Applied Learning Experience (MSB405)

The applied learning experience relies extensively on work-integrated learning in which students interact with collaborating firms. To prepare for employment, students also gain knowledge of business culture and practical skills such as oral presentations and soft skills.

Offered next time: spring 2025

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


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The applied learning experience relies extensively on work-integrated learning in which students interact with collaborating firms. Work-integrated learning implies that students use analytical tools and concepts from various business fields to solve specific business challenges. To prepare themselves for employment, the students will be trained in practical skills, such as oral presentations.

Learning outcome


Upon completion of the course, students will have knowledge of:

  • Fundamental economics, strategy, marketing, and SCM concepts and assumptions
  • How theoretical concepts are applied across new and existing energy business models
  • Ethical, sustainable, and socially responsible considerations pertaining to energy business models


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

  • Explain fundamental business concepts and assumptions
  • Use theoretical concepts to solve business cases in collaboration with others
  • Prepare reports and make presentations

Required prerequisite knowledge



Written assignments and oral exam

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written assignments 1/2 1 Semesters Letter grades
Oral exam 1/2 Letter grades

Written assignments and oral exam will constitute the final grade.

Coursework requirements

Compulsory education activities
100 % class participation, including lectures and company visits.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Kenneth Henning Wathne

Course teacher:

Torfinn Harding

Placement coordinator:

Egil Clement Svela

Course teacher:

Gorm Kipperberg

Study Program Director:

Yuko Onozaka

Method of work

Lectures and company visits. Can be compressed into 1-2 months to accommodate participating students from abroad.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Applied Learning Experience (MØA405_1) 10

Open for

Students who wish to participate in the course should register on Studentweb. Students must also submit a letter of motivation to the UiS Business School. The letter should explain, in one paragraph, why the student wishes to participate in the applied learning experience. In the event of high demand (the course has maximum of 15 places, applicants will be prioritized based on their letter of motivation and grade point average (GPA).

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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