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Master of Science in Business Administration

The MSc program in Business Administration offers a broad and exciting platform of theory and tools that will make you relevant and attractive for today's labor market. The UiS Business School has close contact with businesses and offers an active and social environment for students.

Facts
Duration

2 years/4 semesters

Number of study places

150 in total for local and international applicants

ECTS credits

120

Language of instruction

English

Study start

August

No tuition fees

The MSc program in business administration ranks among the most recognised studies in Norway, is accredited by EFMD Global, and offers broad-ranging career opportunities nationally and abroad.

Students at the MSc program in business administration choose the main specialisation profile that includes at least three specialisation courses and the master thesis within the specialisation. Students are also required to widen their general knowledge in business administration by taking standard classes (Business Decision + Data Analytics and Research Methods) and at least 10 ECTS elective courses outside their specialisation. 

The MSc program in Business Administration is acreddited by EFMD Global

The MSc Program in Business Administration is accredited by EFMD Global, a recognised accreditation body for business schools, business school programmes, and corporate universities.

All the specialisations are open to international applicants. We provide an international and stimulating environment for students. 

The program offers the following specialisations:

  • Applied Finance
  • Economics
  • Strategic Marketing and Analytics
  • Leadership in a Digital Economy 
  • Business Development and Innovation
SPECIALIsATION profile

Applied Finance

A specialisation in applied finance will prepare you for work with the financing of investment and operations of private and public enterprises.

Relevant themes include capital structure, valuation of assets and investment projects, evaluation of M&A decisions, as well as various types of capital (fund) management.

This specialisation also offers specific competence in corporate organisation and governance and processes related to acquisitions and divestitures

As a student, you will acquire methods and tools that form the basis for valuation and investment decisions in various businesses and financial institutions. With a specialisation in finance, you are highly relevant for job opportunities in banking, capital management, and corporate finance.

Specialisation profile

Economics

A specialisation in economics will set you up with competence and research tools to analyse economic behaviour and relationships in business, for the public sector, and for society at large.

You will be capable of conducting competent analyses of business cycles and capital markets, labour markets and wage formation, environmental economics and energy markets.

Within the economics profile we have two tracks for sub-specialisation, namely motivation and labour markets and energy, resource, and environmental economics.

A specialisation in economics will offer career opportunities in private businesses (finance, industry, energy) and in the public sector (local and central government, directorates).

specialisation profile

Strategic Marketing and Analytics

A specialisation in Strategic Marketing and Analytics provides you with knowledge of marketing from a strategic perspective, enhances your strategic capabilities and skills, and prepares you for a successful career.

The specialisation blends the knowledge of strategy and marketing science with a data-analytic approach to decision making.

This applied specialisation allows you to address real-world business challenges by learning from world-class faculty who know you by name, working in teams on business cases, and engaging with industry through lectures by industry experts and work-integrated learning experiences.

The career specialisation in strategic marketing and analytics is built on the principles of an engaged collaborative learning community, where your fellow students, faculty, industry, and alumni form your network of personal and professional relationships, enabling you to achieve your professional goals throughout your career.

Specialisation profile

Leadership in a Digital Economy 

The specialisation in Leadership in a Digital Economy provides you with knowledge of leadership, strategy, and technology so that you can take part in the digital challenges for current organisations.

Digital technology is all around us, it is ubiquitous, and the claim is that all businesses need to digitalize or die. However, technology is both an opportunity and a threat. Technology enables new business models and new products and services. Jobs are created, but jobs are also destroyed, and there are other threats like a breach of privacy and security.

We believe that digital transformation is about adopting business processes and practices that position organisations to compete effectively in the increasingly digital economy. This is about leadership and strategy, and you will be able to take a lead on this important journey.

Specialisation profile

Business Development and Innovation

The specialisation in Business Development and Innovation offers specialist knowledge on how supportive conditions for sustainable business development are created and evolve over time.

The profile features learning about the roles local administrations, national authorities, consultancies, and diverse support organizations play therein and how measures like promoting collaboration, innovation, entrepreneurship and policy-related work.

