Master's Degrees in Economics and Business by chenmeixiu


									                   A word from the Rector Magnificus

Master’s Degrees
in Economics       ‘Master your talents’
                   Thank you for considering us for your
                   postgraduate studies. We offer students from

and Business
                   all over the world high quality research and
                   education and provide you with the academic
                   skills and knowledge you need for your future
                   role in society.

                   The University of Groningen, founded in
2011–2012          1614, is one of the older universities in
                   Europe and has educated more than 200,000
                   graduates in the last 400 years. We are proud
                   to say that we developed into one of the
                   leading research universities in the world.
                   We are even more proud to say that during
                   all these years our tradition of academic
                   excellence has not changed.

                   We are an international centre of knowledge
                   that has managed to create an atmosphere
                   that enables researchers to discover things
                   which would otherwise have remained
                   hidden to them. We offer challenging study
                   and research paths that vary in intensity to
                   encourage you to develop your individual

                   Studying at the University of Groningen
                   will provide you with a truly international
                   experience, which will broaden your horizon.
                   The global outlook we provide you with will
                   give you a competitive advantage in realizing
                   your future career plans. All this takes place
                   in the city of talent, Groningen, a city where
                   distances are small and possibilities endless.

                   I hope to be welcoming you to the University
                   of Groningen soon.

                   Prof. dr. Frans Zwarts
                   Rector Magnificus

The Netherlands
The University of Groningen: 400 years of passion   Groningen: safe environment, full of life                                                          Contents
and performance
                                                                                                                                                       The University of Groningen                                                        Central University Services and Facilities
› Leading research university                       The Groningen canals, ports and warehouses     Culture & Fun                                            Leading research university 2                                                       International Service Desk 40
› Study in an international environment             take you back to 14th century Hanseatic        Cinemas and theatres cater for all cultural              International outlook 3                                                             Introduction and orientation 40
› Dedicated to student involvement                  times, when Groningen was a member of          tastes. Matching the Groningen way of life               International Student Barometer 3                                                   Language courses 40
                                                    this alliance of trading guilds.               these venues, large and small, can be found                                                                                                  Computer and online facilities 40
Facts & Figures                                                                                    scattered throughout the city.                      Teaching and Research                                                                    University Library 40
› 26,800 students                                   Groningen city: City of Talent                 › Arthouse films in cinema ‘Images’                      Master’s Degree Programmes 4                                                        Student advisors 41
› 3,500 international students                      › 180,000 inhabitants                          › Concerts in the ‘Oosterpoort’                          Graduate Schools 4                                                                  Student Support Courses 41
› 9 faculties                                       › best city of the Netherlands 2010            › Theatre at the historic ‘Schouwburg’                   PhD Opportunities 5                                                                 Student Counsellors 41
› Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes               › best city centre of the Netherlands 2005     › Live music, late-night jazz, funk and                  Educational System in the Netherlands 5                                             Talent and Career Center 41
› 9 Graduate Schools                                › best student city of the Netherlands 2006      blues-rock cafés                                       Diploma supplement 6                                                                Sports facilities 41
› 91 English-taught degree programmes               › ranked as European city with the highest     › Music festivals like Noorderzon, Eurosonic,                                                                                                Student associations 41
› 15 English-taught double degree                     quality of life by its inhabitants 2006        Noorderslag and Swinging Groningen                Master’s Degrees in Economics and Business                                               Cultural Student Centre: USVA 41
  programmes                                        › lively with a safe community character                                                                Business Administration 10                                                          Groningen Student platform 41
                                                    › cultural and economic capital of the north                                     Econometrics, Operations Research
Student facilities: the Groningen                                                                                                   and Actuarial Studies 22                                                    Preparing for Groningen
personal approach                                   Groningen Museum                                                                                        Economics 24                                                                        Admission and registration 42
› Honours College for exceptional talent            The Groningen Museum is the most high-                                                                  Economics and Business (RM) 26                                                      Visa and residence Permit 42
› Student support courses                           profile museum in the Netherlands, not only                                                             Human Resource Business Management 28                                               Health insurance 42
› Talent and Career Center                          due to its striking design, but also because                                                            International Business and Management 29                                            Cost of living 42
› Excellent computer and online facilities          of various exhibitions.                                                                                 International Economics and Business 32                                             Working in the Netherlands 42
› Wide variety of international                                                                                                                             Technology Management 36                                                            Tuition fees 42
  student organizations                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Scholarships 42
› Limitless access to the University                                                                                                                   Admission and Application
  Sports Centre                                                                                                                                             Admissions requirements 38                                                    Accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A home away from home 43

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Netherlands: small in size,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          internationally oriented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Dutch landscape 44
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Famous Dutch 44
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Netherlands in a nutshell 44

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          English-taught Master’s Degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Programmes 2011-2012 45

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                                                                                                                                                       The University of Groningen is a signatory of the ‘Code of Conduct with respect to international students in Dutch higher education’.

                            The University of Groningen                                                                                  International outlook: involved with the world                            9 Faculties & 9 Graduate Schools
                                                                                                                                         Knowledge has no borders and knows no boundaries – it is universal.       › Arts › Behavioural and Social Sciences › Economics and Business
                                                                                                                                         By attracting genuine talent, irrespective of the country of origin,      › Law › Mathematics and Natural Sciences › Medical Sciences
                            Founded in 1614 the University of Groningen is one of                                                        we ensure the quality of teaching and research. Going abroad for an       › Philosophy › Spatial Sciences › Theology and Religious Studies
                                                                                                                                         international experience is not the only option anymore – home can
                            the oldest universities in the Netherlands and enjoys an                                                     be an international environment as well. We maintain long-term            Strategic partners
                                                                                                                                         partnerships with universities around the world with similar high         › Europe: Uppsala University (Sweden); Ghent University (Belgium);
                            international reputation as one of the leading research                                                      standards, participate in international networks and incorporate            University of Göttingen (Germany)
                                                                                                                                         international themes in our programmes.                                   › Asia: Gadjah Mada University, University of Indonesia, Bandung
                            universities. It is a university with a modern, student-                                                                                                                                 Institute of Technology (Indonesia); University of Beijing, Tsinghua
                                                                                                                                         International Student Barometer                                             University, Fudan University (China); Osaka University (Japan)
                            oriented vision on education.                                                                                Since 2007 the University of Groningen takes part in the International    › Latin America: National Autonomous University of Mexico – UNAM
                                                                                                                                         Student Barometer, a global survey of satisfaction and well-being           (Mexico); University of São Paolo – USP (Brazil)
                                                                                                                                         among international students.                                             › North America: University of California at Los Angeles – UCLA,
                                                               The University of Groningen has always been an outstanding example                                                                                    University of Pennsylvania (USA)
                                                               of an international community. Almost 400 years ago, close to half        Why students choose to study with us:
                                                               the students and lecturers came from outside the Netherlands. Today,      › international reputation                                                Famous graduates
                                                               close to 50% of our 1500 PhD students are international students.         › quality of teaching and research                                        › Aletta Jacobs, the first female student in the Netherlands
                                                               Although internationally oriented, the university maintains strong ties   › reputation of Groningen as a safe, friendly and relatively cheap city   › Wim Duisenberg, the first president of the European Central Bank
                                                               with the city of Groningen and its surrounding region.                                                                                              › Hans Wijers, CEO of the board of management AkzoNobel
                                                                                                                                         Rated best in the Netherlands:                                            › Job Cohen, political leader
                                                               Leading research university: passion and performance                      › official Welcoming Ceremony                                             › Peter Rehwinkel, mayor of Groningen
                                                               Realizing an ultimate dream is the main motive for many scientists        › social activities organized for international students                  › Several members of the Royal Family
                                                               in doing their research. The University of Groningen provides you with    › sports facilities
                                                               a study environment that rewards vision, quality and achievement.                                                                                   Famous scientists: past and present
                                                                                                                                         Highly valued:                                                            › Frits Zernike, Nobel Prize for Physics 1953
                                                               We belong to the top 3 of European Research Universities in the           › internet access                                                         › Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes, Nobel Prize for Physics 1913
                                                               fields of:                                                                › International Service Desk and faculty International Offices            › Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel Prize for Medicine 1937
                                                               › Nanoscience                                                             › library and study facilities
                                                               › Ecology/Biology                                                         › Dutch/Groningen host culture                                            › Serge Daan, Award for Eminent Scientists of the Japan Society for
                                                               › Materials Sciences                                                                                                                                  the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
                                                               › Chemistry                                                                                                                                         › Petra Rudolf, Descartes Award for her work on synthetic molecular
                                                               › Astronomy                                                                                                                                           motors and artificial nanomachines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   › Ben Feringa, Spinoza Award for his work on nanotechnology
                                                               Other strong research groups are Molecular Biology, Medical
                                                               Sciences, Neurosciences, Sociology, Marketing, Philosophy, Theology,
                                                               Archeology and Arts & Humanities. All awarded degrees have been
                                                               accredited by the Dutch Government and are internationally

The Academiegebouw, the heart of the University of Groningen                                                                             Zernike campus

    Teaching and Research                                                                                  Educational System in the Netherlands                                    Study support
                                                                                                                                                                                    Studying in a different country can be quite an overwhelming
                                                                                                           Teaching style                                                           experience at times, everything is different and your friends and
    The University of Groningen is home to over 26,800 students who are                                    Study programmes are carefully defined and highly structured and         family are far away. To guide and help you through your studies as
                                                                                                           you are expected to contribute actively and work independently. The      smoothly as possible the University of Groningen offers students
    welcomed to an inspiring and stimulating atmosphere. With a degree from                                teaching staff is there to assemble and structure the truths and facts   several support facilities.
                                                                                                           that make up the body of knowledge. You must make sure that you
    the University of Groningen, you can be confident that you have the required                           absorb knowledge, filter it, and make it your own.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Dutch higher education values
    skills and theoretical background to pursue your future career.                                        Teaching methods                                                          › independence
                                                                                                           Most of your courses will have a mixture of two or more of the below      › individual opinions
                                                                                                           mentioned teaching methods.                                               › teamwork
                                    Master’s Degree Programmes: master your talents                        › Lecture: large group of students, listening to a professor, less
                                    We train you to be a scholar and a scientist, while instilling the       interaction between teacher and student
                                    professional skills enabling you to find work outside the research     › Seminar: small group, a lot of interaction between professor and       Binary System of Higher Education
                                    community as well. The programmes last between one and two years.        student, you are expected to participate actively                      The Netherlands has two types of universities. Universities of
                                                                                                           › Work/project group: a group of 3–5 students conducting their           Applied Sciences (Hogescholen) are primarily career-oriented
                                    Graduate School Master’s programmes                                      own research, you have to contribute to the project actively,          and prepare students for particular professions. The University
                                    For those of you with research as a special focal point, we offer        guidance from the professor when needed                                of Groningen is a Research University (Universiteit), with research
                                    two-year ‘Research Master’ and ‘Top Master’ programmes.                › Independent study: you are expected to conduct a research              as its main focal point.
                                    They are designed to attract the most qualified students and are         project independently, guidance from the professor when needed
                                    incorporated in Graduate Schools.

                                    Double degree/joint programmes
                                    Studying at the University of Groningen does not mean your
                                    experience is limited to the Netherlands alone. The university joins
                                    forces with strategic international partner universities or pools
                                    resources in a consortium of European universities.

                                    Graduate Schools: a union of teaching and research
                                    The Graduate Schools bring together distinguished staff members
                                    and talented students who share a common interest. With these
                                    schools we aim to ease the transition between the Master’s and
                                    PhD levels, give graduates strong research skills, and create a
                                    supporting environment with expert scholars.

