Progress in ICT has enabled firms to reorganise production processes on a global scale. What does it imply for income and employment in advanced and developing countries? Find out in this master.
In the double degree with the University of Göttingen,
Germany, you will obtain specialised knowledge of international
markets and the global interconnections between national economies.
What are the consequences of globalisation for the socioeconomic
and institutional differences between countries and what roles do
multinational companies play in this respect?
You will learn to apply the tools of modern economic analysis to issues of development policy and to communicate effectively with researchers, policymakers and practitioners on development issues.
In Göttingen, you will benefit from the expertise of
researchers regarding microeconomic aspects of development. And you
will be trained in applying quantitative research methods that are
specifically suitable to study these aspects in a systematic way.
The Groningen component of the programme is more focused on
macroeconomic and international aspects of development and links
these to international business perspectives.
The components in Göttingen and Groningen taken together, therefore, train graduates with a strong international profile and a deep analytical understanding of global economic policy and business organisations. This master focuses relatively strongly on economic development of low-income countries and a more microeconomic perspective on inequality, poverty and growth.
"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
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."