Business (Master of Science)

Master's degree in Bodø

Welcome to a new academic year at Nord

Semester registration and attendance


 
Welcome to the Master of Science in Business.
We have planned an autumn semester that will be exciting and inclusive for all our students.    


Registration 

You can register as  a student as soon as you receive your student number. After completing registration, you will have access to a range of digital forums and tools at Nord University. This includes digital meeting rooms and the e-learning platform Canvas. 

This year, it is especially important that you participate in digital learning arenas.  ​

 


Program / semester start - Bodø

Sunday, August 14th, 4 p.m. 

​Pre-study barbeque by the main canteen.  
Informal meet & greet with free​ food provided by Studentinord. 


Monday, August 15th  

Orientation day for new international students in Bodø

 

Tuesday, August 16th

9.30 a.m. - Meet and Greet  - by entrance A

Come meet your new fellow students before the official opening of the university. 
Free breakfast is also served.

11 a.m.​- Official opening of the academic year - outside the main canteen.   
(Auditorium 1, Knut Hamsun in case of bad weather)

1 p.m. - Faculty opening at the Business School -  A5 Petter Thomassen

2:30 p.m. - Meet your buddies -  A5 Petter Thomassen


Wednesday, August 17th

11 a.m. -  ​Pizza lunch (free) for all new students - by entrance A

12 p.m.  - Information meeting and study program openings - A5 Petter Thomassen

Information about practical matters surrounding everyday study as well as information about your study program.


Thursday, August 18th

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. - Free breakfast for all new students in the main canteen​.
You can come at any time between 8 and 10 a.m. 
 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Tour de Nord outside  the main canteen.
Rebus race around campus for all new students. The race will be done in your buddy groups 

 
Friday, August 19th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Open doors at the academic advisors.
If you have any questions, just drop by. 
 

Academic advisor for MSc in business:
Ellinor Kirkfjell
Main building, Office​ number A230

Timetables, course literature and practical information

Timetable

The time schedule will be published via Time Edit during the summer.  

  

After you have completed semester registration, you can log in to TimeEdit and see your personalized timetable. Note that information about timetables also can be given in Canvas. We recommend that you log into Canvas regularly. 
 

 

Equipment 

Digital learning is an important part of education at Nord, regardless of mode of delivery. It is important to have the right equipment. All student should have access to: 

  • PC/Mac/tablet with internet access 
  • Headset 
  • Web camera

 

Special learning arrangements  

If you have special needs that affect your learning situation, you can apply for special arrangements in teaching and examinations. Application deadline is September 1st. 
 
>> Read more about special learning arrangements here 

 

Information for new students  
>> New student 

Student life and buddy program

New in town 
>> Arriving in Norway: good to know upon arrival at your study destination.
Everything from sim cards, bank accounts and groceries to notifying immigration authorities. 
 
Student life 
>> New student at Nord University



 


​​​​​Do you have an entrepreneurial dream, or do you want to acquire the knowledge you may need as a leader? Want to learn more about how to develop good solutions that can drive businesses forward? Or do you envision an exciting career on the stock exchange, or in a multinational company? Then this is the study programme for you.

The Business School’s attractive degree in Business Administration attracts students from the entire country, and has many international students. We educate change agents who can reflect and analyse, and use both digital and scientific tools to solve challenges. The study programme is constantly being developed to adapt to society, business and students' needs. The candidates in this study programme, which is the Business School’s flagship, report that they are very satisfied with the education (The Student Barometer 2019). Since its establishment in the 1980s, the Business School has provided both Norwegian, national and international business with highly competent economists/”siviløkonomer”.

Programme description

​​​​​Do you have an entrepreneurial dream, or do you want to acquire the knowledge you may need as a leader? Want to learn more about how to develop good solutions that can drive businesses forward? Or do you envision an exciting career on the stock exchange, or in a multinational company? Then this is the study programme for you.

The Business School’s attractive degree in Business Administration attracts students from the entire country, and has many international students. We educate change agents who can reflect and analyse, and use both digital and scientific tools to solve challenges. The study programme is constantly being developed to adapt to society, business and students' needs. The candidates in this study programme, which is the Business School’s flagship, report that they are very satisfied with the education (The Student Barometer 2019). Since its establishment in the 1980s, the Business School has provided both Norwegian, national and international business with highly competent economists/”siviløkonomer”.

