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DDM Chinese Economy and Finance

Are you interested in an international career in or involving China? Study in Groningen and Shanghai 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 one of the one-year Master's degrees at the Faculty of Economics and Business, in Groningen. Year two is spent at Fudan University in Shanghai where you two tracks are offered:

  • Chinese Economy: you can study themes relating to the economic and business strategies, theories and practices of China.
  • Finance: you can study themes related to finance and China.

The core content of both tracks reflects the increasing globalisation and evolution taking place within organisations and in the field of global economics and finance. 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 or finance and graduate with two internationally recognised Master's degrees.

Facts & Figures
Degree
MA/MSc in Economic Development and Globalization, MA/MSc in Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies
Course type
Double Degree master
Duration
24 months (120 ECTS)
Croho code
60963, 60646
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.
  • The programme has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high-quality education, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.
Programme

Year one, you study one of the one-year (60 EC) MSc programmes at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Groningen.

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), however knowledge of the Chinese language is not required to study this programme successfully.

Courses
Study at the University of Groningen (60 EC)

You study at Fudan University (a member of the C9 league, an alliance of nine most prestigious Chinese universities) in one of the two tracks: Chinese Economy and Finance. 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 finance, the economy, business, law, culture and policies of China.

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

Check all courses for the Master's programmes at the Faculty of Economics and Business and the courses for Fudan University:

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.

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 May 202201 September 2022
EU/EEA students01 May 202201 September 2022
non-EU/EEA students01 May 202201 September 2022

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
certified competences

A GMAT/GRE test is required from all candidates who obtained their bachelor's degree from a university in a non-EU/EEA country. For specific scores and exemptions, please see https://www.rug.nl/feb/gmat-gre.

Both GMAT and GRE are now being offered by mba.com and ETS as an online option to take from home worldwide. Please check their websites for more information.

language test

IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); Cambridge B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (overall score 176, Speaking 169, Writing 176).

  • ETS is offering the TOEFL tests as an online option to take from home worldwide. Please check their website for more 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.

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 May 202201 September 2022
EU/EEA students01 May 202201 September 2022
non-EU/EEA students01 May 202201 September 2022
Tuition fees
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2021-2022€ 1084full-time
non-EU/EEA2021-2022€ 14816full-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

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 or financial institution;
  • 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.

As a graduate, your degree will be highly valued in the labour market. The Faculty of Economics and Business is internationally accredited and belongs to the 1% of business schools around the world accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB.

FEB Career Services
When you become a student at the faculty, we want to support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills. You can count on a dedicated on-campus Career Services team offering you a wide range of courses, workshops, events and career-related support during your studies. Everything you need to enter the labour market.

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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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.