DDM China and the World Economy

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Are you interested in an international career in or involving China? Study in Shanghai after your FEB Master 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 either the MSc Accountancy & Controlling, MSc Econometrics Operations Research and Actuarial Studies, MSc Economics, MSc Finance, MSc International Economics and Business, MSc International Business and Management, MSc International Financial Management or MSc Marketing programme in Groningen. Year two is spent at Fudan University in Shanghai where you study themes relating to the economic and business strategies, theories and practices of China.

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

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diplomaMA/MSc International Economics and Business
typedouble degree, 120 EC
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
Studying Economics and Business in Groningen

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

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. All economics and business programmes at our university are AACSB and EQUIS accredited.


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Check for in-depth info on all courses:
  • MSc A&C, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/vak/showpos?opleiding=2466
  • MSc EORAS, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=2030
  • MSc Economics, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5646
  • MSc Finance, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5650
  • MSc IB&M, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5531
  • MSc IE&B, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5638
  • MSc IFM, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5259
  • MSc Marketing, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5262
  • Fudan: http://www.econ.fudan.edu.cn/ema/

1e jaar Year one, you study one of the four following one-year (60 EC) MSc programmes at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Groningen: MSc Economics, MSc International Economics and Business, MSc Finance, or MSc International Business and Management. All EQUIS and AACSB accredited programmes.
MSc Economics / MSc Finance / MSc IE&B / MSc IB&M
-including Research Seminar
-including Master's Thesis
-including specific electives
2e jaar Year two, you study at Fudan University (a member of the C9 league, an alliance of nine most prestigious Chinese universities). 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.
Study at Fudan University, Shanghai


specialisatie Healthcare Management

- For DD with MSc International Business: Choose 30 ECs in Healthcare during your MSc and open up a lot of extra career opportunities with the Healthcare Management Certificate.

You have to take and pass the electives Healthcare Operations (within the programme) and Innovations in Healthcare Organizations (added to your programme), and write and round off successfully an MSc thesis on a healthcare topic.

  • For DD students from other MSc programmes: you take both electives (Healthcare Operations and Innovations in Healthcare Organizations) added to your programme, and write a thesis on a healthcare topic to get the certificate.


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study guidance
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.
study abroad
Our double degree partner is Fudan University in Shanghai, China


Toelating en studiekosten

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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, Business Administration, 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: http://www.rug.nl/feb/education/admissions/nl/2/

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/application-procedure/support/admissions-office

Due to Chinese government rules, we are not allowed to accept students with the Chinese nationality.

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 8000levensonderhoudper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven


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27868 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
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The EBF (Faculty of Economics and Business student association) is an association that builds a bridge for students between their college years and career. The EBF organizes symposia, research projects in and outside of Europe, two-day congresses and much more events.

Master Community - IBM/IEB
Make the most of your master by getting to know your fellow students and prepare for your future career.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Fleur Ruiterman
"I was involved in a project at Unilever China and at the Shanghai Stock Exchange, which were both incredible experiences."

"International Economics & Business (IE&B) is about the behaviour of individuals, businesses and governments in an international setting. It includes politics and international relations and extends beyond borders...
This degree is about learning to think in a different way. You can apply this new mind set to almost everything, not just business. During my time in Shanghai I had the chance to do internships in the second semester because of the flexible schedule. I was involved in a project at Unilever China and at the Shanghai Stock Exchange, which were both incredible experiences. I also volunteered at Chinese migrant schools, where I taught English.

Now that I have graduated I am looking for a job at a big international firm. I am sure that the IE&B programme will help me accomplish this. A true Dutch experience in a small student city combined with an incredible international experience in one of the world's largest cities have prepared me for the next step."

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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

DDM China and the World Economy aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 27 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market. 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;
  • 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

FEB Careers Company:

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

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Potentiële beroepen

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  • business development manager
  • commercieel directeur
  • commissaris nv, bv
  • economisch adviseur
  • financieel directeur
  • hoofd economische zaken
  • hoogleraar economie
  • inkoopdirecteur
  • marketingmanager
  • sales- en marketingmanager
  • salesmanager
  • treasurer
  • universitair (hoofd)docent economie
  • wetenschappelijk onderzoeker economie
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Dr. Beppo van Leeuwen

Academic Coordinator

Ineke van Est

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Paul Elhorst

Academic Coordinator

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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