Obligatoriske fellesemne
Research Methods for Business and Social Sciences År 1 / Semester 1
MØA103: Research Methods for Business and Social Sciences and MØA104: Data Analytics for Business Decisions is a sequence of methods courses mandatory for first semester master students from all specializations (strategic marketing, innovation, finance, and economics). The former (MØA103) focuses on the scientific process, research design, and introduces the statistical software R and SPSS, whereas the latter (MØA104) focuses on qualitative and quantitative analytical tools relevant for business students.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Tom Brokel
Master Thesis År 2 / Semester 3
The master's thesis is a carefully crafted scholarly document which defines and explores a research question based on original ideas and arguments developed under the influence and inspiration of primary and/or secondary sources. The thesis should have a substantial research component and must be written under the guidance of an advisor. The thesis provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate expertise and represents a test of research independence and self-reliance within his or her field of specialisation.
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Studiepoeng: 30
Course coordinator:
Bjarte Ravndal
Data Analytics for Business Decisions År 1 / Semester 1
MØA103: Research Methods for Business and Social Sciences and MØA104: Data Analytics for Business Decisions is a sequence of methods courses mandatory for first semester master students from all specializations (strategic marketing, innovation, finance, and economics). The former (MØA103) focuses on the scientific process, research design, and introduces the statistical software R and SPSS, whereas the latter (MØA104) focuses on qualitative and quantitative analytical tools relevant for business students.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Yuko Onozaka
Business Decisions År 1 / Semester 1
Running a successful business requires a combination of knowledge of and skills in various business functions, e.g. in strategy and management, economics, finance and accounting, operations, innovation and marketing. In business life, different functions are woven together and knowledge about each of them is necessary for problem solving and good decisions. The course provides an integrated master level introduction to business cases and each of these fields.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Rune Todnem By

Økonomisk-administrative fag - Spesialiseringsretning

Spesialisering strategisk markedsføring
Obligatoriske emner
Developing and Marketing Innovations År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is the lifeblood of modern economies and a key competitive advantage for firms. At the same time, the ultimate success of a new offering, whether a product or service, is fraught with uncertainties. The development and marketing of new products and services is therefore one of the most critical challenges and daunting tasks faced by any firm. The course covers different stages of the development and marketing process, from opportunity identification to launch.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Erik Lee Olson
Strategy and Business Models År 1 / Semester 2
Business is changing. Many of the fundamental developments go beyond mere technological changes or new products and services. Social media, the sharing economy, internet of things, 3D printing each represent both a technological and a business model innovation. This course presents the business model concept, describes a typology of business models, and provides an understanding of the role of strategy as it applies to existing and emerging businesses.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Kenneth Henning Wathne
Digital Marketing År 1 / Semester 2
Digital technology is dramatically changing how customers search for information, purchase products and services, and interact and influence each other. The advent of digital technologies presents firms with tremendous opportunities to obtain access to rich customer data and unique insights into the customers’ decision journey. A key challenge for marketers is to understand how to best use digital technologies to reach and engage customers for creating and claiming value for the firm its key stakeholders. The course provides students with the knowledge of how digital marketing works and develops critical skills for more effective marketing in a digital world.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Elham Ghazimatin
3. semester utveksling eller ved UiS
3. semester utveksling
Utveksling År 2 / Semester 3
3. semester ved UiS
Minor Applied Finance
Minor Applied Finance-obligatoriske emner
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Minor Applied Finance-velg ett emne
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Selskapsrett År 2 / Semester 3
Emnet gir oversikt over sentrale selskapsrettslige spørsmål med hovedfokus på transaksjoner.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Emneansvarlig:
Benn Folkvord
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas
Financial statement analysis and security valuation År 1 / Semester 2
This course is an advanced course in financial statements and valuation at Master's level. It covers techniques of fundamental analysis, such as how financial statements are used in valuation, cash accounting, accrual accounting, forecasting, quality, risk and return.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Marius Sikveland
Developing and Marketing Innovations År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is the lifeblood of modern economies and a key competitive advantage for firms. At the same time, the ultimate success of a new offering, whether a product or service, is fraught with uncertainties. The development and marketing of new products and services is therefore one of the most critical challenges and daunting tasks faced by any firm. The course covers different stages of the development and marketing process, from opportunity identification to launch.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Erik Lee Olson
Strategy and Business Models År 1 / Semester 2
Business is changing. Many of the fundamental developments go beyond mere technological changes or new products and services. Social media, the sharing economy, internet of things, 3D printing each represent both a technological and a business model innovation. This course presents the business model concept, describes a typology of business models, and provides an understanding of the role of strategy as it applies to existing and emerging businesses.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Kenneth Henning Wathne
Digital Marketing År 1 / Semester 2
Digital technology is dramatically changing how customers search for information, purchase products and services, and interact and influence each other. The advent of digital technologies presents firms with tremendous opportunities to obtain access to rich customer data and unique insights into the customers’ decision journey. A key challenge for marketers is to understand how to best use digital technologies to reach and engage customers for creating and claiming value for the firm its key stakeholders. The course provides students with the knowledge of how digital marketing works and develops critical skills for more effective marketing in a digital world.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Elham Ghazimatin
Investments År 1 / Semester 2
This course is about investement decisions, particularly investments in financial assets. To make informed investment decisions one first need an understanding of available assets, their payoff stuctures, and how they are priced. Secondly, one needs an understanding of how to combine assets into portfolios, and determining the optimal portfolio for a given investor. The specific topics covered in detail in this course are pricing of financial assets, such as stocks and bonds, portfolio theory, asset pricing and portfolio evaluation.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Peter Molnar
Derivater og risikostyring i energi- og råvaremarkeder År 1 / Semester 2
The development of a pricing formula for options (The Black Scholes formula) was the start of a revolution in finance. The result of this revolution has been a proliferation of market places for trading derivative securities, such as futures and options, and a continued expansion in the risks one can hedge using derivatives. This course develops tools for understanding and using derivatives. First, we discuss the various types of derivatives, and ways to price them. Second, we discuss the ways in which corporations can use derivatives to hedge risks, and, as importantly, when to hedge.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bård Misund
Innovation Studies År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is increasingly important for the development and competitiveness of firms and economies. Today's most successful firms compete mainly through innovation, whether in the form of continuous development of new products, improvement of processes or organizational forms, or identification of new markets. In order to survive in the knowledge economy, firms need strategies for what kind of innovations to pursue and how to promote innovation by designing the necessary preconditions. Equally, economies develop mainly through innovation, by moving their workforces into new and more productive industries in the economy. To promote development, regions and countries need policies for innovation. In this context, knowledge and understanding of innovation is an important asset. Through this course, students will develop their understanding of innovation and its role in the broader economy, as well as the factors contributing to innovation in firms. The course provides a broad introduction to the literature in innovation studies, drawing on contributions and perspectives from a variety of academic disciplines, including economics, management studies, geography, sociology, and other social sciences. It will cover current debates in the scholarly literature related to the role of innovation in the economy, different models of innovation, and perspectives on how to promote innovation both from the perspective of individual firms and policy-makers.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim
