International Business and Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
How can companies operate in multiple countries at the same time and cope with different cultural, political and economic circumstances? International business managers need to know how. The International Business and Management from the University of Groningen is a broad programme with a rich set of electives to choose from. 

About

In the International Business and Management programme from the University of Groningen you will learn to approach issues in global management with an open mind and how to deal with them systematically and creatively. Your analytical and professional set of skills will be expanded to include the latest theories and tools in developing strategies for managing multinational enterprises and for firms to operate across borders.

Specific attention is paid to comparative analyses of countries, institutions, cultures and, of course, companies and their strategies. You will be trained to apply this knowledge to the development of company strategies, instruments and processes. You will also learn to analyse the purchasing and sales markets in different countries, understand various institutional environments and develop policy proposals.

Job prospects

After graduation you can work in inter-, multi- or transnational companies. You can start in various kinds of management jobs, such as product manager, human resource manager, export manager and international sales manager. You might work as an international marketer or management development officer. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Accreditation

EQUIS and AACSB accredited

Programme Structure

    Programme options
    • DDM China and the World Economy (specialization)
    • DDM Advanced International Business Management and Marketing (specialization)
    • Energy Specialist (specialization)
    • Healthcare Management Specialist (specialization)
    • Master Internship (specialization)
    Courses include:
      • Comparative Environmental Analysis 
      • Elective(s) MSc IB&M B 
      • International Business Strategy 
      • Master's Thesis IB&M 
      • Research Seminar for IB&M 
      For more information, please visit the programme website.

                      Detailed Programme Facts

                      • Programme intensity Full-time
                        • Full-time duration 12 months
                      • Credits
                        60 ECTS
                      • Languages
                        • English
                      • Delivery mode
                        On Campus

                      English Language Requirements

                      You only need to take one of these language tests:

                      • Minimum required score:

                        6.5

                        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                        Book IELTS
                      • Minimum required score:

                        575

                        The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                      • Minimum required score:

                        90

                        The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                      Academic Requirements

                      You only need to take one of these tests:

                      • You need the following GMAT score:

                        Required score: 500

                        The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GRE score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

                      • This programme accepts GRE scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

                        The GRE - or Graduate Record Examinations - is a standardized test administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is part of the admission requirements at many graduate schools and business schools. The GRE score uses a range between 130 and 170 and measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.

                      • Certified competences
                      • GMAT/GRE; 
                      • Grade list - A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.
                      • Language test - TOEFL and IELTS
                      • Previous education - To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management.

                                          StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

                                          • You are considered ineligible for admission
                                          • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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                                          Tuition Fee

                                          • International Applies to you

                                            14200 EUR/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                          • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                            2006 EUR/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                          Living costs for Groningen

                                          750 - 1000 EUR/month
                                          Living Costs

                                          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                          Funding

                                          Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

                                          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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                                          Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.