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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 China and the World Economy at University of Groningen

Are you interested in an international career in or involving China? Study in Shanghai after your FEB Master and gain first-hand knowledge and experience of China and the economy, language and culture.

If you wish to embark on a career as a global economist or business consultant, you will need to have knowledge of theeconomic and monetary policies and political economics of leadingnations and to be able to recognise trends in the worldeconomy.

This double degree master is structured in two parts. Duringyear one, you will study either the MSc Accountancy &Controlling, MSc Econometrics and Operations Research, MScEconomics, MSc Finance, MSc International Economics and Business,MSc International Business and Management, MSc InternationalFinancial Management or MSc Marketing programme in Groningen. Yeartwo is spent at Fudan University in Shanghai where you study themesrelating to the economic and business strategies, theories andpractices of China.

The core content of the programme reflects the increasingglobalisation and evolution taking place within organisations andin the field of global economics. You can also attend a majorinternational series of cutting-edge business and financelectures.

This is a unique opportunity to gain a global perspective onworld economics and graduate with two internationally recognisedMaster's degrees.

Are you interested in an international career in or involving China? Study in Shanghai after your FEB Master and gain first-hand knowledge and experience of China and the economy, language and culture

If you wish to embark on a career as a global economist or business consultant, you will need to have knowledge of theeconomic and monetary policies and political economics of leadingnations and to be able to recognise trends in the worldeconomy.

This double degree master is structured in two parts. Duringyear one, you will study either the MSc Accountancy &Controlling, MSc Econometrics Operations Research and ActuarialStudies, MSc Economics, MSc Finance, MSc International Economicsand Business, MSc International Business and Management, MScInternational Financial Management or MSc Marketing programme inGroningen. Year two is spent at Fudan University in Shanghai whereyou study themes relating to the economic and business strategies,theories and practices of China.

The core content of the programme reflects the increasingglobalisation and evolution taking place within organisations andin the field of global economics. You can also attend a majorinternational series of cutting-edge business and financelectures.

This is a unique opportunity to gain a global perspective onworld economics and graduate with two internationally recognisedMaster's degrees.

After your studies

Job prospects

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide,your degree will be highly valued on the labour market. This double degree programme has been designed for individuals who aspire to a career in national, international, multinational or transnationalinstitutions and enterprises such as:

  • international economist and strategy expert in a multinationalcorporation;
  • staff member, with an (inter)national governmental organizationsuch as IMF, World Bank, OECD, WTO, ECB, ODI or the EU;
  • professional economist on development, Chinese and East Asiantransition economic issues in international agencies, governmentsor the private sector;
  • economic consultant with an (inter)national governmentalorganization;
  • business consultant with an internationally operatingconsultancy firm
  • academic researcher at a university or research institute

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: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide,your degree will be highly valued on the labour market. This double degree programme has been designed for individuals who aspire to a career in national, international, multinational or transnationalinstitutions and enterprises such as:

*international economist and strategy expert in a multinationalcorporation;

*staff member, with an (inter)national governmental organizationsuch as IMF, World Bank, OECD, WTO, ECB, ODI or the EU;

*professional economist on development, Chinese and East Asiantransition economic issues in international agencies, governmentsor the private sector;

*economic consultant with an (inter)national governmentalorganization;

*business consultant with an internationally operatingconsultancy firm

*academic researcher at a university or research institute


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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  • 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

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, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics andBusiness Economics, International Business,TechnologyManagement.

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

Due to Chinese government rules, we are not allowed to acceptstudents with the Chinese nationality.

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, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics andBusiness Economics, International Business,TechnologyManagement.

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

Due to Chinese government rules, we are not allowed to acceptstudents with the Chinese nationality.

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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