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What will I learn?

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.

By following the programmes in Göttingen and Groningen, you will graduate 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.

Why study this programme in Groningen?

You can earn two Master's degrees by studying in Groningen and at a top university abroad - Gottingen University in only two years. A unique combination to learn how 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.

Job prospects

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 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

  • 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
  • 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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Economics and Business

Study options

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
Total DD tuition fee EU/EEA (Approx): €2,900; Total DD tuition fee non-EU/EEA (Approx): €16,200
Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,


9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

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.

IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency (with minimum score 180); University of Groningen Language Centre Test (Speaking B2, Writing C1).

ETS is offering the TOEFL tests as an online option to take from home worldwide.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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