduction days of the VU, and an exciting weekend in September for Business Analytics students only.

For master students there is a one-day introduction on August 28. Read more about that day here. The pre-master students are invited to join the bachelor faculty introduction on Monday 26 August.


21, 22, 23, 26 en 27 augustus 201921, 22, 23, 26 and 27 August 2019


21, 22, 23, 26 en 27 augustus 20127, 28 and 29 September 2019

VU Introduction days

From the 21st of August until the 27th August the introductory days of the VU will be held! This is the perfect time to start to get to know your fellow students from Business Analytics. There will be 2 programs, the 5-day program and the 2 day program. During the 5 day program you will learn everything you need to know about the VU, Amsterdam, SABA and the faculty. The costs of the 5-day program are 63 euros. During the 2-day program (26th and 27th of August) you will learn everything about the faculty. The costs of this program are 23 euros. Don’t hesitate to sign up!


Wednesday 21 Aug Central welcome & introduction
Information market, discover the VU
SABA borrel at Amsterdamned
Thursday 22 Aug Amsterdam city trip
Comedy night
Melkweg party
Friday 23 Aug Festival at Uilenstede
Monday 26 Aug Faculty day
Tuesday 27 Aug Faculty day: workshops
Final party

SABA Intro weekend

What better way to start off a new year, new university, new home than an old-fashioned getaway 'school trip' with your fellow first years? Enjoy an unforgettable weekend away from busy Amsterdam in a serene piece of typical Dutch countryside which our country has abbundantly.
Relax. Have a beer. Make new friends. We'll have everything from dinner to activities covered for you.
Start your year off well and join us on the intro weekend from September 27 until 29!

Master students

On Wednesday August 28, 2019 there will be an introduction day for the master students to get to know the master programme, your fellow students and -if you are not familiar- the VU! On this day there will be a few presentations, followed by a drink. During your master programme SABA can be of great value. There are multiple career events during the academic year that could bring you in contact with your future employer or the company where you will finish your study while writing the master thesis. 


13.30 - 14.30 VUnet instructions (optional) WN-F131
14.30 - 15.30 Campus tour by SABA (optional) SABA room (WN-P569)
15.30 - 16.30 General welcome by René Bekker WN-F131
16.30 - 18.30 Drinks & welcome by the dean Prof. dr. Guus Schreiber Tuinzaal (WN-V002)


There is no need to sign up for this program but there will be an introductory dinner in the first week of the master to connect all students, also for those that could not make it to the introduction day. You can sign up during the introduction day at one of the master mentors or by sending an email.


Hey there! We, the Introduction Committee, have eagerly been looking forward to this very special week for a long time. We are all very excited to meet you and have put in a tremendous amount of love in planning this introweek for you guys.
We hope it's going to be as much as a 'gezellige' week with everlasting memories as we had the privilege of experiencing ourselves. Don't hesitate to reach out to any of us if you have any questions!
On behalf of the Introduction Committee,
Willem Bakers, Annabel van den Berg, Lotte Bootsma, Thomas Bovenberg, Charissa Kertowidjojo, Jerry Vũ and Luuk van Zonneveld