University of Stavanger Business School

The UiS Business School has highly competent researchers and staff who offer some of the most sought after study opportunities in Norway.

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About UiS Business School

The University of Stavanger Business School is an internationally oriented business school with a strong regional identity.

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The UiS Business School

The UiS Business School is a business school situated in Stavanger, Norway, and a faculty under the University of Stavanger. The school has approximately 1400 students and about 120 employees. The School is a member of The EFMD Global, The European Law Faculties Association (ELFA) and The AACSB: Global Business Education Network.

Academic programmes

The UiS Business School offer five study programmes: bachelor programmes in Business Administration and in Law. Graduate programmes are the Master of Science programmes in Business Administration, in Business Law and in Accounting and Auditing. In addition, the school also offer a PhD programme and an Executive MBA programme.

All organisations need the expertise to manage strategic development and ensure sustainable use of resources. This is the core of our study programs and our graduates qualify for jobs in the industry, banking and finance, auditing and IT, wide-scale advisory services in both public and private sectors.


The UiS Business School is organized into four departments:

The Centre for Innovation Research, and the CIAM – The Collaborative Competence Cluster for Industrial Asset Management is also associated with the UiS Business School.

Faculty and staff

Our faculty members and administrative 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 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 the school aquired the status of a faculty in 2018 and is now one of six faculties at the University of Stavanger.

Departments and faculty

Academic Programmes

Bachelor in Business Administration

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Bachelor in Law

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Master in Law

Language of instruction: Norwegian

MSc Accounting and Auditing

Language of instruction: Norwegian

PhD Programme

The Research School in Economics and Business Administration

Executive MBA

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Meet some current and former students

Hesam Salehi

MSc Business Administrsation - Strategic Marketing and Analytics

Marie Larsen Gellein

MSc Business Administration - Economics and Applied Finance

Chandan Podder

MSc Business Administrasion - Strategic Marketing and Analytics

Syed Aqib Ali

MSc Business Administration - Strategy and Leadership

Nhi Le

MSc Business Administration - Economics and Applied Finance

Serinha Murgorgo

MSc Business Administration - Business Development and Innovation

Navid Hasan

MSc Business Administration - Business Development and Innovation

Alina Isaevskaya

MSc Business Administration - Strategy and Leadership

Tanveer Ahmed

MSc Business Administrasion - Strategic Marketing and Analytics


UiS Business School Seminar: How Uncertainty Shapes the Spatial Economy

Wed. 18.10.2023


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UiS Business School Seminar: The Birth of a Multinational: Innovation and Foreign Acquisitions

Wed. 01.11.2023


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UiS Business School Seminar: Product ratings and externalities

Wed. 15.11.2023


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News from UiS Business School

Teaching students how to use AI

Acquiring proficiency in AI technology will be pivotal in the future job market. At the University of Stavanger Business...

Rune Dahl Fitjar is the new head of the Center for Innovation Research

Fitjar is a professor in innovation studies and comes from the position of Vice-Rector for Innovation and Society at the...

New Program Advisory Board for MSc in Business Administration established

In order to improve the quality and relevance of the MSc in Business Administration program, UiS Business School has est...

Become a teaching assistant at UiS Business School!

We are looking for talented and motivated students who want to combine their studies with a job during fall 2023. The ap...

– The program is top-notch, prestigious, challenging, engaging, and world-class

Hesam Salehi has a master's degree in business administration with a specialisation in strategic marketing and analytics...

Extended partnership between UiS and Norway Summit

The UiS Business School has announced the extension of its partnership with the business conference Norway Summit.

Chandan hopes to be a pioneering marketer and entrepreneur

That's why he chose to study Business Administration at the UiS Business School.

Master program in Law for UiS

UiS Business School has gotten permission to start up a two-year master's program in law. The language of instruction wi...

Robert Kreuzbauer is promoted to Professor in Strategy

His research focuses on the theoretical and empirical study of companies' innovation and branding strategy and strategic...

Prestigious award to a researcher from UiS Business School

Elham Ghazimatin is awarded the «Robert Lusch Early Career Research Award» for her research in marketing.

– What I liked most about UiS and the Business School is the degree of internationalization

UiS Business School and Centre for Innovation Research have had two guest researchers this semester.

– UiS ticked all the boxes for an appropriate international master's program

Syed Aqib Ali is taking the MSc in Business Administration at UiS Business School. He patted himself on the shoulder for...

– To get the opportunity to publish our own research means a lot

Two master students from UiS Business School have got their research published in an international journal

Students learn about motivation through working as consultants

In Economics of Motivations at UiS Business School, students participated in a case competition as consultants. The winn...

