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International Economics and Business

Programma

  • 1 jaar

    The programme offers two profiles: 'Globalization, Growth and Development' and 'International Capital and Globalization'. You choose a specific set of electives, write your master's thesis on a topic within that theme and receive a certificate as a supplement to your degree.

    You can also choose your own selection of electives and follow your own interests (subject to certain conditions). The programme aims to train students in economic analysis and decision-making in national and international organisations, such as multinationals, financial institutions, consultancy firms as well as government agencies and policy advisory agencies.

    Students will acquire the very latest knowledge on topics like international trade, growth and development economics and the theory of banking and of international capital flows and apply the theories to real-world problems. After graduating, students will be able to apply this knowledge in different settings and interpret the interrelationship between the knowledge areas. Presenting, discussing and learning from current research is incorporated throughout the programme. Learn to understand and contribute to the current economic debate and link this to economic theory, by thinking and writing critically.

    The programme offers two profiles: 'Globalization, Growth and Development' and 'International Capital and Globalization'. You choose a specific set of electives, write your master's thesis on a topic within that theme and receive a certificate as a supplement to your degree.

    You can also choose your own selection of electives and follow your own interests (subject to certain conditions). The programme aims to train students in economic analysis and decision-making in national and international organisations, such as multinationals, financial institutions, consultancy firms as well as government agencies and policy advisory agencies.

    Students will acquire the very latest knowledge on topics like international trade, growth and development economics and the theory of banking and of international capital flows and apply the theories to real-world problems. After graduating, students will be able to apply this knowledge in different settings and interpret the interrelationship between the knowledge areas. Presenting, discussing and learning from current research is incorporated throughout the programme. Learn to understand and contribute to the current economic debate and link this to economic theory, by thinking and writing critically.

Programma-opties

  • Globalization, Growth and Development (profiel)

    The global production system is increasingly becoming more fragmented. This raises some important questions. Is manufacturing located in developed or developing countries? And do fragments have a natural home-base, for example, R&D in developed countries and assembly in developing countries? Some firms participate in this process, others do not. What determines the internationalization choices of firms? What is the role of distance, transportation costs, or language and culture when making these choices? Increasing country specialization has consequences for local labour markets. Are labour markets becoming increasingly specialized as well? Are they becoming more globally integrated, just like commodity markets? In this profile, students will learn to use tools and methods to answer such questions and to independently carry out analyses of the causes and consequences of globalization.

  • International Capital and Globalization (profiel)

    There has been high economic growth with increasing financial fragility since the 1990s worldwide. This was followed by credit crises and recessions in much of the Western world since 2007 and the threat of crisis elsewhere (e.g. China). Students study these developments based on theories of banking, financial markets, international capital flows and exchange rates. How have financial markets and their regulation changed in recent decades? How have changes in exchange rates and capital flows affected policies, for example with respect to the euro area? When is financial development good for economic growth and stability and when does it lead to financial crisis and recession? When do international capital flows contribute positively to an economy and when do they cause harm? What caused the euro crisis and how do we evaluate alternative solutions? In this profile, students will learn to use tools and methods to answer such questions and to independently carry out analyses of the causes and consequences of (financial) globalization.

  • DDM - Economic Development and Growth (MEDEG, Lund) (specialisatie)

    This two-year double-degree master combines the analysis of economic development from a long-run, historical perspective with a range of courses in economics and demography.

  • DDM - Applied International and Development Economics (Göttingen) (specialisatie)

    The two-year double-degree master focuses more on economic development of low-income countries and a more microeconomic perspective on inequality, poverty and growth.

  • DDM - China and the World Economy (Fudan) (specialisatie)

    The Chinese year of this two-year double-degree focuses on a variety of themes relating to the economy of China and China's role in the world economy.

  • DDM - Central-Eastern European Economics (Budapest) (specialisatie)

    The two-year double-degree master combines international business and international economics topics, with a special focus on issues of economic transformation and integration.

  • Energy Focus Area (specialisatie)

    Focus your MSc on Energy and open up extra career opportunities. The Energy Focus Area requires you to complete two of four possible electives and write an MSc thesis on an energy topic.

  • Master Internship (specialisatie)

    Opportunity for an internship between February and June. You will be rewarded 15 ECTS on top of your programme. Your thesis will be postponed to the first semester of your next study year.

Opbouw programma

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Economic Development (5 EC)
Elective(s) MSc IE&B A (15 EC)
Elective(s) MSc IE&B B (10 EC)
Foreign Direct Investment & Trade (5 EC)
Master's thesis (20 EC)
Research Seminar for IE&B (5 EC)
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2nd year, Double Degree option: Applied International and Development Economics (Göttingen) (60 EC, facultatief)
2nd year, Double Degree option: Central-East European Economies (Budapest) (60 EC, facultatief)
2nd year, Double Degree option: China and the World Economy (Shanghai) (60 EC, facultatief)
2nd year, Double Degree option: Economic Development and Growth (Lund) (60 EC, facultatief)

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief

Study abroad is only compulsory when you choose one of the Double Degree Masters.

Study abroad is only compulsory when you choose one of the Double Degree Masters.

Waarom in Groningen?

In the programme you learn how globalisation is changing our world. What is the role of internationally operating organisations, institutions and policies in economic advancement and in bridging the global development gap? International Economics and Business is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

In the programme you learn how globalisation is changing our world. What is the role of internationally operating organisations, institutions and policies in economic advancement and in bridging the global development gap? International Economics and Business is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

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.

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.

  • Testimonial van Biying Jiang

    "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."

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    – Biying Jiang
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