Eligibility for the Siviløkonom title
Depending on your educational background, you may be eligible for the Norwegian title ‘Siviløkonom’ upon graduation from the Master in Business.
Your educational background must meet the requirements set by the UHR (The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions). It is the combination of courses that make a graduate eligible for the credential.
Undergraduate Degree Requirement
- Completed bachelor degree (or equivalent)
- 120 ECTS (equivalent to 2 years) of the bachelor’s degree must be within coursework related to business administration and economics.
Students who meet the requirements set by UHR for their undergraduate studies and who successfully complete the academic requirements for the MSc in Business programme will have the title ‘Siviløkonom’ (Civil Economist) noted on their final diploma.
The bachelor-level courses must consist of 120 ECTS (or equivalent)* Minimum courses for applicants with an international degree Minimum to count in the requirement of 120 ECTS (or equivalent) Maximum to count in the requirement of 120 ECTS (or equivalent) Economics 2 courses 15 30 Methodology 2 courses 20 30 Business Economics 4 courses 30 45 Administration and Management 4 courses 30 45 Ethics, CSR and Sustainability 1 course 7,5 15
*International bachelor degrees are not always directly comparable to Norwegian bachelor programmes regarding their structure and academic credits. There must therefore be adequate space to provide an individual assessment regarding the candidate’s overall academic performance and rigor can satisfy the learning outcomes necessary for the Bachelor's part of the Civil Economist degree.
If you have a Norwegian bachelor degree, there are specific requirements to what courses you must take. The information below can also be found on our Norwegian pages.
The following subjects must be included in the bachelor degree:
· Research methodology
· Financial management
· Finance and investment
Operations and strategic Management:
· Organisational theory and management
Ethics, CSR and Sustainability
Ethics, CSR and sustainability can be integrated over several courses.
Applicants who do not have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and do not have an Ethics course as a separate course, must provide documentation from the degree-awarding institution regarding how the 7,5 academic credit requirement is met in other subjects. If the institution cannot provide such documentation, you must have taken Ethics as a separate course with a minimum of 7,5 ECTS credits. All other requirements asides from Ethics, CSR and Sustainability must be fulfilled within individual courses (a course in statistics for example can only fulfill the minimum point requirement for methodology and not be split over several subject areas).
The bachelor-level courses must consist of 120 ECTS Minimum to count in the requirement of 120 ECTS Maximum to count in the requirement of 120 ECTS Economics 15 30 Methodology 20 30 Business Economics 30 45 Administration and Management 30 45 Ethics, CSR and Sustainability 7,5 15
If you have attained a Bachelor’s degree within Economics and Administration (BØA – Bachelor i økonomi og administrasjon) from a Norwegian institute of higher education, you will satisfy the academic criteria in the table above.
Last updated 30 March 2023