Corporate Finance and Control År 1 / Semester 2
All businesses finance their operations; and in so doing, they make corporate finance decisions. This includes decisions on how to source capital from financial markets, the choice between different capital providers and the optimal level of indebtedness and liquidity. To make these decisions, corporations also need knowledge on their own business risk, their potential investment projects and the functioning of financial markets. All of these issues are important aspects of this course.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Lars Mattias Hamberg
Economics of Innovation År 1 / Semester 2
Product and process innovation determine firms' growth, productivity and profitability. This course provides economic theories which are useful tools for understanding and analyzing the economic considerations of firms when they make decisions on investments in innovation processes. Such investments frequently involve substantial economic risks, and firms may also face significant challenges in appropriating all the economic returns from their investments. These and other market failures give governments a rationale to support research and development in several ways to ensure that the society undertakes sufficient investments in knowledge production and innovation. The course also analyses the roles of government and the effects of various policies and instruments on private firms' innovation processes.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ragnar Tveterås
Applied Learning Experience År 1 / Semester 2
The applied learning experience relies on work-integrated learning (WIL), in which students interact with collaborating firms. In order to prepare for employment, students are also trained in business culture and behavior, and gain practical skills such as oral presentations and soft skills.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Kenneth Henning Wathne
Management of Innovation År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is increasingly important for the development and competitiveness of firms. Today’s most successful firms compete mainly through innovation, whether in the form of continuous development of new products, improvement of processes or organizational forms, or identification of new markets. In order to survive in the knowledge economy, firms need strategies for what kind of innovations to pursue and how to promote innovation by designing the necessary preconditions. In this context, knowledge and understanding of innovation is an important asset. Through this course, students will develop a critical perspective of the firm strategies for the management of the innovation process. Through investigation of the innovation processes in the real private or public organization during the course, students will acquire the skills to assist in managing the firm innovation process.

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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Tatiana Aleksandrovna Iakovleva
Minor Economic Analysis
Minor Economic Analysis - obligatoriske emner
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Minor Economic Analysis - velg ett emne
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Selskapsrett År 2 / Semester 3
Emnet gir oversikt over sentrale selskapsrettslige spørsmål med hovedfokus på transaksjoner.
Les mer om Selskapsrett
Studiepoeng: 10
Emneansvarlig:
Benn Folkvord
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
Les mer om Supply Chain and Lean Management
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
Les mer om Corporate Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
Les mer om Cases in Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas
Frie valgemner 3. semester
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
Les mer om Managing Strategic Partnerships
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Selskapsrett År 2 / Semester 3
Emnet gir oversikt over sentrale selskapsrettslige spørsmål med hovedfokus på transaksjoner.
Les mer om Selskapsrett
Studiepoeng: 10
Emneansvarlig:
Benn Folkvord
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
Les mer om Supply Chain and Lean Management
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
Les mer om Economics of Motivation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
Les mer om Corporate Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
Les mer om Environmental and Resource Economics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
Les mer om Cases in Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
Les mer om Knowledge-based entrepreneurship
Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas
Spesialisering innovasjon
Obligatoriske emner
Economics of Innovation År 1 / Semester 2
Product and process innovation determine firms' growth, productivity and profitability. This course provides economic theories which are useful tools for understanding and analyzing the economic considerations of firms when they make decisions on investments in innovation processes. Such investments frequently involve substantial economic risks, and firms may also face significant challenges in appropriating all the economic returns from their investments. These and other market failures give governments a rationale to support research and development in several ways to ensure that the society undertakes sufficient investments in knowledge production and innovation. The course also analyses the roles of government and the effects of various policies and instruments on private firms' innovation processes.
Les mer om Economics of Innovation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ragnar Tveterås
Innovation Studies År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is increasingly important for the development and competitiveness of firms and economies. Today's most successful firms compete mainly through innovation, whether in the form of continuous development of new products, improvement of processes or organizational forms, or identification of new markets. In order to survive in the knowledge economy, firms need strategies for what kind of innovations to pursue and how to promote innovation by designing the necessary preconditions. Equally, economies develop mainly through innovation, by moving their workforces into new and more productive industries in the economy. To promote development, regions and countries need policies for innovation. In this context, knowledge and understanding of innovation is an important asset. Through this course, students will develop their understanding of innovation and its role in the broader economy, as well as the factors contributing to innovation in firms. The course provides a broad introduction to the literature in innovation studies, drawing on contributions and perspectives from a variety of academic disciplines, including economics, management studies, geography, sociology, and other social sciences. It will cover current debates in the scholarly literature related to the role of innovation in the economy, different models of innovation, and perspectives on how to promote innovation both from the perspective of individual firms and policy-makers.
Les mer om Innovation Studies
Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim
Management of Innovation År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is increasingly important for the development and competitiveness of firms. Today’s most successful firms compete mainly through innovation, whether in the form of continuous development of new products, improvement of processes or organizational forms, or identification of new markets. In order to survive in the knowledge economy, firms need strategies for what kind of innovations to pursue and how to promote innovation by designing the necessary preconditions. In this context, knowledge and understanding of innovation is an important asset. Through this course, students will develop a critical perspective of the firm strategies for the management of the innovation process. Through investigation of the innovation processes in the real private or public organization during the course, students will acquire the skills to assist in managing the firm innovation process.

Les mer om Management of Innovation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Tatiana Aleksandrovna Iakovleva
3. semester utveksling eller ved UiS
3. semester utveksling
Utveksling År 2 / Semester 3
3. semester ved UiS
Minor Applied Finance
Minor Applied Finance-obligatoriske emner
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
Les mer om Corporate Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
Les mer om Cases in Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Minor Applied Finance-velg ett emne
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
Les mer om Managing Strategic Partnerships
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
Les mer om Advanced Marketing Analytics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Selskapsrett År 2 / Semester 3
Emnet gir oversikt over sentrale selskapsrettslige spørsmål med hovedfokus på transaksjoner.
