Business, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, Norwegian
Learn to lead change. Learn to lead for success. Learn to lead your own business or to succeed in investing or consulting. The Master of Science in Business atNord University lays the foundation for a huge range of career opportunities.


Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Business programme offered by Nord University, the candidate should:

  • Have advanced knowledge in the field of business administration and specialized knowledge in a chosen major
  • Have a thorough knowledge of theories and methods within business administration
  • Be able to apply knowledge in new areas within business administration


Upon completion, the student should:

  • Be able to analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations within the field of business administration and work independently on practical and theoretical problem-solving
  • Be able to interpret, critically assess and use appropriate methods in an independent manner
  • Be able to master the relevant research tools and techniques

General knowledge

Upon completion, the candidate should:

  • Be able to apply his/her knowledge and skills in new areas to carry out advanced tasks and projects

Be able to communicate about academic issues, analysis and conclusions within the field of business administration, both for specialists and the general public.

Job Opportunities

The programme covers many fields within Business Administration. Few other programmes offer the equivalent qualifications and skills aimed at both the private and the public sector.

Programme Structure

Thefirst yearof 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.

Thesecond yearof 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.


  • Management control
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and investment
  • International Business


  • Logistics and transport
  • Ecological economics
  • Econometric Analysis
  • Leadership

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Norwegian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

    Take IELTS test
  • 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 qualificationDocumented proficiency in English languageBachelor's degree or equivalent three/four years of financial and administrative studies.

If you are anon-EU/EEA applicantyou must be able to document "financial capacity" in order to obtain a study permitand travel to Norway. This means that you must show that you have enough money to cover the cost of living in Norway for at least one year. This is a requirement of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free EU/EEA


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.