Admission requirements

Master of Science in Business

This page outlines the specific admission requirements for this programme.

In addition, you must meet the general requirements for Master of Science.


1.1 Undergraduate degree
A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in the field of business administration, finance, or economics. A minimum of 90 ECTS must be comprised of credits from each of the following areas: business economics, methodology, economics and administration.

1.2 The Bachelor’s degree must include the following foundation courses: 

  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics or Econometrics
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • And a minimum of two administration and management courses within marketing, organisational management, strategy, etc.

1.3 Some applicants may qualify for a one-year-add-on-programme
Candidates applying with a four-year Siviløkonom degree may seek admission to a 4 +1 model of the programme and will be individually assessed for admission.



In addition to the admission requirements for all MSc degree programmes, the following requirements must be met:

  • a minimum grade of C in courses of particular relevance to the MSc programme: Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or Econometrics, Accounting and Finance.

Please note:
The admission requirements above are minimum requirements. We recommend that applicants have more knowledge in the areas of methodology, economics, and within the field of the chosen major.



Depending on the applicant’s educational background, s/he may be eligible for the Norwegian title ‘Siviløkonom’ upon graduation with the MSc in Business degree. The bachelor’s degree must meet the course requirements prescribed by the UHR (The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions). For more information, please see the Siviløkonom Title page.

Grades are posted using the ECTS scale.

Last updated 4 February 2021