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DDM - Advanced International Business Management and Marketing

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 University Business 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.

Facts & Figures
Degree
MA/MSc in International Business and Management
Course type
Double Degree master
Duration
18 months (90 ECTS)
Croho code
60649
Language of instruction
English
Start
September
Faculty
Economics and Business
Why study this programme in Groningen?

A unique combination of two degrees that let you develop a 'sharp eye' for the processes in which multinational enterprises can operate. You will acquire advanced knowledge of international business management and marketing theories and learn to conceptualize real-world problems. It's an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Programme

The programme is modular in structure, comprising 90 ECTS which are studied on a full time basis over a period of 17 months.

In semester 1, in Groningen, you take 30 ECTS in compulsory advanced courses. The second semester, you will study in Newcastle, where you attain 30 ECTS in advanced specialisation courses and electives.

CoursesCourse Catalog >
Comparative Environmental Analysis (5 EC)
Electives (10 EC)
International Business Strategy (MSc) (5 EC)
International Corporate Finance (5 EC)
International Strategic Alliances (5 EC)
Study at NUBS, Newcastle (30 EC)

Semester 3, in your second year, is dedicated to writing your joint Master thesis at either NUBS or the RUG, but under joint supervision. Together with 5 EC elective courses.

CoursesCourse Catalog >
Electives (5 EC)
Master's Thesis (25 EC)

Curriculum

Check for in-depth info on all courses: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5386

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is required

You will study one semester in Groningen, one semester in Newcastle and for the third semester you can choose where you want to write your combined thesis.

Our double degree partner is Newcastle University Business School, UK ► http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nubs/

Entry Requirements

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: Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, 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 MSc InternationalBusiness & 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 (1 May).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.nl before 1 May AND submit your application in our Online Application System before 1 May as well.

For more information, see: https://www.rug.nl/feb/education/admission-application/nl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: https://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/application-procedure/support/admissions-office

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
certified competences

GMAT/GRE; for specific scores (and exemptions), see https://www.rug.nl/feb/education/admission-application/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: https://www.rug.nl/feb/education/admission-application/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: Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, 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 MSc InternationalBusiness & 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 (1 May).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.nl before 1 May AND submit your application in our Online Application System before 1 May as well.

For more information, see: https://www.rug.nl/feb/education/admission-application/intl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: https://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/application-procedure/support/admissions-office

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing6.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based580
TOEFL computer based237
TOEFL internet based90

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 June 201901 September 2019
01 June 202001 September 2020
EU/EEA students01 May 201901 September 2019
01 May 202001 September 2020
non-EU/EEA students01 May 201901 September 2019
01 May 202001 September 2020
Tuition Fees
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2019-2020€ 2083full-time
non-EU/EEA2019-2020€ 14600full-time

The tuition fees above are for the one year studying in Groningen. For an estimation of the total tuition fees for the double degree, please see DD fees

Practical information for:

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.

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

Research

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also, right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research skills and pre-professional development,since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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								Testimonial of Florian Buehler

    " I can strongly recommend the programme to anyone looking for a challenging but rewarding experience."

    – Florian Buehler
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    "Choosing the MSc AIBMM double degree was very easy for me. I was always keenly interested in business and marketing topics, especially in complex settings such as international scenarios. I also wanted to gain more international experience. During the programme, I gained a lot of knowledge in the field and learned important research methods. But learning didn't just take place inside the classroom. By being part of a small international group of students, I learned a lot about cultural differences and customs. The cohort group is a very important part of this programme as you spend a year and a half together. The time abroad in the UK really brings the group closer together. I really appreciated that and built close friendships during that time. Looking back, I think this programme allows you to study at two excellent universities in an international setting. You learn about cutting-edge research and have the opportunity to meet amazing people. I can strongly recommend the programme to anyone looking for a challenging but rewarding experience."

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Study associations

Marug

The Marketing Association of the University of Groningen (MARUG) is the inter-departmental study association for students who are interested in marketing.
The MARUG acts as an intermediary between marketing theory and marketing practice and organises several career events and social activities during the year, such as a monthly social. At this moment, the MARUG has more than 1500 members from different fields of knowledge.
https://www.marug.nl/

EBF

The Economics and Business Faculty association (EBF) is the faculty association for all students studying at the faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
The EBF is your partner during your time in Groningen by organising events that support you with your studies and help you prepare for your future career.
https://www.ebfgroningen.nl/

Master Community - IBM

Make the most of your master by getting to know your fellow students and prepare for your future career.
https://www.ebfgroningen.nl/master-community-ibmieb/
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Study support

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.