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This specialization focuses on the critical analysis and assessment of the means used to control organizations. It involves studying actual internal and external business experiments. Read more
This specialization focuses on the critical analysis and assessment of the means used to control organizations. It involves studying actual internal and external business experiments.

What information do managers need to analyse the performance of their organization? Which control systems are most suitable for managers to influence the behaviour of their employees in such a way that the organizational strategy is realized? How can changes in management control systems be realized successfully?

The MSc Business Administration - specialization Organizational and Management Control explores financial and nonfinancial information gathering and decision-making in the context of the gathering and provision of internal economic information. It also studies the way this information is used by the managers of organizations.

You will explore subjects like Research in Management Accounting Techniques, Research in Management Control and Management Accounting Change. In the second semester, you will write a Master's thesis.

Why in Groningen?

You learn practical management control issues in a scientific manner and focus on the three dimensions ofmanagement control: management tools, behaviour and dynamics of change. You get a grip on management techniques to exercise management control and realize behavioural change. Besides, is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Job perspectives

Graduates in Organizational and Management Control are qualified for various types of jobs. They may find work in national and international companies, non-profit organizations or government institutions. Some examples of positions are project manager, financial officer, management accountant, controller and junior organization advisor in the field of quality management.

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.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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The Master's degree programme in International Business and Management trains you to manage multinational enterprises. The programme provides you with the basic knowledge needed for a successful career in international business. Read more
The Master's degree programme in International Business and Management trains you to manage multinational enterprises. The programme provides you with the basic knowledge needed for a successful career in international business.

Specific attention is paid to comparative analyses of companies, countries and institutions. You will learn to analyse markets in different countries and understand various institutional environments. You will learn to develop policy proposals as well.

To complete your study you will write a Master's Thesis, which may be combined with an internship at an organization.

In addition, it is possible to do a Double Degree in Advanced International Business Management and Marketing, which is offered by the University of Groningen and the University of Newcastle.

Why in Groningen?

International Business and Management offers an academic and analytical approach to solving real-world problems in international management. It gives a multidisciplinary perspective on multinational business activity and managing across borders. Besides, it's an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Job perspectives

After graduation you can work in inter-, multi- or transnational companies. You will be well prepared for all kinds of management jobs, such as product manager, treasury manager, human resource manager, export manager and international sales manager. You can also find work as an international marketer or management development officer. In addition, you can apply for a job at a non-profit organization or continue your business career as a researcher.

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.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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Within the context of internationally oriented organisations, attention is paid to the comparative analyses of countries, institutions, cultures and the strategic decision making of companies operating within this environment. Read more
Within the context of internationally oriented organisations, attention is paid to the comparative analyses of countries, institutions, cultures and the strategic decision making of companies operating within this environment. The programme aims to provide students with:

* An ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of international business management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively.
* A deep knowledge of marketing theories, including advanced skills in the analysis of markets in an international context.
* An understanding of management, leadership and business practice within international organisations.
* An opportunity to conceptualise real world problems using analytical frameworks drawn from marketing, international marketing and international business theory.
* An ability to critically evaluate these issues within the context of the activities of businesses, government and non-governmental organisations.

The dual award approach provides students with the opportunity to study a distinctive and internationally focused curriculum, and study at two highly respected and traditionally focused Universities

Degree: MA/MSc in International Business and Management

Why in Groningen?

A unique combination of two degrees that let you develop a 'sharp eye' for the processes in which multinational enterprises can operate. You acquire advanced knowledge of international business management and marketing theories and learn to conceptualize real-world problems. It's an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Job perspectives

The degree has been designed for individuals who aspire to a career in international business management and will prepare students for a range of positions in international, multinational or transnational companies. Participants will understand how to analyse the markets in different countries and will develop a 'sharp eye' for the processes within which multinational enterprises operate.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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The compulsory course units in this programme will provide you with a broad overview of managerial issues faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Read more
The compulsory course units in this programme will provide you with a broad overview of managerial issues faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Most management courses and textbooks focus on large businesses. This Master's degree programme highlights the specifics of SMEs, which constitute more than 95% of the business community.