                                    PhD opportunities
                                    Admission to a PhD programme is highly selective and based on
                                    academic merit: the best preparation is successful completion of one
                                    of our Graduate School Master’s programmes. In the four-year PhD
                                    programmes, you conduct your own research while the Graduate
                                    School provides a balanced mix of expert supervision, tailor-made
                                    postgraduate training and the freedom to pursue your own ideas.

Universities: Research-oriented                                   The minimum number of ECTS credits needed to obtain a Master’s           I find the international nature of
› PhD: 4 years                                                    degree is usually 60 (Humanities, Economics, Social Sciences and         the programme very attractive
› Master’s degree: MA/MSc/LLM: 1–2 years                          Law). 120 ECTS credits are required for some programmes (mainly
› Bachelor’s degree: BA/BSc/LLB: 3 years                          Natural Sciences), whereas other programmes vary from 180 (Medical       I thought it was important for my
                                                                  Sciences) to 240 ECTS credits.                                           personal development to take my
Universities of Applied Sciences: Career-oriented                                                                                          Master’s degree abroad. The advantage
› PhD: not applicable                                             The Dutch grading scale runs from 1 (lowest grade) to 10 (highest        of the MSc in International Financial
› Master’s degree: M: 1–2 years                                   grade). As an indication, 5.5 is a passing grade. Grades 9, 10 and all   Management is that it combines
› Bachelor’s degree: B: 4 years                                   grades lower than 3 are highly exceptional.                              two Master’s degrees in the space
                                                                                                                                           of one and a half years. You take
ECTS and grading                                                                                                                           International Business & Management
ECTS is an EU standardized system for measuring study load as      The University of Groningen is the only Dutch higher education          in Groningen in the first semester
a way to facilitate international mobility.                        institution to have a ECTS Label and a Diploma Supplement Label,        and the MSc in Business & Economics
                                                                   awarded and recognized by the European Commission, Council of           in Uppsala in Sweden in the second
1 ECTS  = 28 hours of study (incl. contact hours, reading, exam    Europe and UNESCO/CEPES.                                                semester. I gained my BSc in Finance
          preparation, etc.).                                                                                                              & Accounting in Greece, specializing
60 ECTS = one year                                                                                                                         in Finance. I opted for the MSc in
                                                                                                                                           IFM because I wanted to enrich my
                                                                                                                                           academic horizon and IFM gives such
                                                                                                                                           an opportunity by providing financial
                                                                                                                                           insights under a managerial lens.
                                                                                                                                           Another attractive feature is that
                                                                                                                                           all the subjects in the programme
                                                                                                                                           are dealt with in an international

                                                                                                                                           I’ve noticed that people in the
                                                                                                                                           Netherlands and Sweden are quite
                                                                                                                                           different. The people in Uppsala were a
                                                                                                                                           bit more relaxed and less high-spirited;
                                                                                                                                           in Groningen they’re a bit more pushy.
                                                                                                                                           That was good from the study point
                                                                                                                                           of view: when we went to Sweden for
                                                                                                                                           the second semester we suddenly
                                                                                                                                           found we didn’t have so many tight
                                                                                                                                           deadlines to meet. But considering
                                                                                                                                           that the education level in Sweden is
                                                                                                                                           very high, this was pretty tricky. When
                                                                                                                                           our performance began to suffer we
                                                                                                                                           realized we need to focus better.

                                                                                                                                           In the end it turned out to be a perfect
                                                                                                                                           combination. In Groningen the
                                                                                                                                           emphasis was on academic theory,
                                                                                                                                           whereas the programme in Uppsala
                                                                                                                                           had a more practical slant.

                                                                                                                                           Spyros Mylonas (25), Greece
                                                                                                                                           MSc in International Financial

                                                                faculty of economics
                                                                and business

                                                    Master’s Degrees
    Deciding not to take the
    beaten track

    This academic year I’m combining

                                                    in Economics
    the MSc in Change Management
    with an administrative internship
    at UniPartners Groningen, an
    organization affiliated to the

                                                    and Business
    University that tries to bridge the
    gap between higher education and
    industry by involving students in
    consultancy projects in companies.
    Combining studies and administration
    means I have to work particularly
    hard, especially since the studies are          2011–2012
    very demanding. A lot is expected of
    you, and the lecturers are critical of

    After my BSc in International
    Business & Management I decided not
    to take the beaten track. I wanted to                            Business Administration
    investigate another subject area and                                › specialization Business and ICT
    opted for Change Management. The                                    › specialization Business Development
    backbone of the MSc programme for me                                › specialization Change Management
    is the Field Course, which deals with                               › specialization Finance
    developments in Change Management,                                  › specialization Marketing
    the things that influence it, and project                             › Marketing specialization Marketing Research and
    management. Your level of thinking                                      Strategic Marketing Management (DD)
    goes up by leaps and bounds because                                 › specialization Operations and Supply Chains
    you have to take a critical approach to                             › specialization Organizational and Management Control
    the subject matter.                                                 › specialization Strategy and Innovation
                                                                        › specialization Small Business and Entrepreneurship
    I hope to graduate in six months’ time.                          Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies
    I’m not sure what I shall do then. I                             Economics
    want to have a good think about it in                            Economics and Business (RM)
    the summer: whether to continue my                               Human Resource Management
    studies somewhere else or to start                               International Business and Management
    working. There’s a good chance I                                    › IB&M specialization International Financial Management (DD)
    shall go into consultancy, where I’d                                › IB&M specialization Marketing (DD)
    like to do something with people, as                             International Economics and Business
    they often play an important role in                                › IE&B specialization Strategy (DD)
    organizational change.                                              › IE&B specialization Applied International and Development Economics (DD)
                                                                        › IE&B specialization Central-Eastern European Economies (DD)
    Jaap Hofstee (23), The Netherlands                               Technology Management
    MScBA in Change Management

                                                                     DD = Double Degree
                                                                     RM = Research Master

T   DD        JW               Business Administration                                                                                            T   DD    JW
                               specialization Business and ICT

                                                                                                                                                      It’s up to you how you develop
     KEY FACTS:                                                                                                                                       as a student
     ›   Start of programme:  September 0
     ›   Duration (in months):                                                                                                                      After high school in China I moved
     ›   Language: English                                                                                                                            to the Netherlands a half year later
     ›   Degree: MSc in Business Administration                                                                                                       to study here in Groningen. I was
     ›   Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)                                                                               keen to come to Europe because
                                                                                                                                                      of the friendliness and openness
                                                                                                                                                      of the people. I eventually opted
                                                                                                                                                      for Groningen because of the high
    Which opportunities does IT offer to enhance                                                                                                      standard of teaching.

    business strategies and innovate business                                                                                                         Following my BSc in International
                                                                                                                                                      Business & Management I’m now
    processes? How may companies design                                                                                                               taking an MSc in Operations &
                                                                                                                                                      Supply Chains (OSC). I like the
    new IT-based business models? How can                                                                                                             OSC field mainly because nearly
                                                                                                                                                      all companies have an operation
    IT enabled change be managed in the most                                                                                                          function. I’m particularly fascinated
                                                                                                                                                      by the way companies try to analyze
    effective ways?                                                                                                                                   their production processes, and it’s a
                                                                                                                                                      challenge to get started on that.

    General information                                                                                                                               What I like about the MSc programme
    Business and ICT is a specialization within the Business Administration                                                                           is the many options it offers. You can
    programme that enables participants to study the important role                                                                                   choose your own path with optional
    of ICT within and between organizations. Choose Business and ICT                                                                                  courses in Accountancy, Marketing
    for a career at the forefront of developments, a career involving                                                                                 or Human Resource Management,
    constant reflection on, and permanent creation of, applications for the                                                                           for example. If you work hard you can
    fascinating opportunities that ICT offers to individuals, organizations,                                                                          learn a lot from this programme. It’s
    and society.                                                                                                                                      entirely up to you how you develop as a
    Programme content                                                          Career prospects
    Semester 1                          Semester 2                             Many graduates are employed by a wide range of companies, where        At the moment I’m doing an internship
    › Field course in Business          › MSc BA thesis in Business            they work on new products, projects and improvements of business       at Wavin in Zwolle, a company that
      and ICT: Strategy and ICT           and ICT                              processes.                                                             makes plastic pipes. I think it’s very
    › Business Processes and ICT        › ICT Systems                          › Internal or external consultant                                      important to do an internship as part
      ICT: Human and Organizational                                            › IT-director                                                          of the programme so that you can get
      Issues                                                                   › Chief information officer                                            an idea of how things work in practice.
    › Electives                         › Electives                            › Business consultant, e-business consultant                           But my main interest is in doing
                                                                               › General management                                                   research into OSC, so next year I intend
                                                                               › Advanced ICT sales                                                   to take a research Master.
     › Unique combination of research and business-driven staff
     › Top quality courses and lecturers                                       Admission & Application                                                Zhida Xu (23), China
     › Close cooperation with leading businesses, such as                      Please go to page 38-39                                                MScBA in Operations and Supply
       Accenture, IBM and McKinsey                                                                                                                    Chains

T   DD        JW               Business Administration                                                                                             T   DD        JW               Business Administration
                               specialization Business Development                                                                                                                specialization Change Management

                                                                              Programme content
     KEY FACTS:                                                               Semester 1                        Semester 2                              KEY FACTS:
     ›   Start of programme:  September 0                                 › Business Development            › Electives in Business                 ›   Start of programme:  September 0
     ›   Duration (in months):                                                Management                        Development                           ›   Duration (in months): 
     ›   Language: English                                                    › Development Research Design     › Master’s thesis                       ›   Language: English
     ›   Degree: MSc in Business Administration                               › Field course in Business                                                ›   Degree: MSc in Business Administration
     ›   Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)         Development (a+b)                                                       ›   Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)
                                                                              › Organizing Innovation
                                                                              › Service Innovation

    New business development is a necessity for                                                                                                        Which information is needed to assess
                                                                               › Understand what it takes for an organization to be innovative
    the survival of companies. How can great                                   › Be able to develop a new business based upon a rich under-            the quality of a team? Which theories about
                                                                                 standing of customer needs, technology developments and
    ideas for new products and services be turned                                organizational capabilities                                           team formation and team development
                                                                               › Be able to manage the entire process from idea development
    into great products? How can a process                                       up to a successful market launch                                      are applicable and which theories about

    be organized so that it is able to deliver a                                                                                                       leadership? What are the characteristics
                                                                              Career prospects
    continuous series of successful innovations?                              This programme prepares you for positions in the fields of product       of the most suitable change approach:
                                                                              development and innovation, marketing and product development,
                                                                              and organizational change in the context of product and market           planned or emergent, participatory or                                     › Provides a balanced combination of theory and practice
    General information                                                       development. Some examples:                                                                                                                        › Challenge and develop your intellect and competences
    Business Development focuses on innovation within organizations.          › Business Development Manager                                           directive, top-down or bottom-up?                                         › Become a change professional
    The essential question we try to answer is how to find and maintain       › Strategic Business Development Officer
    a fit between the future needs of customers and the future products       › Product Development Manager
    of businesses.                                                            › Innovation Consultant                                                  General information                                                      Career prospects
    During the programme you will learn how to study market, product,         › New Developments                                                       You will gain an understanding of the processes behind change,           Graduates of Change Management are much in demand. They are
    technology and organizational developments in an integrated way.          › Officer for a non-profit organization                                  the impact that changes may have on an organization and its members,     flexible and can develop in many directions, for example through
    This specialization will prepare you for a career in product, marketing   › Management Trainee, specializing in organizational development         and the role change managers have to play. More specifically, you will   consultancy projects. Some job examples are:
    and innovation management.                                                                                                                         learn about different change strategies that have been developed,        › Management trainee
                                                                              Admission & Application                                                  including intervention tools that are helpful for enacting those         › Internal consultant
                                                                              Please go to page 38-39                                                  strategies. You will also acquire the communicative and social skills    › Policy consultant
                                                                                                                                                       needed to manage change programmes, at individual, group as well         › Member of a project team in profit as well as non-profit
                                                                                                                         as organization levels.                                                     organizations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A quarter of all graduates finds a job in consultancy.
                                                                                                                                                       Programme content
                                                                                                                                                       Semester 1                         Semester 2                            Admission & Application
                                                                                                                                                       › Skills Training and Thesis       › Skills Training and Thesis          Please go to page 38-39
                                                                                                                                                         Preparation                        Preparation
                                                                                                                                                       › Advanced HRM (a and b)           › Management Consulting     
                                                                                                                                                       › Field course in Change           › MSc BA thesis in Change
                                                                                                                                                         Management                         Management
                                                                                                                                                       › Electives