Les mer om Selskapsrett
Studiepoeng: 10
Emneansvarlig:
Benn Folkvord
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
Les mer om Supply Chain and Lean Management
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
Les mer om Economics of Motivation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas
Financial statement analysis and security valuation År 1 / Semester 2
This course is an advanced course in financial statements and valuation at Master's level. It covers techniques of fundamental analysis, such as how financial statements are used in valuation, cash accounting, accrual accounting, forecasting, quality, risk and return.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Marius Sikveland
Developing and Marketing Innovations År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is the lifeblood of modern economies and a key competitive advantage for firms. At the same time, the ultimate success of a new offering, whether a product or service, is fraught with uncertainties. The development and marketing of new products and services is therefore one of the most critical challenges and daunting tasks faced by any firm. The course covers different stages of the development and marketing process, from opportunity identification to launch.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Erik Lee Olson
Strategy and Business Models År 1 / Semester 2
Business is changing. Many of the fundamental developments go beyond mere technological changes or new products and services. Social media, the sharing economy, internet of things, 3D printing each represent both a technological and a business model innovation. This course presents the business model concept, describes a typology of business models, and provides an understanding of the role of strategy as it applies to existing and emerging businesses.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Kenneth Henning Wathne
Digital Marketing År 1 / Semester 2
Digital technology is dramatically changing how customers search for information, purchase products and services, and interact and influence each other. The advent of digital technologies presents firms with tremendous opportunities to obtain access to rich customer data and unique insights into the customers’ decision journey. A key challenge for marketers is to understand how to best use digital technologies to reach and engage customers for creating and claiming value for the firm its key stakeholders. The course provides students with the knowledge of how digital marketing works and develops critical skills for more effective marketing in a digital world.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Elham Ghazimatin
Investments År 1 / Semester 2
This course is about investement decisions, particularly investments in financial assets. To make informed investment decisions one first need an understanding of available assets, their payoff stuctures, and how they are priced. Secondly, one needs an understanding of how to combine assets into portfolios, and determining the optimal portfolio for a given investor. The specific topics covered in detail in this course are pricing of financial assets, such as stocks and bonds, portfolio theory, asset pricing and portfolio evaluation.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Peter Molnar
Derivater og risikostyring i energi- og råvaremarkeder År 1 / Semester 2
The development of a pricing formula for options (The Black Scholes formula) was the start of a revolution in finance. The result of this revolution has been a proliferation of market places for trading derivative securities, such as futures and options, and a continued expansion in the risks one can hedge using derivatives. This course develops tools for understanding and using derivatives. First, we discuss the various types of derivatives, and ways to price them. Second, we discuss the ways in which corporations can use derivatives to hedge risks, and, as importantly, when to hedge.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bård Misund
Innovation Studies År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is increasingly important for the development and competitiveness of firms and economies. Today's most successful firms compete mainly through innovation, whether in the form of continuous development of new products, improvement of processes or organizational forms, or identification of new markets. In order to survive in the knowledge economy, firms need strategies for what kind of innovations to pursue and how to promote innovation by designing the necessary preconditions. Equally, economies develop mainly through innovation, by moving their workforces into new and more productive industries in the economy. To promote development, regions and countries need policies for innovation. In this context, knowledge and understanding of innovation is an important asset. Through this course, students will develop their understanding of innovation and its role in the broader economy, as well as the factors contributing to innovation in firms. The course provides a broad introduction to the literature in innovation studies, drawing on contributions and perspectives from a variety of academic disciplines, including economics, management studies, geography, sociology, and other social sciences. It will cover current debates in the scholarly literature related to the role of innovation in the economy, different models of innovation, and perspectives on how to promote innovation both from the perspective of individual firms and policy-makers.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim
Corporate Finance and Control År 1 / Semester 2
All businesses finance their operations; and in so doing, they make corporate finance decisions. This includes decisions on how to source capital from financial markets, the choice between different capital providers and the optimal level of indebtedness and liquidity. To make these decisions, corporations also need knowledge on their own business risk, their potential investment projects and the functioning of financial markets. All of these issues are important aspects of this course.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Lars Mattias Hamberg
Economics of Innovation År 1 / Semester 2
Product and process innovation determine firms' growth, productivity and profitability. This course provides economic theories which are useful tools for understanding and analyzing the economic considerations of firms when they make decisions on investments in innovation processes. Such investments frequently involve substantial economic risks, and firms may also face significant challenges in appropriating all the economic returns from their investments. These and other market failures give governments a rationale to support research and development in several ways to ensure that the society undertakes sufficient investments in knowledge production and innovation. The course also analyses the roles of government and the effects of various policies and instruments on private firms' innovation processes.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ragnar Tveterås
Applied Learning Experience År 1 / Semester 2
The applied learning experience relies on work-integrated learning (WIL), in which students interact with collaborating firms. In order to prepare for employment, students are also trained in business culture and behavior, and gain practical skills such as oral presentations and soft skills.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Kenneth Henning Wathne
Management of Innovation År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is increasingly important for the development and competitiveness of firms. Today’s most successful firms compete mainly through innovation, whether in the form of continuous development of new products, improvement of processes or organizational forms, or identification of new markets. In order to survive in the knowledge economy, firms need strategies for what kind of innovations to pursue and how to promote innovation by designing the necessary preconditions. In this context, knowledge and understanding of innovation is an important asset. Through this course, students will develop a critical perspective of the firm strategies for the management of the innovation process. Through investigation of the innovation processes in the real private or public organization during the course, students will acquire the skills to assist in managing the firm innovation process.

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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Tatiana Aleksandrovna Iakovleva
Minor Economic Analysis
Minor Economic Analysis - obligatoriske emner
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Minor Economic Analysis - velg ett emne
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Selskapsrett År 2 / Semester 3
Emnet gir oversikt over sentrale selskapsrettslige spørsmål med hovedfokus på transaksjoner.
Les mer om Selskapsrett
Studiepoeng: 10
Emneansvarlig:
Benn Folkvord
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas
Minor Strategic Marketing and Analytics
Minor Strategic Marketing and Analytics - obligatoriske emner
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Minor Strategic Marketing and Analytics - Velg ett emne
Selskapsrett År 2 / Semester 3
Emnet gir oversikt over sentrale selskapsrettslige spørsmål med hovedfokus på transaksjoner.
Les mer om Selskapsrett
Studiepoeng: 10
Emneansvarlig:
Benn Folkvord
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
Les mer om Supply Chain and Lean Management
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
Les mer om Economics of Motivation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
Les mer om Corporate Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
Les mer om Environmental and Resource Economics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas
Frie valgemner 3. semester
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Selskapsrett År 2 / Semester 3
Emnet gir oversikt over sentrale selskapsrettslige spørsmål med hovedfokus på transaksjoner.
Les mer om Selskapsrett
Studiepoeng: 10
Emneansvarlig:
Benn Folkvord
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
Les mer om Supply Chain and Lean Management
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
Les mer om Economics of Motivation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
Les mer om Corporate Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
Les mer om Environmental and Resource Economics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas
Spesialisering økonomisk analyse
Obligatoriske emner
Microeconomics År 1 / Semester 2
This is a Master's-level course in microeconomics ("mikroøkonomi"). Upon completion of the course, it is
expected that students will have attained the analytical skills necessary to conduct formal mathematical
and graphical examinations of consumer choice, producer decisions, and market formations. Students are
also expected to have developed a deeper understanding of market structures, welfare analysis,
choices made under risk and uncertainty, and strategic interactions between and within firms.