Study model

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Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification:

Documented proficiency in English language

Bachelor's degree or equivalent three/four years of business and administrative studies. In addition the following requirements for the combination of subjects applies:

A total of 120 credits comprising:

  • a minimum of 30 credits of business: management accounting, financial accounting, finance and investment
  • a minimum of 30 credits administration subjects: organisation, marketing, strategy and management
  • a minimum of 15 credits economics: microeconomics, macroeconomics, public finance
  • a minimum of 20 credits methodology: mathematics, statistics, scientific method
  • a minimum of 7,5 credits ethics, CSR, sustainability

Admission requires a good result (laudabilis), ie an average grade of minimum C in the admission basis. For international students minimum 2nd Class, Upper Division/B or equivalent is required.

How to apply

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

The candidate:

  • holds advanced breadth and in-depth knowledge in the field of business economics.
  • has in-depth knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and models within subjects change management, strategic analysis, and valuation and profitability analysis.
  • possesses specialised knowledge within a self-defined limited major: finance, management control, international marketing, or innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • has insight in relevant and contemporary international research literature and applies this to new phenomena and issues within the field of business administration.
  • has knowledge of relevant analytical tools and techniques to solve business ethical issues with ethical values.
  • holds advanced knowledge of business research traditions and methodology, and in-depth knowledge of research ethical norms.
  • possesses specialised knowledge of methods, techniques, and acceptable progression to carry out and disseminate an independent empirical research project.

Skills

The candidate:

  • is specialised in analysing existing scientific theories and research methods in the field of business administration, and has the ability to critically evaluate their interpretations.
  • has the ability to critically analyse and evaluate established truths, information and information sources.
  • is specialised in obtaining relevant research literature and able to compile, analyse and evaluate literature.
  • holds specialised competence in analysing business economics issues based on relevant theory and empirical evidence, and assessing the appropriate research methodology.
  • is specialised in analysing, structuring and formulating professional reasoning and arguments.
  • possesses specialised competence in implementing, producing and disseminating an independently defined research project under guidance in accordance with ethical norms within research.

General competence

The candidate:

  • has the ability to produce independent analytical scientific work in line with the corporate economic tradition of academic dissemination both in writing and verbally.
  • has the ability to apply scientific theories and models to illustrate business cases and issues in practice, based on ethical principles.
  • has the ability to reflect and be critical of established truths, and conscious of the role of their profession in the community of ethical awareness.
  • is competent to contribute to change and innovation processes in business-economic issues in a business.
  • has the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to carry out advanced tasks and projects for and in collaboration with various specialised public and private professions, and nonprofit organisations.
  • is specialised in analysing and evaluating business cases with relevant tools to solve practical issues.
  • is specialised in discussing and communicating comprehensive business cases and an independent research project using enterprise economic expressions.
  • has the ability to communicate academic issues and conclusions in the field of business administration with other specialised professions and the general public.

Job opportunities

The Business School’s Master of Business Administration degree is widely known and gives you a broad and applicable competence that gives you many job opportunities in both the private and public sectors. Our former students work in everything from the banking and finance industry, in accounting and auditing, industry and energy, and in ministries or other public institutions. Several of them are in senior positions or work as consultants, supervisors, and advisors. Several of our former students have also, with great success, developed their own companies. Over the years, the Business School has educated several thousand economists (siviløkonomer), and many of them are currently in leading positions in both Norwegian and international companies.

Further education

Upon successful completion of this MSc, candidates qualify for applying for admission to the PhD programme at Nord University Business School as well as at other institutions in Norway and abroad. For further information about the Nord University PhD programme, please refer to specific information about this programme on our website.

Study abroad

As part of the programme, students can take an exchange semester at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Australia or North America. We recommend students to go on exchange in the second semester. We encourage our students to travel to one of our partner institutions:

EUROPE

France: Kedge Business School- major International Business and Marketing

Ireland: Dublin Business School - major International Business and Marketing

Germany: Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm - major Finance and Capital Budgeting

NORTH AMERICA

USA: International Student Exchange Program(ISEP):

The university is a member of ISEP and our students may study at member universities in the USA. There are approximately 140 different universities to choose between. For more information, check ISEP or contact our international office.

CANADA: University of Northern British Columbia - major International Business and Marketing

AUSTRALIA: Western Sydney University- major Finance and Capital Budgeting or International Business and Marketing

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 20
ECTS Credits 120
Study level Master
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 20

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