Master of Science in Business

Siviløkonom Title

What is the Siviløkonom title?

The “Siviløkonom” title is a well-established and recognised professional qualification in business and industry in Norway which indicates a high level of education in business studies.

Eligibility for the Siviløkonom title

Depending on the applicant’s educational background, s/he may be eligible for the Norwegian title ‘Siviløkonom’ upon graduation from the MSc in Business programme. The bachelor’s degree must meet the course requirements prescribed by the NRØA (National Council for Economic and Administrative Studies). It is the combination of courses in the bachelor’s degree and the courses in BI’s MSc in Business programme that make a graduate eligible for the credential.

Undergraduate degree requirements

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.

The bachelor’s degree must meet the NRØA (National Council for Economic and Administrative Studies) course requirements. The NRØA course requirements are as follows:

  • Economics: A minimum of 15 ECTS credits e.g. Micro and Macro
  • Methodology: A minimum of 20 ECTS credits e.g. Mathematics, Econometrics
  • Business Economics: A minimum of 30 ECTS credits e.g. Finance, Accounting
  • Administration and Management: A minimum of 25 ECTS credits e.g. Management, Strategy, Marketing

To meet the requirements set by NRØA, courses cannot overlap and must demonstrate academic progression.

These course requirements were adopted by NRØA on October 17, 2011 as a recommended plan for higher education institutions to design curriculum for bachelor’s degrees in business administration.

Master’s graduation

Students who meet the requirements set by NRØA for their undergraduate studies and who successfully complete the academic requirements for the MSc in Business programme will have the Siviløkonom title noted on their final diploma.