Microeconomic analysis provides critical tools for leaders in business environments, analysts in policy
planning and resource management, and researchers within both the private and public sectors.
In the words of J. M. Keynes: "The theory of economics does not furnish a body of settled conclusions
immediately applicable to policy. It is a method rather than a doctrine, an apparatus of the mind,
a technique of thinking which helps its possessor to draw correct conclusions."
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Gorm Kipperberg
Macroeconomics År 1 / Semester 2
This course considers economic theory, quantitative methods and empirical insights relevant for the analysis of key macroeconomic issues such as i) business cycles, ii) growth and management of national wealth, iii) macroeconomic policy and iv) international macroeconomics and trade. A particular feature of the course is its applied focus, highlighting the interaction between global macroeconomic developments, financial markets and the corporate sector.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Øystein Thøgersen
3. semester utveksling eller ved UiS
3. semester utveksling
Utveksling År 2 / Semester 3
Velg ett emne i 2. semester
Empirical Labor Economics År 1 / Semester 2
This course is designed to help students understand the principles underlying both labor demand and labor supply. The main themes include (but are not restricted to):
  • Labor supply and individual trade-offs between working and leisure
  • Parental labor force participation
  • Welfare and labor supply
  • Labor demand and firms decisions on employment
  • The effects of taxation on labor demand
  • Human capital model
  • Spence signalling model
  • Returns to education

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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Eric Perry Bettinger
Economics of Energy Markets År 1 / Semester 2
This course builds understanding of the global energy situation, energy and climate policies, and the market outlook for various energy carriers. Coverage includes conventional power generation, wind power, solar energy, oil and natural gas. Drivers of demand, supply and price formation will be explored, including their relationship to resource scarcity, technology and innovation, economic factors, and policy variables. Finally, the course explores the macroeconomics of energy market developments for importers and exporters of energy resources.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Lassi Mikael Ahlvik
3. semester ved UiS
Valg av minor eller frie valgemner
Minor Applied Finance
Minor Applied Finance-obligatoriske emner
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
Les mer om Corporate Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
Les mer om Cases in Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Minor Applied Finance-velg ett emne
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
Les mer om Managing Strategic Partnerships
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Selskapsrett År 2 / Semester 3
Emnet gir oversikt over sentrale selskapsrettslige spørsmål med hovedfokus på transaksjoner.
Les mer om Selskapsrett
Studiepoeng: 10
Emneansvarlig:
Benn Folkvord
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
Les mer om Supply Chain and Lean Management
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
Les mer om Economics of Motivation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
Les mer om Environmental and Resource Economics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
Les mer om Knowledge-based entrepreneurship
Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas
Financial statement analysis and security valuation År 1 / Semester 2
This course is an advanced course in financial statements and valuation at Master's level. It covers techniques of fundamental analysis, such as how financial statements are used in valuation, cash accounting, accrual accounting, forecasting, quality, risk and return.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Marius Sikveland
Developing and Marketing Innovations År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is the lifeblood of modern economies and a key competitive advantage for firms. At the same time, the ultimate success of a new offering, whether a product or service, is fraught with uncertainties. The development and marketing of new products and services is therefore one of the most critical challenges and daunting tasks faced by any firm. The course covers different stages of the development and marketing process, from opportunity identification to launch.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Erik Lee Olson
Strategy and Business Models År 1 / Semester 2
Business is changing. Many of the fundamental developments go beyond mere technological changes or new products and services. Social media, the sharing economy, internet of things, 3D printing each represent both a technological and a business model innovation. This course presents the business model concept, describes a typology of business models, and provides an understanding of the role of strategy as it applies to existing and emerging businesses.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Kenneth Henning Wathne
Digital Marketing År 1 / Semester 2
Digital technology is dramatically changing how customers search for information, purchase products and services, and interact and influence each other. The advent of digital technologies presents firms with tremendous opportunities to obtain access to rich customer data and unique insights into the customers’ decision journey. A key challenge for marketers is to understand how to best use digital technologies to reach and engage customers for creating and claiming value for the firm its key stakeholders. The course provides students with the knowledge of how digital marketing works and develops critical skills for more effective marketing in a digital world.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Elham Ghazimatin
Investments År 1 / Semester 2
This course is about investement decisions, particularly investments in financial assets. To make informed investment decisions one first need an understanding of available assets, their payoff stuctures, and how they are priced. Secondly, one needs an understanding of how to combine assets into portfolios, and determining the optimal portfolio for a given investor. The specific topics covered in detail in this course are pricing of financial assets, such as stocks and bonds, portfolio theory, asset pricing and portfolio evaluation.
Les mer om Investments
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Peter Molnar
Derivater og risikostyring i energi- og råvaremarkeder År 1 / Semester 2
The development of a pricing formula for options (The Black Scholes formula) was the start of a revolution in finance. The result of this revolution has been a proliferation of market places for trading derivative securities, such as futures and options, and a continued expansion in the risks one can hedge using derivatives. This course develops tools for understanding and using derivatives. First, we discuss the various types of derivatives, and ways to price them. Second, we discuss the ways in which corporations can use derivatives to hedge risks, and, as importantly, when to hedge.
Les mer om Derivater og risikostyring i energi- og råvaremarkeder
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bård Misund
Innovation Studies År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is increasingly important for the development and competitiveness of firms and economies. Today's most successful firms compete mainly through innovation, whether in the form of continuous development of new products, improvement of processes or organizational forms, or identification of new markets. In order to survive in the knowledge economy, firms need strategies for what kind of innovations to pursue and how to promote innovation by designing the necessary preconditions. Equally, economies develop mainly through innovation, by moving their workforces into new and more productive industries in the economy. To promote development, regions and countries need policies for innovation. In this context, knowledge and understanding of innovation is an important asset. Through this course, students will develop their understanding of innovation and its role in the broader economy, as well as the factors contributing to innovation in firms. The course provides a broad introduction to the literature in innovation studies, drawing on contributions and perspectives from a variety of academic disciplines, including economics, management studies, geography, sociology, and other social sciences. It will cover current debates in the scholarly literature related to the role of innovation in the economy, different models of innovation, and perspectives on how to promote innovation both from the perspective of individual firms and policy-makers.
Les mer om Innovation Studies
Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim
Corporate Finance and Control År 1 / Semester 2
All businesses finance their operations; and in so doing, they make corporate finance decisions. This includes decisions on how to source capital from financial markets, the choice between different capital providers and the optimal level of indebtedness and liquidity. To make these decisions, corporations also need knowledge on their own business risk, their potential investment projects and the functioning of financial markets. All of these issues are important aspects of this course.
