NHH - Norwegian School of Economics
NHH is Norway’s preeminent business school as well as the country's leading centre for research and education in economics and business administration.
At NHH you will experience an international and inclusive learning environment. As an MSc student you have access to exceptional international opportunities, such as Double Degree programmes, the CEMS Master's in International Management and exciting student exchange possibilities.
NHH is government funded and does not charge any application, admission or tuition fees.
NHH graduates are highly sought after by potential employers, and more than 70 percent reports to have found employment before graduating.
NHH offers a three-year Bachelor of Science degree, a two-year Master of Science degree and a three-year Doctor of Philosophy degree. The latter two are offered to international students. The MSc in Economics and Business Administration is the key element in NHH's portfolio of programmes and it consists of a wide variety of courses. Within the MSc there is eight specialisations, of which six are offered to international students; 1) Economics, 2) Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment, 3) Finance, 4) International Business, 5) Marketing and Brand Management and 6) Strategy and Management. The PhD programme at NHH is designed for those seeking a specialisation within the fields of economics and business administration.
Two-year Master of Science
- Economics (ECN). The Economics specialisation aims to give students an in-depth understanding of the workings of the economy as a whole and of individual markets, as well as the quantitative skills necessary to analyse current economic issues relevant to the private and public sectors. The program offers a thorough and comprehensive education in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics.
- Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENE). There can be few places better suited to study matters related to energy, natural resources and the enironment than Norway. Blessed with tremendous natural assets, Norway has achieved an enviable track record of developing these for economic gain, while preserving its environmental capital at the same time
- Finance (FIE). Finance is one of the most popular master programmes around the world, thanks to historically outstanding career opportunities. The Finance profile combines a rigorous theoretical approach with extensive and relevant real-world applications. The programme allows for specialisation through a choice of courses in Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Quantitative Finance.
- International Business (MIB). Students acquire a range of skills that enable them to navigate the challenging seas of the international business world. By focusing on numerous topical clusters and independent projects, the MIB curriculum caters for a wide variety of intellectual interests.
- Marketing and Brand management (MBM). Brand Management has been an area of expertise at NHH since the beginning of the 1990s. The programme is unique in its ability to kick-start the students' marketing career in becoming future leaders in the exciting and challenging fields of marketing.
- Strategy and Management (STR). Strategy and Management focuses on how managers and employees can develop businesses to become efficient and competitive whilst maintaining corporate social responsibility. This specialisation will teach students about strategic analysis and choices, how businesses can manage strategic change and organisational development, as well as how to manage and develop companies' human resources. The programme also provides insight into how new challenges can be identified, analysed, and developed in a way that allows for increased profitability and more efficient use of resources.
Three-year Doctor of Philosophy
- Business and Management Science
- Professional and Intercultural Communication
- Strategy and Management
NHH is the leading centre for research and education in economics and business administration in Norway. Faculty members publish extensively in acknowledged journals and take influental positions as advisers and board members in both private and public sectors. The school is a central node in the national Norwegian network of institutions of research and higher education and cooperates internationally, in both research and teaching, with major academic institutions in a number of countries.
NHH is the Norwegian member of CEMS - a cooperation forum for the leading management schools worldwide.
Faculty members have made significant contributions, especially in the fields of finance and economics. Among others are Karl Borch, co-founder of modern risk theory, Jan Mossin, one of the fathers of the Capital Asset Pricing Model, and Adjunct Professor and NHH Alumni Finn E. Kydland, winner of the Nobel Price of Economics in 2004.
NHH recognises that student life entails more than simply studying, and therefore offers a well-rounded experience. The school is home to a vibrant student body, and the NHH Student Union (NHHS) is the most active student organisation in Norway. With a diverse array of student groups, from the Telemark ski club to the finance group, NHH encourages students to start new groups that cater to their multifaceted interests. You can challenge your leadership skills through activities in groups such as NHH Aid, or you can join the univerisity's student run newspaper.
NHH is located in the beautiful city of Bergen on the west coast of Norway. Norway differs slightly from its others counterparts as it was largely a country of farmers and fishermen until the early 20th century. Today Norway has one of the most developed economies in the world, a transformation that has left a deep imprint on Norwegian society. A strong tradition of equality and fairness has fostered a high degree of gender, economic and social equality. Founded in 1070, Bergen grew around its colourful harbour and has since been a hub of commerce, seafaring and craftmanship. Located between mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, the city has always looked outwards towards overseas opportunities. Bergen's rich historical legacy is contrasted by a modern city filled with bars, cafés, restaurants and night clubs, and a very active music scene. At the same time piqturesque fjords, valleys and towering mountains create a magnificent backdrop to Western Norway.
Students who choose to study at NHH can look forward to a stimulating learning experience at a dynamic internationally oriented school with high quality staff and students.
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