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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 14350

All study options

About International Business and Management at University of Groningen

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 ofelectives to choose from. You can also opt for one of our double degrees, with the University of Newcastle or with Fudan Universityin Shanghai.

In the programme you will learn to approach issues in globalmanagement with an open mind and how to deal with themsystematically and creatively. Your analytical and professional setof skills will be expanded to include the latest theories and toolsin developing strategies for managing multinational enterprises andfor firms to operate across borders.

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

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 ofelectives to choose from. You can also opt for one of our double degrees, with the University of Newcastle or with Fudan Universityin Shanghai.

In the programme you will learn to approach issues in globalmanagement with an open mind and how to deal with themsystematically and creatively. Your analytical and professional setof skills will be expanded to include the latest theories and toolsin developing strategies for managing multinational enterprises andfor firms to operate across borders.

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

After your studies

Job prospects

After graduation you can work in inter-, multi- or transnational companies. You can start in various kinds of management jobs, suchas product manager, human resource manager, export manager and international sales manager. You might work as an internationalmarketer or management development officer. Because all ourprogrammes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which onlyone percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will behighly valued on the labour market.

FEB Careers Company:

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

After graduation you can work in inter-, multi- or transnational companies. You can start in various kinds of management jobs, suchas product manager, human resource manager, export manager and international sales manager. You might work as an internationalmarketer or management development officer. Because all ourprogrammes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which onlyone percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will behighly valued on the labour market.

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

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Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 14350 per year

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
Business EconomicsAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Business AdministrationAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Econometrics and Operations ResearchAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Economics and Business EconomicsAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
International BusinessAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Technologie ManagementAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
certified competences

GMAT/GRE; for specific scores (and exemptions), see http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

grade list

A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.

language test

TOEFL internet based (IBT): 90, IELTS Academic: 6.5; for specific scores, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

previous education

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: BusinessEconomics, Business Administration, Econometrics and OperationsResearch, 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/(...)ication/intl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
previous education

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: BusinessAdministration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics andBusiness 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: http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication/nl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing5.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based575
TOEFL internet based90

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