Les mer om Corporate Finance and Control
Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Lars Mattias Hamberg
Economics of Innovation År 1 / Semester 2
Product and process innovation determine firms' growth, productivity and profitability. This course provides economic theories which are useful tools for understanding and analyzing the economic considerations of firms when they make decisions on investments in innovation processes. Such investments frequently involve substantial economic risks, and firms may also face significant challenges in appropriating all the economic returns from their investments. These and other market failures give governments a rationale to support research and development in several ways to ensure that the society undertakes sufficient investments in knowledge production and innovation. The course also analyses the roles of government and the effects of various policies and instruments on private firms' innovation processes.
Les mer om Economics of Innovation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ragnar Tveterås
Applied Learning Experience År 1 / Semester 2
The applied learning experience relies on work-integrated learning (WIL), in which students interact with collaborating firms. In order to prepare for employment, students are also trained in business culture and behavior, and gain practical skills such as oral presentations and soft skills.
Les mer om Applied Learning Experience
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Kenneth Henning Wathne
Management of Innovation År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is increasingly important for the development and competitiveness of firms. Today’s most successful firms compete mainly through innovation, whether in the form of continuous development of new products, improvement of processes or organizational forms, or identification of new markets. In order to survive in the knowledge economy, firms need strategies for what kind of innovations to pursue and how to promote innovation by designing the necessary preconditions. In this context, knowledge and understanding of innovation is an important asset. Through this course, students will develop a critical perspective of the firm strategies for the management of the innovation process. Through investigation of the innovation processes in the real private or public organization during the course, students will acquire the skills to assist in managing the firm innovation process.

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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Tatiana Aleksandrovna Iakovleva
Minor Strategic Marketing and Analytics
Minor Strategic Marketing and Analytics - obligatoriske emner
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
Les mer om Managing Strategic Partnerships
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
Les mer om Advanced Marketing Analytics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Minor Strategic Marketing and Analytics - Velg ett emne
Selskapsrett År 2 / Semester 3
Emnet gir oversikt over sentrale selskapsrettslige spørsmål med hovedfokus på transaksjoner.
Les mer om Selskapsrett
Studiepoeng: 10
Emneansvarlig:
Benn Folkvord
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
Les mer om Supply Chain and Lean Management
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
Les mer om Economics of Motivation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
Les mer om Corporate Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
Les mer om Environmental and Resource Economics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
Les mer om Cases in Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
Les mer om Knowledge-based entrepreneurship
Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas
Frie valgemner 2/3. semester
Financial statement analysis and security valuation År 1 / Semester 2
This course is an advanced course in financial statements and valuation at Master's level. It covers techniques of fundamental analysis, such as how financial statements are used in valuation, cash accounting, accrual accounting, forecasting, quality, risk and return.
Les mer om Financial statement analysis and security valuation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Marius Sikveland
Developing and Marketing Innovations År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is the lifeblood of modern economies and a key competitive advantage for firms. At the same time, the ultimate success of a new offering, whether a product or service, is fraught with uncertainties. The development and marketing of new products and services is therefore one of the most critical challenges and daunting tasks faced by any firm. The course covers different stages of the development and marketing process, from opportunity identification to launch.
Les mer om Developing and Marketing Innovations
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Erik Lee Olson
Strategy and Business Models År 1 / Semester 2
Business is changing. Many of the fundamental developments go beyond mere technological changes or new products and services. Social media, the sharing economy, internet of things, 3D printing each represent both a technological and a business model innovation. This course presents the business model concept, describes a typology of business models, and provides an understanding of the role of strategy as it applies to existing and emerging businesses.
Les mer om Strategy and Business Models
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Kenneth Henning Wathne
Digital Marketing År 1 / Semester 2
Digital technology is dramatically changing how customers search for information, purchase products and services, and interact and influence each other. The advent of digital technologies presents firms with tremendous opportunities to obtain access to rich customer data and unique insights into the customers’ decision journey. A key challenge for marketers is to understand how to best use digital technologies to reach and engage customers for creating and claiming value for the firm its key stakeholders. The course provides students with the knowledge of how digital marketing works and develops critical skills for more effective marketing in a digital world.
Les mer om Digital Marketing
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Elham Ghazimatin
Investments År 1 / Semester 2
This course is about investement decisions, particularly investments in financial assets. To make informed investment decisions one first need an understanding of available assets, their payoff stuctures, and how they are priced. Secondly, one needs an understanding of how to combine assets into portfolios, and determining the optimal portfolio for a given investor. The specific topics covered in detail in this course are pricing of financial assets, such as stocks and bonds, portfolio theory, asset pricing and portfolio evaluation.
Les mer om Investments
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Peter Molnar
Derivater og risikostyring i energi- og råvaremarkeder År 1 / Semester 2
The development of a pricing formula for options (The Black Scholes formula) was the start of a revolution in finance. The result of this revolution has been a proliferation of market places for trading derivative securities, such as futures and options, and a continued expansion in the risks one can hedge using derivatives. This course develops tools for understanding and using derivatives. First, we discuss the various types of derivatives, and ways to price them. Second, we discuss the ways in which corporations can use derivatives to hedge risks, and, as importantly, when to hedge.
Les mer om Derivater og risikostyring i energi- og råvaremarkeder
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bård Misund
Innovation Studies År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is increasingly important for the development and competitiveness of firms and economies. Today's most successful firms compete mainly through innovation, whether in the form of continuous development of new products, improvement of processes or organizational forms, or identification of new markets. In order to survive in the knowledge economy, firms need strategies for what kind of innovations to pursue and how to promote innovation by designing the necessary preconditions. Equally, economies develop mainly through innovation, by moving their workforces into new and more productive industries in the economy. To promote development, regions and countries need policies for innovation. In this context, knowledge and understanding of innovation is an important asset. Through this course, students will develop their understanding of innovation and its role in the broader economy, as well as the factors contributing to innovation in firms. The course provides a broad introduction to the literature in innovation studies, drawing on contributions and perspectives from a variety of academic disciplines, including economics, management studies, geography, sociology, and other social sciences. It will cover current debates in the scholarly literature related to the role of innovation in the economy, different models of innovation, and perspectives on how to promote innovation both from the perspective of individual firms and policy-makers.
Les mer om Innovation Studies
Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim
Corporate Finance and Control År 1 / Semester 2
All businesses finance their operations; and in so doing, they make corporate finance decisions. This includes decisions on how to source capital from financial markets, the choice between different capital providers and the optimal level of indebtedness and liquidity. To make these decisions, corporations also need knowledge on their own business risk, their potential investment projects and the functioning of financial markets. All of these issues are important aspects of this course.
Les mer om Corporate Finance and Control
Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Lars Mattias Hamberg
Economics of Innovation År 1 / Semester 2
Product and process innovation determine firms' growth, productivity and profitability. This course provides economic theories which are useful tools for understanding and analyzing the economic considerations of firms when they make decisions on investments in innovation processes. Such investments frequently involve substantial economic risks, and firms may also face significant challenges in appropriating all the economic returns from their investments. These and other market failures give governments a rationale to support research and development in several ways to ensure that the society undertakes sufficient investments in knowledge production and innovation. The course also analyses the roles of government and the effects of various policies and instruments on private firms' innovation processes.