T   DD        JW               Business Administration                                                                                                 T   DD        JW               Business Administration
                               specialization Finance                                                                                                                                 specialization Marketing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Programme content
     KEY FACTS:                                                                                                                                             KEY FACTS:                                                               Two one-year profiles are offered within the Marketing specialization:
     ›   Start of programme:  September 0                                                                                                               ›   Start of programme:  September 0                                 Marketing Management and Marketing Research. There is also the
     ›   Duration (in months):                                                                                                                            ›   Duration (in months):  (both profiles:  months)                  possibility to follow both profiles within 1,5 years.
     ›   Language: English                                                                                                                                  ›   Language: English
     ›   Degree: MSc in Business Administration                                                                                                             ›   Degree: MSc in Business Administration                               Marketing Management
     ›   Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)                                                                                     ›   Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)       Semester 1                         Semester 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     › Field course in Marketing        › Electives in Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     › Electives in Marketing             Management A or B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Management A or B                › MSc BA thesis in Marketing
    How can companies invest in the best way                                                                                                               Why does a consumer buy a certain brand?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Marketing Research
    possible, and how should they attract the                                                                                                              What customer relationship strategy                                       Semester 1                         Semester 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     › Field course in Marketing        › MSc BA thesis in Marketing
    capital required for their operations? How                                                                                                             increases consumer loyalty? How can we best                               › Advanced Market Research         › Market Research: Practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     › Marketing Model Building         › Elective in Marketing Research
    should the extensive funds and investments                                                                                                             segment our market and, position our product
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Both profiles
    of institutional investors be managed?                                                                                                                 or service? These marketing issues ask for                                Semester 1                         Semester 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     › Field course in Marketing        › Marketing Research: Practice
                                                                                                                                                           research-based answers.                                                   › Advanced Marketing Research      › Electives in Marketing
    General information                                                                                                                                                                                                              › Marketing Model Building           Management A
    This specialization provides you with broad expertise in the financial
    and economic aspects of business economics at an academic level.                                                                                       General information                                                       Semester 3
    You choose Finance because you feel at home in a challenging, global,                                                                                  Marketing concentrates on the strategies and methods that compa-          › MSc BA thesis in Marketing
    and ever-changing environment. You have an analytical mind, but also                                                                                   nies can use to meet the wishes and requirements of consumers in the      › Electives in Marketing
    like to put your analytical expertise into practice. You want your future                                                                              relevant market segment. Without this knowledge, the company will           Management A
    careers to be versatile, but at the same time you want to have the                                                                                     not be successful. Therefore, insight into consumer behaviour is indis-
    skills necessary to pursue the things that interest you to the end.                                                                                    pensable, as is knowledge of the strategies and instruments that can
                                                                                                                                                           be used to identify consumer needs and serve the market. You analyze       › Research-based marketing courses
    Programme content                                                           Career prospects                                                           consumer markets and business markets, and the markets for goods           › Possibility to do both profiles in . years
    Semester 1                          Semester 2                              The programme offers the graduate attractive career opportunities in       and services. The focus will be on profit-making organizations, but the    › Top quality lecturers and courses
    › Field course in Finance           › Corporate Finance                     many different areas. Some examples:                                       public sector and non-profit organizations will also be studied.
    › Corporate Valuation and           › Corporate Governance                  › Financial management
      Portfolio Management              › MSc BA thesis in Finance              › Investment and asset management                                                                                                                    Career prospects
    › Risk and Derivatives              › Electives in Finance                  › Risk analysis and management                                                                                                                       › Customer relations manager
    › Electives in Finance                                                      › Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance Consulting                                                                                              › Product or brand manager
                                                                                › Stock trading                                                                                                                                      › Market researcher in research and consultancy companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     › Market intelligence expert or database analyst
     › Strong focus on corporate governance and agency problems                 Admission & Application                                                                                                                              › Trainee research assistant at a university
     › Emphasis on analytical skills                                            Please go to page 38-39                                                                                                                              › 4-year PhD programme
     › Hands-on approach with many computer assignments
       (Excel, Eviews, etc..)                                                                                                                                                                     Admission & Application
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Please go to page 38-39


T   DD       JW
             DD                Business Administration/Marketing                                                                                     T   DD        JW               Business Administration
                               specialization Marketing Research and                                                                                                                specialization Operations
                               Strategic Marketing Management                                                                                                                       and Supply Chains

                                                                             Programme content                                                                                                                                 Programme content
     KEY FACTS:                                                              Year 1 (Groningen) 60 ECTS                                                   KEY FACTS:                                                           Two profiles are offered within the specialization Operations and
     › Start programme:  September 0                                     Semester 1                          Semester 2                               ›   Start of programme:  September 0                             Supply Chains: Production & Distribution and Services
     › Duration (in months):                                               › Field course in Marketing         › Consumer Behaviour                     ›   Duration (in months): 
     › Language: English                                                     › Advanced Marketing Research       › Marketing Leadership                   ›   Language: English                                                Production & Distribution
     › Degree: MSc in Business Administration/Marketing                      › Marketing Model Building          › Business Marketing                     ›   Degree: MSc in Business Administration                           Semester 1                         Semester 2
       (University of Groningen) and MSc in Strategic Marketing                                                  › Marketing Research Practice            ›   Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)   › Field course in Operations       › Global Operations and
       Management (BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo)                                                      › Elective                                                                                                      and Supply Chains                  Supply Chains
     › Type of Master: Double Degree                                                                             › Thesis proposal                                                                                             › Information Systems for          › MSc BA thesis in Operations
     › Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)                                                                                                                                                            Operations and Supply Chains       and Supply Chains
                                                                             Year 2 (Oslo) 60 ECTS                                                       How are world-class production and service                            › Electives in Operations and
                                                                             Semester 3                          Semester 4                                                                                                      Supply Chains
                                                                             › Organization Science              › Corporate Responsibility              organizations able to combine efficiency with
    How to obtain knowledge about what your                                  › Strategic Management                and Ethics                                                                                                  Services
                                                                             › 2 Electives (Service Marketing,   › 1 Elective (Pricing Strategies,       fast delivery, reliability, quality, and flexibility?                 Semester 1                         Semester 2
    customer really wants? How to implement                                    Product Development or              Brand Management, or Inter-                                                                                 › Field course in Operations       › Advanced Quality Management
                                                                               Marketing Finance)                  organizational Relationships)         This requires a perfect design, organization,                           and Supply Chains                › MSc BA thesis in Operations
    this knowledge in a financially sound                                                                        › Master’s thesis (under joint                                                                                › Service Operations                 and Supply Chains
                                                                                                                   supervision)                          control and planning of the whole supply,                             › Electives in Operations and
    marketing plan? How does marketing theory                                                                                                                                                                                    Supply Chains
                                                                                                                                                         production and delivery chain. This is the
    relate to real business practice?                                         › Create an international network and earn two recognized                                                                                        Career prospects
                                                                                EU Master degrees                                                        domain of Operations and Supply Chains.                               The operations manager organizes and co-ordinates the relevant
                                                                              › Expand and deepen your knowledge and skills in the field of                                                                                    processes and brings the production of goods and services in line with
    General information                                                         marketing research and strategic marketing management                                                                                          market demand. Examples of possible careers include management or
    Truly market-oriented (marketing) managers need customer insights           in an international environment                                          General information                                                   consultancy positions in:
    to guide decision-making on issues such as which markets to target,       › Develop understanding and expertise in different advanced                The programme focuses on how processes are designed, organized,       › Logistics › Service operations › Production › Quality
    which new products to develop, and what communication themes and            marketing fields according to your interest and career                   planned and controlled in various types of manufacturing companies    › Customer service › Process management › Purchasing
    channels will best build customer and brand equity. The programme           objectives                                                               and service industries. A variety of management philosophies,         › Supply chains
    in Groningen and Oslo gives you the knowledge and skills to become                                                                                   methodologies, and techniques will be investigated and critically
    market-oriented managers.                                                                                                                            discussed. Students will learn actively about concepts such as Lean   Admission & Application
                                                                             Career prospects                                                            Operations, Agile Operations and Six Sigma. The Master’s programme    Please go to page 38-39
    In the Groningen programme the focus is on customer relations and        The programme aims to educate market-oriented leaders for the               provides ample room for adding courses in other domains closely
    gaining customer insights. You will learn how to collect qualitative     modern economy. Graduates qualify for a range of positions in               related to operations, e.g. HRM or ICT.                     
    and quantitative data about customers and how to analyze these           international, multinational or transnational companies and
    using the latest and most advanced marketing research methods.           organizations, such as:
    In the Oslo programme the focus is on strategic marketing theory,        › strategic marketing expert                                                 › In-depth teaching in the broad and interesting field of
    statistical methods and financial implications of marketing invest-      › customer relationship manager                                                operation and supply chain management
    ments. In both programmes, practitioners in the field relate theory to   › market researcher                                                          › Teaching delivered in an interactive way by a highly
    practice.                                                                › product or brand manager                                                     professional and academically skilled staff
                                                                             › database analyst or market intelligence expert                             › A perspective on managing production and service
                                                                             Graduates have also acquired the qualifications to enter                       organizations on different levels, i.e. strategic, tactical and
                                                                             PhD programmes and work in international research institutions.                operational level.