MSc students brought their case studies to a wind farm

– It was perfect that we could go out and see it with our own eyes, says Professor Gorm Kipperberg.

– This is an excellent achievement for our master' students

Three master students from UiS Business School are one of two finalists in the international marketing competition DMC.

– The expertise you get through the MSc in Business Administration gives a good foundation for any job in economics and finance

Marie Larsen Gellein has taken three degrees at UiS Business School. After taken the MSc in Business Administration, she...

Andrea Minto is promoted to professor in Law

The academic environment in the Department of Accounting and Law at UiS Business School is strengthening.

Research-Norway needs international students

Op-Ed Columnist: We believe that master's students are our youngest researchers. We are therefore very worried that we w...

KÅKÅ|nomics 2022: The biggest and most fun economic festival in the Nordic countries!

KÅKÅ|nomics 2022 is arranged from October 26. to October 29. in Stavanger. UiS Business School is a partner and co-organ...

Learn about clean energy and the green transition at UiS's new conference

UiS Business Schools' «Clean Energy Law and Economics Conference» is a new yearly conference in Stavanger that will expl...

Learning to create interventions that can change lives

Ph.D.-students and UiS faculty spent a full week diving into the methodology of behavioural interventions from Dr. David...

Serinha thought her new master's degree at UiS sounded futuristic

Serinha Murgorgo was looking for an international degree in innovation and chose UiS Business School. – Business develop...

– It is amazing to have Eric Bettinger giving a course here at UiS

He is one of the foremost RCTs experts and has again taught PhD-students from all over Europe at UiS.

Start-up company want the students' solutions

Ashley Moran participated in several InGenious challenges as a student at UiS. Now she is returning to the university wi...

Silje Haus-Reve is promoted to tenure

It is impressive how she has qualified for tenure through this demanding tenure-track in a short amount of time, says De...

Two intensive MSc years have got an extra intensive and educational start

To be best prepared for two demanding years, the master's program in Business Administration at UiS Business School has ...

Ola Kvaløy is awarded with The Leadership Quarterly Best Article Award

The award comes from one of the worlds leading journals on management research.

One of the world's foremost experts in econometrics taught PhD students

Professor in economics Magne Mogstad from the University of Chicago taught econometrics to PhD students from all over Eu...

Mari Rege will lead an expert group for children in poverty

The new expert group appointed by the Norwegian government is led by Mari Rege, an economics professor at UiS Business S...

Nhi Le chose UiS because she wants to impact the environment positively. Her background landed her a job in Vår Energi

Nhi Le's goal was to study and find the answers to how she could make the world a better place for human beings. The eco...

Landed a summer internship at Laerdal Medical

My summer job: Navid is working with simulation-based learning for healthcare education.

Marte C.W. Solheim is a new Professor in Innovation Studies

Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim is promoted to Professor in Innovation Studies at UiS Business School. Her research com...

Publication Prize for Professor Kenneth Wathne

Professor of Marketing at UiS Business School, Kenneth Henning Wathne, has received the publication prize of the most em...

Anders Åkerman is new Professor of Economics at UiS

Anders Åkerman is promoted to Professor of Economics at UiS Business School. He is mainly working on issues related to t...

Dengjun Zhang is the new Professor of Accounting

Dengjun Zhang is promoted to professor of accounting at the UiS Business School. His recent research focuses on economic...

Hongyan Shi is a new professor in Marketing

As a new professor at UiS Business School, Hongyan Shi wants to help students build their skills in decision-making.

Strong applicant numbers from international students to UiS Business School

The number of international applicants to the Master of Science in Business Administration has increased by over 70 perc...

Kenneth H. Wathne appointed member of the 2022 Louis W. Stern Award Committee

Professor Kenneth H. Wathne from the UiS Business School is appointed member of the 2022 Louis W. Stern Award Committee.

Contribution to the Swedish Corona Commission

The Swedish Corona Commission released its report on February 24. Associate professor Anders Åkerman at UiS Business Sch...


The University of Stavanger Business School has a wide and skilled research environment within Economics, Business, Law, Innovation and Management.

Main Areas of Expertise

  • Economics
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing

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.

Vice Dean of Research

Ragnar Tveterås is the Vice Dean of Research at UiS Business School.

The Research School in Economics and Business Administration

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

Centre for Innovation Research

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 – 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. Read more on the CIAM web page

Selected research projects

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Visiting adress

Campus Ullandhaug Elise Ottesen-Jensens hus, 2nd floor Kjell Arholms gate 35, 4021 Stavanger


+47 51 83 15 55

Postal adress

University of Stavanger UiS Business School N-4036 Stavanger Norway