Do you want to understand the opportunities and challenges posed by globalization for the economic development of countries? Then this program is for you.
Increasing international trade and finance is opening up new opportunities for the growth of firms, regions, and countries. At the same time, it is posing new challenges as the benefits are not equally distributed and inequality is rising. In the one-year Master's degree in Economic Development and Globalization (MSc ED&G), you will learn the tools to grasp the complex relationships between globalization and the economic development of regions and countries.
You will use state-of-the-art economic theories to discover the impact of global trade and of financial globalization on economic growth and welfare. As you develop your skills, you will learn to recognize the forces that shape geographical patterns of economic activity. You will learn to advise firms and governments on how to reap the benefits of globalization and international value chains.
For those seeking to augment the one-year program in Groningen, there are four possibilities to follow a Double Degree: with Fudan University (Shanghai), the University of Göttingen (Germany), Lund University (Sweden), and Corvinus University (Budapest).
The MSc Economic Development and Globalization were previously offered under the name MSc International Economics and Business.
Why study this program in Groningen?
In the program, you learn how globalization is changing our world. What is the role of internationally operating organizations, institutions, and policies in economic advancement and in bridging the global development gap?
The MSc in Economic Development and Globalization is an internationally accredited program, ensuring a high-quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.
The program offers a consistent international setting both in terms of content and orientation at a high level. Graduates are selected to participate in high-level research activities of international organizations (such as the OECD in Paris, Conference Board in New York, and the ILO in Geneva) and national organizations (such as the Dutch Central Bank and The Netherlands' Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis). Our academic staff has strong relationships with international research and consultancy institutes as well as policy advice centers.