Masters of Business Administration

Would you like to become a leader? Maybe you want to start your own firm, or work as an investor or a consultant? Perhaps you are best suited to crunching the numbers. Private or public, local or global. The Masters of Business Administration lays the foundation for a huge range of career opportunities.


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About The Masters  in Business Administration Degree

The masters of business administration programme is a full-time programme with a focus on Business Administration, Economics, Management and methodologies.

Learning is facilitated through a variety of teaching methods including lectures, field studies, seminars, assignments and workshops. Teamwork is promoted to develop communication and cooperation skills. All courses have an online classroom in Fronter.

The masters of business administration is designed to ensure a natural progression in the various disciplines, and each semester builds on knowledge gained in the previous semester. Therefore, it is recommended that all courses for a given year are completed prior to proceeding to the next academic year. Progression requirements are absolute for advancing from year two to three and for each year thereafter. For individual adaptations of the study plan, please contact administration at the Business School.

The masters of business administration programme is aimed at candidates seeking a vocational education in the field of Business Administration and provides a basis for applying for admission to PhD in Business Administration programmes at universities and colleges in Norway and abroad.

The masters of business administration Programme Description

The first year of the masters of business administration study focuses on central subjects such as business and economic analysis, strategy, ethics and leadership, as well as methods. Teaching occurs in lectures and group work with both lesser and larger home assignments.

In the spring semester, students choose a major and minor. The major is comprised of one course in the spring semester and two courses in the autumn semester of the fifth year of study. The minor is comprised of one course in each of the same semesters.

The second year of study is comprised of courses within the major and minor areas of study. In the last semester, students work on their Master thesis.

Major and minor offers will vary from year to year in accordance with student interest and faculty resources. The language of instruction is Norwegian in the first three years of study, while the final two are primarily taught in English.


  • Management control
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and investment
  • International Business


  • Logistics and transport
  • Ecological economics
  • Service marketing
  • Econometric Analysis
  • Leadership

Study progression requirement:

The student must have completed a minimum of 45 credits in the first year to be allowed to attend courses in the 3rd semester. To start writing the master’s thesis, the student must have successfully completed the Research Methods course and completed the major.


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Tuition Fee

Students registering at Norwegian Universities do not have to pay tuition fees

Admission Requirement

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent three/four years of financial and administrative studies. The following requirements for the combination of subjects applies:

A total of 90 credits comprising:

  • a minimum of 30 credits of business: management accounting, financial accounting, finance and investment
  • a minimum of 25 credits administration subjects: organization, marketing, strategy and management
  • a minimum of 15-20 credits economics: microeconomics, macroeconomics, public finance
  • a minimum of 15-20 credits methodology: mathematics, statistics, scientific method

Admission requires a good result (laudabilis), ie an average grade of minimum C in the admission basis. For international students minimum 2nd Class, Upper Division/B or equivivalent is required.

Application Deadline

1st December Each year

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