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DDM Marketing & Information Systems

Does transforming large datasets into valuable marketing programs sound interesting to you? Then this double degree programme is for you!

The School of Business and Economics at the University of Münster and the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen have joined forces to set up a high quality, two-year double degree Master’s programme in Marketing and Information Systems.

In Groningen, you will be educated thoroughly on methods that allow them to analyse and model (secondary, big) data to track the marketing performance of the firm and generate new customer insights. The information and insights generated by the Marketing Analytics and Data Science (MADS) profile (formerly known as Marketing Intelligence) are used as a basis for making research-based strategic and tactical marketing decisions.

In Münster, the programme focuses on information systems. You will learn how marketing programs can be designed to create value for both customers and firms. You will write a Master’s thesis (20 ECTS) in Groningen and a research paper (10 ECTS) in Münster.

Facts & Figures
Degree
MSc in Marketing
Course type
Double Degree master
Duration
24 months (120 ECTS)
Croho code
60048
Language of instruction
English
Start
September
Faculty
Economics and Business
Why study this programme in Groningen?
  • You can earn two Master's degrees by studying in Groningen and at a top university abroad - Munster University in only two years.
  • Our Marketing department is among the top 5 Marketing departments in Europe. All of our programmes are research-based, combining lectures by high-quality lecturers who teach course units related to their research with, for example, guest lectures, real-life cases and simulation games.
  • The programme has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high-quality education, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.
Programme

In Groningen, you will follow the Marketing Analytics and Data Science (MADS) courses (40 ECTS) focusing on advanced marketing research methods and marketing modelling. You will also write a Master's thesis worth 20 ECTS.

CoursesCourse Catalog >
Companies, Brands and Consumers (5 EC)
Customer Models (5 EC)
Data Engineering (5 EC)
Data Science Methods (5 EC)
Elective MADS (5 EC)

You can choose 1 out of the non-chosen electives mentioned above or one of the other MSc Marketing MADS electives. See Ocasys course catalogue for more information.

Marketing Management elective (5 EC)

You can choose 1 out 3 electives A: Retail & Omnichannel Marketing, Customer Management, B2B Marketing.

Master's Thesis Marketing (20 EC)
Method elective (10 EC)

You can choose 2 out 3 electives B: Market Models, Digital Marketing Intelligence, Customer Models.

Statistical Learning in Marketing (5 EC)

In Münster, you will follow courses from the MSc BA Major Marketing & Minor Information Systems, comprised of 60 ECTS in total.

CoursesCourse Catalog >
Study at Munster University (60 EC)

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is required
  • Maximum of 60 EC

Our double degree partner is Münster University, Münster, Germany ► https://www.uni-muenster.de/en/

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
previous education

You cannot directly apply for admission to this Double Degree programme as such. Instead, you will first have to enrol in the MSc in Marketing - Marketing Analytics and Data Science (MADS). After the first semester, you can apply for the add-on year in Münster.

This is only open to students of the Marketing Analytics and Data Science (MADS) profile of the MSc in Marketing who have an average mark of at least 7.2. Selection will take place based on marks and motivation.

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

grade list

A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.

Registration procedure

You can only apply for this double degree programme after you successfully completed the first semester of the MSc Marketing-Marketing Analytics and Data Science profile. The first step is to apply for the MSc in Marketing. After having completed the first semester, you will need to still go through a selection procedure to be admitted to the second year at our double degree partner university.

Important: The MSc Marketing will become a selective programme from the September 2023 intake onwards. Read more about the application deadlines and entry requirements .

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 March 202301 September 2023

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
previous education

You cannot directly apply for admission to this Double Degree programme as such. Instead, you will first have to enrol in the MSc in Marketing - Marketing Analytics and Data Science (MADS). After the first semester, you can apply for the add-on year in Münster.

This is only open to students of the Marketing Analytics and Data Science (MADS) profile of the MSc in Marketing who have an average mark of at least 7.2. Selection will take place based on marks and motivation.

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

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.

grade list

A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.

language test

IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); Cambridge 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.

Registration procedure

You can only apply for this double degree programme after you successfully completed the first semester of the MSc Marketing-Marketing Analytics and Data Science profile. The first step is to apply for the MSc in Marketing. After having completed the first semester, you will need to still go through a selection procedure to be admitted to the second year at our double degree partner university.

Important: The MSc Marketing will become a selective programme from the September 2023 intake onwards. Read more about the application deadlines and entry requirements .

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 March 202301 September 2023
Tuition fees
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2022-2023€ 2209full-time
non-EU/EEA2022-2023€ 16201full-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

Upon completing this DD programme, you will be qualified to work with various methods of analysing and modelling data, including secondary and big data, to track a company's marketing performance and generate new customer insights. You will be able to collect, retrieve, manage and analyse data and interpret the results, generate insights, and design valuable marketing programs. Overall, our graduates qualify for a range of positions in international, multinational or transnational companies.

Job prospects

Upon completing this double degree programme, you will be qualified to work with various methods of analysing and modelling data, including secondary and big data, to track a company's marketing performance and generate new customer insights. 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.

Job examples

  • Strategic marketing expert
  • Market intelligence expert
  • Data scientist
  • Market researcher in the private or public sector
  • Researcher at a university (Research Master's & PhD programmes)
Research

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Right from the beginning 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 to which our students aspire.

The Customer Insights Center of the University of Groningen (RUGCIC) translates academic customer insights into practice. In collaboration with external partners, we conduct research projects on, for example, banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

The research institute related to the MSc programme: Marketing.

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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/

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/
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