The UiS Business School has highly competent researchers and staff who offer some of the most sought after study opportunities in Norway.
UiS Business School
The origin for the UiS Business School was the establishment of the Rogaland Regional College in Stavanger in 1969 with a two year program in Business Administration.
The regional College became the University College of Rogaland in 1985 and in 1995 changed the name to Høgskolen i Stavanger/Stavanger University College (HiS).
The University of Stavanger UiS was established in 2005 when the former Høgskolen i Stavanger (HiS) received university status. The UiS Business School was established in 2011 and from August 1st 2017 The UiS Business is one of six faculties at the University of Stavanger.
The UiS Business School is organized into four departments:
- Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
- Department of Accounting and Law
- Departement of Economics and Finance
- Administrative Staff and Support
The Centre for Innovation Research, The Center for Entrepreneurship and the CIAM – The Collaborative Competence Cluster for Industrial Asset Management is also associated with UiS Business School.
Faculty and staff
Our 95 faculty members and aministrative staff are highly professional and have a large network of fellow researchers and research institutions both nationally and internationally. For the moment there are 20 doctoral fellows at the UiS Business School. We are closely in contact with the social and business community both in our education and our research .
The UiS Business School offer Bachelor Programmes in Business Administration and in Law. Graudate programmes are The Master of Science Programmes in Business Administration and in Accounting & Auditing. In additon the UIS Business School also offer a PhD-program and an Executive MBA program.
There are 1200 students at the UiS Business School. Of these, 750 students are at bachelor level, 350 at masters level and close to 100 following the Executive MBA program.
The UiS School of Business offers courses from bachelor to doctorate level. By taking some of our master's degree programmes, it's possible to aquire the Norwgian title "siviløkonom" or become a Norwegian State Authorized Public Accountant.
All organizations need expertise to manage strategic development and ensure a sustainable use of resources. This is the core of our study programs and our graduates qualify for jobs in industry, banking and finance, auditing and IT, wide-scale advisory services in both public and private sector.
The University of Stavanger Business School has a wide and skilled research environment within Economics, Business, Law, Innovation and Management.
Main Areas of Expertise
- Accounting and Auditing
Economics: labour economics, behavioral economics, environmental and resource economics, seafood-related research, oil-related research Finance: applied finance Management: leadership, operation management, project management, information management, strategy Marketing: branding, consumer behavior, business to business (B2B), distribution channels, inter-organizational relationships, industrial networks, social networks.
Ragnar Tveterås is the Vice Dean of Research at UiS Business School.
The Research School in Economics and Business Administration (ECOBA) educate researchers who study how people and firms behave and interact within and between organizations and markets. Read more about the Research School in Economics and Business Administration
The University in Stavanger (UiS) and NORCE (former International Research Institute of Stavanger – IRIS) established a joint centre for innovation research. Realizing that most innovation processes take place in organizations, studies of the micro foundations and management of these processes in enterprises and the public sector are essential. Our collaborative studies with industry and governments inform policy and strategy regionally, nationally and internationally. Read more about Centre for Innovation Research
CIAM is a collaborative competence cluster for industrial asset management, and the focus is to make industrial production, manufacturing and process assets more cost effective through continued learning and innovation. Read more on the CIAM web page
Selected On-going Larger Research Projects
Departments, Staff and Faculty Board
Centre for Innovation Research
New ideas and concepts are the key to prosperity and to the wealth and wellbeing of nations, regions and individuals. As the world becomes more globalized, the advanced, high-wage economies must rely on their applied inventiveness to maintain their future prosperity. This has become an imperative for a rich country like Norway and its oil capital the city region of Stavanger.
Furthermore, there is also growing expectations that a large public sector should offer improved and easily accessed services, efficiently produced by innovative processes and distribution channels. Hence the need both for radical reforms and continuous user led innovations. Not surprisingly therefore, innovation has become a major field of study in economics, management, sociology, science and technology, and history.
The University in Stavanger (UiS) and IRIS (International Research Institute of Stavanger – now NORCE) therefore established a joint centre for innovation research. Realizing that most innovation processes take place in organizations, studies of the micro foundations and management of these processes in enterprises and the public sector are essential. Our collaborative studies with industry and governments inform policy and strategy regionally, nationally and internationally.
UiS and IRIS (NORCE) are very grateful to the Stavanger based Gjedebo family for their donation that has made the centre possible.
CIAM – Cluster on Industrial Asset Management
CIAM is a collaborative competence cluster for industrial asset management, and the focus is to make industrial production, manufacturing and process assets more cost effective through continued learning and innovation.
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