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What will I learn?

The 90 EC programme (in Groningen and at Newcastle University Business School, UK) enables you to gain advanced knowledge and understanding of how to improve business performance and organise competitive advantages in technology-intensive industries. You study operations management in different business environments and cultural contexts.

Students get the opportunity to study at two highly respected universities while experiencing two well renowned European cities. You learn how to analyse operations functions in a network economy, understand various institutional environments and develop a sharp eye for operations management within multinational enterprises.

You take the 1st semester in Newcastle, the 2nd semester Groningen and write your thesis in the 3rd semester. You will graduate with two degrees: an MSc in Technology and Operations Management from Groningen and an MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management from Newcastle.

Why study this programme in Groningen?

You can earn two Master's degrees by studying in Groningen and at another top university abroad - Newcastle University - in 17 months. You will get advanced knowledge of operations management in different business environments and cultural contexts as a means of improving organisational performance.

The programme is internationally accredited, ensuring a high quality education that according to the AACSB and EQUIS standards only one percent of universities worldwide meet.

Job prospects

You will be prepared for a career as an operations manager or data analyst in a production, distribution or service environment. You may also pursue a career as a consultant or project manager in the field of process improvement, innovation and technology of products and processes.

It is possible to work in the industry, the public sector, or in the health sector. Alternatively, you may opt for an academic career and start a career in research at a university (see also the Research Master programme). 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

  • Supply Chain analyst
  • Logistics engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Project manager
  • Maintenance manager
  • Quality engineer
  • Production planner
  • Technology manager
  • Consultant in the field of innovation or technology
  • Research-oriented positions

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Economics and Business

Study options

Full Time (17 months)

Tuition fees
Total DD tuition fee EU/EEA (Approx): €7,450; Total DD tuition fee non-EU/EEA (Approx): €23,000. These fees are preliminary and may be subject to change depending on the Brexit process.
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

EU students from an undergraduate programme of the University of Groningen who have direct admission to the MSc Technology and Operations Management may apply for admission to this double degree programme.

Certified competences: A GMAT/GRE test is required from all candidates who obtained their bachelor's degree from a university in a non-EU/EEA country.

Grade average: There are average grade requirements.

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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