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NHH Norwegian School of Economics



NHH offers eight distinctive master specialisations in English to international degree students. All specialisations lead to the degree MSc in Economics and Business Administration (MScEBA). They share the same basic structure, allowing you to specialise in your chosen field as well as gaining a broader expertise by selecting elective courses from other business-related areas.

The Master programme in Economics and Business Administration is a two-year programme (120 ECTS):

  • Courses - 90 ECTS
  • Master thesis - 30 ECTS

The course requirements consist of:

  • Courses in the major - 45 ECTS
  • Elective courses - 45 ECTS

The MSc programme has ten specialisations, of which eight are offered in English to international degree students:

The Master programme provides the candidates with a solid foundation for working as experts, consultants or managers in a wide range of sectors. The candidates will be well prepared to proceed to a PhD programme in Norway or abroad.

Upon completion of the programme, the candidates shall:


  • have developed solid competence in empirical methods
  • have an in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of relevant theories and empirics within economics and business administration
  • have broad insight in relevant national and international challenges and be able to apply knowledge to new areas


  • be capable of updating themselves and applying new knowledge throughout their career
  • have developed good analytical skills
  • have learned to work independently with advanced problems

  • General competence

    • be able to communicate with both specialists and non-specialists about their academic field
    • have acquired a knowledge of and the ability to reflect upon and take into consideration ethical issues and social responsibility
    • have a solid basis for operating professionally in an international setting
    • be able to contribute to innovation and entrepreneurship


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      English language requirements

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