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DDM China and the World Economy

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 the economic and monetary policies and political economics of leading nations and to be able to recognise trends in the world economy.

This double degree master is structured in two parts. During year one, you will study either the MSc Accountancy & Controlling, MSc Econometrics Operations Research and Actuarial Studies, MSc Economic Development and Globalization (formerly known as MSc International Economics and Business), MSc Economics, MSc Finance, MSc International Business and Management, MSc International Financial Management or MSc Marketing programme in Groningen. Year two is spent at Fudan University in Shanghai where you study themes relating to the economic and business strategies, theories and practices of China.

The core content of the programme reflects the increasing globalisation and evolution taking place within organisations and in the field of global economics. You can also attend a major international series of cutting-edge business and finance lectures.

This is a unique opportunity to gain a global perspective on world economics and graduate with two internationally recognised Master's degrees.

Facts & Figures
Degree
MA/MSc in International Economics and Business
Course type
Double Degree master
Duration
24 months (120 ECTS)
Croho code
60648
Language of instruction
English
Start
September
Faculty
Economics and Business
Why study this programme in Groningen?

For those aspiring to an international business, finance or economics career in or involving China or Southeast Asia, this double degree offers a unique opportunity to study on 2 continents and gain 2 recognised Master's degrees from 2 world-class universities. During your studies you gain insight into the consequences of globalisation for multinationals and learn to recognise trends in the world economy. All economics and business programmes at our university are AACSB and EQUIS accredited.

Programme

Year one, you study one of the four following one-year (60 EC) MSc programmes at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Groningen: MSc Economic Development and Globalization (formerly known as MSc International Economics and Business), MSc Economics, MSc Finance, or MSc International Business and Management. All EQUIS and AACSB accredited programmes.

You can prepare for year two by taking extra-curricular courses in Basic Chinese (HSK Mandarin I and II) and participating in extra-curricular Sino-Dutch activities organised in Groningen by the Groningen Confucius Institute: https://www.confuciusgroningen.nl/en/courses

Courses
-including Master's Thesis (20 EC)
-including Research Seminar (5 EC)
-including specific electives (25 EC)
MSc Economics / MSc Finance / MSc IE&B / MSc IB&M (60 EC)

Year two, you study at Fudan University (a member of the C9 league, an alliance of nine most prestigious Chinese universities). Your curriculum at Fudan University School of Economics focuses on a variety of themes relating to the economy of China and China's role in South East Asia, among others, the Chinese economic system, international trade, finance, public administration and law. And you write a Master's thesis which can build on your Groningen thesis.

After finishing the 2-year programme, you have gained:

  • knowledge and expertise in the ways individual, group and organisational factors influence organisational performance, problem-solving and strategic decision making;
  • insight into the consequences of globalisation for multinational enterprises and the socio-economic and institutional differences between countries, in particular differences between countries in Europe, China and South East Asia;
  • the ability to apply the tools of modern economic analysis to issues of development policy
  • acquired analytical and business skills in an international context;
  • the capacity to evaluate critically different approaches to development analysis and policy;
  • comprehensive knowledge of the economy, business, law, culture and policies of China and

In addition, you experienced international student life in two different cultures with sufficient time spent in each environment to obtain a thorough understanding of both cultures and to graduate after two years with two nationally and internationally recognised Master's degrees from two outstanding, research-driven institutions in the PR of China and The Netherlands.

Courses
Study at Fudan University, Shanghai (60 EC)

Curriculum

Programme options
Energy Focus Area (specialization)

Focus your MSc on Healthcare Management and open up extra career opportunities. There are two steps to the Healthcare Management Focus Area-

1) complete two of four chosen electives 2) write and round off an MSc thesis on a healthcare management topic

More information about this option

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is required
  • Maximum of 60 EC

Our double degree partner is Fudan University in Shanghai, China http://www.econ.fudan.edu.cn/ema/

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, Econometrics and Operations Research, 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: https://www.rug.nl/feb/apply-msc

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: https://www.rug.nl/admissions

Due to Chinese government rules, we are not allowed to accept students of Chinese nationality.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
certified competences

GMAT/GRE; for specific scores (and exemptions) see https://www.rug.nl/feb/gmat-gre

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/apply-msc

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, Econometrics and Operations Research, 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: https://www.rug.nl/feb/apply-msc

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: https://www.rug.nl/admissions

Due to Chinese government rules, we are not allowed to accept students of Chinese nationality.

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 202001 September 2020
EU/EEA students01 May 202001 September 2020
non-EU/EEA students01 May 202001 September 2020
Tuition fees
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2019-2020€ 2083full-time
non-EU/EEA2019-2020€ 14650full-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

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 transnational institutions and enterprises such as:

  • international economist and strategy expert in a multinational corporation;
  • staff member, with an (inter)national governmental organization such as IMF, World Bank, OECD, WTO, ECB, ODI or the EU;
  • professional economist on development, Chinese and East Asian transition economic issues in international agencies, governments or the private sector;
  • economic consultant with an (inter)national governmental organization;
  • business consultant with an internationally operating consultancy firm
  • academic researcher at a university or research institute

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 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 Fleur Ruiterman

    "I was involved in a project at Unilever China and at the Shanghai Stock Exchange, which were both incredible experiences."

    – Fleur Ruiterman
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    "International Economics & Business (IE&B) is about the behaviour of individuals, businesses and governments in an international setting. It includes politics and international relations and extends beyond borders. That's why I chose this programme, because it is extremely useful even if you don't intend to become an economist. I completed the double degree programme 'China and the world economy', a two-year programme in which the second semester is completed in Shanghai.

    The programme provides you with a solid skills base and includes theories, numbers and statistics in a well-combined package. This degree is about learning to think in a different way. You can apply this new mind set to almost everything, not just business. During my time in Shanghai I had the chance to do internships in the second semester because of the flexible schedule. I was involved in a project at Unilever China and at the Shanghai Stock Exchange, which were both incredible experiences. I also volunteered at Chinese migrant schools, where I taught English.

    Now that I have graduated I am looking for a job at a big international firm. I am sure that the IE&B programme will help me accomplish this. A true Dutch experience in a small student city combined with an incredible international experience in one of the world's largest cities have prepared me for the next step."

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Study associations

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/committees
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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.