Social, Emotional and Professional Skill BootCamp (MSB001)

In the start of the master’s program, students will attend a week-long BootCamp (in week 34). The BootCamp is mandatory for all students starting in any of the master’s degree programs at the UiS Business School. During the BootCamp, students will participate in a program designed to set them up for a successful completion of their master’s degree and learn skills necessary both during their studies and in work life. Amongst others, students will learn negotiation skills, how to work in teams and provide feedback to each other, and how to write an academic text. In addition, there will be some study program specific topics.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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The following topics are covered during the BootCamp-week:

Social and emotional topics

  • Teamwork
  • Feedback
  • Negotiation

Professional topics

  • Academic writing
  • Refresh of necessary pre-requisite knowledge

Learning outcome

On completion of this course, you will have been introduced to the theory and practice of a number of business functions and responsibilities, and should meet the following learning outcomes:


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe factors that affect communication, collaboration, and processes in teamwork
  • Compare different approaches to negotiation
  • Discuss the essential conditions to establish a successful team
  • Identify ways to use feedback to enhance performance
  • Describe techniques to manage group dynamics and conflict
  • Recognize professional pre-requisite knowledge for the study program


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Exhibit behavioral traits consistent with the theoretical knowledge of building effective teamwork
  • Apply basic negotiation techniques
  • Give and receive constructive feedback
  • Critically evaluate one’s and others’ academic writing

Required prerequisite knowledge



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Participation 1/1 1 Weeks Passed / Not Passed

Five sessions are mandatory:-Writing session-Teamwork session-Feedback session-Negotiation session-Diversity and Inclusion session

Course teacher(s)

Study Program Director:

Yuko Onozaka

Open for

Business Administration - Master of Science

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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