The MSc Business Administration - specialization Small Business Management focuses on the internal organization of a business. Small Business Economics addresses the external positioning, while New Ventures and Entrepreneurship deals with starting businesses.

Programme

The specific organizational characteristics of smaller firms are addressed, basically all subdisciplines of management and organization. Also questions such as 'what is entrepreneurship?', 'am I suitable to be an entrepreneur?' and issues of consultancy are addressed. These are topics in compulsory courses. With electives you specialize in fields like strategy, marketing and management of technology. Furthermore, a part of the programme is devoted to writing a thesis including doing research.

Job perspectives

As a graduate of the programme Small Business and Entrepreneurship, you may find employment in positions like all-round SME manager or SME consultant. You could work for a large organization, selling services to SMEs (like banks and accountancy offices). Becoming an independent entrepreneur is also one of the possibilities. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only 1% of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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In manufacturing, technical quality plays a role, but design and strategic manoeuvring in relation to competitors are equally important. Read more
In manufacturing, technical quality plays a role, but design and strategic manoeuvring in relation to competitors are equally important. Strategic management, especially regarding innovation, is crucial for firms to survive and thrive in today's turbulent business environment. In the Strategic Innovation Management specialization, you apply relevant theories to develop insights needed to navigate this challenging frontier.

The MSc Business Administration - specialization Strategic Innovation Management is unique in focusing on strategic issues that turn innovations into commercial successes. You explore theoretical concepts and tools to understand real-life cases. In addition, you conduct your own research.

Job perspectives

Career perspectives for graduates in Strategic Innovation Management are bright. As the programme focuses on a field that is of growing importance across industries, you can choose between many different career paths. The programme is the ideal choice when you are interested in a career in strategic or innovation management, business development or consultancy.

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.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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Responding to the ever-changing market and new developments is essential for the survival of today's organizations. In the past, change management was a subject only addressed incidentally. Read more
Responding to the ever-changing market and new developments is essential for the survival of today's organizations. In the past, change management was a subject only addressed incidentally: once a business had gone through a process of change, it was time for a period of consolidation. Nowadays, change is a crucial and permanent topic for organizations. This creates a need for change experts. They know how to design and how to manage change processes that simultaneously take place in areas such as business processes, information technology, strategy, leadership style and human resource management.

In the MSc Business Administration - specialization Change Management, you will gain an understanding of the processes behind change and the impact that changes may have on an organization and its members. You will learn what role change managers can play. More specifically, you will get an insight in different strategies that have been developed, including intervention tools that are helpful for enacting those strategies. You will also acquire the communicative and social skills needed to manage change programmes at individual, group and organization levels.

Why in Groningen?

To learn to manage change in organizations the programme combines sound academic knowledge, practical relevancewith training in communicative and social skills. Besides, it's an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Job perspectives

Graduates of Change Management are much in demand, both in for-profit and non-profit organizations. They are flexible and can develop in many directions, for example through consultancy projects. You could work as an internal consultant, policy consultant or member of a project team. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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This double degree (with Newcastle) provides advanced knowledge and understanding of how to improve business performance and organise competitive advantages in technology-intensive industries. Read more
This double degree (with Newcastle) provides advanced knowledge and understanding of how to improve business performance and organise competitive advantages in technology-intensive industries.

The 90 EC programme (in Groningen and at Newcastle University Business School, UK) enables you to deepen your knowledge and skills in the fields of Operations Management, Technology Management and Supply Chain Management. In addition, it enhances your general intellectual development, including the improved capacity for enquiry, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis.

You will get:
* advanced knowledge of operations management in different business environments and cultural contexts as a means of improving organisational performance.
* the necessary specialist knowledge and skills appropriate to pursue careers in operations management, technology management, supply chain management, general management or consulting.
* personal and interpersonal skills, such as report writing, presentation skills, group working skills, and an appreciation of working in a multicultural environment.
* advanced research skills, the ability to critically evaluate and utilise current research, and to make an immediate contribution to organisations and research community.

Degree: MSc in Technology and Operations Management

Why in Groningen?

