Do you want to understand the opportunities and challenges posed by globalisation for economic development of countries? Then this programme is for you.
**Best MSc International Economics and Business in the Netherlands - Higher Education Guide Masters 2018 **
As of September 1, 2019, the MSc in International Economics and Business will change its name to MSc in Economic Development and Globalization . Please note that the content of this study programme will remain the same. With this name change, our goal is to provide you with a clearer understanding of what this Master programme has to offer. The MSc in Economic Development and Globalization will give you a better understanding of economic development in a broad sense, including living standards and their growth rate, but also topics such as inequality. When analyzing economic development, we are particularly interested in the role of globalization. This is also a broad term that covers trade in goods and services as well as international investment and capital flows.
Increasing international trade and finance is opening up new opportunities for growth of firms, regions and countries. At the same time, it is posing new challenges as the benefits are not equally distributed and inequality is rising. In the one-year Master's degree in International Economics and Business you will learn the tools to grasp the complex relationships between globalisation and the economic development of regions and countries.
You will use state-of-the-art economic theories to discover the impact of global trade and of financial globalisation on economic growth and welfare. As you develop your skills, you will learn to recognise the forces that shape geographical patterns of economic activity. You will learn to advise firms and governments on how to reap the benefits of globalisation and international value chains.
For those seeking to augment the one-year programme in Groningen, there are four possibilities to follow a Double Degree: with Fudan University (Shanghai), the University of Göttingen (Germany), Lund University (Sweden) and Corvinus University (Budapest).
"Best study of all"
Having obtained three university degrees in scientific fields, I experience the International Economics and Business study as being the best study of all. It is very inspiring and will stand me in good stead for my future career.
"I started my university life when I was sixteen. Having obtained three university degrees in scientific fields, I experience the International Economics and Business study as being the best study of all. It is very inspiring and will stand me in good stead for my future career.
The International Economics and Business degree programme at the University of Groningen is a good learning programme. The courses are both interesting and informative. Besides plenary lectures, courses are taught in small groups, a teaching method I like because it is a good way to gain knowledge and understanding. I really like the way the courses are structured. Moreover, I can study in an international environment, meet students from many different nations, and gain valuable experience living abroad.
I have been elected Chairperson of the student association of IE&B. This has not only been beneficial for my fellow students, for whom I have planned various activities, including organising a symposium, it has also been an enriching experience for me in that it has shaped my personality and increased my leadership skills. Moreover, Groningen is a city with an interesting student life that provides a good environment for international students to study and live."