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The award
MA, MSc

How long you will study
24 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

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About DDM Central-East European Economies at University of Groningen

This double degree (with Corvinus University Budapest) combines international business and international economics topics, with a special focus on issues of economic transformation and integration.

For a career in international management or public policy youhave to understand the trends in the world economy, including theEuropean Community and the CEE region. The degree programme isoffered jointly by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands andCorvinus University in Budapest, Hungary.

Topics of the programme range from international trade andinvestment to the consequences of globalization for strategicdecision-making, in particular trade and capital flows in relationto multinational enterprises, and the socio-economic andinstitutional differences between countries, with a special focuson the CEE-region.

You are trained to become broadly oriented economists with a strong international profile and a deep analytical understanding of the main current trends in the global world of international(economic) policy and business organizations, ranging from thefields of international business and economics to internationalpolitics and international law. 

The core content of the programme reflects the increasingglobalisation and continuous evolution of international economicsand business management.

This double degree (with Corvinus University Budapest) combines international business and international economics topics, with a special focus on issues of economic transformation and integration.

For a career in international management or public policy youhave to understand the trends in the world economy, including theEuropean Community and the CEE region. The degree programme isoffered jointly by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands andCorvinus University in Budapest, Hungary.

Topics of the programme range from international trade andinvestment to the consequences of globalisation for strategicdecision-making, in particular trade and capital flows in relationto multinational enterprises, and the socio-economic andinstitutional differences between countries, with a special focuson the CEE-region.

You are trained to become broadly oriented economists with a strong international profile and a deep analytical understanding of the main current trends in the global world of international(economic) policy and business organisations, ranging from thefields of international business and economics to internationalpolitics and international law. 

The core content of the programme reflects the increasingglobalisation and continuous evolution of international economicsand business management.

After your studies

Job prospects

This double degree programme has been designed for individualswho aspire to a career in national, international, multinational ortransnational institutions and enterprises. Because all ourprogrammes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which onlyone percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will behighly valued on the labour market.

Examples of positions you are eligible for are:

  • international economist and strategy expert in a multinationalcorporation.
  • staff member with an (inter)national governmental organisationssuch as IMF, World Bank, OECD, WTO, ECB, ODI or the EU
  • professional economist on development and Central-East Europeantransition economic issues in international agencies, governmentsor the private sector
  • economic consultant with an (inter)national governmentalorganisation
  • business consultant with an internationally operatingconsultancy firm

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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/

This double degree programme has been designed for individualswho aspire to a career in national, international, multinational ortransnational institutions and enterprises. Because all ourprogrammes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which onlyone percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will behighly valued on the labour market.

Examples of positions you are eligible for are:

  • international economist and strategy expert in a multinationalcorporation.
  • staff member with an (inter)national governmental organisationssuch as IMF, World Bank, OECD, WTO, ECB, ODI or the EU
  • professional economist on development and Central-East Europeantransition economic issues in international agencies, governmentsor the private sector
  • economic consultant with an (inter)national governmentalorganisation
  • business consultant with an internationally operatingconsultancy firm

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 study24 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course fees find out

Entry 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.

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.

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/(...)ication/intl-route/1

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

For students comings from the CUB, the admission requirements for this specialisation are the same as those for the MA inInternational Economy and Business.

Language requirements

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

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    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.

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    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.

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