DDM International Development Economics

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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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.

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diplomaMA/MSc International Economics and Business
typedouble degree, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
Studying Economics and Business in Groningen

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

Unique combination of two master degrees, in Groningen and Göttingen, in which you will learn to apply the tools of modern economic analysis to specific issues of development in a globalizing world. The programme is internationally accredited, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities in the world attain.

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1e jaar You spend semester 1 and semester 2 in the MA programme International Economics (specialisation Development Economics) at Georg August Universität Göttingen in Germany, taking 24 EC of compulsory courses, 24-30 EC of specialisation courses and 6-12 EC of electives.
Study at GAU, Göttingen
2e jaar During the semesters 3 and 4 you study in the MSc International Economics and Business at University of Groningen. You will take 40 EC of courses and complete a 20 EC Master's thesis project.
Globalization Debates
Research Seminar for IE&B
International Strategic Alliances keuzevak
International Risk Management keuzevak
Responsible Finance and Investing keuzevak
Country Studies
Trade, Environment and Growth
Master's thesis IE&B
Foreign Dir. Inverstment & Trade (MSc)
International Business Strategy


taal van onderwijs100% en
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 Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen, Germany, a university with a long tradition. It has hosted several world-famous scientists, such as Albert Einstein, Carl Friedrich Gauss and Niels Bohr.

► http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend

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 Administration,Business Economics, 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/admission-application/nl-route/1

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

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.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


94 studenten volgen deze opleiding
41% daarvan is vrouw
25 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
40% daarvan is vrouw
28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


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
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

Lauren van Straalen
"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 developmental issues.

My biggest wish is to work for an organization that promotes development in developing countries such as the United Nations or the World Bank...
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."

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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 2017
algemeen oordeel4.34.0


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 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

DDM International Development Economics aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 37 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.3 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The courses in Göttingen and Groningen share a strong focus on empirical methods and approaches. As a consequence, graduates of this Double Degree master are fully equipped for a career in in national, international, multinational or transnational institutions and enterprises. 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.

Job examples are:

*international economist or strategy expert in a multinational corporation.

*staff member with an (inter)national governmental organisation, such as I.M.F., World Bank, OECD, WTO, ECB, Asian Development Bank or the EC

*economic consultant with an (inter)national governmental organisation

*business consultant with an internationally operating consultancy firm

*academic researcher at a university or international research institution

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current job market

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Potentiële beroepen

  • academic researcher at a university or international research institution
  • business consultant with an internationally operating consultancy firm
  • economic consultant with an (inter)national governmental organisation
  • international economist or strategy expert in a multinational corporation
  • staff member with an (inter)national governmental organisation, such as i.m.f., world bank, oecd, wto, ecb, asian development bank or the ec
bron: StudieData


Dr. Gaaitzen de Vries

Academic Coordinator

Ineke van Est

Contact person

Meer informatie?
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