Master of Science in Global Management

Master's degree in Bodø

Welcome to a new academic year at Nord

Semester registration and attendance


We wish you a warm welcome as a student of Master of Science in Global Management. 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 global management:
Truls Didriksen
Main building, Office​ number A231

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Timetables, course literature and practical information

Timetable

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

>> Timetable for Global Management 

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 

New in town

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 want to help develop regional solutions to global problems and challenges? In this multidisciplinary study programme, one of the goals is to educate and develop leaders who understand this dynamic. The knowledge you acquire during this education will enable you to lead change and development work within sustainable blue and green value creation. Exchange is a natural part of developing an understanding of global perspectives, and this programme also provides you with a golden opportunity to gain international experience. Either through regular student exchange at one of Nord's many partner universities or participation in our forward-looking partnership programme in the world metro of Shanghai.

The programme is also suitable for non-economists. It has session-based teaching with a lot of activity and interaction. Among other things, the students will participate in the Nordic's largest international student conference (High North Dialogue), which is held annually at Nord University.

Programme description

Do you want to help develop regional solutions to global problems and challenges? In this multidisciplinary study programme, one of the goals is to educate and develop leaders who understand this dynamic. The knowledge you acquire during this education will enable you to lead change and development work within sustainable blue and green value creation. Exchange is a natural part of developing an understanding of global perspectives, and this programme also provides you with a golden opportunity to gain international experience. Either through regular student exchange at one of Nord's many partner universities or participation in our forward-looking partnership programme in the world metro of Shanghai.

The programme is also suitable for non-economists. It has session-based teaching with a lot of activity and interaction. Among other things, the students will participate in the Nordic's largest international student conference (High North Dialogue), which is held annually at Nord University.

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 studies. The following requirements for the combination of subjects applies: specialisation with at least 90 ECTS within business and administrative subjects, or social sciences subjects with the following minimum requirement of content:

a minimum of 20 ECTS in organisational or management subjects

a minimum of 5 ECTS within social science methodology

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.

Learn how to apply

APPLICATION DEADLINES

December 1 Local admission for non-European Union/EEA citizens

April 1 Local admission for European Union/EEA citizens

April 15 Local admission for applicants with Norwegian education (refer to information about admission to Norwegian-taught programmes)

NB We do not review qualifications or applications prior to the applicable deadlines. Applications submitted after the applicable deadlines will not be considered.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

The candidate:

  • Has advanced broad and in-depth knowledge of central scientific theories, concepts, and models in global management and how leaders, employees and the community actively can participate in development and growth
  • Has in-depth knowledge of perspectives in management, entrepreneurship and technological development on business, community and institutional levels in a framework of social, economic and ecological sustainability.
  • Has in-depth knowledge about how environmental, social, economic and geopolitical aspects affect the energy sector and how circular value chains can contribute to sustainable development both in a Norwegian and international perspective.
  • Holds in-depth knowledge about philosophy of science, social science research traditions, methodological approach and research ethical norms.
  • Has insight into relevant and current international research literature and can use it on new phenomena and issues in the field of global management.
  • Has in-depth knowledge about global challenges and how multidisciplinary perspective, multicultural insight and value-reflected assessments can contribute to solve challenges in a holistic way through local and regional measures.

Skills

The candidate:

  • Can through multidisciplinary understanding, critical reflection and analysis of information and information sources develop creative solution propositions to complex issues for businesses, organisations and public administration.
  • Has the ability to put global and local perspectives in connection to one another, and contribute in processes for higher understanding of how a constructive collaboration between the environment, culture, technological development, society and business aspects depend on ethical assessments and decisions.
  • Has in-depth understanding of how proactive and balanced long-term solutions for sustainable development can minimize the underlying causes of ecological, cultural and economic crisis.
  • Has the ability to analyse and holistically assess issues based on relevant theory and empirical data, and assess suitable research methods.
  • Can carry out, produce and disseminate an independent, limited research project under supervision and in line with research ethical norms.

General competence

The candidate:

  • Has the ability to reflect and be critical of established truths and own experiences from international cultural diversity, and is ethically aware of their role in the local and global community.
  • Can contribute to see both the whole and the parts, and stay focused in change- and development work with sustainable blue and green value creation, based on a balanced understanding of what can be valuable from a business, environmental and social perspective.
  • Can make use of acquired knowledge and relevant international research literature and contribute in the public debate about how the interaction between politics, business, public administration and civil society drives and contributes in processes towards viable and sustainable societies.
  • Can apply acquired qualities such as multidisciplinary understanding, creative thinking and entrepreneurial ingenuity in both local, national and international issues, and in new areas of application.

Job opportunities

This degree qualifies students to hold a wide range of positions in organisations and business and public administration. Graduates may, for example, be relevant to positions as a leader or advisory consultants within CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), business ethics and corporate social responsibility, and strategic planning and market analysis. They may also be relevant for positions as an adviser in the energy sector, as a supervisor in supervisory and control work, or as a consultant and leader in social and sustainable development - at business and social development actors at various levels.

During the study programme period, several Norwegian and foreign companies will visit the Business School that wants to recruit potential employees among the students.

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

The study programme gives you a golden opportunity to gain international experience. In the third semester, you can attend regular student exchange at one of Nord's many partnership universities, or participate in our partnership programme in the world metropolises Moscow and Shanghai.

Teaching sessions

The study programme is session-based.

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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