DDM International Development Economics (MA, MSc)

University of Groningen

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The award
MA, MSc

How long you will study
24 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About DDM International Development Economics at University of Groningen

Progress in ICT has enabled firms to reorganise production processes on a global scale. What does it imply for income and employment in advanced and developing countries? Find out in this master.

In the double degree with the University of Göttingen,Germany, you will obtain specialised knowledge of internationalmarkets and the global interconnections between national economies.What are the consequences of globalisation for the socioeconomicand institutional differences between countries and what roles domultinational companies play in this respect?
You will learn to apply the tools of modern economic analysis toissues of development policy and to communicate effectively withresearchers, policymakers and practitioners on developmentissues.

In Göttingen, you will benefit from the expertise ofresearchers regarding microeconomic aspects of development. And you will be trained in applying quantitative research methods that arespecifically suitable to study these aspects in a systematic way.The Groningen component of the programme is more focused onmacroeconomic and international aspects of development and linksthese to international business perspectives.
The components in Göttingen and Groningen taken together,therefore, train graduates with a strong international profile anda deep analytical understanding of global economic policy andbusiness organisations.

Progress in ICT has enabled firms to reorganise production processes on a global scale. What does it imply for income and employment in advanced and developing countries? Find out in this master.

In the double degree with the University of Göttingen,Germany, you will obtain specialised knowledge of internationalmarkets and the global interconnections between national economies.What are the consequences of globalisation for the socioeconomicand institutional differences between countries and what roles domultinational companies play in this respect?
You will learn to apply the tools of modern economic analysis toissues of development policy and to communicate effectively withresearchers, policymakers and practitioners on developmentissues.

In Göttingen, you will benefit from the expertise ofresearchers regarding microeconomic aspects of development. And you will be trained in applying quantitative research methods that arespecifically suitable to study these aspects in a systematic way.The Groningen component of the programme is more focused onmacroeconomic and international aspects of development and linksthese to international business perspectives.
The components in Göttingen and Groningen taken together,therefore, train graduates with a strong international profile anda deep analytical understanding of global economic policy andbusiness organisations.

After your studies

Job prospects

The courses in Göttingen and Groningen share a strong focuson empirical methods and approaches. As a consequence, graduates of this Double Degree master are fully equipped for a career in innational, international, multinational or transnationalinstitutions and enterprises. Because all our programmes are EQUISand AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent ofuniversities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Job examples are:

  • international economist or strategy expert in a multinationalcorporation.
  • staff member with an (inter)national governmental organisation,such as I.M.F., World Bank, OECD, WTO, ECB, Asian Development Bankor the EC
  • economic consultant with an (inter)national governmentalorganisation
  • business consultant with an internationally operatingconsultancy firm
  • academic researcher at a university or international researchinstitution

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The courses in Göttingen and Groningen share a strong focuson empirical methods and approaches. As a consequence, graduates of this Double Degree master are fully equipped for a career in innational, international, multinational or transnationalinstitutions and enterprises. Because all our programmes are EQUISand AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent ofuniversities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Job examples are:


*international economist or strategy expert in a multinationalcorporation.

*staff member with an (inter)national governmental organisation,such as I.M.F., World Bank, OECD, WTO, ECB, Asian Development Bankor the EC

*economic consultant with an (inter)national governmentalorganisation

*business consultant with an internationally operatingconsultancy firm

*academic researcher at a university or international researchinstitution


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

Job examples

  • business consultant
  • economic consultant
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Admission requirements

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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: BusinessAdministration,Business Economics, 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,Business Economics, 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/(...)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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