This double degree (with Corvinus University Budapest) combines international business and international economics topics, with a special focus on issues of economic transformation and integration.
For a career in international management or public policy you have to understand the trends in the world economy, including the European Community and the CEE region.
The degree programme is offered jointly by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary.
Topics of the programme range from international trade and investment to the consequences of globalization for strategic decision-making, in particular trade and capital flows in relation to multinational enterprises, and the socio-economic and institutional differences between countries, with a special focus on the CEE-region. You are trained to become broadly oriented economists with a strong international profile and a deep analytical understanding of the main current trends in the global world of international (economic) policy and business organizations, ranging from the fields of international business and economics to international politics and international law.
The core content of the programme reflects the increasing globalisation and continuous evolution of international economics and business management.
Degree: MA/MSc in International Economics and Business
Why in Groningen?
This unique combination of two degrees, in Groningen and Budapest, focuses on economic transformation and integration of CEE countries. The programme gives an analytical approach to the global economy and international policy. The programme is internationally accredited, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.
This double degree programme has been designed for individuals who aspire to a career in national, international, multinational or transnational institutions and enterprises. 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.
Examples of positions you are eligible for are: - international economist and strategy expert in a multinational corporation. - staff member with an (inter)national governmental organisations such as IMF, Worldbank, OECD, WTO, ECB, ODI or the EU - professional economist on development and Central-East European transition economic issues in in ternational agencies, governments or the private sector - economic consultant with an (inter)national governmental organization - business consultant with an internationally operating consultancy firm
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.