Business, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
Would you like to become a leader? Maybe you want to start your own firm, or work as an investor or a consultant? Perhaps you are best suited to crunching the numbers. Private or public, local or global. The Master of Business Administration from Nord University lays the foundation for a huge range of career opportunities.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Business programme from Nord University covers many fields within Business Administration. Few other programmes offer the equivalent qualifications and skills aimed at both the private and the public sector. Candidates are employed in the banking sector.

Successful completion of this Master degree programme qualifies graduates to apply for admission to the PhD doctoral programme at University of Nordland or at other universities in Norway or abroad.

The first year of study focuses on central subjects such as business and economic analysis, strategy, ethics and leadership, as well as methods. Teaching occurs in lectures and group work with both lesser and larger home assignments.

In the spring semester, students choose a major and minor. The major is comprised of one course in the spring semester and two courses in the autumn semester of the fifth year of study. The minor is comprised of one course in each of the same semesters.

The second year of study is comprised of courses within the major and minor areas of study. In the last semester, students work on their Master thesis.

Major and minor offers will vary from year to year in accordance with student interest and faculty resources. The language of instruction is Norwegian in the first three years of study, while the final two are primarily taught in English.

Programme Structure


  • Strategic Management
  • Economics
  • Strategic Management and International Markets
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Research Method
  • Valuation and Profitability Analysis
For more information please visit the programme website!

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification Proficiency in English language
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent three/four years of financial and administrative studies. 
The following requirements for the combination of subjects applies:
  • A total of 90 credits comprising:a minimum of 30 credits of business: management accounting, financial accounting, finance and investment 
  • a minimum of 25 credits administration subjects: organization, marketing, strategy and management 
  • a minimum of 15-20 credits economics: microeconomics, macroeconomics, public finance 
  • a minimum of 15-20 credits methodology: mathematics, statistics, scientific method
  • Admission requires a good result (laudabilis), ie an average grade of minimum C in the admission basis. For international students minimum 2nd Class, Upper Division/B or equivivalent is required.Frequently asked questions about admission 

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free EU/EEA
Nord University does not charge tuition fees. However, the Norwegian Government requires that students from outside the European Union and the European Economic Area  (EU/EEA) can provide a minimum amount of money to cover living expenses for one academic year in Norway.


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