Management major – MSc in Business Administration

A major in management equips you with the tools to analyze and improve strategies, leadership styles, and operations across a variety of organizations. With a curriculum that spans digital marketing, artificial intelligence, sustainability, and economic transformation, this program provides a comprehensive framework to assess the effectiveness of business practices in achieving organizational and societal goals. By immersing yourself in this interdisciplinary and forward-thinking environment, you will be uniquely positioned to become a strategic leader in today's complex business landscape.

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Learning outcome and career prospects

Upcoming academic year 2024–2025

Programme structure

The management major comprises of compulsory major courses, specialization courses, electives and a master thesis within your major. The degree is 120 ECTS in total.

The Management major comprises of three foundation courses that are mandatory (30 ECTS) in the first and second semester:

In addition, you take the program common compulsory course in semester 1

Semester 2

In semester 2, you have two alternatives: specialize within your major, or take a minor in Innovation and Sustainability.

If you choose to specialize, you can choose one of the following:

  • Organization and leadership
  • Strategy and decision analytics
  • Digital marketing and AI

Each of these specializations comprises of two elective courses (20 ECTS).

A minor is two elective courses (20 ECTS) outside your major.

In addition to the specialization/minor courses (20 ECTS), the students also take the mandatory major course MSB206 Strategic Analysis (10 ECTS) in the second semester.

Semester 3

In the third semester, students can either:

  1. Go on student exchange. The UiS School of Business and Law recommends this alternative.
  2. Take a minor (two elective courses outside your major, 20 ECTS) plus an elective course (10 ECTS).
  3. Choose freely from different elective courses (30 ECTS). One course must be outside of your major.

See all elective courses listed here

In your fourth and final semester, you write your master thesis within your chosen major (30 ECTS).

Upcoming academic year 2024–2025

Study plan

The study plan provides an overview of which courses you take in the different semesters.

In semester 1, you have three mandatory courses:

Optional, but highly recommended:

  • MSB001 Professional Skill Boot Camp (1 ECTS): At the start of the master’s program, students will have an opportunity to attend a boot camp (in week 34). This optional but highly recommended initiative is designed to set them up for successful completion of their master’s degree and learn essential skills for today’s work life.

In semester 2, you have one mandatory course and two specialization courses:

In semester 3, you can choose to either go on student exchange abroad, take a minor or choose elective courses freely:

  1. Exchange semester (30 ECTS)
  2. Minor (20 ECTS) + 10 ECTS free elective
  3. 30 ECTS free electives (min. 10 ECTS outside your major)

In the fourth and final semester, you write your master thesis:

Meet the teaching team

Professor i markedsføring
UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Professor i innovasjonsstudier
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UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Professor i metodefag
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UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Førsteamanuensis i organisasjonspsykologi og HRM
UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Associate professor
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UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Professor i markedsføring
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UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Professor i entreprenørskapsstudier
51831590
UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Førsteamanuensis i markedsføring
51831038
UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Postdoktor i markedsføring
51831982
UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Professor i strategi
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UiS Business School, Elise Ottesen-Jensens house, Campus Ullandhaug
UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Førsteamanuensis i organisasjon og ledelse
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Associate professor
UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Professor i organisasjon og ledelse
51831678
UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Førsteamanuensis i regionale studier
Stavanger, Norway
UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Postdoktor i markedsføring
51831952
UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing

Meet former management students

Contact

Bjarte Ravndal, Associate professor

Head of the Management major E-mail: bjarte.ravndal@uis.no Phone: 51831593

Portrett av Bjarte Ravndal