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MSc Economic Development and Globalization

University of Groningen
February or September

Program description

Masters in International Economics & Business GroningenMSc Economic Development and Globalization

Do you want to understand the opportunities and challenges posed by globalisation for economic development of countries? Then this programme is for you.

Important to know

As of September 1, 2019, the MSc in International Economics and Business will change its name to MSc in Economic Development and Globalization.Please note that the content of this study programme will remain the same. With this name change, our goal is to provide you with a clearer understanding of what this Master programme has to offer. The MSc in Economic Development and Globalization will give you a better understanding of economic development in a broad sense, including living standards and their growth rate, but also topics such as inequality. When analyzing economic development, we are particularly interested in the role of globalization. This is also a broad term that covers trade in goods and services as well as international investment and capital flows.

Increasing international trade and finance is opening up new opportunities for growth of firms, regions and countries. At the same time, it is posing new challenges as the benefits are not equally distributed and inequality is rising. In the one-year Master's degree in International Economics and Business you will learn the tools to grasp the complex relationships between globalisation and the economic development of regions and countries.

You will use state-of-the-art economic theories to discover the impact of global trade and of financial globalisation on economic growth and welfare. As you develop your skills, you will learn to recognise the forces that shape geographical patterns of economic activity. You will learn to advise firms and governments on how to reap the benefits of globalisation and international value chains.

For those seeking to augment the one-year programme in Groningen, there are four possibilities to follow a Double Degree: with Fudan University (Shanghai), the University of Göttingen (Germany), Lund University (Sweden) and Corvinus University (Budapest).

**Best MSc International Economics and Business in the Netherlands -Higher Education Guide Masters 2018**

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the MSc Economic Development and Globalization at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands are:

  • Bachelor degree in a related field (+ programme related courses)
  • proficiency in English, demonstrated by the following minimum test scores: TOEFL (580/237/92); IELTS (6.5); Cambridge Proficiency (A/B/C) or Cambridge Advanced
  • Positive GRE score

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Tuition fees

EU students 2019-2020: €2,083/year

Non- EU students 2019-2020: €12,500/ year


Students who complete the MSc Economic Development and Globalization at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands earn a Master of Science (MSc) degree.

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University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 the university ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...

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University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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