Unique combination of two degrees, in Groningen and Newcastle, in which you will get advanced knowledge of operations management in different business environment 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 standard only 5% of universities worldwide meet.

Job perspectives

Graduates are qualified for a wide range of positions, including:
- Operations Manager
- Technology manager
- Supply Chain Manager
- Consultant in the field of innovation or technology
- Project manager for product/process innovations
- Positions in industrial and service organizations
- Research-oriented positions

Graduates are able to address the need for continuous performance improvement and the quest for efficient resource use in any organization.

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.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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In the Master's Degree in Business Administration you learn to deal with complex management issues. There are four tracks that all specialize in one particular area of business administration. Read more
In the Master's Degree in Business Administration you learn to deal with complex management issues. There are four tracks that all specialize in one particular area of business administration:
- Change Management
- Organizational & Management Control
- Small Business & Entrepreneurship
- Strategic Innovation Management

The programme is intended for students with an academic background in Business, Management, Finance or Marketing.

Each specialization has high academic standards and is research oriented. Therefore, all your lecturers are researchers. You will work intensively in small groups. Occasionally, a guest lecturer from a company is invited to speak about their expert experiences in the world of business administration. All specializations are internationally orientated.

Job perspectives

As a graduate, you are qualified to work in national and international companies, non-profit organizations and government institutions. Think of positions such as management trainee, internal or policy consultant, financial or control officer and organization advisor. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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How do you manage international financial transactions or handle the complexities of foreign capital investments? And what about managing alliances with foreign parties? This programme will teach you. Read more
How do you manage international financial transactions or handle the complexities of foreign capital investments? And what about managing alliances with foreign parties? This programme will teach you.

The Master's degree programme in International Financial Management (IFM) focuses on the different aspects of financial management in an international business environment. You will develop the skills needed to become a financial manager in an international firm or organization.

Important courses in the programme are International Corporate Finance, International Business Strategy and Research Methods in Finance. You will finish the programme by writing a Master's thesis.

The IFM programme can be taken as a stand-alone programme, but is also offered as a Double Degree programme (target maximum: 30 students). In this Double Degree programme, the University of Groningen cooperates with Uppsala University (Sweden). In eighteen months you will finish two Master's degrees at two universities.

Why in Groningen?

This interdisciplinary financial management programme focuses on financial consequences of international activities. You learn to understand the different aspects of financial management in an international business environment.Besides, it's an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Job perspectives

After successful completion of the MSc programme International Financial Management, you will be able to take up positions in which you contribute as a specialist in international financial management to decision-making in multinational companies and financial institutions, consultancy firms, multinational public organizations such as the IMF, World Bank, ECB, etc. and governmental institutions.

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.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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In the one-year Master's degree programme in Human Resource Management (HRM) you learn to accomplish organizational goals by matching tasks, roles and positions with a company's strategy and environment. Read more
In the one-year Master's degree programme in Human Resource Management (HRM) you learn to accomplish organizational goals by matching tasks, roles and positions with a company's strategy and environment. Also, you learn about traditional fields of personnel management such as recruitment, selection and training.

As a student of HRM you will explore HRM policies and practices. You learn to anticipate changes which affect the management of work and people within an organization. These can be internal and external changes. Therefore topics such as technological development, internationalization of business and changing legislations are of interest as well. Also, you learn to function within different management teams.

In this programme you take specific HRM courses like Work Design and Team Processes. In addition, you take managerial courses and courses on social topics such as social security and labour conditions. You complete the programme by writing a thesis.

Why in Groningen?

You learn to apply theory to the realworld practice of HRM and you learn to base HRM on the best available scientific evidence. Besides, HRM is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Job perspectives

After completing this programme you can work as a human resource manager in business and at government institutions. Positions in personnel management, training coordination, recruitment and selection or working conditions management will suit you. It is possible to pursue an academic career as well. 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.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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The double degree (with Uppsala) focuses on financial consequences of international activities. Understand the different aspects of financial management in an international business environment. Read more
The double degree (with Uppsala) focuses on financial consequences of international activities. Understand the different aspects of financial management in an international business environment.

