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The award
Double Masters

How long you will study
18 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
EUR 14350

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About DDM Managing Multinationals at University of Groningen

How do you successfully manage people and processes in multinationals in different countries and settings?

This 90 ECTS double Master's degree (offered incooperation with Uppsala University) acquaints you with all aspectsof managing multinational organizations, and their structures andstrategies, from the inside out. You will study multinationals and their strategies from a global perspective, but will also learnabout managing individuals working at multinationals.

You will acquire theoretical knowledge in relevant fields,ranging from corporate strategy to international human resourcemanagement and leadership. You will train your analytical skills,for example in thorough comparative analyses of the cultural andinstitutional environments in different countries. You will alsoget the opportunity to develop intercultural competence andteamwork skills hands-on, through (virtual) international teamworkand your stay abroad.

How do you successfully manage people and processes in multinationals in different countries and settings?

This 90 ECTS double Master's degree (offered incooperation with Uppsala University) acquaints you with all aspectsof managing multinational organizations, and their structures andstrategies, from the inside out. You will study multinationals and their strategies from a global perspective, but will also learnabout managing individuals working at multinationals.

You will acquire theoretical knowledge in relevant fields,ranging from corporate strategy to international human resourcemanagement and leadership. You will train your analytical skills,for example in thorough comparative analyses of the cultural andinstitutional environments in different countries. You will alsoget the opportunity to develop intercultural competence andteamwork skills hands-on, through (virtual) international teamworkand your stay abroad.

After your studies

Job prospects

The degree has been designed for individuals who aspire to a career in international business management. You will be able toanalyse the diverse cultures and institutions that multinationalfirms encounter in different countries and will understand thestrategic and managerial processes within multinationals. Inparticular, this programme trains your own intercultural competenceand prepares you for managing individuals in an internationalcontext.

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

  • Management challenges related to increased globalization,including: the implications of an international organization within(for example, relations between headquarters and subsidiaries, andissues due to corporate governance systems) and between firms (for example, in international mergers and acquisitions,alliances).
  • The implications of leadership and top-management team composition for managing within and across national borders.
  • Cross-cultural teamwork and challenges related to internationalmanagement of human resources.
  • The strategic management of contemporary questions concerningsustainability in an international perspective.
  • International aspects of financial management and the associated financial risks of international business.

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The degree has been designed for individuals who aspire to a career in international business management. You will be able toanalyse the diverse cultures and institutions that multinationalfirms encounter in different countries and will understand thestrategic and managerial processes within multinationals. Inparticular, this programme trains your own intercultural competenceand prepares you for managing individuals in an internationalcontext.

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

  • Management challenges related to increased globalization,including: the implications of an international organization within(for example, relations between headquarters and subsidiaries, andissues due to corporate governance systems) and between firms (for example, in international mergers and acquisitions,alliances).
  • The implications of leadership and top-management team composition for managing within and across national borders.
  • Cross-cultural teamwork and challenges related to internationalmanagement of human resources.
  • The strategic management of contemporary questions concerningsustainability in an international perspective.
  • International aspects of financial management and the associated financial risks of international business.

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

Job examples

  • Country manager in a multinational
  • International human resource manager
  • International strategy consultant
  • (International) business planning manager
  • International project manager
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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 awardDouble MastersHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 14350

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
Business AdministrationAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Business EconomicsAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Econometrics and Operations ResearchAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
International BusinessAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Economics and Business EconomicsAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements

Admission requirements

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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.

Admission requirements

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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: BusinessAdministration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics andBusiness Economics, International Business.

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 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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