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

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typedouble degree, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee

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 Economic Development and Globalization (formerly known as MSc International Economics and Business), MSc Economics, MSc Finance, 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.

Waarom aan de RUG?

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/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5896
  • MSc EORAS, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5907
  • 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 ED&G, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=6492
  • MSc IFM, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5911
  • MSc Marketing, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=6509
  • 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 Economic Development and Globalization (formerly known as MSc International Economics and Business), MSc Economics, 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 Energy Focus Area

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

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


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 Fudan University in Shanghai, China http://www.econ.fudan.edu.cn/ema/

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2143 (€1072 in het eerste jaar)

1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2021
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, 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: https://www.rug.nl/feb/apply-msc

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: https://www.rug.nl/admissions

Due to Chinese government rules, we are not allowed to accept students of 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
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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
29331 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

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. That's why I chose this programme, because it is extremely useful even if you don't intend to become an economist...
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."

lees verder ...


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1/5 RUG
DDM China and the World Economy
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
25 eerstejaars
40% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/5 RUG
Economic Development and Globalization
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
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3/5 RUG
DDM Economic Development and Growth (MEDEG)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
25 eerstejaars
40% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/5 RUG
DDM Central-East European Economies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
25 eerstejaars
40% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/5 RUG
DDM International Development Economics
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
25 eerstejaars
40% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

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 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.


Dr. Beppo van Leeuwen

Academic Coordinator

Ineke van Est

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Paul Elhorst

Academic Coordinator

Meer informatie?
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