                                                                             Admission & Application
                                                                             Please go to page 38-39


T   DD        JW               Business Administration                                                                                            T   DD        JW               Business Administration
                               specialization Organizational                                                                                                                     specialization Strategy and
                               and Management Control                                                                                                                            Innovation

                                                                            Programme content
     KEY FACTS:                                                             Semester 1                      Semester 2                                 KEY FACTS:
     ›   Start of programme:  September 0                               › Advanced Financial Management › MSc BA thesis in O&MC                    ›   Start of programme:  September 0
     ›   Duration (in months):                                            › Field course in O&MC          › Electives in O&MC                        ›   Duration (in months): 
     ›   Language: English                                                  › Electives in O&MC                                                        ›   Language: English
     ›   Degree: MSc in Business Administration                                                                                                        ›   Degree: MSc in Business Administration
     ›   Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)     Career prospects                                                           ›   Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)
                                                                            Graduates may find jobs in national and international companies,
                                                                            non-profit organizations or government institutions. Some examples:
                                                                            › Assistant manager/management trainee, project manager,
    What information – financial and                                          eventually leading to general manager                                   How can we understand the commercial
                                                                            › Financial officer, internal control officer or related controller
    non-financial – is needed to analyze the                                  positions, eventually leading to financial manager                      success of Apple’s iPad or Philips’ Senseo?
                                                                            › Junior organization advisor in the field of quality management,
    performance of an organization? Which                                     financial management or change processes in organizations               Technical quality plays a role, but design and

    control systems are most suitable for                                   Admission & Application                                                   particularly strategic manoeuvring in relation
                                                                            Please go to page 38-39
    managers to influence behaviour of the                                                                                                            to competitors and alliance partners are at
    members of their organization in such                                                                                                             least equally important.

    a way that the organizational strategy
                                                                                                                                                      General information
    is realized? How and to what extent                                                                                                               Strategic management, especially regarding innovation, is crucial for
                                                                                                                                                      firms to survive and thrive in today’s turbulent business environment.    › Two crucial fields in business integrated: strategy and
    should responsibilities and authority                                                                                                             You apply theories relevant to strategic management of innovation to        innovation
                                                                                                                                                      develop insights needed to navigate this challenging frontier.            › Excellent student - lecturer interaction
    be decentralized in the organization?                                                                                                             The MScBA in Strategy and Innovation is unique in focusing on             › Pursue your own research interests
                                                                                                                                                      strategic issues that turn innovations into commercial successes.
                                                                                                                                                      You explore theoretical concepts and tools that enable a thorough
    General information                                                                                                                               understanding of up-to-date, real-life cases, and conduct your own       Career prospects
    The study programme focuses on the critical analysis and assessment                                                                               research.                                                                Career perspectives for graduates from the MScBA in Strategy and
    of the means used to control organizations. It combines an academic                                                                                                                                                        Innovation are bright. As the programme focuses on a field which
    perspective with a practical orientation, and involves the study of                                                                               Programme content                                                        is of growing importance across industries, internationally you can
    actual internal and external business environments.                                                                                               Semester 1                           Semester 2                          choose between many different career paths. The specialization is the
    Organizational and Management Control explores financial and non-                                                                                 › Innovation and Entrepreneurship    › Electives in Strategy and         ideal choice for students who are interested in a career in strategic or
    financial information gathering and decision-making in the context of                                                                             › Field course in Strategy and         Innovation                        innovation management, or as a consultant.
    the gathering and provision of internal economic information and the                                                                                Innovation                         › MSc BA thesis in Strategy
    way it is used by the managers of organizations.                                                                                                  › Strategy and Innovation              and Innovation                    Admission & Application
                                                                                                                                                      › Capturing Value from Innovation                                        Please go to page 38-39

     › Master the art of controlling money and resources in order                                                                                                                                                    
       to realize organizational strategies
     › The best opportunity to tune your Master’s programme to
       your own preferences and preferred job
     › Provides the best career opportunities that you can get

T   DD        JW               Business Administration                                                                                           T   DD    JW
                               specialization Small Business
                               and Entrepreneurship

                                                                           Career prospects                                                          I enjoy the freedom you have as
     KEY FACTS:                                                            Graduates may find employment in, for example, one of the following       a researcher
     ›   Start of programme:  September 0                              positions:
     ›   Duration (in months):                                           › All-round business administrator for SMEs                               Once I decided to leave Turkey
     ›   Language: English                                                 › Independent entrepreneur                                                there were a number of European
     ›   Degree: MSc in Business Administration                            › Organization advisor (SMEs)                                             countries where I could have studied.
     ›   Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)    › Employee of a large organization selling services to SMEs (for          I eventually came to the Netherlands
                                                                             example banks, accountancy offices, etc.)                               because a lot of programmes here are
                                                                           › Employee of a large organization recruiting staff with an               taught in English. After gaining my
                                                                             entrepreneurial attitude                                                BSc in Business Studies I decided to
    Are you interested in small and medium-sized                                                                                                     go into the Economics angle by taking
                                                                           Admission & Application                                                   the MSc in International Economics &
    enterprises (SMEs)? Do you want to know                                Please go to page 38-39                                                   Business. I opted for this programme
                                                                                                                                                     because of the mix of Business Studies
    what drives entrepreneurs? Are you thinking                                                                       and Economics: a purely Economics-
                                                                                                                                                     based programme wouldn’t have
    about becoming an entrepreneur yourself?                                                                                                         made sense as I didn’t have enough
                                                                                                                                                     knowledge of the subject at the time.
    Then Small Business and Entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                                                     I was keen to go on and take the
    is the right Master’s programme for you.                                                                                                         Research Master because I enjoy the
                                                                                                                                                     freedom you have as a researcher.
                                                                                                                                                     When I’m doing research I’m working
    General information                                                                                                                              for myself and my project, and that
    The compulsory courses in this programme provide you with a broad                                                                                makes me happy. In a company you’re
    overview of managerial issues in SMEs. Most management courses                                                                                   working for a boss and to make other
    and textbooks focus on large businesses. This Master’s degree                                                                                    people happy.
    programme highlights the specificities of SMEs that constitute more
    than 95% of the business community. The course ‘Small Business                                                                                   In September 2009 I moved to Utrecht
    Management’ focuses on the internal organization of a business,                                                                                  to start my PhD studies and teach
    ‘Small Business Economics’ addresses the external positioning, while                                                                             Economics there. I also intend to
    ‘New Ventures and Entrepreneurship’ deals with start-ups.                                                                                        conduct research into Experimental
                                                                                                                                                     Economics, a hot topic at the moment.
    Programme content                                                                                                                                I have to say that the Research Master
    Semester 1                         Semester 2                                                                                                    is very demanding. It’s not something
    › Field course in Small Business   › New Ventures and                                                                                            for someone who regards studying and
      Management                         Entrepreneurship                                                                                            doing research as a duty. That’s not the
    › Small Business Economics         › MSc BA thesis in SB&E                                                                                       case with me, I enjoy it.
    › Electives in SB&E
                                                                                                                                                     Secil Hulya (25), Turkey
                                                                                                                                                     Research MSc in Economics and
     › A unique programme that highlights management issues                                                                                          Business
       of SMEs
     › Topics related to start-ups are key components of the
     › The multidisciplinary scope unravels the drivers in SMEs

T   DD   JW        Econometrics, Operations Research                                                                                                                         faculty of economics
                                                                                                                                                                             and business

                   and Actuarial Studies

                                                                                                                   Econometrics is particularly concerned with the interpretation of
                                            KEY FACTS:                                                             observed economic and other data. Using these data, econometrists                 › Emphasis on the application of modelling to practical
                                            › Start of programme:  September 0                                 try to find or verify relations between them, and use these relations               problems
                                            › Duration (in months):                                              either for forecasting, policy decisions, or simulation purposes.                 › Two courses from other specializations can be elected
                                            › Language: English                                                    Econometrics has applications in many fields, such as financial                   › An attractive programme for research-oriented students
                                            › Degree: MSc in Econometrics, Operations Research and                 economics, marketing and consumer behaviour, industrial
                                              Actuarial Studies                                                    organization, and macroeconomics.
                                            › Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)                                                                                        One or two-year track?
                                                                                                                   Actuarial Studies focuses on managing and pricing uncertainty,                   The MSc in Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies
                                                                                                                   mainly in the context of insurance. Important topics are life insurance          is a one-year advanced programme for students who have a special-
                                                                                                                   and risk insurance, but also the amount of reserves one needs                    ized Bachelor’s degree in Econometrics and Operations Research.
                                           How will employment ratios develop in                                   to maintain to survive adverse events are discussed. The main                    For students with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics or a related field,
                                                                                                                   characteristic of an insurance contract is that risks are transferred            the Faculty of Economics and Business offers a special two-year track.
                                           the Netherlands? What is the influence of                               from the policy holder (an individual, or a company) to the insurance            This track consists of a tailor-made foundation year (the content part-
                                                                                                                   company. Insurance is closely related to investment strategies, social           ly depends on your previous qualifications) and the regular Master’s
                                           high gasoline prices on the number of train                             security, pensions, asset-liability management, etc. As uncertainty is           programme. For details see:
                                                                                                                   central, tools from econometrics and statistics are indispensable.
                                           passengers? How can delivery routes to                                                                                                                   Career prospects
                                                                                                                   Programme content                                                                Graduates have no difficulty in finding a suitable career opening.
                                           customers be improved? How can financial                                Econometrics                                                                     Some examples of organizations where they work:
                                                                                                                   Semester 1                              Semester 2                               › Banks, insurance companies, pension funds, and consultancy firms
                                           risks be qualified?                                                     › Econometric Theory and                › Applied Econometrics (AE)              › Traditional employers such as CBS (Statistics Netherlands) and the
                                                                                                                     Methods (ETM)                         › Elective from other Master’s             government
                                                                                                                   › Elective from other specializations     degree programmes within               › Marketing or market research, for example market development,
                                           General information                                                       in the Master’s degree programme        the Faculty                              fund management
                                           Central to the degree programme is the concept of advanced                in Econometrics, Operations           › Master’s thesis: Econometrics,         › Non-profit organizations, such as hospitals, TNO (Applied
                                           mathematical models to support answering questions and                    Research and Actuarial Studies          Mathematical Economics                   Scientific Research Netherlands) or government organizations like
                                           make economic and business decisions in a corporate or public                                                     or Statistics                            Rijkswaterstaat (Public Works and Water Management)
                                           environment. This Master’s degree programme is an ideal choice for                                                                                       › Employer organizations, trade unions, consumer organizations
                                           people who like to analyze complicated problems and are interested      Operations Research
                                           in applying these skills in a social context. Students can choose       Semester 1                              Semester 2                               Admission & Application
                                           from three specializations: Operations Research, Econometrics and       › Stochastic Programming                › Quantitative Logistics                 Please go to page 38-39
                                           Actuarial Studies.                                                      › Elective from other specializations   › Elective from other Master’s
                                                                                                                     in the Master’s degree programme        degree programmes within     
                                           Operations Research (OR) deals with the design, analysis, and             in Econometrics, Operations             the Faculty
                                           implementation of mathematical models for a wide range of logistic        Research and Actuarial Studies        › Master’s thesis: Operations
                                           and financial decision-making problems, such as vehicle routing,                                                  Research
                                           time schedules for railway systems, supply chain management,
                                           production planning, service planning, queuing, investment, portfolio   Actuarial Studies
                                           management or asset-liability management. Both deterministic and        Semester 1                              Semester 2
                                           stochastic methods are used.                                            › Risk Models                           › Financial Supervision
                                                                                                                   › Elective from other specializations   › Elective from other Master’s
                                                                                                                     in the Master’s degree programme        degree programmes of the
                                                                                                                     in Econometrics, Operations             Faculty
                                                                                                                     Research and Actuarial Studies        › Master’s thesis: Actuarial

T   DD        JW               Economics

                                                                                                                                              Groningen has everything to make
     KEY FACTS:                                                              › A high-quality programme with a strong international focus     students feel at home
     ›   Start of programme:  September 0                                › Use of acclaimed and highly respected literature
     ›   Duration (in months):                                             › Courses taught by specialists who have an outstanding          I gained a Bachelor’s degree in
     ›   Language: English                                                     international reputation and/or play a key role in public      Management & Marketing in Mexico City
     ›   Degree: MSc in Economics                                              debates                                                        before I came to the Netherlands to follow a
     ›   Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)                                                                       Master’s programme. During my Bachelor’s
                                                                                                                                              studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I
                                                                            Career prospects                                                  wanted to expand my international (study)
                                                                            Economists can find a position in many areas of the job market,   experiences before starting work.
    When and why should governments help                                    such as:
                                                                            › Financial institutions                                          Innovation is a specialization not usually
    companies that are in trouble because of                                › Ministries                                                      offered in Mexico and the combination of
                                                                            › Companies such as Shell, Unilever, Philips and Gasunie          Innovation and Strategy in one Master’s
    the credit crisis? How can economic theory                              › Universities in the Netherlands and abroad                      programme eventually directed me
                                                                            › International organizations such as OECD, IMF, World Bank,      to Groningen. Now I am working as a
    help to find solutions to current issues, such                            or the EU                                                       Promotion Manager in charge of the several
                                                                            › Local authorities such as provinces and municipalities          customer loyalty programmes offered by
    as whether the international government                                 › Institutions for applied research                               one of Mexico’s biggest hotel chains.

