M.Sc. Business

University of Nordland | Bodø, Norway
The programme gives a broad perspective on business subjects and offers a wide range of elective and specialization courses. After completing the program candidates are well qualified for employment in both private and public sector.

Description of Business

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The first semester aims to advance the students´ theoretical knowledge within management control and economics as well as in philosophical, ethical and environmental themes. In the second and third semesters the program focus on different aspects of the business area and allow the students to focus on their chosen specialisation. The programs are completed by writing a master thesis.

Specialisation courses are given in the areas of:

  • International Business and Marketing
  • Finance and Investments
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • Logistics and Transport
  • Ecological Economy
  • Management Control

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February 1st Non EU, April 15th EU students and those applicants with residence permit in Norway
Tuition fee
  • Free (EEA)

No tuition fee, a registration fee of 92 to be paid each term.

Start date August  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The first semester aims to advance the theoretical knowledge. The emphasis will be on introducing newer and more complex theories. There will also be an introduction to relevant philosophical, ethical and environmental themes.

The compulsory units are all taught in english or both norwegian and english. A selection of the optional courses (minors and majors) will also be offered in english.

In the second semester students choose between various minors (advanced elective courses). This gives an opportunity to study subjects of special interest to individual students.

In the third semester the students concentrate on their chosen specialisation. They also lay the foundation for the masters thesis in the compulsory course focusing on scientific theory and the method as chosen by the individual students to be used in their thesis.

Only students that have successfully passed the courses in the first year of the program may continue to the second year, the minimum requirement is that 2 of the compulsory and 2 of the elective courses are passed.

The fourth semester is spent writing and completing the thesis.

Specialisation courses (third semester) are given in the areas of:

  • International business
  • Finance and investments
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation management

  • Logistics and transport

  • Ecological economy

  • Management control

Units offered will vary from year to year depending on available resources and student interest. A limited selection of specialisation courses will be taught in English.

Programme structure

The Master of Science is a full time program, with weekly lessons given from late August till May and exams in November/December and May/June.

Form of assessment

Most units have written exams, some also require papers to be submitted and attendance at seminars.

Evaluation

Students are actively involved in the evaluation of the program. For most units student representatives are elected - they have a specific responsibility for communication between the student group and the professors and administrative staff. Web based evaluation forms are also used.

Requirements for Business

Admission is based on three or four years of study (Bachelor or equivalent) in business/management- related fields, with certain requirements concerning relevant courses. The following topics must be covered as part of the undergraduate study:

  • Business Analysis, 55 ECTScredits
  • Economics, 15 - 20 ECTS credits
  • Method, 15 - 20 ECTS credits

Bodø University Collge follows the minimum requirements for admission to Norwegian universities/higher education for applicants with qualifications from abroad and requirements concerning proof of English.

Work Experience for Business

No work experience is required.

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University of Nordland, Norway

Norway University of Nordland (UIN) is a place for learning, experience and research for approximately 600 staff and 6030 students. With learning facilities across Nordland County, UIN is an important institution for learning, study and research in the region.