Les mer om Economics of Innovation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ragnar Tveterås
Applied Learning Experience År 1 / Semester 2
The applied learning experience relies on work-integrated learning (WIL), in which students interact with collaborating firms. In order to prepare for employment, students are also trained in business culture and behavior, and gain practical skills such as oral presentations and soft skills.
Les mer om Applied Learning Experience
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Kenneth Henning Wathne
Management of Innovation År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is increasingly important for the development and competitiveness of firms. Today’s most successful firms compete mainly through innovation, whether in the form of continuous development of new products, improvement of processes or organizational forms, or identification of new markets. In order to survive in the knowledge economy, firms need strategies for what kind of innovations to pursue and how to promote innovation by designing the necessary preconditions. In this context, knowledge and understanding of innovation is an important asset. Through this course, students will develop a critical perspective of the firm strategies for the management of the innovation process. Through investigation of the innovation processes in the real private or public organization during the course, students will acquire the skills to assist in managing the firm innovation process.

Les mer om Management of Innovation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Tatiana Aleksandrovna Iakovleva
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
Les mer om Managing Strategic Partnerships
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
Les mer om Advanced Marketing Analytics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
Les mer om Supply Chain and Lean Management
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
Les mer om Economics of Motivation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
Les mer om Corporate Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
Les mer om Environmental and Resource Economics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
Les mer om Cases in Finance
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
Les mer om Knowledge-based entrepreneurship
Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas
Velg ett emne i 2. eller 3. semester
Empirical Labor Economics År 1 / Semester 2
This course is designed to help students understand the principles underlying both labor demand and labor supply. The main themes include (but are not restricted to):
  • Labor supply and individual trade-offs between working and leisure
  • Parental labor force participation
  • Welfare and labor supply
  • Labor demand and firms decisions on employment
  • The effects of taxation on labor demand
  • Human capital model
  • Spence signalling model
  • Returns to education

Les mer om Empirical Labor Economics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Eric Perry Bettinger
Economics of Energy Markets År 1 / Semester 2
This course builds understanding of the global energy situation, energy and climate policies, and the market outlook for various energy carriers. Coverage includes conventional power generation, wind power, solar energy, oil and natural gas. Drivers of demand, supply and price formation will be explored, including their relationship to resource scarcity, technology and innovation, economic factors, and policy variables. Finally, the course explores the macroeconomics of energy market developments for importers and exporters of energy resources.
Les mer om Economics of Energy Markets
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Lassi Mikael Ahlvik
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
Les mer om Economics of Motivation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
Les mer om Environmental and Resource Economics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Spesialisering anvendt finans
Obligatorisk emne
Investments År 1 / Semester 2
This course is about investement decisions, particularly investments in financial assets. To make informed investment decisions one first need an understanding of available assets, their payoff stuctures, and how they are priced. Secondly, one needs an understanding of how to combine assets into portfolios, and determining the optimal portfolio for a given investor. The specific topics covered in detail in this course are pricing of financial assets, such as stocks and bonds, portfolio theory, asset pricing and portfolio evaluation.
Les mer om Investments
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Peter Molnar
Corporate Finance and Control År 1 / Semester 2
All businesses finance their operations; and in so doing, they make corporate finance decisions. This includes decisions on how to source capital from financial markets, the choice between different capital providers and the optimal level of indebtedness and liquidity. To make these decisions, corporations also need knowledge on their own business risk, their potential investment projects and the functioning of financial markets. All of these issues are important aspects of this course.
Les mer om Corporate Finance and Control
Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Lars Mattias Hamberg
Velg ett emne i 2. semester
Derivater og risikostyring i energi- og råvaremarkeder År 1 / Semester 2
The development of a pricing formula for options (The Black Scholes formula) was the start of a revolution in finance. The result of this revolution has been a proliferation of market places for trading derivative securities, such as futures and options, and a continued expansion in the risks one can hedge using derivatives. This course develops tools for understanding and using derivatives. First, we discuss the various types of derivatives, and ways to price them. Second, we discuss the ways in which corporations can use derivatives to hedge risks, and, as importantly, when to hedge.
Les mer om Derivater og risikostyring i energi- og råvaremarkeder
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bård Misund
Financial statement analysis and security valuation År 1 / Semester 2
This course is an advanced course in financial statements and valuation at Master's level. It covers techniques of fundamental analysis, such as how financial statements are used in valuation, cash accounting, accrual accounting, forecasting, quality, risk and return.
Les mer om Financial statement analysis and security valuation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Marius Sikveland
Microeconomics År 1 / Semester 2
This is a Master's-level course in microeconomics ("mikroøkonomi"). Upon completion of the course, it is
expected that students will have attained the analytical skills necessary to conduct formal mathematical
and graphical examinations of consumer choice, producer decisions, and market formations. Students are
also expected to have developed a deeper understanding of market structures, welfare analysis,
choices made under risk and uncertainty, and strategic interactions between and within firms.
Microeconomic analysis provides critical tools for leaders in business environments, analysts in policy
planning and resource management, and researchers within both the private and public sectors.
In the words of J. M. Keynes: "The theory of economics does not furnish a body of settled conclusions
immediately applicable to policy. It is a method rather than a doctrine, an apparatus of the mind,
a technique of thinking which helps its possessor to draw correct conclusions."
Les mer om Microeconomics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Gorm Kipperberg
Macroeconomics År 1 / Semester 2
This course considers economic theory, quantitative methods and empirical insights relevant for the analysis of key macroeconomic issues such as i) business cycles, ii) growth and management of national wealth, iii) macroeconomic policy and iv) international macroeconomics and trade. A particular feature of the course is its applied focus, highlighting the interaction between global macroeconomic developments, financial markets and the corporate sector.
Les mer om Macroeconomics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Øystein Thøgersen
Economics of Energy Markets År 1 / Semester 2
This course builds understanding of the global energy situation, energy and climate policies, and the market outlook for various energy carriers. Coverage includes conventional power generation, wind power, solar energy, oil and natural gas. Drivers of demand, supply and price formation will be explored, including their relationship to resource scarcity, technology and innovation, economic factors, and policy variables. Finally, the course explores the macroeconomics of energy market developments for importers and exporters of energy resources.
Les mer om Economics of Energy Markets
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Lassi Mikael Ahlvik
3. semester utveksling eller ved UiS
3. semester utveksling
Utveksling År 2 / Semester 3
Velg ett emne i 2. semester
Derivater og risikostyring i energi- og råvaremarkeder År 1 / Semester 2
The development of a pricing formula for options (The Black Scholes formula) was the start of a revolution in finance. The result of this revolution has been a proliferation of market places for trading derivative securities, such as futures and options, and a continued expansion in the risks one can hedge using derivatives. This course develops tools for understanding and using derivatives. First, we discuss the various types of derivatives, and ways to price them. Second, we discuss the ways in which corporations can use derivatives to hedge risks, and, as importantly, when to hedge.
