For program starting August 2010, only applicants already holding residence permit will now be considered (regular deadline March 1st)

Program objective(s)

  • To enable students to formulate and solve business problems in theory and in practice at an advanced level.
  • To create an understanding in the students for the subject area's wide-ranging nature, develop proficiency in the constructive use of business administrative theory, while also developing an active attitude towards business administrative processes.

Target group: Students who want to obtain a deeper understanding of the various subjects within the area of business administration.

Program description: 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 specialization. They also lay the foundation for the master's 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 economics
  • Management control

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

Program structure: The Master of Science is a full-time program, with weekly lessons given from late August until 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.

Admission requirements

Admission is based on three or four years of study (Bachelor or equivalent) in business/management- related fields, with certain requirements concerning relevant courses. Students enrolled in our Master of Science program in Business Administration may elect to start this program—but only upon completing their first semester.

The following topics must be covered as part of the undergraduate study:

  • Business Analysis, 55 ECTS credits
  • 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.

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