This profile is suitable for students who, for example, aim for careers in: industry development, regional, national or international administration, development agencies, consultancies, think tanks, chambers of commerce, innovative firms, or in research.

Career prospects

The MSc program in business administration offers wide-ranging career opportunities in business, industry, government, and professional organisations, with prospects in terms of both leadership and professional expert careers. Examples of job content include economic research, fund management, investment analysis, corporate finance, energy and environmental impact analyses, system design for incentivized motivation, brand building and strategic marketing, industry development, regional, national or international administration, development agencies, consultancies, think tanks, chambers of commerce, in innovative firms.  

A master of science degree in business administration also meets the formal requirement for admission to Ph.D. programs.

Learning outcomes

All study programmes at the UiS have a set of defined learning targets. Read more about the learning outcome for this study programme.

Knowledge: 

Students … 

  • are able to demonstrate sufficient scientific knowledge in theories and methods within key functional areas of business (accounting, finance, marketing, management, leadership, innovation, and strategy).  
  • are competent in investigating business challenges based on an understanding of their context and significance in the decision-making process.  
  • are engaged in the societal, environmental, and economic challenges of our time.  
  • possess advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of their specialisation (strategic marketing and analytics, economics, applied finance, leadership in a digital economy, and business development and innovation).  
  • possess a basic understanding of the diverse theoretical and empirical approaches in the wider field of business administration.  
  • have internalized the three dimensions of sustainability (Equity, Environment, Economy) and understand the role of the economic perspective therein.  

Skills: 

Students possess the skills to …  

  • effectively present ideas and decisions through the proper use of oral and written communication.  
  • identify, access, process, and analyze a variety of information sources and employ them to construct, test, and evaluate practical as well as scientific arguments.  
  • apply contemporary theories, methods, and interpretations within business administration in general and their areas of specialisation in particular.  
  • apply scientific knowledge to make appropriate business decisions.  
  • independently and in collaboration develop and/or carry out research and projects within their areas of specialisation.  
  • evaluate business practices from a sustainability perspective.  
  • thrive in a fast-changing business environment by applying intellectual breadth in business administration.  

General competence 

Students are able to … 

  • apply knowledge and skills to gain insights into new and unfamiliar areas.  
  • analyze relevant issues in a scientifically sound way.  
  • update their skills and pursue life-long learning.  
  • promote ethical and professional behavior.  
  • analyze relevant professional, academic, and ethical issues and act accordingly in a responsible and sustainable way.  
  • communicate with specialists and the general public on professional issues.  
  • contribute to innovation and innovation processes.  
  • take leadership to contribute to social goods through both for- and non-profit organizations.  

Academic requirements

Applicants with foreign educational background must have a bachelor's degree with minimum 90 ECTS within economics and administrative disciplines: Business Economics, Administrative Science, Economics and Methodology. The subjects within the fields of business economics and administrative sciences must be equal to minimum 30 ECTS. Methodology must include both mathematics and statistics.

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.

Applicants who enter this programme based on these academic requirements will receive the degree, Master of Science in Business Administration, after completing the programme. They will not automatically obtain the professional title, siviløkonom.

Application and admission

How and when to apply?

Deadlines, English requirements, documentation requirements and more

Contact

For inquiries regarding admission to international Master's programmes, send an email to: admissions@uis.no

Study plan and courses
Already a student? Find the full study programme description and study plan here

Student exchange

By going on exchange to one of our partner institutions abroad as part of your studies, you will have an opportunity to get a unique education. In addition to improving your career opportunities, you grow as a person and gain the ability to greater reflect on the topics you study as part of your degree. All about exchange

Exchange semester

Semester 3

As a student in MSc Business Administration, you have the possibility to study abroad at one UiS partner institutions. This is a unique chance to get an international perspective on your studies. Abroad, you will experience different approaches to the subjects, and our international partners offer other combinations of courses than UiS. By going on exchange, you will experience different cultures and you will get the possibility to broaden your network. The international experience that you will gain through an exchange abroad will also make you a more attractive job candidate for internationally oriented firms.

