Double Degree Master in Central-East European Economies
University of Groningen
EUR 2,314 / per year
01 May 2024
Earliest start date
Are you interested to learn about the links between economic transformation and integration, and international economics?
The degree programme is offered jointly by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary.
For a career in international management or public policy, you have to understand the trends in the world economy, including the European Community and the CEE region. Topics of the programme range from international trade and investment to the consequences of globalisation for strategic decision-making, in particular trade and capital, flows in relation to multinational enterprises, and the socio-economic and institutional differences between countries, with a special focus on the CEE region.
You are trained to become a well-rounded economist with a strong international profile and a deep analytical understanding of the main current trends in the global world of international (economic) policy and business organisations, ranging from the fields of international business and economics to international politics and international law. The core content of the programme reflects the increasing globalisation and continuous evolution of international economics and business management.
Why study this programme in Groningen?
- This unique combination of two degrees, in Groningen and Budapest, focuses on the economic transformation and integration of CEE countries. The programme gives an analytical approach to the global economy and international policy.
- You can earn two Master's degrees by studying in Groningen and at a top university abroad - Corvinus University in only two years. Normally, the MA in International Economy and Business at Corvinus takes two years, but via our Double Degree Master's, it will take you only two years to earn both degrees.
- The programme has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high-quality education, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.
You will spend semesters 1 and 2 in Groningen. In Semester 1, you will take 30 ECTs worth of compulsory and elective courses from the MSc Economic Development and Globalization (formerly known as MSc International Economics and Business). In Semester 2, you will take 10 ECTs of core and elective courses, and dedicate 20 ECTs to your Master's thesis (under FEB supervision, and graded by Groningen and Budapest lecturers).
- Economic Development (5 EC)
- Elective(s) A MSc ED&G (15 EC)
- Elective(s) B MSc ED&G (10 EC)
- Foreign Direct Investment & Trade (5 EC)
- Master's Thesis (20 EC)
- Research Seminar for ED&G (5 EC)
Semesters 3 and 4, in Budapest, are dedicated to core and specialisation courses from the master in International Economy and Business, with a focus on the CEE region.
In addition, students take electives for 18 ECTs. Electives are either 3 or 6 ECTs and students can choose 3-6 courses during the two semesters spent at Corvinus University. Students can choose any elective from the elective courses offered at Corvinus University.
- Business Strategies in CEE (6 EC)
- Central and Eastern Europe from a Global Perspective (6 EC)
- Comparative Political Economy (6 EC)
- Development and Crises in East-Central Europe (6 EC)
- Globalization, Financial Crises and Development (6 EC)
- The Political Economy of European Integration: Implications for Countries of Central- and Eastern Europe (6 EC)
- Energy Focus Area (specialization)
- Study abroad is required
- Maximum of 60 EC
Our double degree partner is Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary.
Program Tuition Fee
This double degree programme has been designed for individuals who aspire to a career in national, international, multinational or transnational institutions and enterprises. As a graduate, your degree will be highly valued in the labour market. The Faculty of Economics and Business is internationally accredited and belongs to the 1% of business schools around the world accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB.
Examples of positions you are eligible for are:
- international economist and strategy expert in a multinational corporation.
- staff member with an (inter)national governmental organisations such as IMF, World Bank, OECD, WTO, ECB, ODI or the EU
- professional economist on development and Central-East European transition economic issues in international agencies, governments or the private sector
- economic consultant with an (inter)national governmental organisation
- business consultant with an internationally operating consultancy firm
FEB Career Services
When you become a student at the faculty, we want to support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills. You can count on a dedicated on-campus Career Services team offering you a wide range of courses, workshops, events and career-related support during your studies. Everything you need to enter the labour market.