DDM International Financial Management

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Are you interested in the managerial aspects of international financial transactions? This double degree Master programme focuses on how to efficiently manage the financial consequences of international activities.

These days internationally oriented firms and organisations do not merely need financial specialists who are acquainted with the latest finance and risk management tools and techniques. They are looking for professionals who can use these tools and techniques for managing information and business resources.

This programme equips you with knowledge, understanding and skills required to define, analyse and evaluate real and complex international financial management problems on both a societal level as well as on the level of companies and institutions and to design solutions for these problems. You will gain advanced academic knowledge of theoretical concepts in (international) financial management and you will be able to apply research methods.

The Master's degree programme in International Financial Management (IFM) focuses on the different aspects of financial management in an international business environment. You will develop the skills needed to become a financial manager in an international firm or organisation. The programme is offered jointly by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and Uppsala University in Sweden. The double degree programme consists of two one-year master programmes that you can effectively study two in three semesters (i.e. 18 months/90 EC).

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diplomaMSc International Financial Management
typedouble degree, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur18 maanden voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

The programme is a unique combination of two degrees in only three semesters, in Groningen and Uppsala. It is different from most Master programmes on similar subjects because it focuses on managerial aspects of international finance. Besides, IFM 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.

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Masterweek Groningen
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opbouwCheck for in-depth info on all courses taught at the University of Groningen (information on the courses taught at Uppsala University will be provided during the course of the programme):

For more information on studying at Uppsala University, see:
► http://www.uu.se/en
1e jaar You take semester 1 in Groningen, with 30 EC in courses of the MSc in International Financial Management. The second semester, in Uppsala, you take 30 EC in advanced courses of the MSc in Business and Economics.
Empircal Methods
Financial Management for Multinationals
International Man. Accounting & Control
Int. Fin. Institutions and Governance
International Financial Reporting
International Risk Analysis and Research
Study in Uppsala
2e jaar In the third semester you take electives from a list of selected courses and write your MSc thesis supervised by both universities, Groningen and Uppsala.
Master's Thesis


specialisatie Energy Focus Area

Focus your MSc on Energy and open up extra career opportunities. There are two steps to the Energy Focus Area-

  1. complete two of four chosen electives 2) write and round off an MSc thesis on an energy topic

  1. Master Internship


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 Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

► http://www.uu.se/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 Economics, Business Administration, 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


96 studenten volgen deze opleiding
28% daarvan is vrouw
18 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
56% 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.

Risk is the study association for Accountancy, Controlling, Finance, and the financially interested student at the University of Groningen.

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

The MSc in IFM broadens my academic horizon

I thought it was important for my personal development to take my Master's degree abroad.

The advantage of the MSc in International Financial Management is that it combines two Master's degrees in the space of one and a half years. You take International Financial Management in Groningen in the first semester and the MSc in Business & Economics in Uppsala in Sweden in the second semester...
In the end the double programme turned out to be a perfect combination. In Groningen the emphasis was on academic theory, whereas the programme in Uppsala had a more practical slant.

lees verder ...
Anemari Bentu
"The main thing I learned was that it is really important to have your own opinion about certain issues, but even more important to know how to defend your opinions."

"The Double Degree programme adds an extra dimension to the international character of the MSc in IFM. I would advise everybody to study abroad. The main thing I learned during my Master's was that it is really important to have your own opinion about certain issues, but even more important to know how to defend your opinions. Especially once I'd gained more knowledge of the field, the open debates became my favourite part of the programme...
As I work in the management consulting area, there are a lot of unpredictable situations and I have to adapt immediately to the clients' needs. My current job is actually more closely linked to my Master's than I expected. Firstly, the content of the Master's contributed to my knowledge of the management area: understanding the basic concepts within the field by showing the big picture of how a company is organized. And at a more technical level, it contributed to the knowledge about some of the key tools (management tools, financial tools, etc.)."

lees verder ...
Inga Schmidt
The European Career Tour - a memorable experience!

In Sweden, I was selected to join the European Career Tour which was organized by Uppsala Ekonomerna (Uppsala Business & Economics Student Association). For one week, we visited several multinational companies in Amsterdam, London and Dublin as a means of career preparation. The trip turned out to be a memorable and valuable experience.

The Career Tour started on Sunday with a flight to Amsterdam, where we spent the first day. It was great to get to know so many ambitious and like-minded students. On our second day, we visited Arcadis and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce...
During an “after work mingle” at GANT, I had the opportunity to meet an employee from the financial department to get an idea of what work in finance at GANT is like. This was very insightful and informative. The following morning, we visited Nasdaq where we received an interesting view into the world of financial services. In the afternoon, we flew to Dublin where we visited LinkedIn and Google. Visiting these companies was the absolute highlight of the trip! At LinkedIn, we were given a brief presentation about the company, followed by a discussion between us and a couple of employees; it turned out that four of them had been participants of the Career Tour just two years ago! Afterwards, we visited Google where we were given an elaborate tour of the office – rooftop swings, a swimming pool and gym – they have it all! Throughout the career tour, all interested students were given access to Googles’ University program. This is a significant advantage over the regular application process. On Friday, we visited Oracle and Mazars and spontaneously mingled with employees of LinkedIn in town. Such a great opportunity to have a casual chat! On Saturday we were free to explore Dublin until we caught the plane back to Stockholm.The European Career tour brought so much perspective to what is possible with a degree in finance! The connections that I have made with the other participants and employees are priceless. It was definitely one of the highlights of my double degree in Uppsala.

lees verder ...


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1/2 Rijksuniversiteit
DDM International Financial Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
18 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/2 Rijksuniversiteit
International Financial Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
18 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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 oordeel4.03.8


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 Financial Management aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 31 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.0 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

As a graduate from this programme you will be able to make decisions at a strategic level in many different private and public organisations that are internationally oriented. The curriculum is designed to provide you with the skills you will need to operate as a good financial manager in an internationally operating firm or organisation. Students from this programme may have a career in senior management levels in multinationals, banks and accounting firms.

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.

FEB Career Services
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Career Services empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB Career Services.

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Potentiële beroepen

  • commercial manager with a firm in the financial business
  • financial analyst with a large financial institution
  • financial manager with a multinational firm
  • internal or external financial consultant for firms
bron: StudieData


Ellie Jelsema

Contact person

Dr. Halit Gonenc

Academic Coordinator

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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