    complies with EU budget regulations?                                    Admission & Application                                           Although the Master’s programme was
                                                                            Please go to page 38-39                                           rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me
    How can nanotechnology help countries to                                                                                                  very well for my current job. My Master’s
                                                                                                         thesis dealt with Innovation in family
    develop?                                                                                                                                  businesses and I now benefit from the
                                                                                                                                              intense research courses offered during the
    General information
    Economics will teach students to sum up and assess the pros and cons                                                                      There was nothing about Groningen that
    of economic problems. Discussions in politics, society or in business                                                                     I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I
    on developments that may be controversial in nature can be put into                                                                       especially enjoyed going everywhere by
    a scientific framework through economics.                                                                                                 bike, the variety of offers for students and,
                                                                                                                                              of course, the Queen’s Day celebrations.
    The Master’s degree programme in Economics is based on the latest                                                                         Groningen has everything to make (foreign)
    economic theories. Students learn how the economy functions within                                                                        students feel at home.
    society, and how economic theory can help to find solutions regarding
    current issues.                                                                                                                           Looking back a year after my return to
                                                                                                                                              Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed
    Programme content                                                                                                                         getting to know Dutch culture. In addition,
    Semester 1                    Semester 2                                                                                                  the courses offered and the beauty of
    › Advanced Macroeconomics     › Elective                                                                                                  the city made my stay in Groningen an
    › Advanced Monetary Economics › Master’s Thesis                                                                                           unforgettable experience. If I had to choose
    › Markets and Competition                                                                                                                 a Master’s programme again, I would again
    › Elective from the Economics                                                                                                             be on a flight to Groningen.
                                                                                                                                              Ana Quintana (25), Mexico
                                                                                                                                              MScBA in Strategy and Innovation

T   DD      JW
            RM                Economics and Business                                                                                                                                             faculty of economics
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and business

                                                                            Year 1: Economics and Econometrics profile                      Year 1: Profile Marketing                                                   Career prospects
     KEY FACTS:                                                             Semester 1                  Semester 2                          Semester 1                       Semester 2                                 The Research Master’s programme prepares you for:
     › Start of programme:  September 0                                 › Elective(s) in Empirical  › Elective(s) in Empirical          › Elective(s) in Empirical       › Elective(s) in Empirical                 › A PhD programme in Economics and Business. Graduates can
     › Duration (in months):                                                Research Methods             Research Methods                   Research Methods                 Research Methods                           conduct research with the goal of writing a PhD thesis, also in close
     › Language: English                                                    › Learning and Practising   › Learning and Practising           › Learning and Practising        › Learning and Practising                    co-operation with a supervisor
     › Degree: MSc in Economics and Business                                  Research                     Research                           Research                         Research                                 › Positions within organizations such as the Organization of
     › Type of Master: Research Master                                      › Macroeconomics and        › Philosophy of Science and         › Microeconomics and             › Advanced Marketing Models                  Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European
     › Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)         Monetary Economics           Research Methods                   Industrial Organization*       › Marketing Theory                           Central Bank (ECB)
                                                                            › Microeconomics and        › Advanced Political                › Multivariate Data Analysis*    › Philosophy of Science and                › Positions at research agencies and research departments of large
                                                                              Industrial Organization      Economics*                       › Advanced Econometrics*           Research Methods                           companies like McKinsey and Accenture
                                                                            › Advanced Econometrics*    › Theor. Foundations of Corporate                                    › English Writing
    Would you like to discover what academic                                                               Finance*                                                                                                     Admission requirements
                                                                                                        › English Writing                   Year 1: Profile Operations Management and Operations                        Every Bachelor’s degree in business, economics or econometrics gives
    research involves? Are you looking for an                                                                                               Research                                                                    access to this Master’s programme. Also, motivated students with
                                                                            Year 1: Human Resource Management and Organizational            Semester 1                       Semester 2                                 other Bachelor degrees (like Sociology, Mathematics, Psychology) are
    intellectual challenge? Then the Research                               Behaviour profile                                               › Elective(s) in Empirical       › Elective(s) in Empirical                 welcome to apply.
                                                                            Semester 1                  Semester 2                            Research Methods                 Research Methods
    Master’s degree programme in Economics                                  › Elective(s) in Empirical  › Elective(s) in Empirical          › Learning and Practising        › Learning and Practising                  There is a selection procedure for this Master’s degree programme;
                                                                              Research Methods            Research Methods                    Research                         Research                                 you will not be automatically admitted. The Board of Examiners takes
    and Business is the right choice for you. It is                         › Learning and Practising   › Learning and Practising           › Operations: Analysis, Planning › Advanced Models in Operations            the final decision. The main criteria for admission are:
                                                                              Research                    Research                            and Design                     › Philosophy of Science and                › Motivation, talents and a research-oriented attitude
    a good choice as well for students who are not                          › Organization Theory and   › Organizational Behaviour          › Integration of Product and       Research Methods                         › Good / excellent results in the Bachelor’s phase
                                                                              Comp. Bus. Systems*       › Philosophy of Science and           Process Design*                › Organizational Behaviour*                › Good writing and speaking skills in English (TOEFL 580/237/92)
    looking for an academic career – this Master’s                          › Advances in Org. Change     Research Methods                                                   › Quantitative Logistics*
                                                                              Theory Building*          › English Writing                                                    › English Writing                          Please find detailed information on our admissions procedure on
    programme is the ideal preparation for the                              › Advances in Personnel     › Applying Theories*                                                                                  
                                                                              Psychology                                                    Year 2
    labour market.                                                          › Advances in Team Research                                     Semester 1                       Semester 2                                 Application
                                                                                                                                            › Additional profile /           › Additional profile /                     You can apply online, please go to:
                                                                            Year 1: International Economics and Business profile              specialized courses              specialized courses
    General information                                                     Semester 1                      Semester 2                                                       › Master’s thesis RM Economics             Application deadline: 15 April 2011
    The Research Master’s degree programme in Economics and Business        › Elective(s) in Empirical      › Elective(s) in Empirical                                         and Business
    is a two-year Master’s degree programme which provides students           Research Methods                Research Methods                                                                                          If you wish to apply for a programme in combination with a
    with a thorough grounding in academic research in the fields of         › Learning and Practising       › Learning and Practising       * Optional profile course                                                   scholarship, the deadline is 1 January 2011
    economics and business. You can gain an in-depth knowledge of a           Research                        Research
    particular field of economics and business, and will be trained in a    › Economic Growth and           › Philosophy of Science and                                                                                 Contact details
    wide range of research methods. In addition you will work on your own     Development                     Research Methods               › Best Research Master in the Netherlands 00                             SOM Research School
    research projects under the supervision of experienced researchers.     › Organization Theory and       › International Trade and        › An intellectually challenging environment, with students                 T +31 50 363 38 15
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    Programme content                                                       › Macroeconomics and            › Organizational Behaviour*        geographic origins                                             
    Students can choose from five different profiles:                         Monetary Economics*           › English Writing                › Intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in small
    › Economics and Econometrics                                            › Microeconomics and Industrial                                    groups                                                         
    › Marketing                                                               Organization*                                                  › Strong focus on research skills training, as well as deepening
    › International Economics and Business                                                                                                     and broadening knowledge
    › Production and Innovation Management
    › Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

T   DD       JW                Human Resource                                                                                                        T   DD       JW               International Business and
                               Management                                                                                                                                          Management

                                                                             Programme content
     KEY FACTS:                                                              Semester 1                          Semester 2                               KEY FACTS:
     › Start of programme:  September 0                                  › Strategic HRM                     › Master’s Thesis                        › Start of programme:  September 0
     › Duration (in months):                                               › Work Design and Team              › Research and Professional              › Duration (in months): 
     › Language: English                                                       Processes                           Skills                                 › Language: English
     › Degree: MSc in Human Resource Management                              › Theories of Organizational                                                 › Degree: MSc in International Business and Management
     › Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)          Change                                                                     › Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)
                                                                             › Personnel Instruments
                                                                             › Research and Professional
    How do you balance the demand for labour                                                                                                             What is the effect of globalization on
                                                                             Electives                           Electives
    (expressed in tasks and jobs) and the                                    › Corporate Governance and          › Advanced Quality Management           the restructuring of markets? How can
                                                                               Stakeholder Management            › Conflict Management and
    supply of labour (expressed in qualities of                              › Service Operations                  Industrial Relations                  companies operate in different countries
                                                                             › Advanced Quality                  › Management Consulting
    people needed to perform tasks and jobs) in                                Management                                                                simultaneously? How can businesses
                                                                             › Personnel Economics
    organizations? How do you win the war on                                                                                                             cope with different cultures, political and
                                                                             Career prospects
    talent? How do you design, compose, and lead                             Graduates with a Master’s degree in HRM are qualified for a wide            economic circumstances?
                                                                             range of positions in profit and non-profit organizations, including:
    work teams in order to ensure excellent team                             › HRM staff
                                                                             › HR consultant                                                             General information                                                      › Excellent grounding in management subjects (with a strong
    performance?                                                             › Policy officer for personnel affairs or labour and organizational         The programme focuses on the business and management aspects               emphasis on international business)
                                                                               matters                                                                   related to the multinational enterprise. Specific attention is paid      › A strong focus on existing challenges and solutions
                                                                             › Training coordinator                                                      to comparative analyses of countries, institutions, cultures, and,       › A high degree of familiarity with state-of-the-art literature
    General information                                                      › Recruitment and selection manager                                         of course, companies and their strategies. You will be trained to
    This programme aims to teach you how to analyze and manage               › Consultant on the quality of working life                                 apply this knowledge to the development of company strategies,
    complex issues and challenges related to the management of work          › HR manager                                                                instruments and processes. You will also learn how to analyze the       Career prospects
    and employment of people in organizations. You learn how to think        › Organizational consultant                                                 purchase and sales markets in different countries, understand various   A wide range of business management careers in international,
    in a rigorous, academic way, and acquire scientific skills to consider                                                                               institutional environments and develop policy proposals.                multinational or transnational companies and organizations will be
    and explore how to develop HRM policies and practices that ensure        Admission & Application                                                                                                                             open to graduates, including:
    the availability, employability, commitment and vitality of employees    Please go to page 38-39                                                     Programme content                                                       › Export manager
    needed to achieve organizational goals.                                                                                                              Semester 1                        Semester 2                            › International marketer
                                                                                                                          › Advanced International          › Research Methodology for            › International sales manager
                                                                                                                                                           Management: Leadership,           MSc IB&M                            › Product manager
     › Learn that human resources are the most valuable assets                                                                                             Power and Decision-making       › Master’s Thesis                     › Treasury manager
       a modern organization has in today’s knowledge-based                                                                                                within MNEs                                                           › Human resources manager
       economy and society.                                                                                                                              › Advanced International                                                › Management development officer
     › Learn how to base HRM policies and practices on the best                                                                                            Financial Management                                                  › Positions in the non-profit sector, such as the health care
       available scientific knowledge and evidence from social and                                                                                       › Advanced International                                                  industry, the cultural and entertainment sector
       business sciences.                                                                                                                                  Business                                                              › Academic positions
     › Teaching methods within the programme are designed to                                                                                             › Advanced IE&B
       promote active student participation.                                                                                                                                                                                     Admission & Application
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please go to page 38-39