These days internationally oriented firms and organizations do not merely need financial specialists who are acquainted with the latest tools and techniques. They are looking for professionals who can use these tools and techniques for managing information and business resources.

The programme is offered jointly by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and Uppsala University in Sweden. The double degree programme consists of two one-year master programmes that you can effectively study two in three semesters (i.e. 18 months/90 EC).

The IFM programme is different from most other Master programmes in international finance because it focuses on managerial aspects of international finance. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills they will need to function as a financial manager in an internationally operating firm or organization. It will give students a thorough understanding of the different aspects of financial management in an international business environment, and aims at teaching them to think strategically and to explore how change can be initiated and managed.

Degree: MSc in International Financial Management

Why in Groningen?

The programme is a unique combination of two degrees in only three semesters, in Groningen and Uppsala. It is different from most other Master programmes in international finance because it focuses on managerial aspects of international finance. Besides, IFM is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Job perspectives

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.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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Within the product life cycle, design is the first step. Then comes production and customer's supply. The final step includes warranty and product replacement. Read more
Within the product life cycle, design is the first step. Then comes production and customer's supply. The final step includes warranty and product replacement. The Master's programme in Technology and Operations Management teaches you how to organize all phases. You will learn to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and cost efficiency. You will be trained to gain competitive advantage for companies.

In this one-year programme, you will focus on core aspects such as operations management concepts, facility design and planning. You will learn to define, diagnose and analyse problems and develop and evaluate solutions and technological innovations. In addition, you will be trained to design new planning and control concepts. You will also assess the impact of product and process innovations on the employers and organization of a business.

Newcastle University and the University of Groningen also offer a double degree programme in Operations Management. You will start the first semester in Newcastle. The entire programme is compulsory and takes 16 months. You will receive a Master's degree from both universities.

Why in Groningen?

The entire life cycle of products and services is the focus of the programme: you learn to plan and control operations during this life cycle and learn to introduce technological innovations for organisations. You learn to define, diagnose and analyse operations management problems in technology intensive industries. It's an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.

Job perspectives

You will be prepared for a career as an operations manager in a production, distribution or service environment. You may also pursue a career as a consultant, project manager, or quality manager in the field of innovation and technology of products and processes. It is possible to work in the industry, or the government. Alternatively, you may opt for an academic career and start as a PhD student at a university.

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.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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The Research Master's degree in Economics and Business is a two-year programme and is open to bright and ambitious students. This programme provides you with a thorough basis in academic research in the fields of Economics and Business. Read more
The Research Master's degree in Economics and Business is a two-year programme and is open to bright and ambitious students.

This programme provides you with a thorough basis in academic research in the fields of Economics and Business. The aim of the programme is to qualify you for a career in research. Therefore, there is a strong focus on scientific and academic skills. You can choose from six different profiles:

1) Economics, Econometrics & Finance
2) Marketing
3) Global Economics & Management
4) Operations Management and Operations Research
5) Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour
6) Innovation & Organization

You will receive lectures from the best researchers, not only from Groningen but also from our national and international networks. Furthermore, the small-scale programme ensures an intensive exchange of knowledge, both between lecturers and students as well as among students themselves. Each student is individually supervised by a researcher.

Degree: MSc in Research Master in Economics and Business (research)

Why in Groningen?

The programme is chosen best Research Master in the Netherlands 2012 and marked as 'top programme' in 2014. Students get intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in small groups and there is a strong focus on research skills training, as well as deepening and broadening knowledge. Besides, it's an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Job perspectives

As a graduate from this degree, you are ideally placed to become a PhD student or to obtain a research position in a public or private organization. So far, graduates from this programme have obtained PhD positions at the Universities of Antwerp (Belgium), Bocconi (Milan, Italy), Rotterdam, Sydney (Australia) and of course Groningen. Others have started working for companies and organizations such as McKinsey, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, and the Dutch Central Bank.

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.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our Research Master programme is strongly embedded within our Faculty: the six profiles of the Research Master correspond with the six research programmes within SOM. Each student is supervised by a renowned researcher from his or her research area.

