DDM Advanced International Business Management and Marketing (MA, MSc)

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The award
MA, MSc

How long you will study
18 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 8300

All study options

About DDM Advanced International Business Management and Marketing at University of Groningen

What are the differences in leadership styles and management within multinationals from different countries? How do you develop a 'sharp eye' for the processes in which multinationals operate?

This 90 ECs double degree master (with Newcastle UniversityBusiness School) gives you the opportunity to engage with the issues experienced by internationally orientated organisations. You learn to use analytical frameworks drawn from marketing, corporate governance and international business theory.

You will acquire a deep knowledge in the relevant fields,including advanced skills in the analysis of markets in an international context. Also, attention is paid to the comparative analyses of countries, institutions, cultures and the strategic decision making of companies operating within this environment.

What are the differences in leadership styles and management within multinationals from different countries? How do you develop a 'sharp eye' for the processes in which multinationals operate?

This 90 ECs double degree master (with Newcastle UniversityBusiness School) gives you the opportunity to engage with the issues experienced by internationally orientated organisations. You learn to use analytical frameworks drawn from marketing, corporate governance and international business theory.

You will acquire a deep knowledge in the relevant fields,including advanced skills in the analysis of markets in an international context. Also, attention is paid to the comparative analyses of countries, institutions, cultures and the strategic decision making of companies operating within this environment.

 

After your studies

Job prospects

The degree has been designed for individuals who aspire to a career in international business management and will prepare students for a range of positions in international, multinational or transnational companies. Participants will be able to analyse the markets in different countries and will understand the processes within which multinational enterprises operate.

On a practical level, you will develop an understanding of and applied skills in:

  • Multi-stakeholder perspectives in respect of the management challenges bought about by increased globalisation including: the implications of international organisation (merger/acquisitions and alliances); relationships between Headquarters and subsidiaries and international aspects of corporate governance.
  • The international aspects of financial management and the associated financial risks of international business.
  • The implications of leadership and top management team composition for managing within, and across national borders.
  • An advanced knowledge of analytical frameworks and tools useful for the measurement and explanation of market performance and consumer behaviour.
  • Critical analysis in the context of the activities of business,government and non-government organisations.


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To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

The degree has been designed for individuals who aspire to a career in international business management and will prepare students for a range of positions in international, multinational or transnational companies. Participants will be able to analyse the markets in different countries and will understand the processes within which multinational enterprises operate.

On a practical level, you will develop an understanding of and applied skills in:

  • Multi-stakeholder perspectives in respect of the management challenges bought about by increased globalisation including: the implications of international organisation (merger/acquisitions and alliances); relationships between Headquarters and subsidiaries and international aspects of corporate governance.
  • The international aspects of financial management and the associated financial risks of international business.
  • The implications of leadership and top management team composition for managing within, and across national borders.
  • An advanced knowledge of analytical frameworks and tools useful for the measurement and explanation of market performance and consumer behaviour.
  • Critical analysis in the context of the activities of business,government and non-government organisations.

FEB Careers Company
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB CareerServices

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMA, MScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 8300

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
certified competences

GMAT/GRE; for specific scores (and exemptions), see http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

grade list

A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.

language test

TOEFL internet based (IBT): 90, IELTS Academic: 6.5; for specific scores, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: BusinessEconomics, Business Administration, Econometrics and OperationsResearch, Economics and Business Economics, International Business,Technology Management.

For students who start in Groningen: The admission requirements for this double degree are the same as those for the MScInternationalBusiness & Management plus proof of English skills(TOEFL 580 or comparable). For students who start in Newcastle: The admission requirements for this double degree are the same as those for the MSc International Business Management of NUBS.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

  • For students who start in Groningen FEB: students apply via

www.rug.studielink.nl for the MSc IB&M. Please go to:www.rug.nl/howtoapply. The general application deadlines apply (1May).Additionally, students with a Bachelor's degree from FEB-RUG:please contact Mrs. Ineke van Est (r.van.est@rug.nl) before1 May .Students with a Bachelor's degree from another university: please contact admission@rug.nlbefore 1 May AND submit your application in our Online ApplicationSystem before 1 May as well.

For more information, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: BusinessEconomics, Business Administration, Econometrics and OperationsResearch, Economics and Business Economics, International Business,Technology Management.

For students who start in Groningen: The admission requirements for this double degree are the same as those for the MScInternationalBusiness & Management plus proof of English skills(TOEFL 580 or comparable). For students who start in Newcastle: The admission requirements for this double degree are the same as those for the MSc International Business Management of NUBS.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

  • For students who start in Groningen FEB: students apply via

www.rug.studielink.nl for the MSc IB&M. Please go to:www.rug.nl/howtoapply. The general application deadlines apply (1May).Additionally, students with a Bachelor's degree from FEB-RUG:please contact Mrs. Ineke van Est (r.van.est@rug.nl) before1 May .Students with a Bachelor's degree from another university: please contact admission@rug.nlbefore 1 May AND submit your application in our Online ApplicationSystem before 1 May as well.

For more information, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication/nl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing5.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based575
TOEFL internet based90

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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