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             DD                International Business and Management                                                                               T   DD       DD                 International Business and Management
                               specialization International                                                                                                                        specialization Advanced International
                               Financial Management                                                                                                                                Business Management and Marketing

                                                                            Programme content                                                                                                                                        Programme content
     KEY FACTS:                                                             Semester 1                        Semester 2                                KEY FACTS:                                                                   Semester 1 (Groningen)                 Semester 2 (Newcastle)
     › Start of programme:  September 0                                 › Advanced International          › Research Methodology for IFM            › Start of programme:  September 0                                       30 ECTS                                30 ECTS
     › Duration (in months):                                                Business                        › Master’s thesis                         › Duration (in months):                                                    › Advanced International               › International Marketing
     › Language: English                                                    › Advanced Financial Markets      › Advanced International                  › Language: English                                                            Economics and Business               › Market Analysis
     › Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in International Business            › International Management          Financial Management II                 › Degree: MSc in Advanced International Business Management                  › Advanced International               › International Brand
       and Management (University of Groningen) and a Master of               Accounting and Control          › Advanced Company Valuation                and Marketing (Newcastle University), MSc in International                   Management Business                  › International Marketing
       Science (MSc) in Business and Economics (Uppsala University)         › Advanced International          › Services Management                       Business and Management (University of Groningen)                          › Advanced International                 Communications
     › Type of Master: Double Degree                                          Financial Management            › Cross-cultural Management               › Type of Master: Double Degree                                                Management                             Management
     › Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)                                                                                   › Tuition fees (total): € ,00/ € ,0 (EU/non-EU students)               › Advanced International               › Customer Relations
                                                                            Semester 3                                                                                                                                                 Financial Management                   Management
                                                                            › Research Methodology for IFM                                                                                                                           › Research Methodology                 › Research Methods
                                                                            › Master’s thesis
    How do you enable and manage international                                                                                                         What are the differences between markets in                                   Semester 3 (Groningen or Newcastle) 30 ECTS
                                                                            Career prospects                                                                                                                                         › Thesis International Business Management/Marketing
    financial transactions? How do you handle                               With the IFM programme, you are typically prepared for the following       different countries and how can you approach                                    (joint supervision)
    the complexities of foreign capital                                     › Financial manager with a multinational firm                              them? What are the differences in leadership                                  Career prospects
                                                                            › Commercial manager with a firm in the financial business                                                                                               The degree has been designed for students who aspire to a career in
    investments and financing? How can you                                  › Financial analyst with a large financial institution                     styles and management careers within                                          international business management and will practically prepare you
                                                                            › Internal or external financial consultant for firms                                                                                                    for a range of positions in international, multinational or transnational
    manage alliances with foreign parties?                                                                                                             multinational companies from different                                        companies.
                                                                            Admission & Application
                                                                            Please go to page 38-39                                                    countries? How do you develop a ‘sharp eye’                                   Admission & Application
    General information                                                                                                                                                                                                              Please go to page 38-39
    The IFM programme focuses on managerial aspects of international                                                      for the processes in which multinational
    finance. The curriculum is designed to provide you with the skills                                                                                                                                                     
    they will need as financial manager in an firm or organization that                                                                                enterprises can operate?
    operates internationally. It gives you a thorough understanding of
    the different aspects of financial management in an international
    business environment, and aims to teach them to think strategically                                                                                General information
    and to explore how change can be initiated and managed. The IFM                                                                                    To solve issues experienced by internationally orientated organiza-
    programme is offered as a Double Degree programme for a                                                                                            tions, you learn to use analytical frameworks drawn from market-
    limited number of students (25). In the Double Degree, the University                                                                              ing, international marketing and international business theory. You
    of Groningen cooperates with Uppsala University (Sweden).                                                                                          acquire a deep knowledge of marketing theories, including advanced
                                                                                                                                                       skills in the analysis of markets in an international context. Also, atten-
                                                                                                                                                       tion is paid to the comparative analyses of countries, institutions,
                                                                                                                                                       cultures and the strategic decision making of companies operating
     › Academic orientation with emphasis on the relationship                                                                                          within this environment.
       between theory and practice
     › Interdisciplinary approach to international management
       problems, with a focus on the financial consequences of                                                                                          › Graduate with two stand-alone Master’s degrees
       international activities                                                                                                                         › Conceptualise real world problems
     › Participation in a Double Degree programme at                                                                                                    › Apply your knowledge and understanding both
       Uppsala University                                                                                                                                 systematically and creatively

T   DD       JW                International Economics and Business                                                                              T   DD       JW
                                                                                                                                                              DD                International Economics and Business
                                                                                                                                                                                specialization Strategy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Programme content
     KEY FACTS:                                                            › Unique combination of topics in the field of international               KEY FACTS:                                                              Year 1 (Oslo) 60 ECTS
     › Start of programme:  September 0                                  business and international economics                                     › Start programme:  September 0                                     Semester 1                        Semester 2
     › Duration (in months):                                             › Learn to understand the main current trends in the                       › Duration (in months):                                               › Research Methodology            › Multivariate Statistics with
     › Language: English                                                     global world of international (economic) policy and business             › Language: English                                                     › Corporate Responsibility          Econometrics
     › Degree: MSc in International Economics & Business                     organizations                                                            › Degree: MSc in International Economics and Business                   › Foundation of Strategy          › Strategy Organization
     › Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)      › Strong emphasis on teaching in small groups                                (University of Groningen), MSc in Economics and Business,               Analysis                        › Corporate and Global Strategy
                                                                                                                                                        specialization Strategy (BI Norwegian School of Management,           › Electives                       › Electives
                                                                          Career prospects                                                            › Type of Master: Double Degree                                         Year 2 (Groningen) 60 ECTS
    Why does a company open a factory abroad                              Graduates of IE&B can operate in many different spheres. Examples           › Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)        Semester 3                        Semester 4
                                                                          of jobs for graduates include:                                                                                                                      › Comparative Institutions        › Master’s thesis (under joint
    rather than rely on exports and imports? Why                          › Strategy analyst with a multinational enterprise, specializing in                                                                                 › Advanced International            supervision)
                                                                             market development and competitive positions                                                                                                       Economics: Multinational
    does most electronic equipment come from                              › International economic consultant with a national or international       What are the determinants of organizational                                Enterprises and Trade
                                                                             governmental organization                                                                                                                        › Advanced International
    Japan, but nowadays also increasingly from                            › Business consultant with an internationally operating consultancy        performance, problem solving and strategic                                 Business Strategy
    China? What role do strategic alliances play                          › International acquisition manager                                        decision making? What are the consequences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               › Broaden and deepen your specialization in a second
    in the international business world?                                  Admission & Application                                                    of globalization for international firms and                                international environment
                                                                          Please go to page 38-39                                                                                                                              › Link topics from international economics and international
                                                                                                                                                     multinational enterprises? How do economic                                  business strategy
    General information                                                                                                                                                                      › Select different strategy-related electives according to
    The Master’s degree programme in International Economics and                                                                                     and institutional differences between                                       interest and career plans
    Business (IE&B) is a high-quality programme that prepares you for
    an international career in the private or public sectors. You study                                                                              countries and international trade affect
    a wide range of interesting topics at an advanced level, ranging                                                                                                                                                          Career prospects
    from international trade and investment to the consequences                                                                                      multinational strategy?                                                  This double degree has been designed to prepare you for a range
    of globalization for strategic decision-making in multinational                                                                                                                                                           of positions in international, multinational or transnational
    enterprises, and the socio-economic and institutional differences                                                                                                                                                         organizations, such as:
    between countries.                                                                                                                               General information                                                      › Strategy analyst with a multinational enterprise specializing in
                                                                                                                                                     To be successful, business leaders need a solid understanding of            market development and competitive positions
    Programme content                                                                                                                                global economic trends, competition and markets. They need to be         › International economic consultant with an (inter)national
    Semester 1                         Semester 2                                                                                                    experts in strategy and organization in national or international cor-      governmental organization
    › Advanced International           › Master’s Thesis                                                                                             porations and organizations. The double degree ‘Strategy’ specializa-    › Economics or business consultant with an internationally operating
      Economics: Multinational                                                                                                                       tion will train you to become a broadly oriented economist with a           consultancy firm
      Enterprises and Trade                                                                                                                          strong international profile and a deep analytical understanding of      › International acquisition manager
    › Advanced International                                                                                                                         the main strategic trends in the global business world. You will gain
      Economics & Business:                                                                                                                          understanding of coporate strategy and master the relevant tools and     Admission & Application
      Comparative Institutional                                                                                                                      methods of strategy formation in an international setting.               Please go to page 38-39
    › Advanced International                                                                                                                                                                                        
      Business: Management
      Challenges of Globalization