The study programme has a strong focus on scientific and academic skills. Before students can contribute to a field of study, they will need to know a great deal about that field and have sufficient knowledge about research methods and techniques. Students will therefore be provided with in-depth knowledge about a certain field of economics and business sciences on the one hand, and will be trained in a wide range of research methods on the other.

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How can you design an electronic toll collection system? How can a production plant minimize production costs without compromising on quality and safety? How can you design a complex consumer product?. Read more
How can you design an electronic toll collection system? How can a production plant minimize production costs without compromising on quality and safety? How can you design a complex consumer product?

These are typical questions that a graduate of the Master's programme Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) can address. In a progressively technological society, IEM engineers will increasingly become leaders of technological innovation and design.

A Student of the Master's degree programme Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) learns how to deal with practical problems in businesses. A focus lies on how to find solutions to problems while taking on a technical and scientific design perspective. The general aim of the IEM Master's programme is to train engineers to acquire a thorough overview of all primary and secondary business processes, especially with respect to the design of a technological product or process.

More than its nearest competitors, the IEM Master's degree programme of the University of Groningen focuses on technology. About 65% of the curriculum is dedicated to engineering and technology, and about 35% focuses on management and business. You can choose between two specialisations:

* PTL: Production Technology and Logistics

* PPT: Product and Process Technology

Why in Groningen?

- Integration of technology and management
- Strongly embedded in a specific technology of your choice

Job perspectives

Career opportunities are abundant for Industrial Engineering and Management(IEM)engineers. Career-market analyses consistently show that there is a strong need for professionals with a combined technical and managerial background.

- IEM engineers with a Production Technology and Logistics (PTL) specialization
IEM engineers with a PTL specialization can start a career as a product manager, involved in the development of new innovative products within the tight boundaries of technical, market and product-related constraints.

-Product and Process Technology (PPT) specialized IEM engineers
PPT-specialized IEM engineers can become members of product and process design teams or for example begin a career as a production manager in industrial companies.

Job examples

- Product manager
- Product developer
- Production manager
- Process designer

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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 will not be equally distributed and competition is mounting. Read more
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 will not be equally distributed and competition is mounting. Strategies of governments and firms need to be constantly aligned to quickly adapt to changing circumstances. In the one-year Master's degree in International Economics and Business you will learn the tools to grasp the complex relationships between firm behaviour and economic growth in regions and countries.

You will use state-of-the-art theories to discover the impact of global trade on economic growth and welfare. You will study global business and focus on the economic influence of firms and institutions. As you develop your skills, you will learn to recognize the forces that shape geographical patterns of economic activity. Also, you will learn to advise firms and governments on how to reap the benefits of globalization and international value chains.

The programme offers four Double Degree possibilities: with Fudan University (Shanghai), the University of Göttingen (Germany), Lund University (Sweden) and Corvinus University (Hungary).

Why in Groningen?

In the programme you learn how globalization is changing our world. What is the role of internationally operating organizations, institutions and policies in economic advancement and in bridging the global development gap? International Economics and Businessis an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Job perspectives

After completing this programme you are a broadly oriented economist with a strong international profile. You are ready for an international career at multinational firms, in financial institutions, consultancy and public agencies. Jobs as market analyst, trade expert, global strategy and policy advisor will suit you well. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Graduates of the MSc IE&B will be able to take up positions in internationally oriented firms (such as banks and multinationals), international organizations (such as World Bank, IMF, European Union, UN and OECD) and internationally oriented departments of government agencies and policy advisors. The programme is focused on developing the kind of skills and abilities needed by those who work as professional economists and economic advisers.

The MSc IE&B offers a consistent international setting both in terms of content and orientation at high level. Graduates are selected to participate in high level research activities of international organizations (such as the OECD in Paris, Conference Board in New York, and the ILO in Geneva) and national organizations (such as the Dutch Central Bank and The Netherlands' Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis).Our academic staff have strong relationships with international research and consultancy institutes as well as policy advice centres.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Right from the start of the degree programme attention is paid to academic research and pre-professional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct various research projects on e.g. the effects of international trade on competitiveness and labour markets, global value chains, the sources of economic growth at regional and country level and a new architecture for (international) financial systems.

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