Les mer om Derivater og risikostyring i energi- og råvaremarkeder
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bård Misund
Financial statement analysis and security valuation År 1 / Semester 2
This course is an advanced course in financial statements and valuation at Master's level. It covers techniques of fundamental analysis, such as how financial statements are used in valuation, cash accounting, accrual accounting, forecasting, quality, risk and return.
Les mer om Financial statement analysis and security valuation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Marius Sikveland
Microeconomics År 1 / Semester 2
This is a Master's-level course in microeconomics ("mikroøkonomi"). Upon completion of the course, it is
expected that students will have attained the analytical skills necessary to conduct formal mathematical
and graphical examinations of consumer choice, producer decisions, and market formations. Students are
also expected to have developed a deeper understanding of market structures, welfare analysis,
choices made under risk and uncertainty, and strategic interactions between and within firms.
Microeconomic analysis provides critical tools for leaders in business environments, analysts in policy
planning and resource management, and researchers within both the private and public sectors.
In the words of J. M. Keynes: "The theory of economics does not furnish a body of settled conclusions
immediately applicable to policy. It is a method rather than a doctrine, an apparatus of the mind,
a technique of thinking which helps its possessor to draw correct conclusions."
Les mer om Microeconomics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Gorm Kipperberg
Macroeconomics År 1 / Semester 2
This course considers economic theory, quantitative methods and empirical insights relevant for the analysis of key macroeconomic issues such as i) business cycles, ii) growth and management of national wealth, iii) macroeconomic policy and iv) international macroeconomics and trade. A particular feature of the course is its applied focus, highlighting the interaction between global macroeconomic developments, financial markets and the corporate sector.
Les mer om Macroeconomics
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Øystein Thøgersen
Economics of Energy Markets År 1 / Semester 2
This course builds understanding of the global energy situation, energy and climate policies, and the market outlook for various energy carriers. Coverage includes conventional power generation, wind power, solar energy, oil and natural gas. Drivers of demand, supply and price formation will be explored, including their relationship to resource scarcity, technology and innovation, economic factors, and policy variables. Finally, the course explores the macroeconomics of energy market developments for importers and exporters of energy resources.
Les mer om Economics of Energy Markets
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Lassi Mikael Ahlvik
3. semester ved UiS
Velg ett emne i 2. eller 3. semester
Financial statement analysis and security valuation År 1 / Semester 2
This course is an advanced course in financial statements and valuation at Master's level. It covers techniques of fundamental analysis, such as how financial statements are used in valuation, cash accounting, accrual accounting, forecasting, quality, risk and return.
Les mer om Financial statement analysis and security valuation
Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Marius Sikveland
Microeconomics År 1 / Semester 2
This is a Master's-level course in microeconomics ("mikroøkonomi"). Upon completion of the course, it is
expected that students will have attained the analytical skills necessary to conduct formal mathematical
and graphical examinations of consumer choice, producer decisions, and market formations. Students are
also expected to have developed a deeper understanding of market structures, welfare analysis,
choices made under risk and uncertainty, and strategic interactions between and within firms.
Microeconomic analysis provides critical tools for leaders in business environments, analysts in policy
planning and resource management, and researchers within both the private and public sectors.
In the words of J. M. Keynes: "The theory of economics does not furnish a body of settled conclusions
immediately applicable to policy. It is a method rather than a doctrine, an apparatus of the mind,
a technique of thinking which helps its possessor to draw correct conclusions."
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Gorm Kipperberg
Macroeconomics År 1 / Semester 2
This course considers economic theory, quantitative methods and empirical insights relevant for the analysis of key macroeconomic issues such as i) business cycles, ii) growth and management of national wealth, iii) macroeconomic policy and iv) international macroeconomics and trade. A particular feature of the course is its applied focus, highlighting the interaction between global macroeconomic developments, financial markets and the corporate sector.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Øystein Thøgersen
Derivater og risikostyring i energi- og råvaremarkeder År 1 / Semester 2
The development of a pricing formula for options (The Black Scholes formula) was the start of a revolution in finance. The result of this revolution has been a proliferation of market places for trading derivative securities, such as futures and options, and a continued expansion in the risks one can hedge using derivatives. This course develops tools for understanding and using derivatives. First, we discuss the various types of derivatives, and ways to price them. Second, we discuss the ways in which corporations can use derivatives to hedge risks, and, as importantly, when to hedge.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bård Misund
Economics of Energy Markets År 1 / Semester 2
This course builds understanding of the global energy situation, energy and climate policies, and the market outlook for various energy carriers. Coverage includes conventional power generation, wind power, solar energy, oil and natural gas. Drivers of demand, supply and price formation will be explored, including their relationship to resource scarcity, technology and innovation, economic factors, and policy variables. Finally, the course explores the macroeconomics of energy market developments for importers and exporters of energy resources.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Lassi Mikael Ahlvik
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
3. semester ved UiS
Minor Economic Analysis
Minor Economic Analysis - obligatoriske emner
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Minor Economic Analysis - velg ett emne
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Selskapsrett År 2 / Semester 3
Emnet gir oversikt over sentrale selskapsrettslige spørsmål med hovedfokus på transaksjoner.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Emneansvarlig:
Benn Folkvord
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas
Minor Strategic Marketing and Analytics
Minor Strategic Marketing and Analytics - obligatoriske emner
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Minor Strategic Marketing and Analytics - Velg ett emne
Selskapsrett År 2 / Semester 3
Emnet gir oversikt over sentrale selskapsrettslige spørsmål med hovedfokus på transaksjoner.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Emneansvarlig:
Benn Folkvord
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Corporate Finance År 2 / Semester 3
The course covers theory and some empirical evidence in corporate finance, with a focus on analyzing possibilities and limitations for firms to cover their financing needs.