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            JW                International Economics and Business                                                                                  T   DD       DD
                                                                                                                                                                 JW                International Economics and Business
                              specialization Applied International                                                                                                                 specialization Central-Eastern European (CEE)
                              and Development Economics                                                                                                                            Economies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Programme content
     KEY FACTS:                                                              › Exposure to a new and challenging research environment                    KEY FACTS:                                                               Year 1 (60 ECTS)
     › Start of programme:  September 0                                    in a different EU country                                                 › Start of programme:  September 0                                   Semester 1 (Groningen)                Semester 2 (Budapest)
     › Duration (in months):                                               › Possibility to specialize in applied international and                    › Duration (in months):                                                › Comparative Institutions            › CEE specialization courses
     › Language: English                                                       development economics and earn two internationally                        › Language: English                                                      › Multinational Enterprises           › Elective courses from the
     › Degree: MSc in International Economics and Business                     recognized (research-oriented) Master degrees                             › Degree: MSc in International Economics and Business                      and Trade                             MA International Economy
       (University of Groningen), MA in International Economics,             › Opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge and                        (University of Groningen), MA in International Economy and             › Management Challenges of              and Business
       specialization Applied International and Development                    skills in the field in accord with your specific interests and              Business, specialization Central-Eastern European economies              Globalization
       Economics (Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany)                  career objectives                                                           (Corvinus University Budapest)
     › Type of Master: Double Degree                                                                                                                     › Type of Master: Double Degree                                          Year 2 (60 ECTS)
     › Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)                                                                                    › Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)         Semester 3 (Budapest)                 Semester 4 (Groningen)
                                                                            Programme content                                                                                                                                     › CEE specialization courses          › Research Methodology
                                                                            Year 1 (60 ECTS)                                                                                                                                      › Elective courses from the           › Master’s thesis (under joint
                                                                            Semester 1 (Groningen)              Semester 2 (Göttingen)                                                                                              MA International Economy              supervision)
    How do individual, group and organizational                             › Institutional Determinants of     › Economic Effects of Regional          What are the trends in the world economy,                                   and Business
                                                                              Economic Development                Integration
    factors influence organizational performance,                           › Comparative Institutions          › Economics and Politics                including the European Community and the
                                                                            › Advanced International              of International Financial                                                                                       › Deepen and expand your chosen specialization field and earn
    problem solving and strategic decision                                    Economics: Multinational            Organizations                         Central and Eastern European (CEE) region?                                   two EU Master degrees
                                                                              Enterprises and Trade             › Development Aid Seminar                                                                                          › Study international economic and business strategies and
    making, especially in a development context?                                                                › Econometrics                          What are the consequences of globalization                                   processes from a Western/Eastern European perspective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   › Apply the concepts, methodologies and tools of modern
    What are the consequences of globalization                              Year 2 (60 ECTS)                                                            for multinational enterprises? What are the                                  economic analysis to the regional, national and international
                                                                            Semester 3 (Göttingen)              Semester 4 (Groningen)                                                                                               world of international business world
    for multinational enterprises, and the socio-                           › Regional Perspectives in          › Research Methodology                  socio-economic and institutional differences
                                                                              Development Economics             › Master thesis (under joint
    economic and institutional differences                                  › Globalization and                   supervision)                          between (CEE) countries in the process of                                 Career prospects
                                                                              Development                                                                                                                                         Graduates qualify for a career in international or domestic institutions
    between (development) countries?                                        › Development Aid                                                           economic transformation and integration?                                  of economic management or governmental agencies, such as:
                                                                            › Behavioural Game Theory                                                                                                                             › International economist and strategy expert
                                                                            › Econometrics                                                                                                                                        › Staff member with an (inter)national governmental organization
    General information                                                     › Thesis proposal                                                           General information                                                          (IMF, Worldbank, OECD, WTO, ECB, ODI, EU)
    You will learn to apply the tools of modern economic analysis to                                                                                    The double degree IE&B specialization CEE economies will train you        › Researcher or professional economist on development and
    issues of development policy and how to communicate effectively with    Career prospects                                                            to become a broadly oriented economist with a deep analytical under-         Central-East European transition economic issues in international
    researchers, policymakers and practitioners on development issues. In   Graduates are prepared for a range of positions in national, interna-       standing of the main strategic trends in the global business world. You      agencies, governments or the private sector
    Göttingen you acquire specialized knowledge of international markets    tional, multinational or transnational institutions, enterprises,           will gain understanding of international economics and international      › International economic consultant with an (inter)national
    and the global interconnections of developed and developing econo-      agencies, consultancy firms and governmental organizations                  business strategy and knowledge of CEE economic policies embedded            governmental organization
    mies. The programme emphasizes research-based training in modern        (e.g. IMF, Worldbank, OECD, WTO, ECB, ODI, EU). Positions include:          in a European and global context. Topics range from international         › Business consultant with an internationally operating consultancy
    economic theory and empirical methodologies. The Groningen com-         › International economic consultant                                         trade and investment to the consequences of globalization for strate-        firm
    ponent of the programme bridges research-based training specialized     › Researcher or professional economist on development issues                gic decision-making, in particular trade and capital flows. Furthermore   › International acquisition manager
    in development economics with international economics and business      › Economics or business consultant                                          students are trained to evaluate critically different approaches to
    perspectives of the firm. This programme therefore trains researchers   Graduates are also qualified to enter PhD programmes and work               development analysis and policy.                                          Admission & Application
    with a strong international profile and a deep analytical understand-   in international research institutions.                                                                                                               Please go to page 38/39
    ing of global economic policy and business organizations.
                                                                            Admission & Application                                                                                                                     
                                                                            Please go to page 38/39


T   DD       JW               Technology Management                                                                                              T   DD    JW

                                                                                                                                                     I found the whole idea of the
     KEY FACTS:                                                                                                                                      MSc very enticing
     › Start of programme:  September 0
     › Duration (in months):                                                                                                                       Following my BSc in Economics and
     › Language: English                                                                                                                             Management I started my MSc in
     › Degree: MSc in Technology Management                                                                                                          Finance this year. I opted to specialize
     › Tuition fees (per year): €,0 / €,00 (EU/non-EU students)                                                                                in Corporate Financial Management
                                                                                                                                                     because I enjoy working with figures.
                                                                                                                                                     The programme offers more than
                                                                                                                                                     just statistics, though: it also looks at
    How can firms and organizations focus on the                                                                                                     theoretical aspects, for example the
                                                                                                                                                     structure and valuation of companies.
    use of new products and process technology in                                                                                                    You learn how industry really works.

    order to meet customer needs? Can computers                                                                                                      I found the whole idea very enticing. I
                                                                                                                                                     could have opted for the MSc in Risk &
    be produced against lower costs? How do you                                                                                                      Portfolio Management, but I decided it
                                                                                                                                                     was too specialized. RPM is particularly
    make the most efficient use of people and                                                                                                        interesting if you want to focus more on
                                                                                                                                                     portfolio investments.
                                                                                                                                                     The MSc programme is a lot more
                                                                                                                                                     demanding than the BSc: you need to
    General information                                                                                                                              work hard to do it in one year. What I
    The programme provides the knowledge, tools and skills that are           › A unique business programme combined with technology                 particularly like is the fact that you can
    needed to manage technological innovation in products, services           › Learn to develop plans for real-life situations                      now specialize in the area that you are
    and processes. You learn to understand the complexity of the various      › A solid foundation for a career in technological management          good at. The optional subjects allow you
    types of innovation and to identify relevant managerial options. They                                                                            to decide which way to go. For example, I
    will assess technological innovations in terms of business economics                                                                             opted for a subject that revolves around
    and their possible impact on the sociotechnical system of the            Career prospects                                                        analyzing banking risks. My ambition
    organization. Graduates are trained to adopt an integrated approach      Graduates are qualified for a wide range of positions, including:       is to work in a particular financial post,
    to technological innovation, based on scientific theories and methods.   › Technology manager                                                    and eventually I hope to find a job with a
                                                                             › Product manager                                                       bank.
    Programme content                                                        › Innovation consultant
    Semester 1                         Semester 2                            › Project manager                                                       Marloes Beijen (22), The Netherlands
    › Advanced Product and             › Elective(s)                         › Quality manager                                                       MScBA in Finance
      Service Development              › Master’s Thesis Technology          › Production manager
    › Management Accounting              Management                          › Positions in industrial and service organizations
      for Technological Innovation                                           › Research-oriented positions
    › Process Innovation and
      Operational Excellence                                                 Admission & Application
    › Social System Analysis of                                              Please go to page 38-39
      Technological Innovation
    › Technology Business Plan                                     
    › Strategic Management of

                                                    faculty of economics                                                                                                                                            faculty of economics
                                                    and business                                                                                                                                                    and business

                           Admissions and Application

Programmes                                                                     Extra     Relevant pre-education 2)             Proof of     GMAT 4)   1) Selection procedure:                                                              4) GMAT score:
                                                                           Selection                                           English 3)             a. For this programme you will not be automatically admitted due                        › 600 or higher: you will be automatically accepted, provided you
                                                                           Criteria 1)                                                                   to limited availability of places. The Board of Admissions takes                       meet all other requirements
                                                                                                                                                         the final decision based on criteria such as motivation, talents,                    › 500 or higher: the final decision will be taken by the Board of
MSc Business Administration (9 specializations)                                                                                                          research-oriented attitude and good / excellent results in the                         Admissions
› Business and ICT                                                                       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •         Bachelor’s phase.
› Business Development                                                                   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •
                                                                                                                                                      b. For this programme you need to submit specialization related                      Application
› Change Management                                                                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •
                                                                                                                                                         course descriptions to check the educational background of the                    Deadlines (EU and non-EU):
› Finance                                                                           b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •         chosen field of study. The Board of Admissions makes the final                    1 May 2011(without scholarship)
› Marketing                                                                              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •         decision.                                                                         1 December 2010 (with scholarship)
  Double Degree Strategic Marketing Management (Oslo)                               a    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •
                                                                                                                                                      2) Relevant Academic Bachelor’s Degree in: *                                         Apply online on
› Operations and Supply Chains                                                           1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •
                                                                                                                                                         1    Business
› Organizational and Management Control                                             b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •         2    Management                                                                   Contact
› Small Business and Entrepreneurship                                                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •         3    Human Resource Management                                                    Admissions FEB
                                                                                                                                                         4    Economics                                                                    T +31 (0)50 363 89 00
› Strategy and Innovation                                                                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •
                                                                                                                                                         5    Econometrics                                                                 E
MSc Human Resource Management                                                       b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •         6    International Economic Relations / Trade                           
MSc International Business and Management                                           b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •         7    Accountancy
  Double Degree International Financial Management (Uppsala)                        a    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •         8    Technology / Technology Management
                                                                                                                                                         9    Psychology / Sociology
  Double Degree Marketing (Newcastle)                                               a    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •
                                                                                                                                                         10 Statistics
MSc Technology Management                                                           b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •           •         11 Mathematics
MSc Economics                                                                       b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •                     12 (Technical) Engineering
MSc International Economics and Business                                            b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •                     13 Econometrics + Statistics
                                                                                                                                                         14 Operations Research + Mathematics
  Double Degree Strategy (Oslo)                                                     b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •
                                                                                                                                                         15 Actuarial Studies + Econometrics + Statistics
  Double Degree International and Development Economics (Göttingen)                 b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •
  Double Degree Central-Eastern European Economies (Budapest)                       b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •                      *   Disclaimer: no rights can be derived from this list

MSc Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies
                                                                                                                                                          If you do not have the required academic pre-education, the
› Econometrics                                                                      b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •                      Board of Admissions can grant you access to our pre-Master’s
› Operations Research                                                               b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •                      programme, only accessible for those who have have an academic
› Actuarial Studies                                                                 b    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •                      or a Dutch HBO Bachelor’s Degree.
                                                                                                                                                          More information on:
MSc Research Master Economics and Business                                          a    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15       •

                                                                                                                                                      3) Proof of English
                                                                                                                                                         › TOEFL: 580 / 237 / 92 or
                                                                                                                                                         › IELTS: 6,5 or
                                                                                                                                                         › Cambridge Proficiency or
                                                                                                                                                         › Cambridge Advanced

                           Central University Services and Facilities                                                                             Student advisors: 1001 questions                                          Talent and Career Center: after your studies
                                                                                                                                                  Student advisors are there for 1001 questions, like study delays, study   Once you have started your studies, it is important to assess your
                                                                                                                                                  methods, career prospects, but also about studying with a disability,     employment opportunities, especially when you are about to graduate.
                           Studying at the University of Groningen goes beyond                                                                    illness or other personal circumstances. These meetings are strictly      The Talent and Career Center will give you advice on how to prepare
                                                                                                                                                  confidential: they are there to listen, advice and support. Each degree   yourself for your future career. The TCC offers courses, weekly office
                           lectures and research. We also offer a wide range of                                                                   programme has a student advisor.                                          hours, workshops and an information library. It is important to know,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            however, that the TCC does not help you to find an actual job, they are
                           services to international students.                                                                                    Student Support Courses: stuck with you studies?                          only there to advice you and prepare you.
                                                                                                                                                  Every year hundreds of students participate in one of the courses
                                                                                                                                                  offered by Centre for Study Support and Academic Skills, covering
International Service Desk: a helping hand                                                                                                        study skills, communication skills, giving a presentation successfully,   Sports facilities: the best in the Netherlands
At the University of Groningen you can be sure you will receive                                                                                   time management, how to deal with stress, Dutch teaching and              Do you want to play a specific sport, join one of the 53 associated
personal and professional help and support from both the                                                                                          examination modes.                                                        sports clubs, or try a range of different sports? The University Sports
International Service Desk (ISD) and the International Offices of                                                                                                                                    Centre (ACLO) caters to every need by offering excellent sports
the faculty you study at. They will inform you about general matters                                                                                                                                                        facilities and several courses to become acquainted with various
relating to studying at our university or living in the Netherlands                                                                               Student Counsellors: bad patches and getting back on track                sports, from aerobics and fitness to sailing and waterskiing.
(i.e. visa procedures, registration, medical care, housing, travel                                                                                Although studying abroad is exciting and adventurous, not everyone        The ACLO was rated best university sports facility by international
information, university facilities).                                                                                                              will have an easy time adjusting to a new environment, strange            students in the International Student Barometer 2007.                                                                                                                                    customs and a different language. This does not necessarily mean
                                                                                                                                                  that you will need professional help, but if problems begin to
Introduction and orientation: the most welcoming university                                                                                       affect your studies and your personal life, it is time to get help.       Student associations: not just academics
To help you get used to your new academic surroundings and social                                                                                 It is available to all students and is free of charge.                    The University of Groningen has a long tradition of nourishing its
life, several introduction programmes and social events are organized                                                                                                                                student associations as studying is not just attending lectures
right before or during the first week of the new semester.                                                                                                                                                                  and passing exams.

