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