Offered next time fall 2020.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Trond Egil Olsen
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Cases in Finance År 2 / Semester 3
This is a case course in finance. This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses, and applies it to the real-life finance situations. Many of these finance situations will be viewed through a lens of valuation of projects, companies, assets, etc.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas
Frie valgemner 3. semester
Developing and Marketing Innovations År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is the lifeblood of modern economies and a key competitive advantage for firms. At the same time, the ultimate success of a new offering, whether a product or service, is fraught with uncertainties. The development and marketing of new products and services is therefore one of the most critical challenges and daunting tasks faced by any firm. The course covers different stages of the development and marketing process, from opportunity identification to launch.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Erik Lee Olson
Strategy and Business Models År 1 / Semester 2
Business is changing. Many of the fundamental developments go beyond mere technological changes or new products and services. Social media, the sharing economy, internet of things, 3D printing each represent both a technological and a business model innovation. This course presents the business model concept, describes a typology of business models, and provides an understanding of the role of strategy as it applies to existing and emerging businesses.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Kenneth Henning Wathne
Digital Marketing År 1 / Semester 2
Digital technology is dramatically changing how customers search for information, purchase products and services, and interact and influence each other. The advent of digital technologies presents firms with tremendous opportunities to obtain access to rich customer data and unique insights into the customers’ decision journey. A key challenge for marketers is to understand how to best use digital technologies to reach and engage customers for creating and claiming value for the firm its key stakeholders. The course provides students with the knowledge of how digital marketing works and develops critical skills for more effective marketing in a digital world.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Elham Ghazimatin
Empirical Labor Economics År 1 / Semester 2
This course is designed to help students understand the principles underlying both labor demand and labor supply. The main themes include (but are not restricted to):
  • Labor supply and individual trade-offs between working and leisure
  • Parental labor force participation
  • Welfare and labor supply
  • Labor demand and firms decisions on employment
  • The effects of taxation on labor demand
  • Human capital model
  • Spence signalling model
  • Returns to education

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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Eric Perry Bettinger
Innovation Studies År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is increasingly important for the development and competitiveness of firms and economies. Today's most successful firms compete mainly through innovation, whether in the form of continuous development of new products, improvement of processes or organizational forms, or identification of new markets. In order to survive in the knowledge economy, firms need strategies for what kind of innovations to pursue and how to promote innovation by designing the necessary preconditions. Equally, economies develop mainly through innovation, by moving their workforces into new and more productive industries in the economy. To promote development, regions and countries need policies for innovation. In this context, knowledge and understanding of innovation is an important asset. Through this course, students will develop their understanding of innovation and its role in the broader economy, as well as the factors contributing to innovation in firms. The course provides a broad introduction to the literature in innovation studies, drawing on contributions and perspectives from a variety of academic disciplines, including economics, management studies, geography, sociology, and other social sciences. It will cover current debates in the scholarly literature related to the role of innovation in the economy, different models of innovation, and perspectives on how to promote innovation both from the perspective of individual firms and policy-makers.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim
Economics of Innovation År 1 / Semester 2
Product and process innovation determine firms' growth, productivity and profitability. This course provides economic theories which are useful tools for understanding and analyzing the economic considerations of firms when they make decisions on investments in innovation processes. Such investments frequently involve substantial economic risks, and firms may also face significant challenges in appropriating all the economic returns from their investments. These and other market failures give governments a rationale to support research and development in several ways to ensure that the society undertakes sufficient investments in knowledge production and innovation. The course also analyses the roles of government and the effects of various policies and instruments on private firms' innovation processes.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ragnar Tveterås
Applied Learning Experience År 1 / Semester 2
The applied learning experience relies on work-integrated learning (WIL), in which students interact with collaborating firms. In order to prepare for employment, students are also trained in business culture and behavior, and gain practical skills such as oral presentations and soft skills.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Kenneth Henning Wathne
Management of Innovation År 1 / Semester 2
Innovation is increasingly important for the development and competitiveness of firms. Today’s most successful firms compete mainly through innovation, whether in the form of continuous development of new products, improvement of processes or organizational forms, or identification of new markets. In order to survive in the knowledge economy, firms need strategies for what kind of innovations to pursue and how to promote innovation by designing the necessary preconditions. In this context, knowledge and understanding of innovation is an important asset. Through this course, students will develop a critical perspective of the firm strategies for the management of the innovation process. Through investigation of the innovation processes in the real private or public organization during the course, students will acquire the skills to assist in managing the firm innovation process.

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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Tatiana Aleksandrovna Iakovleva
Managing Strategic Partnerships År 2 / Semester 3
No business is an island! Companies' relationships with other firms matter for economic success. Understanding how different organization, and operating different business models, seize the benefits from networks of partnerships and alliances with other companies, including customers, suppliers and competitors, is of vital importance for survival and competitiveness. The course covers the nature of a firm's relationships with other firms as well as how these relationships are managed.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Ingebrigt Våland
Advanced Marketing Analytics År 2 / Semester 3
"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" - The Economist
Marketing is not just an art; it requires the use of data and quantitative techniques to support marketing decisions and strategies in a rapidly changing market environment. As data has become one of the key factors shaping today's businesses, firms are increasingly seeking managers and analysts with advanced background in marketing models to make effective data-driven marketing decisions. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of marketing research.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Auke Hunneman
Selskapsrett År 2 / Semester 3
Emnet gir oversikt over sentrale selskapsrettslige spørsmål med hovedfokus på transaksjoner.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Emneansvarlig:
Benn Folkvord
Supply Chain and Lean Management År 2 / Semester 3
The course provides an overview of Operation Management topics which is the foundation for both SupplyChain and Lean Management issues. The focus are on industrial relevant topics like SupplyChain, Lean Management, Theory of Constraints, and Industry 4.0. These issues overlap partly and will be treated in lectures, essays, presentations etc. How can management of operations contribute to a profitable company or organization. Even if most of references are from manufacturing industry, the course content and methods are relevant for service and other organizations.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Frick
Economics of Motivation År 2 / Semester 3
What drives people to work hard? Why do we try our best in some settings, while in others we tend to slack off? In this class we explore how employees are motivated, and tools to increase employees' motivation. We apply microeconomic theory, game theory, behavioral economics and psychology to investigate topics such as incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, peer effects, performance feedback, employer recognition, autonomy, competitiveness, reciprocity, procrastination, mindset, identity and social status.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Mari Rege
Environmental and Resource Economics År 2 / Semester 3
This is a graduate-level applied economics course. Environmental and resource economics is a branch of economics with explicit focus on the role of the environment and natural resources in the economy. Broadly speaking, the subfield of resource economics studies the flow of resources from nature to the economy, whereas the subfield of environmental economics studies the flow of residuals from the economy into nature. Both subfields are concerned with how these flows influence economic production and human welfare. What is the best management of renewable resources (e.g. fish, forest)? What is the optimal extraction rate for non-renewable resources (e.g. oil, natural gas)? What is the appropriate level of pollution and how can it be achieved? How much is a Norwegian nature experience worth? What would be the economic cost of an oil spill off the coast of North Norway? These are some of the questions that students will learn to address (theoretically and empirically) in this course.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course coordinator:
Ana Filipa Faria Lopes
Knowledge-based entrepreneurship År 2 / Semester 3
This course examines the factors that promote entrepreneurial success in new business ventures as well as in existing companies. The course focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as the basis for sustained competitive advantages. Topics include idea generation and evaluation, intellectual property rights analysis, market analysis, strategy analysis, analysis of resources including knowledge resources, external networks and partnerships management, financing options and liquidity control.
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Studiepoeng: 10
Course teacher:
Elisa Thomas

Dette er studietilbudet for studieår 2019-2020. Endringer kan komme.