Welcoming Ceremony and information market                                 A game of rugby in the park after a picnic organized by ESN-Groningen                                                                             International (student) associations
At the Welcoming Ceremony, organized twice a year, new students,                                                                                                                                                            The activities of the international associations range from providing
researchers and staff members will be introduced officially to the        Language courses: become truly international                                                                                                      useful information and fun activities for international students to
University of Groningen. The programme includes short speeches by         Whether you want to improve your English language skills, learn                                                                                   organizing international congresses (i.e. on a unified Europe or the
representatives of the university and the city, a lunch, an information   Dutch, or wish to study any other foreign language (French, German,                                                                               United Nations).
market, workshops and drinks.                                             Japanese, Spanish, etc), the Language Centre at the university offers                                                                                                                various possibilities at different levels.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Cultural Student Centre: USVA
Introduction Week                                                                                                                                                                                                           The USVA is the university cultural student centre. It has a theatre and
ESN-Groningen, the student organization for all international             Computer and online facilities: state-of-the-art                                                                                                  a gallery and organizes about 70 different courses on culture, singing,
students, organizes an Introduction Week starting immediately after       While registered at the university, you have a university computer                                                                                dancing, photography, story writing, painting, communication, drama,
the Welcoming Ceremony. It includes social and cultural events, tours     account and e-mail address, with access to the (wireless) internet,                                                                               film, etc.
of the city, sports, parties, dinners and workshops on Dutch culture      computer rooms, and other online educational services of the                                                                            
and history.                                                              university.                                                                                                                                                                       Groningen Student platform: religion, philosophy, ethics,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and culture
Faculty programmes                                                        University Library: academic meeting point                                                                                                        The Groningen Student platform (GSp) is a place where the religious
Many faculties and degree programmes organize their own intro-            Located in downtown Groningen, across from the Academy                                                                                            and philosophical interests of students are related to contemporary
duction for international students. During these activities you can       building, you will find the University Library (UB). This student                                                                                 issues in today’s society, the world of science, and their personal life.
get to know each other, staff, and receive further information about      meeting point, with over a thousand visitors a day, is a popular                                                                                  It is a place where you can meet others, have a drink and discuss
courses, procedures, schedules and facilities.                            place to study and to meet with other students.                                                                                                   sense and nonsense, religion and life.

                            Preparing for Groningen                                                                                                                             Accommodation: A home away from home

                            Once you are accepted by a programme, the ISD or the faculty contact                                                                                The Netherlands is one of the smallest countries in Europe and one of

                            person will assist you in applying for a visa, dealing with immigration                                                                             the most densely populated countries in the world. Foreign visitors are

                            authorities, arranging insurance and registering at the university.                                                                                 often surprised to learn how difficult and expensive the housing situation

                                                                                                                                                                                is. The University of Groningen, like many other Dutch universities,
Admission and registration                                              Health insurance
Our admission requirements vary per programme and each                  Medical costs can be very high, especially if they include a stay in a hos-                             does not have a campus, which means that every year, thousands of
application is assessed on an individual basis. Admission procedures    pital. You must arrange your health insurance yourself, either before
are managed by the faculty, the Graduate School your programme          coming to the Netherlands or upon arrival.                                                              new first-year students scramble to find small rooms or appartments.
is part of, or in some cases by the Central Office for International
Relations. For more information please go to page 38-39.                                        Cost of living                                                                                                                          Since you are an international student, the Housing Office, a
                                                                        › Housing                             € 300–500 per month                                                                               non-profit organization acting as an intermediary, will help you
Visa and residence permit                                               › Administration costs housing        € 300                                                                                             find temporary furnished housing. Housing is scarce and not cheap.
It depends on your nationality whether you need a residence             › Security deposit                    € 325 (refundable)                                                                                Try not to be disappointed when you see what you are offered (and
permit or visa (MVV). You have to apply for an entry visa (MVV)         › Food                                € 200 per month                                                                                   how much it costs). Bear in mind that local students are also paying
before departure and upon arrival you have to apply for a residence     › Health insurance                    € 75–100 per month                                                                                high prices for their accommodation.
permit. The University will assist you with all these applications.     › Bicycle                             € 45–110
Below it shows if you need a residence permit and/or an entry visa.     › Language course                     € 100–450 per course                                                                              In most cases you will be housed in one of the International Student
                                                                        › Books                               € 300 per semester                                                                                Houses that are spread throughout the city of Groningen. You will live
Nationality                   Residence permit    Entry visa (MVV)      Estimated costs for one year          Appr. €10,000–12,000                                                                              with other international students and you will quickly feel at home
                                                                          Excluding travel costs and                                                                                                            in the multicultural, relaxed atmosphere of these houses. For some it
EU/Schengen countries,        No                  No
                                                                          tuition fees                                                                                                                          might be a challenge, but for most it will be the best part of this study
Bulgaria, Romania
                                                                        Tuition fees EU/EER nationals         Appr. € 1,680 per year                                                                            abroad experience.
Australia, Canada, Japan,     Yes                 No                    Tuition fees non-EU nationals         Appr. € 8,700 –11,500 per year
Monaco, New Zealand,                                                                                                                                                                                            All International Student Houses employ (Dutch) student managers to
South Korea, United                                                     Working in the Netherlands                                                                                                              welcome new students and act as caretakers. Matching Dutch student
States, Vatican City                                                    Many students want to have a job while going to university to                                                                           accommodation, the facilities include:
                                                                        cover for the expenses. However, this might be very difficult in the                                                                    › a private study/bedroom
All other internationals      Yes                 Yes
                                                                        Netherlands. International students may only work 10 hours a week                                                                       › shared kitchen and bathroom, shared living rooms
                                                                        maximum, plus most jobs available require that you speak Dutch.                                                                         › fully furnished (bed, desk, lamp, chair, closet/locker)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                › free wireless internet
 The University of Groningen is the only Dutch university to cover      Tuition fees
 the MVV application fee and fees for the residence permit in most      Higher education in the Netherlands is subsidized to uphold its high                                                           (Useful Addresses)
 cases.                                                                 academic standards. As a result, tuition fees are kept low for all EU stu-                                                    
                                                                        dents, while due to taxation reasons non-EU students pay higher fees.
                                                                        If you are an EU student, already in possession of a Dutch Bachelor’s
MVV applicants must prove to be able to finance the study and cost of   or Master’s degree, please check the website for more information on
living. Dutch Immigration authorities determine the annually needed     tuition fees. Different rules apply starting 1 September 2010.
amount: 2010–2011: appr. EUR 900 per month.                   
                                                                        Scholarships: The University of Groningen Talent Grants
                                                                        The university is committed to recognizing excellence in academic
                                                                        achievement by offering a number of scholarships, the University of
                                                                        Groningen Talent Grants, for international students and researchers.          Students preparing their meal

                                                                                                                                                              English-taught Master’s Degree Programmes 2011–2012

                          The Netherlands: small in size, internationally oriented                              More Information                              Sciences and Technology                    Humanities
                                                                                                                In case you have any question or requests      Mathematics                                Art History and Archaeology
                                                                                                                for futher information:                        Applied Mathematics                        Classical Medieval and
                          Situated in the north-west of Europe, the Netherlands is the                          › contact the Admissions Officer of the        Computing Science                          Renaissance Studies
                                                                                                                   Master’s programme of your choice           Chemistry                                  Linguistics
                          gateway to Europe: one of the founding members of the EU, high                        › visit our website:                           Chemical Engineering                       Literary and Cultural Studies
                                                                                                          students           Physics                                    Modern History and
                          standards of education, health care and social equality, and close to                 › find us on Facebook:       Applied Physics                            International Relations
                                                                                                                   prospectivestudentsuniversityofgroningen    Nanoscience                                Clinical Linguistics
                          most European capitals.                                                               › email us at                       Astronomy                                  Multiele: Master in Learning andTeaching
                                                                                                                                                               Biomedical Engineering                     of Spanish in Multilangual and
                                                                                                                                                               Energy and Environmental Sciences          International Contexts
The Dutch landscape                                                                  Famous Dutch                                                              Industrial Engineering and Management      Euroculture
› 16 million people living in an area of                                             › Rembrandt                                                               Artificial Intelligence                    Humanitarian Action (NOHA)
  14,000 km2                                                                         › Van Gogh                                                                Human-Machine Communication                Language and
› Extremely flat landscape and unbroken skies                                        › DJ Tiësto                                                                                                          Communication Technologies
› Water everywhere: lakes, rivers, ports and                                         › Johan Cruyff                                                           Life Sciences                               American Studies
  canals                                                                             › Anne Frank                                                              Biology                                    Arts, Culture and Media
› Half the country lies below sea level                                              › Royal Dutch Shell                                                       Biomedical Sciences                        Applied Linguistics,
› Broad sandy beaches and dunes                                                      › Heineken International                                                  Marine Biology                             Teaching English as a Foreign Language
                                                                                                                                                               Ecology and Evolution                      Dutch Language and Culture
The Netherlands in a nutshell                                                                                                                                  Molecular Biology and Biotechnology        English Language and Culture
› Official name: Kingdom of the Netherlands,                                                                                                                   Biomedical Engineering                     International Relations and
  commonly referred to as Holland or the                                                                                                                       Human Movement Sciences                    International Organization
  Netherlands                                                                                                                                                  Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences            Journalism
› Head of state: The hereditary monarch,                                                                                                                       Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology     Philosophy
  currently Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands                                                                                                                   Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences    Philosophy (research master)
› Head of government: The prime minister,                                                                                                                      Medical and                                Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics
  currently Mr J.P. Balkenende                                                                                                                                 Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation             Religion in Modern World
› Capital city: Amsterdam                                                                                                                                      Energy and Environmental Sciences          Religion and Culture
› Seat of government: The Hague
› Currency: 1 euro = approximately                                                                                                                            Law                                        Behavioural and Social Sciences
  1.39 US Dollar (July 2010)                                                                                                                                   Criminal Law and Criminology               Education
› Main airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol                                                                                                                     European Law                               Pedagogic
  (the fourth largest airport in Europe)                                                                                                                       International Law and the Law of           Human Behaviour in Social Contexts
                                                                                                                                                               International Organizations                Psychology
                                                                                                                                                               International Economic and                 Artificial Intelligence
                                                                                                                                                               Business Law                               Human-Machine Communication
                                                                                                                                                               International and
                                                                                                                                                               Comparative Private Law                   Spatial Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Environmental and
                                                                                                                                                              Economics and Business                      Infrastructure Planning
                                                                                                                                                               Business Administration                    Population Studies
                                                                                                                                                               Econometrics, Operations Research and      Regional Studies
                                                                                                                                                               Actuarial Studies
                                                                                                                                                               Economics and Business
                                                                                                                                                               Human Resource Management
                                                                                                                                                               International Business and Management
                                                                                                                                                               International Economics and Business
                                                                                                                                                               Technology Management


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