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Bachelor of Business and Digitalisation

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Programme description

The bachelor¿s programme in digital organisation and economy focuses on business accounting, administration, social economy, methodology and ICT subjects. The programme is a campus-based full-time programme with regular lectures. All courses have their own digital learning platforms. Learning and work forms will be based on research and praxis orientation. It will vary from one subject to the next, and will be provided in the form of a.o. lectures, study groups, submissions and practical assignments. Team work facilitating training in communication and cooperation is frequently facilitated. The study programme is modelled with natural progression in each subject area, meaning that each semester builds on knowledge acquired in the previous semester. Students are thus basically expected to pass all courses of one semester before proceeding to the next one. In order to commence the third year of this programme, the student must have successfully passed all courses from the first year as well as at least 30 ECTS credits from the second year. For individual adaptions of the programme plan, please contact the Nord University Business School administration. Specific recommendations and knowledge prerequisites are described in further detail in the respective course descriptions. The programme is aimed at persons who want a broad and versatile education in digital economy and organisation, an education that also provides a foundation for further studies on master¿s degree level at universities and university colleges in Norway as well as abroad. The first year of the programme provides the students with a basic understanding of information technology. In addition, subjects in mathematics, statistics, digitalisation of society, business and financial accounting, philosophy as well as internet and services are included. The second year of the programme consists of specialisation in accounting analysis, corporate accounting, budgeting, modelling, organisation, finance and investment. In addition, students will take three elective ICT courses. The third year of the programme provides students with specialisation in social economics, IT security, organisation and management of information systems as well as applied methods and project methodology. The programme concludes with a bachelor¿s thesis. The selection of elective courses on offer may vary from one year to the next. The programme requires the student to possess a laptop computer or tablet enabling use of relevant software.

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Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, the student:


  • Has thorough knowledge of key themes, theories, issues, processes, tools and methods in IT systems, business accounting, management and administration subjects, social economics and methodology subjects
  • Has knowledge of ethics and current issues in society related to digitalisation and ICT
  • Has knowledge of research and development work in different subject areas included on this programme
  • Has knowledge about the construction, scope and application of ICT systems
  • Has knowledge of history and tradition in IT systems, accounting and management
  • Has knowledge of how organisations can use information systems to reach their goals
  • Understands the role of digitalisation in the development of organisations as well as society as a whole


  • Can assess the activities of the organisation as well as societal, human, ethical, environmental and technological consequences of decisions and actions
  • Can make ICT system accounting and administration choices based on limited resources so as to meet the organisation¿s goals in the best way possible
  • Can apply academic knowledge and relevant results from research and development work to practical and theoretical issues and make reasoned choices
  • Can reflect on his/her own professional praxis and adjust this under supervision
  • Can locate, assess and refer to information and academic material and present this so that it informs an issue
  • Can evaluate consequences and opportunities from digitalisation
  • Can use ICT competence in development projects
  • Can apply methods and tools to solve various issues in the digital organisation
  • Can analyse and discuss organisation and management issues related to digitalisation processes

General competence:

  • Can plan and conduct varied work tasks and projects extending across time, alone and as member of a group, and in accordance with ethical requirements and guidelines
  • Can communicate key academic material such as theories, issues and solutions both in writing, orally as well as through other relevant means of expression
  • Can exchange views and experiences with others in the field and through this identify opportunities and challenges related to praxis
  • Has knowledge of ICT systems¿ significance for new thinking and innovation processes
  • Masters relevant professional tools, techniques and forms of expression

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification The programme is taught in Norwegian and applicants must meet the requirements for Norwegian language skills.   View general admission and documentation requirements

Career possibilities

The bachelor's degree extends widely in the fields of economics, digitalization, and business development. Our graduate students will be well equipped to enter interesting and varied positions both in business and in the public sector. Developing organizations have a great need for economists with digital expertise. Candidates from this bachelor may, for example, be relevant for the banking and finance industry, or companies in the travel and retail industry.

Further education

Upon successful completion of this programme, candidates qualify to apply for admission to relevant master¿s degree programmes at Nord University as well as other educational institutions in Norway and abroad.

Study abroad

Students on this programme may take an exchange semester abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe or Australia. The fourth semesters is best suited for an exchange abroad. Examples of institutions providing suitable exchange opportunities for this programme are:
  • Deakin University Branch, Melbourne Campus, Australia
  • Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany


No tuition fees. Costs for semester registration and course literature apply.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Coursework and exams are assessed and graded based on the Norwegian system using letters A to F, in which A is the best/highest grade and F equals fail or not passed. Work may also be assessed based on a passed/not passed or approved/not approved basis.

We further refer to the legislation, regulations and guidelines applicable.

ECTS Credits 180 Study level Bachelor's degree programme Teaching language
Nord University Business School
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