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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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A supply chain can be seen as a network of organizations working together to fulfil customer orders. It is a flow of materials, information and services. Read more
A supply chain can be seen as a network of organizations working together to fulfil customer orders. It is a flow of materials, information and services. Effective supply chain management and logistics can provide an organization with competitive advantage.

The one-year Master's programme focuses on the design and coordination of supply chains and on planning and controlling supply chain operations. You will learn to develop supply chain theories, models, methods and best practices. This knowledge and these skills will help you increase supply chain quality, flexibility, and reliability. In addition, you will be trained to increase delivery speed and efficiency in the order fulfilment process.

You will be trained to define, diagnose and analyse supply chain decision problems. You will also learn to propose and evaluate effective solutions. In addition, you will be trained to deal with relevant trends in technology and ICT, sustainability and market trends such as Internet sales.

This programme is taught in English.

Why in Groningen?

The programme is a unique mixture of rigorous academic learning and practical applicability. You learn how to design, coordinate and control entire supply chains. You will learn to diagnose supply chain decision problems and propose and evaluate effective solutions. Besides, it 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 graduation, you are ready for a career as a supply chain manager. You may find a job as a logistics, purchase or quality manager in a production, distribution or service environment. You may also become a consultant in the supply chain management practice. Alternatively, you might opt for an academic career and start as a PhD 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 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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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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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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Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Read more

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards a sustainable society in which the interests of people, planet and profits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassical industrial economic systems. This transformation needs academic professionals who can demonstrate that sustainable entrepreneurship is key. Our programme trains these professionals.

Are you interested in:

  • developing a new perspective?
  • circular business models?
  • learning from real entrepreneurs?
  • developing your leadership and management skills and academic knowledge about sustainability?

Then join the Master’s programme in Sustainable Entrepreneurship!

In the Leadership project, you will conduct independent academic research following to your own design, focusing on solving a problem relevant to a corporate sustainability challenge. You can choose one of the two options in the Leadership project; A. The database project B. The case study project

Depending on your individual entrepreneurship ambitions and leadership profiles, you will work with regional, national or international sustainable organisations. You will develop and present your leadership project for supervisors, peers and stakeholders on the Circular Minds Conference.



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