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DDM International Development Economics

Programma

  • 1e jaar

    You spend semester 1 and semester 2 in the MA programme International Economics (specialisation Development Economics) at Georg August Universität Göttingen in Germany, taking 24 EC of compulsory courses, 24-30 EC of specialisation courses and 6-12 EC of electives.

    An important strength of Georg August University is its research program on poverty, inequality and growth. The strength of this research programme is clearly reflected in the quality of teaching in the field of micro-economic development studies.

    You spend semester 1 and semester 2 in the MA programme International Economics (specialisation Development Economics) at Georg August Universität Göttingen in Germany, taking 24 EC of compulsory courses, 24-30 EC of specialisation courses and 6-12 EC of electives.

    An important strength of Georg August University is its research program on poverty, inequality and growth. The strength of this research programme is clearly reflected in the quality of teaching in the field of micro-economic development studies.

  • 2e jaar

    During the semesters 3 and 4 you study in the MSc International Economics and Business at University of Groningen. You will take 40 EC of courses and complete a 20 EC Master's thesis project.

    The University of Groningen is well-known for the quality of research and teaching regarding macro-oriented studies of growth, trade and structural change. This macro perspective complements the in-depth knowledge of micro-economic aspects of these fields you will acquire in year 1 in Göttingen.

    Next to the two degree certificates, graduates will receive two diploma supplements, which will mention that the respective degrees are awarded within the framework of the double degree programme in Göttingen and Groningen.

    During the semesters 3 and 4 you study in the MSc International Economics and Business at University of Groningen. You will take 40 EC of courses and complete a 20 EC Master's thesis project.

    The University of Groningen is well-known for the quality of research and teaching regarding macro-oriented studies of growth, trade and structural change. This macro perspective complements the in-depth knowledge of micro-economic aspects of these fields you will acquire in year 1 in Göttingen.

    Next to the two degree certificates, graduates will receive two diploma supplements, which will mention that the respective degrees are awarded within the framework of the double degree programme in Göttingen and Groningen.

Opbouw programma

Vak
Study at GAU, Göttingen (60 EC)
Vak
Competitiveness of Firms and Nations (5 EC)
Country Studies (5 EC)
Foreign Dir. Inverstment & Trade (MSc) (5 EC)
Growth and Development Policies (5 EC)
International Business Strategy (5 EC)
International Risk Management (5 EC, facultatief)
International Strategic Alliances (5 EC, facultatief)
Master's thesis IE&B (20 EC)
Research Seminar for IE&B (5 EC)
Responsible Finance and Investing (5 EC, facultatief)
Trade, Environment and Growth (5 EC)

Check for in-depth info on all courses:

https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5394

Check for in-depth info on all courses:

https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5394

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is verplicht

Our double degree partner is Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen, Germany, a university with a long tradition. It has hosted several world-famous scientists, such as Albert Einstein, Carl Friedrich Gauss and Niels Bohr.

http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en

Our double degree partner is Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen, Germany, a university with a long tradition. It has hosted several world-famous scientists, such as Albert Einstein, Carl Friedrich Gauss and Niels Bohr.

http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en

Waarom in Groningen?

Unique combination of two master degrees, in Groningen and Göttingen, in which you will learn to apply the tools of modern economic analysis to specific issues of development in a globalizing world. The programme is internationally accredited, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities in the world attain.

Unique combination of two master degrees, in Groningen and Göttingen, in which you will learn to apply the tools of modern economic analysis to specific issues of development in a globalizing world. The programme is internationally accredited, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities in the world attain.

Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

  • Testimonial van Lauren van Straalen

    "The double degree is a very inspiring programme, where students receive a high-quality education, are challenged to critically assess theories and take different stands on certain issues."

    "I chose the International Development Economics double degree because it offered broad fundamentals in the academic fields of international economics, international business and development. The combination of the University of Groningen and the Georg-August Universität in Germany has given me a general knowledge of international economics and allowed me to specialize in developmental issues.

    My biggest wish is to work for an organization that promotes development in developing countries such as the United Nations or the World Bank. However, I first want to gain some experience in the commercial sector. This is why I applied for an internship at Heineken in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which I will start in September.

    The double degree is a very inspiring programme, where students receive a high-quality education, are challenged to critically assess theories and take different stands on certain issues. I would definitely choose this programme again as it has provided me with useful fundamentals, not only in light of a future career, but also for my personal development."

    Sluiten
    – Lauren van Straalen
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