Exchange scheme

We recommend students who are going on exchange abroad have regular progression in their study plan by completing the first 60 credits of the programme.

Choice of courses

The exchange semester has 30 ECTS elective courses, which means that you can choose freely which courses you would like to study abroad. A semester abroad is a good opportunity to take courses that UiS does not offer. A good tip is to think about your specialisation and your field of interest.

The courses you choose need to be at a corresponding level to where you are in your study program. It is also important that they do not overlap in content with the courses you have taken or will take later in the study program. In addition, there is a requirement to have a broad composition of courses in your study program. 

It is important that you apply for pre-approval of the courses you will take abroad by 15 February. UiS Business School invites all students who have applied for an exchange to a workshop on selection and pre-approval of courses.



Contact

Guidance and pre-approval of courses:

Anne Lin Brobakke



General information about exchange: Exchange guide in Digital student service desk

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Student exchange
  • All countries

    Linköping University

    Linkøpings universitet er et av Sveriges største universitet med en sterk tradisjon for samarbeid over landegrenser. Universitetet er kjent for sin innovative profil innenfor forskning og utdanning, og er som UiS medlem av nettverket European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

    University of Leuven

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) ble grunnlagt i 1425, og byen og universitetet bærer preg av lange universitetstradisjoner. KU Leuven er et dynamisk og internasjonalt universitet som årlig tiltrekker seg rundt 7000 internasjonale studenter.

    Catholic University of Lille

    Reis på Erasmus+-utveksling til Lille!

    EDC Paris Business School

    Bli Erasmus+-student i ein av dei finaste hovudstadene i Europa!

    Rennes School of Business

    Gjør som mange andre internasjonale studenter og bli student ved Rennes School of Business i den vestlige delen av Frankrike!

    Ecole supérieure de Commerce de Montpellier

    Studer ved en av de best rangerte Business School i Europa!

    University of Verona

    Vær flittig Erasmus+-student i vakre Nord-Italia!

    University of Twente, Enschede

    Opplev Europa og det internasjonale studiemiljøet i Nederland. University of Twente er UiS sitt partneruniversitet i ECIU-nettverket og tilbyr utvekslingsmuligheter for mange studenter ved UiS. University of Twente er et moderne og innovativt campus-universitet som satser stort på entreprenørskap og har mer enn 9000 studenter.

    Gdansk University of Technology

    Gdansk University of Technology er et universitet med over 100 år gamle lange tradisjoner og stort fokus på internasjonalisering. Reis til Gdansk for det ultimate utvekslingsoppholdet!

    Kozminski University

    Kozminksi University er det mest internasjonale universitetet i Polen og har i en årrekke blitt rangert høyt på Financial Times' kåring over gode «business schools». Studerer du økonomi og administrasjon så bør du ikke la denne muligheten gå fra deg! Universitetet har også et svært godt tilbud for juss-studenter.

    ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

    Bli Erasmus+-student i en av Europas flotteste hovedsteder!

    Newcastle University

    Nå har du muligheten til å studere på et av de beste universitetene i Storbritannia. Ta turen til vakre Newcastle og bli en del av et internasjonalt studentmiljø.

    University of the West of Scotland

    Studerer du økonomi og administrasjon og er på utkikk etter eit spennande studietilbod i Skottland? Nå har du sjansen til å bli ein del av studentmiljøet ved University of the West of Scotland (UWS).

    Oxford Brookes University

    Har du drømt om å bo og studere i en av verdens mest kjente studentbyer? Avtalen med Oxford Brookes University gir deg muligheten til å bli en del av studentmiljøet i en by med lange akademiske tradisjoner.

    Ozyegin University

    Özyeĝin University ligger i fantastiske Istanbul i Tyrkia. Universitetet åpnet sine dører i 2008 og har fokus på entreprenørskap og innovasjon. Dette er en unik mulighet til å bo og studere i den eneste byen i verden som ligger i to verdensdeler.

