International Business and Management

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
How can companies operate in multiple countries at the same time and cope with different cultural, political and economic circumstances? International business managers need to know how.

The MSc IB&M is a broad programme with a rich set of electives to choose from. You can also opt for one of our double degrees, with the University of Newcastle or with Fudan University in Shanghai.

In the programme you will learn to approach issues in global management with an open mind and how to deal with them systematically and creatively. Your analytical and professional set of skills will be expanded to include the latest theories and tools in developing strategies for managing multinational enterprises and for firms to operate across borders.

Specific attention is paid to comparative analyses of countries, institutions, cultures and, of course, companies and their strategies. You will be trained to apply this knowledge to the development of company strategies, instruments and processes. You will also learn to analyse the purchasing and sales markets in different countries, understand various institutional environments and develop policy proposals.

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diplomaMSc International Business and Management
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
Studying Economics and Business in Groningen

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

International Business and Management offers an academic and analytical approach to solving real-world problems in international management. It gives a multidisciplinary perspective on multinational business activity and managing across borders. Besides, it's 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
Van 19 t/m 23 november organiseren de faculteiten op verschillende dagen mastervoorlichting op locatie. Ontmoet de docenten en studenten van de Groningse masteropleidingen. En proef de sfeer in de facultaire gebouwen, collegezalen en laboratoria en natuurlijk in de stad Groningen.


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opbouwCheck for in-depth info on all courses:
You will take two compulsory courses and add electives that match your interest. All courses are linked to the current research activities of the lecturers and use recent scientific articles relevant in the field. In most courses you will practice professional and research skills in for example a research report and presentations.
Master's Thesis IB&M afstuderen
Comparative Environmental Analysis
International Business Strategy (MSc)
Research Seminar for IB&M
Elective(s) MSc IB&M A
Elective(s) MSc IB&M B


specialisatie Sustainable Society Focus Area

Focus your MSc on Sustainable Society and gain specialised knowledge in the field. There are two steps to the Sustainable Society Focus Area-

  1. complete two electives from a predetermined list 2) write and round off an MSc thesis on a sustainable society topic

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. DDM Advanced International Business Management and Marketing1.5 year Double Degree Master in Marketing and IB&M, offered by the University of Groningen together with the University of Newcastle.
  2. DDM China and the World Economy2 year Double Degree Master in Groningen and Fudan University Shanghai.
  3. Master InternshipOpportunity 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.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet55% zelfstudie
25% theorie
20% praktijk
case study, literature study, oral presentation, internship, computer exercise, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, practicum, self study, project
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
Study abroad is compulsory when you choose one one of the Double Degree Masters.
exchange programs
  • Newcastle University Business School Double Degree - Groot Brittanie
    This 90 ECTS double degree programme (with Newcastle University Business School) gives you the opportunity to engage with the issues experienced by internationally orientated organisations.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 februari 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 november 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14350
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600

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, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business.

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:

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our 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


145 studenten volgen deze opleiding
41% daarvan is vrouw
41 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
39% daarvan is vrouw
28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


The Economics and Business Faculty association (EBF) is the faculty association for all students studying at the faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
The EBF is your partner during your time in Groningen by organising events that support you with your studies and help you prepare for your future career.
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

Nancy Edwards
Nancy Edwards, MSc International Business and Management

What I really like about the IB&M programme is its academic approach and the diversity of courses offered by the faculty, which helps you to orient yourself towards the future.

"Groningen is a really beautiful city that offers everything a student can wish for. Its closeness to the countryside and North Sea only adds to its attractiveness. The University of Groningen with its scientific approach was a very interesting choice for me as the educational system is so different compared to traditional business studies in my home country, the United States...
This was also the time when I first heard about the University of Groningen. As I wanted to enhance my knowledge beyond Accounting and do some more general business studies, I eventually moved to Groningen in to start the IB&M Master. I plan also to do a PhD. What I really like about the IB&M programme is its academic approach and the diversity of courses offered by the faculty, which helps you to orient yourself towards the future. Although it was challenging getting used to the educational approach, I now feel very comfortable. With the right amount of effort the workload is certainly doable. Professors and staff members of the Faculty are very supportive while you follow your programme. The IB&M Master is definitely a programme I would choose again. I really feel comfortable: in Groningen and at the University."

lees verder ...


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1/2 Rijksuniversiteit
International Business and Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
41 eerstejaars
39% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/2 Rijksuniversiteit
DDM - Advanced International Business Management and Marketing
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
41 eerstejaars
39% 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
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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 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

International Business and Management aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 59 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.2 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After graduation you can work in inter-, multi- or transnational companies. You can start in various kinds of management jobs, such as product manager, human resource manager, export manager and international sales manager. You might work as an international marketer or management development officer. 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.

current job market

Potentiële beroepen

  • algemeen directeur
  • beleggingsanalist
  • docent international business
  • hoogleraar bedrijfskunde
  • it-auditor
  • kredietbeoordelaar
  • manager organisatieadviesbureau
  • universitair (hoofd)docent bedrijfskunde
  • wetenschappelijk onderzoeker bedrijfskunde
bron: UWV

Meer informatie?
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