The MSc in Business and Economics/SivilÃ¸konom are the last two years of an integrated 5- year program in Business and Economics. The bachelor phase, the first three years of the program, is taught in Norwegian. The master phase, the last two years of the program, is taught in English.
During the master phase of the program, student combines a concentration area or ï¿½majorï¿½ with electives from other fields or a minor. The MSc thesis is written in the major area.
The MSc in Business aims to build a broad platform to stand on. It combines a concentration area or ï¿½majorï¿½ with electives from other fields or a minor. The MSc thesis is written in the major area. This combination enables the candidates to pursue individual interests in a particular field while simultaneously covering other fields.
With 350 faculty members, BI hosts Norwayï¿½s largest and one of Europe's largest and most productive academic environments in the area of business economics and administration, marketing and management. It is no wonder that the MSc program boasts a wide range of concentration areas or ï¿½majorsï¿½. These majors are carefully designed and reflect corresponding, strong research areas of the school.
The MSc in Business program opens up for a great variety of career paths depending on your concentration area and your choice of electives.
The MSc program is a two-year, 120-ECTS-credit program: 90 course credits and 30 MSc thesis credits.
The Master of Science degree is awarded upon successful completion of a combination of common courses, specialization courses, advanced specialization courses and a thesis.
- Common courses which provide a common methodological platform for all MSc students; typically taken in the first year of the program. You will take 5 courses. Four of these courses are mandatory. Students can choose one course, depending on their background and/or interests.
- Specialization courses provide a first introduction in the area of specialization (major); typically taken in the first year of the program. You will choose 6 courses within your major, 3-4 of these courses are specialization courses.
- Advanced specialization courses go more in-depth into a specialization issue and build on specialization courses; typically taken in the second year of the program. You will choose 2-3 advances specialization courses within your major.
- The rest of the program is made up of electives or minors. You can choose freely among all of our courses.
The program culminates in the MSc thesis, which enables the student to pursue in depth a particular area of interest and develop a personal understanding of a leading edge issue in the field of specialization.
In the MSc in Business program, students choose a major as their main vehicle for specialization. A 'major' consists of at least 36 credits in a concentration area, of which 12-18 credits or 2-3 courses are advanced. In addition, students choose a minor consisting of 4 courses or electives.
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Last updated November 1, 2018