    SRH University Berlin

    Er du interessert i å oppleve storbyen Berlin samtidig som du ønsker å studere ved et lite, tysk universitet som har fokus på den enkelte student, så er SRH Hochschule Berlin det riktige valget for deg.

    Westphalian Wilhelms University Münster

    Studerer du økonomi eller juss og er på jakt etter en spennende mulighet i Tyskland? Reis på Erasmus+-utveksling til University of Münster!

    Karl Franzens University of Graz

    Ønsker du å studere i historiske omgivelser så Karl Franzens Universität i Graz universitetet for deg! Graz er Østerrikes nest største by og hovedstad i delstaten Steiermark. Gamlebyen og Schloss Eggenberg utenfor sentrum ble i 1999 satt på UNESCO verdensarvliste.

    Technical University of Ostrava

    Bli utvekslingstudent i en av Europas mest pulserende studentbyer!

    The University of Tokyo

    Chonnam National University

    Universitetet i Stavanger har inngått en avtale om studentutveksling med Chonnam National University. Avtalen gjelder utveksling for både bachelor- og masterstudenter ved UiS.

    Chonnam National University er et statlig universitet som ligger i byen Gwangju. Universitetet ble etablert i 1952, på askene av koreakrigen, med ønske om å bygge opp landet gjennom utdannelse og demokrati. I dag har universitetet over 34 000 studenter og har stor fokus på globalt fellesskap og internasjonalt samarbeid.

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Unik mulighet for deg som vil studere økonomifag i USA med fokus på anvendt kunnskap!

    California State University-Los Angeles

    California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) er en del av det anerkjente California State University, som er USAs fjerde største universitet.

    Griffith University

    Griffith University er en populær utvekslingsdestinasjon for UiS-studenter. Universitetet er et særlig godt valg for studenter innen musikk/dans, hotell/turisme og business.

    Central Queensland University

    Central Queensland University (CQU) i Rockhampton har et flott campusområde og er et universitet der personlig oppfølging og samarbeid med foreleserne tillegges stor vekt. Dersom du foretrekker en rolig og avslappet livsstil i Australias "outback", er CQU et godt valg.

    Queensland University of Technology

    Queensland University of Technology (QUT) er et av Australias største universitet med 40 000 studenter og en stor andel internasjonale studenter. Reis "down under" og bli en del av dette studentmiljøet du også!

  • Sweden

    Linköping University

    Linkøpings universitet er et av Sveriges største universitet med en sterk tradisjon for samarbeid over landegrenser. Universitetet er kjent for sin innovative profil innenfor forskning og utdanning, og er som UiS medlem av nettverket European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

  • Belgium

    University of Leuven

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) ble grunnlagt i 1425, og byen og universitetet bærer preg av lange universitetstradisjoner. KU Leuven er et dynamisk og internasjonalt universitet som årlig tiltrekker seg rundt 7000 internasjonale studenter.

  • France

    Catholic University of Lille

    Reis på Erasmus+-utveksling til Lille!

    EDC Paris Business School

    Bli Erasmus+-student i ein av dei finaste hovudstadene i Europa!

    Rennes School of Business

    Gjør som mange andre internasjonale studenter og bli student ved Rennes School of Business i den vestlige delen av Frankrike!

    Ecole supérieure de Commerce de Montpellier

    Studer ved en av de best rangerte Business School i Europa!

  • Italy

    University of Verona

    Vær flittig Erasmus+-student i vakre Nord-Italia!

  • Netherlands

    University of Twente, Enschede

    Opplev Europa og det internasjonale studiemiljøet i Nederland. University of Twente er UiS sitt partneruniversitet i ECIU-nettverket og tilbyr utvekslingsmuligheter for mange studenter ved UiS. University of Twente er et moderne og innovativt campus-universitet som satser stort på entreprenørskap og har mer enn 9000 studenter.

  • Poland

    Gdansk University of Technology

    Gdansk University of Technology er et universitet med over 100 år gamle lange tradisjoner og stort fokus på internasjonalisering. Reis til Gdansk for det ultimate utvekslingsoppholdet!

