Master's in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Program Description

Master's in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration
ECTS credits: 120
Duration: two years

NHH is one of few business schools in the world where you can specialise in business within the energy sector and graduates from this master’s programme are in great demand. This programme aims to educate the next generation of interdisciplinary managers in the fields of energy and natural resource development.

Future development and prosperity depend largely on access to energy sources and secure, reliable supplies of natural resources. Exploitation of these resources has a significant impact on the environment and getting the balance right is a critical factor in the commercial world where business sustainability is increasingly defined by factors going beyond the bottom line.

Whether your goal is to shape public policy, become a resource economist, work for a big energy corporation, or pursue a career in commodity trading and financial products, the programme provides you with an excellent basis for a future career that encompasses crucial and relevant issues to modern society.

The programme broadly focuses on four main subject areas:

Economic fundamentals of energy and natural resource value chain Business/government interactions in commercial energy and natural resource development Strategic responses to more competitive energy and natural resource markets Environmental impact of business and government decisions

Its flexibility allows you to choose specialist courses that meet your individual interests and need.

Research Distinction
In addition, we offer methodological courses at an advanced level for students who want to elaborate their analytical skills. The advanced courses will qualify for a master's with "Research Distinction". Students who are planning to pursue a PhD are encouraged to select at least two advanced courses.

It makes a difference where you study. NHH is one of the best business schools in Europe and is a member of the exclusive CEMS network ( – the strategic alliance of 30 leading business schools, 65 multinational companies and five NGO partners.

We welcome talented students from across the world to our master’s programmes and offer them a first-rate education – with no tuition fee.

NHH is a government-funded university and therefore charges no application or tuition fees. As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organization in Bergen (SiB), allowing you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester. Some applicants are obliged to document financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway (citizens outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland).

NHH graduates have relevant jobs waiting. According to our recent employment survey, 3 out of 4 students have already landed a job before they graduate. The average salary for NHH graduates is approximately NOK 524 000 (approx. USD 63 000) including benefits.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 2, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 12, 2019
2 years
Full time
Government funded, no tuition fees.
Feb. 15, 2019
Norway - Bergen, Hordaland
Start date : Aug. 12, 2019
Application deadline Feb. 15, 2019
End date June 20, 2021
Aug. 12, 2019
Norway - Bergen, Hordaland
Application deadline Feb. 15, 2019
End date June 20, 2021

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