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Study at two top universities in the Netherlands and Germany and obtain 2 Master degrees

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 international markets and the global interconnections between national economies. What are the consequences of globalisation for the socioeconomic and institutional differences between countries and what roles do multinational companies play in this respect?

You will learn to apply the tools of modern economic analysis to issues of development policy and to communicate effectively with researchers, policymakers and practitioners on development issues.

In Göttingen, you will benefit from the expertise of researchers regarding microeconomic aspects of development. And you will be trained in applying quantitative research methods that are specifically suitable to study these aspects in a systematic way. The Groningen component of the programme is more focused on macroeconomic and international aspects of development and links these to international business perspectives.

The components in Göttingen and Groningen taken together, therefore, train graduates with a strong international profile and a deep analytical understanding of global economic policy and business organisations. This master focuses relatively strongly on economic development of low-income countries and a more microeconomic perspective on inequality, poverty and growth.

Why study this programme in Groningen?

Unique combination of two master degrees, in Groningen and Göttingen, in which you will learn to apply the tools of modern economic analysis to specific issues of development in a globalizing world. The programme is internationally accredited, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities in the world attain.

After your studies

The courses in Göttingen and Groningen share a strong focus on empirical methods and approaches. As a consequence, graduates of this Double Degree master are fully equipped for a career in 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.

Job examples

  • International economist or strategy expert in a multinational corporation
  • Staff member with an (inter)national governmental organisation, such as I.M.F., World Bank, OECD, WTO, ECB, Asian Development Bank or the EC
  • Academic researcher at a university or international research institution
  • Business consultant with an internationally operating consultancy firm
  • Economic consultant with an (inter)national governmental organisation

FEB Career Services 

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


Visit the DDM International Development Economics page on the University of Groningen website for more details!

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