    Kozminski University

    Kozminksi University er det mest internasjonale universitetet i Polen og har i en årrekke blitt rangert høyt på Financial Times' kåring over gode «business schools». Studerer du økonomi og administrasjon så bør du ikke la denne muligheten gå fra deg! Universitetet har også et svært godt tilbud for juss-studenter.

  • Portugal

    ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

    Bli Erasmus+-student i en av Europas flotteste hovedsteder!

  • United Kingdom

    Newcastle University

    Nå har du muligheten til å studere på et av de beste universitetene i Storbritannia. Ta turen til vakre Newcastle og bli en del av et internasjonalt studentmiljø.

    University of the West of Scotland

    Studerer du økonomi og administrasjon og er på utkikk etter eit spennande studietilbod i Skottland? Nå har du sjansen til å bli ein del av studentmiljøet ved University of the West of Scotland (UWS).

    Oxford Brookes University

    Har du drømt om å bo og studere i en av verdens mest kjente studentbyer? Avtalen med Oxford Brookes University gir deg muligheten til å bli en del av studentmiljøet i en by med lange akademiske tradisjoner.

  • Turkey

    Ozyegin University

    Özyeĝin University ligger i fantastiske Istanbul i Tyrkia. Universitetet åpnet sine dører i 2008 og har fokus på entreprenørskap og innovasjon. Dette er en unik mulighet til å bo og studere i den eneste byen i verden som ligger i to verdensdeler.

  • Germany

    SRH University Berlin

    Er du interessert i å oppleve storbyen Berlin samtidig som du ønsker å studere ved et lite, tysk universitet som har fokus på den enkelte student, så er SRH Hochschule Berlin det riktige valget for deg.

    Westphalian Wilhelms University Münster

    Studerer du økonomi eller juss og er på jakt etter en spennende mulighet i Tyskland? Reis på Erasmus+-utveksling til University of Münster!

  • Austria

    Karl Franzens University of Graz

    Ønsker du å studere i historiske omgivelser så Karl Franzens Universität i Graz universitetet for deg! Graz er Østerrikes nest største by og hovedstad i delstaten Steiermark. Gamlebyen og Schloss Eggenberg utenfor sentrum ble i 1999 satt på UNESCO verdensarvliste.

  • Czechia

    Technical University of Ostrava

    Bli utvekslingstudent i en av Europas mest pulserende studentbyer!

  • Japan

    The University of Tokyo

  • South Korea

    Chonnam National University

    Universitetet i Stavanger har inngått en avtale om studentutveksling med Chonnam National University. Avtalen gjelder utveksling for både bachelor- og masterstudenter ved UiS.

    Chonnam National University er et statlig universitet som ligger i byen Gwangju. Universitetet ble etablert i 1952, på askene av koreakrigen, med ønske om å bygge opp landet gjennom utdannelse og demokrati. I dag har universitetet over 34 000 studenter og har stor fokus på globalt fellesskap og internasjonalt samarbeid.

  • United States

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Unik mulighet for deg som vil studere økonomifag i USA med fokus på anvendt kunnskap!

    California State University-Los Angeles

    California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) er en del av det anerkjente California State University, som er USAs fjerde største universitet.

  • Australia

    Griffith University

    Griffith University er en populær utvekslingsdestinasjon for UiS-studenter. Universitetet er et særlig godt valg for studenter innen musikk/dans, hotell/turisme og business.

    Central Queensland University

    Central Queensland University (CQU) i Rockhampton har et flott campusområde og er et universitet der personlig oppfølging og samarbeid med foreleserne tillegges stor vekt. Dersom du foretrekker en rolig og avslappet livsstil i Australias "outback", er CQU et godt valg.

    Queensland University of Technology

    Queensland University of Technology (QUT) er et av Australias største universitet med 40 000 studenter og en stor andel internasjonale studenter. Reis "down under" og bli en del av dette studentmiljøet du også!

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